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Campervan and motorhome operators in the Highlands invited to apply for funding

04 March 2021
Campervan and motorhome operators in the Highlands invited to apply for funding

Campervan and motorhome operators in the Highlands invited to apply for funding

04 March 2021

The Campervan and Motorhome Rental Operators Fund is being delivered by VisitScotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government.


£1.5m investment could boost motorhome facilities and tourist hotspots across the Highlands

04 March 2021
£1.5m investment could boost motorhome facilities and tourist hotspots across the Highlands

£1.5m investment could boost motorhome facilities and tourist hotspots across the Highlands

04 March 2021

A visitor management strategy with £1.5 million of investment will be at the heart of proposals being considered by Highland councillors today.


Veteran Highlands MSP says a fond farewell to 'best job in Scotland'

03 March 2021
Veteran Highlands MSP says a fond farewell to 'best job in Scotland'

Veteran Highlands MSP says a fond farewell to 'best job in Scotland'

03 March 2021

Veteran Scottish Labour stalwart David Stewart is retiring after three decades of service to constituents in the Highlands.


MSP makes plea for government support for the Highland Haven Appeal

03 March 2021
MSP makes plea for government support for the Highland Haven Appeal

MSP makes plea for government support for the Highland Haven Appeal

03 March 2021

David Stewart has contacted the cabinet secretary for rural economy in a bid to secure the remaining funding needed to allow the project to go ahead.


Chairman and vice chairman elected to Highland Youth Parliament

01 March 2021
Chairman and vice chairman elected to Highland Youth Parliament

Chairman and vice chairman elected to Highland Youth Parliament

01 March 2021

Chairman, Innes Morgan from Thurso and vice chairman, Isaac Beckley from Glenurquhart said they were "ecstatic" about their new roles.


U-turn from Caithness care home provider Barchester as it says it will not ask visitors for proof of vaccination, after issue was raised in parliament

25 February 2021
U-turn from Caithness care home provider Barchester as it says it will not ask visitors for proof of vaccination, after issue was raised in parliament

U-turn from Caithness care home provider Barchester as it says it will not ask visitors for proof of vaccination, after issue was raised in parliament

25 February 2021

The company said it was still lobbying the government for relatives to be prioritised for vaccination.


POLL: Should relatives have been vaccinated prior to visiting Caithness care homes?

25 February 2021
POLL: Should relatives have been vaccinated prior to visiting Caithness care homes?

POLL: Should relatives have been vaccinated prior to visiting Caithness care homes?

25 February 2021

Click into the story to have your say in our poll after care provider Barchester wrote to families to say visitors should have had a vaccination.


Care home provider is challenged over vaccination request for visitors

25 February 2021
Care home provider is challenged over vaccination request for visitors

Care home provider is challenged over vaccination request for visitors

25 February 2021

The Scottish Government says it has written to Barchester Healthcare asking it to adjust its view that people should be vaccinated prior to visiting.


Highlands in top three of 'rural' retreats for peace and quiet in the UK

23 February 2021
Highlands in top three of 'rural' retreats for peace and quiet in the UK

Highlands in top three of 'rural' retreats for peace and quiet in the UK

23 February 2021

A survey of dark skies and population density has found that the Highlands are considered the best place in Scotland to escape for peace and quiet.


New study into mental health of farmers and crofters

17 February 2021
New study into mental health of farmers and crofters

New study into mental health of farmers and crofters

17 February 2021

New research to be undertaken in the Highlands and Shetland will explore how best to support the mental health and wellbeing of farmers and crofters.


Rare bottle of Macallan 60-year-old could fetch £1.2m

23 January 2021
Rare bottle of Macallan 60-year-old could fetch £1.2m

Rare bottle of Macallan 60-year-old could fetch £1.2m

23 January 2021

The second half of one devoted whisky lover’s 'perfect collection’ will go under the hammer in a sale that is set to go down in whisky history.


Highland Council formally rejects Boundary Commission’s proposals

19 January 2021
Highland Council formally rejects Boundary Commission’s proposals

Highland Council formally rejects Boundary Commission’s proposals

19 January 2021

The leader of Highland Council has formally written to the Local Government Boundary Commission rejecting its proposals.


134% rise in people looking to give up unwanted animals

11 January 2021
134% rise in people looking to give up unwanted animals

134% rise in people looking to give up unwanted animals

11 January 2021

The Scottish SPCA has revealed a 134 per cent increase in calls to its animal helpline to give up unwanted animals.


POLL: Would you like an Indy Ref before the end of 2021?

08 January 2021
POLL: Would you like an Indy Ref before the end of 2021?

POLL: Would you like an Indy Ref before the end of 2021?

08 January 2021

The question of another independence referendum has been raised following a Freedom of Information query. What do you think?


WATCH: Author calls for a 'reappraisal' of Bonnie Prince Charlie

04 January 2021
WATCH: Author calls for a 'reappraisal' of Bonnie Prince Charlie

WATCH: Author calls for a 'reappraisal' of Bonnie Prince Charlie

04 January 2021

A book published to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, says modern depictions of the Jacobite are inaccurate.


Highland Council makes winter hardship payments over the Christmas school holidays

02 January 2021
Highland Council makes winter hardship payments over the Christmas school holidays

Highland Council makes winter hardship payments over the Christmas school holidays

02 January 2021

Highland Council has issued more than 4500 vouchers and payments to parents and carers for free school meals and Covid Winter Hardship Payments.


Debenhams to close in new year as administrator fails to secure deal

01 December 2020
Debenhams to close in new year as administrator fails to secure deal

Debenhams to close in new year as administrator fails to secure deal

01 December 2020

The store in the Eastgate Centre will remain open to clear its stock, and if no buyer can be found, it will be closed in early 2021.


Open letter to First Minister over catalogue of tourism problems in north-west

31 July 2020
Open letter to First Minister over catalogue of tourism problems in north-west

Open letter to First Minister over catalogue of tourism problems in north-west

31 July 2020

An open letter to Nicola Sturgeon has laid out a catalogue of tourism problems that are causing a growing sense of despair in north-west Sutherland.


Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes charity 'not involved' in A9 medical bag incident

10 July 2020
Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes charity 'not involved' in A9 medical bag incident

Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes charity 'not involved' in A9 medical bag incident

10 July 2020

Motorcycle charity Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes insists it was not transporting a medical bag containing Covid test samples found beside the A9.


NHS Highland investigating how Covid-19 test samples ended up on A9

08 July 2020
NHS Highland investigating how Covid-19 test samples ended up on A9

NHS Highland investigating how Covid-19 test samples ended up on A9

08 July 2020

A bag containing Covid-19 test samples was found near the A9 after it was meant to have been transported from Caithness General Hospital to Raigmore.


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