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Niall Harkiss


Rural communities reporter

Niall Harkiss is our rural communities reporter, mostly covering stories for the Northern Times, Ross-shire Journal and Strathspey and Badenoch Herald titles. An experienced writer and publisher covering sport and community news, Niall joined the company in 2021.

Niall Harkiss

Raigmore are 'first in Scotland' to employ new breast cancer treatment

13 February 2024
Raigmore are 'first in Scotland' to employ new breast cancer treatment

Raigmore are 'first in Scotland' to employ new breast cancer treatment

13 February 2024

The breast team at Raigmore Hospital were first to use the new Pintuition System.


WATCH: Breast cancer survivor hails support of family and friends ahead of Inverness catwalk fundraiser

08 February 2024
WATCH: Breast cancer survivor hails support of family and friends ahead of Inverness catwalk fundraiser

WATCH: Breast cancer survivor hails support of family and friends ahead of Inverness catwalk fundraiser

08 February 2024

Maureen Davidson will take to the catwalk this Saturday.


Homes in Drumnadrochit without 'normal' water supply for two days, Scottish Water confirm

07 February 2024
Homes in Drumnadrochit without 'normal' water supply for two days, Scottish Water confirm

Homes in Drumnadrochit without 'normal' water supply for two days, Scottish Water confirm

07 February 2024

The fault has been affecting customers since Monday.


Power cut hits properties in Longman area of Inverness after unplanned SSEN outage

07 February 2024
Power cut hits properties in Longman area of Inverness after unplanned SSEN outage

Power cut hits properties in Longman area of Inverness after unplanned SSEN outage

07 February 2024

The loss of power occurred at around 3.40pm.


Far North line reopens after earlier closure due to flooding at Muir of Ord

07 February 2024
Far North line reopens after earlier closure due to flooding at Muir of Ord

Far North line reopens after earlier closure due to flooding at Muir of Ord

07 February 2024

The line had been closed due to flooding.


PICTURES: Inverness underwater after heavy rainfall and floods

05 February 2024
PICTURES: Inverness underwater after heavy rainfall and floods

PICTURES: Inverness underwater after heavy rainfall and floods

05 February 2024

We asked readers to share their photos of today's flooding.


WATCH: Appeals for help with flooding 'ignored' by council, say residents in Inverness

05 February 2024
WATCH: Appeals for help with flooding 'ignored' by council, say residents in Inverness

WATCH: Appeals for help with flooding 'ignored' by council, say residents in Inverness

05 February 2024

Residents say their appeals for help to tackle floods have been 'ignored'


FLOODING UPDATE: Multiple roads remained closed in Inverness and Ross-shire due to flooding

05 February 2024
FLOODING UPDATE: Multiple roads remained closed in Inverness and Ross-shire due to flooding

FLOODING UPDATE: Multiple roads remained closed in Inverness and Ross-shire due to flooding

05 February 2024

Heavy rain and flooding continue to cause disruption across the north.


‘Paws for thought’ on Inverness walk trail?

03 February 2024
‘Paws for thought’ on Inverness walk trail?

‘Paws for thought’ on Inverness walk trail?

03 February 2024

Council executives say the purpose of the new trail was to increase footfall.


Port of Inverness launch hunt for 'general manager' in bid to 'maximise benefits' of freeport

30 January 2024
Port of Inverness launch hunt for 'general manager' in bid to 'maximise benefits' of freeport

Port of Inverness launch hunt for 'general manager' in bid to 'maximise benefits' of freeport

30 January 2024

The new manager will support enquiries from firms keen to take advantage of the Green Freeport status.


STORM ISHA: ScotRail confirm all rail routes cancelled from 7pm with Monday rush hour services also suspended

21 January 2024
STORM ISHA: ScotRail confirm all rail routes cancelled from 7pm with Monday rush hour services also suspended

STORM ISHA: ScotRail confirm all rail routes cancelled from 7pm with Monday rush hour services also suspended

21 January 2024

Network Rail has suspended all passenger and freight services from 7pm.


New operators plan 'vibrant and exciting' reopening for recently sold Highland tourist hotspot

21 January 2024
New operators plan 'vibrant and exciting' reopening for recently sold Highland tourist hotspot

New operators plan 'vibrant and exciting' reopening for recently sold Highland tourist hotspot

21 January 2024

New operators Salmon and Salt Company will take the reigns at Fall of Shin.


Police investigating damage to drum before Scottish Cup tie involving Ross County and Partick Thistle

21 January 2024
Police investigating damage to drum before Scottish Cup tie involving Ross County and Partick Thistle

Police investigating damage to drum before Scottish Cup tie involving Ross County and Partick Thistle

21 January 2024

Ross County have condemned the act as "criminal behaviour".


Met Office issue fresh Storm Isha amber alert warning of gusts up to 90mph from 6pm

21 January 2024
Met Office issue fresh Storm Isha amber alert warning of gusts up to 90mph from 6pm

Met Office issue fresh Storm Isha amber alert warning of gusts up to 90mph from 6pm

21 January 2024

The amber warning will remain in place until 6am on Monday.


Met Office issue fresh Storm Isha amber alert warning of gusts up to 90mph from 6pm

21 January 2024
Met Office issue fresh Storm Isha amber alert warning of gusts up to 90mph from 6pm

Met Office issue fresh Storm Isha amber alert warning of gusts up to 90mph from 6pm

21 January 2024

The amber warning will remain in place until 6am on Monday.


Breast cancer survivor sets sights on Himalayan challenge to raise awareness of early diagnosis

21 January 2024
Breast cancer survivor sets sights on Himalayan challenge to raise awareness of early diagnosis

Breast cancer survivor sets sights on Himalayan challenge to raise awareness of early diagnosis

21 January 2024

Inverness-born Gemma McMullan is raising funds for breast cancer awarness charity CoppaFeel!.


ScotRail services to end early today ahead of Storm Isha amber warning

21 January 2024
ScotRail services to end early today ahead of Storm Isha amber warning

ScotRail services to end early today ahead of Storm Isha amber warning

21 January 2024

Several routes have been cancelled this evening and tomorrow morning.


Vegan takeaway Salt N Fire on the move – but not that far!

20 January 2024
Vegan takeaway Salt N Fire on the move – but not that far!

Vegan takeaway Salt N Fire on the move – but not that far!

20 January 2024

The solely vegan fast food takeaway will be closed for a week.


'Damaging gusts and heavy rain' ahead as Storm Isha warning is raised to amber

20 January 2024
'Damaging gusts and heavy rain' ahead as Storm Isha warning is raised to amber

'Damaging gusts and heavy rain' ahead as Storm Isha warning is raised to amber

20 January 2024

The public are being warned to prepare for a 12-hour spell of 'very strong, damaging winds'.


WATCH: Charity 'rough sleeper' spends first night in Inverness on eight-week mission to raise money for homeless

20 January 2024
WATCH: Charity 'rough sleeper' spends first night in Inverness on eight-week mission to raise money for homeless

WATCH: Charity 'rough sleeper' spends first night in Inverness on eight-week mission to raise money for homeless

20 January 2024

The charity founder has raised over £142,000 already.


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