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New Dornoch Co-op re-opens

New Dornoch Co-op re-opens

The new-look Dornoch Co-op was officially opened yesterday. Children from Dornoch Primary School performed the ribbon cutting ceremony, with Gillian MacNab,…


Over-culling deer puts jobs at risk

Over-culling deer puts jobs at risk

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) warned today that over-culling of deer to support forestry and conservation is putting rural jobs and livelihoods…


Any knowledge of Korean veterans?

Any knowledge of Korean veterans?

Sir – I am acting on behalf of the authorities at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, South Korea, where over 800 British servicemen are at…


Council made dash for cash but can do a u-turn

Council made dash for cash but can do a u-turn

Sir – Voluntary groups, societies, gala committees and fete organisers throughout the Highlands are waking up to new requirements, first to license events…


What kind of hen won't even eat a chip?

What kind of hen won't even eat a chip?

"FAIR is fowl and fowl is fair", to slightly alter the spelling of the witches’ words in Macbeth. Readers will recall my account of the sad demise (foul…


No stopping the Murray rink

No stopping the Murray rink

NIGEL MURRAY, Rogart’s top curler and current leader in the Province League Championship for the Sutherland Cup, went half way to completing the double…


Young Sutherland athletes hit top form at Nairn

Young Sutherland athletes hit top form at Nairn

?Thirty one young runners from East Sutherland Athletics Club travelled to Nairn on Saturday for the final of the North District Cross Country League.…


Petition calls on council to fully fund North West Care Alliance

Petition calls on council to fully fund North West Care Alliance

A PETITION containing 700 signatures is to be presented to Dr Michael Foxley, leader of Highland Council’s administration, asking the local authority…


Plea to put stop to licence fee plan for community events

Plea to put stop to licence fee plan for community events

EAST SUTHERLAND councillor Deirdre Mackay had an emergency meeting with Highland Council’s chief executive on Wednesday to try to amend the introduction…


TYKES given funding to expand service to West Sutherland

TYKES given funding to expand service to West Sutherland

GOLSPIE based charity TYKES (The Young Karers East Sutherland), which supports young carers, is celebrating the award of over £53,000 from Children in…


New funding for Nigg yard regeneration

New funding for Nigg yard regeneration

The Highland Council has awarded a £630,000 grant towards the costs of regenerating the Nigg Energy Park. The grant comes from the Vacant and Derelict…


Outrage over council care home charges

Outrage over council care home charges

ELDERLY people in the Highlands are paying thousands of pounds more to live in local authority care homes than in many other parts of Scotland.


High winds on A9

High winds on A9

Road users are being advised to use caution crossing the A9 Kessock Bridge at present.


Bid to form local groups as defence against wildfires

Bid to form local groups as defence against wildfires

Scottish Land and Estates is leading a new defence against wildfires following massive damage and destruction to so much of Scotland’s countryside inflicted…


Cllr Rhind will oppose attempts to ban prayers

Cllr Rhind will oppose attempts to ban prayers

ANY attempts to ban prayers before local authority meetings in the Highlands will be opposed, insists the councillor who will lead his colleagues in quiet…


Make sure your driving instructor is qualified

Make sure your driving instructor is qualified

POLICE are urging young and new drivers to fully check their driving instructor’s qualifications, after an investigation into unlicensed driving instructors…


Big Lottery funding for Bonar Bridge Hall

Big Lottery funding for Bonar Bridge Hall

Bonar Bridge Community Hall is today celebrating a lottery win of £74,845 thanks to the Big Lottery Fund and its Community Spaces scheme.


Balintore man denies assault

Balintore man denies assault

THE TRIAL of a Balintore youth charged with attacking a man with a bottle after a dance during Tain Gala Week, began at Tain Sheriff Court today because…


SNP choose Sutherland candidates

SNP choose Sutherland candidates

The Scottish National Party has announced its candidates to contest the Sutherland wards at the Highland Council elections in May.


Pledge sought on police and fire jobs

Pledge sought on police and fire jobs

A PLEDGE that no police or fire jobs will be lost when the Highlands’ emergency services are scrapped next year is being sought by the region’s local…


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