MAKE NO MISTAKE, SKYE WELCOMES VISITORS, SAY RESIDENTS AND TOURISM BODIES

A Skye tourism organisation has come out fighting again criticism the island is struggling with visitors, stating: “We are open for...

ABERDEEN MAN BLAMES GRAND THEFT AUTO FRUSTRATION FOR RACIST ABUSE THAT LED TO PRISON SENTENCE

An Aberdeen man has been jailed for four months after scaring his neighbours by shouting racist remarks - despite claiming the abuse...

 
 
 

CONTROVERSIAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN MORAY APPROVED DESPITE CONCERNS IT COULD ‘DESTROY' HABITATS

A controversial housing project has been approved despite concerns it could “destroy” the natural home of birds and plants. The proposals...

SHINNIE MUST WAIT TO SHINE: BOSS SAYS FORMER DON CAN STILL FORCE HIS WAY INTO FIRST TEAM

Former Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie must be patient as he waits for his chance at Derby County. The former Dons skipper was one...

 
 
 
Two leading figures in the North Sea energy industry shared their supply chain insights over lunch with Keith Findlay

TWO LEADING FIGURES IN THE NORTH SEA ENERGY INDUSTRY SHARED THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN INSIGHTS OVER LUNCH WITH KEITH FINDLAY

Energy industry veterans Neil Gordon and Andy Buchan are at the heart of the North Sea oil and gas supply chain, so well qualified...

DAVID ROSS: HIGHLANDS BENEFIT FROM TOP FLIGHT FOOTBALL

This month saw an important Highland anniversary. Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County both marked a quarter of a century as...

 
 
 

NEIL DRYSDALE: WHAT DOES THE WORLD CUP LEAGUE TWO EVEN MEAN?

The good news is that Scotland's cricketers are on a winning streak. The bad news is: what does the World Cup League Two even mean? The...

EWING ACCUSES PM OF RENEGING ON EU £160M

Scotland's Rural Affairs Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has accused the prime minister of trying to renege on his promise to return £160...

 
 
 

WEST COAST LIFEBOAT CREWS KEPT BUSY AS THREE INCIDENTS REPORTED IN THE SPACE OF HALF AN HOUR

A lone sailor was rescued after issuing a Mayday off the holy island of Iona in a half-hour period which saw three lifeboats launched...

RESEARCH CALLS OUTBREAK PROCEDURE INTO QUESTION

Banning the movement of livestock between farms and effectively shutting the countryside in the face of another foot-and-mouth outbreak...

 
 
 

STREETS CORDONED OFF AS FIREARMS OFFICERS GATHER AT ELGIN PROPERTY

Police are currently in attendance at an “ongoing incident” in Elgin. Firearm officers and a dog unit are understood to be at a property...

Can you help police piece together missing man Aivars Kajaks' movements during the past couple of weeks?

CAN YOU HELP POLICE PIECE TOGETHER MISSING MAN AIVARS KAJAKS' MOVEMENTS DURING THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS?

Concern is growing for the health of a missing Peterhead man last seen more than two weeks ago. Police have scoured CCTV footage and...

 
 
 

NEW HOME NEEDED FOR DIMINUTIVE PONY TANGO

A loving new home is being sought for an overlooked pony who has been in the care of the SSPCA for the past 77 days. The animal welfare...

RESCUE OPERATION LAUNCHED OFF ERISKAY

A rescue operation was launched earlier today after reports of a man in the water off Eriskay. The incident was first reported around...

 
 
 

CONTROVERSIAL ‘MY NESS' PUBLIC ART PROJECT TO GO AHEAD AFTER ACRIMONIOUS MEETING

The controversial £240,000 My Ness public art project for Inverness riverside will now go ahead - but will not see another penny of...

REDUCED SPEED LIMIT TO BE IN PLACE DURING WORK AT OYNE FORK

A section of the A96 at Oyne Fork is to receive a £225,000 upgrade. Resurfacing improvements will begin on Monday August 26 and are...

 
 
 
VIDEO: Protesters gather in Inverness over Highland Council's handling of River Ness art project

VIDEO: PROTESTERS GATHER IN INVERNESS OVER HIGHLAND COUNCIL'S HANDLING OF RIVER NESS ART PROJECT

Protesters gathered in Inverness today as Highland councillors prepare to determine the fate of a controversial riverside art project. Construction...

POLICE NAME MAN KILLED IN MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH ON HIGHLAND ROAD

A Fort William man has been named as the driver killed in a multi-vehicle collision on a Highland road. Matthew Duncan, 23, was the...

 
 
 

FRASERBURGH ROAD CLOSED WHILE EMERGENCY SERVICES DEAL WITH MEDICAL INCIDENT

A road in a north-east town has been closed while emergency services deal with an ongoing incident. Broad Street in Fraserburgh is...

LAST CHANCE TO SEE OOR WULLIE SCULPTURES IN THE HIGHLANDS

Oor Wullie fans in the Highlands are being given one last opportunity to see the region's sculptures before they go up for auction. All...

 
 
 



Vatican's banker, Cardinal George Pell, loses child abuse conviction appeal

Vatican's banker, Cardinal George Pell, loses child abuse conviction appeal

The most senior member of the Catholic Church to be found guilty of child abuse has lost an appeal against his conviction. Read more ...

Ryan Reynolds Has a Perfect Solution for Fans Who Are Mourning Marvel's Loss...

Ryan Reynolds Has a Perfect Solution for Fans Who Are Mourning Marvel's Loss of Spider-Man

Ryan Reynolds is a man with answers! The Deadpool actor is weighing in on the recent news that Spider-Man is reportedly no longer part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe... Read more ...

Donald Trump cancels meeting with Danish PM after she refuses to sell Greenland

Donald Trump cancels meeting with Danish PM after she refuses to sell Greenland

The US President posted a picture of a golden Trump Tower in Greenland less than 24 hours ago as he ramped up rhetoric about guying the island Read more ...

UK weather forecast: Gales force winds to lash Britain before 29C heatwave

UK weather forecast: Gales force winds to lash Britain before 29C heatwave

Gale force winds and heavy rain will lash the UK today ahead of a heatwave that could break the record for the hottest August bank holiday ever Read more ...

New James Bond film title revealed as No Time To Die

New James Bond film title revealed as No Time To Die

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'Look forward to rescheduling': Trump scraps entire trip to Denmark after...

'Look forward to rescheduling': Trump scraps entire trip to Denmark after its prime minister rejected his idea of buying Greenland

President Donald Trump said in a tweet that he scrapped plans to meet with Denmark's prime minister after she rebuffed his idea of possibly purchasing the autonomous island of... Read more ...

Gary Neville makes bold Paul Pogba prediction despite Man Utd star's penalty...

Gary Neville makes bold Paul Pogba prediction despite Man Utd star's penalty miss

Paul Pogba saw his 68th-minute spot-kick saved by Wolves stopper Rui Patricio as United dropped points in the Premier League Read more ...

Cavaliers and Roundheads: four thoughts about the Article 50 litigation

Cavaliers and Roundheads: four thoughts about the Article 50 litigation

[If you value independent and reliable law and policy blogging at Jack of Kent, please support this blog at its Patreon site - many thanks.] 11th July 2016 There are three... Read more ...

The two Article 50 legal claims - the current details

The two Article 50 legal claims - the current details

[If you value independent and reliable law and policy blogging at Jack of Kent, please support this blog at its Patreon site - many thanks.] There are a couple of legal claims... Read more ...

'Spider-Man' is reportedly out of the MCU after Disney and Sony fail to...

'Spider-Man' is reportedly out of the MCU after Disney and Sony fail to reach agreement

It seems like Spidey won't feature in any more Marvel movies Spider-Man is reportedly out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Sony and Disney failed to reach an agreement... Read more ...