Ardersier port to reap the rewards

The port of Ardersier

The Port of Ardersier is in line to benefit after a major renewable energy project was unveiled in the outer Moray Firth. The Beatrice offshore windfarm is one of the low carbon energy projects announced by the Lib Dems in Government today. The project is part of the UK Government's electricity reforms.

Farmers meet politicians over birds of prey deaths


Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014

Red kite by Dean Bricknell

THE National Farmers Union has condemned a spate of bird deaths in the Black Isle. Fourteen red kites and six buzzards have been found dead in a two-mile square area of Ross-shire in the last five weeks. Members met with their local MSPs to discuss the incident

Rector pays tribute to tragic school pupil

Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014

Lewis MacPherson's death is still being investigated

The Rector of Millburn Academy, Inverness, has paid tribute to a fifth year pupil, Lewis MacPherson, who died on Monday. Police are investigating the sudden death of the 17-year-old, who lived at Millburn Road in Inverness. The teenager's death is being treated as unexplained.

Huge demand for nursery practitioners

Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014

Major recruitment drive for nursery workers

A recruitment drive for 140 extra nursery staff is being lanuched by Highland Council today. The authority needs the workers to cope with an increase in childcare provision from August 2014. All three and four year olds will be entitled to 600 hours per year of early learning and childcare from August. The current entitlement is 475 hours.

Flybe's new Inverness route to London starts October


Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014

Flybe plans services between Paris, Amsterdam and Inverness.

Flybe has signed a five-year agreement with London City Airport which will see the introduction of a new route from Inverness to London. From Monday 27th October the airline will offer a twice daily service

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Highland complete treble success

Published: Tue 22 Apr 2014

Highland's players and management celebrate their RBS Bowl victory.

HIGHLAND were crowned RBS Bowl champions following a commanding 26-12 victory over Glenrothes at Broadwood Stadium.

Doran wants ICT to shine on Celtic Park stage

Published: Tue 22 Apr 2014

Caley Thistle's Aaron Doran.

AARON Doran is urging his Caley Thistle team-mates to revel in cauldron of Celtic Park and be the first side in the league this season to plunder all three points from the Scottish Premiership champions own backyard

City seal title and promotion to North Superleague

Published: Tue 22 Apr 2014

Inverness City's players celebrate their win over Burghead Thistle. Picture by Alison White.

AFTER several false dawns, Inverness City will be in with big boys of north junior football next season. The club's previous promotion attempts to reach the North Superleague have all been scuppered by not having a permanent home ground.

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