Mum climbs Kilimanjaro for Inverness special care baby unit

A YOUNG mother whose baby spent 17 days in a special care unit when delivered early because she had contracted meningitis while pregnant has climbed Kilimanjaro to raise thousands for charity.

Inverness CT's Lonsana Doumbouya nets a late equaliser against Kilmarnock. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Premiership round-up: Late equalisers in both matches

The semi-finals taking place this weekend meant a reduced league fixture card, with Inverness v Kilmarnock and Partick Thistle v Ross County the only surviving top-flight matches.

Reverend Susan Brown tees off on the Royal Dornoch Golf course. Picture: Paul Campbell/Church of Scotland/PA Wire

Church minister writes spiritual guide for golfers

The Church of Scotland minister who married Madonna and Guy Ritchie has written a spiritual guide to help golfers improve their game at one of the world’s most prestigious golf courses.

A stag in front of the moon on the hills near Loch Muick in the Cairngorms National Park. Picture: Andy Leonard/SWNS

Scots photographer captures stunning image of stag and moon

These stunning images show the silhouette of a majestic stag in front of a rising moon on the Queen’s Scottish estate.

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Edinburghs apparently haunted Greyfriars Kirkyard is one of the spooky attractions featured in the guide.

Spooky tourist guide to Scotland is published

A 7ft vampire roaming the streets of Glasgow, a poltergeist haunting an iconic Edinburgh graveyard and a monster locked up in an Aberdeenshire castle are just a few of the terrifying tales featured in a new guide to the country’s most ‘spooktacular’ locations.

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Scotland's first snow snapped on the Cairn Gorm plateau. Picture: Gary Hodgson / SWNS

Stunning photos of first snow of Scottish winter

The first snow of winter was spotted in parts of the Highlands yesterday, marking an early start to the season. Amateur photographer and mountain guide Gary Hodgson was out on Cairn Gorm with his camera yesterday and took these wintry photos.

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Garden centre staff grow new skills in CPR. Picture: Contributed

Inverness garden centre staff learn life-saving skills

STAFF at an Inverness garden centre took customer care to another level recently when a dozen members of its team visited Inverness Fire Station to learn life-saving CPR.

Gordon Semple went missing on April 1. Picture: PA

Man accused of killing Scot he met on gay dating site

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of an Italian man accused of strangling and dismembering a Scots-born police officer he met on gay dating website Grindr.

Citibase is behind the Strathclyde Business Park and aims to grow its number of Scottish hubs to 15. Picture: Contributed

Citibase aiming for 15 Scottish business centres

Business centre operator Citibase has unveiled a three-year plan to enlarge its Scottish footprint to 15 hubs as demand for more flexible office space spirals.

Danny MacAskill gets ready to begin his wee day out. Picture: Fred Murray/Red Bull

Video: Danny MacAskill returns with incredible Wee Day Out clip

A NEW film made by Scotland’s leading stunt cyclist sees him riding over the top of a cottage, turning a hay bale into a unicycle, disappearing into a puddle and leaping onto the track in front of a steam train after tucking into tea and scones.

Roseanna Cunningham says the Scottish Land Commission will be based in Inverness. Picture: Greg Macvean

New Scottish Land Commission to be based in Inverness

The new Scottish Land Commission is to be based in Inverness.

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Councillor Donnie Kerr's transformation from hairy faced to bare faced. Picture: Contributed

Highland councillor shaves off amazing beard for charity

Councillor Donnie Kerr decided to give up his amazing beard for Carr Gomm, a Highland charity helping adults and children with support needs.

Fraser Campbell died after falling on the north face of Ben Nevis. Picture: PA

Tributes paid to Ben Nevis climber

A man who died following a fall on the UK’s highest mountain has been remembered for his “kind” and “bubbly” personality.

Scotland will be left with one Ed's Easy Diner following the closures. Picture: Contributed

Hundreds of jobs lost as Ed’s Easy Diner closes 26 sites

Almost 400 jobs will be cut across Ed’s Easy Diner locations with the closure of 26 of the chain’s restaurants, including four out of the five based in Scotland.

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The phone box has become a tourist attraction

Safety fears over plan to remove Cairn Gorm phone box

CAMPAIGNERS have warned BT that plans to save money by removing the UK’s highest telephone box could cost lives.

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Caroline MacAskill died in a horse riding accident

Inverness showjumper dies in tragic accident

TRIBUTES have been paid to an award-winning showjumper killed in a tragic horse riding accident at the weekend.

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New early-morning ScotRail trains will run from December. Picture Michael Gillen

New 'red eye' trains to Edinburgh and Inverness announced by ScotRail

New "red eye" trains to get commuters on the Inverness-Edinburgh/Glasgow line into work earlier will be launched in December, ScotRail said today.
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A supposed picture of Nessie was captured earlier this year. Picture: Contributed

Nessie tourism campaign returns with new monster-hunting tips

A new tourism campaign based on the legend of the Loch Ness Monster is hoping to inspire visitors to Inverness and Loch Ness outside of the summer season.

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Wolf pups settle into Highland Wildlife Park

Six wolf pups at Highland Wildlife Park are coming on leaps and bounds.

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New CKD Galbraith chief executive Pam Over with outgoing boss Tim Kirkwood, left, and chairman Iain Russell. Picture: Stuart Nicol

CKD Galbraith names Pam Over as new chief executive

Property consultant CKD Galbraith has unveiled a change at the top after two decades alongside continued growth in revenues and profits.

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