Features

Inverness kids follow their food from farm to plate

Published: Fri 15 Mar 2013

Pupils from Muirtown Primary on a day out to discover where their food comes from

MUIRTOWN Primary School has spent a day out and about in the Highlands learning about where their food comes from and how it gets from the fields to the plate to mark International School Meal's Day on March 8.

Helping Huskies come in from the cold

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Published: Thu 28 Feb 2013

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ONCE upon a time, the heart-warming story of pack of Siberian Huskies and their bond with a man trying to trace his family past in Alaska was the plot of a classic Disney film, Snow Dogs.

Highland Wildlife

Report stays on flight path of bird welfare

The jay's habitat is spreading in the Highlands.

OF all the reports that land on my desk there are one or two that stand out. The Highland Bird Report for 2012 keeps me up to date with what is happening to Highland birds and I'd recommend getting it. The photographs are always outstanding in these reports - so much so they make me feel as though I might as well give up photography altogether.

Friends Around the World

Travel

We're missing out on Swiss delights

Historic fountain in Luzern.

LUZERN, in Central Switzerland, welcomes millions of visitors every year, with good reason. About half of the tourists are Swiss, who come for day trips, and then there are many bus parties touring and listing Luzern as a must, who stop for a day. Only 5% of the tourists come from the UK - we are missing out.

Photos

North Focus camera contest - September winner

September's readers picture of the month was this red deer sky by Dougie Hamilton, Creagan Cottage, 4 Resaurie, Inverness. Our North Focus readers' photos competition gives you the chance to have one of

North Focus camera contest - September winner

North Focus camera contest - August winner

August's Picture of the Month was this bottlenose dolphin breaching in the Moray Firth at Chanonry Point at Fortrose taken by Alister Kemp, 29 Teandallon Place, Evanton.

North Focus camera contest - August winner

North Focus camera contest - July winner

THIS shot of Eilean Donan Castle in Wester Ross at sunset was taken by Craig Urquhart, 22 Windsor Place, Conon Bridge, and is the readers' Picture of the Month for JUly. It now goes forward to our Picture

North Focus camera contest - July winner

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!