A DRINK-driver was collared after he pulled up at the drive-thru to the new McDonald's restaurant in Nairn while nearly five times the legal limit.
WINTRY showers and ice are forecast for the Highlands overnight - sparking a yellow weather warning from the Met Office.
A TEEN girl was hurt in a hit-and-run incident outside Raigmore Hospital.
PUPILS at a Highland school have been sent home for a second day after 15 members of school staff phoned in sick.
One lane of the A9 southbound was closed this morning due to a broken down vehicle.
Inverness Sheriff Court has heard a man struggled with customers and staff and threw furniture around at Lochloy Holiday Park in Nairn.
Legislation will still have to pass Holyrood for it to take affect
Police said the woman pulled from the River Nairn on Sunday was a 64-year-old from the town.
A YELLOW weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for parts of the Highlands.
AMBER Beattie is not your stereotypical bus driver but she hopes she can encourage more young people to train to become bus drivers with Stagecoach.
Jordan White is convinced he is poised to hit a more productive spell in front of goal after enduring lean times through the autumn.
Nairn County veteran Glenn Main believes that the young stars at the club have the potential to play for any team in the Highland League.
Highland head coach Dave Carson says defeat at Biggar tomorrow could put the National One league leaders out of sight in the title race.
Inverness Athletic have been boosted by the return of key players for their Football Times Cup group match against Invergordon.
Jordan Shaw took victory at the North Scottish Golfers Alliance competition at Marveston Golf Course with a one-shot win.
Clachnacuddin manager Sandy McLeod has hailed teenage winger Ross Logan as the kind of player who gets fans off their seats.
Inverness NFL star Jamie Gillan is in contention to be voted by the public to play in the Pro Bowl next month.
Nairn County manager Ronnie Sharp has branded the decision not allowing the club to play Turriff United tomorrow as ridiculous.
Enjoy Christmas in a glass with this drink from the Macallan Distillery Experience
The Macallan Distillery Experience is transformed into a festive destination
Ben Catley-Richardson reviews new releases Resident Evil 5 & 6, Bee Simulator, Sparklite and Sniper Ghost Warrior: Contracts
Help out our furry, feathered and other friends this winter by making your garden a welcoming wildlife retreat.
Richard Meadows from the Great Grog explores the colourful choices available
The Inverurie panto returned to the Town Hall in its inimitable mix of fun and frolics.
ArtyNess: Barbara Henderson hops on the mobile library van and discovers a vital service that provides reading and social interaction in rural areas
Broadcaster and filmmaker to introduce films at Cromarty festival
This week's picks include Santa's postbox, festive Funbox, and panto frolics.
Singer to make debut in Moray town
Santa will be dropping in to Macduff Aquarium at the weekend.
Band will play and meet fans
More tickets on sale tomorrow (Friday)