Barbel's our cover star
Barbel Dister, the force behind Cromarty Pottery, is the cover girl in the Winter edition of Black Isle Chatterbox, but we were spoiled for choice.
We could have featured Shona Haile, who's preparing for her last day in charge of Fortrose Post Office; or Ingrid Rochford, all set to open Ingrid's House in Cromarty; or Janet Grey, owner of the Black Isle's newest eating place, the Fortrose Cafe. Read all about them in the latest edition.
You'll also find out about Paige's Purple Walk, Lorne's Mod medal and the photographer determined to record every square kilometre of the Black Isle.
Looking back, we tell the tale of the lady who helped build Fortrose Cathedral and the Avoch piper who helped found a Yorkshire band before his death in World War I.
All that, plus news and photos from all around the Black Isle and the winning story in our writing competition – all for £1.30. Don't miss your copy!
Russell Turner, Editor