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Times At Christmas
Caithness And Sutherland
Nice Day For Christmas But Christmas Eve Was Stormy.....Again
PARTICLE FIND ON
24 December 2002
A suspected radioactive particle resulting from historical
operations at Dounreay was found during routine monitoring of
Sandside Beach On Monday
Sports Officer Appointed
A top athletics coach has taken up a new three-year post to promote
sports development for people with a disability in the Highlands.
As Highland Disability Sports Development Officer, Charlie Forbes
will play the key role in developing a network of co-ordinators to
promote local sports
Shave Raises Staggering £1910 For Renal Unit
Back in October Donald Campbell had his beard shaved to raise money
for the new renal unit. The money has all been collected and
it kept rolling in to reach an amazing £1910. Donald who works
for Stevens Transport received a donation from the firm of £250.
He would like to thank all the contributors who made every hair
17 December 2002
Data Protection Scam Warning
A warning has been issued to local businesses in the wake of the
latest round of official-looking mailings from firms offering to
register them with the Information Commissioner as required by the
Data Protection Act.
16 December 2002
Argyll and the Islands Enterprise (AIE) is committing over
half a million pounds to carry out additional infrastructure works
at the Vestas plant at Machrihanish.
The £665,169 investment will result in the refurbishment of an
existing building and the provision of additional storage areas as
well as other improvements including the strengthening of an
existing piece of road.
French Research Students At
ERI Visit Dounreay
and Students from the
UHI Environmental Research Institute (ERI) in Castle
Street,Thurso visited Dounreay on Thursday 5th December and were
given a tour of the site and visited various facilities within the
Fuel Cycle Area. Dounreay has a strong relationship with the
ERI and continues to host regular visits for their French student
First Gear For Young
community bands together for young drivers to make them safe
TARGETED IN CASUALTY REDUCTION SCHEME
WARNING RE BOGUS WORKMEN POSING AS
Police in Caithness are warning members of the public to be aware of
bogus workmen working in the Thurso area. About 13:10h on
Monday 9 December 2002, the two after described males entered the
Careers Scotland office on Olrig Street, Thurso and stated they were
from Scottish Hyrdo Electric and asked to inspect the office vacuum
cleaner. They were asked for identification by staff but
decided to leave the premises without producing any.
Community Energy Projects Team
NORTHERN CONSTABULARY FESTIVE
ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN
"DON'T BLOW IT THIS CHRISTMAS"
Northern Constabulary are launching their Festive
Safety Campaign on Tuesday 9th December with a radio commercial asking
people not to blow their Christmas by drink driving. The campaign will again be a three
pronged road safety initiative targeting drink drivers, speeding motorists
and those who travel without wearing a seat belt.
Farms News Section
Mile Swim Challenge Certificates
McFadyen a member of the synchronised swimming team at the Commonwealth
Games presented certificates to some of the 505 children who completed the
mile swim challenge and raised £894.23 for the Childline charity.
Councillor Roger Saxon introduced Pauline and congratulated everyone for
completing the swim and raising the money. Tina Robinson the area
Sports Officer who had organised the challenge in Caithness was also in
A new Wick Harbour News section to draw together all the last few weeks
items and to hold items on the ongoing problems.
Jobs At Dounreay With Biggest Block Of Contracts
ALLIANCE OF COMPANIES SOUGHT TO
OF DOUNREAY SITE RESTORATION PLAN The UK Atomic Energy Authority at Dounreay today
announced it has invited interest from companies capable of delivering a
key project in the site restoration plan. UKAEA Dounreay wants to form an
alliance of companies that can provide it with a secure and modern
facility to store conditioned intermediate-level radioactive waste (ILW)
arising from the site restoration work over the next 50-60 years.
£2.7 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT OF THURSO TOWN HALL AND CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Highland Councillors will be asked at a meeting on Wednesday 4 December
2002 to back plans for a £2.7 million redevelopment of the historic Thurso
Town Hall and the adjacent Carnegie Library, now used as a local museum.....................
Plans To Accelerate Reach Of Broadband
Plans to accelerate the roll out of Broadband, stimulate competition and
improve access to customers for all service providers, were outlined On
Monday 2 December 2002. Up to £24m has been allocated to support
business take-up and ensure that by the end of 2003, at least 70% of the