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Easter Ross man who ignored court order and bombarded ex with abusive texts placed on community payback order

14 February 2022
Easter Ross man who ignored court order and bombarded ex with abusive texts placed on community payback order

Easter Ross man who ignored court order and bombarded ex with abusive texts placed on community payback order

14 February 2022

Christopher Andrews (27), Abbotshaven, was the subject of a a non-harassment order preventing him from contacting the woman.


Jury finds teen guilty of stabbing

29 October 2021
Jury finds teen guilty of stabbing

Jury finds teen guilty of stabbing

29 October 2021

A JURY convicted a Ross-shire teenager of a stabbing after their numbers were depleted due to ill health and Covid.


Problem drinker avoids jail over abusive behaviour charge

28 October 2021
Problem drinker avoids jail over abusive behaviour charge

Problem drinker avoids jail over abusive behaviour charge

28 October 2021

A SHERIFF told a Ross-shire man with five previous convictions for domestic abuse he was close to being jailed after another similar offence.


Employee admits setting fire to world-renowned Findhorn Foundation buildings

06 July 2021
Employee admits setting fire to world-renowned Findhorn Foundation buildings

Employee admits setting fire to world-renowned Findhorn Foundation buildings

06 July 2021

FIRE-STARTER admits causing Findhorn Foundation blaze.


Security staff assaulted at Raigmore Hospital after cannabis overdose

04 June 2021
Security staff assaulted at Raigmore Hospital after cannabis overdose

Security staff assaulted at Raigmore Hospital after cannabis overdose

04 June 2021

A FIRST offender who overdosed on cannabis assaulted two security staff at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness where he was being treated.


Dingwall house explosion caused by cannabis cultivation, court hears

24 March 2021
Dingwall house explosion caused by cannabis cultivation, court hears

Dingwall house explosion caused by cannabis cultivation, court hears

24 March 2021

AN explosion which badly damaged a Dingwall house was caused by the occupants growing cannabis.


Police snare vaccine executive driving at 108mph in Ross-shire

16 March 2021
Police snare vaccine executive driving at 108mph in Ross-shire

Police snare vaccine executive driving at 108mph in Ross-shire

16 March 2021

AN executive with a firm involved in the manufacture of a Covid vaccine kept his driving licence despite speeding at almost twice the limit in Ross.


New sheriffs take to the bench at Highland court

01 November 2020
New sheriffs take to the bench at Highland court

New sheriffs take to the bench at Highland court

01 November 2020

TWO new faces are appearing on the bench at a key Highland court which opened earlier this year.


Damage to winch in Strathconon was triggered by wages row, court told

08 October 2020
Damage to winch in Strathconon was triggered by wages row, court told

Damage to winch in Strathconon was triggered by wages row, court told

08 October 2020

A BORDERS man who caused £5000 worth of damage to a winch in a forest at Strathconon claimed he was owed £400.


Drug user who began dealing to subsidise own habit avoids prison sentence

03 October 2020
Drug user who began dealing to subsidise own habit avoids prison sentence

Drug user who began dealing to subsidise own habit avoids prison sentence

03 October 2020

A ROSS-shire man began dealing drugs to subsidise his own habit, a court has heard.


Alness man who threatened partner gets payback order

02 October 2020
Alness man who threatened partner gets payback order

Alness man who threatened partner gets payback order

02 October 2020

A sheriff has imposed a community payback order on an Alness man who threatened his wife.


Argument got out of hand, Easter Ross court told

02 October 2020
Argument got out of hand, Easter Ross court told

Argument got out of hand, Easter Ross court told

02 October 2020

A 61-year-old Easter Ross man has notched up his first criminal conviction after admitting assaulting his wife.


Bank teller embezzled £42,000, court hears

24 September 2020
Bank teller embezzled £42,000, court hears

Bank teller embezzled £42,000, court hears

24 September 2020

A ROSS-SHIRE bank teller who embezzled £42,000 from his employers and then gambled it away over a couple of months has avoided prison.


Rocket man admits drink-driving on Ross-shire road

18 September 2020
Rocket man admits drink-driving on Ross-shire road

Rocket man admits drink-driving on Ross-shire road

18 September 2020

Am Edinburgh-based Spanish native with a job assembling rockets to carry satellites into space has admitted drink-driving on a Ross-shire road.


Easter Ross man 'flipped' when heroin went missing

17 September 2020
Easter Ross man 'flipped' when heroin went missing

Easter Ross man 'flipped' when heroin went missing

17 September 2020

An Easter Ross man who relapsed into drug-taking to cope with his stress during the coronavirus lockdown smashed up a friend's house, a court heard.


Brothers went to Ross pub to continue fight, court told

13 September 2020
Brothers went to Ross pub to continue fight, court told

Brothers went to Ross pub to continue fight, court told

13 September 2020

Two Easter Ross brothers armed themselves with a baseball bat and a fence post and went to a pub to continue a previous fight.


Alness driver in possession of cocaine when stopped by police

13 September 2020
Alness driver in possession of cocaine when stopped by police

Alness driver in possession of cocaine when stopped by police

13 September 2020

An Alness driver reacted angrily when stopped by police for a routine document check.


Ferry captain’s car scratched after row in shop car park

08 September 2020
Ferry captain’s car scratched after row in shop car park

Ferry captain’s car scratched after row in shop car park

08 September 2020

A row in a Highland shop car park led to a ferry skipper’s vehicle being damaged with a knife.


Tain man left ex-partner scared by his behaviour

06 September 2020
Tain man left ex-partner scared by his behaviour

Tain man left ex-partner scared by his behaviour

06 September 2020

A Tain man with a record of abusing women has been put on a community payback order and ordered to undertake various behaviour and support programmes.


Alness man given time to pay back benefit he wasn't entitled to

05 September 2020
Alness man given time to pay back benefit he wasn't entitled to

Alness man given time to pay back benefit he wasn't entitled to

05 September 2020

Sentence on a man who defrauded taxpayers of more than £5000 has been deferred for a year to allow him to pay back the money.


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