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Postal votes sent out for Crofting Commission election

Postal votes sent out for Crofting Commission election

Postal ballot papers were issued today (Friday, 24 February) to the 10,877 voters eligible to take part in the forthcoming Crofting Commission elections…


Grant aid for Bettyhill Village Hall improvement work

Grant aid for Bettyhill Village Hall improvement work

A village hall in North Sutherland is to be given a makeover following a grant award from the Caithness and North Sutherland Fund (CNSF).


Council agrees controversial windfarm benefit policy

Council agrees controversial windfarm benefit policy

HIGHLAND Council has agreed a controversial new policy governing community benefit funds from future windfarm developments.


Dunbar enjoys rare scratch victory

Dunbar enjoys rare scratch victory

Not for the first time this season, the weather struck to wipe out last Sunday’s North Golf Alliance fixture at Tarbat and hold off for another week the…


Golspie hold on for vital win

Golspie hold on for vital win

GOLSPIE Sutherland hauled themselves right back into contention in the North Caledonian League title race with a 2-1 victory over Alness United at King…


Lady Luck deserts Dudgeon Park

Lady Luck deserts Dudgeon Park

LADY luck failed to shine on Brora Rangers as they conceded two bizarre first half goals despite dominating for long spells at Dudgeon Park last Saturday.


Come on United Kingdom - do you want sweet Rockall?

Come on United Kingdom - do you want sweet Rockall?

"(2D) A vote in a referendum held under subsection (2B) of this section which results in Scotland leaving the United Kingdom shall not be binding on the…


Councillor apologises over 'win win' comment

Councillor apologises over 'win win' comment

THE transfer of a north Sutherland care centre from local authority to community ownership has resulted in the loss of three full-time jobs.


Bettyhill man fined for attacking helpless victim

Bettyhill man fined for attacking helpless victim

BAD blood between two North Sutherland men surfaced at a Boxing Day dance in their home village of Bettyhill. Offshore worker William Mackay, 89A Invernaver,…


Chef admits two assaults in run-up to New Year

Chef admits two assaults in run-up to New Year

A PART-TIME chef from Brora erupted into violence after drinking in the run-up to New Year 2012, Dornoch Sheriff Court heard this week. Brian Wink, formerly…


Community payback order for who man butted partner over mis-placed pudding

Community payback order for who man butted partner over mis-placed pudding

A MAN butted his partner of 23 years on the forehead because she brought his pudding to him in the living room when he wanted it at the kitchen table.…


Dunbar enjoys rare scratch victory

Dunbar enjoys rare scratch victory

Not for the first time this season, the weather struck to wipe out last Sunday’s North Golf Alliance fixture at Tarbat and hold off for another week the…


Golspie Golf course moves into Scotland’s top 100

Golspie Golf course moves into Scotland’s top 100

The list of the "Top 100 courses in Scotland" has just been released and, for the first time, Golspie Golf Course features in the rankings in a very healthy…


Lady Luck deserts Dudgeon Park

Lady Luck deserts Dudgeon Park

Highland League Brora Rangers 0 Lossiemouth 2 LADY luck failed to shine on Brora Rangers as they conceded two bizarre first half goals despite dominating…


Pupils entertain the older generation

Pupils entertain the older generation

It is thought this photo was taken about 1974/75 and shows schoolchildren entertaining older folk in the Stag’s Head Hotel, Golspie. If anyone has any…


School turbine concerns — now councillors also worried

School turbine concerns — now councillors also worried

A NORTH WEST SUTHERLAND woman is continuing her campaign to stop Highland Council from erecting micro wind turbines close to schools. Dr Stephanie James,…


Windfarm benefit helps Edderton cyclists

Windfarm benefit helps Edderton cyclists

Young cyclists in Edderton have benefited from a successful application by their local cycling club, the East Sutherland Wheelers, for £1800 from the…


Young musicians offered chance to perform at Hebridean Celtic Festival

Young musicians offered chance to perform at Hebridean Celtic Festival

Up-and-coming young performers are being given the opportunity to showcase their musical talents at one of the summer's hottest music festivals.


Falling deer numbers are threat to Sutherland economy

Falling deer numbers are threat to Sutherland economy

A WARNING flag has gone up this week over falling deer numbers in Sutherland. Sporting estates are being urged to reduce their deer culls because high…


Crofter refuses to admit defeat

Crofter refuses to admit defeat

A north Sutherland crofter is refusing to admit defeat on a local turf war which has already cost him £60,000 in legal fees.


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