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2014-05-22 23:07:16

Pride of Britain Hotels Awards Top Property to The Torridon, A Rebecca Recommends Endorsed Hotel Wester Ross, Scotland (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Torridon has been named 2014 Hotel of the Year by Pride of Britain Hotel Consortium. Nestled deep in the Scottish Highlands, The Torridon was built in 1887, originally as a shooting lodge for the First Earl of Lovelace. In 1992, the property was sold, refurbished into a luxury hotel and has since been regarded as one of the finest in the United...

2011-08-15 07:00:00

CORONA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medina International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: MIHI) announced today that its subsidiary, WinTec Protective Systems, Inc. has, through EPA classification, received approval for the use of its non-toxic, patent pending Hydro-Tain oil adsorption product in US waterways. Hydro-Tain is a coagulant that functions by adsorbing virtually any hydrocarbon based liquid. When Hydro-Tain comes in contact with any liquid hydrocarbon it rapidly (within...

2008-10-06 00:00:20

News in brief ENVIRONMENT The collapse of sea trout numbers in the British Isles has left scientists baffled as to the cause, with hauls in Scotland at a 50-year low. Last year, catches on the river Spey, the largest river on the Moray Firth system in north-east Scotland, fell by 52 per cent. This year numbers are expected to be even worse. On the river Dee take rates are 46 per cent down while the river Ness has seen catches slump 10-fold since the 1990s. In Wales, experts say the size of...

2008-09-25 12:00:25

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT A WILDLIFE expert yesterday applauded Scottish Water for spending GBP3.8m to lay a sewage pipe on the seabed near Inverness to protect dolphins, seals and porpoises. It is believed a toxic timebomb could have been building up in the mammals as a result of waste from North Kessock - a favourite point for spotting the bottlenose dolphins which visit regularly. Previously, sewage from North Kessock was simply discharged into the waters under Kessock...

2008-09-18 12:00:21

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT A STRATEGY was launched yesterday to ensure the protection of wildlife, including bottlenose dolphins, in the busy Cromarty Firth. In the past year there have been between 800 and 900 vessel movements in the 19mile stretch of water, including tankers, ocean liners and giant oil rigs. But beside this economic activity in and around the firth, there are environmental designations to protect the dolphins and mportant birdlife, including two Sites of...

2008-09-18 06:00:28

By John Ross COMPETING interests between industry and the environment on the Cromarty Firth have prompted the launch of a new initiative. The firth, used as a base for oil rig repairs, is also a haven for dolphins; a port of call for cruise liners; a home for seals; a bulk cargo berth and a habitat for wild birds. Managing the complex task is the responsibility of the Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA), which is enhancing its green credentials by launching an environmental...

2008-08-08 06:00:30

By Andrea Mullaney Born to Be Wild, BBC4 THERE'S a man up a ladder, halfway up a cliff, using a long stick to grab seabirds so he can put rings on their feet and keep track of them. This is Bob Swann, a naturalist, and I suspect that when he goes to the fair he cleans up on the hook-a-duck stall. One of the enthusiasts featured on Born To Be Wild, the aptly named Swann has spent almost a quarter of a century checking nests. His invaluable record has noted a vast decline in their...


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