Shock jump in numbers relying on city food bank

515 more people have used the Highland Food Bank in the last year

THE number of people relying on food banks for supplies in Inverness has jumped by almost a third in just a year. Figures from Blythswood Care revealed 2364 people visited the Highland Food Bank in Merkinch


Community turn phone box into a tourist attraction


Published: Sat 19 Apr 2014

The Errogie phone box the community has adopted

AN iconic red phone box on the south side of Loch Ness is to be given its own birthday party by residents determined to keep it. The working public pay phone, just off the B862 at Errogie, is fast becoming

Wildfire at Milton of Leys

Published: Fri 18 Apr 2014

Firefighter battles flames at Daviot Woods

FIRE crews are attending a wildfire at Daviot Wood near the Milton of Leys area of Inverness. The call was first raised at 2.28pm.

Is this finally Nessie?


Published: Fri 18 Apr 2014

Is this Nessie caught by satellite technology?

Could this be Nessie caught by satellite technology? The image, found using Apple's satellite map app, was passed to Gary Campbell, president of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club,

Power cut caused by "transient" fault


Published: Fri 18 Apr 2014

Drivers negotiate Inverness city centre without traffic lights during the power cut.

The cause of the massive blackout across the north of Scotland still remains a mystery, according to the Scottish government. At an emergency meeting chaired by First Minister Alex Salmond, ministers were briefed by energy giant Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) which said it was caused by a "transient" fault.

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ICT and Dons share the points

Published: Fri 18 Apr 2014

Caley Thistle midfielder Greg Tansey.

A GOAL-LESS draw marked the start of Caley Thistle's European push as they failed to break down Aberdeen.

Brothers continue climb to the top

Published: Fri 18 Apr 2014

Brothers Rhys and Louis Langlands with their trophies. Picture by Andrew Smith.

BROTHERS Rhys and Louis Langlands continued their climb towards the top by both triumphing at this year's Scottish Youth Bouldering Championships.

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