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Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

12 April 2024

Scottish Land & Estates has called for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in the wake of the debacle over a ban on wood-burning stoves in new homes.


Theft and violence costing retailers hundreds of thousands of pounds per year, new survey claims

Theft and violence costing retailers hundreds of thousands of pounds per year, new survey claims

Theft and violence costing retailers hundreds of thousands of pounds per year, new survey claims

12 April 2024

NEW figures lay bare the true cost of crime to the high-street in the face of an alarming rise in theft and violence.


‘We just want our caravans up and running again’: Caravan owners tell community council of disarray at Golspie park

‘We just want our caravans up and running again’: Caravan owners tell community council of disarray at Golspie park

‘We just want our caravans up and running again’: Caravan owners tell community council of disarray at Golspie park

12 April 2024

The Golspie Links Caravan Site was sold for £200,000 last December by Neil and Shona Morrison who had owned it for 25 years.


Nessie hunters urge Nasa to help solve Loch Ness Monster mystery

Nessie hunters urge Nasa to help solve Loch Ness Monster mystery

Nessie hunters urge Nasa to help solve Loch Ness Monster mystery

11 April 2024

Nessie hunters are about to embark on their latest search of Loch Ness - and have urged Nasa and other scientists to lend their expertise.


New children’s book by popular Inverness writer is released today

New children’s book by popular Inverness writer is released today

New children’s book by popular Inverness writer is released today

11 April 2024

Inverness Castle is among the settings of a new historic novel for young readers set during the time of Mary Queen of Scots.


Brora Ranagers manager to step down

Brora Ranagers manager to step down

Brora Ranagers manager to step down

11 April 2024

Ally Macdonald’s long and successful association with the Cattachs will come to an end this summer.


Star actors descend on Kinlochbervie to film new Netflix series

Star actors descend on Kinlochbervie to film new Netflix series

Star actors descend on Kinlochbervie to film new Netflix series

11 April 2024

The Netflix drama The Undertow began shooting near Kinlochbervie this week.


Easter Ross hydrogen plant water supply proposal drop-in

Easter Ross hydrogen plant water supply proposal drop-in

Easter Ross hydrogen plant water supply proposal drop-in

10 April 2024

Scottish Water is offering Ross-shire residents an opportunity to discuss a proposal for a new pipe to supply water to a hydrogen production plant.


New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

10 April 2024

Spending on Dounreay will amount to almost £8 billion between now and the site’s revised end date in the 2070s, it has been claimed.


‘Alasdair was a champion of the community’ — Gala committee’s tribute to ‘esteemed’ chairperson

‘Alasdair was a champion of the community’ — Gala committee’s tribute to ‘esteemed’ chairperson

‘Alasdair was a champion of the community’ — Gala committee’s tribute to ‘esteemed’ chairperson

10 April 2024

Tain Gala Association has paid tribute to its long-serving chairperson after his sudden death last Thursday at the age of 65.


Level crossing refit work to close A836 outside Lairg Railway Station

Level crossing refit work to close A836 outside Lairg Railway Station

Level crossing refit work to close A836 outside Lairg Railway Station

10 April 2024

The A836 will be closed at Lairg Railway Station later this month while a refit is carried out on the level crossing, Highland Council has warned.


UPDATE: Man (62) who went missing from the Highlands is found

UPDATE: Man (62) who went missing from the Highlands is found

UPDATE: Man (62) who went missing from the Highlands is found

10 April 2024

A 62-year-old man was traced safe and well after going missing on Monday.


Highland MSP seeks urgent clarification over woodburning stove ban in new-build properties

Highland MSP seeks urgent clarification over woodburning stove ban in new-build properties

Highland MSP seeks urgent clarification over woodburning stove ban in new-build properties

10 April 2024

‘This new guidance has left Highland householders amazed and bemused’


New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

10 April 2024

Spending on Dounreay will amount to almost £8 billion between now and the site’s revised end date in the 2070s, it has been claimed.


Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

10 April 2024

Train services to and from Inverness have been hit by a combination of flooding, a shortage of train drivers and signalling failures


Police concerned for 62 year-old man missing from Highlands

Police concerned for 62 year-old man missing from Highlands

Police concerned for 62 year-old man missing from Highlands

10 April 2024

Police are concerned for the well-being of a 62-year-old man missing since Monday from the Highlands.


Boost for OAPs as pension rises by £900 a year

Boost for OAPs as pension rises by £900 a year

Boost for OAPs as pension rises by £900 a year

09 April 2024

THERE has been some good news for OAPs with the announcement that the state pension has gone up by 8.5 per cent.


Competitive return for Dornoch cricket club this Sunday after 27 year absence

Competitive return for Dornoch cricket club this Sunday after 27 year absence

Competitive return for Dornoch cricket club this Sunday after 27 year absence

09 April 2024

Dornoch Cricket Club meet Skye & Lochalsh at Nairn in the NoSCA Development Cup this weekend.


Pentland floating wind farm will ‘deliver same benefit’ with reduction in turbines

Pentland floating wind farm will ‘deliver same benefit’ with reduction in turbines

Pentland floating wind farm will ‘deliver same benefit’ with reduction in turbines

09 April 2024

Developers of a floating wind farm off the north coast of Caithness have been given the go-ahead to reduce the number of turbines from seven to six.


Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

09 April 2024

Workers from all three unions at Dounreay are set to go on strike after members at the site voted for industrial action over an ongoing pay dispute.


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