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Balblair dram is toasted in whisky 'bible'

Published: Fri 21 Nov 2014

Balblair Distillery's John MacDonald

A PREMIUM single malt whisky produced at Edderton in Easter Ross has received a major accolade in one of the industry's most prestigious publications.

Alness pupils get dance challenge boost

Published: Thu 20 Nov 2014

Alness Academy students and Rock Challenge participants. Picture: dgordonphotography

A group of Alness Academy pupils is set to deliver a top performance at the 2015 Annual Rock Challenge dance competition after securing a £250 boost from Albyn Housing Society's Community Fund.

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Alness Judo Club brothers make their mark

Published: Tue 18 Nov 2014

Brothers Cameron and Corey Foster made their mark

BROTHERS Cameron and Corey Foster of Alness Judo Club made their mark after a long trip to Motherwell at the weekend to compete in the Scottish National Judo championships.

Ross-shire through the Lens

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

City lights view from North Kessock

A NIGHT view of Kessock Bridge and the city lights beyond taken from the lifeboat station at North Kessock by James Fair of Fortrose.

City lights view from North Kessock

Rig illuminates the firth

LIGHTS on an oilrig illuminate the murky black which shrouds the Cromarty Firth at night. This photograph was taken by Davine Sutherland of Gordon Terrace, Invergordon.

Rig illuminates the firth

A hilltop view of the Cromarty Firth

A VIEW of the Cromarty Firth, taking in Invergordon, Cromarty and the Sutors beyond, sent in by Deirdre Morrison MacKinnon.

A hilltop view of the Cromarty Firth

Clear day at Ardmair Bay

A sunny day at Ardmair Bay north of Ullapool, taken by Davine Sutherland of Invergordon.

Clear day at Ardmair Bay

A doe on Balnagown Estate

Early morning shot of a doe on Balnagown Estate, taken by Paul Ross who lives on the estate.

A doe on Balnagown Estate

Playful dolphins

A PLAYFUL pair of dolphins putting on a show for the camera, snapped by 14-year-old Joanie Mutch from Dingwall.

Playful dolphins

Snow on Slioch

SNOW has dusted the peak of Slioch which towers over Loch Maree in this shot taken by Lewis Mackenize of Inverness on a recent trip to Gairloch.

Snow on Slioch

Dramatic sky over lighthouse

A GLORIOUS sunset at Chanonry Point, Fortrose, taken by Lewis Mackenzie of Inverness. Lewis said:

Dramatic sky over lighthouse

Wagtail sitting pretty

A pied wagtail singing happily on a barbed wire fence in Findon, snapped by Brian Alexander, Kirkhill.

Wagtail sitting pretty

Light fades on Cromarty Firth

Light fading on a calm Cromarty Firth at the end of a winter's day, taken by Davine Sutherland of Invergordon.

Light fades on Cromarty Firth

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