Extra summer flights to give economy a lift


THE Inverness air link with Amsterdam is to get bigger aircraft this summer due to its surging popularity. The move has been welcomed by local business leaders as a major boost for the city who say it

Council's £5m winter maintenance budget runs out early


Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018


ROADS and pavements will continue to be gritted despite Highland Council overspending its winter budget by £500,000, a leading councillor has pledged. Highlanders have been plagued by ice and snow in recent

Movie star tells primary pupils: You're awesome

Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018


STARSTRUCK youngsters had a Monday with a difference when they woke up to discover one of the world's most famous actors had been watching them sing and called them "awesome". A video of Drakies Primary

Funeral home opens doors for guided tours


Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018

Vicki Fraser.

AN Inverness funeral director is offering a unique opportunity for the public to see what goes on behind the scenes. Vicki Fraser (pictured), proprietor of family firm John Fraser & Son, is opening the

Go-ahead for Nairn's harbour fix

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018

Nairn harbour

COUNCIL officials have approved essential repairs to strengthen Nairn's harbour. Engineers installed rock armour during the break between Christmas and Hogmanay in order to stabilise its wall. The council's

Artists paint a promising picture for arts contest

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018

Michael Winner

A COMPETITION created to inspire creativity among amateur artists has been hailed a hit, with plans already being prepared for a repeat event. The Cromarty Arts Trust held a one-day exhibition on Saturday

Homeless man was considering suicide


Published: Sun 14 Jan 2018

Allan Woodward

A LONG-term homeless man has revealed that he came close to suicide because of his desperate financial plight. He blames a vicious spiral of not being able to afford an Inverness property and his intense

Guitars will benefit city prisoners


Published: Sat 13 Jan 2018

PRISONERS in Inverness will have the chance to discover their musical abilities thanks to a set of refurbished and retuned guitars. The Rotary Club of Inverness Culloden contacted the city's prison to

Scrapping air traffic staff 'no risk to public'

Published: Fri 12 Jan 2018

Inglis Lyon

HIGHLAND airport chiefs are "gambling" with people's safety by scrapping air traffic controllers, it has been claimed. The Prospect union, which represents staff at Inverness and the other Scottish airports,

Pet dog savaged in Inverness park


Published: Fri 12 Jan 2018


A FAMILY has called for a crackdown on dangerous dogs in Inverness after their beloved family pet was mauled. Ollie the French bulldog was attacked by a bull terrier while being walked by his owner Mhairi

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