Highlands medical tech specialist expands with cash injection

Inverness-based Mime Technologies, a medical technology firm offering software that helps first responders in emergencies, has won £80,000 and a trip to Silicon Valley from Scottish Edge, a competition to foster start-ups.

Gaelic drama Bannan is filmed almost entirely on the Isle of Skye.

£4m deal secures future of Gaelic drama Bannan for next four years

The company set up on the Isle of Skye by the producer of the hit comedy The Inbetweeners has won a new four-year deal to continue making a Gaelic drama series there.

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A Blue Man of Minch?

Scottish folklore traditions in danger of dying out

They are tales and legends which form the backbone of Scottish culture and heritage, but the nation’s rich folklore tradition is under threat.

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Ian Duncan. Picture: Scottish Conservatives

Scots Tory installed as lord and made junior Scotland Office minister

Critics have condemned suggestions that the Conservative MEP Ian Duncan will be made a peer and brought into government as a “reward for failure” after he narrowly missed out on election as an MP.

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Heathrow Airport sponsors KnitFest 2017.

Heathrow Airport revealed as sponsor for Highland knit festival

THE UK’s biggest airport has been announced as headline sponsor of crafts festival Loch Ness Knit Fest 2017.

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Edith Wild, also known as the Wild Lady of Lochbroom, is pictured rowing on the loch in her early eighties. PIC: Contributed.

Wild swim organised in memory of ‘Wild Lady of Lochbroom’

She lived 10 miles from the nearest shop, rowed her boat until well into her eighties and could easily beat her young relatives in an arm wrestle.

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Houses of Parliament. Picture: Getty

SNP Westminster leadership candidates announced

Four SNP MPs have put themselves forward to be the party’s new Westminster leader as nominations for the job opened.

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Skerray Beach on the North Sutherland Coast. Picture: submitted

BT Openreach rolls out broadband trial to 2 remote communities

Two of Scotland’s most remote mainland communities are set to see broadband speeds surge to among the fastest in the UK, with residents helping to dig in new cables.

Bob Cenker, Tommy Baxter, NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock and John Smth. Picture: Cascade

US flag found at Glamis Castle to go into space

A STARS and stripes flag found in attic at Glamis Castle is to go into space.

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Chiene + Tait corporate finance head Paul Mason pointed to 'astonishing' levels of client demand. Picture: Contributed

Accountant Chiene + Tait expands with Glasgow office

Chiene + Tait (C+T) is expanding into Glasgow following a period of “significant growth” for the accountancy practice.

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Karen Phillips joins Balfour + Manson from rival law firm Brodies. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Solicitor Balfour + Manson has strengthened its private client team with the lateral hire of partner Karen Phillips from Brodies.

Inverness or Inbhir Nis, the confluence of the river Ness. Picture: Neil Hanna

Place name of the week: Inverness - Inbhir Nis

Inverness (Inuernis in 1187) is of course established in Gaelic as Inbhir Nis ‘the confluence of the river Ness’ but its fame in the Gaelic-speaking world has meant that the pronunciation of the name has been subject to several dialectal peculiarities.

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SNP Midlothian candidate Owen Thompson cut a dejected figure.

SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson loses seat

SNP depute leader Angus Robertson has been spectacularly ousted from Parliament by the Tories, as the nationalists saw their share of the vote slump.

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Alistair Carmichael. Picture: Greg Macvean

General Election 2017: Liberal Democrats shock win in Highlands

THE Conservatives in the Highlands, as across the majority of Scotland, saw a huge increase in their popularity - but it was the Lib Dems who caused the biggest shock in the region.

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One of the six stoats found alive. Picture: Colin Seddon/SSPCA

Orphaned baby stoats being cared for by Scottish SPCA

AN animal welfare charity is caring for several young stoats after being discovered in North Kessock, Inverness.

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The Remote Island of Foula near the Shetland Islands.

Remote island school - with 2 pupils - on lookout for new headteacher

A tiny island school with just two pupils is on the hunt for a new headteacher after the current one left because she misses the mainland.

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Millionaire stakes claim to be named head of clan Buchanan

Millionaire stakes claim to be named head of clan Buchanan

A Scottish landowner hopes to become the first chieftain of an ancient clan in more than three centuries.

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Glasgow skyline as seen from Sauchiehall Street, taken in July 1963. Picture: TSPL

From the archives: 26 photos of Scotland from the air

Another trawl through our extensive photo archive produced numerous pictures of Scottish locations taken from the air.

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A project to restore peat bogs at Forsinard, in Sutherland's Flow Country, is among six international initiatives to win funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association

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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