Scottish peatland restoration wins £26,000 funding boost

A peatland restoration project in the far north of Scotland is among a group of international initiatives selected to receive funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).

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From left: Irvine Spowart, Sandy Manson (CEO), Iain Castles, Rosalind Catto, Scott Jeffrey, Ryan Diplexcito, Gavin Young and Emma Waterman. Picture: Contributed

Johnston Carmichael lifts partner count to 57

Accountancy and advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has expanded its leadership team with a string of appointments that takes its partner count to 57.

A gamekeeper appears to be setting an illegal pole trap

MSPs query decision to drop bird of prey shooting case

MSPs have asked the Crown Office to clarify how it handles evidence in wildlife crime cases after the prosecution of an alleged bird of prey shooting was dropped.

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 Inverness CT's Billy McKay  (L) celebrates his goal with teammate David Raven (centre) and Greg Tansey.

Dundee 0-2 Inverness CT: Caley Thistle boost survival hopes

Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s Premiership flame, much to Hamilton’s dismay, flickers on.

Inverness emerged ahead of Edinburgh in Colliers' hotel index. Picture: Neil Hanna

Inverness takes lead among Scotland’s hotel hot spots

Inverness has emerged as the surprise leader in a new ranking of Scottish hotel “hot spots”.

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Gary Cunningham, left, and Marcus Sanctuary have taken over tarpaulins maker Tom Morrow. Picture: Contributed

Former apprentices buy Inverness tarpaulins maker

Two long-serving employees who joined a Highlands firm straight from school have become its owners after a £500,000 management buyout.

KLM to extend their service between Inverness and Amsterdam. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

New Inverness to Amsterdam air route set for take off

THE massive success of a new air route between the Highland capital and Amsterdam has prompted operators to add an additional service.

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From left: Anna Miller of HIE, CHI  nurse manager Lesley Patience and CHI  chief Dr Cornelius Glismann. Picture: Trevor Martin

Shot in the arm for Inverness life sciences centre

Danish life sciences firm CorporateHealth International (CHI) is investing £5.7 million in a new diagnostics centre at Inverness Campus.

Loganair will operate a third daily flight to Barra this summer - when the tides allow. Picture: Loganair

Loganair summer bookings soar to "unprecedented" levels

Summer flight bookings to the Western and Northern Isles have soared by nearly one fifth to “unprecedented” levels, Loganair announced today.

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Professor Ewan Gillon, clinical director at First Psychology Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Psychological services venture has expansion in mind

A business specialising in psychological services is rolling out a further Scottish centre as it closes in on a £1.5 million turnover.

Torridon guest house, which the Felbers run. Picture:

US couple hopeful of U-turn on Inverness deportation

A lawyer has urged a judge to quash a Home Office decision to deport an American couple who run a B&B in Inverness.

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Sketches of three of the burial stones of the chiefs of Clan Gregor made in the late 19th Century. PIC: Contributed.

600-year-old burial stones of Clan MacGregor chiefs “to be saved”

They are the burial stones of the ancient chiefs of Clan MacGregor, some of which are around 600 years-old, carved with warriors and flowers.

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Video: the enduring mystery of the Lewis chessmen

Countless tides have rolled over the enchanting Lewis chessmen as they lay hidden under the sands of Uig Beach.

View from Inverness Castle Viewpoint. Picture: Ewen Weatherspoon/Highland Council

New Inverness Castle visitor attraction is a massive success

THE newest visitor attraction in the Highlands - which provides views over the city of Inverness - is proving to be a major success after just opening.

Donald Forsyth joins the Inverness office of accountant Saffery Champness. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Accountancy firm Saffery Champness has announced that Donald Forsyth has joined as a partner based in its Inverness office.

Queen Street Station's concourse has re-opened after this closure last year, but very little else. Picture: John Devlin

Alastair Dalton: Passengers are getting a raw deal during station overhauls

Rail passengers have really felt the disruption from the upgrading of Scotland’s railway lines - and they are now being made to feel it again as major stations are re-built around them.

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From left: Robin and Robert Keane, directors at Ardent Group, the developer behind Travelodge's Peterhead hotel. Picture: Contributed

Travelodge eyes 21 more hotel sites across Scotland

Budget hotel operator Travelodge has detailed the latest phase of its Scottish roll-out in a multi-million pound move that looks set to create hundreds of jobs.

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Police in Inverness appeal for help after robbery. Picture: Contributed

Police hunt for three men after Inverness robbery

DETECTIVES investigating a robbery at a house in Inverness on Saturday night are seeking to trace three men.

Kinmylies Primary School in Inverness. Picture: Kinmylies PS

Inverness pupils on flight home after terror attack

Pupils at an Inverness school who had been on a visit to the Houses of Parliament were safely on a flight home this evening.

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