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Scottish fisherman sees salmon catch fall from hundreds to zero

An 89-year-old fisherman who has been catching salmon since 1958 claims sewage pumped into the Moray Firth has seen his annual catch go from hundreds to zero.


Can Scotland’s empty landscapes be populated once again?

Human presence barely registers on stretches of Scotland’s vast, empty landscapes - but it wasn’t always that way.

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Dameon MacPhee with his young son. Picture: Police Scotland

A96 crash victim, 23, named by police

Police have named the man who died following a road collision on the A96 as Dameon MacPhee.

Airship2 is situated in an idyllic location. Picture: Airbnb

Is this Scotland’s most unusual Airbnb?

Want to experience what it is like to live on an airship? Thanks to an Airbnb user it is possible to so in Scotland.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Unions have held a good positive meeting with the Scottish Government as they work to protect 1400 jobs at struggling engineering firm BiFab.. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

‘Positive’ BiFab talks between unions and Scottish Government

Unions have held a “good positive meeting” with the Scottish Government as they work to protect 1400 jobs at struggling engineering firm BiFab.

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Sarah Moore is holding down nine jobs on North Ronaldsay in the Orkneys

Woman who left Edinburgh for the Orkney islands is now holding down nine jobs

A woman who packed in her city retail job for a quiet life on a tiny island is having to hold down nine jobs - because there’s no-one else to do them.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Shetland could be use to launch satellites into space

Shetland could become UK base of satellite launches

A tiny Scottish island could become the UK base to launch satellites into space.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
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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A view over Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. One of the shortlisted FutureTown design envisages a new waterfront walkway built to encourage more leisure activities. Picture: TSPL

Scotland’s Towns Week 2017: FutureTown design shortlist unveiled

A shortlist of imaginative designs with the potential to transform 11 communities across Scotland has been revealed ahead of the third annual Scotland’s Towns Week.

Tom Bailey (left) and Ben Weeks (right) on the summit of  An Sgurr on Eigg the night before they discovered the bones. PIC: Contributed.

Walkers who found Eigg skeleton saddened by cave discovery

Two walkers who first discovered bones from the skeleton of a teenager likely killed during a 16th Century clan massacre said they had been saddened by their find.

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Loch Ness: 2017 has been the busiest year for Nessie sightings this century. PIC: Creative Commons/Flickr

Bookies slash Nessie odds after record sightings

Bookmakers have slashed odds on the myth of the Loch Ness monster being proved true after the eighth verified sighting this year.

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Two charged over alleged human trafficking

Two charged over alleged human trafficking

Two people have been charged in connection with alleged human trafficking offences following a police operation.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Becy Robertson, manager of the Altnaharra Hotel, said the full-fibre broadband had "dramatically" improved speeds in the remote hamlet. Picture: BT/PA Wire

Dig-your-own broadband in Scottish wilderness reaps rewards

They are sparsely populated hamlets which nestle in one of the great wildernesses of the Scottish mainland.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The Picture House's line-up of films being shown in 1960.

Campbeltown Picture House archives get national treasure status

A treasure trove from the archives of Scotland’s long-running cinema has been secured for the nation.
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Scottish Government pledges to do whatever it can to help BiFab

The Scottish Government has pledged to do whatever it can to help the struggling engineering firm BiFab after “disputed payments” sparked a financial crisis there.

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A shop owner has been targeted by Christian "extremists" on Stornoway. Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Hebridean shop owner targeted by Christian ‘extremists’

A shop owner on the Isle of Lewis has been targeted by Christian “extremists” she has claimed.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Young cattle on the beach at East Kilbride, South Uist. Na Meadhoinean, or Middle District, has the strongest Gaelic-speaking community in the world, at 82% per cent. Picture: Allan Milligan/TSPL

University explores benefits of speaking Gaelic in business

A university is to discuss whether speaking one of Scotland’s mother tongues could offer an advantage to businesses.

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Altnaharra. Picture: Geograph

Isolated Scottish communities now enjoying fastest broadband speeds

Two remote communities now have among the fastest broadband speeds in Scotland through a unique partnership with digital network business Openreach.


Plans for Shetland to become Scottish space hub

Scotland’s most northerly island, Unst in Shetland, could become a launch base for satellites under plans revealed by a local compabny.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands

‘Record year’ for alleged sightings of Loch Ness monster

Fans of Scotland’s favourite mythical beast have enjoyed a bumper 2017, with Nessie enthusiasts claiming a record number of sightings have been made.

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