The Northern Scot
John Davidson at Glencalvie after finishing the duathlon in five hours.
Runaway Highland cattle, ankle-deep mud and low-flying helicopters made the Glencalvie Challenge one to remember as a first-time entrant.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Call of the Clan - By Mark S. Weiner
What do the European sovereign debt crisis, the difficulty of building a liberal democracy in Afghanistan, and a Mexican drug cartel have in common? To begin with, all three are the predictable result of weak government institutions.
The Northern Scot
Clive Malcouronne (left) filming 'Celtic Jane'.
FILMMAKER Clive Malcouronne is to give advice on how to follow in his footsteps - and raise funds for his latest project at the same time - by hosting a weekend movie workshop.
Citation snag risks delaying trial of Craig Whyte's housekeepers
THE theft trial of the housekeepers of disgraced former Rangers owner Craig Whyte may be delayed because the prosecution cannot serve a witness citation on the elusive millionaire businessman.
Tue May 14, 2013
European Waterways Themed Cruises Give Travelers More Of What They Love Most
A luxury hotel barge cruise vacation is always a great experience, but one that revolves around a particular hobby or passion can be especially memorable.
Motor Boating Magazine
Does Your Insurance Cover Nessie?
Jacobite Cruises, which takes more than 100,000 tourists into the Scottish Highlands to visit Loch Ness each year, has bought a $1.5 million insurance policy against monster collisions for its entire fleet.
This is Bath
Walkers warned after cows trample man to death in Turleigh
A man has died and his brother is in a serious condition in hospital after they were trampled by cows in a field near Winsley.
The future of air travel doesn't need pilots
The first, almost entirely remote controlled passenger flight was successfully completed last month, proving that the idea of a drone plane has more potential uses than just blowing things up.
Mon May 13, 2013
Haunted castle: The ruin with a colourful past
In 1303, King Edward I of England was in Scotland with his army. The monarch's expedition to conquer the Scots is believed to have brought him to a Highland castle which 710 years later has its own fan club and a chilling ghost story.
US News & World Report
Britain Tests Pilotless Passenger Plane
Completely pilotless planes are getting closer to becoming a reality. In April, a private passenger plane was tested in public British airspace, flying approximately 500 miles from Warton, a town in the northern part of England, to Inverness, Scotland.
Four Scots hospitals closed due to vomiting cases
A TOTAL of four hospitals in the north of Scotland are now shut to new admissions due to cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.
Sun May 12, 2013
Gaelic spending backed, survey finds
A survey of attitudes to Gaelic suggests most of its respondents support government spending of at least A 24m a year on the language.
48 hours in the Scottish Highlands
Often voted the world's greatest train journey, the voyage from Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig in the Scottish highlands defies superlatives thanks to its stunning views and wild landscapes.
The Northern Scot
Reno makes heroic exit
For his Highland recital swan song, Reno and his wife, soprano Gail, will be performing arias from the Baroque operas of the 18th century inspired by Roman history and chivalric legend.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Royal Caledonian Ball keeps it reel in London
Once a year the Grosvenor Hotel in London is turned into a floor-shaking bacchanal when the tartan aristocracy take the floor for the Royal Caledonian Ball 'WELCOME," says Lord Biddulph with a waggle of his estimable eyebrows, "to the best ball in Scotland! Um, in London!" Lord Biddulph, known to his chums as Nick, is 54, loose-limbed, ... (more)
A Gurn from Nurn
Things to watch for at the Planning, Environment and Development...
According to the APT Secretary we should be aware of the following items on the agenda for the meeting in Inverness next Wednesday .
The Daily Record
Lib Dems select former adviser to Scottish Secretary to stand in Aberdeen Donside by-election
A FORMER adviser to the Scottish Secretary is to stand for the Liberal Democrats in the Aberdeen Donside by-election. Christine Jardine will contest the seat made vacant by the death last month of SNP MSP Brian Adam, who had cancer.
'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' to be honoured with German Film Award for Peace
New Delhi, May 11: Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair will be felicitated with the prestigious German Film Award for Peace - The Bridge 2013 for her upcoming film 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. The Prime Minister of Bavaria, the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund and the Umbrella Organization of the German Film Industry will also attend the ... (more)
Buying your own island tends to be a rich person's hobby. Which is a shame | Ian Jack
The Scottish island of Tanera Mor could be yours for A 2.5m. Better it continues as a tourist business than as a rich person's hobby though, surely? All this could be yours a Tanera Mor, off the north-west coast of Scotland, which is for sale for A 2.5m. Photograph: Ckd Galbraith Estate Agents/PA If selling an island, always advertise it for sale ... (more)
Fri May 10, 2013
Press and Journal News
Joint funeral for mum and daughter killed in crash
A mother and daughter killed in a horrific car crash near Beauly will be laid to rest in a joint funeral service next week.