Disappointment has been voiced that a freight ship will once again be used while Orkney ferry HM Hamnavoe is being refitted.
The Highland economy could be dealt a devastating blow with the loss of its lucrative cruise line business as a result of any tourist tax.
A small fishing vessel was rescued this morning after running aground off the Caithness coast.
A civil servant who claimed to be the victim of cruel office pranks has been accused of gross misconduct.
Scrabster Harbour Authority is upbeat about the progress it has made in attracting cruise traffic to the port despite the latest season ending on a low at the weekend.
The chief engineer on a fishing boat has described the aftermath of an alleged knife attack on the vessel while it was berthed in Scrabster.
A jury yesterday heard conflicting claims about a violent fracas in the wheelhouse of a fishing boat berthed at Scrabster harbour.
Politicians and development chiefs yesterday welcomed the green light for the £17 million redevelopment of the St Ola pier in Scrabster.
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A fishing vessel was escorted back to safety tonight after running out of fuel on the north coast.
A new multi-million funding pledge to upgrade a Highland harbour near the Dounreay nuclear site could bring a profits windfall to the area.
A man has died in Thurso after a fire took hold in his upstairs flat in the town centre yesterday.
A litany of failings contributed to a Far North fishing tragedy where a young deckhand was dragged to his death.
A pier at a Highland harbour was cordoned off yesterday after a crewman was stabbed aboard a fishing boat in the early hours.
A woman who claimed she was taped to a chair and threatened during a decade-long campaign of harassment while working at a government agency has failed to secure damages after taking her employer to tribunal.
A woman who claims she endured 10 years of bullying at a government agency says she has been moved by global messages of support since taking her employers to tribunal.
A woman has told an employment tribunal how she contacted a Swiss suicide clinic following an alleged campaign of abuse from her male colleagues at a government agency.
Police were yesterday probing the death of a 56-year-old woman whose body was recovered from the sea off Scrabster.
The start of the new cruise ship season at Scrabster coincides with plans to step up the port’s involvement in the sector.
Scotland’s newest ice plant was officially opened by Rural Economy and Connectivity Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing yesterday.
Two of the north's most popular harbours have netted hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding to create more berthing space.
A fisherman last night revealed he thought he was going to "lose everything" after his trawler lost power and started drifting towards rocks off the Moray shore.
A senior Highland councillor has insisted that terminating a town twinning arrangement with the Faroes because of its whaling activity will not jeopardise vital business at Scrabster Harbour.
Scrabster harbour said yesterday it is reaping the benefits of years of investment and increased demand from the energy sector after recording record revenues.
A quad biker had to be airlifted to hospital after he was involved in an accident in the Caithness area.
Caithness is an area that has plenty to offer residents new and old Anyone who is under the impression that, the further north you go, the less likely it is that anything exciting is happening, clearly hasn’t been to Caithness of late.
Fire crews are fighting a fire at an industrial shed in Caithness.
The skipper and engineer of a stricken fishing boat "scrambled" to safety just before it sank in a north harbour, according to a report published today.
A ship carrying a cargo of radioactive waste is drifting in the Moray Firth after losing engine power.
A persistent bail breaker was remanded in custody yesterday after the sheriff told him he could no longer trust him to comply with yet another court order.