Scottish Natural Heritage said the bird could be scared off, but councillors have agreed to wait until the pigeon eventually gives up the nest. The tree will stay in place with the lights switched off and a sign will be erected to explain why.
Author Joseph Boyden was raised in Toronto and he described his background as mostly Celtic - his dad, Raymond was Irish and his mom, Blanche, Scottish and Anishinaabe. The first time I heard author Joseph Boyden speak was last June when he gave the keynote address at a health-care conference in a Richmond Hill hotel.
The family of a climber who died falling during a climb on one of the UK's highest mountains have told of their heartbreak at his death. Mark Bowling, 52, from Lancashire, fell while descending from the summit of the 1.234m Aonach Beag near Fort William on 5 January .
The walker was seriously injured on his descent from the 1,234m summit of Aonach Beag, near Fort William in the Highlands, on Thursday afternoon. He was with another man who managed to contact emergency services and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team raced to the scene.
An SNP MP has proposed a compromise deal aimed at ending the bitter row over controversial changes to Highlands and Islands Enterprise. But Ian Blackford, the member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, has denied his attempt to broker a deal is tantamount to admitting the original SNP plans were wrong.
It was a shock when Gladys Johnston discovered her birth mother had gone on to have a second daughter - and given her the same name. But now Gladys feels it was because her mum wanted to keep her memory alive and be able to say her name every day - after being forced to give her up for adoption in the 1930s.
Arran, Inverness, the Highlands , Fort William & Glencoe and the Isle of Skye have come out tops for self-catering holidays and mini-breaks. Cottages & Castles, Scotland's pre-eminent holiday lettings company, said today that staycations are as popular as ever and attract a wide range of holidaymakers, from families to young couples and large groups of friends.
This year, 2016, marked the 45th anniversary of the conclusion of the 1971 Liberation War which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh out of what was then East Pakistan. This year, Kolkata played host to a 72-member delegation from Bangladesh led by that country's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
Glasgow-based firm Fabulously Scottish Hotels and restaurant chain Di-Maggios has taken over the building in Fort William in Lochaber. "The area has had a bit of a habit of leaving buildings idle and sites in disrepair so this is definitely a step in the right direction."