Highlands and Islands news

This week a highly successful Highland RFC Under-12 squad returned after a four day tour to compete in the 29th Annual London Irish Rugby Festival in West London.
A fantastic selection of sporting lots has become available on some of the Highlands premier sporting estates.
FIVE converted tries in the first half put Orkney well in command against second-place Glenrothes on a fine Saturday afternoon for running rugby at Pickaquoy that ended in a 42-8 victory -
The National Development League took place on Sunday 15th November, hosted by University of Edinburgh, at Peffermill.
A CONVERTED try in each half and a penalty in each half gave Orkney victory over Strathmore - who could only manage one of each - in an enthralling encounter on Saturday afternoon.
NINE tries scored without reply against visitors Mackie FP at a wet and windy Pickaquoy on Saturday afternoon kept Orkney out in front in Caledonia League Division 1.
ORKNEY Rugby Club's tremendous start to the 2009-10 season continued on Saturday with a 50-0 win away at Kinross.
ORKNEY RFC continued their great early season form with a resounding 141-0 win over Crieff & Strathearn in front of a delighted support of around 200 at Pickaquoy on Saturday afternoon.
ORKNEY RFC continued their good away form with a 23-19 away victory over Fife side Glenrothes RFC on Saturday to remain top of Scottish Hydro Caledonia Division 1.
ORKNEY RFC continued their good start to the league season, scoring seven tries at Grangemouth for a fine away win.