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First bands named for RockNess 2012

First bands named for RockNess 2012

The first big names for this year’s Rockness Festival have just been announced. Confirmed to play on the shores of Loch Ness this summer are Mumford…


Aviemore businesses "praying for snow"

Aviemore businesses "praying for snow"

CairnGorm Mountain bosses are keeping "everything crossed" for more snow after a sluggish start to the season. The forecast is for the weather to get…


Search called off for missing Cairngorms climber

Search called off for missing Cairngorms climber

Police have said that the search for missing North Yorkshire man Grant Cunliffe has been stood down. A third day of searches has failed to find any…


Aviemore husky rally is a howling success again

Aviemore husky rally is a howling success again

Around 2,000 spectators descended on Glenmore Forest Park to enjoy the latest Arden Grange Aviemore Sled Dog Rally. Mushers from throughout the UK…


Strath public warned about police imposter scam

Strath public warned about police imposter scam

Police are urging the public to be vigilant following reports of an alleged advertising scam. Over the past few days Northern Constabulary have had…


Another delay for new £15M Tesco store in Aviemore

Another delay for new £15M Tesco store in Aviemore

Plans for a new £15 million-plus Tesco store in Aviemore, expected to create 150 jobs, have been hit by further delay. The retail giant has contacted…


Woman injured after being hit by car in Aviemore

Woman injured after being hit by car in Aviemore

A woman had to be treated in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness after being hit by a car in Aviemore yesterday afternoon. The woman, who has not been…


Deal struck to end ambulance rest break controversy

Deal struck to end ambulance rest break controversy

A radical change to working hours will ensure ambulance staff respond to emergency calls while on a break. The deal has finally be struck to resolve…


This children’s group deserves much better

This children’s group deserves much better

THE fantastic job carried out by the Aviemore Community Children’s Group can not be under-estimated by anyone – including Highland Council. For many…


Act like a statesman, Mr Salmond, you can borrow my badge if you like!

Act like a statesman, Mr Salmond, you can borrow my badge if you like!

WHEN the football pundits on Sky Sports joked about the former Celtic player Charlie Nicholas being late for the programme because he had been held up…


There’s a bit of witter in me yet

There’s a bit of witter in me yet

THOUGH some people believe it happened in 1996, it was actually this week that I finally ran out of things to say in this column. A busted flush, I…


Generous Lawrie keeps Stewart’s career on course with a cash boost

Generous Lawrie keeps Stewart’s career on course with a cash boost

TOP GOLFER Paul Lawrie’s good deed for this week is to invest a four-figure sum in the future of Grantown’s EuroPro Tour player Duncan Stewart. The…


New assistant at Seafield Park

New assistant at Seafield Park

JAGS BOSS Brian Ritchie has promoted coach Brian Grant to the role of assistant manager at the club following Rab Mulheron’s departure. Ritchie said:…


Thistle keen to scale the pyramid

Thistle keen to scale the pyramid

A PYRAMID system for Scottish football has never been closer, and Strathspey Thistle are set to begin work at Seafield Park to put them in a position…


Funds for Kingussie High School extension get go-ahead

Funds for Kingussie High School extension get go-ahead

Highland councillors have approved an additional £550,000 for the upgrading of Kingussie High School in a bid to ease the problem of classroom overcrowding. The…


Parking meters appear overnight at Cairngorm beauty spot

Parking meters appear overnight at Cairngorm beauty spot

Free parking in Glenmore has been ended by Forestry Commission Scotland, sparking concerns about the impact on tourism and congestion on one of the busiest…


Highland Council objects to Kincraig wind farm plan

Highland Council objects to Kincraig wind farm plan

Members of Highland Council’s South Planning Application Committee have turned down an application for a 31 turbine wind farm near Kincraig. The development…


Babies to be used in Highland schools to help stop bullying

Babies to be used in Highland schools to help stop bullying

Babies are to be employed as ‘tiny teachers’ in classrooms throughout the Highlands to make schools a safer place. The move is part of a pioneering…


White witch party bottle attack man jailed

White witch party bottle attack man jailed

A man convicted of a bottle attack at a midsummer party for white witches at a guest house in Inverness has been jailed for two years at Inverness Sheriff…


Woman made false sexual assault claims after being spurned

Woman made false sexual assault claims after being spurned

A woman who made false claims that a man indecently assaulted her and forced her to smoke heroin was ordered to carry out 210 hours of community service…


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