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Surfer rescued after 32 hours stranded at sea may surf again

A SURFER rescued after more than 30 hours stranded at sea has revealed he may return to the sport.

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Mullach nan Coirean, in the Scottish Highlands. Picture: Andrew Smith / geographic.co.uk/ wiki commons.

Scotland could be getting a new Munro

SCOTLAND could be getting a new Munro after modern technology found that a mountain near to Ben Nevis was 6.6 metres higher than originally thought.

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A gamekeeper appears to be setting an illegal pole trap

MSPs query decision to drop bird of prey shooting case

MSPs have asked the Crown Office to clarify how it handles evidence in wildlife crime cases after the prosecution of an alleged bird of prey shooting was dropped.

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Outlander author Diana Gabaldon has been getting the lowdown on the forthcoming Jacobites exhibition st the National Museum of Scotland.

Outlander author hopes BBC will screen the show - as long as it is not cut

It is the most lucrative television programme ever made in Scotland - yet has never appeared on the nation’s TV screens.
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Enthusiasts are hoping to spot orcas in the north of Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Wildlife enthusiasts head to Caithness hoping to spot orcas

Scientists and wildlife enthusiasts are gathering in the far north of Scotland in the hope of glimpsing some of the ocean’s most impressive predators as they make their annual passage to summer hunting grounds.

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Video: Destroyer testfires missile system off Scotland

The Royal Navy has released dramatic footage of Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond test-firing its Sea Viper missile system targeting an incoming drone travelling at 500mph.

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Tommy Ross (far left) scored the fastest hat-trick in football history. Pic: St Duthus FC

Scottish scorer of fastest ever hat-trick dies aged 71

The historic Scottish footballer Tommy Ross who set the Guinness World Record for the fastest hat-trick has died aged 71.

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Common Scoter. Picture: RSPB

‘Floating islands’ set to save rare duck at Highland lochs

A partnership of organisations from industry and the conservation sector has come together in a bid to save the common scoter as a breeding bird in the Highlands of Scotland.

Tech
A warning has been issued about trespassing at the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Picture: Wikicommons

Harry Potter fans risking their lives on Scots rail track

Harry Potter fans are putting themselves in serious danger by walking along a live rail track to a Hogwarts Express landmark, transport police have warned.

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Loch Carron. Picture: Rob Wood

Emergency order bans scallop dredgers from Loch Carron

Scallop dredgers have been banned from a Highland loch after an endangered reef was damaged.

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Owner Natalie Crayton built the company from scratch in 2011.

Hebridean Sea Salt is "80 per cent table salt", inspectors say

An artisan sea salt produced in the Hebrides has been found to contain "80 per cent table salt", food safety inspectors have revealed.
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Pensioner convicted of murdering Inverness woman

A pensioner who murdered a 60-year-old woman after attacking her in her own home is facing a life sentence.

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Picture: The Scottish Crannog Centre on Loch Tay is on the route, TSPL

Everything you need to know about the Rob Roy Way

Follow in the footsteps of famous folk hero and outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor, on this seven day walk across the Southern Highlands.

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Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Inverness and Loch Ness is ‘King of the Castle’

INVERNESS and Loch Ness has been officially recognised for its warm welcome to visitors.

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The Cuillins on the Isle of Skye, where there are tourism infrastructure problems. Picture: Jon Savage

Solutions sought for Skye’s tourism infrastructure problems

A SERIES of meetings are to take place to identify and find solutions to the pressures on the Isle of Skye caused by increases in tourism on the island.

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The two councillors were elected to seats in Stirling.

Tory councillors suspended over ‘offensive’ Twitter posts

Two newly elected Tory councillors in Stirling have been suspended over offensive posts made on Twitter.

Politics
Corrie Church, in Torridon. Picture: Contributed

Infinity pool with loch view added to converted Highland church

Could this be the most idyllic house in the Highlands?

Homes & Gardens
Inverness emerged ahead of Edinburgh in Colliers' hotel index. Picture: Neil Hanna

Inverness takes lead among Scotland’s hotel hot spots

Inverness has emerged as the surprise leader in a new ranking of Scottish hotel “hot spots”.

Media & Leisure
Julia Barton collecting samples. Picture: Contributed

Artist exposes plastic pollution on Scottish beaches

ARTIST Julia Barton has travelled around 60 Scottish beaches collecting plastic litter to make a compelling exhibition highlighting the impact of plastic pollution.

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Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye. Picture: Russell Sherwood/Contributed

Skye’s Fairy Pools seeks £500k to improve visitor attraction

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to upgrade visitor facilities at the famous Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye.

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