Home   Authors   Author

Niall Harkiss


Rural communities reporter

Niall Harkiss is our rural communities reporter, mostly covering stories for the Northern Times, Ross-shire Journal and Strathspey and Badenoch Herald titles. An experienced writer and publisher covering sport and community news, Niall joined the company in 2021.

Niall Harkiss

Sutherland beaches among top seaside hotspots in Times 'best beaches guide'

04 July 2022
Sutherland beaches among top seaside hotspots in Times 'best beaches guide'

Sutherland beaches among top seaside hotspots in Times 'best beaches guide'

04 July 2022

Four Highland beaches have been named in this year's Times best beaches guide.


Book and arts festival gears up for September return

30 June 2022
Book and arts festival gears up for September return

Book and arts festival gears up for September return

30 June 2022

A book and arts festival in Tain has announced plans for its second year.


Helmsdale overwhelm Melvich to take top spot

28 June 2022
Helmsdale overwhelm Melvich to take top spot

Helmsdale overwhelm Melvich to take top spot

28 June 2022

With Lairg Rovers on cup duty, Helmsdale United grabbed a big win to go top.


'Operational difficulties' lead to cancellation of Highland gathering

28 June 2022
'Operational difficulties' lead to cancellation of Highland gathering

'Operational difficulties' lead to cancellation of Highland gathering

28 June 2022

Several factors combined to force the cancellation of the games.


Helmsdale United stun Lairg Rovers to blow title race wide open

17 June 2022
Helmsdale United stun Lairg Rovers to blow title race wide open

Helmsdale United stun Lairg Rovers to blow title race wide open

17 June 2022

Big result at Couper Park.


Sutherland drummers turn out for Highland youth musicians finale

14 June 2022
Sutherland drummers turn out for Highland youth musicians finale

Sutherland drummers turn out for Highland youth musicians finale

14 June 2022

Seven drummers from a Sutherland based pipe band represented half of the drum core.


Champions crowned as 'Orion' take plaudits on Golspie High School sports day

10 June 2022
Champions crowned as 'Orion' take plaudits on Golspie High School sports day

Champions crowned as 'Orion' take plaudits on Golspie High School sports day

10 June 2022

Golspie pupils competed in their annual school sports day on June 2.


Flow Country 'vital in fight against climate change' – UK Minister for Scotland backs World Heritage bid

09 June 2022
Flow Country 'vital in fight against climate change' – UK Minister for Scotland backs World Heritage bid

Flow Country 'vital in fight against climate change' – UK Minister for Scotland backs World Heritage bid

09 June 2022

Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart MP has joined the call for The Flow Country to become a UNESCO World Heritage site


Community drop-in sessions return strong support for north peatland's World Heritage bid

03 June 2022
Community drop-in sessions return strong support for north peatland's World Heritage bid

Community drop-in sessions return strong support for north peatland's World Heritage bid

03 June 2022

The Flow Country in Sutherland and Caithness has moved closer to achieving World Heritage Site status.


Road closed for several weeks after damage to bridge near Altass

02 June 2022
Road closed for several weeks after damage to bridge near Altass

Road closed for several weeks after damage to bridge near Altass

02 June 2022

A section of road just off the A837 from Invershin to Lochinver has been temporarily closed.


WATCH: Triumphant return for Sutherland pipe band after two year absence

02 June 2022
WATCH: Triumphant return for Sutherland pipe band after two year absence

WATCH: Triumphant return for Sutherland pipe band after two year absence

02 June 2022

Dornoch Pipe Band made their long awaited return last Saturday.


Sutherland seaside locations recognised in Scotland's beach awards

01 June 2022
Sutherland seaside locations recognised in Scotland's beach awards

Sutherland seaside locations recognised in Scotland's beach awards

01 June 2022

Beaches in Dornoch, Durness and Brora have been recognised.


Review on investment to tackle cost of living crisis to be published

31 May 2022
Review on investment to tackle cost of living crisis to be published

Review on investment to tackle cost of living crisis to be published

31 May 2022

Finance secretary Kate Forbes will today publish the Resource Spending Review


Car parks in Durness and Golspie to take part in overnight charge pilot

30 May 2022
Car parks in Durness and Golspie to take part in overnight charge pilot

Car parks in Durness and Golspie to take part in overnight charge pilot

30 May 2022

Overnight short stay parking by motorhome users is being piloted in two Sutherland car parks.


Dornoch cricket club's 'incredible' rise from the ashes

30 May 2022
Dornoch cricket club's 'incredible' rise from the ashes

Dornoch cricket club's 'incredible' rise from the ashes

30 May 2022

More than 25 years have passed since cricket has been played in the town.


Council issue reminder of single-use plastics ban starting next month

30 May 2022
Council issue reminder of single-use plastics ban starting next month

Council issue reminder of single-use plastics ban starting next month

30 May 2022

Scotland will be the first UK nation to pursue a ban on single-use plastics


WATCH: Walton and O'Driscoll triumph on final day of Cape Wrath Ultra

30 May 2022
WATCH: Walton and O'Driscoll triumph on final day of Cape Wrath Ultra

WATCH: Walton and O'Driscoll triumph on final day of Cape Wrath Ultra

30 May 2022

After 8 days, just 104 of 270 runners crossed the finish line.


'I think I needed a cuddle at the end' — Cape Wrath Ultra reaches Kinlochbervie on day seven

29 May 2022
'I think I needed a cuddle at the end' — Cape Wrath Ultra reaches Kinlochbervie on day seven

'I think I needed a cuddle at the end' — Cape Wrath Ultra reaches Kinlochbervie on day seven

29 May 2022

The lead changed again on day seven of the 2022 Cape Wrath Ultra


WATCH: Day six of Cape Wrath Ultra passes through Assynt as race hots up for exciting conclusion

28 May 2022
WATCH: Day six of Cape Wrath Ultra passes through Assynt as race hots up for exciting conclusion

WATCH: Day six of Cape Wrath Ultra passes through Assynt as race hots up for exciting conclusion

28 May 2022

The race is set up for an exciting conclusion.


Edinburgh fundraising association seek applications from good causes in Sutherland

28 May 2022
Edinburgh fundraising association seek applications from good causes in Sutherland

Edinburgh fundraising association seek applications from good causes in Sutherland

28 May 2022

The Edinburgh Sutherland Association is calling on good causes in Sutherland to apply for funding.


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More