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Scottish Crofting Federation survey identifies cash flow as 'a major worry' for crofter

23 April 2020
Scottish Crofting Federation survey identifies cash flow as 'a major worry' for crofter

Scottish Crofting Federation survey identifies cash flow as 'a major worry' for crofter

23 April 2020

Cash flow, labour, contractors, supplies and veterinary care are the main problems being faced by crofters due to Covid-19, according to a survey.


Many businesses in an untenable position, says Caithness business leader

21 April 2020
Many businesses in an untenable position, says Caithness business leader

Many businesses in an untenable position, says Caithness business leader

21 April 2020

Business leader Trudy Morris has voiced concern over the pace of government support for firms that are struggling to cope with the Covid-19 impact.


Local authorities are providing 140,000 children and young people with free school meals

19 April 2020
Local authorities are providing 140,000 children and young people with free school meals

Local authorities are providing 140,000 children and young people with free school meals

19 April 2020

Some 140,000 children and young people across Scotland are being supported with the provision of a free school meal during the coronavirus outbreak.


Power company extends its priority service to those at risk of severe illness from coronavirus

19 April 2020
Power company extends its priority service to those at risk of severe illness from coronavirus

Power company extends its priority service to those at risk of severe illness from coronavirus

19 April 2020

SSEN is extending the support it provides to those most vulnerable by expanding the eligibility of its Priority Services Register.


High demand in north for Covid-19 business grant scheme

18 April 2020
High demand in north for Covid-19 business grant scheme

High demand in north for Covid-19 business grant scheme

18 April 2020

Highland Council is seeing a high demand for its Covid-19 business grant scheme.


'We cannot have one rule for the rich and one for the rest' - MP hits out at second home owners heading to their Highland getaways

16 April 2020
'We cannot have one rule for the rich and one for the rest' - MP hits out at second home owners heading to their Highland getaways

'We cannot have one rule for the rich and one for the rest' - MP hits out at second home owners heading to their Highland getaways

16 April 2020

Jamie Stone has spoken out after reports that visitors have been escaping to their second homes in the Highlands during the coronavirus pandemic.


North MSP pays tribute to frontline workers

14 April 2020
North MSP pays tribute to frontline workers

North MSP pays tribute to frontline workers

14 April 2020

North MSP Maree Todd has paid tribute to the dedicated key workers who are proving to be "an absolute lifeline" during the coronavirus emergency.


Scottish Government widens scope of Crown Estate fund in order to support struggling coastal enterprises

13 April 2020
Scottish Government widens scope of Crown Estate fund in order to support struggling coastal enterprises

Scottish Government widens scope of Crown Estate fund in order to support struggling coastal enterprises

13 April 2020

Coastal businesses and voluntary organisations affected by Covid-19 can now benefit from £7.2 million support from the Scottish Crown Estate.


FSB manager urges Scottish Government to set up emergency grant and loan scheme for businesses and self-employed

11 April 2020
 FSB manager urges Scottish Government to set up emergency grant and loan scheme for businesses and self-employed

FSB manager urges Scottish Government to set up emergency grant and loan scheme for businesses and self-employed

11 April 2020

A call has gone out from the FSB for the Scottish Government to create an emergency grant and loan scheme for businesses and the self-employed.


RSPB invites public to take part in Puffin citizen science photography project

11 April 2020
RSPB invites public to take part in Puffin citizen science photography project

RSPB invites public to take part in Puffin citizen science photography project

11 April 2020

As puffins return to the coastline, the RSPB is inviting members of the public to take part in a citizen science project from home.


Scottish Fire and Rescue Service warn risk of wildfires is 'significant'

10 April 2020
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service warn risk of wildfires is 'significant'

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service warn risk of wildfires is 'significant'

10 April 2020

Scotland remains at significant risk of wildfire ahead of Easter weekend, the country’s fire and rescue service has warned.


Grants available for community resilience groups

10 April 2020
Grants available for community resilience groups

Grants available for community resilience groups

10 April 2020

A new fund has been set up to provide grants for community resilience groups that are supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 outbreak.


Far North hospital treats three coronavirus cases in past two weeks

07 April 2020
Far North hospital treats three coronavirus cases in past two weeks

Far North hospital treats three coronavirus cases in past two weeks

07 April 2020

Three cases of confirmed Covid-19 have been treated at Caithness General Hospital over the past two weeks, the John O'Groat Journal has learned.


Concern over future of businesses as banks ask for guarantees

04 April 2020
Concern over future of businesses as banks ask for guarantees

Concern over future of businesses as banks ask for guarantees

04 April 2020

MSP David Stewart fears many businesses in the Highlands and Islands will go under because of the approach being taken by banks and some insurers.


By complying with social distancing, you can be a 'hero' and protect the vulnerable, says health body's medical director

03 April 2020
By complying with social distancing, you can be a 'hero' and protect the vulnerable, says health body's medical director

By complying with social distancing, you can be a 'hero' and protect the vulnerable, says health body's medical director

03 April 2020

NHS Highland’s medical director has thanked the public for cooperating on social distancing – but has urged people not to become complacent.


Power company launches £350k fund to help promote resilience: applications to be in by April 30

01 April 2020
Power company launches £350k fund to help promote resilience: applications to be in by April 30

Power company launches £350k fund to help promote resilience: applications to be in by April 30

01 April 2020

A new £350,000 fund to support communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic is now open for applications.


Company creates online directory to help north residents cope during coronavirus pandemic

01 April 2020
Company creates online directory to help north residents cope during coronavirus pandemic

Company creates online directory to help north residents cope during coronavirus pandemic

01 April 2020

An online directory including activities, advice and help for people in the Highlands has been created in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Authority warns not to use textile banks

31 March 2020
Authority warns not to use textile banks

Authority warns not to use textile banks

31 March 2020

Highland Council has told members of the public to stop using textile bank facilities until further notice.


Sutherland MP and MSP make joint submission in favour of spaceport plan

12 March 2020
Sutherland MP and MSP make joint submission in favour of spaceport plan

Sutherland MP and MSP make joint submission in favour of spaceport plan

12 March 2020

Jamie Stone and Gail Ross are insisting that the economic benefits from Sutherland's spaceport would "far outweigh" any environmental worries.


Don't panic about coronavirus says travel industry trade body

04 March 2020
Don't panic about coronavirus says travel industry trade body

Don't panic about coronavirus says travel industry trade body

04 March 2020

Scotland’s leading travel industry trade body has urged the public not to let fears over the spread of coronavirus deter their summer holiday plans.


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