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‘Unique’ former WWII bunker goes on the market

It is a one of a kind bolthole split over two levels which commands an attractive city centre location and comes with the added bonus of being able to withstand nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks.

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Andy Cole, who climbed the UK's highest mountain every day for a month to help combat his depression, says the outdoors has saved his life. Picture: Andy Cole/PA Wire

Hill walker says climbing Ben Nevis every day for a month “saved my life”

Anyone who has been plagued by depression will know it is a long, hard struggle that can at times seem insurmountable.

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Bridge House will be transformed into a hotel

Commercial property: Hotel sector booms in Inverness

In May, Inverness emerged as the somewhat surprise leader in Colliers International’s Scottish Hotel Index.

It was a combination of strong levels of demand, rising average daily rates, a low active pipeline, relatively low development costs and high occupancy levels which allowed it to beat Edinburgh into second place.

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Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles are the best places in Scotland to bring up children

These are the best places in Scotland to bring up children

The Orkney Islands, Shetland and the Western Isles in northern Scotland have been identified as the best places in Britain to bring up children.

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Susan Brown. Picture: PA

Church of Scotland appoint Rev Susan Brown as new moderator

The minister who married Madonna and Guy Ritchie is to become the next Church of Scotland Moderator.

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Police control room in Inverness is shutting. Picture: Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Police chiefs approve plans to close Inverness control room

Police chiefs have approved the closure of the police control room and service centre in Inverness.

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Duo swim from Scotland’s east to west coast

Two swimmers have completed a challenge to swim from Scotland’s west coast to its east coast in just ten days

Travel

The Highland Castle demolished to make way for the A9

The history of Helmsdale Castle is so grim it is said to have inspired William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

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Kier Construction Scotland employs about 200 people. Picture: Chris Biele

Construction group Kier hails ‘exciting’ Scottish workload

Kier, the construction group behind the restoration of the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art, today hailed its “exciting” workload north of the Border as it revealed higher annual profits.

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The best forest walks in Scotland to try this autumn

You’d be forgiven for feeling short-changed after a typically sunless Scottish summer, with autumn officially starting on 22 September.

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New ARCHIE chair Mary Nimmo and outgoing chairman David Sutherland launch the new Fresh Air Project at Raigmore Hospital with the help of childrens unit patient Ella Rose Sinclair, three. Picture: Contributed

Campaign will see Inverness sick kids play outdoors all year

A HIGHLAND charity which helps sick children has launched a £100,000 appeal to improve the outside space at the Highland Children’s Unit.

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The "Gingers" series by Kieran Dodds will go on show in Inverness this week. PIC: Contributed.

Exhibition to showcase connection between Russian and Scottish Gingers

Redheads have come into focus at a new international photography festival which opens in the Highlands this month.

Lifestyle

Video: 10 secluded Scottish beaches to visit

Scotland is blessed with rich pickings when it comes to stunning coastlines, so we’ve picked a few of the lesser-known gems from across the nation.

Travel
The cave sat at the foot of Covesea cliffs

The coastal cave littered with human remains

It seems appropriate that Sculptor’s Cave, a place of darkness and danger, is hard to reach.

Lifestyle

Viking Invasion to hit the streets of Inverness

INVERNESS is to stage a Viking Fun Day - with Shetland’s Jarl Squad set to parade the streets.

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External Reality boss Richard Allan, left, with Mark Alexander of DR Alexander & Son. Picture: Contributed

Highlands firms on trail to boost rural internet links

Two Highlands-based companies have teamed up to bring internet access to remote locations in the area, helping projects such as windfarm sites and road construction projects.

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Roseanna Cunningham has written to the UK government seeking assurances over the clean-up of Dounreay. Picture: PA

Environment Minister raises concerns over Dounreay performance

Scotland’s Environment Secretary has raised concerns over the decommissioning of the Dounreay nuclear site.

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Three tiny Inverness Amigos take on charity race for autism

SINCE being diagnosed with autism three youngsters - nicknamed the Three Amigos - have become used to dealing with challenges in their day-to-day lives.

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