Crofters Cafe now open for the summer
Crofters Cafe will be re-opening for the season from this Wednesday 13th March! We look forward to seeing you all! We are still looking for a kitchen assistant so if your hiding out there somewhere, make yourself known!!
Tourists fuel an expansion of Highland pubs
Pubs in the Highlands appeared to be bucking a UK-wide trend of pub and bar closures.
Since 2008, almost a quarter of pubs in the UK have shut according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis.
But the study shows that in the Highlands there are 14% more pubs ...
Famous orca photographed off Chanonry Point
An orca has caused a stir appearing off a well-known dolphin spotting location on the Moray Firth.
The bull known to conservationists as John Coe can be identified by a notch on his dorsal fin and a missing chunk on his fluke, or tail fin.
He was photographed off Chanonry P...
Moray Firth Ship to Ship Oil Transfers abandoned
A port authority has abandoned a controversial plan for ship-to-ship transfers of oil in the Moray Firth.
Invergordon's Port of Cromarty Firth has now announced that it was no longer pursuing a licence for the operations.
Environmental campaigners who opposed the propos...
Mum's family struggles inspire new book
A BLACK Isle woman’s experiences struggling to raise a disabled daughter and finding out more about the mother she lost at the age of two have inspired a book launched this weekend.
In Roots, Routes and Wings, Maggie Wynton recounts her fight to ensure her trailblazing d...
Minister looks forward to church demolition
A BLACK Isle church is set for the wrecking ball — and its minister can’t wait.
That’s because the congregation of Fortrose Free Church plans to erect a state of the art £750,000 building on the current Church Street site.
The church has served...
Councillor blasts GP 'shambles'
MEDICAL cover in Cromarty is going from bad to worse, according to a local councillor furious about a block on urgent appointments available at the GP surgery.
Black Isle ward member Craig Fraser says that patients of the Cromarty Medical Practice will have to travel miles to ...
Kids' big chance at Black Isle Show
YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to get involved in the north’s biggest farming event by taking part in its famous open flower show.
There are six ways they can get involved in the contest at the Black Isle Show, which this year takes place on August 2 and 3.
Transplant hope mum welcomes donation 'opt-out' proposal
A BLACK Isle mother struck down by kidney disease has welcomed the prospect of new legislation which could improve her chances of getting a transplant.
Mairi Macleod’s busy life came to a standstill when she was diagnosed four years ago, and now has to spend up to 10 hou...
Black Isle school helps bridge generation gap
A BLACK Isle school is the first in Ross-shire to be recognised as being dementia-friendly after its students developed bonds with older people in the community.
Fortrose Academy was celebrated for its involvement with Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Friendly Communities p...