LOCAL NEWS
Further fall in hospital mortality rates
New figures show there were 7,800 fewer deaths than expected among people being admitted to hospitals. [...]
Funds awarded to Embo, Golspie and Strathnaver projects
They include a plan to convert a former village primary school into a community hub. [...]
Team hail unsung heroes of rescue in Cairngorms
Two estate workers drove rescue team members on an 'utterly superb and occasionally terrifying' high into snowy hills. [...]
Mars and the man who wanted to buy an island in St Kilda
Why there is an area of scientific interest on the Red Planet named after a Scottish archipelago. [...]
Grieg Seafoods says 21,700 salmon escaped in Loch Snizort
Grieg Seafoods says about 21,700 fish broke free from a cage in Loch Snizort, near the Isle of Skye. [...]
Record attendance for Scottish visitor attractions
More than 30 million visits were recorded during 2017, showing an increase of 9.7% on the previous year. [...]
Routine operations resume at Raigmore after disruption
The procedures were disrupted first by dust being found on theatre floors and then by cracks in walls. [...]
Family confirm first sighting of missing stag party man Liam Colgan
A sighting of Liam Colgan after he was last seen in Hamburg has provided police with new leads. [...]
Man who kept owl heads in jam jars fined
The 46-year-old, who sold items for white witches and shamans, also had bags containing feathers from owls and buzzards. [...]
New station and lifeboat for Loch Ness RNLI
The volunteer service will have improved facilities and equipment after its busiest year since it was formed. [...]
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