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Castle of Mey to feature in this weekend’s episode of Royal Kitchen Gardens

10 April 2024
Castle of Mey to feature in this weekend’s episode of Royal Kitchen Gardens

Castle of Mey to feature in this weekend’s episode of Royal Kitchen Gardens

10 April 2024

The Castle of Mey’s gardens are to feature on the small screen this weekend as Raymond Blanc’s Royal Kitchen Gardens visits Caithness.


Attempt to airlift injured fisherman from Ullapool boat abandoned due to weather conditions

21 March 2024
Attempt to airlift injured fisherman from Ullapool boat abandoned due to weather conditions

Attempt to airlift injured fisherman from Ullapool boat abandoned due to weather conditions

21 March 2024

A Coastguard spokesperson said a big swell and strong winds made it impossible to winch the injured fisherman off the boat.


Teenager with Caithness roots becomes one of Scotland's youngest mountain rescuers

11 March 2024
Teenager with Caithness roots becomes one of Scotland's youngest mountain rescuers

Teenager with Caithness roots becomes one of Scotland's youngest mountain rescuers

11 March 2024

Having climbed Africa's highest mountain aged just 16, a Highland teenager has now become one of the youngest mountain rescuers in the country.


Missing boy found safe and well in Tongue area

11 March 2024
Missing boy found safe and well in Tongue area

Missing boy found safe and well in Tongue area

11 March 2024

A 13-year-old boy who sparked a major search in Sutherland at the weekend has been found safe and well.


Assynt Mountain Rescue Team members treated to dazzling display of northern lights during a call-out

05 March 2024
Assynt Mountain Rescue Team members treated to dazzling display of northern lights during a call-out

Assynt Mountain Rescue Team members treated to dazzling display of northern lights during a call-out

05 March 2024

Assynt Mountain Rescue Team were called out on Sunday to assist a walker.


'Upland deer management doesn't get the credit it deserves,' says head of Scottish Gamekeepers' Association

29 February 2024
'Upland deer management doesn't get the credit it deserves,' says head of Scottish Gamekeepers' Association

'Upland deer management doesn't get the credit it deserves,' says head of Scottish Gamekeepers' Association

29 February 2024

Alex Hogg says that private sporting estates are not to blame for expanding deer numbers.


Injured mountain rescue team member stretchered off Cairngorms in blizzard conditions

10 February 2024
Injured mountain rescue team member stretchered off Cairngorms in blizzard conditions

Injured mountain rescue team member stretchered off Cairngorms in blizzard conditions

10 February 2024

An injured member of a mountain rescue team was stretchered nearly two-and-a-half miles in blizzard conditions in the Cairngorms last night.


Rare gull spotted in Brora

21 January 2024
Rare gull spotted in Brora

Rare gull spotted in Brora

21 January 2024

The Bonaparte's gull was listed on the Rare Bird Alert website.


Anders Holch Povlsen's Wildland Ltd reveals £9.3 million annual loss

15 January 2024
Anders Holch Povlsen's Wildland Ltd reveals £9.3 million annual loss

Anders Holch Povlsen's Wildland Ltd reveals £9.3 million annual loss

15 January 2024

Anders Holch Povlsen, 51, is a Danish businessman who made his fortune in retail.


Police confirm man missing after yacht debris found near Lochinver

11 January 2024
Police confirm man missing after yacht debris found near Lochinver

Police confirm man missing after yacht debris found near Lochinver

11 January 2024

A Police Scotland spokesperson said concerns were growing for the welfare of the missing man.


Police send in divers to search sunken yacht at Lochinver

09 January 2024
Police send in divers to search sunken yacht at Lochinver

Police send in divers to search sunken yacht at Lochinver

09 January 2024

Police Scotland confirmed today that force divers were "assisting" with the operation.


Search continues off north-west Sutherland coast after sunken yacht found - incident now a 'police matter'

07 January 2024
Search continues off north-west Sutherland coast after sunken yacht found - incident now a 'police matter'

Search continues off north-west Sutherland coast after sunken yacht found - incident now a 'police matter'

07 January 2024

It is understood divers are to search the yacht to see if anyone is inside.


Lochinver lifeboat launched after debris from yacht found off Strathan Bay

06 January 2024
Lochinver lifeboat launched after debris from yacht found off Strathan Bay

Lochinver lifeboat launched after debris from yacht found off Strathan Bay

06 January 2024

The lifeboat crew found a mast of the yacht above the water - about 25 yards from the shore.


Highland mountain rescue teams praised for 'dedication and professionalism' after busy spell

03 January 2024
Highland mountain rescue teams praised for 'dedication and professionalism' after busy spell

Highland mountain rescue teams praised for 'dedication and professionalism' after busy spell

03 January 2024

Mountain rescue teams across the Highlands have been spending time in challenging conditions to help people off the mountains this winter.


Former Drumbeg resident writes book about kayak journey from Gourock to Kinlochbervie

31 December 2023
Former Drumbeg resident writes book about kayak journey from Gourock to Kinlochbervie

Former Drumbeg resident writes book about kayak journey from Gourock to Kinlochbervie

31 December 2023

Kayaking the Sea Roads is an adventure story, but at its heart, it is a story about belonging and a deep sense of place.


UPDATE: Crew of stricken fishing vessel rescued by Lochinver lifeboat

17 November 2023
UPDATE: Crew of stricken fishing vessel rescued by Lochinver lifeboat

UPDATE: Crew of stricken fishing vessel rescued by Lochinver lifeboat

17 November 2023

The alarm was raised around midnight yesterday after a fishing vessel went aground near the entrance to Loch Broom.


Lochinver lifeboat launched this morning as fishing boat runs aground

17 November 2023
Lochinver lifeboat launched this morning as fishing boat runs aground

Lochinver lifeboat launched this morning as fishing boat runs aground

17 November 2023

The alarm was raised around midnight after the vessel got stuck in Loch Broom in Wester Ross.


VIDEO: Animal rights group's plan to rescue Britain's loneliest sheep was hijacked, say campaigners

06 November 2023
VIDEO: Animal rights group's plan to rescue Britain's loneliest sheep was hijacked, say campaigners

VIDEO: Animal rights group's plan to rescue Britain's loneliest sheep was hijacked, say campaigners

06 November 2023

Animal Rising had been preparing to rescue Fiona for five days.


Sheep stranded on its own for more than two years is rescued after Brora woman's plea for help went viral

05 November 2023
Sheep stranded on its own for more than two years is rescued after Brora woman's plea for help went viral

Sheep stranded on its own for more than two years is rescued after Brora woman's plea for help went viral

05 November 2023

Jill Turner, from Brora, first came across the ewe while kayaking in 2021.


Lochinver lifeboat launched after fishing boat sounds alarm

22 October 2023
Lochinver lifeboat launched after fishing boat sounds alarm

Lochinver lifeboat launched after fishing boat sounds alarm

22 October 2023

The lifeboat escorted the vessel back to harbour.


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