Hannah Graham and Lauren Galloway tackled The West Highland Way to honour Brooke Jardine A charity trek by two friends in memory of a Dumfries teenager has raised £2,000 for the children’s ward at Dumfries Infirmary. Hannah Graham and Lauren Galloway tackled the 96.5 miles of The West Highland Way in five days to honour Dumfries Academy pupil Brooke Jardine, who died aged just 15 in October, 2019, after battling a brain tumour for more than eight years.
VICTORIA - The overdose death of a 17-year-old on her birthday has prompted a call for a systemic review of British Columbia’s supports for Indigenous children and youth in care. Jennifer Charlesworth, B.C.’s representative for children and youth, wants the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development to review the cultural and family resources it provides to promote belonging and identity to Indigenous children in care.
THE future of a unique specialist service in Newcastle-upon-Tyne run by the charity Children North East has been assured, thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery players. NEWPIP (Newcastle Parent Infant Partnership), which provides parent-infant psychotherapy and therapeutic help to parents to support the development of a sensitive bond, was launched five years ago with financial backing from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, but just last month, it almost had to close its doors after funding ran out.
Study reveals when the best times to book three of Scotland's top trending staycations spots for the best weather
Need a little staycation inspiration this month? Due to the continuing uncertainty over travelling abroad this year, a new study has revealed the best spots in the UK to book a staycation and when you should go to get the best weather. As part of their Sunny Staycations campaign, the broadband team at Uswitch have crunched the numbers to reveal the top staycation spots for the best weather during the summer months.
Orkney was crowned Scotland’s best island in a recent survey but the debate is far from over, according to Skye-born reporter Chris MacLennan. It is absolutely no contest because to me, Skye is everything. As a born and bred Sgitheanach – translated from Gaelic as a person from the Misty Isle – you can guarantee that I will back my homeland against anyone.
'I saved Willie McRae from a fire before he died – but police never spoke to me' A MAN has claimed he rescued independence campaigner Willie McRae from a serious fire only hours before his death. Former forklift truck driver Pat Gallagher has broken his silence for the first time about the blaze 37 years ago and of his confrontation with a male dressed in a boiler suit outside the burning flat.
Three new rangers are patrolling Skye this summer – but will they be enough to cope with the island's tourism pressures?
Three new rangers are patrolling Skye and Raasay this year – but they can’t be expected to wave a magic wand as hundreds of thousands of tourists descend on the islands. An explosion in motorhome and wild camping visitor numbers last summer caught island facilities on the hop.
Police Scotland officers in Ross-shire appeal to motorists to keep look out after VW Transporter stolen on Skye
RESIDENTS in Wester Ross and Lochalsh have been urged to keep their eyes open for a stolen VW Transporter campervan. Thieves stole the vehicle from the Portree area of Skye sometime during the early hours of Sunday, June 6. The VW Transporter is silver and has the registration SY70 XGE.
Winston Churchill's propaganda chief masqueraded as a schoolboy: 54-year-old friend of iconic PM set up summer school where he pretended to be 16 and had teenage 'prefects' to cane him
Conservative politician Brendan Bracken masqueraded as 16-year-old schoolboy Bracken created a 'summer school' on the island of Scalpay, near Skye, Scotland He claimed he suffered premature ageing, and was regularly caned by students Minstrel Heart, a memoir by David Campbell, 85, has revealed the bizarre con
The gardens of Armadale Castle: Clan Donald's crumbling, magnificent retreat tucked into a corner of the Isle of Skye
Caroline Donald visits the ancestral home of Clan Donald, Armadale Castle on the Isle of Skye, where the gardens are once again in safe hands and the historic trees will be given a boost with the planting of a new arboretum of endangered conifers. Photographs by Claire Takacs.
Claire Macdonald offers up a pair of wonderful summer soup recipe alternatives. I write this during the last week of May when, here in Skye anyway, the weather is more like March. Cold, windy, very rainy, and the food which appeals is wintry dishes such as shepherd’s pie – comfort food.
A traditional annual piping and clarsach competition will return this year after being cancelled due to the pandemic. Clan Donald Lands Trust’s traditional competition will be hosted live from the museum at Armadale Castle, Skye – although competitors will perform remotely. The Donald MacDonald Cuach for Piobaireachd takes place on June 11 and will be opened by a performance by local piper Archie Maclean in the castle gardens at 7pm.
Scottish Citylink announces summer timetable as revised Highlands and Islands services return to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels
Coach operator Scottish Citylink has confirmed major service enhancements across the Highlands and Islands this summer to help reconnect people across the region. The company's new summer timetable marks a return to pre-Covid-19 levels of service on the Scottish Citylink network. The enhanced services, which will launch on Monday, coincide with the reopening of many parts of the leisure and hospitality sector in Scotland with many people gearing up to enjoy staycations, trips away and reunions with friends and family.
Police pursued a car towards Ninfield that was found abandoned in The King Arms pib car park A police dog has helped officers arrest three suspected burglars in Bexhill. At around 2.45pm on Sunday (May 23) police were on patrol when their attention was drawn to a grey BMW 320.
Port Glasgow mum finds out she's autistic weeks after son's diagnosis A PORT Glasgow mum who found out she had autism in her 30s says she's determined not to let the condition change her life. Claire Potter, 35, was diagnosed shortly after she learned her son, Arran, was autistic.
The guest house and cafe are located on the Isle of Canna. Canna, which is situated in the Small Isles off Skye, is usually a tourist hot spot - something that the owner of the Tighard Guest House is anticipating this summer as we are all advised to holiday at home.
Three people were arrested in Bexhill after the pursuit of a stolen car. Police were on patrol in Bexhill when they saw a grey BMW 320 At around 2.45pm on Sunday, May 23. The vehicle was pursued in the direction of Ninfield and was found abandoned in the car park of The Kings Arms public house, police said.
Riot Games has confirmed some major nerfs for Valorant flashers Breach and Skye in the upcoming patches. Playing against Flashers in Valorant can be a nuisance. Agents like Breach and Skye are equipped with plenty of blindsiding abilities that can be a bit overpowered in ranked games. The developer has finally heard the woes and is looking to balance the Initiators.
A drop-in testing facility will be operating in Skye next week. The rapid testing centre is available for those with symptoms and will be set up at the Portree Bayfield car park. It will be in operation on May 31 from 11.30am-4.30pm and again on June 3 and June 4 from 9.30am-4.30pm.