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Highland Council returns bins for new collection service because they were rubbish

Highland Council returns bins for new collection service because they were rubbish

Highland Council returns bins for new collection service because they were rubbish

15 March 2024

3380 bins for its for the revamped waste and recycling collections had ‘minor problems' but service is not affected.


Planning application for up to 40 large battery containers on land at Glengolly

Planning application for up to 40 large battery containers on land at Glengolly

Planning application for up to 40 large battery containers on land at Glengolly

15 March 2024

An application is under consideration with Highland Council's planning department for a battery energy storage system at Glengolly Farm near Thurso.


Flow Country work recognised in Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Flow Country work recognised in Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Flow Country work recognised in Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

15 March 2024

Collaborative efforts to enhance and promote the Caithness and Sutherland peatlands have been recognised with a national accolade.


OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Kyle of Tongue offers enough shelter for an early spring sea paddle

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Kyle of Tongue offers enough shelter for an early spring sea paddle

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Kyle of Tongue offers enough shelter for an early spring sea paddle

12 March 2024

The shallow waters of the Kyle offer a perfect place to enjoy the delights of the north coast, well protected from the forecast swell


Community advocate and friends bring spring colour to Thurso with 5000 bulbs

Community advocate and friends bring spring colour to Thurso with 5000 bulbs

Community advocate and friends bring spring colour to Thurso with 5000 bulbs

12 March 2024

A stalwart of community gardening in Thurso has once again showed his green-fingered skills with the appearance of thousands of crocuses in the town.


Protect our water, public urged

Protect our water, public urged

Protect our water, public urged

12 March 2024

The public have been urged to do their bit to help protect the country’s water.


Caithness bin collection changes to come into effect later in year

Caithness bin collection changes to come into effect later in year

Caithness bin collection changes to come into effect later in year

10 March 2024

Changes to bin collections in Caithness will start to come into effect in the autumn – after they are trialled in Ross-shire and Dornoch first.


Wick High School moth expert's collection gets digitised

Wick High School moth expert's collection gets digitised

Wick High School moth expert's collection gets digitised

10 March 2024

Did you know there was a moth enthusiast in Caithness in the 1950s, 60s and 70s who amassed a collection of over 900 specimens?


JOANNE HOWDLE: Medieval 'saviour' was used to heal many conditions

JOANNE HOWDLE: Medieval 'saviour' was used to heal many conditions

JOANNE HOWDLE: Medieval 'saviour' was used to heal many conditions

10 March 2024

Beautiful Botanicals by Joanne Howdle


Caithness groups invited to get nature friendly

Caithness groups invited to get nature friendly

Caithness groups invited to get nature friendly

09 March 2024

Caithness groups involved in climate and nature friendly activities are being encouraged to join a network of like-minded people.


RHODA GRANT: rural communities must see the gains of large-scale energy projects

RHODA GRANT: rural communities must see the gains of large-scale energy projects

RHODA GRANT: rural communities must see the gains of large-scale energy projects

05 March 2024

The Labour MSP says 'local benefit from these developments has not improved and communities are losing out.'


Restored Flow Country bogs contribute to 10,000ha of 're-wetted' peatlands

Restored Flow Country bogs contribute to 10,000ha of 're-wetted' peatlands

Restored Flow Country bogs contribute to 10,000ha of 're-wetted' peatlands

04 March 2024

Work to restore thousands of hectares of damaged peatland on publicly owned forestry land including in the Flow Country has reached a milestone.


Strange story behind mysterious bundle on Keiss beach

Strange story behind mysterious bundle on Keiss beach

Strange story behind mysterious bundle on Keiss beach

04 March 2024

A rusty brown bundle of rubbery sheets has washed up on the shoreline of Keiss beach and harbours a tale of shipwrecks and environmental disaster.


Improvement notice served over storage of hazardous materials at Dounreay

Improvement notice served over storage of hazardous materials at Dounreay

Improvement notice served over storage of hazardous materials at Dounreay

04 March 2024

An improvement notice has been served by the Office for Nuclear Regulation over shortfalls in arrangements for storing alkali metals at Dounreay.


Stark new statistics highlight scale of Highland wildfires

Stark new statistics highlight scale of Highland wildfires

Stark new statistics highlight scale of Highland wildfires

04 March 2024

A wildfire was detected an average of every day during the peak of last year's season ­– with the Highlands hit by almost a third of all blazes.


Call for councillors to object to Armadale wind farm plan

Call for councillors to object to Armadale wind farm plan

Call for councillors to object to Armadale wind farm plan

03 March 2024

Highland councillors are being asked to back opposition to a controversial wind farm it is feared would “overwhelm” Armadale.


Highland firms urged to get involved in food waste initiative

Highland firms urged to get involved in food waste initiative

Highland firms urged to get involved in food waste initiative

02 March 2024

Food and drink firms in the Highland Council area interested in improving environmental performance are being encouraged to join a new group.


Gas mask found near Dounreay unconnected to site

Gas mask found near Dounreay unconnected to site

Gas mask found near Dounreay unconnected to site

01 March 2024

Dounreay denies that a gas mask found along the coast close to the site is connected with the nuclear facility.


Making the leap into spring with the sounds of Caithness

Making the leap into spring with the sounds of Caithness

Making the leap into spring with the sounds of Caithness

01 March 2024

Northern Drift by Monique Sliedrecht


NICKY MARR: Hit pause on new national parks

NICKY MARR: Hit pause on new national parks

NICKY MARR: Hit pause on new national parks

28 February 2024

Can we press pause on more National Parks? Just till we’re back on track with the vital stuff?


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