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Spinning devices on top of phone kiosks have been puzzling passers-by

Spinning devices on top of phone kiosks have been puzzling passers-by

Spinning devices on top of phone kiosks have been puzzling passers-by

18 April 2024

Mini windmills have been drafted in as part of the effort to deter the menace of marauding gulls in Inverness city centre.


Urgent clarity needed over controversial stove fire ban, warns Highland MSP

Urgent clarity needed over controversial stove fire ban, warns Highland MSP

Urgent clarity needed over controversial stove fire ban, warns Highland MSP

18 April 2024

Clarity is urgently needed over the ban on wood burning stoves, a Highland MSP has warned after being inundated with concerns from confused residents.


Beach clean volunteers sought ahead of litter picking in Ardersier

Beach clean volunteers sought ahead of litter picking in Ardersier

Beach clean volunteers sought ahead of litter picking in Ardersier

17 April 2024

Eco-minded volunteers are being urged to lend a hand when a beach clean takes place at a Moray Firth beauty spot this weekend.


‘Last Ent of Affric’ ancient elm tree playing a role in saving its species

‘Last Ent of Affric’ ancient elm tree playing a role in saving its species

‘Last Ent of Affric’ ancient elm tree playing a role in saving its species

17 April 2024

An ancient elm that has stood alone in the far reaches of Glen Affric for hundreds of years is now the guardian over a new generation of its species.


Trails clean-up and safer streets push for Earth Day in Inverness

Trails clean-up and safer streets push for Earth Day in Inverness

Trails clean-up and safer streets push for Earth Day in Inverness

17 April 2024

Volunteers and campaigners are hoping for a clean sweep for Earth Day as they look to improve the environment in and around Inverness.


OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Loch Tuim Ghlais is not as remote as it once was – but still a place lost in time

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Loch Tuim Ghlais is not as remote as it once was – but still a place lost in time

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Loch Tuim Ghlais is not as remote as it once was – but still a place lost in time

16 April 2024

Exploring the remote lochs and lochans of Caithness is not the same challenge that it once was, but there are few who have visited them all


Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

16 April 2024

Sewage was dumped in the Highland area almost 1500 times last year – a figure described as "disgusting" by far north MP Jamie Stone.


Action needed to protect planet and jobs, say trade unionists following hottest year on record

Action needed to protect planet and jobs, say trade unionists following hottest year on record

Action needed to protect planet and jobs, say trade unionists following hottest year on record

15 April 2024

The impacts of climate change on workers’ safety and health will be highlighted during a ceremony in Inverness later this month.


Help show how the Highlands is stepping into spring

Help show how the Highlands is stepping into spring

Help show how the Highlands is stepping into spring

14 April 2024

Nature lovers across the Highlands are being urged to look out for signs of spring for an interactive citizen science project.


Past landslide sparks questions over Loch Fearna pumped hydro storage dams plan

Past landslide sparks questions over Loch Fearna pumped hydro storage dams plan

Past landslide sparks questions over Loch Fearna pumped hydro storage dams plan

13 April 2024

Assurances have been sought after questions were raised over the close proximity of a large landslide to a planned hydro power plant.


Inverness public consultation date over plans for a 275,000 volt power line to the city from new £550 million Loch Ness hydro scheme

Inverness public consultation date over plans for a 275,000 volt power line to the city from new £550 million Loch Ness hydro scheme

Inverness public consultation date over plans for a 275,000 volt power line to the city from new £550 million Loch Ness hydro scheme

11 April 2024

Key first planning step is to be held over a 275,000 volt connection line to Inverness from the £550 million hydro scheme to be built above Loch Ness.


Cats and dogs in Inverness neighbourhood hit by mystery illness amid poisoning fears

Cats and dogs in Inverness neighbourhood hit by mystery illness amid poisoning fears

Cats and dogs in Inverness neighbourhood hit by mystery illness amid poisoning fears

10 April 2024

Highland Council admits it is baffled by a spate of cat and dog illnesses in an Inverness neighbourhood.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Heading upriver on Wick walk full of wildlife

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Heading upriver on Wick walk full of wildlife

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Heading upriver on Wick walk full of wildlife

08 April 2024

John Davidson enjoys a morning stroll up the riverside path from Wick, where he finds peaceful paths and a wildlife spotting platform


How to watch rare solar eclipse in Inverness this evening

How to watch rare solar eclipse in Inverness this evening

How to watch rare solar eclipse in Inverness this evening

08 April 2024

The astronomical phenomenon is expected to be seen in Inverness this evening.


Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

08 April 2024

The Highlands are set become the focus of international attention from the renewable energy industry as the region’s freeport reached a milestone.


Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

08 April 2024

The Highlands are set become the focus of international attention from the renewable energy industry as the region’s freeport reached a milestone.


UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

07 April 2024

A Met Office yellow warning for gale-force winds in parts of the Highlands has been extended until midnight. It was originally meant to expire at 3pm.


PICTURES: Litter pickers tackle rubbish on picturesque Loch Ness beach

PICTURES: Litter pickers tackle rubbish on picturesque Loch Ness beach

PICTURES: Litter pickers tackle rubbish on picturesque Loch Ness beach

07 April 2024

Community-spirited volunteers in Dores have helped to remove bags of rubbish from the village beach after earlier clearing work exposed the litter.


Inverness school’s lighting trial role helps save 1 million KWH of energy

Inverness school’s lighting trial role helps save 1 million KWH of energy

Inverness school’s lighting trial role helps save 1 million KWH of energy

07 April 2024

An eco trial at an Inverness school proved such a success that it has saved a million kilowatt hours of electricity after being rolled out widely.


Storm Kathleen ferry disruption could run into start of new week, warns CalMac

Storm Kathleen ferry disruption could run into start of new week, warns CalMac

Storm Kathleen ferry disruption could run into start of new week, warns CalMac

06 April 2024

Ferry crossings in the Minch will be out of action until at least Monday after Storm Kathleen began battering the west coast.


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