Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Remote Highland community set to generate own hydro energy

A remote Highland community is set to generate their own green power at the site of what is believed to be the country’s first hydro-electric scheme.

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Edinburgh-MD and chartered chemist David McMillan is running a centre of excellence in medical device firm LifeScan. Picture: Contributed

Monday interview: David McMillan, MD of LifeScan Scotland

LifeScan begins at 50 for boss of worldwide diabetes company

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Let's Circus was just one of the many talents appearing in Skye. Picture: Greg Macvean

Brian Ferguson: Limitless talent on offer in beautiful Skye

Heading north out of Fort William with typically dark clouds lurking overhead and an even more ominous weekend weather forecast for the Isle of Skye did not inspire much confidence.

Opinion
How the sculpture will look on completion

Skye to honour legendary Scots climbers with work of art

Its spectacular unspoiled landscape draws thousands of visitors to the Isle of Skye every week. And now the world-famous Cuillin mountain range is set to get a new attraction – in the form of a striking new work of art honouring two pioneering climbers.

People & Places
There was a legal challenge over the Stronelairg wind farm. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Government wind farm decision ‘was lawful’

The Scottish Government’s decision to grant consent for a 67-turbine wind farm was lawful, judges have ruled.

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'Green Room', by John Maher, shows an abandoned croft on North Uist

Exhibition explores abandoned crofts on Outer Hebrides

A NEW photographic exhibition offers a unique insight into a number of abandoned crofts on the Outer Hebrides.

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Much of the A9 may yet remain unchanged for some years to come. Picture: TSPL

Alastair Dalton: Don’t wait for dualling to improve A9

IT’S a long road to travel for real improvements to the A9, writes Alastair Dalton

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Elderly man seriously injured after attack in Fort William. Picture: Lisa McPhillips/JP

Pensioner critical after Fort William ‘chainsaw’ attack

AN elderly man is in a serious condition in hospital after an attack on a couple in Fort William.

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Coach crashes of Highland road. Picture: Johnston Press

Coach carrying 46 people crashes off Highland road

A TOURIST bus with more than 40 people has been involved in an accident on a north tourist route.

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Amanda Tomison, 47, has been missing for a fortnight. Picture: Police Scotland/PA Wire

Concern grows for Moray woman missing for fortnight

Police appeal over woman who has been missing for two weeks.

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Dunbeath Broch

Replica Iron Age broch could draw more tourists to Caithness

A group of Scottish historians are hoping they can draw more tourists to Caithness - by creating a replica Iron Age broch.

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Glenkingie Street, in the Caol area of Fort William. Picture: Google Maps

Two injured in Fort William ‘chainsaw’ incident

Two people have been injured in a disturbance in Fort William, believed to involve a chainsaw, according to reports.

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The BFG, starring Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill

Skye and Orkney get set to benefit from The BFG boom

Scottish tourism chiefs are gearing up for a new “set-jetting” boost – from Steven Spielberg’s latest film.

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The BFG, which stars Ruby Barnhill as Sophie and Mark Rylance as the giant, was partly filmed on Skye and Orkney. Picture: Entertainment One

The BFG latest Hollywood film to star Scottish islands

THE islands of Scotland may be regular stars in major film and television productions. But the release of a Hollywood adaptation of a much-loved children’s book could prove to be their biggest role yet.

Film
Polar bears at a the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie make the most of the hot weather. Picture: SWNS

Polar bears in Highlands bask in the Scottish sun

A GROUP of polar bears have been making the most of the hot weather by frolicking around with traffic cones.

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The Fonseca seed fly, which exists in the Dornoch Firth area, is threatening the development of a golf course in the Highlands. Picture: VisitScotland

Highland golf course plan could be scrapped – because of a rare fly

Plans to create a new world-class Highland golf course could be scrapped to help preserve a rare species of fly.

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The four hen harrier chicks who have hatched on a nest in the Cairngorms are delighting Scotlands conservationists. Picture: Saltire News and Sport

Rare bird breeding in Scotland for first time in living memory

One of Scotland’s rarest raptors, the hen harrier, is breeding on a major National Trust for Scotland estate in the Cairngorms for the first time in living memory.

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Potential restrictions on who can live and work in the UK post-Brexit is a key concern for many businesses. Picture: Jane Barlow/TSPL

Immigration reform could hit Scots businesses post-Brexit

BUSINESS leaders in Scotland fear the prospect of tightened immigration controls post-Brexit could damage vital sectors of the economy and harm their ability to fill job vacancies.

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The cottage. Picture: Bidwells

Richard Attenborough’s Scots island home put up for sale

THE IDYLLIC Scottish hideaway that Lord Richard Attenborough once called home has been put on the market.

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