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UPDATE ON THURSO CLIFF DEATH: Police and coastguard teams investigate scene of fatal fall – police wish to speak to named man

14 July 2022
UPDATE ON THURSO CLIFF DEATH: Police and coastguard teams investigate scene of fatal fall – police wish to speak to named man

UPDATE ON THURSO CLIFF DEATH: Police and coastguard teams investigate scene of fatal fall – police wish to speak to named man

14 July 2022

Police and coastguard teams were witnessed searching the area last night where 18-year-old Alesha Wright died after a fall from cliffs.


18-year-old woman dies after Thurso cliff fall – man taken to Raigmore Hospital. Police say fatality is currently being treated as 'unexplained'

12 July 2022
18-year-old woman dies after Thurso cliff fall – man taken to Raigmore Hospital. Police say fatality is currently being treated as 'unexplained'

18-year-old woman dies after Thurso cliff fall – man taken to Raigmore Hospital. Police say fatality is currently being treated as 'unexplained'

12 July 2022

An 18-year-old woman died after emergency services were called out to an incident in Thurso after two people had apparently fallen from a cliff.


BREAKING NEWS: Highland rail chaos may end as union members vote to accept ScotRail pay deal

11 July 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Highland rail chaos may end as union members vote to accept ScotRail pay deal

BREAKING NEWS: Highland rail chaos may end as union members vote to accept ScotRail pay deal

11 July 2022

Trains in the Highlands should run smoothly again as union members accept a five per cent increase in basic pay.


Opportunity for Highland filmmakers as Little Pictures micro-budget short film programme is now open for applications

06 July 2022
Opportunity for Highland filmmakers as Little Pictures micro-budget short film programme is now open for applications

Opportunity for Highland filmmakers as Little Pictures micro-budget short film programme is now open for applications

06 July 2022

GMAC Film has announced a new call for its Little Pictures programme and hopes to see applications come in from budding filmmakers in the far north.


A new era for stamps with UK’s first 'video stamp' – non-barcoded stamps to be phased out by January 31 next year

01 February 2022
A new era for stamps with UK’s first 'video stamp' – non-barcoded stamps to be phased out by January 31 next year

A new era for stamps with UK’s first 'video stamp' – non-barcoded stamps to be phased out by January 31 next year

01 February 2022

Royal Mail today announced that following a successful national trial, it is adding unique barcodes to all its definitive stamps.


WATCH: Strange ice pancake phenomenon observed on Highland burn

11 January 2022
WATCH: Strange ice pancake phenomenon observed on Highland burn

WATCH: Strange ice pancake phenomenon observed on Highland burn

11 January 2022

A rare spectacle was observed on Sunday morning as a series of icy discs were seen spinning on the surface of a Highland burn.


Pictures: Highland hermit's book is tribute to Morbius the goat and a 'way of life that has been lost'

31 December 2021
Pictures: Highland hermit's book is tribute to Morbius the goat and a 'way of life that has been lost'

Pictures: Highland hermit's book is tribute to Morbius the goat and a 'way of life that has been lost'

31 December 2021

A 63-year-old man living without running water and electricity in a home he built himself in the Lybster area has penned a new book about his life.


'I hope this happens to nobody else,' says son of hospitalised 80-year-old Highland man who suffered a fortnight of agonising pain

03 December 2021
'I hope this happens to nobody else,' says son of hospitalised 80-year-old Highland man who suffered a fortnight of agonising pain

'I hope this happens to nobody else,' says son of hospitalised 80-year-old Highland man who suffered a fortnight of agonising pain

03 December 2021

A Wick man said he felt there was no choice but to 'abandon' his elderly father at the local hospital after failing to get proper medical treatment.


Fly-tippers dump caravan near historic Highland broch

15 October 2021
Fly-tippers dump caravan near historic Highland broch

Fly-tippers dump caravan near historic Highland broch

15 October 2021

A Far North archaeological organisation is incensed by the latest act of fly-tipping to occur near the site of a broch it restored.


Author goes in search of Nessie and pens a monster hit book of legends

11 October 2021
Author goes in search of Nessie and pens a monster hit book of legends

Author goes in search of Nessie and pens a monster hit book of legends

11 October 2021

The Highlands and Islands feature heavily in a best-selling new book by a Wick author who includes a tale about his search for the Loch Ness Monster.


WATCH: First view of ancient timber that could help date Highland castle

29 September 2021
WATCH: First view of ancient timber that could help date Highland castle

WATCH: First view of ancient timber that could help date Highland castle

29 September 2021

Watch video footage of a specialist team extract a fragment of wood timber from the Castle of old Wick last week.


What was the strange light many observed over the far north last night??

28 September 2021
What was the strange light many observed over the far north last night??

What was the strange light many observed over the far north last night??

28 September 2021

Several images were posted to social media last night of a triangular shaped light moving across the sky but was it a UFO?


Watten earth's going on? Are giant birds roaming the county?

26 September 2021
Watten earth's going on? Are giant birds roaming the county?

Watten earth's going on? Are giant birds roaming the county?

26 September 2021

Heading towards Watten on the A882 you might believe for a moment that you're in a prehistoric landscape where giant birds roam.


PICTURES: Could an Iron Age 'fridge' be among exciting discoveries at Highland dig?

21 September 2021
PICTURES: Could an Iron Age 'fridge' be among exciting discoveries at Highland dig?

PICTURES: Could an Iron Age 'fridge' be among exciting discoveries at Highland dig?

21 September 2021

At the Swartigill Dig Open Day archaeologists showed off their many finds including jewellery and a construction that could be an early form of fridge


Have you seen this mannie? Reward for finding missing Ousdale Mannie presumed stolen

15 September 2021
Have you seen this mannie? Reward for finding missing Ousdale Mannie presumed stolen

Have you seen this mannie? Reward for finding missing Ousdale Mannie presumed stolen

15 September 2021

A locally-made sculpted wooden head has gone missing from an Iron Age broch near the Caithness Ord and a reward for information has been posted.


PICTURES: Highland castle climbing 'clowns' slammed

10 September 2021
PICTURES: Highland castle climbing 'clowns' slammed

PICTURES: Highland castle climbing 'clowns' slammed

10 September 2021

An image taken by a Wick man of two people clambering up the walls of an ancient castle led to many scornful remarks from local people.


WATCH: Royal seal of approval for north Highland beach cleaning group

29 July 2021
WATCH: Royal seal of approval for north Highland beach cleaning group

WATCH: Royal seal of approval for north Highland beach cleaning group

29 July 2021

HRH Prince Charles paid homage this morning to a group of tireless volunteers who have been cleaning up the county's beaches.


Outrage over mess left on far north beach

16 July 2021
Outrage over mess left on far north beach

Outrage over mess left on far north beach

16 July 2021

A social media post showing the aftermath of an alleged party by Wick teenagers at Reiss beach has provoked condemnation from many in the community.


Real ghostly experiences are catalyst for new supernatural Highland novel

08 July 2021
Real ghostly experiences are catalyst for new supernatural Highland novel

Real ghostly experiences are catalyst for new supernatural Highland novel

08 July 2021

A honeymoon-conceived supernatural novel is published today that came about through what the author calls a 'strange series of coincidences'.


Ocean eco paddleboarder's shock find at far north coastline

03 July 2021
Ocean eco paddleboarder's shock find at far north coastline

Ocean eco paddleboarder's shock find at far north coastline

03 July 2021

An ocean advocate on a charity trip around the coast talked of her shock discovery of an entangled humpback whale calf found dead near Lybster.


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