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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.

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Former Nairn County manager Ronnie Sharp named as assistant at Strathspey Thistle

24 May 2024
Former Nairn County manager Ronnie Sharp named as assistant at Strathspey Thistle

Former Nairn County manager Ronnie Sharp named as assistant at Strathspey Thistle

24 May 2024

Ronnie Sharp joins the Grantown club after almost two years away from the Highland League


PICTURES: Over 1000 vehicles on show at the Inverness Performance Car Show

19 May 2024
PICTURES: Over 1000 vehicles on show at the Inverness Performance Car Show

PICTURES: Over 1000 vehicles on show at the Inverness Performance Car Show

19 May 2024

The Inverness Courier were among the visitors today to capture some of the action.


WATCH: Vintage vehicles on parade through Inverness City Centre

19 May 2024
WATCH: Vintage vehicles on parade through Inverness City Centre

WATCH: Vintage vehicles on parade through Inverness City Centre

19 May 2024

The highlight of Saturday’s Inverness Classic Vehicle Show was a parade of classic vehicles.


PICTURES: ‘Delightful atmosphere’ for classic car show in Inverness City Centre

19 May 2024
PICTURES: ‘Delightful atmosphere’ for classic car show in Inverness City Centre

PICTURES: ‘Delightful atmosphere’ for classic car show in Inverness City Centre

19 May 2024

The showcase featured over 170 classic cars.


‘The club’s relationship with the city has been damaged’: Highland MSP backs Trust calls for change at the top at Inverness Caledonian Thistle

19 May 2024
‘The club’s relationship with the city has been damaged’: Highland MSP backs Trust calls for change at the top at Inverness Caledonian Thistle

‘The club’s relationship with the city has been damaged’: Highland MSP backs Trust calls for change at the top at Inverness Caledonian Thistle

19 May 2024

MSP Emma Roddick has blamed “astoundingly poor decisions” on and off the field after the club was relegated yesterday.


Man (29) arrested and charged with attempted murder after disturbance in Inverness

19 May 2024
Man (29) arrested and charged with attempted murder after disturbance in Inverness

Man (29) arrested and charged with attempted murder after disturbance in Inverness

19 May 2024

A 47-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment after the incident on Friday afternoon.


‘First ever’ 48-hour filmmaking event comes to Inverness this summer

19 May 2024
‘First ever’ 48-hour filmmaking event comes to Inverness this summer

‘First ever’ 48-hour filmmaking event comes to Inverness this summer

19 May 2024

The 48 Hour Film Project is staging its first ever competition for Inverness.


BREAKING: Two men arrested in connection with attempted murder and robbery in Inverness

18 May 2024
BREAKING: Two men arrested in connection with attempted murder and robbery in Inverness

BREAKING: Two men arrested in connection with attempted murder and robbery in Inverness

18 May 2024

The incident took place in the area of Baron Taylor Street and Lombard Street yesterday.


PICTURES: Alastair Campbell wows guests with piping display at Inverness Chamber of Commerce Highland Business Dinner

18 May 2024
PICTURES: Alastair Campbell wows guests with piping display at Inverness Chamber of Commerce Highland Business Dinner

PICTURES: Alastair Campbell wows guests with piping display at Inverness Chamber of Commerce Highland Business Dinner

18 May 2024

Over 350 of the Highlands’ business leaders attended the event at the Drumossie Hotel.


Roar of engines as classic and vintage vehicles descend upon Inverness City Centre

18 May 2024
Roar of engines as classic and vintage vehicles descend upon Inverness City Centre

Roar of engines as classic and vintage vehicles descend upon Inverness City Centre

18 May 2024

This year’s Inverness Classic Vehicle Show is now under way.


Beauly primary kids invited to unveil new-look co-op store

18 May 2024
Beauly primary kids invited to unveil new-look co-op store

Beauly primary kids invited to unveil new-look co-op store

18 May 2024

The retailer unveiled its makeover following a six-week programme of improvements


PICTURES: ‘Wonderful’ turnout for coronation tree planting at Culbokie Green

18 May 2024
PICTURES: ‘Wonderful’ turnout for coronation tree planting at Culbokie Green

PICTURES: ‘Wonderful’ turnout for coronation tree planting at Culbokie Green

18 May 2024

A special one-hour ceremony culminated in the unveiling of a tree and plaque to celebrate the coronation of King Charles.


WATCH: Global Energy chair Roy MacGregor on £350m Nigg cable plant: ‘The opportunity is here and we’ve got to embrace it’

15 May 2024
WATCH: Global Energy chair Roy MacGregor on £350m Nigg cable plant: ‘The opportunity is here and we’ve got to embrace it’

WATCH: Global Energy chair Roy MacGregor on £350m Nigg cable plant: ‘The opportunity is here and we’ve got to embrace it’

15 May 2024

Global Energy chairman Roy MacGregor urged Highland people to “embrace” the opportunity the new facility can bring to the area.


WATCH: Sumitomo factory at Nigg can have ‘major impact’ on Highland economy, says Scottish net zero secretary

14 May 2024
WATCH: Sumitomo factory at Nigg can have ‘major impact’ on Highland economy, says Scottish net zero secretary

WATCH: Sumitomo factory at Nigg can have ‘major impact’ on Highland economy, says Scottish net zero secretary

14 May 2024

MSP Màiri McAllan believes the new facility at Port of Nigg has the potential to create hundreds of jobs


PICTURES: Construction of ‘state-of-the-art’ subsea cable factory at Nigg commences with groundbreaking ceremony

14 May 2024
PICTURES: Construction of ‘state-of-the-art’ subsea cable factory at Nigg commences with groundbreaking ceremony

PICTURES: Construction of ‘state-of-the-art’ subsea cable factory at Nigg commences with groundbreaking ceremony

14 May 2024

Construction of a new state-of-the-art subsea transmission cable factory in the Highlands commenced this morning.


Black Isle animal rescue charity founder brands tree felling plans ‘very distressing’

11 May 2024
Black Isle animal rescue charity founder brands tree felling plans ‘very distressing’

Black Isle animal rescue charity founder brands tree felling plans ‘very distressing’

11 May 2024

Forestry plans to fell trees behind an animal rescue centre on the Black Isle have been branded “very distressing” by the charity’s founder.


Balloan head coach hails ‘fantastic achievement’ of youth squads in Highland League competitions

07 May 2024
Balloan head coach hails ‘fantastic achievement’ of youth squads in Highland League competitions

Balloan head coach hails ‘fantastic achievement’ of youth squads in Highland League competitions

07 May 2024

The Inverness club qualified for the championship playoff after being crowned winners of the under-18 north division in April.


Highland Hospice to host charity regatta in partnership with Inverness rowers

01 May 2024
Highland Hospice to host charity regatta in partnership with Inverness rowers

Highland Hospice to host charity regatta in partnership with Inverness rowers

01 May 2024

The charity is now inviting teams of four to enter and go up against each other.


PICTURES: International Workers’ Memorial Day commemoration puts spotlight on workplace health and safety 50 years after act introduced

28 April 2024
PICTURES: International Workers’ Memorial Day commemoration puts spotlight on workplace health and safety 50 years after act introduced

PICTURES: International Workers’ Memorial Day commemoration puts spotlight on workplace health and safety 50 years after act introduced

28 April 2024

Wreaths were placed at the workers' memorial at Friars Shott in Huntly Street yesterday.


PICTURES: Tenth edition of Etape Loch Ness raises over £2m for Macmillan charity

28 April 2024
PICTURES: Tenth edition of Etape Loch Ness raises over £2m for Macmillan charity

PICTURES: Tenth edition of Etape Loch Ness raises over £2m for Macmillan charity

28 April 2024

The tenth edition of the Etape Loch Ness took place today.


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