Welfare hall workmen find 1940s beer bottles

Published: Sat 25 Jun 2016

Vintage beer bottles were found beneath the former temperance hall. Photo: Merkinch Welfare Hall (Fit for the Future)

Beer bottles from 70 years ago and a handbag are among the intriguing finds uncovered beneath the floorboards of a former temperance hall being renovated in Inverness. The long-neglected Merkinch Welfare Hall - the only listed temperance hall in the Highlands - is being restored to its former glory in an ambitious £1.16 million project following a seven-year community-led campaign.

Milestone for kirk as rebuild gets under way

Published: Sat 25 Jun 2016

Work on restoring Kirkmichael starts next week.

Work will finally start on Monday on an ambitious project to repair an ancient and derelict kirk on the Black Isle. For almost 20 years campaigners have been working towards their dream of renovating the ruins of Kirkmichael on the shore of Udale Bay.

Highland votes to remain in EU but UK backs leave


Published: Fri 24 Jun 2016

The UK has voted to leave the EU.

HIGHLAND voted to remain in the European Union but the UK has voted to leave. With a turn out of 71.6 per cent, 70,308 people (56 per cent) in the region wanted to stay, compared to 55,349 (44 per cent)

Inverness councillor is going for a clean shave as he says goodbye to his beard


Published: Thu 23 Jun 2016

Councillor Donnie Kerr is preparing to get rid of his beard for charity.

He may currently boast one of the longest beards in Inverness but city councillor Donnie Kerr has agreed to dispense with his facial hair to raise money for charity. His flowing beard is set to go next month to help Carr Gomm, which provides supported living to children and adults with disabilities and mental health issues across the Highlands.

Wildlife park ordered to close


Published: Wed 22 Jun 2016

A specialist vet found the Black Isle Wildlife Park to have serious deficiences.

The operators of the Black Isle Wildlife Park have been ordered to close the attraction after it was found to have serious deficiencies. The decision was taken following a special inspection, instigated by Highland Council, and a report by a Scottish Government appointed specialist vet.

Inverness Mod organisers delighted with entries

Published: Tue 21 Jun 2016

Inverness Gaelic School P2/3 pupils before competing in the action song competition.

MORE than 1000 people took part in the Inverness Provincial Md at the weekend. There was a host of competitions for both adults and children including solo, choral and instrumental.

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