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Rangers make plea to tourists to be culturally aware

30 July 2021
Rangers make plea to tourists to be culturally aware

Rangers make plea to tourists to be culturally aware

30 July 2021

Rangers aiming to help ease congestion and environmental abuse have warned visitors to the Highlands to be culturally aware.


Endurance crossing across The Minch was success

30 July 2021
Endurance crossing across The Minch was success

Endurance crossing across The Minch was success

30 July 2021

An endurance athlete has successfully paddle boarded across between Sutherland and the Outer Hebrides to raise awareness of mental health.


RNLI and coastguard assist kayaker marooned on one of the Summer Isles

28 July 2021
RNLI and coastguard assist kayaker marooned on one of the Summer Isles

RNLI and coastguard assist kayaker marooned on one of the Summer Isles

28 July 2021

A paddler was left stranded on a west coast island after losing their kayak.


North Highland councillor and sons set to go to Wembley and will be furthest travelled Scottish football fans

11 June 2021
North Highland councillor and sons set to go to Wembley and will be furthest travelled Scottish football fans

North Highland councillor and sons set to go to Wembley and will be furthest travelled Scottish football fans

11 June 2021

They are Scotland's remotest most dedicated Tartan Army family trio and are celebrating after getting tickets for the England game at Wembley.


Dream island job in Wester Ross closed to applicants as trust 'swamped' by hopefuls

01 June 2021
Dream island job in Wester Ross closed to applicants as trust 'swamped' by hopefuls

Dream island job in Wester Ross closed to applicants as trust 'swamped' by hopefuls

01 June 2021

A temporary job without a fixed salary proved a massive draw as hopefuls flocked to offer their services.


Nessie-sighting archivist celebrates a quarter of a century on the job – and predicts the mystery may never be solved.

24 May 2021
Nessie-sighting archivist celebrates a quarter of a century on the job – and predicts the mystery may never be solved.

Nessie-sighting archivist celebrates a quarter of a century on the job – and predicts the mystery may never be solved.

24 May 2021

The man who keeps a log on Nessie's appearances is celebrating 25 years of monster-hunting – but admits the great mystery may never be solved.


Outrage as couple set up camp at historic Highland ruin

31 March 2021
Outrage as couple set up camp at historic Highland ruin

Outrage as couple set up camp at historic Highland ruin

31 March 2021

A confrontation between local residents and a couple camping at a historic Sutherland ruin is feared to be a foretaste of what is to come this summer.


Dunrobin Castle treasures set to be put up for auction

01 November 2020
Dunrobin Castle treasures set to be put up for auction

Dunrobin Castle treasures set to be put up for auction

01 November 2020

It is rare for someone to find this much cash in the attic. But, then again, not everybody has a loft as large as the Earl of Sutherland’s.


More than 1000 people apply for Highland pie shop post

01 November 2020
More than 1000 people apply for Highland pie shop post

More than 1000 people apply for Highland pie shop post

01 November 2020

The pie's the limit for an acclaimed Highland business left sifting 1000 applications for a vacant post.


Tourism fears for Highland roads are decades old according to documents

24 January 2019
Tourism fears for Highland roads are decades old according to documents

Tourism fears for Highland roads are decades old according to documents

24 January 2019

WARNINGS that the Highlands’ roads were unsuitable for large-scale tourism were given to then Prime Minister Harold Macmillan more than 50 years…


Highland harrier video captures new behaviour

24 October 2018
Highland harrier video captures new behaviour

Highland harrier video captures new behaviour

24 October 2018

IT appears parent sharing has now extended to one of Scotland’s rarest birds of prey.


Seals' meals put lives on the line

18 September 2018
Seals' meals put lives on the line

Seals' meals put lives on the line

18 September 2018

They may look adorable and visitors flock to seal hot spots across Ross-shire just to get a close glimpse.


Prepare for the 'perfect swarm' - midge warning

28 August 2018
Prepare for the 'perfect swarm' - midge warning

Prepare for the 'perfect swarm' - midge warning

28 August 2018

JUST when you thought it was safe to go out, the long hot summer has a sting in its tail – an unusual third hatch of midges.


Ullapool venue rated as a world beater for food

25 August 2018
Ullapool venue rated as a world beater for food

Ullapool venue rated as a world beater for food

25 August 2018

A DELECTABLE dish at a Wester Ross eatery has earned it a place alongside the world’s top food experiences, according to famous travel brand Lonely…


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