It might be called the common skate - but it is actually more at risk of extinction than the giant panda.
Two villages in the very north of Scotland have been shaken after a car theft, and the smashing of a window in another car.
Police in Fort William are appealing for information in connection with the theft of a Poppy Scotland collecting tin from the Co-op supermarket in Kilmallie Road in Caol.
Nature enthusiasts have condemned the proposed slaughter of 750 deer in the Highlands, arguing that numbers should be controlled by loading guns with “contraceptive darts rather than bullets”.
The owner of a popular seafood eaterie was furious yesterday when a council placed a row of commercial bins in front of his restaurant windows.
A housing association is to write to its tenants about a rat problem in an Oban street after a mother spoke of her shock to find traps dotted around the outside of her flat.
If there is one thing you can never guarantee in the Highlands, it’s the weather.
A heartbroken couple have won a legal battle against NHS Highland after their daughter died from a brain tumour two months following an all-clear.
South Uist ferry passengers endured a fruitless twelve voyage yesterday after a Cal Mac ship was unable to berth in bad weather.
Alness High Street was crowned the best high street in Scotland yesterday.
It is already the biggest schools piping cometition in the world - and this year’s is set to be even bigger, according to organisers.
Argyll and Bute is to be made a priority in a Strategic Transport Projects Review, which will set out Transport Scotland’s investment priorities for the future.
A firefighter from Argyll who donated his stem cells to a leukaemia patient has been named as a finalist at this year’s Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards (ANSAs).
A mother of a two-year-old child has spoken of her shock to find rat traps dotted around the outside of her flat - with no warning from the landlord.
In what seems like a very short time, Tornagrain has gone from being an idea on a developer’s plan to a very real and pretty new village
A little over two years ago, history was made when the first showhome at the new town of Tornagrain, on the eastern outskirts of Inverness, opened its doors to welcome in prospective buyers.
Police are on site of a two-vehicle crash outside Oban.
Increased investment in the Highlands is contributing to a strong housing market in the region – with demand growing for houses in the £500,000- £1 million bracket, according to the latest figures from an independent property consultancy.
Police in the Highlands and islands arrested 10 people in connection with drink or drug driving offences over the weekend.
Transport Minister Michael Matheson will attend a special meeting this week to address problems on a major Argyll trunk road, which was closed for nine days by a landslide last month.
A debate in the Scottish Parliament will set out the scope and time frame of an independent inquiry into an NHS Highland bullying scandal.
Two homeowners have accused cash-strapped Highland Council of wasting money after they received multiple council tax invoices informing them they owe absolutely nothing.
Users of Oban Bay are working to snatch control of the busy harbour from the grasp of a government body.
Plans to establish the UK’s first spaceport in the north of Scotland have been given initial backing by crofters on the proposed land.
Talks have taken place between the Oban business community and council representatives after a new parking regime threatened to chase away tourists.
Two people appeared in Fort William Sheriff Court yesterday afternoon accused of a string of firearms offences, including having sawn-off shot guns and semi automatic weapons.
A hotel boss has hit back in the row over public swimming in Aviemore.
Tough new rules are being brought in for salmon farms after a major study raised concerns about chemicals used to treat sea lice.
Parting is such sweet sorrow, especially when David and Mary Cameron are having to say goodbye to their much-loved 12-bedroom Edwardian home, writes Susan Welsh.
Engineers have drafted in a drone to fly cable across a Highland river, as part of their efforts to build a full-fibre broadband network.
An appeal for information has gone out after a pet cat had its back leg and tail ripped off by what is suspected to be a snare.
High occupancy rates and strong customer demand will see Premier Inn’s Inverness operation expanding over the next few months with the addition of 54 new bedrooms across its Millburn and Inshes Gate sites.
Scots think more should be done to protect the country’s most scenic landscapes.