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Rural voices 'suppressed' as Scottish Government seeks to expand onshore wind sector

26 December 2022
Rural voices 'suppressed' as Scottish Government seeks to expand onshore wind sector

Rural voices 'suppressed' as Scottish Government seeks to expand onshore wind sector

26 December 2022

Plans to dramatically expand the onshore wind industry in the coming years have been condemned as "another example of suppression of rural voices".


MP of the Year accolade is 'great honour' for Jamie Stone

19 December 2022
MP of the Year accolade is 'great honour' for Jamie Stone

MP of the Year accolade is 'great honour' for Jamie Stone

19 December 2022

Liberal Democrat politician Jamie Stone revealed that he was "surprised, verging on astounded" to be honoured in the MP of the Year Awards.


Latheron Show winners receive their trophies at Portland Hotel

20 November 2022
Latheron Show winners receive their trophies at Portland Hotel

Latheron Show winners receive their trophies at Portland Hotel

20 November 2022

Winners from this year's Latheron Show received their silverware at a dance and presentation of trophies in the Portland Hotel, Lybster.


Caithness and Sutherland Women's Aid 'book fairies' set to return

18 November 2022
Caithness and Sutherland Women's Aid 'book fairies' set to return

Caithness and Sutherland Women's Aid 'book fairies' set to return

18 November 2022

Caithness and Sutherland Women's Aid is preparing to welcome back its "book fairies" for a second year as part of its activism in the far north.


We want people to know that we're there, says hearing and sight loss charity

18 November 2022
We want people to know that we're there, says hearing and sight loss charity

We want people to know that we're there, says hearing and sight loss charity

18 November 2022

Far north charity Hearing and Sight Care is keen to ensure that no-one with hearing or sight loss misses out on the support that is available.


Highlands and Islands businesses urged to put themselves forward in FSB awards

11 November 2022
Highlands and Islands businesses urged to put themselves forward in FSB awards

Highlands and Islands businesses urged to put themselves forward in FSB awards

11 November 2022

Businesses across the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged to enter a UK-wide award scheme run by the Federation of Small Businesses.


Taste North exhibitors 'over the moon' as festival attracts a turnout of 1400

08 November 2022
Taste North exhibitors 'over the moon' as festival attracts a turnout of 1400

Taste North exhibitors 'over the moon' as festival attracts a turnout of 1400

08 November 2022

Sunday's Taste North food and drink festival attracted 37 exhibitors and more than 1400 visitors as the event returned for the first time since 2019.


Feedback sought on Caledonia wind farm plans at Wick consultation event

05 November 2022
Feedback sought on Caledonia wind farm plans at Wick consultation event

Feedback sought on Caledonia wind farm plans at Wick consultation event

05 November 2022

A public consultation event in Wick on Monday will allow local people to share their thoughts on a proposed new wind farm in the Moray Firth.


University team keen to speak to bereaved carers in far north

05 November 2022
University team keen to speak to bereaved carers in far north

University team keen to speak to bereaved carers in far north

05 November 2022

Bereaved carers in the far north of Scotland are among those invited to take part in a research programme being carried out by an English university.


Dougie praised for commitment and dedication after 47 years on Thurso lifeboat

03 November 2022
Dougie praised for commitment and dedication after 47 years on Thurso lifeboat

Dougie praised for commitment and dedication after 47 years on Thurso lifeboat

03 November 2022

Coxswain Dougie Munro has stood down from the Thurso lifeboat crew after 47 years of service, having joined the RNLI as an 18-year-old.


John O'Groats Strongest Man title up for grabs with £1000 top prize

03 November 2022
John O'Groats Strongest Man title up for grabs with £1000 top prize

John O'Groats Strongest Man title up for grabs with £1000 top prize

03 November 2022

The title of John O'Groats Strongest Man will be up for grabs this weekend as competitors put themselves through a series of gruelling challenges.


Jamie Stone highlights 'huge contribution' by farmers to local economy

03 November 2022
Jamie Stone highlights 'huge contribution' by farmers to local economy

Jamie Stone highlights 'huge contribution' by farmers to local economy

03 November 2022

North MP Jamie Stone stressed the importance of having a resilient farming sector as he gave his support to Back British Farming Day today.


North chef Grant Macnicol to show his skills in Taste North Cookery Theatre

03 November 2022
North chef Grant Macnicol to show his skills in Taste North Cookery Theatre

North chef Grant Macnicol to show his skills in Taste North Cookery Theatre

03 November 2022

Chef Grant Macnicol will be demonstrating some of his skills at the Taste North food and drink festival being held in Wick this Sunday.


Human rights group questions NHS Highland over Caithness and Sutherland women’s healthcare

02 November 2022
Human rights group questions NHS Highland over Caithness and Sutherland women’s healthcare

Human rights group questions NHS Highland over Caithness and Sutherland women’s healthcare

02 November 2022

NHS Highland is facing questions over the centralisation of women’s healthcare and the impact it is having on the human rights of far north patients.


Maree Todd says NHS Highland's Near Me service is 'transforming' rural healthcare

26 October 2022
Maree Todd says NHS Highland's Near Me service is 'transforming' rural healthcare

Maree Todd says NHS Highland's Near Me service is 'transforming' rural healthcare

26 October 2022

Caithness, Sutherland and Ross MSP Maree Todd has praised NHS Highland's video consultation service for "transforming" the delivery of healthcare.


Far north councillors call for 'urgent upgrade' after A9 closures two days in a row

26 October 2022
Far north councillors call for 'urgent upgrade' after A9 closures two days in a row

Far north councillors call for 'urgent upgrade' after A9 closures two days in a row

26 October 2022

Three councillors are demanding an "urgent upgrade" of a stretch of the A9 in Sutherland after two serious accidents led to lengthy road closures.


NHS Highland ordered to apologise after baby suffered brain damage

22 October 2022
NHS Highland ordered to apologise after baby suffered brain damage

NHS Highland ordered to apologise after baby suffered brain damage

22 October 2022

NHS Highland has been ordered to apologise after a newborn child suffered brain damage while under the health board's care.


Jamie Stone calls for general election after Liz Truss resigns as PM

20 October 2022
Jamie Stone calls for general election after Liz Truss resigns as PM

Jamie Stone calls for general election after Liz Truss resigns as PM

20 October 2022

'It is time for Conservative MPs to do their patriotic duty, put the country first and give the people a say,' Jamie Stone has declared.


Thurso lifeboat rescue to feature in TV series Saving Lives at Sea

19 October 2022
Thurso lifeboat rescue to feature in TV series Saving Lives at Sea

Thurso lifeboat rescue to feature in TV series Saving Lives at Sea

19 October 2022

A dramatic rescue by the Thurso lifeboat crew will be featured on TV this Thursday night in the BBC documentary series Saving Lives at Sea.


New peatland restoration scheme proposed for part of Flow Country

15 October 2022
New peatland restoration scheme proposed for part of Flow Country

New peatland restoration scheme proposed for part of Flow Country

15 October 2022

A new peatland restoration scheme is being proposed for part of the Flow Country where there is evidence that the blanket bog is drying out.


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