'I felt humiliated - an outsider' - Bishop

Mark Strange

A BISHOP whose patch includes Ross-shire has spoken of the "disgrace" of homelessness after taking part in a mass sleep-out which rekindled memories of his own experiences living rough. The Most Rev Mark

Fears new A9 slip roads will see rise in crashes

Published: Sun 17 Dec 2017

NEW slip roads for a 70-mile stretch of the A9 will cause drivers to lose control and skid on to oncoming traffic, it is feared. Transport Scotland bosses have selected a preferred design for junctions

'Get back on track plea' as rail line loses passengers

Published: Sat 16 Dec 2017


THE number of passengers using the ScotRail train service between Inverness and Wick has fallen in the last two years. The figures from the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) show there were 50,000 fewer bums

Council urged to come clean on recycling deal

Published: Sat 16 Dec 2017

Munro Construction

PRESSURE is mounting on Highland Council to explain the circumstances behind a £1.5 million recycling contract "fiasco" which left 31 stunned Easter Ross workers jobless without any advance notice weeks

Communities cut off as big freeze hits

Published: Fri 15 Dec 2017

Tore Roundabout

OUTRAGE over the state of roads and pavements the length and breadth of Ross-shire was growing yesterday as people shared their experiences of facing treacherous conditions while trying to go about their

End of the road for Cromarty's new year Splash and Dash

Published: Thu 14 Dec 2017


ORGANISERS of Cromarty's popular Ne'er Day Splash and Dash have sadly confirmed it will not be returning. The community event regularly saw hundreds take a bracing plunge into the firth - many in fancy

'Think local' plea on festive shopping

Published: Thu 14 Dec 2017

David Richardson

ROSS shoppers tempted to wrap up Christmas from the comfort of their homes are being asked to think twice about where they live before jumping online. The appeal from local shops and traders came on the

'Robust performance' for firm while oil prices higher

Published: Wed 13 Dec 2017


PRE-TAX profit dropped by more than £250,000 at Gleaner Oils last year. But turnover increased for the year ended June 30, 2017, compared to the previous 12 months. A strategic report accompanying the

More work is needed to improve disabled access

Published: Wed 13 Dec 2017

Andrew Jarvie

COUNCILLORS have branded changes aimed at improving disabled access to bars and restaurants "wholly bizarre". Highland Council's licensing board is to write to the Scottish Government asking for more to

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