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I am a survivor: Far north fiddler's book tells of her recovery from burst aneurysm

25 June 2023
I am a survivor: Far north fiddler's book tells of her recovery from burst aneurysm

I am a survivor: Far north fiddler's book tells of her recovery from burst aneurysm

25 June 2023

Fiddler Karen Steven has revealed how it took years to regain her love of playing and teaching music after she survived a bleed on the brain.


Addie keen continue live music project in Caithness and north Sutherland

21 June 2023
Addie keen continue live music project in Caithness and north Sutherland

Addie keen continue live music project in Caithness and north Sutherland

21 June 2023

Addie Harper is keen to continue a project that has seen 200-plus free performances being given at care homes and daycare centres in the far north.


MBE is 'a complete surprise' for former Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise chief executive

19 June 2023
MBE is 'a complete surprise' for former Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise chief executive

MBE is 'a complete surprise' for former Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise chief executive

19 June 2023

A former chief executive of Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise has admitted it came as "a complete surprise" to be awarded an MBE.


Offers over £25m sought for Dunbeath Estate and 13-bedroom castle

13 June 2023
Offers over £25m sought for Dunbeath Estate and 13-bedroom castle

Offers over £25m sought for Dunbeath Estate and 13-bedroom castle

13 June 2023

Dunbeath Estate and its 13-bedroom castle have gone on the market with offers over £25 million being sought by property agents Savills.


Pentalina ferry set to return more than six weeks after grounding

12 June 2023
Pentalina ferry set to return more than six weeks after grounding

Pentalina ferry set to return more than six weeks after grounding

12 June 2023

The Pentalina is set to resume its services between Orkney and Caithness on Tuesday – more than six weeks after running aground on South Ronaldsay.


Combine harvester and old Fergie set off on separate end-to-end challenges

05 June 2023
Combine harvester and old Fergie set off on separate end-to-end challenges

Combine harvester and old Fergie set off on separate end-to-end challenges

05 June 2023

An environmentally friendly combine harvester and an old Fergie tractor set off from John O'Groats on Sunday on separate journeys to Land's End.


Enterprise agency investing more than £5.37m in far north

02 June 2023
Enterprise agency investing more than £5.37m in far north

Enterprise agency investing more than £5.37m in far north

02 June 2023

The north of Scotland's economic and community development agency has highlighted how it is investing in a range of businesses and trusts.


'Machinery failure' being looked at as Pentalina remains out of action until June 6

30 May 2023
'Machinery failure' being looked at as Pentalina remains out of action until June 6

'Machinery failure' being looked at as Pentalina remains out of action until June 6

30 May 2023

The Pentalina ferry is still in dry dock in England and will remain out of service until next Tuesday at the earliest, it has been announced.


'Once-in-a-lifetime' encounter with killer whales on eve of Orca Watch

29 May 2023
'Once-in-a-lifetime' encounter with killer whales on eve of Orca Watch

'Once-in-a-lifetime' encounter with killer whales on eve of Orca Watch

29 May 2023

A close-up sighting of two killer whales gave John O'Groats ferry passengers a "once-in-a-lifetime" experience on the eve of Orca Watch 2023.


Sports commentator to hand out prosecco on John O'Groats to Land's End charity trek

28 May 2023
Sports commentator to hand out prosecco on John O'Groats to Land's End charity trek

Sports commentator to hand out prosecco on John O'Groats to Land's End charity trek

28 May 2023

A sports commentator will be toasting absent friends by handing out free prosecco on a charity trek from John O'Groats to Land's End in June.


Jamie Stone calls for electoral reform at Sort the System event

26 May 2023
Jamie Stone calls for electoral reform at Sort the System event

Jamie Stone calls for electoral reform at Sort the System event

26 May 2023

The Westminster voting system leaves voters disenfranchised as they end up with "two sides kicking and shouting at one another", Jamie Stone says.


Far north venues encouraged to take part in Doors Open Days festival

25 May 2023
Far north venues encouraged to take part in Doors Open Days festival

Far north venues encouraged to take part in Doors Open Days festival

25 May 2023

Planning is under way for the annual Doors Open Days festival – and groups in Caithness and north Sutherland are being encouraged to take part.


Police team operating off Caithness coast in search for missing diver

23 May 2023
Police team operating off Caithness coast in search for missing diver

Police team operating off Caithness coast in search for missing diver

23 May 2023

A police team is working off the east coast of Caithness as part of the search for the diver who went missing in the Pentland Firth a week ago.


Highland innovation centre will seek to overcome rural challenges

23 May 2023
Highland innovation centre will seek to overcome rural challenges

Highland innovation centre will seek to overcome rural challenges

23 May 2023

A multimillion-pound innovation centre in the Highlands will seek to create new links between science and industry in rural Scotland.


Memorial to lost seafarers will become 'our Angel of the Far North'

19 May 2023
Memorial to lost seafarers will become 'our Angel of the Far North'

Memorial to lost seafarers will become 'our Angel of the Far North'

19 May 2023

A new statue honouring lost seafarers will be a place of reflection and remembrance, according to the chairman of the group behind the project.


Jamie Stone warns of 'postcode lottery' over diabetes tech

18 May 2023
Jamie Stone warns of 'postcode lottery' over diabetes tech

Jamie Stone warns of 'postcode lottery' over diabetes tech

18 May 2023

The Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross has written to NHS Highland asking about funding for hybrid closed loop systems.


Flotilla, songs and special pipe tune will mark unveiling of seafarers' memorial

18 May 2023
Flotilla, songs and special pipe tune will mark unveiling of seafarers' memorial

Flotilla, songs and special pipe tune will mark unveiling of seafarers' memorial

18 May 2023

A flotilla in Wick Bay will provide a fitting backdrop this weekend to the unveiling of a striking new statue commemorating lost seafarers.


John O'Groats ferry skipper tells of search for missing diver in Pentland Firth

17 May 2023
John O'Groats ferry skipper tells of search for missing diver in Pentland Firth

John O'Groats ferry skipper tells of search for missing diver in Pentland Firth

17 May 2023

A ferry skipper has told how he and his fellow crew members joined in the search for the missing diver in the Pentland Firth on Tuesday night.


Rescue teams continue to search for missing diver in Pentland Firth

17 May 2023
Rescue teams continue to search for missing diver in Pentland Firth

Rescue teams continue to search for missing diver in Pentland Firth

17 May 2023

Rescue teams are continuing to search for a missing diver in the Pentland Firth after the alarm was raised south-east of Swona on Tuesday evening.


Sailings by Pentland Ferries suspended for a further five days

16 May 2023
Sailings by Pentland Ferries suspended for a further five days

Sailings by Pentland Ferries suspended for a further five days

16 May 2023

There will be no sailings on Pentland Ferries' route between Gills and Orkney for a further five days following the grounding of the Pentalina.


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