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John O’Groats Trail: Loth Burn bridge plans backed by mystery donor

John O’Groats Trail: Loth Burn bridge plans backed by mystery donor

John O’Groats Trail: Loth Burn bridge plans backed by mystery donor

A mystery donor is helping to build bridges in the north of Scotland after pledging thousands of pounds to a Caithness trail group.


Council celebrates World Earth Day with tree planting in Wick and Thurso

Council celebrates World Earth Day with tree planting in Wick and Thurso

Council celebrates World Earth Day with tree planting in Wick and Thurso

Highland Council has been working to improve biodiversity in Caithness by embarking on ambitious tree-planting projects in Wick and Thurso.


Charity welcomes Scottish Government carbon tax pledge

Charity welcomes Scottish Government carbon tax pledge

Charity welcomes Scottish Government carbon tax pledge

The John Muir Trust has welcomed an announcement that the Scottish Government will hold a public consultation on a carbon land tax.


Caithness householders urged to make a bee hotel or insect house to help vital pollinators

Caithness householders urged to make a bee hotel or insect house to help vital pollinators

Caithness householders urged to make a bee hotel or insect house to help vital pollinators

People are being encouraged to take an hour this month now the weather is turning warmer, to build a ‘bee hotel’ for Scotland’s solitary bees.


Police say Dunnet beach bone is around 1500 years old – but is it human?

Police say Dunnet beach bone is around 1500 years old – but is it human?

Police say Dunnet beach bone is around 1500 years old – but is it human?

Police have closed their investigation of a possible human bone found on Dunnet beach after it was established to be around 1500 years old.


Controversial new waste bins coming to Caithness soon

Controversial new waste bins coming to Caithness soon

Controversial new waste bins coming to Caithness soon

The council’s controversial new non-recyclable waste bins are wending their way to Caithness with a roll-out now happening in Ross and Cromarty.


Highland rewilding charity slams Scottish Government for ditching 2030 carbon emission target

Highland rewilding charity slams Scottish Government for ditching 2030 carbon emission target

Highland rewilding charity slams Scottish Government for ditching 2030 carbon emission target

Trees for Life says it is ‘hugely worrying and a move in the wrong direction’ while Oxfam Scotland call it ‘an acute global embarrassment’.


Councillors defer battery storage scheme decision for more substantial fire safety information

Councillors defer battery storage scheme decision for more substantial fire safety information

Councillors defer battery storage scheme decision for more substantial fire safety information

Chairman Drew Millar says he wants the information so ‘we have a clear conscience when making a decision about the Highland community we represent.’


OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Loch Tuim Ghlais is not as remote as it once was – but still a place lost in time

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Loch Tuim Ghlais is not as remote as it once was – but still a place lost in time

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Loch Tuim Ghlais is not as remote as it once was – but still a place lost in time

Exploring the remote lochs and lochans of Caithness is not the same challenge that it once was, but there are few who have visited them all


Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage was dumped in the Highland area almost 1500 times last year – a figure described as "disgusting" by far north MP Jamie Stone.


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