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Climate campaigner Sacha Dench survives paraglider crash which killed cameraman

20 September 2021
Climate campaigner Sacha Dench survives paraglider crash which killed cameraman

Climate campaigner Sacha Dench survives paraglider crash which killed cameraman

20 September 2021

An investigation has been launched after 'Human Swan' Sacha Dench miraculously survived a mid-air collision which killed a companion camerman.


Lybster woman's plea for drivers to slow down through villages on NC500

13 September 2021
Lybster woman's plea for drivers to slow down through villages on NC500

Lybster woman's plea for drivers to slow down through villages on NC500

13 September 2021

More than 400 people have signed a Caithness woman's petition protesting about speeding traffic on the North Coast 500.


Povlsen says he won't appeal space hub decision

10 September 2021
Povlsen says he won't appeal space hub decision

Povlsen says he won't appeal space hub decision

10 September 2021

Billionaire landowner Anders Holch Povlsen has conceded defeat in stopping the UK's first vertical launch space port in the Highlands.


Caithness Tartan Army members set to hit the road for Wembley despite driver difficulties

09 June 2021
Caithness Tartan Army members set to hit the road for Wembley despite driver difficulties

Caithness Tartan Army members set to hit the road for Wembley despite driver difficulties

09 June 2021

Scotland fans from the far north faced being left on the bench after their driver pulled out of their Euro 2020 road trip.


Killer whales spotted during Orca Watch 2021 event

03 June 2021
Killer whales spotted during Orca Watch 2021 event

Killer whales spotted during Orca Watch 2021 event

03 June 2021

Killer whale pods have been spotted in Caithness, Shetland and Orkney as part of the ongoing annual Orca Week.


Horror movie filmed in Caithness breaks into top-20 in DVD chart

02 June 2021
Horror movie filmed in Caithness breaks into top-20 in DVD chart

Horror movie filmed in Caithness breaks into top-20 in DVD chart

02 June 2021

A horror movie – the first film to be shot entirely in Caithness in over 70 years – has become a surprise hit by making it into the UK DVD chart.


Covid vaccine reaches 75 per cent of Highland population

02 June 2021
Covid vaccine reaches 75 per cent of Highland population

Covid vaccine reaches 75 per cent of Highland population

02 June 2021

More than 75 per cent of adults in the NHS Highland area have received their first dose of the Covid vaccine.


Nessie-sighting archivist celebrates a quarter of a century on the job – and predicts the mystery may never be solved.

24 May 2021
Nessie-sighting archivist celebrates a quarter of a century on the job – and predicts the mystery may never be solved.

Nessie-sighting archivist celebrates a quarter of a century on the job – and predicts the mystery may never be solved.

24 May 2021

The man who keeps a log on Nessie's appearances is celebrating 25 years of monster-hunting – but admits the great mystery may never be solved.


Covid chaos could end by winter, says professor

06 May 2021
Covid chaos could end by winter, says professor

Covid chaos could end by winter, says professor

06 May 2021

Covid could be effectively eradicated in the UK by this winter, one of the country's top microbiologists has claimed.


Horror movie filmed at Freswick Castle goes big in Russia

17 March 2021
Horror movie filmed at Freswick Castle goes big in Russia

Horror movie filmed at Freswick Castle goes big in Russia

17 March 2021

A horror movie – the first film to be shot entirely in Caithness in over 70 years – has become a major hit in Russia.


Why the long walk? Horse and owner reach John O'Groats after trek from Land's End

01 December 2020
Why the long walk? Horse and owner reach John O'Groats after trek from Land's End

Why the long walk? Horse and owner reach John O'Groats after trek from Land's End

01 December 2020

In the end it was 'neigh' bother as a man and his horse completed a 1200 mile journey the length of Britain on Tuesday.


Thurso cops investigate human bones found on Highland estate

06 November 2020
Thurso cops investigate human bones found on Highland estate

Thurso cops investigate human bones found on Highland estate

06 November 2020

A human skull and other bones have been unearthed by workmen on a Sutherland estate and investigated by Thurso police.


Fishermen warned to register their boats ahead of Brexit

27 October 2020
Fishermen warned to register their boats ahead of Brexit

Fishermen warned to register their boats ahead of Brexit

27 October 2020

Fishing boats in the Highlands have been warned that they need to urgently register as ‘food businesses’ because of Brexit.


Highland-inspired Outlander jewellery being produced by Orkney firm

27 October 2020
Highland-inspired Outlander jewellery being produced by Orkney firm

Highland-inspired Outlander jewellery being produced by Orkney firm

27 October 2020

With heartthrob stars like Sam Heughan, and many stunning Highland locations, its fans have described it as a real gem.


North Coast 500 needs its own taskforce

24 September 2020
North Coast 500 needs its own taskforce

North Coast 500 needs its own taskforce

24 September 2020

A Highland councillor has called for a taskforce to prevent a repeat of this year's summer of turmoil around the NC500 road trip route.


Top microbiologist speaks out over nationwide raft of new restrictions

24 September 2020
Top microbiologist speaks out over nationwide raft of new restrictions

Top microbiologist speaks out over nationwide raft of new restrictions

24 September 2020

Professor Hugh Pennington says populations north of the central belt will be wondering why they are being treated the same as Covid-19 hotspots.


Sir Chris' top peak is Suilven

09 January 2019
Sir Chris' top peak is Suilven

Sir Chris' top peak is Suilven

09 January 2019

HE has conquered Everest and is considered Britain's greatest living mountaineer.


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