DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 14th) sold 54 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (21) averaged 160.5p (-2.8p) and sold to 172p per kg and £1,097.25 gross.
The Scottish Government launched a new on-line contract advertising portal, Public Contracts Scotland www.publiccontractsscotland.co.uk on 1st October 2008. This free service will be available to all Scottish public sector organisations and will be used as a one-stop-shop to publish contract opportunities.
COMMUNITIES IN HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS URGED TO APPLY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING Rural community groups in Highlands and Islands are invited to come forward to apply for funding to support and grow the rural economy, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead said today. A total of £19.2 million 'convergance' funding for regional development has been awarded to seven Local Actions Groups (LAGs) in the Highlands and Islands in recognition of its previous status as a disadvantaged and remote area.
Scotland's biggest manufacturer of gold and silver jewellery is marking the run up to Christmas by launching eight new collections and opening two new stores. Ortak has recorded sales of just under £5 million since January, a 9.7% increase compared to the same period last year.
Relight your business spark and fire your business forward Fusion, the organisation which encourages entrepreneurship in the Highlands and Islands, is hosting its annual conference "Light Your Fire" 2008 at Aviemore Highland Resort on 20th and 21st November 2008 and welcomes Scotland's "curry king", Dr Charan Gill MBE, as keynote speaker. The two day networking event aims to inspire, encourage and support Highlands and Islands businesses into generating new innovative business ideas.
With continuing exceptional instability in the global financial markets, the Government is today taking decisive action, by implementing the comprehensive set of measures it announced on 8 October, to make commercial investments in UK banks and building societies to help stabilise their position and support the long term strength of the economy. The overall aim of these measures is to support stability in the financial system; to protect ordinary savers, depositors, businesses and borrowers; and to safeguard the interests of the taxpayer.
a talking point for teenagers in the Highlands and Islands An innovative project by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is helping pupils across Scotland to gain a better understanding and awareness of renewable energy. More than 120 S1 & S3 students from 25 schools across the Highlands and Islands are putting their talking skills to the test in The Big Green Challenge debating competition.
The Highland Council has invested in a new vehicle and crew to expand the recycling routes in the far north. Caithness will be the first area in the Highlands to receive the Council's new kerbside recycling collection for rural areas.
Would you like to get a portrait of your child or children, or get that photo of family or friends that you've talked about? If so, book a sitting with Angus at the Portland Arms Hotel, Lybster on Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th October. Introductory sitting fee is only £40, and includes a 12"x8" print, with images available to view on-line, and additional prints in various sizes starting at only £5 for a 9"x6".
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 10th) sold 4,487 breeding ewes and lambs at their annual Blackface & Cross ewes, gimmers, ewe lambs sale. Blackface ewes (2,781) sold to £92 gross for correct ewes from Lairgandour, Daviot.
Dingwall, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 10th) sold 138 Blackface rams at their PK Nutrition sponsored show and sale. The judge, Mr J.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., held a special sale of 1890 store lambs on behalf of Lewis Livestock Producers. Lambs (1890) sold to £53.50 gross for Texel crosses from High Borve, Isle of Lewis.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 8th) sold 676 store cattle and 32 OTM cattle at their show and sale of weaned calves and yearlings with Aberdeen Angus section. The judge, Mr Tom Henderson, Udale, Poyntzfield, awarded the champion to a 400kg Limousin bullock from Messrs W.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 7th) sold 63 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (30) averaged 163.3p (+4.3p) and sold to 173p per kg and £1,236.70 gross.
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 8th) sold 2301 sheep of all classes. Lambs (1602) averaged £20.25 per head and sold to £50.50 gross for Crosses from Blargie Farm, Laggan.
STORNOWAY, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 7th) sold 1,578 sheep of all classes. Store lambs (1,014) sold to £36 gross for Suffolk crosses from No.
PORTREE, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October 6th) sold 2,874 store lambs and ewes. Lambs (1,277) averaged £17.27 and sold to £36 per head for Cheviots from No.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 3rd) sold 8,351 store lambs. Lambs (8,351) averaged £29.79 and sold to £60 gross for Texel crosses from Woodlands, Dingwall.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 1st) sold 574 store cattle and 23 OTM cattle at their show and sale of weaned calves and yearlings, sponsored by Ian Roger Haulage, Keith. The judge, Mr G.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 30th) sold 50 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (14) averaged 159p (-4.1p) and sold to 169p per kg and £1,237.50 gross.