'Old Fox' turns out to be body of a young woman


Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018

Simon Fox coffin

AN intriguing mystery has deepened after a headless body in a family mausoleum turned out to be that of a young woman - rather than a clan chief. A forensic examination was carried out on the bones contained

Health bosses consider new way of handling drinkers

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018

Richard Burkitt

HEALTH chiefs in the Highlands are considering a cost-saving alternative solution to dealing with drunken revellers who regularly put unwanted pressures on increasingly stretched NHS resources. So-called

Strike still possible at Raigmore Hospital

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018

Raigmore Hospital

THE threat of industrial action is still hanging over Raigmore Hospital - despite a first round of talks between management and unions. The GMB union has refused to contemplate changes to the terms and

New city bar raising cash for Highland Hospice

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018

Leigh Farmer

A CITY bar is on a mission to raise thousands of pounds for Highland Hospice by asking customers to donate money rather than pay for their food. The fundraiser will take place at the recently-opened Revolution

A new beacon of hope to rise from the ashes

Published: Wed 17 Jan 2018

Lenny Robertson

LENNY Robertson was abroad on holiday when a fire engulfed the Culloden Court Care Home at Smithton. "My daughter telephoned me and, from what I heard, the whole community came together that night," recalled

Mum living in fear after difficulties with taxi access


Published: Wed 17 Jan 2018

Diane Ramage

A MOTHER confined to an electric wheelchair is terrified that she will not be able to get an accessible taxi to be with her daughters if they take ill in the night. Diane Ramage (49) of Kinmylies, Inverness

Extra summer flights to give economy a lift

Published: Wed 17 Jan 2018


THE Inverness air link with Amsterdam is to get bigger aircraft this summer due to its surging popularity. The move has been welcomed by local business leaders as a major boost for the city who say it

Council's £5m winter maintenance budget runs out early


Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018


ROADS and pavements will continue to be gritted despite Highland Council overspending its winter budget by £500,000, a leading councillor has pledged. Highlanders have been plagued by ice and snow in recent

Movie star tells primary pupils: You're awesome

Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018


STARSTRUCK youngsters had a Monday with a difference when they woke up to discover one of the world's most famous actors had been watching them sing and called them "awesome". A video of Drakies Primary

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