Amateur photographer captures ‘Monarch of the Glen’ shot

An amateur photographer has captured the dramatic moment the silhouette of a majestic stag appeared against a sunset backdrop in the Highlands.

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The dipper bird under water in the River Ness. Picture: Contributed

River Ness bird’s underwater exploits an online sensation

A FILM of a dipper bird diving underwater in the River Ness has made a major Internet splash - with over half a million viewers so far.

DM Hall managing partner Eric Curran, left, with newly elected senior partner John Albiston. Picture: Contributed

DM Hall names John Albiston as new senior partner

Chartered surveyor DM Hall has named Inverness-based veteran John Albiston as its new senior partner.

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Canal bosses float notion of boaters’ app to open bridges

Boaters would be able to open canal bridges with their mobile phones under plans being considered for the Scottish network.

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Kylie Minogue popped into a sweet shop in Ballater. Picture: Facebook

Kylie Minogue pops into Ballater sweet shop

STAFF at a Scottish sweet shop were left Spinning Around - when they sold a bag of Soor Plooms to Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue.

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Sueno's Stone has been damaged. Picture: Wikimedia

Sueno’s Stone glass panels smashed by vandals causing £10k damage

Glass panels housing one of Scotland’s most significant Pictish monuments has been smashed by vandals.

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The Lairig Ghru, Cairngorms. Picture: submitted

Five essential Cairngorm walks

Containing five of the six highest peaks in the UK, the Cairngorms are a must for any Scottish hiker.

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Global Energy Group chairman Roy MacGregor. Picture: Jeff Holmes/SNS Group

Global Energy Group profits fall on restructuring

Inverness-based Global Energy Group has seen sales and profit drop in its latest full-year results, but said its performance was resilient given market difficulties and its restructuring in the period.

Rangers' Lee Wallace receives treatment during the match versus Inverness at Ibrox. Picture: Rob Casey

Mark Warburton hopeful Lee Wallace will recover for Old Firm

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is keeping his fingers crossed skipper Lee Wallace has not suffered an injury which could rule him out of next week’s Old Firm clash.

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Pupils design tail fins for Orkneyplanes

Pupils design tail fins for Orkneyplanes

Two aircraft which operate the world’s shortest flight have been given a colourful makeover courtesy of some Orcadian schoolchildren.

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Aldourie Castle, on the east shore of Loch Ness. Picture: Contributed

Fairytale Scots castle owned by Danish tycoon to be revamped

A Scottish castle owned by a Danish billionaire is to undergo an extensive revamp.

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Torridon. Picture: Shutterstock

The best outdoor bouldering venues in Scotland

The year-round sport of bouldering is attracting a growing number of participants, and following its addition to the 2020 Olympic schedule, it’s a sport that’s rising in popularity.

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Jamie MacGowan of Buth Bheag Candle Co won the top prize. Picture: Trevor Martin

Burning ambition as candle maker scoops ESpark award

Entrepreneurs on board Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by Royal Bank of Scotland’s Virtual Accelerator programme have won £5,000 at an event in Inverness.

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A number of distilleries were shut down following World War I - but the Lost Distillery Company are recreating some of the lost whiskies. File picture: Getty Images

Whisky firm reviving malts from Scotland’s lost distilleries

The First World War was ultimately responsible for the loss of a number of Scottish whisky distilleries, according to a leading whisky entrepreneur.

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Mystery cairn found on Braemar golf course

A mystery cairn has been discovered during works to improve a golf course.

Bear-thday cake: Arktos and Walker tuck into their cake. Picture: SWNS

Scotland’s polar bears celebrate birthdays with cakes

Two polar bears celebrated their birthdays yesterday by tucking into a massive birthday cake.

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Tiree Surf Club members . Picture: submitted

Stay of execution for Tiree surfing hut

The fate of an island beach hut which has played a key role in the success of two of Scotland’s young surfing stars has been left hanging in the balance.

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Virgin Trains East Coast hopes new Azuma trains in 2018 will lead to further passenger growth.

Passengers flock to extra Virgin Trains East Coast services

An extra 5,000 passengers a week have travelled on the Edinburgh-London east coast main line since extra trains were added, Virgin Trains East Coast (Vtec) reported today.

Husband and wife team Andrew and Josephine Kennedy of Seggarsdean Farm in Haddington have been shortlisted as finalists in the Scotch Beef Farm of the Year. Picture: Hector Innes Photography

Countdown to unveiling of country’s top beef farm

The three finalists shortlisted for the Scotch Beef Farm of the Year Award have been unveiled ahead of the announcement of the overall winner and prize-giving ceremony at AgriScot next week.

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EasyJet pilots had threatened to take industrial action over fatigue concerns. Picture: Press Association

EasyJet disruption threat lifted after pilots agree deal over fatigue

Disruption at Scotland's biggest airline was averted today when pilots voted to accept a new offer over tiredness.
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