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ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Explore the forest trails where Strathpuffer bikers have a blast

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Explore the forest trails where Strathpuffer bikers have a blast

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Explore the forest trails where Strathpuffer bikers have a blast

21 January 2024

John Davidson enjoys some rare winter sunshine on a family walk in a popular Highland forest


OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: The wonders of winter below glorious Assynt mountains

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: The wonders of winter below glorious Assynt mountains

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: The wonders of winter below glorious Assynt mountains

18 January 2024

Clear skies, freezing air and snow-capped hills – a perfect chance to explore quiet Highland roads by bike in the off-season


NICKY MARR: Surely I'm not the only one struggling with phone addiction

NICKY MARR: Surely I'm not the only one struggling with phone addiction

NICKY MARR: Surely I'm not the only one struggling with phone addiction

17 January 2024

I can’t seem to help myself. I am addicted to my phone.


EMMA RODDICK: 'At work, every positive decision is marred by the bigger picture'

EMMA RODDICK: 'At work, every positive decision is marred by the bigger picture'

EMMA RODDICK: 'At work, every positive decision is marred by the bigger picture'

16 January 2024

She says 'I’m reminded dozens of times a day of the cost of being in the union.'


LUCY BEATTIE: Crofting a crucial local player amid global challenges

LUCY BEATTIE: Crofting a crucial local player amid global challenges

LUCY BEATTIE: Crofting a crucial local player amid global challenges

14 January 2024

New Ross-shire Journal columnist Lucy Beattie from Wester Ross discusses the importance of local crofting amid global challenges.


How to have fun – and stay safe – in the Highland mountains this winter

How to have fun – and stay safe – in the Highland mountains this winter

How to have fun – and stay safe – in the Highland mountains this winter

13 January 2024

Ben Gibson, mountain safety adviser at Mountaineering Scotland, encourages people who are planning to head to the hills this winter to think ahead


NICKY MARR: Mr Bates vs the Post Office and the power of the arts

NICKY MARR: Mr Bates vs the Post Office and the power of the arts

NICKY MARR: Mr Bates vs the Post Office and the power of the arts

10 January 2024

If you’ve not yet seen the four-part drama, you’ll have heard about it.


ARIANE BURGESS: in these challenging times when many of us feel powerless and depressed

ARIANE BURGESS: in these challenging times when many of us feel powerless and depressed

ARIANE BURGESS: in these challenging times when many of us feel powerless and depressed

09 January 2024

She says 'Eco-anxiety, the distress caused by these emergencies, is increasingly recognised,' asking 'how can we cope with these feelings?'


Your life in stars: What does 2024 have in store for you?

Your life in stars: What does 2024 have in store for you?

Your life in stars: What does 2024 have in store for you?

31 December 2023

The horoscopes for year ahead, by Patrick Arundell


Nature worries in Highlands are tip of the iceberg – but unlike the Titanic, we can avoid it

Nature worries in Highlands are tip of the iceberg – but unlike the Titanic, we can avoid it

Nature worries in Highlands are tip of the iceberg – but unlike the Titanic, we can avoid it

31 December 2023

Making Space for Nature by Imogen Furlong


Nicky Marr: Could we be doing more to check in on neighbours?

Nicky Marr: Could we be doing more to check in on neighbours?

Nicky Marr: Could we be doing more to check in on neighbours?

20 December 2023

We’re inescapably on the countdown to Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Are we winning?


HEALTH MATTERS: Focussing on what really matters for a happier Christmas

HEALTH MATTERS: Focussing on what really matters for a happier Christmas

HEALTH MATTERS: Focussing on what really matters for a happier Christmas

16 December 2023

I am not a great fan of Black Friday. It seems to be a rather artificial exercise in advertising and commercialism.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Loch Ness run heads for the heart of darkness

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Loch Ness run heads for the heart of darkness

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Loch Ness run heads for the heart of darkness

16 December 2023

John Davidson takes to the trails on South Loch Ness-side with his headtorch as the light fades for a late afternoon winter run


Does your small business have what it takes to be a winner in the FSB awards?

Does your small business have what it takes to be a winner in the FSB awards?

Does your small business have what it takes to be a winner in the FSB awards?

15 December 2023

Whatever 2023 has been like for you, we all hope to start the next year on a high.


EMMA RODDICK: Budget time 'means a lot of stressed and gloomy-looking politicians'

EMMA RODDICK: Budget time 'means a lot of stressed and gloomy-looking politicians'

EMMA RODDICK: Budget time 'means a lot of stressed and gloomy-looking politicians'

12 December 2023

She says 'unfortunately, the UK government’s autumn statement delivered a worst-case scenario for Scotland.'


Nicky Marr: Talking can bring comfort during festive period

Nicky Marr: Talking can bring comfort during festive period

Nicky Marr: Talking can bring comfort during festive period

06 December 2023

Take time to be kind to ourselves, focus on what matters, and lean into the love of those who we do have around us.


ARIANE BURGESS: The wellbeing economy aims to create a more fair and inclusive society

ARIANE BURGESS: The wellbeing economy aims to create a more fair and inclusive society

ARIANE BURGESS: The wellbeing economy aims to create a more fair and inclusive society

05 December 2023

She say amid 'the challenge of the climate and nature emergency, the wellbeing economy approach is a great way to go.'


PETE MALONE COLUMN: Make a Christmas wish for peace in the Holy Land

PETE MALONE COLUMN: Make a Christmas wish for peace in the Holy Land

PETE MALONE COLUMN: Make a Christmas wish for peace in the Holy Land

02 December 2023

At this time of year many people’s thoughts turn to the Middle East and the events of 2000 years ago when the Christ child was born.


JAMIE HALCRO JOHNSTON: 'No more excuses. No more delays. Get the A9 dualled'

JAMIE HALCRO JOHNSTON: 'No more excuses. No more delays. Get the A9 dualled'

JAMIE HALCRO JOHNSTON: 'No more excuses. No more delays. Get the A9 dualled'

29 November 2023

He says 'the promised autumn update on a new timescale has been missed – as if we’re not already used enough to missed SNP A9 deadlines.'


Nicky Marr: A bid farewell to the BT phone book after 150 years

Nicky Marr: A bid farewell to the BT phone book after 150 years

Nicky Marr: A bid farewell to the BT phone book after 150 years

29 November 2023

Ringing changes on part of our shared history


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