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11/2/2009
Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sale 11 February 2009
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (February, 11th) sold 2,209 store sheep of all classes.  Lambs (1,680) averaged 51.24 and sold to 78 gross for Texels from Fairmuir Road, Muir of Ord.  
11/2/2009
Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sale 11 February 2009
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (February, 11th) sold 2,209 store sheep of all classes.  Lambs (1,680) averaged 51.24 and sold to 78 gross for Texels from Fairmuir Road, Muir of Ord.  
10/2/2009
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 10 February 2009
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (February, 10th) sold 70 prime cattle.  Prime bullocks (41) averaged 168.7p (+3.4p) and sold to 180p per kg and 1,177.35 gross.  
10/2/2009
Reassurance No Immediate Threat To Caithness & Sutherland Fire Services
Highlands and Islands Labour MSPs have secured reassurances that there is no immediate threat to Caithness and Sutherland fire services, following a vote in the European Parliament.   The MSPs have visited fire stations and been in discussions with the Fire Brigade Union and the Fire Master for the Highlands and Islands and have also been in touch with Euro MEP, Catherine Stihler and UK Government Minister, Scottish Secretary, Jim Murphy MP.  
10/2/2009
Council to offer businesses City roundabout sponsorship deals
Members of The Highland Council's Inverness City Committee have given the final go ahead for a sponsorship scheme of the City's roundabouts.   Five roundabouts within Inverness will soon be advertised by the Council and interested businesses can bid for the right to sponsor the landscaping on each roundabout.  
Caithness Primary School Pupils Are Healthy Highlanders
Pupils at a Caithness primary school have been named as the winners of a competition to celebrate Healthy Highland Week in which they had to suggest healthy alternatives to sweets as rewards.   Members of SNAG, the School's Nutrition Action Group, at South Primary School in Wick were presented with a cheque for the school on Wednesday (February 4) for coming up with the best ideas in the competition organised by NHS Highland.  
6/2/2009
Highland BlindCraft - High Quality Beds and FurnitureThumbnail for article : Highland BlindCraft - High Quality Beds and Furniture
Would like you help Highland BlindCraft? Easy - Just help boost their sales by checking out the high quality beds and other furniture.   A difficult trading year by the company that manufactures and sells high quality beds and furniture has resulted in a loss last year.  
5/2/2009
Staff Presented With Top Toilet AwardsThumbnail for article : Staff Presented With Top Toilet Awards
Following The Highland Council's success at the Loo of the Year Awards, staff from the Education, Culture and Sport service who are responsible for looking after the award winning toilets were presented with their certificates at a special ceremony in Inverness held on Tuesday 3rd February 2009' Mike Burton, Managing Director of Albany Washroom Services who sponsor the Awards travelled to Inverness to make the presentation.  He congratulated everyone involved for the superb results and said: "It is obvious that Highland Council has galvanised an enthusiastic team of motivated cleasing personnel and management that take tremendous pride in the standards of the toilets that they maintain.  
5/2/2009
Highland Council Administration Recommends Council Tax Freeze
A freeze in the Council Tax is being recommended by the Independent/Liberal Democrat/Labour Administration of The Highland Council when the Council holds a special meeting on Thursday 12 February to confirm the 2009/10 Council Tax levels.   The tax is set to remain at the 2008/9 level and deliver a revenue budget for 2009/10 of 598 million.  
5/2/2009
Bad Weather Closes 63 Highland schools - But Not In Caithness
A total of 63 schools in Highland were closed or partially closed today (Thursday 5 February 2009) as a result of the adverse weather.  This involved 48 primary schools, 10 secondary schools, one school for pupils with additional support needs and four nursery units.  
5/2/2009
"Mind Your Own Business" - FREE Training
This training programme was commissioned by the Community Land Unit of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.   This training programme will be delivered in Lybster.  
5/2/2009
BUDGET FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY PASSES SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT
The second budget of this Scottish Government has been passed by Parliament, securing vital public spending at a time when the economy needs it most.   John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth said the vote in favour of the spending plans would ensure a massive investment programme across Scotland would go ahead, keeping the economy moving and supporting nearly 5,000 jobs.  
4/2/2009
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 4 Feb 2009
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (February, 4th) sold 227 store cattle and 50 OTM cattle.  Bullocks (110) averaged 172.6p and sold to 218.9p per kg and 935 gross.  
3/2/2009
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 3 Feb 2009
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (February, 3rd) sold 74 prime cattle.  Prime bullocks (33) averaged 165.3p (-1.3p) and sold to 173p per kg and 1,164.40 gross.  
Give Mother Something Different This YearThumbnail for article : Give Mother Something Different This Year
Mothers Day is on Sunday 22nd March in 2009 so there is plenty of time to think about how to give something different.   Flowers and chocolates are great but is there something she has always wanted to do but never had the time or just never got round to it.  
1/2/2009
2008 Scottish Farm Income EstimatesThumbnail for article : 2008 Scottish Farm Income Estimates
Scotland's Chief Statistician has published the Aggregate Estimates for Total Income from Farming (TIFF) for 2008 and the Estimates of Average Net Farm Income (NFI) for 2007-08.   The statistics show that total income from farming decreased by 11.9 million in 2008 to 629.6 million, a fall of 1.8 per cent over the previous year before inflation is taken into account.  
1/2/2009
Marine Renewables Masterplan
The massive economic potential of marine renewable energy in the North of Scotland will be mapped out for the first time.   The Scottish Government has commissioned a Marine Spatial Plan for the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters.  
31/1/2009
Death of Highland Councillor Jimmy MacDonald
Long serving Highland Councillor for Inverness, Jimmy MacDonald, has died after a long illness at the age of 60.   A native Gaelic speaker from Baleshare in North Uist, Councillor MacDonald joined local government in 1986 when he was elected to the former Highland Regional Council.  
30/1/2009
300,000 Invested in Thurso Precinct
The Highland Council has agreed to accelerate its spending on the facelift of Thurso pedestrian precinct to complete the 300,000 project by Easter.   The six-week first phase of the reconstruction of the pedestrian-friendly area was completed at the end of last year.  
29/1/2009
Support To Continue For Highland Social Enterprise Waste Projects
In recognition of the valuable work Social Enterprise companies in the Highlands do in diverting waste from landfill sites, The Highland Council has confirmed its continued support by allocating over 1.1 million of grant funding for the next two years.   In Highland currently 7 groups receive grant funding based on an agreed amount for every tonne recycled plus the equivalent waste disposal cost for every tonne recycled.