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Niall Harkiss


Rural communities reporter

Niall Harkiss is our rural communities reporter, mostly covering stories for the Northern Times, Ross-shire Journal and Strathspey and Badenoch Herald titles. An experienced writer and publisher covering sport and community news, Niall joined the company in 2021.

Niall Harkiss

President's delight at return of Grantown Show after two years

04 August 2022
President's delight at return of Grantown Show after two years

President's delight at return of Grantown Show after two years

04 August 2022

The Grantown Show makes its return following a two year break


Jags boss Brown laments bad start against Formartine

03 August 2022
Jags boss Brown laments bad start against Formartine

Jags boss Brown laments bad start against Formartine

03 August 2022

Charlie Brown's new look Jags were hit for six at North Lodge Park on Saturday


Man reported missing near Abernyte has been found

01 August 2022
Man reported missing near Abernyte has been found

Man reported missing near Abernyte has been found

01 August 2022

A missing man who was reported last seen in the area of Abernyte between Dundee and Perth has been found


Police appeal for help tracing missing man Brian Sharp (59)

01 August 2022
Police appeal for help tracing missing man Brian Sharp (59)

Police appeal for help tracing missing man Brian Sharp (59)

01 August 2022

He was last seen around 8.30am on Monday in the village of Abernyte


WATCH: Snow leopard cubs receive first health check at Highland Wildlife Park

01 August 2022
WATCH: Snow leopard cubs receive first health check at Highland Wildlife Park

WATCH: Snow leopard cubs receive first health check at Highland Wildlife Park

01 August 2022

All three cubs are in good health


Public advised to make sure they receive £400 energy bill discount

29 July 2022
Public advised to make sure they receive £400 energy bill discount

Public advised to make sure they receive £400 energy bill discount

29 July 2022

Advice Direct Scotland has urged people in the Highlands to check they receive the money.


Moy Country Fair to celebrate 'excellent produce' with Food Theatre

29 July 2022
Moy Country Fair to celebrate 'excellent produce' with Food Theatre

Moy Country Fair to celebrate 'excellent produce' with Food Theatre

29 July 2022

Visitors are in for a treat at the return of the Moy Country Fair as the annual event offers an extra special taste of the Highlands


WATCH: Endangered Amur tigers celebrate International Tiger Day at Highland Wildlife Park

29 July 2022
WATCH: Endangered Amur tigers celebrate International Tiger Day at Highland Wildlife Park

WATCH: Endangered Amur tigers celebrate International Tiger Day at Highland Wildlife Park

29 July 2022

The RZSS has celebrated International Tiger Day with a colourful box of straw and perfume as exciting enrichment for their Amur tiger family


Jags loan Taylor and Loveland to bolster attacking options

28 July 2022
Jags loan Taylor and Loveland to bolster attacking options

Jags loan Taylor and Loveland to bolster attacking options

28 July 2022

The Jags have added two more loan players to their squad


NHS Highland announce weekend patient booking trial

28 July 2022
NHS Highland announce weekend patient booking trial

NHS Highland announce weekend patient booking trial

28 July 2022

The patient booking service at NHS Highland will be open on a Saturday for a period of six weeks.


More rangers on patrol in Cairngorms National Park thanks to £1.5m green recovery fund

25 July 2022
More rangers on patrol in Cairngorms National Park thanks to £1.5m green recovery fund

More rangers on patrol in Cairngorms National Park thanks to £1.5m green recovery fund

25 July 2022

Hopes funding will support better visitor management and help safeguard the environment


Controlled burning vital in fight against wildfires, say land managers

22 July 2022
Controlled burning vital in fight against wildfires, say land managers

Controlled burning vital in fight against wildfires, say land managers

22 July 2022

Wildfires wreaked havoc for fire crews in both rural and urban areas during heatwave


Jags secure midfielder Brew on loan from Fort William

22 July 2022
Jags secure midfielder Brew on loan from Fort William

Jags secure midfielder Brew on loan from Fort William

22 July 2022

Thistle have added two more players to their squad


Cairngorms forest expansion project nets share of £5m fund

22 July 2022
Cairngorms forest expansion project nets share of £5m fund

Cairngorms forest expansion project nets share of £5m fund

22 July 2022

Over forty projects have been awarded a share of £5 million from the annual Nature Restoration Fund.


Jags seal Kerr signing ahead of season opener

21 July 2022
Jags seal Kerr signing ahead of season opener

Jags seal Kerr signing ahead of season opener

21 July 2022

The forward man joins the club on a one year deal.


Public urged to take part in census coverage survey

19 July 2022
Public urged to take part in census coverage survey

Public urged to take part in census coverage survey

19 July 2022

Teams from the National Records of Scotland are continuing to visit households in the Highlands.


New youth leadership award for the Highlands focuses on environment

18 July 2022
New youth leadership award for the Highlands focuses on environment

New youth leadership award for the Highlands focuses on environment

18 July 2022

High Life Highland is launching a new youth leadership award


Association announces shinty matches selected for TV coverage

18 July 2022
Association announces shinty matches selected for TV coverage

Association announces shinty matches selected for TV coverage

18 July 2022

The Camanachd Association are delighted to confirm that agreement has been reached with MG ALBA


Nature agency launch new task force to tackle avian flu crisis

18 July 2022
Nature agency launch new task force to tackle avian flu crisis

Nature agency launch new task force to tackle avian flu crisis

18 July 2022

Scotland's nature agency, NatureScot, will lead the new group


Stargazers prepare for closest supermoon of the year – tonight!

13 July 2022
Stargazers prepare for closest supermoon of the year – tonight!

Stargazers prepare for closest supermoon of the year – tonight!

13 July 2022

Budding astronomers are encouraged to keep an eye open for the highly anticipated Buck Supermoon taking place tonight.


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