Invergordon councillor launches new Highland Council website

Councillor Maxine Smith with Highland Council's digital service manager Darren MacLeod.

INVERGORDON Councillor Maxine Smith officially launched Highland Council's new website as she demonstrated its benefits on her smartphone. The new site uses a clutter-free, fresh new look with greatly improved on-line services and is specially designed to be more accessible on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Police investigate Tain house fire.

Published: Wed 30 Jul 2014

Police were called to Dingwall recycling centre at 11.20am today

A POLICE probe is underway following a suspicious fire in Easter Ross. Police Scotland Highlands and Islands Division is investigating a blaze at the Mansfield Estate in Tain.

Badly injured badger released back to wild


Published: Sat 26 Jul 2014

The young badger was in a bad way when rescued by SSPCA officer Dougie Campbell.

A YOUNG badger which suffered horrible injuries after becoming stuck in a culvert was last week released back into the wild by the SSPCA officer who rescued him.

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Pride, not pounds, matter to Morrison

Published: Thu 31 Jul 2014

Clach forward Gordon Morrison.

CLACH captain Gordon Morrison isn't jealous of champions Brora Rangers - because he says nothing beats the feeling of playing for the Inverness club.

Hughes - Belief vital as we head to Birmingham

Published: Thu 31 Jul 2014

Caley Thistle manager John Hughes.

JOHN Hughes wants his players to rise to their hardest summer challenge yet - and show a fearless side at English Championship opponents Birmingham City this Saturday.


North Focus camera contest - June winner

THIS shot of a Hercules C130 aircraft out on a training exercise in the Highlands is our readers' picture of the month winner for June.

North Focus camera contest - June winner

Sunset around the Highlands

A series of sunsets from around the Highlands are our pictures of the week from readers. See this week's Highland New, North Star and Lochaber News for details of a super new contest coming soon.

Sunset around the Highlands

Now that's a rock face!

LOOK carefully can you see a rock "face" in this rockface at Glen Affric in our latest readers' picture of the week?

Now that's a rock face!

The Northern Lights!

TWO delightful shots of the recent spectacular Northern Lights show over the Highlands are our pictures of the week from readers. North Focus is your chance to have one of your top shots published. Keeping

The Northern Lights!

Watch the birdie!

TWO quirky wildlife shots are our pictures of the week from readers.

Watch the birdie!

Sunset over Eigg

AN atmospheric sunset over the island of Eigg is this week's top shot from readers.

Sunset over Eigg

Loch Ness from Dores

A view of Loch Ness from Dores is our readers' picture of the week.

Loch Ness from Dores

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