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Highlands and Western Isles

‘Relentless, embarrassing & cruel’: Report highlights social isolation faced by young women in Highlands

It is 5:35pm on a warm spring evening in Inverness and, as a 16-year-old, I ...

By Anna MacQueen, The Scottish Beacon

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Under The Leaves bookstore, Forres

Book-mad couple end seven-year itch to open shop on Forres High Street

A local couple who met while studying English Literature have a started a new chapter ...

By Marc Hindley, Forres Local

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Community Food Larders in East and Central Sutherland

Community Larders offer the opportunity to charities and community groups to address food poverty while ...

By Silvia Muras, Kyle Chronicle

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Food bank use in West Dunbartonshire | Photo by Caroline Finn

Scotland communities rally to support increasing number of people requiring food assistance

The Trussell Trust charity recently revealed that they had distributed 128,490 emergency food parcels in ...

By The Scottish Beacon Reporters

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Black and white pic of the Ness FC league champions team, 1984

The Key to New Changing Facilities at Ness Football Club

The view from the fios office is panoramic and encompasses machair, the North Atlantic, and ...

By Netty Sopata, Fios

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The town of Forres

Forres given share of £1.5m fund for town centre regeneration

Forres is to get a share of £1,500,000 funding allocated for town centre regeneration and ...

By Marc Hindley, Forres Local

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Peat and circumstance: rethinking peat harvesting in the whisky industry

On the afternoon of Wednesday, 11 October, Beam Suntory and Ardtalla Estate made a joint ...

By Brian Palmer, The Ileach

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Islay: A Quantum magnetometer at Finlaggan

The device will continuously measure tiny changes in the Earth’s magnetic field, reporting this data ...

By Brian Palmer, The Ileach

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Islay: Community Climate Action Plan

In a recent report from Neil Gow published in the Ileach concerning the Carbon Neutral ...

By Brian Palmer, The Ileach

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Innovative local journalism collaborative, the Scottish Beacon, launched!

Eighteen independent local and hyperlocal news publications serving urban and rural communities across Scotland have ...
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Calmac Hebridean Isles Ferry

Ferry sick: Network-wide disruption on ferry services in Hebridean Isles

Recently, we reported that were the MV Hebridean Isles to complete repairs while the MV ...

By Ileach

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Adam Hannet at the stage addressing the public.

Green gassy Islay: Could hydrogen be the solution to the distilleries’ energy consumption?

The trail towards net-zero carbon emissions offers several possibilities. Still, for Islay, as one of ...

By Brian Palmer, Ileach

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