Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Death of ‘heavily intoxicated’ man investigated by Police Scotland

The death of a man who gave the impression of having been heavily intoxicated is being treated as unexplained.

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Police said trained dogs were likely to have been used to round up the lambs (like the one pictured) during the raid. Picture: TSPL

Ninety lambs worth four-figure value stolen from Moray farm

NINETY lambs worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a field next to a farm.

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The National Theatre of Scotland is joining forces with the Screen Machine to take its shows into remote corners of the country.

Cinema screenings to be staged by National Theatre of Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland is to stage cinema screenings of its work for the first time as part a drive to cater for audiences in some of the remote parts of the country.
Lifestyle
Royal Marines were banned from bringing unloaded weapons into a school in Oban. Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Anger over weapon ban on Royal Marines visiting school

Councillors have criticised a decision to ask Royal Marines to leave their unloaded weapons outside a school when they were delivering a classroom presentation.

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Scottish highlands with rainbow and larch trees.

Bid to save last ‘granny’ pines with links to Caledonian Forest

A bid has been launched to save the nation’s last remaining ancient Scots pine trees with ancestry dating back to the last ice age.

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Storm Petrel. Picture: Rex

Seabirds nest on remote islands after rat-catching blitz

The country’s smallest seabird has set up home on remote islands in the northwest of Scotland for the first time as a result of innovative conservation tactics.

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Inside Biometrics recently won a Scottish Life Sciences Award for its KEYA device. Picture: Inside Biometrics

Jobs saved after buyer found for Dingwall diabetes outfit

More than 30 jobs have been secured following a Dingwall life sciences company’s collapse into administration.

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Of 34 breeds of North Atlantic seabirds investigated by researchers, 74 per cent were found to have ingested plastics. Picture: Bill Henry

Majority of seabirds are eating plastic, Scots scientists warn

The vast majority of ­seabirds in the north-east Atlantic are likely to have eaten plastic due to the growing problem of materials dumped at sea, a report by a team of Highlands-based researchers has warned.

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Kier Construction Scotland employs about 200 people. Picture: Chris Biele

Construction group Kier hails ‘exciting’ Scottish workload

Kier, the construction group behind the restoration of the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art, today hailed its “exciting” workload north of the Border as it revealed higher annual profits.

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Stornoway has seen an increase of motorhome users. Picture: Contributed

Islands MSP suggests ‘motorhome levy’ for campervan tourists

An MSP has suggested to the Scottish Government that they should consider a ‘motorhome levy’ to help Scotland’s island communities deal with the vast increase in the use of the vehicles by holidaymakers.

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Atlantis Resources chief Tim Cornelius. Picture: Jon Savage

Atlantis to seek backing to extend tidal energy project

Tidal energy firm Atlantis Resources is to call on the UK government to open talks on support to enable it to press the button on the next stage of its world-leading MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth.

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Alvise Boniver Conte, left, with Ian Angus Mackenzie. Picture: Contributed

Harris Tweed specialist sews up deal with Italian giant

A producer of prestigious Harris Tweed is looking to expand its presence in Europe after inking an agreement with a top global textiles production and marketing company.

Companies
One of the turbines at the Burradale wind farm in Shetland, the most productive in the world. Photo: Paul Riddell

Drew Ratter: Powerful argument to meet Shetland’s electricity needs

In August, the UK government launched a review aimed at reducing the high cost of electricity paid by consumers and businesses.

Opinion 5
The Bank of Scotland in Fortrose has closed its doors for the final time. Picture: Google

The Black Isle loses its last remaining bank branch

A large swathe of the Highlands has been left without a bank branch for the first time in two centuries.

Financial
Four of the innovative projects sharing �22m in support are include cycle routes in Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed

New cycle lane schemes across Scotland win £22.5m funding

A dedicated cycle path running through the historic centre of the Scottish capital is among a handful of projects that will share the multi-million-pound prize in a major design competition.

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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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Little Mason Hale, six, from Buckie, Moray, is allergic to almost everything and has suffered thousands of allergic reactions in his short life. Picture: 
Michael Traill

The life-saving dog who will be little boy’s best friend

A five-month-old puppy is being trained to save the life of his owner – a six-year-old boy.

News
Old Serb engines are replaced with newer models driven from Scotland.

Scots firefighters help Serbian counterparts save 4,500 lives

A documentary looking at the remarkable relationship between a group of Scots firefighters and their counterparts in Serbia will reveal how their efforts have saved thousands of lives.

News
Inverness Crown Court. Picture: Flickr/Creative commons Licence

Woman faces 14 abuse charges including grabbing ex’s by genitals

A woman has appeared in court accused of a catalogue of horrific domestic abuse against two ex-boyfriends.

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