John Macdonald,Bettyhill and Brora

John Macdonald holding the book An Trusadh, which he wrote with Bob Chambers.

When John Macdonald arrived in Bettyhill in 1963 with his wife, Mary, and their two young children, Helen and Gordon, a great sea-change was in the offing in Scottish education.

James Mackay, Bettyhill

Published: Fri 20 Jan 2017

Jimmy with granddaughter Maisie.

The entire north Sutherland community was shocked to learn, on December 12 last year, of the death of James Mackay - or Jimmy Hod as he was universally known - of Gordon Terrace, Bettyhill.

'Mary was an inspiration and a great leader'

Published: Wed 11 Jan 2017

Mary Fielding

Your recent article on the sad death of Mary Fielding of Brora (Northern Times 23rd December) gave an excellent summary of her action-packed life, but I thought that a little more could be said about her impact on others.

Benjamin Angus Manson, Brora and Strathy

Published: Fri 28 Oct 2016

Benny Manson.

Benjamin Angus Manson, or Benny as he was universally known, was born in Edinburgh in 1932, second of the three children of William Manson, formerly of Brora, and his wife Alexa, formerly of Strathy West.