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Golspie's '2nd Best' raises £50,000

Golspie's '2nd Best' raises £50,000

Golspie’s Alzheimer Scotland shop “2nd Best” donated £50,000 to the charity last year, members heard at their AGM.


Rare starling spotted in Golspie

Rare starling spotted in Golspie

This rose-coloured starling is a very rare visitor to the Highlands but was spotted in Golspie yesterday.


Change for change’s sake?

Change for change’s sake?

Sir – Our council is so stripped of money and yet the highly efficient GREAN system seems not to have filled their criteria. It is our public money but…


Have all bins same colour

Have all bins same colour

Sir – Now that my garden is rather dominated by the bright blue recycling bin, I ask myself why did the powers that be not consider one colour for all…


Anyone know Barbara McKenzie of KLB?

Anyone know Barbara McKenzie of KLB?

Sir – I am writing a book about all the men who were born in Scotland and who have won the Victoria Cross. Robert Macbeath is one such man. Although I…


Calling Munros for DNA samples

Calling Munros for DNA samples

Sir – Can I say greetings to Munros in Scotland? You all have something precious – the DNA of our ancestors. During previous times of hardship in Scotland,…


Food for thought

Food for thought

What a fantastic weekend! The weather was great and so many communities around the north made a fantastic effort to get people together. Whether or not…


I took Mr Macleod’s word at face value

I took Mr Macleod’s word at face value

Sir – Gregor MacLeod (NT Letters, June 1) says that I have "accused" him of owning netting rights in the Dornoch Firth. I have indeed noted that Mr MacLeod…


The Mother was not just Superior . . .

The Mother was not just Superior . . .

"The Scottish Government – Riaghaltas na h-Alba" "From 31 August 2011 licensing of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) operates under the Housing (Scotland)…


Anger as firefighters told not to answer care home call-out

Anger as firefighters told not to answer care home call-out

Councillor Munro queries why two Tongue firefighters could not have been allowed to answer a call...


Cotswold couple back in Brora

Cotswold couple back in Brora

A NUMBER of readers will recall Jeremy and Anita Spencer who spent several very happy holidays in Brora.


GREAN to create 19 new jobs

GREAN to create 19 new jobs

GOLSPIE Recycling Environmental Action Network (GREAN) is planning a massive expansion following a £451,896 windfall from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland


Kathie Campbell, Golspie

Kathie Campbell, Golspie

THE sun shone from a clear azure sky for the largely-attended funeral of one of Golspie’s most vivacious villagers, Kathie Campbell, on Wednesday, May…


Mike and Lois on receiving end of honours

Mike and Lois on receiving end of honours

LAST November, Mike Brown, a prominent member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club’s Championship and Rules Committee, was, with his wife Lois, guest of…


Ninth win in 11 years for Stafford

Ninth win in 11 years for Stafford

GOLSPIE Stafford won the Stafford Cup for the ninth time in 11 years when they defeated Lairg Rovers 3-0 in this year’s final at Stafford Park last Saturday. The…


Riders set to wheel in for big race event

Riders set to wheel in for big race event

CYCLISTS from across Scotland will be wheeling their way towards Golspie and Rogart this weekend for the first ever East Sutherland Wheelers Race Weekend. Tomorrow…


Sutherland’s Olympic torchbearers gear up

Sutherland’s Olympic torchbearers gear up

SUTHERLAND’S two Olympic torch bearers are looking forward to taking part in their little bit of history over the next few days. Paralympic swimming…


Launch of Helmsdale's newest boat

Launch of Helmsdale's newest boat

Helmsdale’s newest boat, the Baile an Or, was formally launched at the harbour, after a year of hard work by a group of enthusiasts who built the boat…


TECS chairman questioned again over experience

TECS chairman questioned again over experience

A NEW Highland councillor who was surprisingly elected as the authority’s transport chief has described political opposition to his nomination as “ham-fisted”.…


Question Time broadcast from Inverness tomorrow night

Question Time broadcast from Inverness tomorrow night

BBC One’s “Question Time”, which is hosted by David Dimbleby, is to be broadcast from the Highlands tomorrow night.


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