NHS Highland was last night accused of attempting to scrap up to 10 beds at an island hospital and send patients into private care - or to another hospital 26 miles away.
NHS Highland has advertised four top doctor posts - each worth around £100,000-a-year – for the Belford Hospital in Fort William.
A private plane skidded off the gravel runway on a remote Scottish island after its commercial pilot became “over-relaxed” and failed to notice he was landing too fast, investigators have ruled.
A spate of whale and dolphin deaths along Scotland’s west coast is being linked to the hunt for a Russian submarine.
Winners of top prizes at Cannes and a contender for next year’s Oscars sit alongside short films from Lewis and many others in this year’s Hebrides International Film Festival.
A former fisherman has swapped his boat for a benchpress - overcoming depression in a bid to become the World’s Strongest Man.
St Magnus Cathedral, one of Orkney’s best-known landmarks, is set to become the canvas for a short film as part of events to mark the Armistice of the Great War.
Campaigners seeking to save a remote Hebridean castle - loved by Prince Charles- are seeking a wealthy private backer.
Singers, speakers and musicians in Gaeldom will be cramming words and music for The Royal National Mòd in Dunoon that begins one month today.
New job hopes have been voiced for a key mothballed fabrication yard in the Outer Hebrides.
Police are looking to trace a driver who failed to stop after being followed through Lerwick by officers with blue lights on.
A Glasgow based renewable heating systems salesman who is on trial for 62 offences of dishonestly obtaining over £30,000 worth of deposits from elderly customers is now only facing a total of 28 charges.
A thousand young people will take to the stage to sing an inspirational Gaelic song during a celebration of young musicians at a unique event in Inverness.
Facing “horrendous midgies” and overcoming leg cramps, staff from Stornoway Airport completed a 90-mile “lighthouse2lighthouse” challenge in less than 10 hours.
Mystery surrounds the "largest number" of recorded deep sea whale strandings around the west coast of Scotland and Ireland.
A prominent Highland journalist who worked with the Press and Journal and was also a highly successful football manager has died at the age of 86.
Highland-based charity Mary’s Meals reached a milestone target of reaching in excess of 1.36 million of the world’s poorest children in 17 countries with life-changing daily meals.
More patients in the Outer Hebrides are being given consultations by video link to cut down on trips to the mainland.
The last sea-going coal-fired steam puffer made a call to the Highlands this weekend.
The Highlands have topped a British league of having the most road miles without mobile phone coverage.
There were celebrations when the final pieces of the jigsaw were put in place for Rothiemurchus and Aviemore Tennis Club’s ambitious “Courts4All” Project - which will see all season playing.
Labour’s David Stewart and Rhoda Grant are supporting constituents who want to see Wick air routes ring-fenced and protected for the future.
The parents of a 24-year-old man found dead in a harbour 21 years ago are “devastated” by a delay in a probe to discover why police failed to act on an instruction to treat the death as murder.
A 27-year-old Inverness man who stole food, drink, a key and a laptop from a visitor attraction café was yesterday ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.
Motorists and commuters are to be hit with a double whammy of traffic chaos in Inverness as two major routes are to be closed for roadworks.
A Nairn teenager who brandished a piece of wood at a man he thought was climbing in to his garden with a similar weapon had his sentence further deferred yesterday.
A pensioner yesterday admitted raping and sexually abusing a woman with learning difficulties at a home in Inverness-shire.
A marine scientist has become the first person to be awarded a University of the Highlands and Islands’ Master of Science by Research Degree.
A man who caused £50,000 worth of damage after setting fire to a Red Cross emergency vehicle escaped a jail sentence yesterday.
A man accused of scaling 200 feet up a Highland TV mast and holding police at bay for around 12 hours appeared in court with his arm in a sling yesterday.
CalMac and the Scottish Government were under fire again last night after further ferry disruption - with urder action demanded over the “shambles of island ferry services”.
Summer has ended with a perfect swarm - an unusual third hatch of midges.