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ScotRail withdraws stops at Altnabreac following station access challenges

11 November 2023
ScotRail withdraws stops at Altnabreac following station access challenges

ScotRail withdraws stops at Altnabreac following station access challenges

11 November 2023

ScotRail is advising customers that from tomorrow (Nov 12) services on the Far North Line will temporarily not call at Altnabreac station.


Woman relives her terrifying paddleboard ordeal in Sinclair's Bay for BBC programme

10 November 2023
Woman relives her terrifying paddleboard ordeal in Sinclair's Bay for BBC programme

Woman relives her terrifying paddleboard ordeal in Sinclair's Bay for BBC programme

10 November 2023

The dramatic rescue of a woman caught on camera be lifeboat crews in Sinclair's Bay near Wick will feature in a BBC programme next week.


Driving safety advice when clocks go back this weekend

28 October 2023
Driving safety advice when clocks go back this weekend

Driving safety advice when clocks go back this weekend

28 October 2023

When the clocks go back this weekend, drivers need to be more vigilant behind the wheel with the darker evenings and more changeable weather.


Council's projected £100M shortfall could see reduced services, job losses and will be 'disastrous' for the local economy

28 October 2023
Council's projected £100M shortfall could see reduced services, job losses and will be 'disastrous' for the local economy

Council's projected £100M shortfall could see reduced services, job losses and will be 'disastrous' for the local economy

28 October 2023

The leader of Highland Council warned that a budget shortfall of around £100M over the next three years will be 'disastrous'.


Mey tractor driver jubilant after Latvian plough championships

24 October 2023
Mey tractor driver jubilant after Latvian plough championships

Mey tractor driver jubilant after Latvian plough championships

24 October 2023

A champion tractor driver from Mey talked of his pride in representing Scotland at a major world ploughing competition in Latvia.


Fundraising bandmates to play in Tongue and Wick as part of LeJog 2 LeGig challenge

19 October 2023
Fundraising bandmates to play in Tongue and Wick as part of LeJog 2 LeGig challenge

Fundraising bandmates to play in Tongue and Wick as part of LeJog 2 LeGig challenge

19 October 2023

Two musicians will be performing in Sutherland and Caithness as they approach the end of a fundraising bike ride from Land's End to John O’Groats.


UPDATE: Lorry and car involved in A9 crash – road closed

16 October 2023
UPDATE: Lorry and car involved in A9 crash – road closed

UPDATE: Lorry and car involved in A9 crash – road closed

16 October 2023

A section of the A9 next to the Causewaymire Wind Farm is closed off after a serious accident involving a car and a lorry this afternoon.


Mystery Dunnet beach barrel contents analysed at Dounreay – just what was in it?

16 October 2023
Mystery Dunnet beach barrel contents analysed at Dounreay – just what was in it?

Mystery Dunnet beach barrel contents analysed at Dounreay – just what was in it?

16 October 2023

When a drum filled with bags of powder was found on Dunnet beach in January speculation was rife that it could be toxic waste or illicit drugs.


SSEN Transmission sets out next phase of far north developments including controversial Spittal plan

13 October 2023
SSEN Transmission sets out next phase of far north developments including controversial Spittal plan

SSEN Transmission sets out next phase of far north developments including controversial Spittal plan

13 October 2023

SSEN Transmission has set out its network development plan including a controversial overhead power line with "mega pylons" from Spittal to Beauly.


Sutherland residents – don't miss out on £150 towards energy bills

09 October 2023
Sutherland residents – don't miss out on £150 towards energy bills

Sutherland residents – don't miss out on £150 towards energy bills

09 October 2023

Vulnerable people in Sutherland have been urged not to miss out on £150 worth of help for their energy bills.


Red Sea comes to Caithness – Mystery of blood-coloured beach at Dunnet

07 October 2023
Red Sea comes to Caithness – Mystery of blood-coloured beach at Dunnet

Red Sea comes to Caithness – Mystery of blood-coloured beach at Dunnet

07 October 2023

A Barrock woman sent photographs taken during a walk on Dunnet beach yesterday as the sea and sand were tainted with a mysterious blood-red substance.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Scenic moments as vintage motoring club heads along Caithness and Sutherland coast

04 October 2023
PICTURE SPECIAL: Scenic moments as vintage motoring club heads along Caithness and Sutherland coast

PICTURE SPECIAL: Scenic moments as vintage motoring club heads along Caithness and Sutherland coast

04 October 2023

Members of Caithness and Sutherland Vintage and Classic Vehicle Club turned out in great numbers for a special memorial run on Sunday.


90-year-old retired vicar likely to enter record books as oldest Land's End to John O'Groats cyclist

03 October 2023
90-year-old retired vicar likely to enter record books as oldest Land's End to John O'Groats cyclist

90-year-old retired vicar likely to enter record books as oldest Land's End to John O'Groats cyclist

03 October 2023

A 90-year-old retired vicar seems likely to beat Martin Harvey's record breaking Land's End to John O'Groats cycle run last year.


The Makar’s Tour comes to Bettyhill for National Poetry Day

21 September 2023
The Makar’s Tour comes to Bettyhill for National Poetry Day

The Makar’s Tour comes to Bettyhill for National Poetry Day

21 September 2023

Scotland’s Makar, poet Kathleen Jamie, will embark on a national tour of Scotland’s libraries and will be at Bettyhill on October 5.


Search on for the bouncing bombs of Sinclair’s Bay

10 September 2023
Search on for the bouncing bombs of Sinclair’s Bay

Search on for the bouncing bombs of Sinclair’s Bay

10 September 2023

Read the fascinating story of how experiments were carried out during WWII with bouncing bombs that may still lie in the waters of Sinclair's Bay.


Support for long-term unemployed in Sutherland with grant fund

09 September 2023
Support for long-term unemployed in Sutherland with grant fund

Support for long-term unemployed in Sutherland with grant fund

09 September 2023

Highland Council has launched a grant fund to help unemployed residents, who require longer-term, more intensive support, get into work.


Counselling service available to children from age 10 at Sutherland schools

09 September 2023
Counselling service available to children from age 10 at Sutherland schools

Counselling service available to children from age 10 at Sutherland schools

09 September 2023

An in-house school counselling service is working to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people across Sutherland.


Tourists speak out on 'human' bone find as police investigation continues

07 September 2023
Tourists speak out on 'human' bone find as police investigation continues

Tourists speak out on 'human' bone find as police investigation continues

07 September 2023

German tourists who found what they believed could be a human leg bone on Dunnet beach last week talk about their grim discovery.


£750 bursary awards available for artists in Sutherland

06 September 2023
£750 bursary awards available for artists in Sutherland

£750 bursary awards available for artists in Sutherland

06 September 2023

Sutherland artists are invited to apply for bursaries of up to £750 for their creative development.


Police investigate 'human' leg bone found at Dunnet beach

04 September 2023
Police investigate 'human' leg bone found at Dunnet beach

Police investigate 'human' leg bone found at Dunnet beach

04 September 2023

What appears to be a human leg bone was discovered by visitors to Dunnet beach and police investigations continue


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