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2/12/2007
Council warns motorists to slow down near Sutherland school
Motorists are being warned that part time 20mph speed restrictions have been introduced at another school in Sutherland for children's safety.   The new speed limit is now in force at Rogart Primary and will operate when pupils are expected to be arriving or departing from the school.  
2/12/2007
New Year Start For Work on A890 Stromeferry Bypass
Urgent remedial works to the rock faces on the south side of the A 890 Stromeferry Bypass, Wester Ross, will commence on 7 January, next year, and continue for an estimated eight weeks.   Due to the proximity of the road, traffic management will be necessary for the duration of the contract, which has been awarded to Skye Rope Access.  
29/10/2007
Sutherland Core Paths Plan - One Step Closer
The Highland Council is one step closer to producing its first Core Paths Plan for Sutherland.  This plan has been developed through public consultation and advice from the Sutherland Local Access Forum.  
29/10/2007
MARKETING FOR THE SMALLER, NIMBLE BUSINESS
Dr Paul Fifield, a world renowned marketing strategist, is to deliver a talk on marketing for smaller businesses in Inverness on November 15 at the invitation of The Chartered Institute of Marketing in Scotland (CIM).   Dr Fifield has over 30 years' experience in marketing and was a member of the CIM International Board of Trustees 2002-2004.  
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27/10/2007
B&B Owner Joan Campbell Celebrates Silver Thistle SuccessThumbnail for article : B&B Owner Joan Campbell Celebrates Silver Thistle Success
A Highland woman has become the first ever bed and breakfast owner to scoop the most prestigious prize in the Scottish tourism industry for 2007.   Joan Campbell's Silver Thistle success is a fitting end to over thirty years in the tourism industry and comes in the same week that the Sutherland businesswoman announced her retirement from running the Sheiling B&B near Thurso.  
Calling All Entrepreneurs - Win a Two Day Trip To An Event In Glasgow
Is your business a winner? Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is offering a two-day trip worth 1,000 to a high-profile event in Glasgow for Scotland's leading entrepreneurs.   If your business is based within the HIE geographical area, you've got at least one ready-for-market product or service and are actively seeking ways to expand your sales base beyond local boundaries, you are eligible to win a maximum of two delegate places at this prestigious event taking place on Friday 5th - Saturday 6th October 2007.  
16/8/2007
Caithness & Sutherland Peatland Becomes New National Nature ReserveThumbnail for article : Caithness & Sutherland Peatland Becomes New National Nature Reserve
The internationally important peatland of Caithness and Sutherland will join other national, natural treasures like St Kilda and Beinn Eighe when The Flows National Nature Reserve (NNR) is launched today (17 August 2007) by Highlands and Islands MSP Rob Gibson.   At 11,373 hectares, Scotland's latest NNR is part of the single largest expanse of blanket bog in the world and is internationally recognised for its habitat quality and breeding bird populations.  
Transport Vision For Sutherland Points The Way ForwardThumbnail for article : Transport Vision For Sutherland Points The Way Forward
the Sutherland Partnership www.sutherlandpartnership.org.uk recently published Transport Vision For Sutherland brings together information and facts about transport in Scotlands largest geographical county.   the report outlines what is already there and points out several key features that are requiring attention.  
Council Warns On-line Buyers To Beware!
Trading Standards Officers at The Highland Council are calling on consumers to be on their guard when buying on the internet after a survey highlighted that 40% of on-line business failed to fully comply with the Law.   A recent in-depth survey has uncovered a variety of problems for consumers such as hidden costs and denial of cancellation rights.  
17/6/2007
North Woman Cottons On To Internet TradingThumbnail for article : North Woman Cottons On To Internet Trading
A north businesswoman has cottoned on to a new internet business opportunity following the birth of her first grandchild.   Linda Sones from Lairg in Sutherland is literally encouraging parents to 'wrap their children in cotton wool' by buying children's clothing from her recently launched website that specialises in the sale of organic cotton products.  
22/5/2007
Prestigious EatSafe Award for the Wayfarer Restaurant in HelmsdaleThumbnail for article : Prestigious EatSafe Award for the Wayfarer Restaurant in Helmsdale
A Sutherland restaurant owner, who has worked in the trade for only two years, has won a prestigious award for demonstrating a high degree of excellence in food hygiene and food safety in the running of her business.   Anne Kane, of The Wayfarer Restaurant, Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale, has won the Food Standards Agency award for excellence ~ EatSafe ~ by operating her premises at a level over and above current legislative requirements.  
21/5/2007
Sutherland Project In Enterprising Britain 2007 Final
Two Highland projects reach Enterprising Britain 2007 final.   A nationwide competition to find the most enterprising place in the UK will announce the Scottish finalist at an awards ceremony tomorrow (Wednesday 23 May 2007) at the Dakota Hotel, Bellshill, Glasgow.  
Market Development Scheme Worth 9.2 Million In Food And Drink Sales
Highlands and Islands food and drink producers have attributed 9.2 million of new sales to events and exhibitions organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), through its UK Market Development programme.   A recent evaluation of the programme commissioned by HIE has demonstrated that bringing together food and drink producers and buyers is an effective way for speciality companies in the Highlands and Islands to do business.  
20/5/2007
"Health Warning" for Local Businesses
Big-hearted local businesses in the Highlands, who are approached to help fund the production of health-related leaflets and booklets for primary schools, are being urged to sponsor only material that has the endorsement of The Highland Council and NHS Highland.   The advice from the agencies follows concerns from some head teachers that leaflets, sponsored by local companies and sent to schools by commercial entities, have contained materials that are outdated, misleading, inaccurate and inappropriate for the target age group.  
17/5/2007
Dornoch Service Point Official OpeningThumbnail for article : Dornoch Service Point Official Opening
Dornoch Service Point was officially opened today enabling customers to access The Highland Council front line services, Sheriff Court services and Tourist Information services from the one building.   The new partnership has seen the Council's current Dornoch Service Point relocating from The Meadows to the centre of Dornoch to serve its customers from the Sheriff Court building.  
17/5/2007
Get In On The Act! - Make Work Work for Carers
Flexible working: a win-win for employers, carers and the economy The Work & Families Act 2006 introduces, for the first time, the right to request flexible working for carers of adults.   There are 660,000 carers in Scotland 250,000 of whom combine their caring role with paid employment.  
8/5/2007
Businesses Asked To be Wary Of Book Selling Scam For Local Schools
Head Teachers in Caithness are concerned that local businesses may be approached to sponsor books.   The schools know nothing about these approaches by a company selling the books.  
Scottish Natural Heritage Highlights Funding Opportunities For Land ManagersThumbnail for article : Scottish Natural Heritage Highlights Funding Opportunities For Land Managers
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is calling on land managers throughout Scotland to ensure that they are not missing out on potential income opportunities from land designated as a nature conservation sites.  Under SNH's Natural Care programme land managers can earn extra financial support by signing up to agreements to ensure these important sites will be maintained in the best condition possible.  
Young Entrepreneurs Invent Their Way To The Final - Dornoch AcademyThumbnail for article : Young Entrepreneurs Invent Their Way To The Final - Dornoch Academy
Five teams of talented young entrepreneurs from schools in the Highlands have impressed judges from some of the country's leading businesses this week to make it through to the final stage of the ICT Youth Challenge.   Sixteen teams of budding young entrepreneurs travelled to the Horizon Scotland, Forres on Tuesday this week where they pitched their ideas for the information communication and technology products of the future.  
Young Entrepreneurs Invent Their Way To The Final - Farr HighThumbnail for article : Young Entrepreneurs Invent Their Way To The Final - Farr High
Five teams of talented young entrepreneurs from schools in the Highlands have impressed judges from some of the country's leading businesses this week to make it through to the final stage of the ICT Youth Challenge.   Sixteen teams of budding young entrepreneurs travelled to the Horizon Scotland, Forres on Tuesday this week where they pitched their ideas for the information communication and technology products of the future.