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Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Highlands medical tech specialist expands with cash injection

Inverness-based Mime Technologies, a medical technology firm offering software that helps first responders in emergencies, has won £80,000 and a trip to Silicon Valley from Scottish Edge, a competition to foster start-ups.

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Aisha Toussaint has been revealed as the new star of Raven ahead of its return later this year.

New star for Raven reboot unveiled as show heads for Cairngorms

The Cairngorm mountains are to get a starring role providing the spectacular backdrop to a children’s fantasy adventure show.
Lifestyle
Torridon is to host second Mountain & Sea Festival. Picture: Supplied

Discover the best of Scotland at Mountain & Sea Festival

THE Mountain & Sea Festival returns to Torridon in the Highlands for its second year later this year.

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Kitty and Kevyn at Highland Wildlife Park. Picture: Alex Riddell

Rare red panda cubs born at Highland Wildlife Park

A COUPLE of endangered red pandas have given birth to a pair of rare cubs.

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Transport Scotland rail director Bill Reeve and East Kilbride SNP MSP Linda Fabiani in a refurbished carriage. Picture: Transport Scotland

Power sockets and wi-fi added to new ScotRail train fleet

The first of a fleet of ScotRail trains to be refurbished with new seats, power sockets and wi-fi was unveiled at East Kilbride Station today.
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Dave Campbell and Rev Dr Rory MacLeod. Picture: Supplied

Kayaking Skye minister meets rescuer who saved his life

A CHURCH minister who nearly drowned at sea has been reunited with the brave man who saved his life.

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Claire Kelly with daughter Tess. Picture: Supplied

Parents’ marathon effort to thank hospital for saving baby

A DEVOTED mum and dad – both hardcore marathoners – are to complete their next marathon journey side by side in honour of their baby daughter Tess and the team of medics who have brought her back from the brink of death three times.

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Piping at Forres is one of Moray's tourism success stories. Picture: Supplied

Tourism in Moray hits record figures

MORAY has enjoyed its best ever year for tourism, with more visitors descending on the region and generating almost £120m for the local economy.

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Kraken is estimated to contain about 140 million barrels of oil. Picture: Contributed

‘Landmark’ as first oil flows from North Sea’s Kraken

The Kraken project, one of the largest developments in the North Sea has delivered its first oil in a move hailed as a “landmark” by the UK government.

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The Cuillin mountains is one of Skye's top tourist attractions. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Skye islanders call for 30-year tourism strategy

TOURISM on the Isle of Skye requires a strategy over the next 30 years to cope with growing popularity, residents are claiming.

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Gaelic drama Bannan is filmed almost entirely on the Isle of Skye.

£4m deal secures future of Gaelic drama Bannan for next four years

The company set up on the Isle of Skye by the producer of the hit comedy The Inbetweeners has won a new four-year deal to continue making a Gaelic drama series there.

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Debbie Mackay and Dol Ian MacKinnon are two of the main stars of the BBC Alba series Bannan.

Gaelic TV drama Bannan wins new four-year deal

The company set up on the Isle of Skye by the producer of the hit comedy The Inbetweeners has won a new four-year deal to continue making a Gaelic drama series there.

Lifestyle
Clashnessie Bay near Lochinver. Picture: Sarah Charlesworth\Geograph

Kayaker rescued by members of the public near Lochinver

A KAYAKER has been rescued by members of the public after overturning in the Highlands.

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Lady Smith, chairwoman of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.
 Picture: Nick Mailer.

Benedictines ‘can’t accept’ blame for child abuse at school

The head of a religious order has expressed “sorrow” that monks abused boys at Fort Augustus Abbey School but said his congregation cannot be held responsible for what happened.

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North Gaulton Castle Seastack. Picture: VisitScotland

5 hidden tourist gems on Orkney

THERE are a host of well-known tourist attractions when you visit Orkney, but what about the lesser-known tourism gems?

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
76 workers have been flown off a North Sea oil platform. Picture; PA

BP’s North Sea platform evacuated with 76 workers flown off

More than 70 people have been flown off a North Sea platform after it suffered a loss of power.

Energy
Improvements being carried out on the A82 at Loch Lomond two years ago. Now the road is to be widened to make it safer.

Leader comment: Loch upgrade a boon for all

The stretch of the A82 which hugs the western banks of Loch Lomond as it snakes north towards Crianlarich is one of Scotland’s most scenic routes. It is a shame, however, that so few drivers get the chance to truly savour it, given they must watch the road like a hawk.

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A Blue Man of Minch?

Scottish folklore traditions in danger of dying out

They are tales and legends which form the backbone of Scottish culture and heritage, but the nation’s rich folklore tradition is under threat.

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Kieran's mum is joined on the memorial bench by his classmates Carli Deacon and Mikey Maver. Picture: supplied

Schoolbench unveiled at Moray school in memory of pupil

Classmates at a Moray primary school have unveiled a playground bench in memory of seven-year-old Kieran McQuillan who was tragically killed in a road accident.

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Phil O'Donnell.

Celtic hero Phil O’Donnell’s daughter leads charity walk

A FUNDRAISING trek along the West Highland Way in tribute to the former Celtic and Motherwell player has been led by his daughter, Megan.

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