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RSPB gear up for active year at Flow Country

RSPB gear up for active year at Flow Country

RSPB Scotland has announced the appointment of a new enlarged team at its Forsinard Flows nature reserve.


The Queen exchanges Jubilee best wishes with Brora country dancers

The Queen exchanges Jubilee best wishes with Brora country dancers

AN annual rally for country dancers across Sutherland certainly turned into a packed night of celebrations. For not only was there music and dance but…


Justice secretary scores goal to open Rangers' new, all-weather pitch

Justice secretary scores goal to open Rangers' new, all-weather pitch

SCOTTISH Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill showed off his footballing prowess when he scored a goal to officially open Brora Rangers Youth Initiative’s…


Pupils clean up North West Sutherland beach

Pupils clean up North West Sutherland beach

METRES and metres of rope were among items gathered by youngsters from two North West Sutherland primary school when they conducted a beach clean last…


Search begins for best new building in Sutherland

Search begins for best new building in Sutherland

The search has begun for the best new buildings in Sutherland with the launch of the Inverness Architectural Association (IAA) Highlands and Islands Design…


Migdale Hospital contractors pick up award

Migdale Hospital contractors pick up award

The company who built the new Migdale Hospital have won an award for the high standard of the site during construction.


Gamekeepers Association calls for end to tail docking ban

Gamekeepers Association calls for end to tail docking ban

THE Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) is putting pressure on the Scottish government to end the ban on the tail docking of working dogs, claiming…


First Minister launches Nigg Skills Academy

First Minister launches Nigg Skills Academy

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond today launched the new Nigg Skills Academy at Nigg Energy Park on the Cromarty Firth. Built with public funding, the £900,000…


Crunch meeting for Dornoch community company next week

Crunch meeting for Dornoch community company next week

A CRUNCH meeting is to be held next Monday to discuss the future of Dornoch Area Community Interest Company (DACIC). Managers say that interest in the…


Family fun for Sport Relief at Golspie

Family fun for Sport Relief at Golspie

THERE’S fun to be had for all the family at Golspie Golf Club next Saturday, 31st March.


From the North Pole... to Texas... to Rogart

From the North Pole... to Texas... to Rogart

An expedition to the North Pole, and farming in Texas, were the two fascinating subjects covered at the recent open meeting held by Sutherland Agricultural…


Looking at life through a puppy's eyes

Looking at life through a puppy's eyes

Puppies are creatures of contrast – or at least the one that owns us is!


SNH face hostility to river plan

SNH face hostility to river plan

A PROPOSAL to remove a number of engineering works from one of Sutherland’s finest rivers in a bid to improve the habitat for salmon and freshwater pearl…


Vote for councillors with a party allegiance

Vote for councillors with a party allegiance

Sir – Some years ago I considered putting myself forward to stand as an “Independent” councillor.


We must not let our fire service go down the pan

We must not let our fire service go down the pan

Robin, Hugh and yours truly; there were three of us scrubbing the pans at Kishorn.


SNP pledge to introduce "living wage"

SNP pledge to introduce "living wage"

SNP has pledged to increase the wages of hundreds of poorly paid Highland Council staff, including cleaners and care workers, if the party wins power…


Great Glen Canoe Trail official opening

Great Glen Canoe Trail official opening

SCOTLAND’S first formal canoe trail is being launched tomorrow (Friday). The 60-mile Great Glen Canoe Trail is expected to attract thousands of new visitors…


Speeding motorist endangers girl

Speeding motorist endangers girl

A SPEEDING motorist in a North Sutherland village put a young cyclist at risk, Dornoch Sheriff Court heard on Monday. An angry Kevin Dooner, 13 Munro…


Did you hear the one about the new comedy festival?

Did you hear the one about the new comedy festival?

FIVE days of laughter will hit Inverness at the end of May with the arrival of a new comedy festival – Happyness.


Success for Dornoch schools in STEM challenge

Success for Dornoch schools in STEM challenge

Both Dornoch Academy and Dornoch Primary School have scooped top prizes at the Annual Highlands and Islands Showcase for SCDI’s Young Engineers and Science…


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