Road ban for Academy fan

Published: Mon 08 Feb 2016

George McPhee appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court.

A SCORRIES fan came a cropper when he was found to be driving while over the limit on his way to Saturday's away match versus Cove Rangers.

Council tenants face rent rise

Published: Sun 07 Feb 2016

The Highland Council has welcomed news of the marine energy development cash windfall.

TENANTS of council homes in Caithness are to pay more in rent as Highland Council is increasing charges to maintain its current service levels.

Councillor's plea to push pleasure boat tourism in north


Published: Sun 07 Feb 2016

Councillor Jamie Stone - 'There were several Lib Dem members who were wanting me to be replaced as the party candidate.'

YACHT and pleasure boat owners should be encouraged to make greater use of Highland harbours. That is the plea which was made by north Lib Dem councillor Jamie Stone who is contesting the Caithness, Sutherland and Ross seat in the Scottish parliamentary elections in May.

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Holders knock Academy out of League Cup

Published: Sat 06 Feb 2016

Ross Allan scored in an entertaining 2-2 draw against Inverurie.

WICK Academy failed to gain revenge from last season's Highland League Cup final as holders Cove Rangers fought back to come out on top in a seven goal thriller.

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Dunnet Beach

Reader Dan Malcolm took this shot of Dunnet beach in the early afternoon on Sunday December 29.

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Salmon on Loch More

It look a major leap of faith by this salmon to clear the main sluice gates on Loch More. Reader Annemarie Dunnet, of Kestrel View, Lyth took the stunning shot on Thursday of last week.

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Early morning view towards Weydale

Reader Brian Milligan took this early morning view towards Weydale last week from near his home in Hilliclay.

Early morning view towards Weydale


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