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All agree Assynt Games were excellent

All agree Assynt Games were excellent

The day dawned bright and sunny after a week of dismal weather for the annual Assynt Games. What a superb omen!


Tongue hotelier helps with 42 marathons in seven weeks

Tongue hotelier helps with 42 marathons in seven weeks

A north Sutherland hotel is providing hospitality to a fundraising English health worker as she prepares to run 42 marathons in seven weeks. Vicky…


Meeting over future of airfield

Meeting over future of airfield

As with every aspect of their business,The Highland Council are assessing Dornoch Airfield with a view to try and increase the income generated and collected.


You can still get child benefit for students

You can still get child benefit for students

Parents of teenagers in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, who are continuing in full time education, should let HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) know…


Jail for homeless Golspie man

Jail for homeless Golspie man

A HOMELESS man in Golspie made repeated 999 calls to the ambulance service, then pretended to a doctor he was having chest pains so he could get admitted…


Golspie pair win exciting bowls final

Golspie pair win exciting bowls final

Twelve teams of pairs representing Lybster, Rosebank and Golspie turned out for the annual Jack Mowat Pairs.


Brora out of Cup

Brora out of Cup

Brora Rangers 3, Inverness Caledonian Thistle 5 IN an action-packed North of Scotland Cup tie at Dudgeon Park, Brora put up a good show against a strong…


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Lochinver lifeboat launched to aid fishing boat

Lochinver lifeboat launched to aid fishing boat

Lochinver RNLI Lifeboat launched over the weekend to a fishing boat adrift with a rope caught around its propeller about 5 miles west of Kinlochbervie.


Wind turbine planning guidelines 'severe setback' says Gibson

Wind turbine planning guidelines 'severe setback' says Gibson

Caithness, Sutherland and Ross MSP Rob Gibson has labelled new planning guidelines on small scale wind turbines, adopted by Highland Council, as a severe…


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Two men deny spate of PO raids

Two men deny spate of PO raids

A jury at Wick Sheriff Court has been hearing about an overnight raid in a north Sutherland village.


West to East challenge for 11-year-old

West to East challenge for 11-year-old

? An 11-year-old Edinburgh schoolboy, who spends part of every summer in Rosehall, has set himself a challenging fund-raiser in the north in aid of Help…


Brora miss out in five goal thriller

Brora miss out in five goal thriller

Brora Rangers 3, Inverness Caledonian Thistle 5 IN an action-packed North of Scotland Cup tie at Dudgeon Park last night Brora put up a good show against…


Rare find at Brora salt work excavation

Rare find at Brora salt work excavation

The excavation at the site of one of Scotland’s oldest surviving salt works on Brora’s Back Shore, dating to c1600, is in its second week and more discoveries…


Councillor 'sets record straight' over schools plan

Councillor 'sets record straight' over schools plan

?Councillor Bill Fernie, chairman of the Highland Council's education, culture and sport committee, has written to the Northern Times to "set the record…


Are stock clubs the answer to livestock decline?

Are stock clubs the answer to livestock decline?

Crofters’ stock clubs could be an answer to the loss of livestock, especially sheep, from the hills and moors of the Highlands and Islands.


Golspie ambulance service employee admits drink driving on duty

Golspie ambulance service employee admits drink driving on duty

A Golspie based Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) driver, who was caught drink driving while on duty last Friday, has been fined and banned from the road…


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