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£100 million wind farm factory in firth could create up to 450 jobs

£100 million wind farm factory in firth could create up to 450 jobs

£100 million wind farm factory in firth could create up to 450 jobs

23 October 2020

HUNDREDS of jobs could be created under ambitious £100 million plans to construct a major offshore wind fabrication yard at a Cromarty Firth port.


Met Office issues yellow warning for south-eastern Sutherland

Met Office issues yellow warning for south-eastern Sutherland

Met Office issues yellow warning for south-eastern Sutherland

21 October 2020

ANOTHER yellow weather warning has been issued for parts of Sutherland – amid forecasts for yet more heavy rain.


Far North Line flooding sparks rail cancellations

Far North Line flooding sparks rail cancellations

Far North Line flooding sparks rail cancellations

21 October 2020

FLOODING has sparked the closure of the Far North Line and the cancellation of railway services on the route.


Trees for Life links with Sutherland Estates for red squirrel release project

Trees for Life links with Sutherland Estates for red squirrel release project

Trees for Life links with Sutherland Estates for red squirrel release project

20 October 2020

A PROJECT to release red squirrels into woodlands around Golspie is under way.


Environmental campaigners hold protest today in Highland capital

Environmental campaigners hold protest today in Highland capital

Environmental campaigners hold protest today in Highland capital

16 October 2020

The Clean Up Your Act event was outside Barclays Bank, in Union Street, and was opposed to investment in fossil fuel financing.


Online north climate change conference to take place next month

Online north climate change conference to take place next month

Online north climate change conference to take place next month

14 October 2020

Highland Council is to hold an online conference to discuss the regional, national and global response to climate change.


Fishery board crackdown following river 'incident'

Fishery board crackdown following river 'incident'

Fishery board crackdown following river 'incident'

12 October 2020

A fishery board in Ross-shire has warned patrols across the widespread area it covers will continue to crack down on illegal fishing.


Dachshund reunited with owner after seven days lost in Lairg forest

Dachshund reunited with owner after seven days lost in Lairg forest

Dachshund reunited with owner after seven days lost in Lairg forest

09 October 2020

A massive operation involving stalkers, quad bikes, drones and many locals ended with success as a small dog was finally found in a Lairg forest.


Estate calls in watchdog over nature scheme

Estate calls in watchdog over nature scheme

Estate calls in watchdog over nature scheme

03 October 2020

An Assynt estate is calling on a public spending watchdog to investigate a grant to put up a £200,000 deer fence as part of a conservation project.


Butterfly survey is ‘worrying’

Butterfly survey is ‘worrying’

Butterfly survey is ‘worrying’

30 September 2020

A WILDLIFE charity says it is worried by the findings of its annual Big Butterfly Count.


Environmental group's apple tree dream for Sutherland

Environmental group's apple tree dream for Sutherland

Environmental group's apple tree dream for Sutherland

29 September 2020

Environmental group Planet Sutherland is considering expanding its pilot apple tree planting project, but is consulting residents in the county.


Quinag at centre of new wildlife project

Quinag at centre of new wildlife project

Quinag at centre of new wildlife project

28 September 2020

One of the most stunning and dramatic areas of Sutherland is to be explored in an exciting new project.


Stowaway Brora cat takes trip to Mey

Stowaway Brora cat takes trip to Mey

Stowaway Brora cat takes trip to Mey

26 September 2020

Bella the Brora cat had her owner make an unscheduled trip north on her trail after she sneaked into the back of a delivery van.


Highland Council outlines carbon savings total over past year

Highland Council outlines carbon savings total over past year

Highland Council outlines carbon savings total over past year

25 September 2020

Councillors have commended Highland Council’s ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint over the past year.


Sutherland village records 'coldest September temperature in Scotland for 20 years'

Sutherland village records 'coldest September temperature in Scotland for 20 years'

Sutherland village records 'coldest September temperature in Scotland for 20 years'

24 September 2020

A SUTHERLAND village is once again living up to it moniker as the coldest spot in the UK after the mercury plunged last night.


Basking shark sighting suggests breeding hotspot off Scottish coast

Basking shark sighting suggests breeding hotspot off Scottish coast

Basking shark sighting suggests breeding hotspot off Scottish coast

22 September 2020

A basking shark tagged off County Clare in Ireland has been re-sighted months later off the west coast of Scotland looking for a mate.


Squirrel spotters can help conservation efforts in Sutherland

Squirrel spotters can help conservation efforts in Sutherland

Squirrel spotters can help conservation efforts in Sutherland

21 September 2020

SIGHTINGS of red squirrels could help to boost efforts to reintroduce the much-loved species to parts of the Highlands.


Electric vehicle and environment views sought as council marks Climate Week

Electric vehicle and environment views sought as council marks Climate Week

Electric vehicle and environment views sought as council marks Climate Week

14 September 2020

OPINIONS and ideas over electric transport uptake are being sought by Highland Council at a series of special events to mark Scotland's Climate Week.


Marine Conservation Society urges members of the public to join its Great British Beach Clean

Marine Conservation Society urges members of the public to join its Great British Beach Clean

Marine Conservation Society urges members of the public to join its Great British Beach Clean

08 September 2020

The Marine Conservation Society’s annual Great British Beach Clean is back for a whole week of beach cleaning events.


Dealing with the mess left behind after lockdown

Dealing with the mess left behind after lockdown

Dealing with the mess left behind after lockdown

06 September 2020

Beauty spots have been hit hard by an influx of visitors since lockdown. John Davidson spoke to one land manager about some of the issues


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