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Sandown will not get housing

Sandown will not get housing

Councillors have agreed to take an area of land in Nairn off the market and explore uses other than housing for it.


Food bank braces itself for increased referrals for emergency food parcels

Food bank braces itself for increased referrals for emergency food parcels

A charity which provides emergency food parcels for people in the Highlands is bracing itself for a rise in referrals this winter.


Support worker removed from Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) register following 'serious crimes of dishonesty'

Support worker removed from Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) register following 'serious crimes of dishonesty'

An Inverness support worker convicted of stealing cash has been removed from the Scottish Social Services Council’s (SSSC) register.


Is it finally D-Day for Sandown?

Is it finally D-Day for Sandown?

An area of land on the outskirts of Nairn – once subject to a bidding war among home developers – could be officially taken off the market next week.


Ban piercing guns, says Inverness piercer after influx of emergencies

Ban piercing guns, says Inverness piercer after influx of emergencies

A professional body piercer in Inverness is calling for a ban on piercing guns after seeing an influx of emergencies.


Tennis contest is a smash hit

Tennis contest is a smash hit

Organisers of the 91st Nairn Open Tennis Tournament had plenty reason to celebrate as local members and visitors converged for this year’s event.


Inverness undertaker: ‘If I lived in England, I’d probably be dead’

Inverness undertaker: ‘If I lived in England, I’d probably be dead’

Iain Jack survives bowel cancer and urges over-50s not to turn their noses up at the 'poo on a stick' screening service.


Angry reaction to re-routing of Nairn parade

Angry reaction to re-routing of Nairn parade

Some of the area’s residents have reacted angrily to news that this year’s Nairn Highland Games parade is likely to be re-routed.


EXCLUSIVE: Community response can help police thwart organised crime groups

EXCLUSIVE: Community response can help police thwart organised crime groups

MEMBERS of the public are being asked to help police respond locally to a growing problem of vulnerable people being exploited by criminal gangs.


Turf wars heat up over Gathering Place "mess" and anglers' dog statue protest

Turf wars heat up over Gathering Place "mess" and anglers' dog statue protest

Highland Council is facing fresh criticism after barricading an Inverness beauty spot at the height of the tourist season.


Pipe band parade set to be re-routed to avoid A96

Pipe band parade set to be re-routed to avoid A96

The grand parade of pipe bands to the Nairn Highland Games this year is likely to be re-routed this year to save cash.


Raigmore car park still vulnerable to motorists taking advantage of it being free

Raigmore car park still vulnerable to motorists taking advantage of it being free

Vehicle recognition technology is still not working almost four years after the plan was first announced


Plans unveiled for the £800,000 revamp of Academy Street in Inverness

Plans unveiled for the £800,000 revamp of Academy Street in Inverness

Highland Council launches a public consultation on proposals to limit traffic and encourage pedestrian and cycle use


At last! Joy as work confirmed on dilapidated kirk

At last! Joy as work confirmed on dilapidated kirk

Work is to start at the end of this month on the transformation of a historic listed building in Nairn into nine flats.


Village divided over bid for new sporting facilities

Village divided over bid for new sporting facilities

Plans for new sporting facilities that have split a village have been given permission in principle – but a group has been formed to fight on.


Parents press case for new primary school, claiming their children are being treated as 'second class citizens'

Parents press case for new primary school, claiming their children are being treated as 'second class citizens'

Concerned parents claim their children are being treated as second-class citizens amid fears a long-promised new primary school could face delays.


Rat infestation has residents fuming

Rat infestation has residents fuming

Rats rampaging through homes and gardens are plaguing the lives of residents in an Inverness street.


‘Overwhelmed by response’ to proposed move of Nairn library

‘Overwhelmed by response’ to proposed move of Nairn library

The community of Nairn has indicated ‘overwhelming’ opposition to the relocation of the public library from the town centre to a new school.


Thank you for the music!

Thank you for the music!

Music was in the air at the weekend in Inverness with a number of major gigs across the city helping to kick off the summer.


Music to our ears!

Music to our ears!

Inverness is bracing itself for an influx of thousands of visitors this weekend with a number of high-profile events set to take place in the city.


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