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Lottery funding pays off for Muir of Ord hub project

Published: Tue 26 Jul 2016

Checking on the progress being made were Marj Donaldson and Morag Brown, both hub development group members; John Watt, Big Lottery Fund committee member; Liz Galashan, hub development group chairwoman and Cath Logan, policy and public affairs advisor

THE creation of a vibrant community hub in Muir of Ord by refurbishing and extending the village's defunct Old Tarradale School is being showcased by The Big Lottery Fund as a prime example of what its cash awards can achieve.

Achiltibuie turbine group defends its stance after court rebuke

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Published: Sun 24 Jul 2016

Coigach locals at the site of the turbine which is due to go into operation next year

A ROSS-SHIRE community development company has this week given a robust response to a scolding by the Scottish Land Court for trying to stifle crofters' objections to its plans to erect a wind turbine on a corner of their common grazings.

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Sport

Glory for Tain soccer academy players

Published: Sat 23 Jul 2016

It was medals galore for Do Soccer Academy players

THE Tain-based Do Soccer Academy was triumphant at the Grassroots International Football Festival in Edinburgh, coming away as group winners.

Ross-shire through the Lens

Double rainbow at Kiltearn

A Rainbow over the road leading to Kiltearn by Evanton, taken by Scott Eaglesham of the village's Balconie Street.

Double rainbow at Kiltearn

Misty Plockton morning

A MISTY Plockton morning taken at daybreak on August 19 by Neil MacRae of the village's Harbour Street.

Misty Plockton morning

Snowy landscape at Loch Droma

THE magnificent snowy landscape at Loch Droma, between Ullapool and Garve, which includes the distinctive outline of An Teallach. This shot was taken by Brenda McGregor of Conon Bridge on Christmas Day.

Snowy landscape at Loch Droma

View from Ormond Castle, Avoch

A VIEW of Avoch Bay taken in March from Ormond Castle above the Black Isle village by Gavin Roach of Dingwall.

View from Ormond Castle, Avoch

Glorious Cromarty Firth sunrise

A STUNNING start to an autumn day on the Cromarty Firth, taken at 7.15am by Sandy Thorpe of Invergordon.

Glorious Cromarty Firth sunrise

Loch Broom vista

ONE of Ross-shire's finest vistas, the view from near Braemore junction looking down on Loch Broom in Wester Ross, taken by John Urquhart.

Loch Broom vista

Applecross road block

HIGHLAND cattle form an eye-catching road block on a single track near Applecross. This photograph was taken earlier this month by Alister Kemp, Evanton.

Applecross road block

Dramatic view over to Cullins

THIS moody shot of the view to the Cullins on Skye was taken from Badicaul near Kyle of Lochalsh by Jimac MacPhee of Plockton.

Dramatic view over to Cullins

Fading sun crowns Cromarty rig

A SUNSET shot of an oilrig on the Cromarty Firth taken from Inverbreakie by Alan Cruickshank of Dingwall.

Fading sun crowns Cromarty rig

Balintore's Mermaid of the North

THE Mermaid of the North keeping an eye on a passing sea-kayaker at Balintore, taken by Alan Hendry of Wick.

Balintore's Mermaid of the North

Spy in the sky over Kessock Bridge

AN aerial shot of the Kessock Bridge with the Black Isle beyond, taken by Matthew Helliwell of Conon Bridge from his radio-controlled unmanned quadcopter last Friday night.

Spy in the sky over Kessock Bridge

Northern Lights over Avoch

A display of the aurora borealis in the sky above Avoch, taken on Wednesday, August 27 by Lewis Mackenzie, Inverness

Northern Lights over Avoch

Dawn breaks over the firth

DAYBREAK over the Cromarty Firth on a Sunday morning, taken by Steven Macleod of Dingwall.

Dawn breaks over the firth

Moonlight on Beinn Alligin

MOONLIGHT on a small footbridge over the River Kerry in Wester Ross, with Beinn Alligin in the distance.

Moonlight on Beinn Alligin

 

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