Backpacking challenge raises cash for charity

Published: Sun 24 Jul 2016

Carol and Mark Janes walked from the west to the east of Scotland to raise money for the Inverness branch of the National Childbirth Trust.

A COUPLE have walked from the west to the east of the country to help new parents in Inverness. Carol Janes's 156-mile backpacking adventure from Shiel Bridge in Lochalsh to Fraserburgh has even been highlighted

Firm denies drain claim


Published: Sat 23 Jul 2016

Drainage problems at Meadowfield Park in Wester Inshes.

AN INVERNESS builder has hit back at claims his work on a city housing estate was not up to standard. A Highland Council investigation is under way to find out why a £460,000 road bond was returned to

Inverness councillor dies suddenly

Published: Fri 22 Jul 2016

Council stalwart John Ford took a flying lesson to celebrate his 80th birthday.

A LONG-SERVING Highland councillor has died suddenly while on holiday. John Ford, who represented Culloden and Ardersier in Inverness, was on holiday in Jersey when he died yesterday, aged 85. He was

The Inverness street with a dark secret


Published: Mon 18 Jul 2016

Castle Wynd was once the burial place of the last man to be publicly hanged in Inverness.

Hundreds of pedestrians passing through a busy Inverness thoroughfare each day will be unaware that it holds a macabre secret, according to a retired teacher-turned-writer. Castle Wynd, a well-used route between the city's Town House and the castle and also home to a taxi rank, was once the burial place of John Adams, the last man to be publicly hanged in the Highland capital.

Petition grows for improvement to Gaelic channel


Published: Sat 16 Jul 2016

Arthur Cormack has started a petition to give more resources to BBC Alba.

A PETITION calling for more money to be spent on BBC Alba has quickly gained momentum. The campaign calls on the broadcasting company to up the budget for the Scottish channel and was started by well-known

City rocked by seventh suicide in just nine months

Published: Fri 15 Jul 2016

One of the many 'selfies' Paige Mackay has posted on her Facebook page.

An Inverness community has been rocked by the loss of yet another young person to suicide. It is understood that 19-year-old Paige Mackay took her own life on Tuesday night in Duncraig Street where she shared a flat with fiance Martin Phillips.

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