Hundreds of jobs are expected to be created in Wick with the construction of one of the world's largest offshore wind farms.
Paths across Scotland's two national parks are in line for a upgrade thanks to a £3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
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A9 Highland - A9 in Tain closed and slow traffic northbound between the B9174 junction and the Moss Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles and an oil spillage. Diversion in operation - Locally through Tain.