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Call for higher speed limits on A9 for HGVs

Call for higher speed limits on A9 for HGVs

Dave Thompson, MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, met yesterday with Transport Minister Keith Brown and senior officials from Transport Scotland to…


Thurso police seek witnesses

Thurso police seek witnesses

Police in Thurso are appealing for witnesses in connection with an incident which occurred about 8.45am this morning.


Inverness pensioner jailed for downloading thousands of pornographic photos and videos of children

Inverness pensioner jailed for downloading thousands of pornographic photos and videos of children

A PENSIONER was jailed for 18 months at Inverness Sheriff Court today for downloading nearly 11,000 pornographic photographs of children, and 1800 child…


Screen Machine heads for Sutherland

Screen Machine heads for Sutherland

Screen Machine is once again coming to Sutherland, with four of the top current films.


Jail for stalker who escaped from Tain courthouse

Jail for stalker who escaped from Tain courthouse

A COURT has heard how more than 30 police officers were involved in a nine-hour stand off after an escaped prisoner climbed on to the roof of his grandparents’…


Sandra Fealy, Bettyhill

Sandra Fealy, Bettyhill

IT was standing room only last Thursday at the West Lothian Crematorium in Livingston as more than 200 friends and relatives from as far afield as Sutherland,…


Hopeful future for Tongue fire unit?

Hopeful future for Tongue fire unit?

The future of the fire unit at Tongue looks more secure, members of the  Highlands and Islands Fire Board will be told at their meeting on Friday.


£400,000 renovation for Dornoch Free Church

£400,000 renovation for Dornoch Free Church

The Dornoch Free Church congregation is set to begin a £400,000 renovation project to transform its building into a multi-purpose venue for the…


Golspie's Williamson starts season on top

Golspie's Williamson starts season on top

Golspie driver Lewis Williamson has ended first pre-season GP3 testing at Estoril, Portugal, on top.


Rogart pupils wash cars for India

Rogart pupils wash cars for India

DRESSED in waterproofs and wellies, Rogart primary school pupils hold their sponges and rags aloft at the end of a hard session of car washing.


Balnacoil Windfarm input valued

Balnacoil Windfarm input valued

Sir - In response to Norman Dabell’s letter (Northern Times 15/02) regarding the ongoing public consultation into the proposed wind energy…


10-man Golspie reach semi-finals

10-man Golspie reach semi-finals

GOLSPIE Sutherland reached the last four of the Jock MacKay Memorial Cup after a hard fought 2-1 victory over Clachnacuddin at King George V Park last…


Golspie Senior Secondary School

Golspie Senior Secondary School

This photo of pupils at Golspie Senior Secondary School around 1947 was contributed by Donald Stewart, now living at Balloch, Inverness. It shows from…


Granny Annie’s little mascot

Granny Annie’s little mascot

It was an emotional day for granny Annie Mackenzie of Bettyhill as she watched her grandson Murray proudly singing Flower of Scotland in front of a capacity…


Loch Fleet focus on knock-out victory

Loch Fleet focus on knock-out victory

THE first celebrations of a triumphant season for the Loch Eye Curling Club came on Monday night in the final of the Sutherland Province knock-out competition…


NHS bosses face public over Lawson job cut fears

NHS bosses face public over Lawson job cut fears

NHS Highland managers have responded to concerns over staffing levels at Sutherland’s remodelled Lawson Memorial Hospital and adjacent Cambusavie…


Strath play a big part in own downfall

Strath play a big part in own downfall

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Taking so much for granted

Taking so much for granted

THERE are lots of things we take for granted in this life, from people, to sights and sounds and wonders, to the things we have and are able to do. Our…


When lives are ruined to 'save' just a pittance

When lives are ruined to 'save' just a pittance

Alas, Charles Kennedy’s mother in Fort William is far from well – and so at the beginning of the month I took Charles’s Dingwall clinic…


Police continue to search for missing man

Police continue to search for missing man

Police in Inverness are today starting a poster campaign as part of the search for missing Inverness man Ewan Barras.


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