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...
Work begins on latest bridge revamp
OVERNIGHT improvements worth £300,000 have started on the A9 at the Cromarty Bridge.
The four-week project involves resurfacing almost the full length of the bridge with a coating designed to make the road smoother for motorists and more resilient to harsh conditions.
Black Isle councillors are SNP, LibDem and Independent
A CHARLESTON man has been voted in as a new councillor for the Black Isle ward of the Highland Council.
Gordon Adam’s fellow ward members will be the SNP’s Craig Fraser and Independent Jennifer Barclay, both sitting councillors.
Former councillors Isobel McCallu...
Probe into Black Isle raptor deaths at an end
A police investigation into the deaths of 12 red kites and four buzzards in the Black Isle in 2014 is now no longer active.
Police Scotland said this was because of a three-year time bar on the offences that were committed in the Conon Bridge area.
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Fightback after brain injury leads to medal
AN AVOCH teenager has become the first Highland scout to receive an exclusive medal in recognition of his courage in piecing his life back together after suffering a catastrophic brain haemorrhage.
Diarmuid Martin fwas struck by the devastating intracranial bleed in the middle...
'Best places to live' list features Cromarty
CROMARTY is one of two Ross-shire communities included in a list of the best places to live in Britain.
Cromarty and Gairloch both feature in the top spots in Scotland, according to a list published by The Sunday Times.
The Sunday broadsheet took account of a wide range of ...
Businesswoman in line for award
A BLACK Isle businesswoman who helped Belladrum forge a festival first with its own tartan is now in the running for a special award.
Culbokie-based Prickly Thistle, led by locally-based entrepreneur Clare Campbell, is a finalist for this year’s AccelerateHER Awards.
Fortrose care home – new plan on way
FORTROSE residents are expected to be consulted next month on a fresh plan for a redesigned care home on the same controversial site.
Parklands Group was determined not to walk away from the Ness Road plot in the Black Isle village after its £3.5 million project for a 40...
Community council hunts for new chairman
THE hunt is on for a new chairman to take over the running of Ferintosh Community Council.
The current chair, Bruce Morrison, is standing down at the AGM in May, after six years in the position.
Read more in the Ross-shire Journal
Madonna puts artist in the spotlight
A BLACK Isle artist whose passionate response to Donald Trump’s impending assumption of the US presidency won celebrity endorsement from pop star Madonna spoke of his delight at the unexpected turn of events.
Surrealist pop artist Michael Forbes’s portrayal of the ...