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BEAR Scotland staff choose SSPCA as national charity partner

14 March 2022
BEAR Scotland staff choose SSPCA as national charity partner

BEAR Scotland staff choose SSPCA as national charity partner

14 March 2022

The Scottish SPCA (SSPCA) is delighted to announce it has been selected as BEAR Scotland’s national charity partner for 2022.


Cut VAT to save families in the Highlands more than £37 million, says Easter Ross MP

14 March 2022
Cut VAT to save families in the Highlands more than £37 million, says Easter Ross MP

Cut VAT to save families in the Highlands more than £37 million, says Easter Ross MP

14 March 2022

Highland Liberal Democrats have demanded an emergency cut to VAT to protect local families from soaring bills.


A new era dawns with UK’s first 'video stamp' – non-barcoded stamps to be phased out in a year

02 February 2022
A new era dawns with UK’s first 'video stamp' – non-barcoded stamps to be phased out in a year

A new era dawns with UK’s first 'video stamp' – non-barcoded stamps to be phased out in a year

02 February 2022

Royal Mail today announced that following a successful national trial, it is adding unique barcodes to all its definitive stamps.


Call out to Ross residents on eve of Big Garden Birdwatch

24 January 2022
Call out to Ross residents on eve of Big Garden Birdwatch

Call out to Ross residents on eve of Big Garden Birdwatch

24 January 2022

As the world’s largest garden wildlife survey returns, which feathered friend will be dominant in your garden?


WATCH: Strange ice pancake phenomenon observed on Highland burn

11 January 2022
WATCH: Strange ice pancake phenomenon observed on Highland burn

WATCH: Strange ice pancake phenomenon observed on Highland burn

11 January 2022

A rare spectacle was observed on Sunday morning as a series of icy discs were seen spinning on the surface of a Highland burn.


'I hope this happens to nobody else,' says son of hospitalised 80-year-old Highland man

03 December 2021
'I hope this happens to nobody else,' says son of hospitalised 80-year-old Highland man

'I hope this happens to nobody else,' says son of hospitalised 80-year-old Highland man

03 December 2021

Family had no choice but to 'abandon' elderly father at local hospital after failing to get proper medical attention


Pilgrims' progress from Tain revealed in new guide books on trail

18 November 2021
Pilgrims' progress from Tain revealed in new guide books on trail

Pilgrims' progress from Tain revealed in new guide books on trail

18 November 2021

A new guide book will not only guide pilgrims as they travel the Northern Pilgrims Way but will also provide a modest income stream for the group.


Fishermen's Mission gives thanks for 140 years of service

09 November 2021
Fishermen's Mission gives thanks for 140 years of service

Fishermen's Mission gives thanks for 140 years of service

09 November 2021

National charity, the Fishermen’s Mission is holding an online thanksgiving service to recognise 140 years of service to the fishermen of the UK.


Online nature talks with the Countryside Rangers

03 November 2021
Online nature talks with the Countryside Rangers

Online nature talks with the Countryside Rangers

03 November 2021

High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers are offering online talks for people to learn more about nature as the nights draw in.


PICTURES: Achunabust or bust as vintage tractors lead the field for ploughing match

14 October 2021
PICTURES: Achunabust or bust as vintage tractors lead the field for ploughing match

PICTURES: Achunabust or bust as vintage tractors lead the field for ploughing match

14 October 2021

Conditions on the ground were "greasy" for a popular agricultural event held last Saturday at Achunabust Farm near Reay.


WATCH: Fascinating first view of ancient timber that could help date Highland castle

30 September 2021
WATCH: Fascinating first view of ancient timber that could help date Highland castle

WATCH: Fascinating first view of ancient timber that could help date Highland castle

30 September 2021

Watch video footage of a specialist team extracting a fragment of wood timber from a landmark north Highland castle.


What was the strange light many observed over the Highlands last night?

28 September 2021
What was the strange light many observed over the Highlands last night?

What was the strange light many observed over the Highlands last night?

28 September 2021

Several images were posted to social media last night of a triangular shaped light moving across the sky but was it a UFO?


Highland women raise their banners for exhibition at Strathpeffer Pavilion

16 September 2021
Highland women raise their banners for exhibition at Strathpeffer Pavilion

Highland women raise their banners for exhibition at Strathpeffer Pavilion

16 September 2021

Colourful textile banners made by women from across the far north will be on display in the Strathpeffer Pavilion later this month.


PICTURES: Highland castle climbing 'clowns' slammed after image surfaces

10 September 2021
PICTURES: Highland castle climbing 'clowns' slammed after image surfaces

PICTURES: Highland castle climbing 'clowns' slammed after image surfaces

10 September 2021

An image taken by a local man of two people clambering up the walls of an ancient castle led to many scornful remarks from local people.


Highland Council responds to Covid-19 outbreaks in schools

26 August 2021
Highland Council responds to Covid-19 outbreaks in schools

Highland Council responds to Covid-19 outbreaks in schools

26 August 2021

Highland Council has issued a statement after a third of schools are affected by positive Covid-19 cases or localised outbreaks.


Most ScotRail Flexipass fares set to fall

03 August 2021
Most ScotRail Flexipass fares set to fall

Most ScotRail Flexipass fares set to fall

03 August 2021

ScotRail is making one of its most popular ticket options cheaper by standardising discounta and doubling the time customers have to use it.


Free school meals for all P1-P4 pupils

02 August 2021
Free school meals for all P1-P4 pupils

Free school meals for all P1-P4 pupils

02 August 2021

Provision of free school meals for all children in P1-P3 will be extended to include P4 children from this month.


Deadline to apply for garden waste permit draws near

27 July 2021
Deadline to apply for garden waste permit draws near

Deadline to apply for garden waste permit draws near

27 July 2021

Customers have until August 2 to order their permits to ensure delivery in time for the first collections of the new service year.


Real ghostly experiences catalyst for supernatural Highland novel conceived on honeymoon

10 July 2021
Real ghostly experiences catalyst for supernatural Highland novel conceived on honeymoon

Real ghostly experiences catalyst for supernatural Highland novel conceived on honeymoon

10 July 2021

A honeymoon-conceived supernatural novel is published today that came about through what the author calls a 'strange series of coincidences'.


Highland householder scoops home improvement retailer's 'Sensational Shed' award

05 July 2021
Highland householder scoops home improvement retailer's 'Sensational Shed' award

Highland householder scoops home improvement retailer's 'Sensational Shed' award

05 July 2021

A garden shed can be much more than a humdrum wooden erection – for one Highland woman, it's an award-winning outdoor office.


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