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New initiative aimed at landlords of vacant crofts is hoped to strengthen crofting sector in Sutherland

New initiative aimed at landlords of vacant crofts is hoped to strengthen crofting sector in Sutherland

The Crofting Commission has announced a new initiative designed to strengthen the crofting sector by engaging with landlords of vacant crofts.


Brora Rangers manager to step down

Brora Rangers manager to step down

Ally Macdonald’s long and successful association with the Cattachs will come to an end this summer.


Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

Giving business leaders peace of mind is at the heart of a Highland IT firms’ mission.


Star actors descend on Kinlochbervie to film new Netflix series

Star actors descend on Kinlochbervie to film new Netflix series

The Netflix drama The Undertow began shooting near Kinlochbervie this week.


People living in the Highlands encouraged to access Parkinson’s exercise programmes

People living in the Highlands encouraged to access Parkinson’s exercise programmes

High Life Highland is raising awareness of the support available in the region to mark World Parkinson’s Day today (April 11).


Easter Ross hydrogen plant water supply proposal drop-in

Easter Ross hydrogen plant water supply proposal drop-in

Scottish Water is offering Ross-shire residents an opportunity to discuss a proposal for a new pipe to supply water to a hydrogen production plant.


Castle of Mey to feature in this weekend’s episode of Royal Kitchen Gardens

Castle of Mey to feature in this weekend’s episode of Royal Kitchen Gardens

The Castle of Mey’s gardens are to feature on the small screen this weekend as Raymond Blanc’s Royal Kitchen Gardens visits Caithness.


New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

Spending on Dounreay will amount to almost £8 billion between now and the site’s revised end date in the 2070s, it has been claimed.


‘Alasdair was a champion of the community’ — Gala committee’s tribute to ‘esteemed’ chairperson

‘Alasdair was a champion of the community’ — Gala committee’s tribute to ‘esteemed’ chairperson

Tain Gala Association has paid tribute to its long-serving chairperson after his sudden death last Thursday at the age of 65.


Level crossing refit work to close A836 outside Lairg Railway Station

Level crossing refit work to close A836 outside Lairg Railway Station

The A836 will be closed at Lairg Railway Station later this month while a refit is carried out on the level crossing, Highland Council has warned.


UPDATE: Man (62) who went missing from the Highlands is found

UPDATE: Man (62) who went missing from the Highlands is found

A 62-year-old man was traced safe and well after going missing on Monday.


Highland MSP seeks urgent clarification over woodburning stove ban in new-build properties

Highland MSP seeks urgent clarification over woodburning stove ban in new-build properties

‘This new guidance has left Highland householders amazed and bemused’


New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

New end date at Dounreay ‘will mean a spend of £7.9bn’

Spending on Dounreay will amount to almost £8 billion between now and the site’s revised end date in the 2070s, it has been claimed.


Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

Train services to and from Inverness have been hit by a combination of flooding, a shortage of train drivers and signalling failures


Police concerned for 62 year-old man missing from Highlands

Police concerned for 62 year-old man missing from Highlands

Police are concerned for the well-being of a 62-year-old man missing since Monday from the Highlands.


MacMoray set timings: Blue and Scouting For Girls to close days at festival

MacMoray set timings: Blue and Scouting For Girls to close days at festival

ORGANISER Andy MacDonald was ‘gutted’ to confirm that Basshunter is no longer due to play.


Boost for OAPs as pension rises by £900 a year

Boost for OAPs as pension rises by £900 a year

THERE has been some good news for OAPs with the announcement that the state pension has gone up by 8.5 per cent.


Competitive return for Dornoch cricket club this Sunday after 27 year absence

Competitive return for Dornoch cricket club this Sunday after 27 year absence

Dornoch Cricket Club meet Skye & Lochalsh at Nairn in the NoSCA Development Cup this weekend.


Pentland floating wind farm will ‘deliver same benefit’ with reduction in turbines

Pentland floating wind farm will ‘deliver same benefit’ with reduction in turbines

Developers of a floating wind farm off the north coast of Caithness have been given the go-ahead to reduce the number of turbines from seven to six.


Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

Workers from all three unions at Dounreay are set to go on strike after members at the site voted for industrial action over an ongoing pay dispute.


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