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Aliens land for Halloween

Aliens threatened to take over Ness Islands as part of a Halloween spectacular which attracted more than 10,000 people. An army of extra terrestrial characters invaded the area as part of the launch event for the Inverness Winter Festivals programme. Local children were encouraged to dress up in their scary Halloween outfits to scare the ‘aliens’ away during an evening of fun and entertainment.

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‘Portly’ businessman walks Big Apple marathon

Businessman David Sutherland walked the New York marathon to help boost a massive £1 million appeal for the Raigmore Children’s Ward. Mr Sutherland, 62, chief executive of Tulloch Homes and chairman of the appeal, was part of a seven-strong team to take part in the latest fundraising event for the new ward. The appeal has now reached its half way mark. The aim is to transform the existing department at Raigmore Hospital into a world-class centre for sick children within …

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Recycling success

The Highland public is being congratulated after it was announced that residents have been recycling more than 40% of their waste. The Highland Council has achieved a recycling rate of more than 40 per cent for the first time. The amount of waste the public is discarding has declined and the standard of recycled materials has improved.

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Huge celebrations will welcome Olympic torch

A huge evening of celebration is being planned in Inverness for the arrival of the Olympic torch. The torch is due to arrive in the Highlands as part of its 70-day journey around the UK next year. The Olympic Flame will reach the Highlands on Saturday, June 9, and travel through Glencoe, Ballachullish, Fort William and Spean Bridge before travelling up the A82 to Fort Augustus, Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit and then into Inverness. The evening of entertainment will then take …

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Fireworks display goes off with a bang

The annual Highland Council Fireworks Display in Inverness has been hailed a huge success after it attracted record crowds of around 15,000 people. The display took place in Bught Park and was described by the Fireworx Scotland Display team as a “Pyrotechnician’s Dream”. The Falcon Drummers, from Merkinch, started the evening of entertainment with some live music. Crowds were then wowed by a display of fire twirling by Fly Agaric, which included a cyclist pedalling a bicycle with flaming tyres …

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