Fort William, Scotland Newswire

Fort William, Scotland Newswire

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  1. Highland Council town health check - Nairn looking mid-table?Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 12 | A Gurn from Nurn

    The Press and Journal reports: "A "health check" on the vibrancy of Highland towns and Inverness city centre has discovered stark contrasts in fortunes across the region. The top locations were found to be Fort William, given 44 marks out of 50, and Alness, with 41 points.


  2. Highland villagers raise their beers to the Seven MenRead the original story

    Friday Dec 7 |

    They were the band of West Highland "land-raiders" who decided to defy their Nazi-sympathising landlord in the wake of the Second World War. The group of war veterans famously staked out 65 acres of arable land each and 10,000 acres of sheep-grazing land on the Knoydart estate to protest against its stewardship by the English aristocrat Lord Brocket.


  3. Arts News: Glaswegian actor to lead War Horse tour, Joyce Cairns...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Sunday Herald

    SCOTT Miller, a Glaswegian actor who trained at the Scottish Youth Theatre and the London Academy of Music and Drama, is to play the central role of Albert in a new National Theatre tour of War Horse. The National Theatre has announced the 34 strong cast for the tour, which will come to the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow in January.


  4. And when Highland Council get parking meters into a town it seems...Read the original story

    Sunday Dec 2 | A Gurn from Nurn

    And when Highland Council get parking meters into a town it seems that they show no mercy - Fort William told they can't have two hours free parking for Christmas. A previous link on the Gurn demonstrates how Elgin have an initiative for free parking for Christmas.


  5. Peter Harrison: Boxing is my son Scott's life. I don't know why the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 22 | Sunday Herald

    Russell Jacques from Professional Boxing Council said: "When the opportunit EXAMPLES of the transformative power of sport walk into Peter Harrison's gym off the street every day. Kids who are being bullied at school can find self-confidence there; others who are finding themselves in trouble can discover a more positive outlet for their pent-up aggression.


  6. Highlands resort wants more skiers with disabilities on slopesRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 29 |

    Skiers with disabilities are to be offered state-of-art specialist rental equipment, including snowboards, and specialist instructors, at one of Scotland's most popular ski resorts. Nevis Range Mountain Experience in Lochaber, north of Fort William has teamed up with Disability Snowsport UK for the 2018-2019 winter season.


  7. Kiara Moore's heartbroken father tells how they want to use her tragic death to help othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | Daily Mail

    EXCLUSIVE: 'She was one of life's very special adventurers' - Heartbroken father of girl who drowned when car rolled into a river tells how they want to use her tragic death to help others Kiara Moore tragically drowned eight days before her third birthday when the car she was sitting in rolled into the river and sank Her inquest this week heard harrowing testimony from Kiara's mum Kim Rowlands and the police officer who recovered her body The heartbroken father of Kiara Moore, who died when a car she was in rolled into a river, paid tribute to his 'very special adventurer' today as her family set up a fund to help others who have lost a child.


  8. Parking Charges danger for Nairn - 'Rita Meter Maid' comments and...Read the original story

    Sunday Nov 25 | A Gurn from Nurn

    Parking Charges danger for Nairn - "Rita Meter Maid" comments and suggests looking at "The hard evidence already available from the real world" At the River Community Council meeting last Wednesday night Cllr Tom Heggie made reference to parking charges in other areas in Highland, he mentioned Lochaber, Fort Augustus, Aviemore, Inverness and Portree. Well one thing that comes to mind immediately is the level of tourists that visit these areas.


  9. Raise a glass to the golden era of train travel at Los Angeles' Union StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | USA Today

    Raise a glass to the golden era of train travel at Los Angeles' Union Station Imperial Western Beer Co. and The Streamliner are now open at Los Angeles' Union Station.


  10. It's time for Scots to turn down the heat a and step away from their microwaves...Read the original story

    Sunday Nov 18 |

    They are the time-saving gadgets which have divided opinion since they first came on the market in the 1960s. They are the time-saving gadgets which have divided opinion since they first came on the market in the 1960s.


  11. Finding your feet with a trio of walks across ScotlandRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2018 |

    Gary Sutherland vowed he would never become one of The Walkers - until he decided to tackle three of the country's long-distance trails in one giant challenge I had often seen them with their ten-storey backpacks, stumbling off the train and almost toppling over on the platform. The Walkers.


  12. Curling's best have come through cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | The Chronicle-Journal

    In 1960 the cities of Fort William and Port Arthur co-hosted the Macdonald Brier Tankard, the Canadian men's curling championship. A 5,000-pound replica curling rock was part of a float during a parade through the cities to mark the event.


  13. David Spaven: Let the train take the strain and upgrade rural linesRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2018 |

    Around 80 per cent of the freight traffic carried on Scotland's rail network travels over the West Coast Main Line corridor, linking key hubs in Central Scotland with major markets and import sources of in England, mainland Europe, and deep sea destinations via the largest English ports. But the 100 miles of the WCML within Scotland constitutes a small A fraction of our 1,760-mile rail A network, which extends to the West Highlands, Thurso in the north and Stranraer in the south west.


  14. Fully Loaded: Bog Trotting in the Scottish Highlands - Happily Ending up on Plan FRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2018 | Bike Magazine

    Despite our most romantic visions, not all bikepacking endeavors are blessed with blue skies, top-notch trails and vistas that rival any others. The reality is that on occasion, even your best-laid plans prove to be fraught with obstacles, sending you on unexpected detours or back the way you came day after day.


  15. Ahead by a centuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 |

    The daughter of a Canadian soldier and an English woman, Peggy Paradis was born six days before the end of the First World War. "My life was full and exciting.


  16. Metals tycoon Gupta snaps up more sitesRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2018 |

    Metals tycoon Sanjeev Gupta, whose GFG Alliance group owns significant interests in Scotland, has struck a deal to buy three European steel mills in his latest expansion move on the continent. GFG's Liberty Steel arm has agreed to buy the Flemalle and Tilleur sites in Belgium and the Dudelange mill in Luxembourg.


  17. Highlands companies offered free Dragon's Den courses to boost their business prospectsRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2018 |

    What are the latest opportunities for life sciences businesses in the Highlands to find the support they need to grow? David Lee speaks to Dr Andrea McColl, Senior Development Manager - Life Sciences - for Highlands and Islands Enterprise , about the Pathfinder Accelerator programme, which nurtures growth in life sciences and technology businesses. The Highlands & Islands region has a strong profile of life sciences and technology businesses, which typically deliver high levels of innovation.


  18. The dogged spirit of the Highland League's Fort William FCRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2018 | BBC News

    Playing staff at a Scottish football club that has suffered defeats as heavy as 12-0 have told in a new film why they are determined to battle on. But in the film, one of the players says he believes going amateur would bring an end to football in the town.


  19. Dastaan Goi - a lost tradition revived in LahoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2018 | Daily Times

    Once upon a time Mughal emperor Shah Jahan ordered construction of the Shahi Bawarchi Khana inside the Lahore Fort. The kitchen served enticing cuisines to the emperor, queens, prince, princes and other royals.


  20. Dog rescued from death row hailed a hero after saving pensioner's lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2018 | The Daily Record

    Spaniel cross William was out for a walk when he found Edna Johnston lying on the ground suffering from hypothermia. A dog rescued from death row has been hailed a hero after saving the life of a pensioner who collapsed on a Highland moor.