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Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Scottish company convinced The Queen to embrace solar power

With clients ranging from The Queen to the Scottish Parliament, a small company in Forres has been playing a leading role in Scotland’s renewables revolution for more than three decades.

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The organisation has called on Highland Council to block the construction in Glen Etive. Picture: Flickr

Planned Glen Etive phone mast ‘will ruin views’

Plans to erect a phone mast in one of Scotland’s most famous glens have been sharply criticised by Mountaineering Scotland.

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Battle of Culloden by David Morier, an Anglo-Swiss painter supported by the Duke of Cumberland.  PIC Wikicommons

How captured Culloden Jacobite soldiers became plantation slaves

A major new research project to examine links between the failed ‘45 Jacobite uprising and the slave trade is underway.

Donald Trump will take his presidential oath upon his mother's bible. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Inauguration: Donald Trump to swear oath on Scots mother’s Bible

Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States by taking an oath upon a Bible given to him by his Scottish mother.

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A stonce circle on Arran's Machrie Moor.

5 Scottish islands perfect for weekend breaks

There’s no better place for a weekend getaway than one of Scotland’s many beautiful islands.

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Divers survey the wreck of HMS Vanguard. Picture: Bob Anderson/HMS Vanguard Expedition 2017/PA Wire

First images of sunken Scapa Flow warship released

The first images of the sunken warship HMS Vanguard have been released by divers given special permission by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to visit the wreck in Scapa Flow.

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St. Kilda. Picture: Isla J. Robertson. National Trust for Scotland.

Six great Scottish islands you can only reach by sailboat

SCOTLAND boasts some of the most stunning islands in the world for scenery and wildlife, and many of the best are thankfully accessible by public transport - be it ferry, plane or road bridge.

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Edinburgh Castle remains the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP Resell

Number of North American tourists visiting Scotland up 14%

A sharp rise in the number of North American tourists heading to Scotland helped offset a drop in visitors from Europe last year, official figures reveal.

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The Signal Box in the Cairngorms. Picture: Sykes

7 unusual and idyllic cottages in Scotland

THERE are some amazing worldwide holidays on offer for families, but why not try a break at one of the more unusual destination on Scotland’s doorstep?

The boxes will help Highlands mothers who have to travel 100 miles to give birth. Picture: Contributed

Highlands ‘baby boxes’ for mothers faced with 100-mile trip

A campaign group is launching its own “baby boxes” for Highland mothers who are facing a 100-mile trip to hospital to give birth.

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Rhoda Meek with the 'bottle'. Picture: Contributed

Iceland message in a bottle washes up on Tiree after a year

A message in a bottle dropped into the sea off Iceland has washed up in Scotland - despite predictions it would make landfall in Scandinavia.

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Jura golf course.

Jura island course creator has designs on golf conference

THE creator of one of Scotland’s newest and most remote golf courses will share the story of its development with some of the sport’s leading international designers at a major conference.

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The landing strip on Barra is washed by the tide twice a day and is the only beach airport in the world to handle scheduled flights. Picture: Allan Milligan

Passenger numbers up at some of Scotland’s smallest airports

The operator of some of Scotland’s smallest airports has reported its passenger numbers rose to a new record level in 2016.

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Nordic ski-ing.

The growing popularity of Nordic cross-country ski-ing

NORDIC skiing, also known as cross-country skiing, is a sport growing in popularity in Scotland.

The new Skara Brae stamp which marks the Orkney prehistoric site. PIC Contributed.

Ancient Orkney site of Skara Brae to feature on new stamp

The prehistoric village of Skara Brae on Orkney that was inhabited more than 4,000 years ago is to feature in a new series of Royal Mail stamps.

Dunbeath Broch at Dunbeath Strath, Caithness. PIC: Chris Sinclair Photography.

Secrets of the Highland broch to be unlocked

A major three-year project to unlock the secrets of the Highland broch is underway in the very far north of Scotland.

Loch Lomond on the John Muir Way. Picture: Contributed

John Muir Way awarded Scotland’s Great Trail status

THE John Muir Way has officially been recognised as one of Scotland’s Great Trails.

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Is it Nessie?

US tourist wins Loch Ness pic competition on tragic trip

AN American tourist has won a major competition to capture the Loch Ness monster while on an excursion with her fiancé, who later died.

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Pupils from Dyke Primary School in Moray feature in Tatler magazine. Picture: Contributed

Society mag Tatler puts Moray primary in ‘top school’ list

TOP society magazine The Tatler has picked a Highland primary school as one of the best in the UK.

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Leanach Cottage by Culloden battlefield, where Jacobite officer Robert Nairn was seriously injured and sent to be cared for by Anne McKay in Inverness. PIC Creative Commons.

The silent Jacobite wife sentenced to 800 lashes

She was jailed after helping a Jacobite officer flee from a makeshift prison in the cellar of her Inverness home.

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