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ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

A spate of cancellations due to lack of crew during the Easter break is ‘a blow to Highland businesses’ at the start of the tourist season.


Highland Muslim community speak about Ramadan as celebration draws to a close

Highland Muslim community speak about Ramadan as celebration draws to a close

The Muslim community in the Highlands have been partaking in Ramadan since March 11.


Ullapool High School pupils demonstrate ‘impressive’ photography skills in ‘popular’ subject

Ullapool High School pupils demonstrate ‘impressive’ photography skills in ‘popular’ subject

Budding photographers at a Ross-shire secondary school have been showcasing their talents through a school project.


NHS patients in Highlands told: ‘It’s OK to Ask’

NHS patients in Highlands told: ‘It’s OK to Ask’

Patients are being encouraged to ask questions about their treatment as part of a campaign being promoted by NHS Scotland.


Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

The Highlands are set become the focus of international attention from the renewable energy industry as the region’s freeport reached a milestone.


High demand for well finished hoggs at Quoybrae

High demand for well finished hoggs at Quoybrae

Quoybrae, Aberdeen and Northern Marts on Monday, April 8, sold 942 prime, store and feeding sheep.


Loch Brora Angling Club holds tree planting session

Loch Brora Angling Club holds tree planting session

Around 30 trees were planted at Gordonbush, Strath Brora, where the club moors its boats.


Brora youngster suffers leg break as Sutherland summer football season kicks off

Brora youngster suffers leg break as Sutherland summer football season kicks off

Golspie Stafford entertained Brora Wanderers in the first round of the Stafford Cup.


PICTURES: Sunshine, toasts and ribbon cutting as Golspie Community Council holds ceremony to officially open Balblair path extension

PICTURES: Sunshine, toasts and ribbon cutting as Golspie Community Council holds ceremony to officially open Balblair path extension

The path allows walkers, cyclists and mobility scooter users to travel safely from the village of Golspie to Balblair Wood and back again.


Brora Youth Group bowled over by first excursion outside village

Brora Youth Group bowled over by first excursion outside village

The youngsters took a trip to Rollerbowl in Inverness last week and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


Royal Dornoch’s new clubhouse design is ‘absolutely awful’ and will make town ‘a laughing stock’, says community councillor

Royal Dornoch’s new clubhouse design is ‘absolutely awful’ and will make town ‘a laughing stock’, says community councillor

Chris Ferne’s views on the new Royal Dornoch clubhouse are his own and not those of the community council.


Far north businesses invited to Inverness bootcamp to boost companies

Far north businesses invited to Inverness bootcamp to boost companies

A bootcamp later this month promises “a morning of inspirational thoughts, support and networking designed to help businesses flourish and grow.”


50-year labour of love sees WWII aircraft crashes brought to book

50-year labour of love sees WWII aircraft crashes brought to book

A FASCINATION sparked by a teenaged visit to a Highland war memorial prompted a Highland man to complete an epic labour of love.


‘Teens on railway line’ spark worry and a danger warning from ScotRail

‘Teens on railway line’ spark worry and a danger warning from ScotRail

British Transport Police responded to an incident in Easter Ross on Saturday and ScotRail has warned of the dangers of trespassing on the railway.


KAREN ANDERSON: How I overcame my 20-year cat allergy

KAREN ANDERSON: How I overcame my 20-year cat allergy

For over 20 years I was allergic to cats. Not the slight sneezy type of allergic either.


Charity calls for stories to contribute towards legacy of Scotland’s agricultural and rural community

Charity calls for stories to contribute towards legacy of Scotland’s agricultural and rural community

Stories gathered will celebrate past, present and future generations of the industry.


Highland Council announces extra funding for business digital support grants following last year’s success of scheme

Highland Council announces extra funding for business digital support grants following last year’s success of scheme

Highland Council has announced further funding to help north companies access its successful digital support scheme.


Vet charity PDSA issue springtime pet hazards warning

Vet charity PDSA issue springtime pet hazards warning

A LEADING veterinary charity has named seven things in the home that could be fatal when within paws’ reach.


UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

A Met Office yellow warning for gale-force winds in parts of the Highlands has been extended until midnight. It was originally meant to expire at 3pm.


Free rail travel for blind people plans welcomed

Free rail travel for blind people plans welcomed

THE Scottish Government’s decision to provide free rail travel for blind and partially sighted people and their companions has been hailed.


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