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'Why was Storm Gerrit emergency not declared sooner?' asks Highland MSP

28 December 2023
'Why was Storm Gerrit emergency not declared sooner?' asks Highland MSP

'Why was Storm Gerrit emergency not declared sooner?' asks Highland MSP

28 December 2023

Fergus Ewing has contacted transport minister Fiona Hyslop in response to a number of questions Highlanders have raised over the emergency's handling.


Storm Gerrit tree falls force closure of second stretch of A82 south of Loch Ness

27 December 2023
Storm Gerrit tree falls force closure of second stretch of A82 south of Loch Ness

Storm Gerrit tree falls force closure of second stretch of A82 south of Loch Ness

27 December 2023

The section between Fort Augustus and Invergarry is the second stretch north of Fort William to be closed by fallen trees on Wednesday.


Man charged with road offences after A82 crash which left seven in hospital

27 December 2023
Man charged with road offences after A82 crash which left seven in hospital

Man charged with road offences after A82 crash which left seven in hospital

27 December 2023

Officers are also still appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage in connection with the two-car crash at Invergloy at around 5pm on December 24.


PICTURES: Dramatic images highlight Storm Gerrit carnage on A82 and A9

27 December 2023
PICTURES: Dramatic images highlight Storm Gerrit carnage on A82 and A9

PICTURES: Dramatic images highlight Storm Gerrit carnage on A82 and A9

27 December 2023

Dramatic pictures highlighting the impact Storm Gerrit is having on the Highlands' road network have been released by Bear Scotland.


PICTURES: Loony dook Christmas Dip in Nairn raises hundreds for Highland charities

26 December 2023
PICTURES: Loony dook Christmas Dip in Nairn raises hundreds for Highland charities

PICTURES: Loony dook Christmas Dip in Nairn raises hundreds for Highland charities

26 December 2023

Nairn County FC's annual Christmas Dip attracted more than 70 swimmers and raised over £350 for Team Hamish and Mikeysline.


UPDATE: A9 reopens following three-vehicle crash

26 December 2023
UPDATE: A9 reopens following three-vehicle crash

UPDATE: A9 reopens following three-vehicle crash

26 December 2023

In an update at 4.15pm, Traffic Scotland said disruption was "easing" following recovery of the vehicles from the crash scene near Blair Atholl.


'Multi-vehicle crash' closes A9 in both directions, says Traffic Scotland

26 December 2023
'Multi-vehicle crash' closes A9 in both directions, says Traffic Scotland

'Multi-vehicle crash' closes A9 in both directions, says Traffic Scotland

26 December 2023

Traffic Scotland has advised drivers to use alternate routes following the crash near the House of Bruar.


Storm Gerrit to bring 80mph gales to the Highlands

26 December 2023
Storm Gerrit to bring 80mph gales to the Highlands

Storm Gerrit to bring 80mph gales to the Highlands

26 December 2023

Gales force winds up to 80mph are set to batter parts of the Highlands after the Met Office issued a yellow alert ahead of Storm Gerrit.


No trains on Kyle line until January 4 following Christmas flooding, passengers warned

26 December 2023
No trains on Kyle line until January 4 following Christmas flooding, passengers warned

No trains on Kyle line until January 4 following Christmas flooding, passengers warned

26 December 2023

Bus replacement services are being organised from December 27, but these are still being sourced and passengers are advised to check their journeys.


Seven taken to hospital after 'serious' A82 crash

26 December 2023
Seven taken to hospital after 'serious' A82 crash

Seven taken to hospital after 'serious' A82 crash

26 December 2023

Police have appealed for witnesses after a "serious" two-car crash on the A82 left seven people in hospital.


Snow, ice and heavy rain spark fresh Met Office weather warnings

26 December 2023
Snow, ice and heavy rain spark fresh Met Office weather warnings

Snow, ice and heavy rain spark fresh Met Office weather warnings

26 December 2023

The new Met Office warnings cover Boxing Day morning and much of December 27.


'We will tackle hate crime with love', Inverness café owners vow after bigots target Xoko at Christmas

26 December 2023
'We will tackle hate crime with love', Inverness café owners vow after bigots target Xoko at Christmas

'We will tackle hate crime with love', Inverness café owners vow after bigots target Xoko at Christmas

26 December 2023

A city café repeatedly targeted by bigots in recent months has vowed to fight their hate with love after they were targeted again at Christmas.


Nessie playing hide-and-seek at the peak of 'Monster fever' among headlines in Christmases of long ago

25 December 2023
Nessie playing hide-and-seek at the peak of 'Monster fever' among headlines in Christmases of long ago

Nessie playing hide-and-seek at the peak of 'Monster fever' among headlines in Christmases of long ago

25 December 2023

Fundraising drives to enable folk to access a famous beauty spot and news that a new railway line was soon to be operational also feature.


Eden Court's Sleeping Beauty panto wins Culture & Business Fund Scotland cash

24 December 2023
Eden Court's Sleeping Beauty panto wins Culture & Business Fund Scotland cash

Eden Court's Sleeping Beauty panto wins Culture & Business Fund Scotland cash

24 December 2023

A magical Highland pantomime which is winning rave reviews was one of 11 productions in the country to benefit from funding from a major organisation.


Snow, ice and heavy rain warnings spark speed restrictions and possible disruption on Highland railway lines

23 December 2023
Snow, ice and heavy rain warnings spark speed restrictions and possible disruption on Highland railway lines

Snow, ice and heavy rain warnings spark speed restrictions and possible disruption on Highland railway lines

23 December 2023

Speed restrictions will be in force on all Highland lines until 9am on Christmas Eve amid ongoing Met Office weather warnings.


New railway station already one of Highlands' busiest

23 December 2023
New railway station already one of Highlands' busiest

New railway station already one of Highlands' busiest

23 December 2023

The Highlands' newest railway station is already one of its busiest, delighted transport chiefs have revealed.


70mph gales to batter Highlands on Christmas Eve and into Christmas Day, warns Met Office

22 December 2023
70mph gales to batter Highlands on Christmas Eve and into Christmas Day, warns Met Office

70mph gales to batter Highlands on Christmas Eve and into Christmas Day, warns Met Office

22 December 2023

The alert for wind is one of two new warnings issued. Heavy rain is also being forecast on Saturday, with the gales on Sunday into Christmas Day.


New tenant for Inverness Town House

22 December 2023
New tenant for Inverness Town House

New tenant for Inverness Town House

22 December 2023

Inverness Town House has a new tenant after Hitrans moved its head office into the iconic building's upper floor.


UPDATE: A9 partially reopens following earlier lorry fire

21 December 2023
UPDATE: A9 partially reopens following earlier lorry fire

UPDATE: A9 partially reopens following earlier lorry fire

21 December 2023

Traffic is moving again following an earlier closure caused by a lorry fire south of Blair Atholl.


Snow and ice yellow warning issued for Christmas getaway

21 December 2023
Snow and ice yellow warning issued for Christmas getaway

Snow and ice yellow warning issued for Christmas getaway

21 December 2023

The Met Office is forecasting up to 15cm in parts of the Highlands overnight Friday into Saturday as people prepare to travel for Christmas.


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