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21/10/2014
Notification of disruption to roads in Highlands and Islands during severe weather
Police and partners wish to provide a further update in relation to disruption on the region's roads in the current spate of adverse weather.   The Skye Bridge is currently closed to all vehicles due to high winds.  
21/10/2014
1 in 7 would rather endure a divorce than take a trip to the dentistThumbnail for article : 1 in 7 would rather endure a divorce than take a trip to the dentist
● Men avoid the dentist for fear of being scolded about their dental health and worry about the cost.   ● Those in Scotland more than twice as likely to find the dentist stressful than Londoners.  
21/10/2014
MSP Welcomes Increase in HVG Speed Limit
Highlands & Islands (Labour) MSP and road safety campaigner, David Stewart, is delighted that an increase in HGV speeds on the A9, which he campaigned for, is to commence on the 28th of this month.   Speaking today he said " Back in December 2012, I was asked by local HGV drivers to help them campaign for an increase in the HGV speed on the A9, from 40mph to 50mph.  
21/10/2014
Highland Council Leadership backs calls for fairer electricity charges in Highlands and Islands
The Leadership of Highland Council has turned up the heat on OFGEM and called for action against unfair surcharges which make electricity costs higher for consumers in the Highlands and Islands.   The Highland Council Administration is responding in support of action being taken by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and will be writing to OFGEM to call for fairer energy charges in the Highlands and Islands.  
21/10/2014
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 21 October 2014
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 21st) sold 55 prime cattle.  Prime bullocks (21) averaged 214.3p (-3.7p) and sold to 226p per kg and £1,568.25 gross.  
20/10/2014
Mojo Maritime and James Fisher Marine Services Ready For Meygen's Inner Sound Tidal ProjectThumbnail for article : Mojo Maritime and James Fisher Marine Services Ready For Meygen's Inner Sound Tidal Project
Mojo Maritime has signed a contract with James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) which will see them provide significant marine operational and engineering expertise to the construction phase of the MeyGen Inner Sound tidal project.   Over the next two years, Mojo will work closely with JFMS carrying out the detailed design, planning and execution of the subsea cable, foundation and turbine installation.  
20/10/2014
Meygen Returns To Caithness To Update Locals On Progress
MeyGen Ltd's Chief Executive Officer Mr Dan Pearson to speak in public about progress with its Marine Power Station on 22nd October 2014.   Mr Dan Pearson, the Chief Executive Officer of MeyGen Ltd, is to address folk in North East Caithness from the platform at Mey Village Hall, in NE Caithness, on the evening of Wednesday October 22nd at 7:30 pm.  
Stay Safe On The Roads This WinterThumbnail for article : Stay Safe On The Roads This Winter
Police Scotland advises motorists to be prepared for bad road conditions.   Prepare for the winter by keeping your vehicle well maintained before you take to the road.  
20/10/2014
Shell Springboard Competition Open For New Low Carbon Ideas
Shell Springboard is now open for applications from the UK's most innovative low-carbon entrepreneurs.   Shell is calling on SMEs with big ideas on reducing carbon emissions to enter Shell Springboard for the chance to win a no strings attached cash award.  
18/10/2014
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 17 October 2014
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 17th) sold 5,242 store sheep.  Lambs (3,727) averaged £47.70 and sold to £80 gross for Blackfaces from 2 Camusterrach, Applecross.  
Phil Anderson Financial Services
Phil Anderson Financial Services joins national award scheme recognising the best independent mortgage brokers in the UK.   Phil Anderson Financial Services, the Caithness based financial advisers has entered the Best Independent Mortgage Broker category in The ESTAS, the largest award scheme in the UK residential property market.  
16/10/2014
Pentland Firth Features In Total World Energy MagazineThumbnail for article : Pentland Firth Features In Total World Energy Magazine
An interesting, well-written article featuring an interview here with Tim Cornelius, Aussie boss of Atlantic Resources plc is featured n the October 2014 edition of Total World Energy (Atlantic Resources are 86% owners of MeyGen Ltd).   The article includes a discussion on its Inner Sound plans.  
16/10/2014
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 15 October 2014
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 15th) sold 1641 weaned calves at their second annual district ballot show and sale.  The judge, Mr I.  
Serco NorthLink Ferries Welcomes 2015 BookingsThumbnail for article : Serco NorthLink Ferries Welcomes 2015 Bookings
Serco NorthLink Ferries is accepting bookings for travel to and from the Northern Isles for next year.   Stuart Garrett, Managing Director at Serco NorthLink Ferries, said: "As ever, the year ahead is set to include a number of exciting events for both Orkney and Shetland, from live traditional music festivals to midsummer celebrations.  
15/10/2014
Your right to know all about your car before purchase
If either of the statements, ‘I wish I'd been told about that before I bought my car’ or ‘the car salesman failed to tell me about this...’ sounds familiar - then read on.   The Highland Council’s Trading Standards team is today launching an online Used Car Buying Survey in conjunction with Trading Standards authorities across the North of Scotland.  
15/10/2014
Operation Respect - Metal Detection System
Operation Respect is an ongoing multi-agency partnership initiative which aims to reduce street violence, disorder and incidents linked to licensed premises.  Working with key partners in order to make our streets safer and to reduce the risk to the public.  
15/10/2014
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 14 October 2014
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 14th) sold 32 prime cattle.  Prime bullocks (11) averaged 218p (-0.3p) and sold to 225p per kg and £1,586.85 gross.  
Thousands more Highland homes in line for superfast broadband
More than 15,000 homes and businesses across Highland will benefit from the next phase of fibre broadband roll-out, as part of the £146m Digital Highlands and Islands project.   Work over the next six months will bring next generation broadband to 15 new communities in the Highlands and Islands, and roll-out is extending into Caithness for the first time.  
Police Scotland welcomes nineteen new recruits to Highland and Islands DivisionThumbnail for article : Police Scotland welcomes nineteen new recruits to Highland and Islands Division
As of Friday 10 October 2014, nineteen new Police Scotland recruits will be completing their final week of training at the Highland and Islands Division Police Headquarters in Inverness.  The recruits have spent 12 weeks at the Scottish Police College in Tulliallan, undertaking intense training in variety of areas including learning general policing duties, legislation, traffic management and undertaking physical fitness assessment.  
9/10/2014
Finalists For Tourism Awards - highlands & Islands
The finalists for the 2014 Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards have been revealed, please click here for the full list.  Winners will be announced at the HITA ceremony and gala dinner at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness on Friday 7 November 2014.