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Dingwall and Black Isle Gaelic choir leader 'could light up a room'

11 October 2023
Dingwall and Black Isle Gaelic choir leader 'could light up a room'

Dingwall and Black Isle Gaelic choir leader 'could light up a room'

11 October 2023

A friend of Highland Gaelic stalwart Kirsteen MacLennan has paid tribute after her passing at the end of last week.


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Visitor Levy would 'make business owners unofficial tax collectors'

10 October 2023
EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Visitor Levy would 'make business owners unofficial tax collectors'

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Visitor Levy would 'make business owners unofficial tax collectors'

10 October 2023

He says this is 'another example of the Scottish government proposing ill-conceived laws to cover the budget shortfalls.'


Extraordinary outpouring of grief for Kirsteen MacLennan – a 'beautiful and kind person'

10 October 2023
Extraordinary outpouring of grief for Kirsteen MacLennan – a 'beautiful and kind person'

Extraordinary outpouring of grief for Kirsteen MacLennan – a 'beautiful and kind person'

10 October 2023

The death of the gifted Gaelic conductor, singer and teacher aged 49 sparks hundreds of tributes.


Fergus Ewing wants to call Nicola Sturgeon to answer questions at the A9 inquiry

09 October 2023
Fergus Ewing wants to call Nicola Sturgeon to answer questions at the A9 inquiry

Fergus Ewing wants to call Nicola Sturgeon to answer questions at the A9 inquiry

09 October 2023

He says 'we must obtain and hear evidence from Nicola and all the other cabinet secretaries' who had responsibility for the A9 and A96.


PICTURED: Flooding in the Highlands after 48 hours of torrential rain

08 October 2023
PICTURED: Flooding in the Highlands after 48 hours of torrential rain

PICTURED: Flooding in the Highlands after 48 hours of torrential rain

08 October 2023

From homes to streets to railway tracks and bridges and the sheer expanse of some flood waters after the Spey burst its banks.


SCOTRAIL: Highland Main Line trains may still be affected on Monday when service resumes

08 October 2023
SCOTRAIL: Highland Main Line trains may still be affected on Monday when service resumes

SCOTRAIL: Highland Main Line trains may still be affected on Monday when service resumes

08 October 2023

The operator says 'the greatest risk to a normal restart on Monday is on the Highland Main Line' where flood waters remain high.


SNP called on to 'move heaven and earth' to get Kate Forbes back in the cabinet

08 October 2023
SNP called on to 'move heaven and earth' to get Kate Forbes back in the cabinet

SNP called on to 'move heaven and earth' to get Kate Forbes back in the cabinet

08 October 2023

Geoff Aberdein says he would 'offer her basically whatever position she wanted' even deputy First Minister.


UPDATE: Flooding closes two Highland rail lines as multiple other services are cancelled

08 October 2023
UPDATE: Flooding closes two Highland rail lines as multiple other services are cancelled

UPDATE: Flooding closes two Highland rail lines as multiple other services are cancelled

08 October 2023

Both the Highland Main Line and Kyle of Lochalsh Line as are closed for the day and Inverness to Elgin services are cancelled


SEPA issues ‘danger to life’ Severe Flood Warning for Aviemore to Grantown

08 October 2023
SEPA issues ‘danger to life’ Severe Flood Warning for Aviemore to Grantown

SEPA issues ‘danger to life’ Severe Flood Warning for Aviemore to Grantown

08 October 2023

It is the only one of its kind issued nationwide while 17 of 51 Flood Warnings across Scotland are in the Highlands.


Conditions set to get worse after torrential rain with Highland Main Lines to remain closed

07 October 2023
Conditions set to get worse after torrential rain with Highland Main Lines to remain closed

Conditions set to get worse after torrential rain with Highland Main Lines to remain closed

07 October 2023

The Met Office warns 'Saturday into Sunday will be widely very wet for Scotland' with Amber warning areas expecting 60-80mm of rain.


Appeal after £400 worth of speakers allegedly stolen from HMV in the Eastgate Centre

07 October 2023
Appeal after £400 worth of speakers allegedly stolen from HMV in the Eastgate Centre

Appeal after £400 worth of speakers allegedly stolen from HMV in the Eastgate Centre

07 October 2023

Police say a man in his 40s entered the store and unplugged two House of Marley speakers before leaving without paying for them.


Inverness-Elgin trains cancelled but the A82 reopens after a fallen tree was cleared

07 October 2023
Inverness-Elgin trains cancelled but the A82 reopens after a fallen tree was cleared

Inverness-Elgin trains cancelled but the A82 reopens after a fallen tree was cleared

07 October 2023

Disruptions is mounting on the rail network with likely knock-on effects into next week.


SEPA warns ‘there is a danger to life’ as it fears a ‘widespread flooding event’

07 October 2023
SEPA warns ‘there is a danger to life’ as it fears a ‘widespread flooding event’

SEPA warns ‘there is a danger to life’ as it fears a ‘widespread flooding event’

07 October 2023

Aviemore and Speyside are of ‘particular concern’ and the agency advises making the preparations in case of a flood.


SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: A82 shut and the Kyle-Inverness rail line is closed

07 October 2023
SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: A82 shut and the Kyle-Inverness rail line is closed

SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: A82 shut and the Kyle-Inverness rail line is closed

07 October 2023

The persistent heavy rain in the Highlands is beginning to claim more services after trains south were cancelled.


Road between Inverness airport roundabout and Nairn is now clear following an early morning crash

07 October 2023
Road between Inverness airport roundabout and Nairn is now clear following an early morning crash

Road between Inverness airport roundabout and Nairn is now clear following an early morning crash

07 October 2023

A male driver was taken to hospital as a precaution following a single vehicle road crash on the A96 east


WEATHER ROUND-UP: Some but not all train travel affected amid severe rain across the north

07 October 2023
WEATHER ROUND-UP: Some but not all train travel affected amid severe rain across the north

WEATHER ROUND-UP: Some but not all train travel affected amid severe rain across the north

07 October 2023

Trains running north of Inverness remain in service as do flights out of Inverness airport.


Women darts players aim to hit the fundraising bullseye at charity match for prostate cancer

07 October 2023
Women darts players aim to hit the fundraising bullseye at charity match for prostate cancer

Women darts players aim to hit the fundraising bullseye at charity match for prostate cancer

07 October 2023

Organiser Violet Sommerville says the event at the Chieftain Hotel 'is all about bringing the ladies darts family together to make memories.'


Did Transport Scotland really expect to complete 85% of the A9 between 2024 and 2025?

06 October 2023
Did Transport Scotland really expect to complete 85% of the A9 between 2024 and 2025?

Did Transport Scotland really expect to complete 85% of the A9 between 2024 and 2025?

06 October 2023

Testimony from the ex-cabinet secretary in charge Alex Neil suggests huge stretches would have been worked on at the same time.


Inquiry hears A9 promise ‘betrayed’ as some in the SNP view the Highlands as ‘peripheral’

04 October 2023
Inquiry hears A9 promise ‘betrayed’ as some in the SNP view the Highlands as ‘peripheral’

Inquiry hears A9 promise ‘betrayed’ as some in the SNP view the Highlands as ‘peripheral’

04 October 2023

Alex Neil also slams the Greens view of roads – ‘you can go back to the horse and cart, see how we get on with that.’


A9 committee inquiry opens with explosive testimony from former cabinet secretary Alex Neil

04 October 2023
A9 committee inquiry opens with explosive testimony from former cabinet secretary Alex Neil

A9 committee inquiry opens with explosive testimony from former cabinet secretary Alex Neil

04 October 2023

He says Transport Scotland chose the 2025 deadline and the failure to meet the deadline is 'extremely disappointing and extremely damaging.'


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