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Highlands & Islands
Although Halloween is now widely viewed as an American celebration, many of the traditions associated with the day can be traced back to a historic Celtic festival.
It is already known as the whisky island.
New research conducted by the Kennel Club has found that the number of missing dogs doubled during the fireworks season while eight in 10 owners notice a significant change in canine behaviour.
A man has been airlifted to a hospital following a medical evacuation from a fishing vessel near the Shetland Islands.
‘A double edged sword’: TV spotlight can help Mull economy but visitors warned about disturbing wildlife
Wildlife watchers are being urged to act responsibly ahead of an expected boom in visitors to Mull which is enjoying the TV spotlight.