LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (24th September 2007) sold 3,208 sheep of all classes including 70 breeding rams. Lambs (2,786) averaged £21.67 to a top of £37 gross for Texel crosses from No.
The first grant assisted project under the £1.5 M Historic Scotland award to The Highland Council for work within the Pulteneytown Outstanding Conservation Area, in Wick has recently been completed. Timber sash and case windows and a six panel timber door have been re-introduced into a listed building at 15 Argyle Square and already the owners have been applauded by members of the public for the enhancement this has made to this historic square.
An employer-led proposal has won government approval from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) for the creation of a National Skills Academy for Nuclear. The announcement made by the Skills Minister David Lammy, 24th September 2007, follows the evaluation of a detailed business plan which was submitted to the DIUS in May 2007.
North Highland Products, the fastest growing food and drink Company in Scotland, scooped the prestigious Excellence Award at this year's Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards, held in Inverness on Friday. Commenting on the Award, viewed by the industry as public recognition of the company's achievements, Danny Miller, Chairman, said, "It is indeed an honour to be selected, particularly as we have been chosen by the judges from all the entries, in all categories." "It is a fantastic achievement for a company that has been operating for just two years, in which time we have succeeded in returning profits to our producers and our partners in the supply chain," he added.
Local award winning professional photographer John Baikie will be running a workshop aimed at improving the standard of portrait photography by amateurs. The photography workshop will be held on Saturday 13th October and will feature on photographing people.
Martina Cross 2008 Caithness & Sutherland Calendar is the best yet. Martina Cross had a sell out of her 2007 Caithness & Sutherland Calendar so if you want one for yourself or as a present get your order in soon.
Management from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine have spent this week at Dounreay learning how Britain is decommissioning its fast reactor programme. The primary interest of the delegation has been to share and compare the experience of Chernobyl in managing the change from reactor operations to decommissioning.
REACTOR CLEAN-UP TEAM REACH SAFETY MILESTONE Safety and environmental performance is a way of life for staff and contractors working at Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR). They have clocked up a thousand days without a lost time accident - a commendable achievement given the enormous range of decommissioning work undertaken at the plant and the mix of companies involved.
Shutting down and cleaning up the fast reactor experiment at Dounreay forms a large part of the economy in the north Highlands. It is worth an estimated £80 million a year to Caithness and north Sutherland and accounts for one in every five jobs locally.
A third of all employment in the Caithness region remains dependent on the decommissioning activities at Dounreay Nuclear Plant, according to new research. That is one of the findings of Dr Holger Bergmann, who gave a keynote presentation at the 'Caithness - Beyond Dounreay' conference in Thurso on Friday 14th September 2007.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 13th) sold 3,335 lambs at their specially licenced sale of animals lairaged on site before restrictions were imposed. Store lambs (2,509) averaged £26.17 and sold to £39.80 for Texel crosses from No.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 12th) sold 189 store cattle. Bullocks (89) averaged 118.5p per kg and sold to 135p for 307kg Limousins from Garthbeg Farms, Gorthleck, and £640 gross for a 515kg Limousin from Dalchork, Lairg.
Many locals know Pentland Lodge House as "The Haunted House" from when the Rotary Club used it to frighten children at Halloween. Now guests get a much friendlier welcome at this newly opened, four-star, guest house.
The search to find the most enterprising student in the Highlands and Islands concludes this week at the Shell STEP final in Inverness. Students will battle it out on Wednesday 12 September at Cowan House - the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) head office in Inverness.
The First Lochmaddy sale of the season : Scottish Blackface Lamb LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 5th) sold 2,367 store lambs. Lambs sold to a top of £42.50 gross for Texel crosses from No.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (August 30th) sold 8,257 store lambs and four wedders at their annual district sale. Ewe lambs (1,974) averaged £24.88 and sold to £38 gross for Cheviots from No.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 6th) sold 5,495 store, breeding and feeding sheep. Charolais cross (65) averaged £35.32 and sold to £41 gross from Achtuie, Drumnadrochit.
QUOYBRAE, Aberdeen & Northern Marts (3rd September) sold 6,133 Store Lambs at the re-sheduled first combined sale from Dunbeath, Bettyhill, Forsinard and North West Sutherland areas. Overall average was £29.06 showing a decrease of £2.05 from Dunbeath & Bettyhill areas and a decrease of £1.24 on all other areas from last year.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 5th) sold 32 prime cattle and 405 prime sheep. Prime bullocks (15) averaged 128.5p (+4.4p) and sold to 139p per kg for a 640kg Charolais cross from Balchraggan, Dores, and £897.60 gross for a 660kg Charolais cross from Udale, Poyntzfield, both to John M Munro Ltd., Dingwall.
PORTREE, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (3 September 2007) sold 4,188 store lambs. Lambs sold to a top of £40.50 for Texel crosses from No.