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HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS PRESS BALL AND MEDIA AWARDS BOOST LOCAL CHARITIES

08/02/2016

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL AND LUCID OCCASION AT HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS PRESS BALL AND MEDIA AWARDS Four charities are to benefit from the 2016 Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards, the only event that brings together colleagues from across a huge and dispersed region. Some 250 media representatives, politicians and heads of public and private […]

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CHILLI PIPERS HEAD 14 NEW ACTS CONFIRMED FOR HEBCELT 2016

04/02/2016

HEBCELT ANNOUNCES 14 NEW ACTS FOR 21ST FESTIVAL Bagrock phenomenon the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, acclaimed singer songwriter King Creosote and the re-formed Indie band Astrid have signed up to join the Hebridean Celtic Festival’s 21st birthday party. It will be the Chilli Pipers’ third visit to HebCelt in eight years, while King Creosote, aka […]

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PAUL WINS LIFETIME MERIT AWARD FOR JOURNALISM IN HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

21/01/2016

Paul Breen, the former editor of the award-winning Highland News Group, is to receive this year’s Barron Trophy, which recognises lifetime achievement in journalism in the Highlands and Islands. Paul, who has worked in regional and local newspapers in the North of Scotland for more than 40 years, will be presented with the award at the annual Highlands and Islands Press […]

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TWITTER IS DOWN … WHAT WILL WE DO?

19/01/2016

TWITTER IS DOWN. Twitter is down. Quick, send a medic! Not for the social media platform, but for its millions of account users across the globe who went into meltdown as service was interrupted. They. Couldn’t. Tweet. The thumb was redundant. In some cases, users even had to speak with people. According to a report […]

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HIGHLAND GOLF PARTNERS TEE UP ORLANDO VISIT

HIGHLAND GOLF LINKS READY TO PITCH TO MAJOR PGA EVENT The Highlands’ leading golf courses and hotels will be showcased next week to some of the industry’s biggest hitters at the start of a bumper year for the sport in the region. A delegation from the partner group Highland Golf Links (HGL) will have a […]

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400 YEARS OF GOLF CELEBRATED AT ROYAL DORNOCH

07/01/2016

ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB DRIVES AHEAD WITH 400 YEAR CELEBRATIONS The internationally-renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club has teed up a year-long celebration to mark 400 years of the game being played in the town. Club Captain Jim Seatter literally started the ball rolling by driving off from the first tee using a special, hand-crafted hickory […]

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DO THEY MOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?

24/12/2015

WINTER WARMER AT CASTLE STUART GOLF LINKS A top Scots golf course had to put its festive par-tee on hold – after Spring like conditions left green staff working overtime. The designated drivers at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness have been behind their mowers cutting the greens in late December for the first time ever. […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

23/12/2015

AS WE SHUFFLE OUR PAPERS, FILE OUR REPORTS AND WARM THE MULLED WINE, WE CAN PAUSE BRIEFLY BEFORE OUR FESTIVE BREAK BEGINS. We can check our schedules one last time, ensure social media is plugged in, put on the out of office, go through our checklist, even see who has been naughty and nice. And […]

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HIGHLAND GOLF NEARS £1 MILLION OFF-PEAK VISITOR INCOME

18/12/2015

HIGHLAND GOLF VISITOR DRIVE PAYS OFF FOR LEADING COURSES AND HOTELS Leading golf courses and hotels in the Highlands are set to reach a £1 million milestone in off-peak visitor income. This year has seen a record number of golfing visitors taking advantage of Play and Stay packages offered by the partnership group Highland Golf […]

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HEBCELT 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTY TO STAR JULIE FOWLIS

11/12/2015

HEBCELT STAGE READY TO WELCOME JULIE FOWLIS AND HAYSEED DIXIE Internationally-acclaimed singer Julie Fowlis will return to her native Hebrides to star at the islands’ biggest music festival in its ‘coming of age’ year. The North Uist performer, who has graced stages around the globe, from village halls in the Highlands to theatres in Paris […]

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