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First Scottish taxes in 300 years - New Scottish Tax Office - Revenue Scotland

Several New Jobs/Vacancies Added

Whats On Section Growing Fast With Easter Events - Is your event listed?
Afternoon tea, childrens and family events, walks and talks have boosted the total events to 599 today.  Will your take us over 600.  Make sure your event is listed as soon as possible to get maximum free coverage.  Remember the "Whats on" listing shows every day on many pages over and the business, arts and sports section.  Then they move out into Facebook and Twitter every day to remind everyone of an event.  
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Citizen Science In Scotland's Seas - The Seasearch Scheme  - Calling All Divers
Seaserch Taslk At Environmental Research Institute, Thurso 7 April 2015The talk will be TUESDAY 7th of April, at 17:30 at the Environmental Research Institute, Castle street, Thurso. Dr. Joanne Porter, from Heriot-Watt University, will be talking about "Citizen science in Scotland's seas at the Seasearch scheme". Seasearch is a project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest in what they're seeing under water, want to learn more and want to help protect the marine environment around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.

Family Easter Treasure Hunt
Family Easter Treasure Hunt
The rangers are organising a fun day for the family hunting for treasure in the form of all kinds of eggs. Head for Geiss Farm car park near Glengolly.

Ormlie Community  - Easter Programme
Ormlie Community - Easter Programme 2015

Check out the events for children and families at Ormlie from 13th - 16th April.
Lockheed Martin for design work on 400 MW tidal project in Pentland Firth
Atlantis Resources selects Lockheed Martin for design work on 400 MW tidal project in Pentland Firth.

Operation Monarda update - campaign against bogus callers and associated doorstep crime
As part of Operation Monarda, Police Scotland's campaign against Bogus Callers and associated Doorstep Crime, officers from Police Scotland, VOSA, SEPA and Highland Council Trading Standards, carried out a high visibility operations in both Inverness and Brora last week....... This operation saw a large number of commercial vehicles being stopped and checked by officers from the various agencies. The operation aimed to combat those in our communities who use their employment/business activities to commit offences. Such activity impacts on employees, legitimate businesses, the environment and communities across the Highlands. During the operation a number of offences were detected which including road traffic offences, trading practices offences, environmental offences and benefit fraud.

Beauty students attend UK's leading beauty event in London
North Highland college Beauty Students at the ExCel in LondonBeauty Therapy students from the North Highland College UHI have recently returned from a trip to the Professional Beauty Exhibition at the ExCel in London. With more than 800 brands, including Clarins, 3D Lipo, CACI, Dermalogica, CND and OPI the exhibition houses all the different aspects of the beauty industry. The students were able to be a part of the latest launches and see this year's beauty trends first hand. The students that attended the UK's leading beauty event were, Chloe Anderson, Elly Jackson, Ashley Johnson, Emily Mahood, Courtney McIvor, Katie Moar, Chloe Pritchard, Erin Sutherland, Lauren Wilson, Susan New, Lorna Philip and Lynne Stewart along with beauty lecturers Caroline MacDonald, Carey Youngson and Kirsty Scollay.
Dounreay News
NDA sets out Dounreay clean-up tasks
Dounreay DomeThe Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the public body that owns Dounreay and funds its clean up, has published its annual business plan, setting out key tasks for the site licence company DSRL to deliver in the next 12 months.
Removal of trapped fuel elements from the Dounreay Fast Reactor
The removal of trapped fuel elements from the Dounreay Fast Reactor moved a step closer with the successful trial of bespoke equipment to lift off the top plate. Decommissioning the 50-year-old experimental reactor is one of the most technically challenging projects in the NDA estate.
NDA Sets Out SME Spending
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) estate has measured that over 21% of its spend is with SMEs. This equates to over 330 million spent out of our total annual supply chain spend of 1.7 billion.
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Paul Monaghan, SNP candidate for Caithness, Sutherland and E Ross To Meet  Voters In Wick
Meet SNP candidate for Caithness Sutherland and East Ross - Paul Monaghan
Dr Paul Monaghan will be in Wick at the Nethercliffe Hotel this Tuesday 31st March at 7pm.  Everone is welcome to go along and meet him and hear what he has to say about the election, the area and all the rest - Over to you.

Egg Decorating competition
Egg Decorating Competition 2015
Open to ages 3 to 14.  Email or post photos of the entries to Caithness Free Range Eggs Facebook page or email them to them.

Scotland week sets scene for vibrant creative industries
Wick Coastal Rowing Club Launch Second Skiff - Pulteney Lass
Wicvk coastal rowing club Launch second skiff - Pulteney LassPulteney Lass - second skiff launchedLord Lieutenant Anne Dunnet performed the official naming ceremony and launched the second skiff "Pulteney Lass" for Wick Coastal Rowing Club.   The first skiff "Spirit O' Wick" was launched and named in July 2013.  We can look forward to seeing the two skiffs being raced regularly by the several teams now formed within the club.   The members of the club have put in hundreds of hours building and completing their second skiff and even have another in their mind depending on how the club numbers increase.
Caithness CAB, Ormlie Community Association and Pulteneytown People's Project Gain Funding
Money for Caithness Community Groups197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland. Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants. Caithness CAB gained the funding' for Volunteer development and PPP for training and Ormlie Community Association for Tackling Poverty & Promoting Social Inclusion. Projects as diverse as money advice, healthy eating clubs and grow your own gardens will receive funding to tackle poverty and inequalities.

Many new items in our Business Index    Community Pages    Check Out Whats On - over 500 dates listed

Catch up fast with a few items from 'e Groat

Lambing Assitant Wanted For 3 Weeks - No Experience Needed - check out our jobs section
Easter 10K and Mini Triathlon Now Open for Entries

Castle Of Mey 10k open for entries
This 10k is a sellout every year so be sure of your entry by getting it in soon.

Fast & Furious Double Bill At Thurso Cinema
Fast and Furious 7 hits Thurso on Friday April 3rd, and we just can't wait, so we're having a midnight Caithness Premiere on Thursday night! We'll also have Fast & Furious 6 up on the big screen at 9pm before Fast 7 - you can watch the full Fast 6/7 Double Bill for just 9.90! (Student: 8.40)

Snippets From 'e Courier

Around The Ground At The Wick Academy Nairn County Game Last Saturday
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Rockwater Shield Final 2015
Rockwater Shield final 2015Steve Atkins' Bayview1 side have won the 2015 Rockwater Shield for a second time after a hard fought victory over the Queens Hotel. The team from Lybster, having previously won this knockout competition and having been strong contenders in league Division One were most people's strong favourites going in to the final against newly promoted Wick side Queens Hotel and indeed ran out 6-1 winners. Played in the Blackstairs Lounge, the match itself was, despite what the final score would suggest, a close affair. Angus MacKay got the Bayview off to a great start, taking advantage of opponent Jim Bain's unfortunate in-off foul shot, by compiling a total clearance. Each of the subsequent frames followed the same pattern where the Bayview's strong start was pegged back by some dogged play from the Queens players.

Police Warning - Businesses Watch Out For Ringing The Changes Scam
Police are appealing for information following a series of 'Ringing the Changes' scams which took place at four local Post Offices across Inverness-shire and Ross-shire on Tuesday 24th March 2015.

New old look for Dingwall business as piece of High Street history is restored
dingwall shop gets make over back to Victorian pastWith assistance of a Grant from Historic Scotland, the Mackintosh Brothers have transformed their Dingwall newsagent's premises back to its former Victorian glory and the recent work is attracting very favourable comments from the local community. No 4 High Street, Dingwall is one of a series of Victorian shop premises at the West end of the High Street. The 1970's shop front has been entirely replaced to bring it back to how it would have appeared when it was first constructed around 1880.    More Dingwall Photos       Other Highland Places

Norscot Joinery Ltd snaps up national trophy
Norstot award from Steve DavisSix-times World Snooker Champion Steve Davis presents award. Caithness and Inverness based window and door company Norscot Joinery has won a prestigious national award for customer satisfaction! Norscot's trophy comes from the respected trade organisation Network VEKA, which polled nearly 16,000 households over the year, before declaring Norscot the winner for Scotland.

Partnership agreement between North Highland College and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd
A NEW partnership agreement has been signed to develop and deliver training required at the Dounreay site during decommissioning work and help staff gain the qualifications they need to transfer to other employment sectors as the site closure progresses.

Highland Businesses warned about "Data Control" Scam
The Highland Council's Trading Standards team are warning local businesses about a scam that is currently doing the rounds and is targeting small businesses within the Highland area.
Take The Road From Lairg To Scourie
Lairg to Scourie 23 March 2015Lairg to Scourie 23 March 2015The day had very changeable weather on the road fromk Lairg to Scourie.  Sunshine, rain and even hailstones but it did not take anything away from the great views and deserted road.

Highland League Cup semi final - Wick Academy 2 Nairn County 1-  Reporter Noel Donaldson
Wick Academy 2 Nairn County 1Nairn counts the cost after Academy late show. I have a message for the Wick team heading for an historic encounter with Cove in the Cup final...please don't leave it to the dying minutes to find the net. The jangling of the Scorrie nerves was almost tangible as the the clock ticked all-too-quickly down at a packed Harmsworth Park, yesterday and it looked as if their Highland League Cup dream was slipping away. WHEN....up popped goal-getting regular, Steven Anderson, to dispel the apprehensive mood and give the fans something to shout about and cling to the hope, that, with extra time beckoning, perhaps, just maybe, it wasn't all over yet. Davie Allan didn't think so and decided to dispense with the extension to the 90 minutes, as he grabbed, arguably, one of the most important goals of his Academy career.    Photo Gallery
Fundraiser for Keiss War Memorial
Keiss War Memorial
 KEISS Community Council is hoping that a sale of work will provide the balance of funds needed to refurbish the local war memorial. The commendable fundraiser is a table-top sale in the village hall from 11am - 2pm, Sunday 22 March 2015.

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