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Sutherland residents warned over heating hacks

23 January 2023
Sutherland residents warned over heating hacks

Sutherland residents warned over heating hacks

23 January 2023

Sutherland residents have been warned of the potential dangers of improvised heating and cooking methods amid the cost-of-living crisis.


Far north beach closed by police as mystery barrel is investigated – toxic waste or Class A drug batch?

20 January 2023
Far north beach closed by police as mystery barrel is investigated – toxic waste or Class A drug batch?

Far north beach closed by police as mystery barrel is investigated – toxic waste or Class A drug batch?

20 January 2023

Police cordoned off a Highland beach after two local beach cleaners found a large barrel filled with bags of powder on Wednesday.


Veganuary 2023 sign-ups at record rate - one person every 2.4 seconds

07 January 2023
Veganuary 2023 sign-ups at record rate - one person every 2.4 seconds

Veganuary 2023 sign-ups at record rate - one person every 2.4 seconds

07 January 2023

A new poll shows nearly 10 per cent of Brits have done Veganuary since it launched in 2014.


People who smoke in Sutherland urged to make a fresh start by quitting and winning in the new year

02 January 2023
People who smoke in Sutherland urged to make a fresh start by quitting and winning in the new year

People who smoke in Sutherland urged to make a fresh start by quitting and winning in the new year

02 January 2023

The charity ASH Scotland is encouraging people in Sutherland to 'Quit and Win' in 2023.


VIDEO AND PICTURES: Charity walker Speedo Mick hits Wick and gatecrashes ladies' party – see what happened

31 December 2022
VIDEO AND PICTURES: Charity walker Speedo Mick hits Wick and gatecrashes ladies' party – see what happened

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Charity walker Speedo Mick hits Wick and gatecrashes ladies' party – see what happened

31 December 2022

John O'Groats to Land's End charity walker Speedo Mick made it to Wick and brought some Scouse charm to a ladies' party at the Norseman Hotel.


Help is at hand for Sutherland residents – Rapid rise in energy advice calls as government summits improve access to support

27 December 2022
Help is at hand for Sutherland residents – Rapid rise in energy advice calls as government summits improve access to support

Help is at hand for Sutherland residents – Rapid rise in energy advice calls as government summits improve access to support

27 December 2022

The number of calls to Scotland’s energy advice service has more than quadrupled in a year with people reaching out for help amid rising costs.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Drivers face tough conditions on classic Lejog car rally

16 December 2022
PICTURE SPECIAL: Drivers face tough conditions on classic Lejog car rally

PICTURE SPECIAL: Drivers face tough conditions on classic Lejog car rally

16 December 2022

LeJog 2022 finished after five legs and 1300 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats and was captured in a series of dramatic images.


Snow drifts slowing traffic to a crawl on A9

14 December 2022
Snow drifts slowing traffic to a crawl on A9

Snow drifts slowing traffic to a crawl on A9

14 December 2022

The A9 around Berriedale is experiencing congestion as traffic slows to a crawl due to the inclement weather.


'It could have killed us' – Highland man says fumes from cracked chimney were deadly

02 December 2022
'It could have killed us' – Highland man says fumes from cracked chimney were deadly

'It could have killed us' – Highland man says fumes from cracked chimney were deadly

02 December 2022

A Highland man said his broken chimney stack could have killed him and his wife with carbon monoxide fumes and is battling the council to it repaired.


Police Scotland's festive drink and drug driving campaign starts today

01 December 2022
Police Scotland's festive drink and drug driving campaign starts today

Police Scotland's festive drink and drug driving campaign starts today

01 December 2022

Police Scotland is reminding Caithness residents that officers will be targeting drink and drug driving this festive period.


Disabled Thurso woman's 'nightmare' journey on far north train

29 November 2022
Disabled Thurso woman's 'nightmare' journey on far north train

Disabled Thurso woman's 'nightmare' journey on far north train

29 November 2022

A disability campaigner from Thurso talked about the 'nightmare trip' she endured while on a train journey to Aberdeen for her daughter's graduation.


Top tips from Post Office as it predicts peak posting day ahead of Christmas

29 November 2022
Top tips from Post Office as it predicts peak posting day ahead of Christmas

Top tips from Post Office as it predicts peak posting day ahead of Christmas

29 November 2022

Caithness consumers hoping to avoid the Christmas rush are in luck as new Post Office data shared today has revealed the peak posting day.


Pay deal accepted by rail union but disputes continue

25 November 2022
Pay deal accepted by rail union but disputes continue

Pay deal accepted by rail union but disputes continue

25 November 2022

The RMT trade union yesterday (November 24) confirmed rail workers have voted to accept the improved pay offer made by ScotRail.


Sutherland residents warned to be aware of dodgy products in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

22 November 2022
Sutherland residents warned to be aware of dodgy products in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Sutherland residents warned to be aware of dodgy products in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

22 November 2022

Advice has been issued to Sutherland residents to prevent them being caught out by dodgy products in this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.


ScotRail’s half-price student offer returns this Christmas with 'sleighed ticket prices'

19 November 2022
ScotRail’s half-price student offer returns this Christmas with 'sleighed ticket prices'

ScotRail’s half-price student offer returns this Christmas with 'sleighed ticket prices'

19 November 2022

ScotRail has confirmed its half price offer for Scottish students will return this Christmas.


Tickets available for Belladrum as lineup is announced

19 November 2022
Tickets available for Belladrum as lineup is announced

Tickets available for Belladrum as lineup is announced

19 November 2022

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival has unveiled two headliners for next year's event, Travis and Sigrid – tickets on sale from today (Nov 18).


Council house tenants in arrears are 'vulnerable and in need of support' and legal action is a last resort

17 November 2022
Council house tenants in arrears are 'vulnerable and in need of support' and legal action is a last resort

Council house tenants in arrears are 'vulnerable and in need of support' and legal action is a last resort

17 November 2022

Highland Council discussed the impact that the cost of living crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have had on tenants experiencing rent arrears.


PICTURES: Rare find of Pictish stone at north Highland graveyard by Thurso woman looking for ancestors

11 November 2022
PICTURES: Rare find of Pictish stone at north Highland graveyard by Thurso woman looking for ancestors

PICTURES: Rare find of Pictish stone at north Highland graveyard by Thurso woman looking for ancestors

11 November 2022

A Thurso woman researching her family tree had the find of a lifetime when she discovered an ancient Pictish stone which may date back 1300 years.


Lorry crashes at accident blackspot near Lybster

10 November 2022
Lorry crashes at accident blackspot near Lybster

Lorry crashes at accident blackspot near Lybster

10 November 2022

A lorry came off the A99 road at Occumster near Lybster this morning at a notorious accident blackspot.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Vintage vehicle club honours stalwart David Green with memorial tour through Sutherland

07 November 2022
PICTURE SPECIAL: Vintage vehicle club honours stalwart David Green with memorial tour through Sutherland

PICTURE SPECIAL: Vintage vehicle club honours stalwart David Green with memorial tour through Sutherland

07 November 2022

A far north vintage motoring club held a special event in memory of the late David Green who helped organise its annual rallies at John O'Groats.


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