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Weather on north coast in 2020 was anything but average

17 January 2021
Weather on north coast in 2020 was anything but average

Weather on north coast in 2020 was anything but average

17 January 2021

Jim A Johnston looks at local records to see the impact of a changing global climate on conditions in the far north


School music problems hit the wrong note at Bettyhill

20 February 2020
School music problems hit the wrong note at Bettyhill

School music problems hit the wrong note at Bettyhill

20 February 2020

Problems with school buildings are hitting the wrong note among parents of pupils at Farr High because of the disruption caused to music lessons.


A new take on Sleeping Beauty tale at Bettyhill panto

12 February 2020
A new take on Sleeping Beauty tale at Bettyhill panto

A new take on Sleeping Beauty tale at Bettyhill panto

12 February 2020

An extension to the panto season saw villagers in Bettyhill enjoy an entertaining reworking of the Sleeping Beauty legend.


North Highland business tourism initiative getting under way

07 February 2020
North Highland business tourism initiative getting under way

North Highland business tourism initiative getting under way

07 February 2020

A new business-based tourism initiative for the north Highlands will get under way today in Durness with other events to follow across the area.


North coast weather: the highs and lows of 2019

09 January 2020
North coast weather: the highs and lows of 2019

North coast weather: the highs and lows of 2019

09 January 2020

Jim A Johnston takes a look at how the north coast weather panned out in 2019 – a year that came to a close with an exceptional temperature event.


West take honours in football match marking knotty heritage

24 December 2019
West take honours in football match marking knotty heritage

West take honours in football match marking knotty heritage

24 December 2019

Four teams from Farr High School took to the field to contest a commemorative football match marking the ancient sport of knotty.


A fantastic day for rainbows on north coast

20 November 2019
A fantastic day for rainbows on north coast

A fantastic day for rainbows on north coast

20 November 2019

Monday was a fantastic day for rainbows on the north coast as the air was almost saturated and light showers occurred with great frequency.


Skerray woman's amazing 70 years as poppy appeal collector

07 November 2019
Skerray woman's amazing 70 years as poppy appeal collector

Skerray woman's amazing 70 years as poppy appeal collector

07 November 2019

North coast woman Elizabeth (Babe) Mackay is stepping down as a collector for the poppy appeal after an amazing 70 years of service.


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