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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.


Highlands braced for Storm Kathleen gales after Met Office yellow weather warning issued

Highlands braced for Storm Kathleen gales after Met Office yellow weather warning issued

Highlands braced for Storm Kathleen gales after Met Office yellow weather warning issued

06 April 2024

The warning comes into force on Sunday amid forecasts of gales up to 60mph in many western areas of the region.


Storm Kathleen sparks Highland coastal flood alerts and CalMac ferry cancellations

Storm Kathleen sparks Highland coastal flood alerts and CalMac ferry cancellations

Storm Kathleen sparks Highland coastal flood alerts and CalMac ferry cancellations

06 April 2024

Most Ullapool-Stornoway ferry sailings were cancelled on Saturday and Sepa flood alerts have been issued as Storm Kathleen approaches.


Historic climbs around Loch Ness can inspire new generation to look after nature

Historic climbs around Loch Ness can inspire new generation to look after nature

Historic climbs around Loch Ness can inspire new generation to look after nature

06 April 2024

It started with the seed of an idea during lockdown, and now could grow into half a million trees.


Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

05 April 2024

Highland householders are being blamed for causing a series of explosions at an East Lothian energy plant.


‘Peak danger’ warning as A82 tree felling moves to near vertical slopes

‘Peak danger’ warning as A82 tree felling moves to near vertical slopes

‘Peak danger’ warning as A82 tree felling moves to near vertical slopes

04 April 2024

Long-running tree felling on the slopes above Loch Ness and the A82 is set to enter its most dangerous phrase, loggers have warned.


Heavy snow warning issued for A9 and Cairngorms

Heavy snow warning issued for A9 and Cairngorms

Heavy snow warning issued for A9 and Cairngorms

04 April 2024

Heavy snow could cause disruption in the Highlands overnight tonight, the Met Office has warned - with the alert extending as far north as Daviot.


Proposed hydro scheme in the Highlands would be among largest in UK

Proposed hydro scheme in the Highlands would be among largest in UK

Proposed hydro scheme in the Highlands would be among largest in UK

01 April 2024

Plans have been revealed for a pumped hydro storage scheme in the Highlands which would be one of the largest of its type in the UK.


Burst water pipe repairs under way in Inverness neighbourhood

Burst water pipe repairs under way in Inverness neighbourhood

Burst water pipe repairs under way in Inverness neighbourhood

01 April 2024

Scottish Water engineers began repairs to a burst main in Smithton shortly at around 8am.


Climate action strategies at heart of Highland talk with award-winning activist

Climate action strategies at heart of Highland talk with award-winning activist

Climate action strategies at heart of Highland talk with award-winning activist

31 March 2024

An award-winning climate influencer is set to bring her climate action strategies to the Highlands.


Loch Ness village’s move for new community facility takes major step forward

Loch Ness village’s move for new community facility takes major step forward

Loch Ness village’s move for new community facility takes major step forward

30 March 2024

Plan for new sport and community facility in Drumnadrochit by Loch Ness moves a step closer.


Glen Affric car park and paths upgraded - along with new toilet facilities

Glen Affric car park and paths upgraded - along with new toilet facilities

Glen Affric car park and paths upgraded - along with new toilet facilities

29 March 2024

Work to improve a popular walk and amenities at a beauty spot car park in Glen Affric will make for a better visitor experience, say forestry managers


Community garden in Merkinch created by young people

Community garden in Merkinch created by young people

Community garden in Merkinch created by young people

27 March 2024

An Inverness community garden created by young people on a previously unused and overgrown space will open its gates to the public tomorrow.


Princess Royal opens Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre in Inverness

Princess Royal opens Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre in Inverness

Princess Royal opens Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre in Inverness

26 March 2024

A hub, to drive innovation and job creation in Scotland’s health and agriculture sectors, is being opened by Princess Anne in Inverness today.


Walkers urged to help fix mountain paths in Cairngorms and Wester Ross

Walkers urged to help fix mountain paths in Cairngorms and Wester Ross

Walkers urged to help fix mountain paths in Cairngorms and Wester Ross

25 March 2024

Volunteers are being sought to help maintain and improve mountain footpaths across a wide area of the Highlands.


Famous Clootie Well welcomes visit from schoolchildren

Famous Clootie Well welcomes visit from schoolchildren

Famous Clootie Well welcomes visit from schoolchildren

25 March 2024

Pupils visited the Clootie Well in Munlochy last week to learn a bit about local history and culture as well as how to help protect the environment.


ARIANE BURGESS: Scotland's hills, mountains, and coastlines are 'seriously depleted of life'

ARIANE BURGESS: Scotland's hills, mountains, and coastlines are 'seriously depleted of life'

ARIANE BURGESS: Scotland's hills, mountains, and coastlines are 'seriously depleted of life'

22 March 2024

The Greens MSP says 'centuries of land management practices have taken their toll, leading to a decline in wildlife and natural habitats.'


Greens call for Audit Scotland to Probe Highland Council over net zero targets

Greens call for Audit Scotland to Probe Highland Council over net zero targets

Greens call for Audit Scotland to Probe Highland Council over net zero targets

22 March 2024

Councillors Chris Ballance says 'I hope Audit Scotland will keep the council’s feet to the fire (literally) on this one.'


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