COLD callers posing as Covid-19 contact tracers are trying to con people into forking over hundreds of pounds, police have warned Highlanders.
Soft toys that do not meet UK safety regulations, fake cosmetics and perfumes, and unsafe slime products are among scams to watch out for this year.
A CARPET fitter who had to give up his trade after sustaining a head injury which left him in pain was self-medicating on cannabis, a court heard.
A WOMAN committed fraud, shoplifting and public disorder charges offered to pay a bill for food and drinks in dandelions, a court has heard.
DOZENS of vehicles have been stopped on the A82 and checked by police as part of efforts to ensure they are safe for winter.
POLICE are on the lookout for more special constables to volunteer in the Highlands.
A TAXI driver who head-butted a soldier, knocking one of his teeth out, has been ordered to pay £900 compensation to his victim.
POLICE have slammed "blatant disregard" for Covid rules after a Highlander was among those caught at an illegal wedding party in Lancashire.
POLICE have slammed "blatant disregard" for Covid rules after an Invernessian was among those caught at an illegal wedding party in Lancashire.
CALLS for urgent action to replace the outdated prison in Inverness have been echoed by leading politicians in the Highlands.
AN Inverness man who was dealing in cocaine between February and December of last year will be sentenced next month at Inverness Sheriff Court.
POLICE have been carrying out speed and vehicle safety checks across the Highlands – and have urged motorists to be 'winter ready'.