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Thief gets two-year ban from places of worship after targeting Highland churches

Thief gets two-year ban from places of worship after targeting Highland churches

Thief gets two-year ban from places of worship after targeting Highland churches

22 August 2023

Sheriff Gary Aitken branded the behaviour as "repugnant and a truly appalling course of dishonest conduct".


New sheriff for Tain court

New sheriff for Tain court

New sheriff for Tain court

14 August 2023

A new sheriff is set to start at Tain Sheriff Court next month.


Golspie joiner launched assault following smack in the face from top hat wearer in Dingwall pub, court hears

Golspie joiner launched assault following smack in the face from top hat wearer in Dingwall pub, court hears

Golspie joiner launched assault following smack in the face from top hat wearer in Dingwall pub, court hears

08 August 2023

A request to try on a top hat being worn by a Dingwall pub customer led to two men coming to blows.


Thief who targeted churches and schools gets chance to avoid jail

Thief who targeted churches and schools gets chance to avoid jail

Thief who targeted churches and schools gets chance to avoid jail

24 July 2023

He admitted a total of 11 charges of dishonesty across the Highlands.


Former Celtic youth coach who sexually assaulted boys while running Highland soccer academy is jailed

Former Celtic youth coach who sexually assaulted boys while running Highland soccer academy is jailed

Former Celtic youth coach who sexually assaulted boys while running Highland soccer academy is jailed

10 July 2023

He insisted nothing 'sinister' had gone on when he shared a bed with boys under his care


'Disappearing up the neck of a bottle will not help': Sheriff tells Sutherland woman who spat at police to address her health issues

'Disappearing up the neck of a bottle will not help': Sheriff tells Sutherland woman who spat at police to address her health issues

'Disappearing up the neck of a bottle will not help': Sheriff tells Sutherland woman who spat at police to address her health issues

01 July 2023

Naomi MacIvor admitted threatening behaviour and two charges of assault.


Brora man who assaulted children is sentenced to unpaid work

Brora man who assaulted children is sentenced to unpaid work

Brora man who assaulted children is sentenced to unpaid work

22 June 2023

The assaults occurred in properties in Ardersier and Inverness between June 2019 and May, 2022.


Man's partner found indecent images on phone in Brora

Man's partner found indecent images on phone in Brora

Man's partner found indecent images on phone in Brora

21 June 2023

Police received a tip-off that indecent images of children were on devices belonging to a Welshman who was staying with his partner in Brora.


Fraudster to pay back Sutherland blind woman he conned or risk going to jail

Fraudster to pay back Sutherland blind woman he conned or risk going to jail

Fraudster to pay back Sutherland blind woman he conned or risk going to jail

20 June 2023

The sheriff told him if it was not for his solicitor's plea, he had an 18-month prison sentence in mind.


Boy (15) faces murder charge after man's death in Alness

Boy (15) faces murder charge after man's death in Alness

Boy (15) faces murder charge after man's death in Alness

19 June 2023

The teenager made no plea, was committed for further examination and released on bail.


Shocking catalogue of driving offences on Ross-shire and Sutherland roads over weekend

Shocking catalogue of driving offences on Ross-shire and Sutherland roads over weekend

Shocking catalogue of driving offences on Ross-shire and Sutherland roads over weekend

12 June 2023

'I urge drivers to think about not only themselves but others who are using the road network too.'


Caithness seafood firm fined £80k over 'entirely avoidable' death of fisherman

Caithness seafood firm fined £80k over 'entirely avoidable' death of fisherman

Caithness seafood firm fined £80k over 'entirely avoidable' death of fisherman

09 June 2023

A Caithness seafood company has been fined £80,000 after a fisherman drowned when his leg was caught in a rope and he was pulled overboard.


Air weapons found in unlocked cupboard at Lairg home

Air weapons found in unlocked cupboard at Lairg home

Air weapons found in unlocked cupboard at Lairg home

02 June 2023

A Sutherland man got an expensive reminder that air weapons must be licensed and kept secure when he was fined a total of £865


Sutherland man jailed for supply of cocaine worth over £12,000

Sutherland man jailed for supply of cocaine worth over £12,000

Sutherland man jailed for supply of cocaine worth over £12,000

02 June 2023

A 27-year-old first offender from Sutherland was jailed for 18 months after being caught bringing cocaine worth £12,500 into the Highlands.


Dornoch Cathedral among churches and schools across the Highlands targeted by thief

Dornoch Cathedral among churches and schools across the Highlands targeted by thief

Dornoch Cathedral among churches and schools across the Highlands targeted by thief

31 May 2023

Stuart Liley was also found 'in suspicious circumstances' at Dornoch Academy.


Two charged over housebreakings and thefts in Sutherland, Ross-shire and Orkney

Two charged over housebreakings and thefts in Sutherland, Ross-shire and Orkney

Two charged over housebreakings and thefts in Sutherland, Ross-shire and Orkney

28 May 2023

A man and woman have been charged with a number of offences and are due to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday.


Jail warning as former Easter Ross football coach found guilty of sexually assaulting boys

Jail warning as former Easter Ross football coach found guilty of sexually assaulting boys

Jail warning as former Easter Ross football coach found guilty of sexually assaulting boys

19 May 2023

A former Celtic youth coach has been convicted of sexually assaulting boys who he had befriended while running a soccer academy in Easter Ross.


Black Isle charity embezzler who pocketed over £18K is sentenced at Highland court

Black Isle charity embezzler who pocketed over £18K is sentenced at Highland court

Black Isle charity embezzler who pocketed over £18K is sentenced at Highland court

18 May 2023

His defence agent said first offender Bound had 'suffered a kind of brain fog and was ashamed and embarrassed about what he had done.


Dornoch woman spat at police in tirade of abuse

Dornoch woman spat at police in tirade of abuse

Dornoch woman spat at police in tirade of abuse

17 May 2023

A tirade of abuse was directed at police when they were called to a Dornoch housing estate to deal with a possible disturbance.


Former Sutherland football coach accused of sex offences against children

Former Sutherland football coach accused of sex offences against children

Former Sutherland football coach accused of sex offences against children

16 May 2023

A boy was abused by his football coach for years after joining a local soccer team, a jury has been told.


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