He should have been celebrating a milestone in life in his home town of Thurso.
A plane carrying weapons-grade nuclear waste to the US left the Highlands the day after the UK’s terror threat level was raised to “critical.”
Anti-nuclear campaigners will meet in Moray to press for alternatives to transporting radioactive waste through the region.
The Scottish Government has raised safety concerns over the £1.6billion clean-up of the Dounreay nuclear complex in Caithness.
A remote north peninsula has rocketed into the lead as spaceport plans take off.
A hugely-popular tourist driving route faces disruption while a stretch is used to transport nuclear waste.
A north MSP has called for a "tangible" legacy to be left in Caithness from the decommissioning work being carried out at Dounreay.
The first of 180 massive radioactive blocks of concrete have been removed from a Scottish nuclear "swimming pool."
UK nuclear records from 17 sites dating back to the 1940s will be on public show for the first time today at a new archive in Caithness.
The prospect of a strike at Dounreay has increased after the latest pay talks between unions and management at the nuclear site broke down.
More than 90 jobs are expected to be created at Wick Harbour as part of the £10million spin-off from major offshore renewable energy contracts in the coming months.
The scale of the operation involved in transporting hundreds of staff working to decommission Dounreay has been laid out by the nuclear facility.
The Scottish Government has said it will "seek assurances" about the safety of flying highly-enriched uranium out of a Highland airport.
Ministers are expected to outline their views on the controversial transportation of radioactive material from a Highlands airport today.
Windfarm plans blown off course after world heritage vision for Flow Country not included in planning report
Two wind projects planned for the Highlands were blown off course yesterday by councillors.
Workers at Dounreay are to begin balloting for industrial action amid an ongoing pay dispute.
Work on cutting up part of the nuclear reactor infrastructure at Dounreay in Caithness got under way yesterday as strike action threatened to disrupt decommissioning of the site.
A coalition of unions has warned of industrial unrest at Dounreay amid a dispute over pay.
Twenty workers at a Scottish nuclear site have been made redundant.
There are fears a former police station in Inverness is a target for terrorists - because it is now the nerve centre for a hush-hush nuclear waste programme.
Anti nuclear campaigners claim an inadequate runway at Wick Airport is justification for halting airborne nuclear cargoes between Dounreay and the US.
Road around Wick Airport will be regularly shut over the next 18 months so nuclear waste can be taken be flown to the US.
The company responsible for decommissioning the former nuclear plant at Dounreay is looking for a contractor to take on an important aspect of the £1.6billion clean-up operation.
Developers have resubmitted a planning application for a 24-turbine Caithness windfarm that was rejected by a Scottish Government reporter after a public inquiry.
Highland MP Paul Monaghan has referred the UK Government's plan to transport nuclear waste from Dounreay to the United States to the European Commission.
More nuclear tests are set to be carried out for contamination on beaches in the Far North.
Staff at the Dounreay Fast Reactor in Caithness have achieved a remarkable milestone - 13 years without a lost time accident, or 4,748 days of safe working.
A campaign group has raised new concerns about the movement of waste materials from Dounreay by rail after major flooding in Cumbria.
The first consignment of "exotic" plutonium nuclear material has been transported from Dounreay in Caithness more than 400 miles away to England.
Work has started at the site of a new home for the north's nuclear archives.
The control room of a nuclear power plant has been dismantled and will be rebuilt in two national museums.