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Brid’s final chapter as book festival director

Brid’s final chapter as book festival director

Brid’s final chapter as book festival director

15 July 2011

After three years as Inverness Book Festival director Brid McKibben steps down following this year’s event. Rosemary Lowne speaks to the outgoing organiser…


Turning pastime passion into a business is a piece of cake

Turning pastime passion into a business is a piece of cake

Turning pastime passion into a business is a piece of cake

10 July 2011

INSPIRING is not a word often used to describe daytime television. But for one woman, it proved exactly that. Jools Lawson had just given birth to her…


What’s the style on streets of the Highland Capital?

What’s the style on streets of the Highland Capital?

What’s the style on streets of the Highland Capital?

03 July 2011

INVERNESS has its fair share of stylish shoppers and, with summer almost in full swing, the city centre was bustling with eager fashionistas looking for…


Opening the hand of friendship to lonely new mothers

Opening the hand of friendship to lonely new mothers

Opening the hand of friendship to lonely new mothers

26 June 2011

A MOTHER who experienced the feeling of isolation after her first child was born has set up a networking site for Inverness mums. Maxine Williams hit…


Working to turn ‘barrel’ into a powerhouse

Working to turn ‘barrel’ into a powerhouse

Working to turn ‘barrel’ into a powerhouse

19 June 2011

AT 5ft 2in and weighing 13 stone, Kirsten Tulloch thought she resembled a barrel as a teenager. She was constantly battling her weight and, at the…


Discarded winter gloves kindle idea for one woman show

Discarded winter gloves kindle idea for one woman show

Discarded winter gloves kindle idea for one woman show

05 June 2011

AN arts worker who honed her skills as a teenager in the circus has written her own one-woman show. Story-teller Jesse Paul also stars in "Handprints…


Daily battle in coming to terms with trauma of abuse

Daily battle in coming to terms with trauma of abuse

Daily battle in coming to terms with trauma of abuse

29 May 2011

WITH her cracking sense of humour and kind demeanour, Laura Collins certainly brightens up the room. Although she appears to be just like any other…


What goes around, comes around

What goes around, comes around

What goes around, comes around

20 May 2011

With skyscrapping platforms, floral jumpsuits, flared trousers and maxi dresses, the ’70s are back with a bang this summer. Since top designers like…


Giving girls the chance to be 'princess' for a day

Giving girls the chance to be 'princess' for a day

Giving girls the chance to be 'princess' for a day

15 May 2011

AN entrepreneurial mother has set up her own business, thought to be the first in the Highlands, specialising in pamper parties for young girls.


Inverness woman's pledge to the poor the poor of India

Inverness woman's pledge to the poor the poor of India

Inverness woman's pledge to the poor the poor of India

08 May 2011

WITNESSING an eight-year-old girl die on the streets of Kolkata in India and helplessly watching as the child’s mother picked her dead child up to beg…


Breast-feeding advice finds a willing audience of new mums

Breast-feeding advice finds a willing audience of new mums

Breast-feeding advice finds a willing audience of new mums

04 May 2011

Breast is best — at least for a growing health project which helps new mothers experiencing problems. Helen Paterson finds out why it is bucking a national…


Family's fashion enterprise is founded on tradition

Family's fashion enterprise is founded on tradition

Family's fashion enterprise is founded on tradition

04 May 2011

A FAMILY-RUN business which designs and makes Harris Tweed fashion accessories and fabrics for the home has opened its first studio outside Inverness.


Isobel recounts hard journey through cancer treatment

Isobel recounts hard journey through cancer treatment

Isobel recounts hard journey through cancer treatment

04 May 2011

It came as a bolt out of the blue for the practice nurse, who spends much of her working week advising women on how to check themselves for lumps.


Cheers to the delights of Speyside

Cheers to the delights of Speyside

Cheers to the delights of Speyside

25 March 2011

IT is only 45 minutes from Inverness, but Speyside is an area often overlooked by Highland folk as a destination as they head up and down the A9. The…


Get off the beaten track on Speyside

Get off the beaten track on Speyside

Get off the beaten track on Speyside

25 March 2011

APART from whisky, the one thing that Speyside has in abundance is spactacular scenery and an increasing network of walks for outdoor enthusiasts. Offering…


More than just distillery tours

More than just distillery tours

More than just distillery tours

25 March 2011

NO visit to Speyside would be complete without a tour round a distillery – and these will be on offer in abundance over the festival long weekend. Two…


Top quality food and unique whisky collection

Top quality food and unique whisky collection

Top quality food and unique whisky collection

25 March 2011

A LITTLE gem in the crown of the hospitality industry on Speyside is the Mash Tun bar and bistro in Aberlour. Word of mouth is often the best way to guage…


Raise a glass to luxury in the capital

Raise a glass to luxury in the capital

Raise a glass to luxury in the capital

24 February 2011

YOU would never guess the Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh was originally constructed to house the city’s poor and later was used as a lunatic ayslum – because…


Height of charm at cosy getaway

Height of charm at cosy getaway

Height of charm at cosy getaway

07 February 2011

OVERLOOKING the charming Tobermory Bay, the Western Isles Hotel stands proud above the familiar colourful frontage of the Main Street. It's a hotel…


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