Gothic clothing on the High Street

September 26, 2012 · Filed Under Business, Inverness, Moray, Nairn 

Alternative X began as a way to bring regular rock nights to the area (specifically Inverness and Elgin). However, the idea was always to connect it with a gothic clothing shop of some kind. I’ve now launched it: Gothic clothing from Alternative X I’m not ready to take the financial risk of an actual shop […]

Highland flood risk areas

August 7, 2011 · Filed Under Development, Inverness, Property 

Thanks to Cathy Stafford at the APT for highlighting a response from SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency): Flooding in Scotland: A Consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas and Local Plan Districts 3. Are there areas NOT identified as Potentially Vulnerable Areas following this assessment that you believe should be designated as at significant risk of flooding […]

SPP news websites get overhaul

May 6, 2011 · Filed Under Business, Inverness 

The Inverness Courier along with other SPP news websites have had an overhaul, making them look a lot more modern and user-friendly. No doubt the changes have come at a time when online publishing is still suffering from the recession, forcing changes across the industry. I suspect the revamp is part of the SPP Group’s […]

Cloned cows at Inverness?

August 4, 2010 · Filed Under Inverness 

The BBC reports on the surprise finding that cloned cows meat has entered the food chain in the UK – and that this is rumoured to have come from a farm near Inverness: Meat of cloned cow offspring in UK food chain, FSA says The FSA said it had “traced two bulls born in the […]

Inverness explodes!

July 30, 2010 · Filed Under Inverness 

Literally! Bomb disposal team end blast drama LIFE was getting back to normal today (Friday) for residents in the Merkinch area of the city after it was rocked by two explosions. Two people received minor injuries when a container of detonators exploded in a yard in Thornbush Road next to Blackbridge Furnishings. advertising The first […]

Smoke in the sky

July 8, 2010 · Filed Under Inverness, Nature 

Last night brown smoke was blowing in thick bands across Nairn. Giving the appearance of thin low cloud, according to the BBC news website, it originated from a 2 mile wide fire on moorland between Inverness and Daviot: Inverness moor blaze ‘under control’.

Milton of Leys – a warning for Sandown?

April 5, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Inverness, Nairn 

One of the more curious points that was raised during the recent Sandown inquiry is that retail development appeared to be suggested as an option but not fixed. In other words, even though they were shown in the plans that were initially rejected, it could be possible that instead of retail units, Deveron would simply […]

Wind Farms: the battle Lines are drawn

March 26, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Inverness, Nature, Politics 

The battle lines for the latest wind farms in the Highlands are being drawn, with an application for one south of Inverness recommended for approval, but councillors who object being forbidden to speak out. We also have a development on Dava Moor still in the planning stages, and the owners of nearby land certainly don’t […]

UHI to apply for university status

March 11, 2010 · Filed Under Inverness 

The BBC reports that the UHI is applying for university status again this June: UHI in fresh bid for university status The prospective University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) is to apply for full university status in June. The UHI Millennium Institute said it would make the application to the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). […]

Doctor Who comes to Inverness!

March 9, 2010 · Filed Under Inverness 

According to the Highland News, Doctor Who will be visiting Inverness as part of a BBC roadshow: New Dr Who’s big city date! THE eleventh Dr Who is embarking on his maiden voyage and Inverness is on the list of places he will visit. The Highland capital is the hometown of Karen Gillan, the doctor’s […]


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