About this site
This site has been designed as a replacement for the first Netmedia Highlands and Islands of Scotland Web Site. Almost three years further down the road, and The Highlands Site still
offers this fantastic opportunity to bring our community together more. As elsewhere the
use of the Internet in the Highlands and Islands, both Western and Northern, has grown rapidly. The only site that offers both a
"Portal" and a "Home" on the Internet, for those interested in the
Highlands and Islands both here and abroad, is this one.
This new site is altogether much more interactive than the last.
Although "cookies" are used on the site in both a fun way, (as in letting you
personalise the home page), and for more serious use here and there to make the site more
efficient, the personal identity of each visitor is completely invisible to the mechanisms
and total privacy is assured.
This is meant to be a fun site, for everyone to use, and we will do all we can to help
it grow into a much loved tool for Highlanders everywhere. Please respect the fact
that people with all sorts of beliefs and views will use the site, so lets all behave
So, having got all of that out of the way, this is what the site has to
- Our editor, Duncan Macrae, has for the last three years faithfully recorded on the
previous Highlands and Islands site those news stories that he felt were typical of life here. These
have built up into a valuable record of the important issues that have affected our lives
over the that period. All of that information is here, and Duncan will continue to write
these stories with his "lead" story appearing each day on the front page.
- Our "CHAT" page is unique in the Highlands, use it to meet and talk to others
- Buy and Sell what ever you want ......for no charge! You can use the "FOR
SALE" section to advertise any goods completely free. This is for private individuals
only, and not traders!
- Have you lost touch with someone, or would you like to find long lost relations?
Leave a message in lost Touch, giving as much information as you can, and lets hope
someone can help.
- Our FORUM allows everyone to bring up topics and contribute to existing discussions.
Given the complete anonymity the site offers we think this will be a valuable testing
ground for "true" public opinion.
- In our CONFERENCE room there will be weekly "live" debates on different
topics. By joining these you will get the opportunity to discuss important issues with
those that make policy and decisions in the Highlands.
- Our WEBSEARCH gives you a quick route to Search Engines on the net.
- We are keen to make this your Web Site. We offer free to any Sports Clubs, Schools,
Churches and similar bodies, the ability to use space within the Web Site to put up
information, and change it as often as is wanted. The only condition is that you have
authority to represent an established, non-profitmaking, club or organisation. This offer
is open to any organisation that is a part of "Highland Life", such as Police,
Fire Service, Doctors, etc. Daily or Weekly Newspapers and entertainment providers are
excepted from the general rule that all organisations contributing to the site must be
"non-profitmaking". After contacting NetMedia you will be advised of a Web Page
that you alone can go to, and simply type in or "copy and paste" from another
aplication the information you want to show. When you click on the submit button at the
bottom of that page, your information will immediately be put into the correct place on
the site. As easy as that!
- The LINKS page lists all sorts of Highland and Scottish Web Sites, if you want, please
add your site to the list.
In launching this site, we are sure that there is a lot we can add that is not yet
here. We ask you to help by giving us your suggestions for other features. So please use
the SUGGESTION BOX.
Best wishes to you all.