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Uproar at plans to turn Stoer church into holiday home

Uproar at plans to turn Stoer church into holiday home

A NORTH west Sutherland community is up in arms over an Edinburgh architect’s plans to turn a ruined, 185-year-old church into a holiday home –…


Youth centre fun

Youth centre fun


Caitlin sets new standards at Dornoch

Caitlin sets new standards at Dornoch

LOCAL girl Caitlin Boa was the only Royal Dornoch junior member to figure in her club’s junior open competition on April 14th and she did so with…


Missing Wick man found

Missing Wick man found

Police can confirm that missing person, Steven William Gunn, has been found safe and well in the Inverness area.


Views invited on court closures

Views invited on court closures

Individuals, communities and organisations from Annan to Wick have been invited to give their views to the Justice Committee on the local impact of the…


Rogue traders in Dornoch area

Rogue traders in Dornoch area

Trading Standards officers of The Highland Council Standards Service are warning householders to be on their guard if approached at their home and offered…


Do you know this man?

Do you know this man?

POLICE are appealing for information regarding an alleged attempted robbery in Alness.


Spinningdale woman struck on legs with poker

Spinningdale woman struck on legs with poker

A MAN who pulled down his partner’s trousers and struck her on the leg with a poker was ordered to pay her £250 compensation at Tain Sheriff…


Helmsdale man banned from road and has car forfeited

Helmsdale man banned from road and has car forfeited

A YOUNG Helmsdale motorist, who was stopped for drink driving after attending a funeral, had an alcohol reading which had proved fatal in the past…


Helmsdale man to stand trial

Helmsdale man to stand trial

A HELMSDALE man is to stand trial on a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour.


Dunrobin Castle wins visitor award

Dunrobin Castle wins visitor award

Dunrobin Castle has been rated by its visitors as one of the UK’s best tourism attractions.


Councillor will use pension to pay back fraudulant claims

Councillor will use pension to pay back fraudulant claims

A DISGRACED Highland Councillor who committed a £43,000 fraud by making false benefits claims is to use his pension to pay back some of the thousands…


15,000 Highlands and Islands jobs in energy sector

15,000 Highlands and Islands jobs in energy sector

A new interactive map displaying employment figures within the energy sector in the Highlands and Islands has been launched today.


Recruiting new Highland Council boss could cost £12,000

Recruiting new Highland Council boss could cost £12,000

RECRUITING a new Highland Council chief executive could cost a whopping £12,000-plus, it has emerged.


SLIDESHOW - New Stagecoach Sleepercoaches

SLIDESHOW - New Stagecoach Sleepercoaches

As we reported yesterday, Stagecoach have launched a major network of overnight sleepercoach services from Scotland to London (including Inverness) this…


After 60 years with PO, Esther says: ‘I’ll just carry on serving’

After 60 years with PO, Esther says: ‘I’ll just carry on serving’

A HIGHLAND sub-postmistress is celebrating 60 years’ service with the Post Office – and she still has no plans to retire.


There are vast inequalities...

There are vast inequalities...

After the events of this past week, the words of a song by Graham Kendrick came to mind.


Elephants! In Tain!! Those were the days of our lives...

Elephants! In Tain!! Those were the days of our lives...

If you were walking on Tain Links in the late 1950s, and if you were at the Glenmorangie end of the links and it was mid-summer, then you might have heard…


You've got mail!

You've got mail!

Staff at the Highlands and Islands Tourism Council mailing centre in Golspie had sent out 60,000 holiday brochures over the previous two months, in January…


When I moved on to secondary school

When I moved on to secondary school

LILY BYRON, now living in Rosehall, continues her memories of life in Ardgay in the 1950s:


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