Brigade Strikes Information
Caithness Civic Awards
HIGHLAND RURAL COMMUNITIES ASKED TO BID FOR EURO CASH
Communities and organisations in Caithness and Sutherland, Ross and
Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh, Nairn and rural Inverness areas are invited
to apply for funding now available through the European Union, North
Leader Plus Programme.
Links to the statistical tables
CHALLENGE FUND WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Three highlands and islands research projects to share £150,000
innovation prize The three winners in a major business research
competition have been confirmed as Biolitec Pharma on the Isle of
Lewis, Map Maker Ltd in Argyll, and the Agronomy Research Institute
in Orkney. They will now share a £150,000 prize to help turn their
projects into reality.
Castletown Junior Football Club Prizes
Football Club held their annual presentation disco at the weekend.
Here are the main prize-winners pictured with Castletown FC manager Jocky
Begg, who presented the prizes.
COUNCIL TO HOST TANKER SEMINAR
The Highland Council is to seek European funding to host an
international seminar next year to formulate a policy that protects
the most vulnerable countries from the threat of a major spillage
from oil tankers.
DECOMMISIONING - OPPORTUNITIES FOR ORKNEY
Dounreay nuclear plant is to be
highlighted to Orkney companies as a multi billion pound business
Old Dry Dock Sustains Major Damage
The corner of the
Old Dry dock at Wick harbour is collapsing under the constant pounding of
the last two weeks. A large section has collapsed and the corner is
ready to give way.
Emergency Landing At Wick
A British Airways
plane made an emergency landing at Wick after an engine failure.
Wick lifeboat was launched as a precaution . The plane landed
safely. But the lifeboat could not re-enter Wick harbour and went round
the coast to John O'Groats.
Lifeboat Runs Back Into Wick
Second Homes Discount
May End Soon
6000 second home owners in Highland may pay an extra £million in council
taxes when council tax discount ends.
Lupus Support Group Fundraiser A Big
The hall was packed to the door at the Royal British Legion for the first
ever fundraising dance for the Caithness Lupus Support Group. Everyone was
in high spirits as they danced the night away to the superb Kate Bain
Freshman Ceremony At Skitten
The bad weather in Caithness did not prevent the remembrance ceremonies
today at Skitten. A large crowd with members of the families of the
men who died in Operation Freshman that left from Skitten 60 years
Dunbar Hospital -
Latest On The Crisis
Green Award For
The aim of Essential Spirit is to create, from start to finish, a
handcrafted natural luxury soap, infused with energy and using fair-trade
resources and recycled packaging.
CASE Monthly Report
ENGINEERING PARTNERS TRAINING AWARD
A partnership of engineering firms from Caithness scooped a top
training award last night at the 15th National Training Awards, which took
place at the Glasgow Hilton. Overall winner in the Partnership
Category was the Caithness Engineering Training Consortium, comprising
Subsea 7 (UK), JGC Engineering and Technical Services Ltd, and D Gow and
The Sun Gets Closer To The Highlands
A major new series of holiday flights to the sun from Inverness
Airport and the first ever charter flight from Stornoway were
announced today. (Friday November 15) This tremendous boost for
holidaymakers in the Highlands and Islands comes courtesy of tour
and follows the huge success of the enterprising company’s recent
spring, summer and autumn programmes at
Caithness SWRI Celebrates 80 Years
YOUNG BRIGHT STARS SET TO TAKE PART IN
No entries yet from Caithness And Sutherland
The organisers of the challenge have had entries from all over the
highlands and islands including Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles but
none from Caithness or Sutherland. The closing date has been
extended until 22 November to allow any late entrants to get an idea in.
The initial idea need not be long and several entries in already are just
a few sentences.
HIGHLAND BABIES GET DOWN TO
New parents in Highland are being encouraged to start playing early,
through the play @ home programme. From August, every baby born in
the Highlands has received a copy of the play @ home baby book............
COMMITMENT TO FREE PERSONAL AND NURSING CARE
The Highland Council today (Wednesday) gave a total commitment to
delivering the Scottish Executive's policy of Free Personal and Nursing
Care for older people........
CONTAMINATION IN WASTE HANDLING
An investigation is underway after the discovery of radioactive
contamination in a waste handling plant at Dounreay on 12th November 2002.
Routine self-monitoring carried out by an operative revealed contamination
to his protective footwear. Follow-up investigations revealed detectable
radioactivity on the protective footwear of an additional twenty persons.
Monitoring of all staff in the facility revealed that two had detectable
radioactivity on their hands, one of whom also had detectable
radioactivity on his face.
North Pier More Problems
WARNING ABOUT "CHRISTMAS SPIRITS"
Environmental Health officers of The Highland Council are warning both the
licensed trade and the public to be vigilant when buying alcohol over the
Christmas period. They warn there have been recent instances of
counterfeit alcohol being sold, which contains potentially poisonous
substances, and strongly advise that purchases should be made only from
SCOTTISH YEAR OF HIGHLAND CULTURE
EARMARKED FOR 2006
The Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise are gearing up
to work with the Scottish Executive to organise a Scottish Year of
Highland Culture in 2006.
A Foot in the
Door - Advice on Buying at Home
Highland householders are being offered help and advice so they
can make the right choices when buying goods and services from home
or when approached on the doorstep. The offer comes from The
Highland Council, whose Trading Standards Officers are focusing on
the pitfalls of buying at home during National Consumer Week, which
begins Monday 11 November 2002............
Remembrance Sunday, Thurso
Remembrance Sunday, Wick
Health Issues In
Statement on Dunbar Hospital and Dentist shortages in Caithness
CHAIRMAN HIGHLIGHTS ACUTE
LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN HIGHLAND
Rather than "footering with bureaucracy", the Scottish Executive
should tackle homelessness by making more money available for
affordable housing, especially in rural areas, such as the
Scrabster Pier Progress
Captains Galley Seafood Restaurant Open
North Pier Damaged In Big Storm
New Flights Inverness- Manchester
Wick Battered By
High Seas, Wind and Tides
Wedding In Thurso
Allison Calder and Ian
Stewart both from Thurso, living in Edinburgh now were married at St
Peters Church, Thurso, on Saturday 2 November 2002.
Fire At Norseman