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A lasting legacy for Cape Wrath Challenge

14 April 2021
A lasting legacy for Cape Wrath Challenge

A lasting legacy for Cape Wrath Challenge

14 April 2021

IT may be the end of the road for one of the most remote marathons– but now organisers are aiming to cross the finish with a prize for the community.


It's a Handa life for island's Scottish Wildlife Trust rangers

13 April 2021
It's a Handa life for island's Scottish Wildlife Trust rangers

It's a Handa life for island's Scottish Wildlife Trust rangers

13 April 2021

IT is a job strictly for the birds. A man and a woman are helping look after one of Scotland’s remotest seabird colonies on a tiny island.


Sutherland estates' owner sees company profits rise during pandemic

13 April 2021
Sutherland estates' owner sees company profits rise during pandemic

Sutherland estates' owner sees company profits rise during pandemic

13 April 2021

Scotland's richest man – who owns a large swathe of Sutherland – has got a lot richer after his company recorded massive profits in the pandemic.


Outrage as couple set up camp at historic north west Sutherland ruin

31 March 2021
Outrage as couple set up camp at historic north west Sutherland ruin

Outrage as couple set up camp at historic north west Sutherland ruin

31 March 2021

A confrontation between local residents and a couple camping at a historic Sutherland ruin is feared to be a foretaste of what is to come this summer.


Smoo Cave Hotel set to double in size

11 March 2021
Smoo Cave Hotel set to double in size

Smoo Cave Hotel set to double in size

11 March 2021

One of the country’s remotest hotels is set to double in size because of a boom in staycations.


Pie shop with 1000 applicants left hunting for new boss

12 December 2020
Pie shop with 1000 applicants left hunting for new boss

Pie shop with 1000 applicants left hunting for new boss

12 December 2020

Lochinver Larder still on the lookout for a new general manager after final two candidates pull out at 11th hour


'Ring of steel' fears as developer appeals wind farm decision

11 December 2020
'Ring of steel' fears as developer appeals wind farm decision

'Ring of steel' fears as developer appeals wind farm decision

11 December 2020

A new fight over a controversial "ring of steel" wind farm planned in East Sutherland has started after the developer appealed.


Durness landlord battles back after military planning backfires!

11 December 2020
Durness landlord battles back after military planning backfires!

Durness landlord battles back after military planning backfires!

11 December 2020

A pub boss is fighting back after Europe's biggest war games claimed an unexpected direct hit – nearly 900 pints of beer!


Green jobs boom could benefit rural areas like Sutherland

09 December 2020
Green jobs boom could benefit rural areas like Sutherland

Green jobs boom could benefit rural areas like Sutherland

09 December 2020

Nature-based employment is making a significant contribution to the Scottish economy, amounting to at least 195,000 jobs in 2019.


Concerns raised for rural tenants over Fair Rents Bill

09 December 2020
Concerns raised for rural tenants over Fair Rents Bill

Concerns raised for rural tenants over Fair Rents Bill

09 December 2020

A rural business association has warned that tenants could be subjected to higher and more frequent rent rises if the Fair Rents Bill is passed.


Report show importance of Flow Country's peat stores

09 December 2020
Report show importance of Flow Country's peat stores

Report show importance of Flow Country's peat stores

09 December 2020

The importance of the Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland has been highlighted by a new report.


Deal puts local firm in pole position for wind farm jobs

08 December 2020
Deal puts local firm in pole position for wind farm jobs

Deal puts local firm in pole position for wind farm jobs

08 December 2020

Hopes of local jobs connected to a Sutherland wind farm have been boosted after a pledge was made with a local contractor.


Povlsen accused of 'hypocrisy' over Shetland spaceport investment

05 December 2020
Povlsen accused of 'hypocrisy' over Shetland spaceport investment

Povlsen accused of 'hypocrisy' over Shetland spaceport investment

05 December 2020

£1.43m investment in Shetland Space Hub comes after landowner's firm called for judicial review of Sutherland bid


Concern over lack of resources to back up access rights

04 December 2020
Concern over lack of resources to back up access rights

Concern over lack of resources to back up access rights

04 December 2020

Outdoor groups and landowners are calling for better resources to support Scotland’s "world-class" access rights.


Golspie ambulance station set to be manned 24/7

04 December 2020
Golspie ambulance station set to be manned 24/7

Golspie ambulance station set to be manned 24/7

04 December 2020

There has been a big boost for health care in parts of Sutherland with the news that Golspie ambulance station is to be manned around the clock.


Final ascent of mountaineering legend Hamish MacInnes

04 December 2020
Final ascent of mountaineering legend Hamish MacInnes

Final ascent of mountaineering legend Hamish MacInnes

04 December 2020

Legendary Scottish mountaineer and inventor Hamish MacInnes will today make one last emotional journey through the village he loved.


PICTURES: Whale rescuer using biscuits to nurse red squirrel back to health

03 December 2020
PICTURES: Whale rescuer using biscuits to nurse red squirrel back to health

PICTURES: Whale rescuer using biscuits to nurse red squirrel back to health

03 December 2020

A leading conservationist normally used to saving whales and dolphins is nursing a badly-injured baby red squirrel back to health.


New guidance on campervan and motorhome waste disposal facilities issued

03 December 2020
New guidance on campervan and motorhome waste disposal facilities issued

New guidance on campervan and motorhome waste disposal facilities issued

03 December 2020

A publication of new user-friendly guidance for developers of campervan waste disposal points has been issued.


Deaths at sea on rise in Scotland, says Marine Accident Investigation Branch report

02 December 2020
Deaths at sea on rise in Scotland, says Marine Accident Investigation Branch report

Deaths at sea on rise in Scotland, says Marine Accident Investigation Branch report

02 December 2020

Report includes William Sutherland (51), who died in September last year when his boat capsized as it entered the mouth of Brora river.


Assynt rescue team help injured walker to safety

01 December 2020
Assynt rescue team help injured walker to safety

Assynt rescue team help injured walker to safety

01 December 2020

Mountain rescuers stretchered an injured woman walker off a Sutherland hill.


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