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Man airlifted to hospital after going to the aid of a dog in the Moray Firth

20 October 2021
Man airlifted to hospital after going to the aid of a dog in the Moray Firth

Man airlifted to hospital after going to the aid of a dog in the Moray Firth

20 October 2021

Kessock Lifeboat launched to three men in the water off Chanonry Point on the Black Isle.


Hill walkers urged to get kitted up as seasons change

19 October 2021
Hill walkers urged to get kitted up as seasons change

Hill walkers urged to get kitted up as seasons change

19 October 2021

The body that represents the majority of Scotland's mountain rescue teams has warned of an increasing number of incidents on the hills.


Climate campaigner Sacha Dench survives paraglider crash which killed cameraman

20 September 2021
Climate campaigner Sacha Dench survives paraglider crash which killed cameraman

Climate campaigner Sacha Dench survives paraglider crash which killed cameraman

20 September 2021

An investigation has been launched after 'Human Swan' Sacha Dench miraculously survived a mid-air collision which killed a companion camerman.


The Fox of Glencoe tells the final chapter in story of legendary Scottish climber

21 August 2021
The Fox of Glencoe tells the final chapter in story of legendary Scottish climber

The Fox of Glencoe tells the final chapter in story of legendary Scottish climber

21 August 2021

Mike Merritt looks at the story of climbing legend Hamish MacInnes as a new book looks at the ‘character-building stuff’ of life


Mountain bothies in Scotland remain closed for now

01 August 2021
Mountain bothies in Scotland remain closed for now

Mountain bothies in Scotland remain closed for now

01 August 2021

Mountain bothies in Scotland are to remain closed despite the recent switch to level zero across the country.


Community takes a step towards buyout of Old Forge Inn at Knoydart

31 July 2021
Community takes a step towards buyout of Old Forge Inn at Knoydart

Community takes a step towards buyout of Old Forge Inn at Knoydart

31 July 2021

Locals are set to be offered shares to buy mainland Britain's remotest pub.


Yoga will help introduce a day in the hills

31 July 2021
Yoga will help introduce a day in the hills

Yoga will help introduce a day in the hills

31 July 2021

It will really keep your mind, body and soul in peak condition. For Mountaineering Scotland is launching a course offering yoga with Munro-bagging.


Nessie-sighting archivist celebrates a quarter of a century on the job – and predicts the mystery may never be solved.

24 May 2021
Nessie-sighting archivist celebrates a quarter of a century on the job – and predicts the mystery may never be solved.

Nessie-sighting archivist celebrates a quarter of a century on the job – and predicts the mystery may never be solved.

24 May 2021

The man who keeps a log on Nessie's appearances is celebrating 25 years of monster-hunting – but admits the great mystery may never be solved.


Gin-maker by Loch Ness claims title of smallest distillery in Scotland

14 May 2021
Gin-maker by Loch Ness claims title of smallest distillery in Scotland

Gin-maker by Loch Ness claims title of smallest distillery in Scotland

14 May 2021

A battle over who has the smallest distillery in Scotland has begun.


Community is ‘concerned’ by plans for Loch Ness estate

13 May 2021
Community is ‘concerned’ by plans for Loch Ness estate

Community is ‘concerned’ by plans for Loch Ness estate

13 May 2021

Solarsancturay Ltd has applied to Highland Council for planning permission to convert a barn into a 'shelter and meeting place'.


WATCH: Danny MacAskill's latest video This and That

10 May 2021
WATCH: Danny MacAskill's latest video This and That

WATCH: Danny MacAskill's latest video This and That

10 May 2021

Scottish stunt riders Danny MacAskill and Kriss Kyle have teamed up in a spectacular new film – despite being plagued by biting insects.


Highland mountain biker smashes West Highland Way record

10 May 2021
Highland mountain biker smashes West Highland Way record

Highland mountain biker smashes West Highland Way record

10 May 2021

A Highland mountain biker has reclaimed his record time for completing the gruelling 96-mile West Highland Way.


SAIS avalanche service to restart for this weekend after fresh snowfall

07 May 2021
SAIS avalanche service to restart for this weekend after fresh snowfall

SAIS avalanche service to restart for this weekend after fresh snowfall

07 May 2021

Scotland's avalanche service – which ended for the season last month – is unexpectedly resuming again this weekend because of recent snow.


Avalanche forecast ends with fewer snow slides

19 April 2021
Avalanche forecast ends with fewer snow slides

Avalanche forecast ends with fewer snow slides

19 April 2021

Scottish Avalanche Information Service ends season but warns that winter risks still persist on high mountains.


Flasher still at large

14 April 2021
Flasher still at large

Flasher still at large

14 April 2021

Police have failed to crack a case of a community council meeting bum-flasher in the Highlands.


Revamp of castle on banks of Loch Ness nears completion

08 April 2021
Revamp of castle on banks of Loch Ness nears completion

Revamp of castle on banks of Loch Ness nears completion

08 April 2021

Having embarked on rewilding his Highland estates, Scotland’s richest man is now spending more than £1 million on creating a garden at his castle.


Outrage as couple set up camp at historic Highland ruin

31 March 2021
Outrage as couple set up camp at historic Highland ruin

Outrage as couple set up camp at historic Highland ruin

31 March 2021

A confrontation between local residents and a couple camping at a historic ruin is feared to be a foretaste of what is to come this summer.


Plea for more access resources as countryside jobs cut back

04 December 2020
Plea for more access resources as countryside jobs cut back

Plea for more access resources as countryside jobs cut back

04 December 2020

Outdoor groups and landowners are calling for better resources to support Scotland’s "world-class" access rights.


Human bones found under boulder on Highland estate

06 November 2020
Human bones found under boulder on Highland estate

Human bones found under boulder on Highland estate

06 November 2020

A human skull and other bones have been unearthed by workmen on a Sutherland estate.


Skipper thinks Nessie’s an eel

05 November 2020
Skipper thinks Nessie’s an eel

Skipper thinks Nessie’s an eel

05 November 2020

Another startling image of a large creature inhabiting the depths of Loch Ness has been captured on sonar.


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