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HITA: Celebrating the best in the tourism industry for 17 years

HITA: Celebrating the best in the tourism industry for 17 years

HITA: Celebrating the best in the tourism industry for 17 years

01 March 2024

The 17th Highlands & Islands Thistle Awards, which launches today, celebrates the best tourism businesses in the Highlands.


'Big-bodied babe' turns head of judges at Dingwall mart amidst 'ferocious' trade

'Big-bodied babe' turns head of judges at Dingwall mart amidst 'ferocious' trade

'Big-bodied babe' turns head of judges at Dingwall mart amidst 'ferocious' trade

29 February 2024

Dingwall and Highland Marts sold 3156 sheep of all classes after some "ferocious" trade.


Ross-shire Engineering employee nominated as a finalist in the Ex-Forces in Business Awards

Ross-shire Engineering employee nominated as a finalist in the Ex-Forces in Business Awards

Ross-shire Engineering employee nominated as a finalist in the Ex-Forces in Business Awards

29 February 2024

Neil Murray, RSE internal plant coordinator, has been shortlisted in the engineering excellence award category.


Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in the Highlands

Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in the Highlands

Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in the Highlands

29 February 2024

Staff at the University of the Highlands and Islands hit the picket line this morning amid ongoing strike action over pay and job losses.


Attempted break-in sparks police plea for information

Attempted break-in sparks police plea for information

Attempted break-in sparks police plea for information

29 February 2024

Police in Alness have appealed for witnesses and information after an attempted break-in at an industrial estate.


Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

28 February 2024

They say the budget has 'no real substance' and question if it 'will in fact cover the financial gap.'


Young people from the Highlands inspired by Green Careers Expo

Young people from the Highlands inspired by Green Careers Expo

Young people from the Highlands inspired by Green Careers Expo

27 February 2024

More than 600 secondary school pupils have attended Scotland’s first Green Careers Expo.


WATCH: Highland landmark's £30 million transformation gathers pace

WATCH: Highland landmark's £30 million transformation gathers pace

WATCH: Highland landmark's £30 million transformation gathers pace

27 February 2024

Transformation of a Highland landmark into a world-class visitor attraction is continuing apace, according to one of the project's leading lights.


Cuppa and bakes invite from Ross-shire care home

Cuppa and bakes invite from Ross-shire care home

Cuppa and bakes invite from Ross-shire care home

27 February 2024

A Muir of Ord care home is inviting villagers to join residents for a cuppa and home bakes this week.


Cholera-scare cruise ship to visit Highlands twice this summer

Cholera-scare cruise ship to visit Highlands twice this summer

Cholera-scare cruise ship to visit Highlands twice this summer

26 February 2024

A major cruise ship at the centre of a cholera scare in the Indian Ocean is scheduled to visit Invergordon twice this summer.


Crates of shirts winged their way to schools in Ross-shire

Crates of shirts winged their way to schools in Ross-shire

Crates of shirts winged their way to schools in Ross-shire

25 February 2024

Several schools in Ross-shire have received a share of hundreds of end of line school shirts.


Price cut on former Ross-shire office building set for a new chapter

Price cut on former Ross-shire office building set for a new chapter

Price cut on former Ross-shire office building set for a new chapter

25 February 2024

A Ross-shire building with a colourful past has had £30,000 knocked off its asking price as a fresh chapter beckons.


PICTURES: Over 600 turn out for heat of Highland Shortbread Showdown

PICTURES: Over 600 turn out for heat of Highland Shortbread Showdown

PICTURES: Over 600 turn out for heat of Highland Shortbread Showdown

24 February 2024

Shortbread makers from Inverness and Beauly qualified for the grand final.


Highland woman on her new events company and upcoming country themed brunch party

Highland woman on her new events company and upcoming country themed brunch party

Highland woman on her new events company and upcoming country themed brunch party

24 February 2024

Lorraine Christie wanted to provide opportunities for new and upcoming artists to have a space to perform, so she created LWC Events Ltd.


Dingwall pothole repair trial welcomed

Dingwall pothole repair trial welcomed

Dingwall pothole repair trial welcomed

24 February 2024

Dingwall has been chosen as a location for the three-week trial of a thermal pothole repairer.


BUSINESS MATTERS: Is Ross-shire on right road to resolving staff shortage crisis?

BUSINESS MATTERS: Is Ross-shire on right road to resolving staff shortage crisis?

BUSINESS MATTERS: Is Ross-shire on right road to resolving staff shortage crisis?

24 February 2024

What will help substantially improve staff shortages in Ross-shire and beyond?


£24.5 million investment announced to secure plans for cable factory at Nigg

£24.5 million investment announced to secure plans for cable factory at Nigg

£24.5 million investment announced to secure plans for cable factory at Nigg

23 February 2024

£24.5 million of public sector support has been announced to secure Japanese company Sumitomo Electric Industries’ investment in a cable factory.


Foul-up! 8 Highland Council dog wardens catch just 2 dog-fouling culprits in 3 years

Foul-up! 8 Highland Council dog wardens catch just 2 dog-fouling culprits in 3 years

Foul-up! 8 Highland Council dog wardens catch just 2 dog-fouling culprits in 3 years

23 February 2024

Highland Council is facing demands to clean up its act on dog-fouling – after catching just two offenders in the last three years.


British Book Awards title hope for Ullapool Bookshop

British Book Awards title hope for Ullapool Bookshop

British Book Awards title hope for Ullapool Bookshop

22 February 2024

The Wester Ross business is one of three Highland bookshops in the final 10 for the Scottish Independent Bookshop of the Year title.


A peek inside Cunard's Queen Anne ahead of Invergordon visit

A peek inside Cunard's Queen Anne ahead of Invergordon visit

A peek inside Cunard's Queen Anne ahead of Invergordon visit

21 February 2024

An Easter Ross port that is no stranger to monsters of the deep can look forward to another head-turning arrival later this year.


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