Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Inverness, Highlands & Islands

VisitScotland banks on virtual reality to spark new boom

A host of Scotland’s best-known visitor attractions and historic landmarks have been turned into virtual reality experiences for a new mobile phone app.
Heritage
Rescue teams are searching for the man.

Search to resume for 18-year-old who fell off Arbroath cliff

A search will resume today following reports an 18-year-old man fell from a cliff.

News 2
Average speed cameras went live on the A9 in October 2014. Picture: Peter Jolly

A9 average speed camera safety record marred by fatal crashes

Two more fatal crashes have dented the A9’s improved road safety record since average speed cameras went live two years ago, the latest figures showed today.
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New directors, editors, actors, producers and writers have been trained up to work on the BBC Alba drama Bannan.

New film and TV talent school to be created on Skye

The Skye-based producer of the Inbetweeners is to set up a new foundation to help rear the next generation of film and TV talent in Scotland - inspired by Hollywood legend Robert Redford’s own initiative in the United States.
TV & Radio
Loch Lomond is a favourite destination for camping.

Best forest camping locations in Scotland

IF you want to escape the urban jungle and leave modern stresses behind, we think that camping in Scotland’s ancient forests is the perfect choice.

News 1
The knotty shining claw pseudoscorpion has been found north of the River Tay for the first time, at Dundreggan estate near Loch Ness. Picture: Trees for Life

Bugs and insects feared extinct discovered near Loch Ness

Environment 2
Tiree Surf Club members Marti and Ben Larg and Andrew Robertson outside the beach hut. Picture: Roger Cox

Tiree surfers’ beach hut to be removed after council vote

A remote island beach hut that has helped young surfing stars on the road to success is set to be removed after a vote by councillors.

Environment
Boats moored at Stornoway harbour on the Isle of Lewis. The towns local authority, Comhairle nan Eilean, hopes to win more powers from Holyrood and Westminster. Picture: Jane Barlow/TSPL

Scotland’s island councils set to win new powers

A bill handing more powers to Scotland’s three island councils is expected to pass through the Scottish Parliament in May following a four year campaign for greater recognition of remote communities.

Politics 7
Melanie Smith, of Inverness College UHI, with Graham Mackenzie, Scott Mackenzie and junior casters Fraser Shanks, Jordan Grant and  Fraser Munro. Picture: Contributed

Salmon Fest to celebrate 100 years of Inverness Angling Club

A HISTORIC angling club is to celebrate its 100th anniversary as part of Scotland’s Salmon Festival being hosted in Inverness.

News
Colin Murray prepares for Etape Loch Ness charity cycle. Picture: Contributed

Grandad with cancer to do 66-mile Loch Ness charity cycle

A 62-year-old grandfather suffering form an incurable cancer will take part in the Etape Loch Ness challenge to raise money for Maggie’s Centre.

News 2
A panoramic view of the Cuillins on Skye showting at least six Munros from Sgurr nan Gillean on the left to Sgurr nan Banachdich  (Photo: Bob Crawford)

6 Munro walks with good pubs at the end

If you’ve conquered one of Scotland’s tallest mountains, there’s a good chance you’ll want to rest with a refreshment afterwards.

Outdoors
Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris

TripAdvisor users vote Luskentyre beach best in Scotland

Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris has been named best in Scotland by travel site TripAdvisor.

News 3
Charlie Hunnam in King Arthur:Legend of the Sword which was filmed at various locations across Highlands and Islands. PIC You Tube/Warner Brothers.

King Arthur takes Highlands to global cinema screens

The landscapes of the Highlands and Islands are to be shown off in the latest big budget Hollywood film to be filmed in Scotland.

News
The stave church at Ringebu, Norway, dates from the 13th Century when Norway passed control of the Hebrides to Scotland. Islanders were given the choice  of moving to Norway "freely in peace" as a result of the 1266 agreement  with a number of prominent figures taking up the offer. PIC Flickr/Mike M/Creative Commons.

When Hebrideans were offered a new start in Norway

It was an offer that brought to an end Norwegian rule of the Hebrides with residents given the choice to either remain on the islands or move to Norway ‘freely and in peace’.

News
Transport disruption is likely, the Met Office has warned drivers. Picture: Press Association

Scotland's weather: Snow and gale warning from Storm Doris

A severe weather warning for snow to fall over much of Scotland on Thursday was issued today by the Met Office.
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Stevie Shanks with his dad Jack. Picture: SWNS

Son matches father’s feat of lifting ancient Deeside boulders

A father and son have both mastered one of Scotland’s greatest sporting achievements – lifting boulders weighing a whopping 733lbs.

UK 1
Transport minister Humza Yousaf with Mike Cantlay, chairman of Highland & Islands Airports Limited, at Sumburgh Airport. Picture: Contributed

Official launch for Sumburgh airport after £8m revamp

An airport in Shetland that is a key resource for the oil and gas sector has been officially opened after undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment.

Transport
Horse whisperer Emma Massingale taking her Sheltland ponies on a 'practice run' trip on a boat in Devon before her trip. Picture: SWNS

Shetland ponies taken on boat adventure to meet relatives

This is the moment one of Britain’s leading horse trainers took her ponies to meet their relatives on the Shetland Islands - on a tiny boat.

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