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Alasdair Fraser


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Alasdair Fraser is a senior reporter for Highland News and Media with more than 30 years' experience in the industry, including national freelance news reporting and almost 25 years as a freelance football writer. A University of Glasgow MA Hons graduate, he started his career with the Inverness Courier in 1989 and rejoined the company in 2019.

Two Inverness primary school pupils left shaken by “narrow escape” after nearly being hit by black Audi reversing at speed

17 April 2024
Two Inverness primary school pupils left shaken by “narrow escape” after nearly being hit by black Audi reversing at speed

Two Inverness primary school pupils left shaken by “narrow escape” after nearly being hit by black Audi reversing at speed

17 April 2024

An Inverness primary school headteacher has issued an alert after two pupils were almost hit by a car reversing at speed from a staff car park.


A9 works planned for Daviot junction will bring 9 days of night-time delays

12 April 2024
A9 works planned for Daviot junction will bring 9 days of night-time delays

A9 works planned for Daviot junction will bring 9 days of night-time delays

12 April 2024

Essential improvement works on the A9 near Inverness are set to begin on Tuesday for nine nights.


NHS Highland working to “improve patient experience” after our investigation highlights excessive waiting times for emergency treatment

12 April 2024
NHS Highland working to “improve patient experience” after our investigation highlights excessive waiting times for emergency treatment

NHS Highland working to “improve patient experience” after our investigation highlights excessive waiting times for emergency treatment

12 April 2024

NHS Highland is working to “improve patient experience” after we unearth evidence of excessive waiting times for people requiring emergency treatment.


UPDATE: One person taken to hospital after two car collision on Loch Ness side stretch of the A82

12 April 2024
UPDATE: One person taken to hospital after two car collision on Loch Ness side stretch of the A82

UPDATE: One person taken to hospital after two car collision on Loch Ness side stretch of the A82

12 April 2024

One person had to be taken to hospital after two cars collided on the A82 near Drumnadrochit.


UPDATE: 37 year-old man charged after four vehicle crash on the A96 near Ardersier

12 April 2024
UPDATE: 37 year-old man charged after four vehicle crash on the A96 near Ardersier

UPDATE: 37 year-old man charged after four vehicle crash on the A96 near Ardersier

12 April 2024

A 37-year-old man has been charged after a four vehicle crash on the A96 near Ardersier on Thursday.


More than 1,500 sign petition opposing Inverness march by the Northern Ireland headquartered Apprentice Boys of Derry within 24 hours

12 April 2024
More than 1,500 sign petition opposing Inverness march by the Northern Ireland headquartered Apprentice Boys of Derry within 24 hours

More than 1,500 sign petition opposing Inverness march by the Northern Ireland headquartered Apprentice Boys of Derry within 24 hours

12 April 2024

A petition opposing a parade by the Apprentice Boys of Derry in Inverness has gathered more than 1,500 signatures within 24 hours.


BREAKING: Two vehicle crash closes A82 near Drumnadrochit

11 April 2024
BREAKING: Two vehicle crash closes A82 near Drumnadrochit

BREAKING: Two vehicle crash closes A82 near Drumnadrochit

11 April 2024

A two-vehicle crash has closed the A82 road near Drumnadrochit.


UPDATE: One person taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash on A96 near Ardersier

11 April 2024
UPDATE: One person taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash on A96 near Ardersier

UPDATE: One person taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash on A96 near Ardersier

11 April 2024

One person has been taken to hospital and three others treated for injuries at the scene of a crash on the A96 near Ardersier earlier today.


US citizen to stand trial accused of killing two Inverness adults and a toddler in A9 crash

11 April 2024
US citizen to stand trial accused of killing two Inverness adults and a toddler in A9 crash

US citizen to stand trial accused of killing two Inverness adults and a toddler in A9 crash

11 April 2024

An American citizen will stand trial accused of killing two Inverness adults and a toddler in a car crash on the A9.


UPDATE: Ambulance ‘not required’ after train passenger’s illness sparked emergency call on Highland Mainline

11 April 2024
UPDATE: Ambulance ‘not required’ after train passenger’s illness sparked emergency call on Highland Mainline

UPDATE: Ambulance ‘not required’ after train passenger’s illness sparked emergency call on Highland Mainline

11 April 2024

A train passenger who took ill on the Highland Mainline sparking an emergency alert did not require the assistance of paramedics.


UPDATE: Apprentice Boys of Derry hit back at “bigotry” claims and defend right to march in Inverness this month

11 April 2024
UPDATE: Apprentice Boys of Derry hit back at “bigotry” claims and defend right to march in Inverness this month

UPDATE: Apprentice Boys of Derry hit back at “bigotry” claims and defend right to march in Inverness this month

11 April 2024

A senior figure in a “Protestant fraternal society” headquartered in Northern Ireland has defended the right of members to march through Inverness.


Apprentice Boys of Derry march planned for Inverness provokes social media controversy

11 April 2024
Apprentice Boys of Derry march planned for Inverness provokes social media controversy

Apprentice Boys of Derry march planned for Inverness provokes social media controversy

11 April 2024

An Apprentice Boys of Derry parade taking place in Inverness later this month has stoked controversy on social media.


‘Without blood donors my children wouldn’t have a mother, and my husband wouldn’t have a wife’ -Highland mum’s workmates give lifesaving blood donations

11 April 2024
‘Without blood donors my children wouldn’t have a mother, and my husband wouldn’t have a wife’ -Highland mum’s workmates give lifesaving blood donations

‘Without blood donors my children wouldn’t have a mother, and my husband wouldn’t have a wife’ -Highland mum’s workmates give lifesaving blood donations

11 April 2024

A Highland mum’s gratitude to the blood donor service that saved her life after childbirth has inspired a group donation by work colleagues.


PICTURES: Great big ceilidh on boosts Strictly Inverness Craig’s fundraiser in late sister’s memory

10 April 2024
PICTURES: Great big ceilidh on boosts Strictly Inverness Craig’s fundraiser in late sister’s memory

PICTURES: Great big ceilidh on boosts Strictly Inverness Craig’s fundraiser in late sister’s memory

10 April 2024

A ceilidh evening showcasing local talent has raised £1100 for a Strictly Inverness competitor’s charity effort in memory of his late sister.


Cats and dogs in Inverness neighbourhood hit by mystery illness amid poisoning fears

10 April 2024
Cats and dogs in Inverness neighbourhood hit by mystery illness amid poisoning fears

Cats and dogs in Inverness neighbourhood hit by mystery illness amid poisoning fears

10 April 2024

Highland Council admits it is baffled by a spate of cat and dog illnesses in an Inverness neighbourhood.


Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

10 April 2024
Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

10 April 2024

Train services to and from Inverness have been hit by a combination of flooding, a shortage of train drivers and signalling failures


Police concerned for 62 year-old man missing from Highlands

10 April 2024
Police concerned for 62 year-old man missing from Highlands

Police concerned for 62 year-old man missing from Highlands

10 April 2024

Police are concerned for the well-being of a 62-year-old man missing since Monday from the Highlands.


UPDATE: Man in his 50s died in rail track tragedy south of Inverness

05 April 2024
UPDATE: Man in his 50s died in rail track tragedy south of Inverness

UPDATE: Man in his 50s died in rail track tragedy south of Inverness

05 April 2024

Police say a man in his 50s died after being hit by a train between Inverness and Aviemore earlier this week.


£209 million new Inverness prison moves a step closer as construction contract is signed

05 April 2024
£209 million new Inverness prison moves a step closer as construction contract is signed

£209 million new Inverness prison moves a step closer as construction contract is signed

05 April 2024

A new £209 million prison for Inverness that will increase custody capacity and attract significant investment moved a step closer today.


Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

05 April 2024
Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

05 April 2024

Highland householders are being blamed for causing a series of explosions at an East Lothian energy plant.


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