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Being in work makes a big difference

Being in work makes a big difference

I am extremely fortunate in that I have a job and it is one that, on the whole, I really enjoy.


Blue bins are an eyesore

Blue bins are an eyesore

Sir – I have returned to my house after a prolonged absence to find a blue wheelie bin awaiting me.


Kinlochbervie duo take medals at North championships

Kinlochbervie duo take medals at North championships

Two senior pupils from Kinlochbervie High School travelled to Inverness last Wednesday to represent the school in the North of Scotland Athletics Championships.


Newcomer triumphs in Sutherland County Cup

Newcomer triumphs in Sutherland County Cup

The Sutherland County Golf Championship Cup returned to the Royal Dornoch trophy cabinet for the eighth year running on Saturday.


New signings relish the challenge at Brora Rangers

New signings relish the challenge at Brora Rangers

??BRORA Rangers have made a couple of new signings in preparation for the forthcoming Highland League season.


Religious divide the reason no Irish stayed on in Tain?

Religious divide the reason no Irish stayed on in Tain?

“So – are you ready for the big day?”Trolley dumped, this was as I was heading towards the car with the shopping.


Shetland pony savaged in field

Shetland pony savaged in field

A two-year-old Mini Shetland pony was viciously attacked last week by what was assumed to have been a dog.


Sutherland Pony Club youngsters enjoy saddle day success

Sutherland Pony Club youngsters enjoy saddle day success

Sutherland Pony Club’s annual summer show was held recently at Lednabirichen and to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee each member was presented with a…


Taking my hat off — for a short time — to the wonders of Rome

Taking my hat off — for a short time — to the wonders of Rome

Former Northern Times columnist Ruth Whittaker visited Rome recently and, on a dreich day back home in Gartymore, Helmsdale, decided to write about its…


When the nicest woman in the world turned into a wailing monster!

When the nicest woman in the world turned into a wailing monster!

MAYBE it’s because of my advancing years that I find clippings "From Our Old Files" in the NT some of the most interesting features of our local weekly…


Wind farms should trigger right-to-buy

Wind farms should trigger right-to-buy

Sir – Traditional Highland estates have historically argued against substantive development which benefits indigenous locals.


Latest - coach crash on A82 - one lane open

Latest - coach crash on A82 - one lane open

Police and Emergency Services are currently dealing with a road traffic accident on the A82.


Lawson plans to go on public display

Lawson plans to go on public display

PLANS for an extensive re-structuring of Sutherland’s 11-bed cottage hospital are to go on display in the near future.


Embo road rage driver fined £1500

Embo road rage driver fined £1500

A ROAD rage driver has been fined a total of £1500 and ordered to pay his victim £2000 compensation.


Emergency tug success for Highland Council

Emergency tug success for Highland Council

The leaders of The Highland and Islands local councils have welcomed news that an emergency towing vessel will be permanently based in the Highlands and…


Primary one intake Stoer School

Primary one intake Stoer School

We came across this photo while clearing desks in the office this week. Presumably it is of the Primary 1 intake at Stoer Primary School. Can anyone tell…


Policewoman assaulted with baguette

Policewoman assaulted with baguette

A SOLDIER from Fort George threw a baguette at a female police officer in the arena of Rock Ness festival, Inverness Sheriff Court heard yesterday.


Four months' jail for Brora man

Four months' jail for Brora man

A 22-year-old vandal, who caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to property and vehicles in Brora, has been jailed today for four months.


Police appeal for info on phone mast damage

Police appeal for info on phone mast damage

Police are appealing today for information concerning two incidents where mobile telephone mast sites have been damaged, including one at Elphin.


Scanlon calls for Fire Board to apologise

Scanlon calls for Fire Board to apologise

An MSP has called on members of the Highland and Islands Fire Board to apologise to the public and forget about an independent inquiry into the past failings…


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