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Highland MSP Rhoda Grant slams rural poverty figures as 'shameful'

17 April 2023
Highland MSP Rhoda Grant slams rural poverty figures as 'shameful'

Highland MSP Rhoda Grant slams rural poverty figures as 'shameful'

17 April 2023

Scottish Labour claims rural communities have been neglected by the Scottish Government after releasing figures that show a steep rise in poverty.


Brandon says latest award in Ireland is recognition for band's hard work

14 April 2023
Brandon says latest award in Ireland is recognition for band's hard work

Brandon says latest award in Ireland is recognition for band's hard work

14 April 2023

Caithness entertainer Brandon McPhee says his latest accolade in Ireland is recognition for the hard work put in by himself and his band members.


It's a relief to get to the end, says Sara after brain tumour fundraising trek

12 April 2023
It's a relief to get to the end, says Sara after brain tumour fundraising trek

It's a relief to get to the end, says Sara after brain tumour fundraising trek

12 April 2023

A runner who has defied the odds after a brain tumour diagnosis said "relief" was her overriding emotion as she completed a tough end-to-end journey.


Balfour Beatty appointment marks 'exciting step forward' for Caithness hospital redesign

11 April 2023
Balfour Beatty appointment marks 'exciting step forward' for Caithness hospital redesign

Balfour Beatty appointment marks 'exciting step forward' for Caithness hospital redesign

11 April 2023

Caithness General Hospital's redesign project has taken "an exciting step forward" with the appointment of a principal supply chain partner.


Wick memorial to lost seafarers 'will be our Angel of the North'

09 April 2023
Wick memorial to lost seafarers 'will be our Angel of the North'

Wick memorial to lost seafarers 'will be our Angel of the North'

09 April 2023

The Seafarers Memorial Group raised more than £100,000 for a sculpture that will have its unveiling ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday, May 20.


Highland businesses and charities urged to step up for walking challenge

08 April 2023
Highland businesses and charities urged to step up for walking challenge

Highland businesses and charities urged to step up for walking challenge

08 April 2023

Scotland’s national walking charity is inviting businesses and charities in the Highlands to take part in its four-week Step Count Challenge.


£6m for groups in Caithness, Sutherland and Moray from seven years of Beatrice funding

30 March 2023
£6m for groups in Caithness, Sutherland and Moray from seven years of Beatrice funding

£6m for groups in Caithness, Sutherland and Moray from seven years of Beatrice funding

30 March 2023

A community fund linked to the Beatrice wind farm has handed over £6 million to groups in Caithness, Sutherland and Moray in the past seven years.


Brora target is to be best of the rest, says Josh Meekings after midweek derby win

30 March 2023
Brora target is to be best of the rest, says Josh Meekings after midweek derby win

Brora target is to be best of the rest, says Josh Meekings after midweek derby win

30 March 2023

Josh Meekings has declared that Brora's target for the end of the season is to finish "best of the rest" behind the top two in the Highland League.


£1.6m boost for John O'Groats mill project from National Lottery Heritage Fund

29 March 2023
£1.6m boost for John O'Groats mill project from National Lottery Heritage Fund

£1.6m boost for John O'Groats mill project from National Lottery Heritage Fund

29 March 2023

Plans to breathe new life into the historic mill at John O'Groats have been given another massive boost with lottery funding of almost £1.6 million.


Wind farm campaign group calls for help from supporters over petition change

29 March 2023
Wind farm campaign group calls for help from supporters over petition change

Wind farm campaign group calls for help from supporters over petition change

29 March 2023

A pressure group that campaigns against large-scale wind farms is calling for help following a change in the way petitions to parliament are handled.


Highland businesses and charities urged to step up for walking challenge

28 March 2023
Highland businesses and charities urged to step up for walking challenge

Highland businesses and charities urged to step up for walking challenge

28 March 2023

Scotland’s national walking charity is inviting businesses and charities in the Highlands to take part in its four-week Step Count Challenge.


Taxi Charity pays tribute to Lybster's Normandy veteran Robbie Larnach

26 March 2023
Taxi Charity pays tribute to Lybster's Normandy veteran Robbie Larnach

Taxi Charity pays tribute to Lybster's Normandy veteran Robbie Larnach

26 March 2023

A charity that provides free trips for military veterans has paid tribute to war hero Robbie Larnach, who passed away last month at the age of 98.


Anas Sarwar condemns Scottish Government's nuclear stance as 'short-sighted' and 'unambitious'

26 March 2023
Anas Sarwar condemns Scottish Government's nuclear stance as 'short-sighted' and 'unambitious'

Anas Sarwar condemns Scottish Government's nuclear stance as 'short-sighted' and 'unambitious'

26 March 2023

The Scottish Government's attitude on nuclear power has been condemned as "short-sighted" and "unambitious" by Anas Sarwar during a visit to Wick.


This is the future, says Ed Miliband on trip to Beatrice offshore wind farm

25 March 2023
This is the future, says Ed Miliband on trip to Beatrice offshore wind farm

This is the future, says Ed Miliband on trip to Beatrice offshore wind farm

25 March 2023

Caithness-based workers in the renewable energy sector are "powering the future of Scotland and the future of the UK", according to Ed Miliband.


Sir Keir Starmer hails 'incredible opportunity' as he sets out renewable energy plans on visit to Wick

24 March 2023
Sir Keir Starmer hails 'incredible opportunity' as he sets out renewable energy plans on visit to Wick

Sir Keir Starmer hails 'incredible opportunity' as he sets out renewable energy plans on visit to Wick

24 March 2023

Sir Keir Starmer was struck by the sense of pride among the Beatrice offshore wind farm workforce as he set out Labour's renewable energy ambitions.


Plans lodged for replacement primary stack at Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor

22 March 2023
Plans lodged for replacement primary stack at Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor

Plans lodged for replacement primary stack at Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor

22 March 2023

Planning permission is being sought from Highland Council for a replacement primary stack at Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor building.


Far North couple 'beyond excited' at seeing humpback whales from their house

21 March 2023
Far North couple 'beyond excited' at seeing humpback whales from their house

Far North couple 'beyond excited' at seeing humpback whales from their house

21 March 2023

A local sea-watcher who witnessed a group of humpback whales passing the north coast of Caithness has described it as an "extra-special" experience.


Petition response raises hopes of communities having more say on wind farms

21 March 2023
Petition response raises hopes of communities having more say on wind farms

Petition response raises hopes of communities having more say on wind farms

21 March 2023

Hopes that communities can have a greater say in major wind farm developments have been lifted by a parliamentary committee's response to a petition.


New milestone in £660m Shetland to Caithness subsea cable project

21 March 2023
New milestone in £660m Shetland to Caithness subsea cable project

New milestone in £660m Shetland to Caithness subsea cable project

21 March 2023

SSEN Transmission’s Shetland HVDC link will connect the UK's most northerly island group to the national electricity grid for the first time.


Willie's Saturday night Tunes on the Spoons set for new milestone

20 March 2023
Willie's Saturday night Tunes on the Spoons set for new milestone

Willie's Saturday night Tunes on the Spoons set for new milestone

20 March 2023

Willie Mackay is preparing for another spoon-playing milestone as he continues to serve up a weekly dose of musical entertainment via social media.


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