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Stricken Kinlochbervie boat in nine-hour rescue operation

17 February 2022
Stricken Kinlochbervie boat in nine-hour rescue operation

Stricken Kinlochbervie boat in nine-hour rescue operation

17 February 2022

Kinlochbervie-based Loch Inchard III had a seven strong crew on board at the time.


Sutherland councillor slams 'ludicrous' cost of housing as four-bedroom property on NC500 route in Clachtoll goes on market at asking price of over £800k

04 February 2022
Sutherland councillor slams 'ludicrous' cost of housing as four-bedroom property on NC500 route in Clachtoll goes on market at asking price of over £800k

Sutherland councillor slams 'ludicrous' cost of housing as four-bedroom property on NC500 route in Clachtoll goes on market at asking price of over £800k

04 February 2022

The home is believed to be the most expensive of its type to go on the market in the area.


Durness recycling group holds out hope of coastal ranger service returning with prospect of new funding

07 January 2022
Durness recycling group holds out hope of coastal ranger service returning with prospect of new funding

Durness recycling group holds out hope of coastal ranger service returning with prospect of new funding

07 January 2022

The marine recycling group announced in November that it was ending the seasonal coastal ranger service.


Durness hit by 2.3 magnitude earthquake on New Year's Day

04 January 2022
Durness hit by 2.3 magnitude earthquake on New Year's Day

Durness hit by 2.3 magnitude earthquake on New Year's Day

04 January 2022

There are roughly 200-300 quakes in Britain every year, but the vast majority are so small that no one notices them.


Decision to end Durness beach ranger project 'heartbreaking'

18 November 2021
Decision to end Durness beach ranger project 'heartbreaking'

Decision to end Durness beach ranger project 'heartbreaking'

18 November 2021

Durness based Plastic@Bay has said it can no longer fund the seasonal ranger service.


Dornoch native and ex-Royal Navy diver Chris Murray 'honoured' at special HMS Victory dinner invitation

03 November 2021
Dornoch native and ex-Royal Navy diver Chris Murray 'honoured' at special HMS Victory dinner invitation

Dornoch native and ex-Royal Navy diver Chris Murray 'honoured' at special HMS Victory dinner invitation

03 November 2021

The dinner next month is being billed as a night to celebrate Royal Navy diving in war and peace.


Povlsen revealed as backer of Prince William's Earthshot Prize

02 November 2021
Povlsen revealed as backer of Prince William's Earthshot Prize

Povlsen revealed as backer of Prince William's Earthshot Prize

02 November 2021

Business tycoon Mr Povlsen is one of 11 “Global Alliance Founding Partners” of the awards.


John Lennon's caricature fetches £800

01 November 2021
John Lennon's caricature fetches £800

John Lennon's caricature fetches £800

01 November 2021

The guide price set for the drawing was from £500-£800.


Lennon caricature linked to Durness to go under hammer

27 October 2021
Lennon caricature linked to Durness to go under hammer

Lennon caricature linked to Durness to go under hammer

27 October 2021

The village of Durness has a memorial garden to Lennon featuring stones engraved with In My Life lyrics.


Paragliding crash film to be shown at COP26

23 October 2021
Paragliding crash film to be shown at COP26

Paragliding crash film to be shown at COP26

23 October 2021

Both the 20-minute film and a separate TV documentary by actress Joanna Lumley will be a tribute to cameraman Dan Burton (54) who died in the crash.


Mountain Rescue Team becomes a lifesaving flying squad thanks to a big-hearted donor

22 October 2021
Mountain Rescue Team becomes a lifesaving flying squad thanks to a big-hearted donor

Mountain Rescue Team becomes a lifesaving flying squad thanks to a big-hearted donor

22 October 2021

A gift of £14,000 has allowed Assynt Mountain Rescue Team to purchase two state-of-the-art drones, as “a game changer” for rescue in the far north.


Call to change fire crew numbers game

22 October 2021
Call to change fire crew numbers game

Call to change fire crew numbers game

22 October 2021

Highland stations have had to shut over crew numbers, leading to calls for a pioneering trial in north-west Sutherland.


Massive search for missing man called off after seven hours

19 October 2021
Massive search for missing man called off after seven hours

Massive search for missing man called off after seven hours

19 October 2021

Coastguard teams from Ullapool, Durness, Achiltibuie and Kinlochbervie had to hike several miles in wet and windy weather to Sandwood Bay.


Man rescued after slip at Stoer lighthouse

18 October 2021
Man rescued after slip at Stoer lighthouse

Man rescued after slip at Stoer lighthouse

18 October 2021

A man was airlifted to safety after injuring himself on rocks in Sutherland at the weekend.


Climbers 'so grateful' for 'top class' rescue from Old Man of Stoer

24 September 2021
Climbers 'so grateful' for 'top class' rescue from Old Man of Stoer

Climbers 'so grateful' for 'top class' rescue from Old Man of Stoer

24 September 2021

Two men have spoken about their harrowing experience of becoming stuck on a 60 metre (200ft) sandstone sea stack in Sutherland.


Nato military exercises lead to Lochinver lifeboat call-out

21 September 2021
Nato military exercises lead to Lochinver lifeboat call-out

Nato military exercises lead to Lochinver lifeboat call-out

21 September 2021

Nato war games sparked a major air and sea emergency off Lochinver on Monday night.


Climate campaigner Sacha Dench survives paraglider crash which killed cameraman

20 September 2021
Climate campaigner Sacha Dench survives paraglider crash which killed cameraman

Climate campaigner Sacha Dench survives paraglider crash which killed cameraman

20 September 2021

An investigation has been launched after 'Human Swan' Sacha Dench miraculously survived a mid-air collision which killed a companion camerman.


Povlsen says he won't appeal space hub decision

10 September 2021
Povlsen says he won't appeal space hub decision

Povlsen says he won't appeal space hub decision

10 September 2021

Billionaire landowner Anders Holch Povlsen has conceded defeat in stopping the UK's first vertical launch space port in the Highlands.


'Dancing' dolphins captured by Sutherland-raised photographer

10 September 2021
'Dancing' dolphins captured by Sutherland-raised photographer

'Dancing' dolphins captured by Sutherland-raised photographer

10 September 2021

A Dornoch-raised photographer has captured pictures of a pod of "dancing" bottlenose dolphins which put on an amazing acrobatic display in the Minch.


Call to sign up special constables to patrol NC500 hotspots

10 September 2021
Call to sign up special constables to patrol NC500 hotspots

Call to sign up special constables to patrol NC500 hotspots

10 September 2021

A plea to recruit special constables around the North Coast 500 route has been made by a north-west Highland councillor.


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