10 facts about the Battle of Culloden you might not now

The Battle of Culloden, on 16 April 1746 was one of Scotland’s most famous conflicts and the climax of a decades-long battle to install the descendants of the House of Stuarts to the British throne.

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Invergordon has been welcoming cruise ships for 40 years. Picture: Port of Cromarty Firth

Invergordon welcomes passengers to the north

Invergordon has become a key part of Scotland’s tourist industry. Last year it welcomed more than 149,000 visitors from 93 cruise ships, making the Cromarty port a real gateway to the Highlands.

Third year maths university student to help out while school attempts to fill two vacancies.

Canadian teacher at Scottish school has visa fast-tracked

A Canadian teacher forced to leave the UK and her teaching job in Scotland due to visa issues will be back in the school next month.

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What is the oldest castle in Scotland?

It has been a tough one to call for experts but the question of Scotland’s oldest castle appears to be settled.

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The proposed homes sit around 400 yards from the core battlefield at Culloden. PIC: Flickr/.Creative Commons/Herbert Frank.

Conservationists move to block homes at Culloden

The National Trust for Scotland is calling for an archaeological investigation at a disused farm on Culloden battlefield before 16 homes are built.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement earlier this week. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty

Prince Harry tipped to hold stag do in Scotland

Prince Harry is being tipped to hold his stag do in Scotland, with bookmakers predicting that he will eschew a far-flung country in favour of a weekend spent north of the border.

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‘Unique’ former WWII bunker goes on the market

It is a one of a kind bolthole split over two levels which commands an attractive city centre location and comes with the added bonus of being able to withstand nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks.

Andy Cole, who climbed the UK's highest mountain every day for a month to help combat his depression, says the outdoors has saved his life. Picture: Andy Cole/PA Wire

Hill walker says climbing Ben Nevis every day for a month “saved my life”

Anyone who has been plagued by depression will know it is a long, hard struggle that can at times seem insurmountable.

Bridge House will be transformed into a hotel

Commercial property: Hotel sector booms in Inverness

In May, Inverness emerged as the somewhat surprise leader in Colliers International’s Scottish Hotel Index.

It was a combination of strong levels of demand, rising average daily rates, a low active pipeline, relatively low development costs and high occupancy levels which allowed it to beat Edinburgh into second place.

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Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles are the best places in Scotland to bring up children

These are the best places in Scotland to bring up children

The Orkney Islands, Shetland and the Western Isles in northern Scotland have been identified as the best places in Britain to bring up children.

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Church of Scotland appoint Rev Susan Brown as new moderator

The minister who married Madonna and Guy Ritchie is to become the next Church of Scotland Moderator.

Police control room in Inverness is shutting. Picture: Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Police chiefs approve plans to close Inverness control room

Police chiefs have approved the closure of the police control room and service centre in Inverness.

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Duo swim from Scotland’s east to west coast

Two swimmers have completed a challenge to swim from Scotland’s west coast to its east coast in just ten days


The Highland Castle demolished to make way for the A9

The history of Helmsdale Castle is so grim it is said to have inspired William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Kier Construction Scotland employs about 200 people. Picture: Chris Biele

Construction group Kier hails ‘exciting’ Scottish workload

Kier, the construction group behind the restoration of the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art, today hailed its “exciting” workload north of the Border as it revealed higher annual profits.

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The best forest walks in Scotland to try this autumn

You’d be forgiven for feeling short-changed after a typically sunless Scottish summer, with autumn officially starting on 22 September.

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New ARCHIE chair Mary Nimmo and outgoing chairman David Sutherland launch the new Fresh Air Project at Raigmore Hospital with the help of children's unit patient Ella Rose Sinclair, three. Picture: Contributed

Campaign will see Inverness sick kids play outdoors all year

A HIGHLAND charity which helps sick children has launched a £100,000 appeal to improve the outside space at the Highland Children’s Unit.

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The "Gingers" series by Kieran Dodds will go on show in Inverness this week. PIC: Contributed.

Exhibition to showcase connection between Russian and Scottish Gingers

Redheads have come into focus at a new international photography festival which opens in the Highlands this month.


Video: 10 secluded Scottish beaches to visit

Scotland is blessed with rich pickings when it comes to stunning coastlines, so we’ve picked a few of the lesser-known gems from across the nation.

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