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A 'skiffing' time for Helmsdale rowers

A 'skiffing' time for Helmsdale rowers

The Bunillidh Rowing Club, were “skiffing” the waves in Achiltibuie last weekend as the 2013 Scottish St Ayles skiff regatta season started…


Stafford sweep into last 16

Stafford sweep into last 16

GOLSPIE Stafford eased their way through to the last 16 of the Highland Amateur Cup with a comfortable 5-2 victory over Dounby Athletic at King George…


Brora pony trekking centre in planning row

Brora pony trekking centre in planning row

THE operators of a Brora pony trekking centre have applied for retrospective planning consent – five years after setting up the business.


John Thurso explains stance on gay marriage

John Thurso explains stance on gay marriage

The Lib Dem MP’s failure to vote at certain stages has been queried by letter writers in the Northern Times. He has now made public a lengthy letter…


Lairg's Fiona is queen of the show

Lairg's Fiona is queen of the show

FIONA Cowan, age 19, from Lochside, Lairg, has been crowned this year’s Lairg Gala Week and Crofters Show Queen.


New cadets are put through their paces

New cadets are put through their paces

Farr High School’s recently formed Army Cadet Detachment has been very busy over the last few weeks, training every Monday from 7pm to 9pm in addition…


Shin blaze 'an economic disaster'

Shin blaze 'an economic disaster'

THE loss of the popular Falls of Shin Visitor Centre, near Lairg, which was destroyed by fire on Monday, has been described as an economic "disaster"…


Bettyhill gears up for Mod

Bettyhill gears up for Mod

Bettyhill is gearing up for the Sutherland and Caithness Provincial Mod, scheduled to take place largely in Farr High School on Saturday,1st of June. 


Take care crossing Dornoch Bridge

Take care crossing Dornoch Bridge

Motorists are being warned to take extra care on the A9 trunk road crossing the Dornoch Bridge today because of high winds.


Measles epidemic fear for the Highlands

Measles epidemic fear for the Highlands

A HEALTH chief has warned there is a higher risk of a measles outbreak in the Highlands among older school children as a result of the national MMR scare…


Sutherland committee agree extra drainage funding

Sutherland committee agree extra drainage funding

The Highland Council’s Caithness and Sutherland Area Committee has approved the maintenance programmes for roads and bridges in the area for the…


Highland Council raise no objection to Lairg wind farms

Highland Council raise no objection to Lairg wind farms

FORTY five turbines at two separate wind farms close to Lairg have been backed by Highland councillors - one of whom questioned the “purity”…


Hope that wards will re-open tomorrow

Hope that wards will re-open tomorrow

Cleaning has begun at three Highland hospitals in a bid to reopen following a period of closure due to norovirus.


UPDATE on Falls of Shin fire

UPDATE on Falls of Shin fire

Quick action by staff at the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre resulted in everyone being safely evacuated as fire swept through the building just after…


SLIDESHOW - Falls of Shin destroyed by fire

SLIDESHOW - Falls of Shin destroyed by fire

It has been confirmed that The Falls of Shin Visitor Centre has been completely destroyed by fire earlier today.


Rogart Nursery celebrate anniversary

Rogart Nursery celebrate anniversary

On the tenth anniversary of its opening in 1993, Rogart Nursery celebrated by holding a splendid Tea Party. 


Councillors urged not to support Lairg windfarms

Councillors urged not to support Lairg windfarms

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (McofS) is urging Highland councillors not to give their support to two applications for windfarms in Sutherland


Melvich mountaineer aims for top of world

Melvich mountaineer aims for top of world

A SUTHERLAND mountaineer who had a fear of heights as a child is about to climb to the top of the world.


Primary pupils learn about geology at Knockan Crag opening

Primary pupils learn about geology at Knockan Crag opening

The National Nature Reserve at Knockan Crag, Assynt, was officially re-opened yesterday by television geologist Professor Iain Stewart.


Global Energy to spend £37m on South Quay upgrade

Global Energy to spend £37m on South Quay upgrade

Global Energy Group has applied to Highland Council and Marine Scotland for planning consent to develop the South Quay at Nigg Energy Park in Easter Ross.


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