Road closures in Sutherland and Ross-shire
26th June 2019
Several road closures are required for Network Rail, British Telecom and Muir of Ord Gala.
Network Rail maintenance works will require the U3103 Dunrobin Glen Road for 100m either side of Golspie Tower Rail Bridge to be closed from 08:00 on Monday 01/07/2019 until 22:00 on Wednesday 10/07/2019
To avoid the road closure an alternative route will be available via - U3116 Sibell Road, A9 Trunk Road, U3140 Nursery Road and the U3166 Backies Road.
To allow British Telecom Engineers to work safely in an underground structure, all traffic apart from emergency services will be prohibited from a section of the U1891 Kildary-Brenachie Road from the entrance to the property know as ‘Morven' to a point northward of the property known as ‘White Lodge' for a distance of around 200 metres.
This road closure will come into force at 09.30 on Monday 29th July 2019 and will remain in effect until 15:30 on Wednesday 31st July 2019.
An alternative route will be available via the C1059 Pitmaduthie - Heathmount - Tain Road - U1885 Newfield Logie Road - A9(Trunk) and this will be signed. Pedestrian and emergency access will always be maintained.
Muir of Ord Gala will also require a road closure of the A862 Ardullie - Dingwall - Beauly - Inverness Road commencing at its junction with the A832 Cromarty - Fortrose - Tore - Muir - Ord - Moy Bridge Road and extending southwards to its junction with the U3001 Tarradale Gardens, for approximately 450m from 18:00 on Saturday 27th July 2019 and will remain in force until 20:30 on the same day. Pedestrian and emergency access will always be maintained.
An alternative route will be available via the B9169 Muir of Ord - Leanaig - Culbokie - Shoreton Road & the A832 Cromarty - Fortrose - Tore - Muir - Ord - Moy Bridge Road and this will be signed.
One hundred and seventeen (117) probationer teachers were recently welcomed to Highland at an Induction course held at Millburn Academy in Inverness. The probationer teachers' induction day is the first of a number of professional learning events throughout the year specifically arranged to support probationer teacher induction and their ongoing professional learning.
Measures to be put in place to cut down amount of construction and demolition waste collected at Household Waste Recycling Centres. The Highland Council will be putting measures in place to restrict the amount of construction and demolition waste bought to its network of 21 Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Highland Council today (15 August 2019) launched a consultation on a potential Highland Transient Visitor Levy. The Council has not yet made a decision on whether to implement a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL), also known as a Tourist Tax.
The Highland Council is warning the public of the presence of an algal bloom at Loch Watten, Caithness, following an examination of sample water on Monday (12/08/19). As a precautionary measure, environmental health have posted notices next to the water body, warning that contact with the algal scum or material should be avoided.
An officer in the Highland Council's Trading Standards team has won a UK award for her work on anti-counterfeiting and protecting consumers. Lynn Foster was presented with the Dave Hankinson Memorial Award for Individual Excellence by Phil Lewis, Director General of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).
IoT Scotland has welcomed its first customer after The Highland Council selected the open access network to provide IoT connectivity for an innovative and transformational water monitoring contract. The Highland Council awarded a three-year contract to Dundee-based IoT Scotland partner M2M Cloud to roll out their Neptune water-monitoring sensor technology to over one hundred buildings across their estate.
The Highland Council, in partnership with Adaptation Scotland, have launched a survey asking local communities and businesses to share their experiences about how they have been affected by severe weather and climate change over the past few years. While the impacts of climate change and extreme weather are already being felt across the Highlands, from damage to infrastructure, to disruption of vital services and a shift in growing seasons, more information is needed about how local communities and businesses are being affected.
Highland S4 pupils have recorded excellent levels of National 5 awards with 45% pupils in S5 achieving 5 National 5s - an increase of 6% since 2015 and an increase of 2.5 % compared to last year. There has also been a significant increase (8%) in the number of passes in Higher English - 94% passed this year compared to 86% last year.
As part of The Highland Council's re-design, the Council has made three appointments to new posts of Executive Chief Officer. Taking up appointment on 13 August 2019 is Liz Denovan , Executive Chief Officer - Resources and Finance; Carron McDiarmid, Executive Chief Officer - Customer and Communities takes up post in September and Lesley Weber starts on 25 September as Executive Chief Officer - Health and Social Care.
Highland Council's Environmental Health team have identified raised levels of naturally occurring algal toxins following routine monitoring in coastal waters at Loch Glencoul, Kylesku area. Eating shellfish such as cockles, mussels, oysters or razor fish from these areas may pose a health risk arising from the consumption of these algal toxins.
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