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Far north beach closed by police as mystery barrel is investigated – toxic waste or Class A drug batch?

20 January 2023
Far north beach closed by police as mystery barrel is investigated – toxic waste or Class A drug batch?

Far north beach closed by police as mystery barrel is investigated – toxic waste or Class A drug batch?

20 January 2023

Police cordoned off a Highland beach after two local beach cleaners found a large barrel filled with bags of powder on Wednesday.


Highland schools invited to participate in #OurDemocracy campaign

08 January 2023
Highland schools invited to participate in #OurDemocracy campaign

Highland schools invited to participate in #OurDemocracy campaign

08 January 2023

Highland secondary schools are being given the opportunity to get involved in the Welcome to Your Vote Week #OurDemocracy campaign.


VIDEO AND PICTURES: Charity walker Speedo Mick hits Wick and gatecrashes ladies' party – see what happened

31 December 2022
VIDEO AND PICTURES: Charity walker Speedo Mick hits Wick and gatecrashes ladies' party – see what happened

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Charity walker Speedo Mick hits Wick and gatecrashes ladies' party – see what happened

31 December 2022

John O'Groats to Land's End charity walker Speedo Mick made it to Wick and brought some Scouse charm to a ladies' party at the Norseman Hotel.


Speedo Mick's final stomp – hits Wick after leaving John O'Groats this morning

30 December 2022
Speedo Mick's final stomp – hits Wick after leaving John O'Groats this morning

Speedo Mick's final stomp – hits Wick after leaving John O'Groats this morning

30 December 2022

Exactly three years ago, a near naked charity walker dropped by our Wick office on a Jogle journey – now Speedo Mick is doing it all again.


Speedo Mick's final stomp – hits Wick after leaving John O'Groats this morning

29 December 2022
Speedo Mick's final stomp – hits Wick after leaving John O'Groats this morning

Speedo Mick's final stomp – hits Wick after leaving John O'Groats this morning

29 December 2022

Exactly three years ago, a near naked charity walker dropped by our Wick office on a Jogle journey – now Speedo Mick is doing it all again.


All you need to know – Highland Council service arrangements over festive period 2022/2023

21 December 2022
All you need to know – Highland Council service arrangements over festive period 2022/2023

All you need to know – Highland Council service arrangements over festive period 2022/2023

21 December 2022

Highland Council has produced a detailed list for all its services and other essential information that may be required over the Christmas holiday.


'It could have killed us' – Highland man says fumes from cracked chimney were deadly

02 December 2022
'It could have killed us' – Highland man says fumes from cracked chimney were deadly

'It could have killed us' – Highland man says fumes from cracked chimney were deadly

02 December 2022

A Highland man said his broken chimney stack could have killed him and his wife with carbon monoxide fumes and is battling the council to it repaired.


Disabled Highland woman's 'nightmare' journey on far north train

30 November 2022
Disabled Highland woman's 'nightmare' journey on far north train

Disabled Highland woman's 'nightmare' journey on far north train

30 November 2022

A disability campaigner talked about the 'nightmare trip' she endured while on a train journey to Aberdeen for her daughter's graduation.


PICTURES: Rare find of Pictish stone at north Highland graveyard by Thurso woman looking for ancestors

11 November 2022
PICTURES: Rare find of Pictish stone at north Highland graveyard by Thurso woman looking for ancestors

PICTURES: Rare find of Pictish stone at north Highland graveyard by Thurso woman looking for ancestors

11 November 2022

A Thurso woman researching her family tree had the find of a lifetime when she discovered an ancient Pictish stone which may date back 1300 years.


Author follows in the footsteps of ghosts with new book 'The Stone of Destiny'

29 October 2022
Author follows in the footsteps of ghosts with new book 'The Stone of Destiny'

Author follows in the footsteps of ghosts with new book 'The Stone of Destiny'

29 October 2022

This Halloween sees the release of The Stone of Destiny, the second instalment of Andrew Neil MacLeod’s The Casebook of Johnson and Boswell trilogy.


PICTURES: Lejog record breaking swimmer hits Groats after enduring swarms of jellyfish, sharks and a military exercise en route

20 October 2022
PICTURES: Lejog record breaking swimmer hits Groats after enduring swarms of jellyfish, sharks and a military exercise en route

PICTURES: Lejog record breaking swimmer hits Groats after enduring swarms of jellyfish, sharks and a military exercise en route

20 October 2022

Jasmine Harrison completed a record breaking Lejog coastal swim on Tuesday and the first to greet her at the harbour was her delighted spaniel, Bonnie


British Royals crowned on ‘worthless lump of Perthshire rock’, claims author in controversial new book

15 October 2022
British Royals crowned on ‘worthless lump of Perthshire rock’, claims author in controversial new book

British Royals crowned on ‘worthless lump of Perthshire rock’, claims author in controversial new book

15 October 2022

The fabled Stone of Destiny on which British kings and queens were crowned is a medieval fake, according to author Andrew Neil MacLeod.


WATCH: BBC looking for unsung heroes in Inverness area

20 September 2022
WATCH: BBC looking for unsung heroes in Inverness area

WATCH: BBC looking for unsung heroes in Inverness area

20 September 2022

BBC One Scotland is currently seeking Inverness nominations for Scotland’s People 2022 with Jackie Bird.


Guinness World Record on the cards as 86-year-old finishes gruelling Lejog cycle run – 'there were a few nightmare moments but we're super proud of dad'

20 September 2022
Guinness World Record on the cards as 86-year-old finishes gruelling Lejog cycle run – 'there were a few nightmare moments but we're super proud of dad'

Guinness World Record on the cards as 86-year-old finishes gruelling Lejog cycle run – 'there were a few nightmare moments but we're super proud of dad'

20 September 2022

The Caithness Courier caught up with a sprightly octogenarian at the end of a mammoth cycle ride that is expected to be verified as a world record.


Covers back on at Swartigill as archaeology team assess the latest discoveries at Iron Age site in Caithness – ancient bead highlights possible Caithness connections with the Roman Empire

20 September 2022
Covers back on at Swartigill as archaeology team assess the latest discoveries at Iron Age site in Caithness – ancient bead highlights possible Caithness connections with the Roman Empire

Covers back on at Swartigill as archaeology team assess the latest discoveries at Iron Age site in Caithness – ancient bead highlights possible Caithness connections with the Roman Empire

20 September 2022

The Iron Age site at Swartigill has yielded up its treasures with one artefact showing a possible connection between Caithness and the Roman Empire.


Strange creature seen snaking across road near north village

12 September 2022
Strange creature seen snaking across road near north village

Strange creature seen snaking across road near north village

12 September 2022

An unusual animal that has been mistaken by some UK residents as a snake was seen making its way across a byroad near Watten.


Star find at Swartigill archaeology dig near Thrumster of 'beautifully decorated glass bead' that is possibly 2000 years old

25 August 2022
Star find at Swartigill archaeology dig near Thrumster of 'beautifully decorated glass bead' that is possibly 2000 years old

Star find at Swartigill archaeology dig near Thrumster of 'beautifully decorated glass bead' that is possibly 2000 years old

25 August 2022

The Swartigill archaeological dig on the Thrumster Estate has reported the 'star find' of a colourful 2000-year-old bead with a yellow spiral pattern.


PICTURES: Covers off for start of fresh dig at Swartigill Iron Age site in far north – 'It's a hidden gem of archaeology'

22 August 2022
PICTURES: Covers off for start of fresh dig at Swartigill Iron Age site in far north – 'It's a hidden gem of archaeology'

PICTURES: Covers off for start of fresh dig at Swartigill Iron Age site in far north – 'It's a hidden gem of archaeology'

22 August 2022

The community dig at Swartigill has started up again – volunteers are welcome to come along and work at this 'hidden gem of archaeology' in far north


'Drivers being fleeced' at the pumps says fuel campaign group

17 August 2022
'Drivers being fleeced' at the pumps says fuel campaign group

'Drivers being fleeced' at the pumps says fuel campaign group

17 August 2022

A group that campaigns for fairer fuel prices says that drivers are being 'fleeced by the profiteering fuel supply chain and even their own Treasury'.


Mey Games PICTURES and VIDEO Special: 'Patchy showers didn't dampen our spirits' – welcome return for Mey Games and Wounded Highlanders along with Prince Charles a real draw for the public at Groats venue

09 August 2022
Mey Games PICTURES and VIDEO Special: 'Patchy showers didn't dampen our spirits' – welcome return for Mey Games and Wounded Highlanders along with Prince Charles a real draw for the public at Groats venue

Mey Games PICTURES and VIDEO Special: 'Patchy showers didn't dampen our spirits' – welcome return for Mey Games and Wounded Highlanders along with Prince Charles a real draw for the public at Groats venue

09 August 2022

The sun may have failed to have materialise for Saturday's Mey Highland Games 2022 but the event broke new ground with adaptive events.


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