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Focus on climate challenge will come back to forefront of minds

16 January 2022
Focus on climate challenge will come back to forefront of minds

Focus on climate challenge will come back to forefront of minds

16 January 2022

North Coast Weather Review: Jim A Johnston looks back at the year's conditions along the north coast, and how they fit the wider context


Fundraising procession from Bettyhill to Skerray in memory of Eskie

30 June 2021
Fundraising procession from Bettyhill to Skerray in memory of Eskie

Fundraising procession from Bettyhill to Skerray in memory of Eskie

30 June 2021

The participants paused at various points along the route to share a snack, and a wee dram, and reminisce on their absent friend.


Strathnaver residents shower retiring postmistress with gifts in appreciation of her 'attentive' service

23 May 2021
Strathnaver residents shower retiring postmistress with gifts in appreciation of her 'attentive' service

Strathnaver residents shower retiring postmistress with gifts in appreciation of her 'attentive' service

23 May 2021

Jeremy Paxman dropped in to Strathnaver Post Office while fishing on a nearby river.


Sea chase, shipwreck and the Skirmish at Tongue

26 March 2021
Sea chase, shipwreck and the Skirmish at Tongue

Sea chase, shipwreck and the Skirmish at Tongue

26 March 2021

Today marks the anniversary of a dramatic confrontation between Jacobites and Government troops.


Young Strathnaver angler catches first fish of season on River Naver

03 March 2021
Young Strathnaver angler catches first fish of season on River Naver

Young Strathnaver angler catches first fish of season on River Naver

03 March 2021

It was a first springer for Ryan Johnstone of Rhifail.


OBITUARY: David Mackay, Skerray

09 February 2021
OBITUARY: David Mackay, Skerray

OBITUARY: David Mackay, Skerray

09 February 2021

His numerous friends and neighbours on the North Coast and beyond were saddened to hear of the sudden death of David Mackay, Skerray, on January 6.


OBITUARY: Elizabeth (Babe) Mackay, Skerray

31 January 2021
OBITUARY: Elizabeth (Babe) Mackay, Skerray

OBITUARY: Elizabeth (Babe) Mackay, Skerray

31 January 2021

Elizabeth Mackay served as a Poppy Appeal collector for more than 70 years.


Weather on north coast in 2020 was anything but average

17 January 2021
Weather on north coast in 2020 was anything but average

Weather on north coast in 2020 was anything but average

17 January 2021

Jim A Johnston looks at local records to see the impact of a changing global climate on conditions in the far north


North Coast GP 'blown away' by sewer's facemask project donation

19 August 2020
North Coast GP 'blown away' by sewer's facemask project donation

North Coast GP 'blown away' by sewer's facemask project donation

19 August 2020

It is a sizeable donation by any standards and one that has been received with much appreciation


High take-up for packed lunches

18 August 2020
High take-up for packed lunches

High take-up for packed lunches

18 August 2020

A 10-week project which saw around 1800 packed lunches delivered to primary school pupils on the north coast, has been wound down.


Bleating in Durness Hall tomorrow

06 February 2020
Bleating in Durness Hall tomorrow

Bleating in Durness Hall tomorrow

06 February 2020

Given that sheep outnumber people round much of the NC500 route it should be no surprise that a whole lot of bleating goes on.


Bettyhill kids get the book bug

03 December 2019
Bettyhill kids get the book bug

Bettyhill kids get the book bug

03 December 2019

Fiona Macfarlane of Bettyhill Library visited Farr Primary classes 1-3 as part of National Book Week.


Skerray woman's amazing 70 years as poppy appeal collector

07 November 2019
Skerray woman's amazing 70 years as poppy appeal collector

Skerray woman's amazing 70 years as poppy appeal collector

07 November 2019

North coast woman Elizabeth (Babe) Mackay is stepping down as a collector for the poppy appeal after an amazing 70 years of service.


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