BBC news for Inverness-shire

New planting at 'granny pine' sites in Highlands

A Findhorn Bay-based charity hopes to save fragmented areas of native Caledonian Forest in the Highlands.

Man dies after dinghy capsized in Cromarty Firth

The 56-year-old was pulled from the water by RNLI volunteers before being airlifted to hospital.

Risk of redundancy removed from home care posts

Nineteen workers were facing losing their jobs but will now have their posts reabsorbed in the NHS-run service.

Councillors grant permission for Inverness Justice Centre

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service's new centre will allow Inverness Castle to be turned into a tourist venue.

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Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

The tremor toppled buildings in the capital with many feared trapped in the rubble.

Hurricane Maria bears down on Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

"Evacuate," Puerto Rico's safety commissioner warned residents. "Otherwise, you're going to die."

Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

The US president's first key speech at the UN was denounced by some member nations he had singled out.

Catalonia referendum: Spanish raid on Unipost deals blow to vote

Police discover a mass of documents directly related to the banned independence referendum.