They suffered lightning strikes, camera outages and pine marten attacks during the last nesting season.
Residents of one of Britain’s most remote inhabited islands have stepped up efforts to move towards a cleaner energy system.
A 12-year-old girl from Shetland has qualified for the prestigious Horse of the Year show.
Tools made of antlers dating back 6,000 years, 400 Lovat country maps and mysterious “cup marks” on boulders are just some of the discoveries featured in a new archaeology book.
Hopes of the UK's first polar bear cub in nearly 25 years have been dashed.
Every mother will know how uncomfortable the final days of pregnancy can be - with all that extra weight.
A 34-year-old man who carried out a sex act on himself in the presence of a sleeping child has been remanded in custody.
A 55-year-old married man downloaded thousands of indecent pictures and videos of children as young as five over a six-year period.
Highland footballer Richard Finnis jailed for nine years for ‘brutal and cowardly’ attack on his ex-partner
A Highland League footballer who tried to kill his ex-lover in a "brutal and cowardly" attack has been jailed for more than nine years.
The search is on for a missing family pet in caves in Sutherland where the remains of the only known polar bear in Britain were found.
An Inverness chef who damaged a neighbour's car with a sledgehammer in a drunken rage was jailed for 12 months yesterday.
A joiner avoided a prison sentence after admitting seriously injuring a workmate as he drove along a dual carriageway the wrong way.
They say a leopard does not change its spots - but it seems a polar bear can change its colour.
A 27-year-old Inverness man who was seen brandishing a butter knife inside a city-centre restaurant was ordered to remain under social work supervision for three years.
A major terror alert was sparked when a former soldier and Muslim convert referred to killing “unbelievers” in a text message.
A dog that sparked a major search operation after disappearing near caves where the remains of the only known wild polar bear in Britain were found has been found dead.
A man flooded his own flat to make it uninhabitable because he wanted a move to a better property.
An Inverness woman was accused at Portree Sheriff Court yesterday with being almost five times the drink-drive limit when found by police on New Year's day in her car parked in a Skye lay-by.
A top official at one of Scotland’s biggest agriculture events has been fined £750 and given a two-year non-harassment order after being convicted of stalking his estranged wife.
Eleventh hour reprieves have been secured for two school nurseries in the far north which were earmarked for the chop.
A young Skye fisherman out celebrating his girlfriend's birthday ended up in jail for the night, Portree Sheriff Court heard yesterday.
A Highland League footballer carried out a horrific murder bid on his ex-lover after refusing to accept their break-up.
A Highland Council youth worker has been accused of illegally accessing information on a registered sex offender.
A woman with Western Isles connections has left over a third of a million pounds in her will to Leverburgh lifeboat.
The owners of the Michaelswood memorial garden in Aith, in Shetland, which had its donations box raided in March are now looking to install CCTV on the site.
A 23-year-old man was yesterday jailed for six months for being found with a pepper spray when police searched him.
A builder who submitted false tenders to get a £21,500 council grant escaped serious punishment in court yesterday due to it being "a highly unusual case".
A 57-year-old boat deckhand with previous convictions for violence narrowly escaped jail yesterday for beating up a 'defenceless' 17-year-old girl.
A north lifeboat station is celebrating its 25th anniversary - by reaching its 700th call-out.
A north scientist has plugged into virtual reality to help make a daunting hospital procedure less of an ordeal for children - and hit on an award-winning solution.
A respected school teacher whose car mounted the kerb was found to be over six times the alcohol limit when breath-tested more than 12 hours after his last drink.
The death of an island crofter who became trapped in a piece of farming machinery is to be probed by a sheriff.