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Rent arrears rocket following bedroom tax implementation

Rent arrears rocket following bedroom tax implementation

RENT arrears in the Highlands have rocketed in only five months since the hugely controversial “bedroom tax” came into effect.


Ticketing plans for tomorrow's Ross County v Aberdeen game

Ticketing plans for tomorrow's Ross County v Aberdeen game

There has been huge demand for tickets for tomorrow's clash of northern rivals the Dons and the Staggies in Dingwall, but it’s not too late…


MacKay turns hat-trick hero for rampant Rangers

MacKay turns hat-trick hero for rampant Rangers

BRORA Rangers maintained their impressive start to the campaign despite having to come from a goal down against Fort William at Dudgeon Park last Saturday.


Archive photo 4th October

Archive photo 4th October

27th September 1996 – Postie Nonie Mackay cut the tape to officially open the new stretch of double-lane carriageway between Lednagullin and Benannie,…


Nadine honoured for going the extra mile

Nadine honoured for going the extra mile

A DEDICATED local Marie Curie nurse is celebrating after winning a national nursing award.


UKIP's leader's family links to Scotland

UKIP's leader's family links to Scotland

A DORNOCH supporter has presented UKIP leader Nigel Farage with a coat of arms revealing ancient links with Scotland in his family’s past.


Call for Holyrood to back courthouse takeover bid

Call for Holyrood to back courthouse takeover bid

A BID has been launched by Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie for the people of Dornoch to be handed back at minimum cost their soon-to-close local…


Petition launched to save 999 control room

Petition launched to save 999 control room

THE union representing fire service staff working in the Highlands’ under-threat 999 control room is poised to analyse the business case for the…


Police warning to licensed premises over under-age alcohol sales

Police warning to licensed premises over under-age alcohol sales

NORTH police will be carrying out test purchasing operations in Caithness and Sutherland this weekend.


Military ‘Joint Warrior’ exercise to be staged across north

Military ‘Joint Warrior’ exercise to be staged across north

A MAJOR multinational military exercise gets under way next week with ships, aircraft and land units participating across the north.


Edderton community council signs up to winter ‘citizens’ army’

Edderton community council signs up to winter ‘citizens’ army’

Scroll down for a list of community councils which have signed up for the winter resilience scheme.


‘Strictly’ inspires Bonar Bridge dance classes

‘Strictly’ inspires Bonar Bridge dance classes

THE BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is once again back on our screens featuring more celebrities and new professional dancers strutting their stuff.


Photo slideshow from Invercharron Highland Games

Photo slideshow from Invercharron Highland Games

A BUMPER crowd helped ensure the successful return of the annual Invercharron Highland Games to Balblair Farm, Bonar Bridge, at the weekend.


North firms celebrate success at inaugural Highland Business Awards

North firms celebrate success at inaugural Highland Business Awards

A CLUTCH of firms, including a major housebuilding company and language specialists, have scooped honours at the very first Highland Business Awards.


A frightening place when people are let loose

A frightening place when people are let loose

WHEN you hear news of awful things happening in places you are not familiar with, it can be hard to register exactly what other people are having to go…


Charity walkers help cancer kids in Nicaragua

Charity walkers help cancer kids in Nicaragua

SUTHERLAND stalwarts — young and old — have put their best foot forward in a bid to bring comfort to Nicaraguan children suffering from cancer.


Fast reactor site dilemma - Dounreay or Golspie

Fast reactor site dilemma - Dounreay or Golspie

In the immediate post-war period Britain was then, as now, trying to decide upon a long-term energy policy that was clean, efficient and relatively cheap.…


Gutsy Golspie battle to victory

Gutsy Golspie battle to victory

GOLSPIE Sutherland showed their battling qualities in a 4-3 victory over fellow North Caledonian League side Muir of Ord Rovers at Pavilion Park last…


Rise in tourist trade for top attractions

Rise in tourist trade for top attractions

KEY tourist attractions in Sutherland are reporting increased trade this summer, as many prepare to gear down for the season.


Sutherland Trathlon 1997

Sutherland Trathlon 1997

The winning competitors in the Sutherland Triathlon in Golspie in 1997 along with Sandy Morrison and Cllr Duncan Allan who presented the awards.


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