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Recent news...

Official Opening, Open Afternoon at Station House Helmsdale

Official Opening, Open Afternoon and Anniversary Celebration at Station House Helmsdale Saturday July 19th 2014   Read more...

Three Year After Evaluation Report - A9 Helmsdale HCC

On behalf of Transport Scotland, CH2M HILL are currently evaluating the A9 Helmsdale scheme i.e. to provide an indication (as far as is practicable) that the scheme is operating as planned and is on-track to achieve its objectives. As part of this evaluation, we are seeking the views of the Helmsdale Community on the impact of the scheme, to inform our report. Read more...

River board hits back over \'stifling economy\' claims

Michael Wigan: 'River rentals underpin all employment on estates in the Kildonan strath.'

HELMSDALE and District Salmon Fishery Board has issued a strong rebuttal of claims it is stifling the economy of the village. Read more...

Helmsdale history...

Find out more about the history of Helmsdale and the surrounding area. Read the origins of the name ‘Helmsdale’, the norse battles, the highland clearances and more. Read more...

Fishing in Helmsdale...

There are plenty of opportunities for great fishing to be had in Helmsdale. You can also find out about the river conditions by checking in on our regularly updated Fishing report. Salmon and Sea Trout are regular catches in the various parts of Helmsdale river. Find out more in our Fishing Information section...

Recent comments...

"My father, James Innes, was born in Helmsdale. His parents were James Innes and Isabella Cowie. Isabella's parents were Peter Cowie and Jessie McAngus married 9 April 1886 in Portgower. Isabella's grandparents were David (Rover) Cowie and Margaret Jappy married 3 November 1852 at Rathven, Banff. I am trying to find out what happened Peter's sibling James born 26 Nov 1859 Helmsdale and married Annie Macdonald 9 September 1890 in Helmsdale. James's wife died before the 1901 census and their children were living in Golspie with their maternal grandparents. What happened to James? Where did he go? Did he emigrate? Did he remarry? Where did he die? Can anyone help me to find my great uncle James Cowie?..."

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