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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.


Ross-shire bank teller embezzled £42,000 from employer

05 September 2020
Ross-shire bank teller embezzled £42,000 from employer

Ross-shire bank teller embezzled £42,000 from employer

05 September 2020

A Ross-shire bank teller embezzled £42,000 from his employers to try and cover a gambling spree.


£1000 fine for Alness man's threatening behaviour towards police

04 September 2020
£1000 fine for Alness man's threatening behaviour towards police

£1000 fine for Alness man's threatening behaviour towards police

04 September 2020

An Alness man who threatened police was this week given a £1000 fine.


Drug dealer jailed after coughing on police officers

26 August 2020
Drug dealer jailed after coughing on police officers

Drug dealer jailed after coughing on police officers

26 August 2020

Dealer who coughed in the faces of five police officers at the height of coronavirus crisis jailed for 15 months


'Immature' Highland man downloads tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos

25 August 2020
'Immature' Highland man downloads tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos

'Immature' Highland man downloads tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos

25 August 2020

A 25-year-old Highland man who was constantly bullied at school turned to online pornography because he had no friends.


Pensioner charged with culpable homicide after death of Highland garage owner

19 August 2020
Pensioner charged with culpable homicide after death of Highland garage owner

Pensioner charged with culpable homicide after death of Highland garage owner

19 August 2020

A retired consultant ophthalmologist has appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court accused of killing his neighbour.


Unwelcome visitor to Boleskine House near Loch Ness threw punch at police officer

18 August 2020
Unwelcome visitor to Boleskine House near Loch Ness threw punch at police officer

Unwelcome visitor to Boleskine House near Loch Ness threw punch at police officer

18 August 2020

A Greek man fascinated by the self-professed 'wickedest man in the world' kept visiting the ruins of his mansion and terrorising a couple there.


DNA test leads to Wester Ross sailing club break-in culprit

16 August 2020
DNA test leads to Wester Ross sailing club break-in culprit

DNA test leads to Wester Ross sailing club break-in culprit

16 August 2020

A DNA test on blood found in a Wester Ross sailing club didn't reveal the identity of who had broken in until months later.


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