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‘Unprecedented infestation’ of rats at Dounreay site

‘Unprecedented infestation’ of rats at Dounreay site

‘Unprecedented infestation’ of rats at Dounreay site

11 April 2024

Dounreay has had to bring in pest controllers to deal with an "unprecedented infestation of rats," according to a safety rep at the site.


Chance of seeing partial solar eclipse from Caithness tonight

Chance of seeing partial solar eclipse from Caithness tonight

Chance of seeing partial solar eclipse from Caithness tonight

08 April 2024

The solar eclipse taking place across north America tonight should be a real spectacle – but what will we be able to see from Caithness?


Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

Vital step for freeport as Inverness and Cromarty Firth set to become green energy super hub

08 April 2024

The Highlands are set become the focus of international attention from the renewable energy industry as the region’s freeport reached a milestone.


UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

07 April 2024

A Met Office yellow warning for gale-force winds in parts of the Highlands has been extended until midnight. It was originally meant to expire at 3pm.


Highlands braced for Storm Kathleen gales after Met Office yellow weather warning issued

Highlands braced for Storm Kathleen gales after Met Office yellow weather warning issued

Highlands braced for Storm Kathleen gales after Met Office yellow weather warning issued

06 April 2024

The warning comes into force on Sunday amid forecasts of gales up to 60mph in many western areas of the region.


Storm Kathleen sparks Highland coastal flood alerts and CalMac ferry cancellations

Storm Kathleen sparks Highland coastal flood alerts and CalMac ferry cancellations

Storm Kathleen sparks Highland coastal flood alerts and CalMac ferry cancellations

06 April 2024

Most Ullapool-Stornoway ferry sailings were cancelled on Saturday and Sepa flood alerts have been issued as Storm Kathleen approaches.


Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

05 April 2024

Highland householders are being blamed for causing a series of explosions at an East Lothian energy plant.


Seen strange glowing lights in the Caithness countryside? UK Glow-worm Survey wants to know

Seen strange glowing lights in the Caithness countryside? UK Glow-worm Survey wants to know

Seen strange glowing lights in the Caithness countryside? UK Glow-worm Survey wants to know

02 April 2024

A rare sighting in 1958 has glow-worm enthusiasts keen to find out if the report was accurate in highlighting Loch Watten as a habitat for the insect.


WATCH: Wind farm crane ship off Caithness coast was involved in dramatic accident caught on video

WATCH: Wind farm crane ship off Caithness coast was involved in dramatic accident caught on video

WATCH: Wind farm crane ship off Caithness coast was involved in dramatic accident caught on video

01 April 2024

A giant crane ship currently working off the Caithness coast was involved in a dramatic accident when undergoing tests in Germany in 2020.


Thurso-based Pentland Canoe Club celebrates 40 years of adventures on the water

Thurso-based Pentland Canoe Club celebrates 40 years of adventures on the water

Thurso-based Pentland Canoe Club celebrates 40 years of adventures on the water

31 March 2024

From kayaking to a Caithness castle for afternoon tea to skills development, Pentland Canoe Club’s Emily Kearl celebrates the group’s 40th anniversary


Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches

Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches

Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches

31 March 2024

Applications have opened for the fourth year of the Marine Fund Scotland.


Time to say yes to the nature and beauty of Caithness!

Time to say yes to the nature and beauty of Caithness!

Time to say yes to the nature and beauty of Caithness!

31 March 2024

Northern Drift by Monique Sliedrecht


Figures show increased capacity for electricity generation from renewable sources

Figures show increased capacity for electricity generation from renewable sources

Figures show increased capacity for electricity generation from renewable sources

30 March 2024

Scotland’s capacity for electricity generation from renewables increased by 10 per cent in a year, with largest growth in offshore and onshore wind.


Creative Caithness pupils launch new ‘tap up at the top’ in John O’Groats

Creative Caithness pupils launch new ‘tap up at the top’ in John O’Groats

Creative Caithness pupils launch new ‘tap up at the top’ in John O’Groats

27 March 2024

Creative pupils at Canisbay Primary helped Scottish Water officially launch a new free water refill tap at John O’Groats.


Camster Peatland Regeneration will benefit Flow Country

Camster Peatland Regeneration will benefit Flow Country

Camster Peatland Regeneration will benefit Flow Country

25 March 2024

Two Caithness locals have put their heads together for a new initiative to restore an area of the Flow Country at Camster.


Walkers urged to help fix mountain paths in Cairngorms and Wester Ross

Walkers urged to help fix mountain paths in Cairngorms and Wester Ross

Walkers urged to help fix mountain paths in Cairngorms and Wester Ross

25 March 2024

Volunteers are being sought to help maintain and improve mountain footpaths across a wide area of the Highlands.


Watten Helps Out to tidy up village

Watten Helps Out to tidy up village

Watten Helps Out to tidy up village

25 March 2024

Village volunteers beavered away over Sunday to make Watten a brighter and tidier place.


New legislation 'to change how land is owned and managed' in rural Scotland

New legislation 'to change how land is owned and managed' in rural Scotland

New legislation 'to change how land is owned and managed' in rural Scotland

23 March 2024

The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament last week.


Marine Conservation Society releases State of our Beaches report

Marine Conservation Society releases State of our Beaches report

Marine Conservation Society releases State of our Beaches report

23 March 2024

The Marine Conservation Society has released its annual report, State of our Beaches 2023, on data collected by their beach clean volunteers.


WATCH the films: Over 160 attend Wick summit for creating a sustainable future in Caithness and Sutherland

WATCH the films: Over 160 attend Wick summit for creating a sustainable future in Caithness and Sutherland

WATCH the films: Over 160 attend Wick summit for creating a sustainable future in Caithness and Sutherland

23 March 2024

This week's Focus North conference in Wick set the scene for the future of the far north and included bespoke films available to watch.


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