Strathpeffer set for slowdown as sewer work begins


WORK on a Ross-shire village sewer update is set to start next week with major disruption affecting motorists, schoolchildren and bus users flagged up. Preparation for the "essential" work to upgrade Strathpeffer's

Boss issues heartfelt 'thank ewe' for sheep

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018

Kevin Frediani

EWES from a famous island flock have been relocated to Wester Ross as part of a pioneering project between two National Trust for Scotland properties. The arrival at NTS Inverewe of 16 ewes from the renowned

Fears for safety as grit bins are left empty

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018

Ian Bain

A ROSS-shire pensioner who grits icy paths to help partially-sighted senior citizens was left running on empty for weeks after hitting a brick wall in a bid to get local authority bins restocked by Highland

Council's £5m winter maintenance budget runs out early

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018


ROADS and pavements will continue to be gritted despite Highland Council overspending its winter budget by £500,000, a leading councillor has pledged. Highlanders have been plagued by ice and snow in recent

Cromarty port ready to take on new work

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018

Captain Calum Slater

THE Invergordon-based Port of Cromarty Firth this week claimed to be the first in Scotland to secure new decommissioning permits that could pave the way for new jobs. The permit under the Radioactive

Project helps empower students

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018

Students with additional support needs at Inverness College UHI are to take part in a community journalism project to help pupils with similar needs prepare for life after school. The university's Skillsbuilder

Series of firsts booked for Ullapool festival

Published: Wed 17 Jan 2018

THERE are several firsts for this year's Ullapool Book Festival including awarding the new Highland Book Prize. Female fiction writers, male non-fiction authors and words from global hotspots like Catalonia

War hero is remembered by valley name move

Published: Wed 17 Jan 2018

David McAndie

A WAR hero from Portmahomack who won a Military Cross for gallantry has been immortalised after a Canadian valley was named in his honour. The small valley - or coulee - has been named after the celebrated

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