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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

The Three Amigos. Picture: Supplied

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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Highland Hospice. Picture: Contributed

Highland Hospice charity scammed by around £500,000

ONE of the biggest charities in the Highlands has fallen vicim to a high-value ‘vishing and spoofing’ fraud in the north of Scotland.

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Man bites off stepfather’s ear in row over sportsman’s nationality

A man bit part of his stepfather’s ear off in a drunken row over whether a sportsman was Scottish or British.

Sam Douglas. Picture: Supplied

150 sign up to Loch Ness charity race to help youngster walk

MORE than 150 big-hearted Highlanders are lacing up their running shoes in a fundraising effort to try to help a two year old Inverness boy be able to walk one day.

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A screengrab from a video taken at a different Snowman Rally. Marshal John Clayton told a fatal accident inquiry that he was 'screamed at' for trying to stop the 2013 race. Picture: Contributed

Marshal ‘screamed at’ for trying to stop rally before crash

A rally marshal has told a fatal accident inquiry how fans “screamed” at him when he tried to stop the race because he thought conditions at the circuit were too dangerous.

Korrie is also looking to grow its headcount in line with its 'rapid growth'. Picture: Contributed

Plumbing services firm Korrie taps into new territories

Korrie, the Inverness-based mechanical and plumbing services group, is projecting a 25 per cent increase in turnover this year after racking up £13.8 million in sales for 2016.

Michael Taylor who has been jailed for at least 16 years for murdering Elizabeth Muir in a brutal attack in her own home. Picture: Highland & Islands Police Division/PA Wire

Pensioner who murdered Inverness woman jailed for life

A pensioner who murdered a woman in a brutal attack in her own home has been jailed for life.

Mothers in the Highlands have to pay 5 for ante-natal picture.

Pregnant mums in Highlands paying £5 for baby's ante-natal scan photo

Pregnant mums in the Highlands are the only women in Scotland having to pay £5 for a photo of their baby’s ante-natal scan.

Serious facial injuries for woman in Inverness attack

Serious facial injuries for woman in Inverness attack

A woman has suffered serious facial injuries after an assault in Inverness.

Wing Commander James Hanson who will lead the RAF Squadron . Picture; Peter Jolly

Lossiemouth aircraft tasked with defending UK’s nuclear weapons

The two squadrons which will operate nine new aircraft defending the UK’s nuclear deterrent have been announced, including the highest-scoring unit from the Second World War.

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