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Prime Minister told Cromarty Firth freeport is ‘vital’ to Highland economy

22 July 2022
Prime Minister told Cromarty Firth freeport is ‘vital’ to Highland economy

Prime Minister told Cromarty Firth freeport is ‘vital’ to Highland economy

22 July 2022

Local MP Jamie Stone has used Boris Johnson’s final Prime Minister’s Questions session to throw support behind the Green Freeport bid.


WATCH (PICTURES AND VIDEO): Drama at County Show 2022 as stunt biker takes a tumble

18 July 2022
WATCH (PICTURES AND VIDEO): Drama at County Show 2022 as stunt biker takes a tumble

WATCH (PICTURES AND VIDEO): Drama at County Show 2022 as stunt biker takes a tumble

18 July 2022

A stunt motorcyclist brought gasps from spectators after a heavy landing during a special display at the County Show 2022 in Thurso on Saturday.


'I feel absolutely ecstatic' – MS sufferer makes it to Groats on unsupported charity coastal cycle run

15 July 2022
'I feel absolutely ecstatic' – MS sufferer makes it to Groats on unsupported charity coastal cycle run

'I feel absolutely ecstatic' – MS sufferer makes it to Groats on unsupported charity coastal cycle run

15 July 2022

A woman with multiple sclerosis made it to John O'Groats as part of an unsupported 5000-mile charity cycle ride around the British coast.


WATCH: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a hummingbird hawk-moth – a rare visitor to the UK seen in a Thurso garden (VIDEO AND PICTURES)

14 July 2022
WATCH: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a hummingbird hawk-moth – a rare visitor to the UK seen in a Thurso garden (VIDEO AND PICTURES)

WATCH: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a hummingbird hawk-moth – a rare visitor to the UK seen in a Thurso garden (VIDEO AND PICTURES)

14 July 2022

Watch video clips and see pictures of this incredibly large moth seen in the garden of a Thurso resident. It seemed to be a bird at first glance.


OBITUARY: Dorothy 'Ann' Sandison – former dentist, artist and lover of Sutherland's wild places

13 July 2022
OBITUARY: Dorothy 'Ann' Sandison – former dentist, artist and lover of Sutherland's wild places

OBITUARY: Dorothy 'Ann' Sandison – former dentist, artist and lover of Sutherland's wild places

13 July 2022

Dorothy 'Ann' Sandison (84) retired dentist for Wick and Thurso passed away last Thursday (July 7) after a brief illness.


Tributes for tragic teen Alesha Wright who died after Thurso cliff fall – 'She was a shy sweet girl,' said her mum

13 July 2022
Tributes for tragic teen Alesha Wright who died after Thurso cliff fall – 'She was a shy sweet girl,' said her mum

Tributes for tragic teen Alesha Wright who died after Thurso cliff fall – 'She was a shy sweet girl,' said her mum

13 July 2022

The 18-year-old girl who died after a cliff fall from at Thurso is named as Alesha Wright - online tributes talk of the 'beautiful young lady'.


Woman (18) dies after Highland cliff fall; man taken to Raigmore Hospital

12 July 2022
Woman (18) dies after Highland cliff fall; man taken to Raigmore Hospital

Woman (18) dies after Highland cliff fall; man taken to Raigmore Hospital

12 July 2022

Police are currently treating the death as unexplained with enquiries into the circumstances ongoing.


Man and woman fall over cliff at Thurso

12 July 2022
Man and woman fall over cliff at Thurso

Man and woman fall over cliff at Thurso

12 July 2022

Police and coastguard services were involved with an incident at Victoria Walk, Thurso, yesterday in which two people fell from a cliff.


Land experts call for examples of good natural capital practice in Sutherland

10 July 2022
Land experts call for examples of good natural capital practice in Sutherland

Land experts call for examples of good natural capital practice in Sutherland

10 July 2022

Landowners and communities in Sutherland are urged to celebrate work to improve land and resources that contribute to a net zero economy.


Opportunity for Highland movie makers as Little Pictures micro-budget short film programme opens for applications

07 July 2022
Opportunity for Highland movie makers as Little Pictures micro-budget short film programme opens for applications

Opportunity for Highland movie makers as Little Pictures micro-budget short film programme opens for applications

07 July 2022

GMAC Film has announced a new call for its Little Pictures programme and hopes to see applications come in from budding filmmakers in the far north.


Youth charity appeals to young people to be safe, be kind and fearless this summer

03 July 2022
Youth charity appeals to young people to be safe, be kind and fearless this summer

Youth charity appeals to young people to be safe, be kind and fearless this summer

03 July 2022

Fearless.org reaches out using TikTok and Snapchat in quest to remind young people to look out for each other over the holiday period.


Tragic end to cyclist's Lejog charity cycle challenge just 20 miles short of finish

02 July 2022
Tragic end to cyclist's Lejog charity cycle challenge just 20 miles short of finish

Tragic end to cyclist's Lejog charity cycle challenge just 20 miles short of finish

02 July 2022

A 58-year-old man was only 20 miles from finishing his Land's End to John O'Groats cycle ride when he suffered a massive heart attack and died.


Funds to help Sutherland families as council announces £3.639m package – 'fantastic boost for the Highlands,' says council leader Raymond Bremner

01 July 2022
Funds to help Sutherland families as council announces £3.639m package – 'fantastic boost for the Highlands,' says council leader Raymond Bremner

Funds to help Sutherland families as council announces £3.639m package – 'fantastic boost for the Highlands,' says council leader Raymond Bremner

01 July 2022

Highland Council approved a package of support totalling £3.639m for low-income households and economic growth.


See these immersive 360-degree films from Spirit of the Highlands & Islands at the Royal Highland Show – the portal is the only one of its kind in the Highlands & Islands

23 June 2022
See these immersive 360-degree films from Spirit of the Highlands & Islands at the Royal Highland Show – the portal is the only one of its kind in the Highlands & Islands

See these immersive 360-degree films from Spirit of the Highlands & Islands at the Royal Highland Show – the portal is the only one of its kind in the Highlands & Islands

23 June 2022

Visitors to this week’s Royal Highland Show can enjoy a glimpse of the Highlands and Islands few get to experience.


600% increase in workplace bullying in 4 years – MSP shows 'deep concern' over NHS Highland figures

22 June 2022
600% increase in workplace bullying in 4 years – MSP shows 'deep concern' over NHS Highland figures

600% increase in workplace bullying in 4 years – MSP shows 'deep concern' over NHS Highland figures

22 June 2022

MSP Edward Mountain has expressed his “deep concern” at new figures which show that workplace bullying in NHS Highland remains a challenge.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Classic vehicle rally back at Groats with well-polished style in the sunshine

15 June 2022
PICTURE SPECIAL: Classic vehicle rally back at Groats with well-polished style in the sunshine

PICTURE SPECIAL: Classic vehicle rally back at Groats with well-polished style in the sunshine

15 June 2022

Vintage vehicles from far and wide descended on John O'Groats on Sunday for a colourful display of cars, trucks, tractors, motorbikes and much more.


£400 payments for all Sutherland households to help with soaring energy costs

15 June 2022
£400 payments for all Sutherland households to help with soaring energy costs

£400 payments for all Sutherland households to help with soaring energy costs

15 June 2022

Households in Sutherland will receive a one-off £400 grant from October for their energy bills.


Flow Country and Caithness Makar have starring roles in ecopoetic film The Dreaming Bog

14 June 2022
Flow Country and Caithness Makar have starring roles in ecopoetic film The Dreaming Bog

Flow Country and Caithness Makar have starring roles in ecopoetic film The Dreaming Bog

14 June 2022

A new project by a far north filmmaker merges poetry with environmental concerns through the backdrop of the Flow Country and a poem by George Gunn.


PICTURES: Discovery of over 20 mystery carvings at Caithness beach deemed a very significant find by Oxford academic who calls it a 'grand marine shrine'

13 June 2022
PICTURES: Discovery of over 20 mystery carvings at Caithness beach deemed a very significant find by Oxford academic who calls it a 'grand marine shrine'

PICTURES: Discovery of over 20 mystery carvings at Caithness beach deemed a very significant find by Oxford academic who calls it a 'grand marine shrine'

13 June 2022

A Wick man believes he has found over 20 unrecorded carvings on hard to access rocks at Sannick beach in what is hailed as an 'incredible discovery'


Vintage vehicle rally back at Groats on Sunday

09 June 2022
Vintage vehicle rally back at Groats on Sunday

Vintage vehicle rally back at Groats on Sunday

09 June 2022

The Caithness and Sutherland Vintage and Classic Vehicle Club said it is delighted to once again hold its annual rally at John O'Groats on Sunday.


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