Entrants in the Taste Local Food Awards are a step closer to hearing the competition results, following a judges' meeting this evening (Wednesday 6 February.)
Nominations for the local awards closed on 22 December and 21 finalists have been announced.
The six judges who met to decide the winners, Roger Whiddon, Rachael Jackson, Glenys Maclean, Nanette Muir, Alistair Wilson and Anthony Hovey, told Skye Times Online they were delighted with the quality of entrants using local produce. The winners will be announced at the Taste Local Awards Ceremony later this month.
A new community fund has been set up to give grants to non-profit organisations.
The fund has been launched by CalMac Ferries and will benefit organisations that support youngsters under the age of 26.
Throughout 2019, grants of £500 up to £2,000 will be awarded across six regional areas of the CalMac network and there will be around six grants in each area.
Applications open on May 1 2019. Further information can be found here.
A brand new adventure festival is coming to Inverness in March.
The event will take place at the Inverness Leisure Centre, where festival-goers will be able to try out new kit and meet with new people who share similar interests.
Sponsored by Glenmore Lodge, the event takes place from 10am-4pm on Sunday 24 March 2019.
Cecilia Grigor, Director at Planit Scotland, the team behind the scenes organising the event said: "The Highlands of Scotland have so much to offer yet often people don't realise the potential in the great outdoors. It really is an adventure playground and so important to get fresh air especially in our digital dependant society. We wanted to show people all the activities on offer that are right on their doorstep and connect them to the right people so that they are equipped to embrace the great outdoors."