A new beacon of hope to rise from the ashes

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

Funeral home opens doors for guided tours


Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018

Vicki Fraser.

AN Inverness funeral director is offering a unique opportunity for the public to see what goes on behind the scenes. Vicki Fraser (pictured), proprietor of family firm John Fraser & Son, is opening the

Go-ahead for Nairn's harbour fix

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018

Nairn harbour

COUNCIL officials have approved essential repairs to strengthen Nairn's harbour. Engineers installed rock armour during the break between Christmas and Hogmanay in order to stabilise its wall. The council's

Artists paint a promising picture for arts contest

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018

Michael Winner

A COMPETITION created to inspire creativity among amateur artists has been hailed a hit, with plans already being prepared for a repeat event. The Cromarty Arts Trust held a one-day exhibition on Saturday

Homeless man was considering suicide


Published: Sun 14 Jan 2018

Allan Woodward

A LONG-term homeless man has revealed that he came close to suicide because of his desperate financial plight. He blames a vicious spiral of not being able to afford an Inverness property and his intense

Guitars will benefit city prisoners


Published: Sat 13 Jan 2018

PRISONERS in Inverness will have the chance to discover their musical abilities thanks to a set of refurbished and retuned guitars. The Rotary Club of Inverness Culloden contacted the city's prison to

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