Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Harper Macleod expands northern footprint

Law firm Harper Macleod has increased its footprint in the Highlands by taking on Inverness practice Allen & Shaw.

The MV Hebrides. Picture: TSPL

Divers to begin inspection of harbour crash ferry

Divers will today begin their inspection of the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry that crashed into a harbour as it tried to dock.

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Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan playing Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser in the forthcoming TV series Outlanders
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Outlander inspired by author’s first sight of ‘men in kilts’

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon has revealed how the global phenomenon was inspired by her first sight of “men in kilts”.

New laws  to permit long distance drone flights could benefit business in Highlands and Islands, it is claimed. PIC Chris Davies

Long distance drone flights “to boost business” in Scotland’s remotest places

New laws which will allow drones to fly longer distances than ever before could boost business in the most remote parts of Scotland, it has been claimed.

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Douglas Ross missed a Justice Committee meeting as well as the crucial vote. Picture: SNS Group

Tory MSP slammed for missing Holyrood vote for Zurich trip

A Conservative MSP who also referees senior football games has come under fire for missing a crunch Holyrood vote in order to attend a Fifa refereeing conference in Switzerland.

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John Swinney said he was delighted the Government could provide further funding.

Thousands of kids to receive Gaelic lessons after Government grant

Thousands of schoolchildren could receive their first Gaelic language lessons thanks to a Scottish Government funding award.

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Susanne Mitschke, chief executive of MindMate, which shared the top Converge Challenge prize with MicroSense. Picture: Lesley Martin

Converge Challenge unveils winning university start-ups

Two start-ups from Scottish universities have shared the top £71,000 prize at this year’s Converge Challenge awards.

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Seven-year-old Ehryn Andrews, from Elgin, is backing the Give Up clothes for Good cancer charity campaig. Picture: Contributed

Brave Ehryn, 7, urges Scots to donate clothes to beat cancer

SHE beat cancer, was given a new heart and overcame blood poisoning - now Ehryn Andrews is rallying people across Scotland to Give Up Clothes for Good to help save lives like hers.

Flooding is threatened from heavy rain and leaves blocking drains

Scotland's weather: Flooding and gale warning for west coast

A severe weather warning for heavy rain and gales threatening flooding and travel disruption across the west coast on Saturday was issued today by the Met Office.
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The whisky industry is aiming to reduce reliance on non-fossil fuels

Whisky industry sets ambitious new green energy targets

The Scotch Whisky industry will aim to generate 40 per cent of primary energy used to make whisky from non-fossil fuels by 2030 under new guidelines launched today by the industry body.

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There are just seven pupils at the island's primary school. Picture: Contributed

60 apply for job teaching 7 pupils on remote Scots island

More than 50 people have applied for a teaching job on a remote Scots island - at a school with just seven pupils.

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One of the damaged documents from the library at Iona Abbey that will now be restored. PIC Iona Cathedral Trust

Hidden “gem” of library at Iona Abbey to be saved for nation

A “gem” of a library hidden above the cloisters of Iona Abbey is to be saved for the nation with rare Gaelic manuscripts among those documents to be preserved.

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An image from the new book of an Inverness-Wick train about to leave Beauly Station in 2003. Picture: John Furnevel

Scotland’s most northerly railway line ‘facing closure’

The “shambolic” performance of Scotland’s most northerly railway could lead to its eventual closure, a book published today claims.

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A Hebridean version of the classic board game has been devised. Chris Young /PA.

Scottish islanders bid for their own version of Monopoly

ONE determined Islander is edging closer to his dream of seeing a Hebridean version of the board game, Monopoly.

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Is this Nessie? Pic: Contributed

Has the Loch Ness Monster picture mystery been solved?

It is the picture hailed as the most convincing evidence yet of the existence of the Loch Ness monster.

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Artist's impression of Cabrach heritage centre. Picture: Contributed

Scotland’s illegal whisky heritage to be celebrated

A NEW £5.3 million visitor attraction is being created to mark Scotland’s intriguing illicit whisky history.

The route passes some truly breath-taking scenery such as the stunning Glen Coe. Picture: Wikimedia

Everything you need to know about Scotland’s West Highland Way

IT is described as the most popular long distance walking route in Scotland, running from the outskirts of Glasgow to the foot of Ben Nevis, here is everything you need to know about the West Highland Way.

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Kirkwall, Orkney, where islanders are experiencing the largest rise in disposable income in Scotland. PIC

Orkney enjoys highest rise in disposable income in Scotland

Residents in Orkney have enjoyed a greater increase in disposable income than anywhere else in Scotland.

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Care worker Anne McConnell pleaded guilty to stealing from a disabled pensioner. Picture: Stewart Robertson

Care worker who stole £9,000 from pensioner, 80, spared jail

A social care worker was spared jail today after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of pounds from a disabled pensioner.

The Brain family can remain in the UK

Brain family allowed to remain in the UK

An Australian family who had been fighting deportation from the Highlands have been told they can stay.
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