A top Lyme disease expert has issued a warning to people venturing the outdoors to beware of ticks as the Highlands experiences one of the hottest summers in recent years.
Mobile phone entrepreneur John Caudwell has pledged his own money in a bid to spark a Government-funded programme into Lyme disease research.
Inverness is to become Scotland’s centre of excellence in researching Lyme Disease – a tick-borne condition which can lead to a variety of serious illnesses.
A young Black Isle woman who battled for three years to get a Lyme disease diagnosis is continuing her fight to raise awareness of the illness – and she plans to write a second book about it.
A campaign has been launched aimed at improving the way a potentially debilitating bacterial infection is combated in Scotland.
A mother has described how a debilitating condition she suspects to be Lyme disease has left her unable to perform basic tasks.
It is a disease that starts from an innocuous tick bite, but can have serious complications if not treated quickly.
Getting bitten by a tick is a bit like playing Russian roulette, but the odds of avoiding Lyme Disease are in our favour, according to a Highland GP.
A grant from the European Space Agency could help a group of Highland agencies battle a potentially debilitating disease caused by tick bites.