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Caithness and Sutherland dates confirmed for Covid vaccination sessions

02 July 2022
Caithness and Sutherland dates confirmed for Covid vaccination sessions

Caithness and Sutherland dates confirmed for Covid vaccination sessions

02 July 2022

NHS Highland has arranged Covid vaccination drop-in clinics in Thurso, Bettyhill, Melvich, Lybster, Golspie, Bonar Bridge and Kinlochbervie.


John O'Groats starting point for electric vehicle charging network card system

30 June 2022
John O'Groats starting point for electric vehicle charging network card system

John O'Groats starting point for electric vehicle charging network card system

30 June 2022

A new one-card system making it easier for electric vehicle drivers to connect to Scotland’s charging network is being piloted next week.


Visitors urged to remember that forests are 'not just for our benefit'

19 June 2022
Visitors urged to remember that forests are 'not just for our benefit'

Visitors urged to remember that forests are 'not just for our benefit'

19 June 2022

Members of the public are being urged to remember that forests are "not just for our benefit", and to cause as little disturbance as possible.


Highland farmers and crofters urged to take part in agritourism sector survey

18 June 2022
Highland farmers and crofters urged to take part in agritourism sector survey

Highland farmers and crofters urged to take part in agritourism sector survey

18 June 2022

Results from a newly launched survey could help to shape future support for those starting out in Scotland's agritourism sector.


Launch of 24-hour agricultural freephone helpline

18 June 2022
Launch of 24-hour agricultural freephone helpline

Launch of 24-hour agricultural freephone helpline

18 June 2022

The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution has launched a free helpline number for emotional, financial and practical support.


When travellers were met by impassable streams, formidable hills and treacherous swamps

18 June 2022
When travellers were met by impassable streams, formidable hills and treacherous swamps

When travellers were met by impassable streams, formidable hills and treacherous swamps

18 June 2022

Author Alastair Mitchell looks at the experiences of early travellers, mapmakers and road-builders in The Immeasurable Wilds (Whittles Publishing).


PICTURES: Coxswain 'humbled' by support for lifeboat service as Wick RNLI Harbour Day returns

13 June 2022
PICTURES: Coxswain 'humbled' by support for lifeboat service as Wick RNLI Harbour Day returns

PICTURES: Coxswain 'humbled' by support for lifeboat service as Wick RNLI Harbour Day returns

13 June 2022

Coxswain Allan Lipp admitted he was "blown away" by the level of support from the community after the Wick RNLI Harbour Day raised a five-figure sum.


Doors Open Days opportunity for groups in far north

12 June 2022
Doors Open Days opportunity for groups in far north

Doors Open Days opportunity for groups in far north

12 June 2022

Organisers of the Doors Open Days programme are keen to hear from groups in Caithness and north Sutherland that would be interested in taking part.


Wick memorial to seafarers will be 'something special' as design is revealed

10 June 2022
Wick memorial to seafarers will be 'something special' as design is revealed

Wick memorial to seafarers will be 'something special' as design is revealed

10 June 2022

Wick's memorial to lost seafarers will be one of the top monuments in the north of Scotland, a public meeting heard as the design was revealed.


'Elated' ferry passengers were hugging and kissing after seeing eight orcas in Pentland Firth

06 June 2022
'Elated' ferry passengers were hugging and kissing after seeing eight orcas in Pentland Firth

'Elated' ferry passengers were hugging and kissing after seeing eight orcas in Pentland Firth

06 June 2022

Ferry passengers could barely contain their excitement after seeing a group of eight killer whales in the Pentland Firth during Orca Watch week.


It seems scandalous I've never been to the far north before, says end-to-end cyclist

02 June 2022
It seems scandalous I've never been to the far north before, says end-to-end cyclist

It seems scandalous I've never been to the far north before, says end-to-end cyclist

02 June 2022

A cyclist reached John O'Groats after a gruelling trip from Land's End – and admitted it was "scandalous" he had never explored the far north before.


'Awesome' experience for ferry passengers as killer whales appear on first day of Orca Watch

31 May 2022
'Awesome' experience for ferry passengers as killer whales appear on first day of Orca Watch

'Awesome' experience for ferry passengers as killer whales appear on first day of Orca Watch

31 May 2022

An Orca Watch volunteer has told of her "totally amazing" experience on the first day of this year's event, with close-up views of two killer whales.


Labour MSP in 'Victorian-era poverty' warning over off-grid costs

31 May 2022
Labour MSP in 'Victorian-era poverty' warning over off-grid costs

Labour MSP in 'Victorian-era poverty' warning over off-grid costs

31 May 2022

Labour's Rhoda Grant has warned that rural communities are facing poverty reminiscent of the Victorian era as a result of the cost-of-living crisis.


New award for children seeks to create 'foresters for the future'

29 May 2022
New award for children seeks to create 'foresters for the future'

New award for children seeks to create 'foresters for the future'

29 May 2022

The Scottish Junior Forester Award will equip young people with a range of skills so they can help manage woodlands in their schools or communities.


North MP says travel costs are causing rural nurses and carers to 'call it a day'

26 May 2022
North MP says travel costs are causing rural nurses and carers to 'call it a day'

North MP says travel costs are causing rural nurses and carers to 'call it a day'

26 May 2022

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone has warned that nurses and carers in rural areas are being left out of pocket over travel costs.


Two arrested and charged following destruction of eggs in Durness area

26 May 2022
Two arrested and charged following destruction of eggs in Durness area

Two arrested and charged following destruction of eggs in Durness area

26 May 2022

Two people have been charged in connection with the destruction of eggs in what police described as an 'extremely sad and disheartening' act.


Jamie Stone urges governments to work together on literacy and numeracy 'scandal'

24 May 2022
Jamie Stone urges governments to work together on literacy and numeracy 'scandal'

Jamie Stone urges governments to work together on literacy and numeracy 'scandal'

24 May 2022

Jamie Stone has urged the Scottish Government to "get a grip" on literacy and numeracy after Highland primaries fared poorly in national rankings.


Steven Mackay making a 'life-changing' difference to children with epic NC500 challenge

23 May 2022
Steven Mackay making a 'life-changing' difference to children with epic NC500 challenge

Steven Mackay making a 'life-changing' difference to children with epic NC500 challenge

23 May 2022

Steven Mackay has been praised for making a "life-changing" difference to children across the north through his latest long-distance fundraising run.


Reay venue for evening of music and poetry

17 May 2022
Reay venue for evening of music and poetry

Reay venue for evening of music and poetry

17 May 2022

Fiddler Gordon Gunn and pianist/composer Andy Thorburn will be joining forces with poet and playwright George Gunn for a show at Reay hall on May 28.


Forests need to be 'fit for the future' against backdrop of changing climate

15 May 2022
Forests need to be 'fit for the future' against backdrop of changing climate

Forests need to be 'fit for the future' against backdrop of changing climate

15 May 2022

Future-proofing woodlands to be more resilient will ensure they continue to provide environmental and economic benefits, according to new advice.


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