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Karen Gillan starts filming new movie Dual in Finland

29 October 2020
Karen Gillan starts filming new movie Dual in Finland

Karen Gillan starts filming new movie Dual in Finland

29 October 2020

Highland film star – and former Dr Who companion – Karen Gillan has begun work on her latest film.


Earl of Sutherland to sell off treasures in Dunrobin Castle attic sale

28 October 2020
Earl of Sutherland to sell off treasures in Dunrobin Castle attic sale

Earl of Sutherland to sell off treasures in Dunrobin Castle attic sale

28 October 2020

It is rare for someone to find this much cash in the attic. But, then again, not everybody has a loft as large as the Earl of Sutherland’s.


Navy denies causing power failure on isles after military exercise

28 October 2020
Navy denies causing power failure on isles after military exercise

Navy denies causing power failure on isles after military exercise

28 October 2020

The Royal Navy has denied it is responsible for damaging the subsea power cable in the Minch that takes electricity to the Outer Hebrides.


Hiker rescued from Beinn Dearg group after spending night on hills

28 October 2020
Hiker rescued from Beinn Dearg group after spending night on hills

Hiker rescued from Beinn Dearg group after spending night on hills

28 October 2020

A woman hiker spent an uncomfortable night in the north's hills after becoming disorientated in poor weather.


Fishermen warned to register their boats ahead of Brexit

27 October 2020
Fishermen warned to register their boats ahead of Brexit

Fishermen warned to register their boats ahead of Brexit

27 October 2020

Fishing boats in the Highlands have been warned that they need to urgently register as ‘food businesses’ because of Brexit.


Quinag at centre of new wildlife project

28 September 2020
Quinag at centre of new wildlife project

Quinag at centre of new wildlife project

28 September 2020

One of the most stunning and dramatic areas of Sutherland is to be explored in an exciting new project.


Farmers have a blast on way to Cape Wrath

27 September 2020
Farmers have a blast on way to Cape Wrath

Farmers have a blast on way to Cape Wrath

27 September 2020

It really was the light at the end of the road for seven farmers with seven rides.


Plea for help from East Sutherland rescuers

26 September 2020
Plea for help from East Sutherland rescuers

Plea for help from East Sutherland rescuers

26 September 2020

Community rescue group calls for more support for their voluntary work as they bid to raise cash for a new boat.


Concern over 'closed' Strathy ward

25 September 2020
Concern over 'closed' Strathy ward

Concern over 'closed' Strathy ward

25 September 2020

MSP Rhoda Grant has warned health bosses not to use the pandemic "as cover" for local mental health resources being "diverted by the back door".


Professor questions why Highlands included in new Covid rules

25 September 2020
Professor questions why Highlands included in new Covid rules

Professor questions why Highlands included in new Covid rules

25 September 2020

One of Scotland's top microbiologists has criticised including the Highlands in the blanket countrywide raft of new coronavirus restrictions.


Urgent calls for NC500 taskforce

24 September 2020
Urgent calls for NC500 taskforce

Urgent calls for NC500 taskforce

24 September 2020

A Highland councillor has called for a taskforce to prevent a repeat of this year's summer of turmoil around the North Coast 500 road trip route.


Sutherland churches appoint new minister

23 September 2020
Sutherland churches appoint new minister

Sutherland churches appoint new minister

23 September 2020

A minister appointed to lead two Church of Scotland congregations in Sutherland will find echoes of her old job in her new calling.


Communities set for two-week military exercise

23 September 2020
Communities set for two-week military exercise

Communities set for two-week military exercise

23 September 2020

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers, is to take part in Europe's biggest war games off the Scottish coast.


SWI group folds after 102 years

23 September 2020
SWI group folds after 102 years

SWI group folds after 102 years

23 September 2020

A Sutherland Scottish Women's Institute has closed after 102 years. Ardgay and Culrain SWI was left with just five members.


Basking shark sighting suggests breeding hotspot off Scottish coast

22 September 2020
Basking shark sighting suggests breeding hotspot off Scottish coast

Basking shark sighting suggests breeding hotspot off Scottish coast

22 September 2020

A basking shark tagged off County Clare in Ireland has been re-sighted months later off the west coast of Scotland looking for a mate.


Memories of a lost climber: Chance meeting brings solace to Assynt rescue leader

14 September 2020
Memories of a lost climber: Chance meeting brings solace to Assynt rescue leader

Memories of a lost climber: Chance meeting brings solace to Assynt rescue leader

14 September 2020

An extraordinary chance meeting on a Sutherland mountain a fortnight ago has brought comfort to Assynt Mountain Rescue Team leader Sue Agnew.


Former Dornoch man discovers 5500-year-old cup in loch

23 June 2020
Former Dornoch man discovers 5500-year-old cup in loch

Former Dornoch man discovers 5500-year-old cup in loch

23 June 2020

A former Royal Navy diver has discovered an almost completely intact 5500-year-old cup, hidden in the mud of a loch in the Outer Hebrides.


Former Durness bookshop operator has new book published

31 May 2020
Former Durness bookshop operator has new book published

Former Durness bookshop operator has new book published

31 May 2020

He ran the remotest bookshop on mainland Britain for 15 years.


Twin girls for Sutherland landowners who lost three children in Sri Lankan bombing

11 March 2020
Twin girls for Sutherland landowners who lost three children in Sri Lankan bombing

Twin girls for Sutherland landowners who lost three children in Sri Lankan bombing

11 March 2020

Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife Anne are celebrating the birth of twin girls a year after losing three children in the Sri Lankan bomb attacks.


Twelve year old objects to Sutherland spaceport

10 March 2020
Twelve year old objects to Sutherland spaceport

Twelve year old objects to Sutherland spaceport

10 March 2020

Scotland's leading young environmentalist has objected to Britain's first vertical launch spaceport planned for the Moine Peninsula near Tongue.


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