Investigation begins into major power cut

Investigations have begun into last night's power cut.

An investigation has started to discover the cause of a power cut which blacked out most of northern Scotland. The power outages happened shortly after 8.30pm yesterday and at its peak affected 205,000 homes in the Highlands and Islands as well as customers in Moray.


Birds of prey death toll rises to 20

Published: Thu 17 Apr 2014

Brian Etheridge red kite officer - devasted by bird discoveries

The police have confirmed the tally of dead birds of prey, found around the Conon Bridge area and on the Black Isle, has increased to 20 - 14 red kites and six buzzards as the case entered its third week.

Live baby birds found in recycling centre skip

Published: Wed 16 Apr 2014

The two squabs are being cared for by the Scottish SPCA

ANIMAL cruelty inspectors are investigating after a businessman stumbled upon a grisly find at a recycling centre. Phil McLean discovered two baby pigeons in a rubble-filled skip along with three others

Tourism hotspots to be closed off to traffic


Published: Tue 15 Apr 2014

Loch Ness Etape

ORGANISERS of a new Loch Ness cycling challenge have been accused of moving the goalposts after it emerged that roads used by the race's cyclists will be closed to traffic for up to four-and-a-half hours.

Adventurer prepares to row solo across North Atlantic Ocean

Published: Mon 14 Apr 2014

Niall Iain Macdonald is preparing to row from New York to Stornoway.

INVERNESS-born adventurer Niall Iain Macdonald is preparing to row 3400 miles across the North Atlantic Ocean - on his own. The 39-year-old will set off from New York at the end of May and row to Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, a challenge which will take at least 90 days.

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Brill wants return to defensive steel for ICT

Published: Fri 18 Apr 2014

Dean Brill.

DEAN Brill wants Caley Thistle to show their steel defensively again as they bid to boost their European chances with victory over Aberdeen in the Highland capital tonight.

Watkins hails Latapy impact

Published: Tue 15 Apr 2014

Marley Watkins

BRINGING in Russell Latapy as assistant manager has helped winger Marley Watkins improve his game. Since the former Soca Warrior joined the coaching staff at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Watkins believes

Champions Newtonmore rocked by leaders Lovat

Published: Tue 15 Apr 2014

Lovat goalscorer Kevin Bartlett (No.9) is congratulated by Graeme MacMillan, ahead of Lewis Tawse and Lorne Mackay.

LOVAT have opened up a four point lead at the top of the Orion Premiership following their pivotal 2-0 win at the home of four-in-a-row champions Newtonmore. And Lovat's international defender Calum Cruden

Highland thump Stornoway in Canal Park closer

Published: Tue 15 Apr 2014

Bruce MacGreggor, Kevin Brown (captain), David Carson (head coach), Ray Dines and Alistair Wemyss with the trophies

A THUMPING victory rounded off Highland's competitive season at Canal Park as they ran up 104 points on visitors Stornoway. Dave Carson's side broke the 100-point barrier for the second week running on

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