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WEATHER WATCH: Hurricane force gusts hit Wick during blustery January

WEATHER WATCH: Hurricane force gusts hit Wick during blustery January

WEATHER WATCH: Hurricane force gusts hit Wick during blustery January

18 February 2024

Keith Banks shares his expert knowledge of the weather conditions in Wick as he looks at the conditions during the first month of 2024


'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

17 February 2024

Providing council-owned & managed allotments across the Highlands must be included in the local authority's latest review, the region's Greens argue.


The Book of Wild Flowers – The perfect countryside and armchair companion to the wild flowers of the British Isles

The Book of Wild Flowers – The perfect countryside and armchair companion to the wild flowers of the British Isles

The Book of Wild Flowers – The perfect countryside and armchair companion to the wild flowers of the British Isles

17 February 2024

Artist Angie Lewin and author Christopher Stocks have collaborated on The Book of Wild Flowers, a celebration of British wild flowers


Anglers hear tale of 13lb salmon at opening of Forss Water

Anglers hear tale of 13lb salmon at opening of Forss Water

Anglers hear tale of 13lb salmon at opening of Forss Water

14 February 2024

The opening of the salmon season on the Forss Water was marked on Monday when around 20 people gathered for the occasion.


Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

14 February 2024

A love of the outdoors is one of the most attractive qualities in a potential partner for people in the Highlands and Islands, according to research.


OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: When the Moin road was little more than a track

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: When the Moin road was little more than a track

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: When the Moin road was little more than a track

13 February 2024

Cycling the quiet lanes, Ralph explores into the woods and hills off the north coast road – with battery back-up and a flask of tea


ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

13 February 2024

The Greens MSP says 'I am actively advocating for the establishment of a dedicated degree-level course in horticulture and business skills.'


Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

13 February 2024

Foxes are being blamed for killing lambs on Scottish farms and crofts where there was suspicion over badgers being responsible.


Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

13 February 2024

Plans have been put forward to Highland Council for a pet crematorium facility to be sited near Wick.


Storm damaged sea defences spark closure of Far North Line

Storm damaged sea defences spark closure of Far North Line

Storm damaged sea defences spark closure of Far North Line

12 February 2024

The line was closed between Brora and Helmsdale after the tracks in that area suffered coastal flood damage for the second time this winter.


WATCH: Was it snowing in Wick on Saturday? Just foam and boulders pounding Wick harbour

WATCH: Was it snowing in Wick on Saturday? Just foam and boulders pounding Wick harbour

WATCH: Was it snowing in Wick on Saturday? Just foam and boulders pounding Wick harbour

12 February 2024

Parts of Wick harbour appeared like a winter wonderland on Saturday but it was more of a 'foamscape' than a snowscape as these videos show.


PICTURES: Updated coastal flooding alert for Caithness and Sutherland

PICTURES: Updated coastal flooding alert for Caithness and Sutherland

PICTURES: Updated coastal flooding alert for Caithness and Sutherland

12 February 2024

An updated coastal flooding alert covering the whole of Caithness and Sutherland has been issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.


Coastal flooding risk sparks warnings in Moray Firth amid high spring tides and strong winds

Coastal flooding risk sparks warnings in Moray Firth amid high spring tides and strong winds

Coastal flooding risk sparks warnings in Moray Firth amid high spring tides and strong winds

12 February 2024

Alerts are in place for the Moray, Dornoch, Cromarty and Beauly Firths, with heightened warnings in place in Sutherland and Moray.


Thurso wind farm developer claims 'biodiversity gain' from Cairnmore Hill proposal

Thurso wind farm developer claims 'biodiversity gain' from Cairnmore Hill proposal

Thurso wind farm developer claims 'biodiversity gain' from Cairnmore Hill proposal

12 February 2024

The developer of a proposed five-turbine wind farm close to Thurso claims the scheme will improve biodiversity by improving habitats in the area.


Highland Green MSP hosts event on coastal communities and marine policy

Highland Green MSP hosts event on coastal communities and marine policy

Highland Green MSP hosts event on coastal communities and marine policy

11 February 2024

MSP Ariane Burgess hosted an event at Holyrood exploring what people value about Scotland’s coasts and seas and how they want to see them managed.


Scottish Government calls in Coul Links golf course application

Scottish Government calls in Coul Links golf course application

Scottish Government calls in Coul Links golf course application

09 February 2024

Scottish Government experts will now review the case and send a report with recommendations to Ministers.


Roads and railways likely to be affected by wintry weather in Caithness

Roads and railways likely to be affected by wintry weather in Caithness

Roads and railways likely to be affected by wintry weather in Caithness

09 February 2024

The Met Office warns that transport disruption from snow and ice is likely on Friday and Saturday in Caithness.


Cold spell will be short-lived, says Wick weather watcher

Cold spell will be short-lived, says Wick weather watcher

Cold spell will be short-lived, says Wick weather watcher

08 February 2024

With the current wintry conditions and Wick having its coldest night of the year, a local weather pundit says that temperatures will soon rise.


Council gritters make 'double run' on Caithness routes due to hard-packed snow

Council gritters make 'double run' on Caithness routes due to hard-packed snow

Council gritters make 'double run' on Caithness routes due to hard-packed snow

08 February 2024

Highland Council has issued a road report after a yellow weather warning was put in place for Caithness today due to the wintry conditions.


Railway hit by fresh flooding just hours after reopening, ScotRail confirms

Railway hit by fresh flooding just hours after reopening, ScotRail confirms

Railway hit by fresh flooding just hours after reopening, ScotRail confirms

07 February 2024

Railways disruption is again causing misery for train passengers after the Far North Line flooded again – just hours after it reopened.


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