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Stranded dog rescued from mountain
A small dog missing for 48 hours in bad weather in the Cairngorms has been rescued by helicopter.


Mark Steel visits Inverness in the Highlands and performs for the locals.
Mark Steel's In Town - Inverness

Mark Steel returns to Radio 4 with the 8th series of his award winning show that travels around the country visiting towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. After thoroughly researching each town, Mark writes and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents. 

In this episode Mark visits Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. 

Inverness is the 2nd happiest place in Britain, according to some polls, but Mark finds them to be a bit grumpy if the truth be known... some of them anyway... some of them are marvellous. He meets Sheena from the local taxi firm who tells a story about a fib she told to a tourist, and he meets Steve the Nessie Hunter, a man who has lived in a van on the shores of Loch Ness for 26 years. 

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel
Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Hayley Sterling
Sound Manager ... Jerry Peal 
Producer ... Carl Cooper

Picture Credit ... Tom Stanier.

Severe disruption: A9 Highland both ways

BBC News Travel

A9 Highland both ways severe disruption, between the A82 and the Munlochy turn off.

A9 Highland - Strong winds on A9 Kessock Bridge in Artafallie between Longman Roundabout and the the Munlochy turn off junction.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Steward who celebrated goal 'completely unprofessional'
A report has highlighted serious safety concerns at Scottish football stadiums.
Inverness fans

Stephen Couse

BBC Sport Scotland

Inverness Caledonian Thistle lost a total of 30,000 from their crowds in the season after being relegated and have found attracting fans "a huge challenge", says chairman Graham Rae.

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