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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.

Inverness set to host 2024’s first multiple sclerosis community event in Scotland

22 June 2024
Inverness set to host 2024’s first multiple sclerosis community event in Scotland

Inverness set to host 2024’s first multiple sclerosis community event in Scotland

22 June 2024

Highland people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) are being encouraged to attend a community event in Inverness.


Highland haulage firm seeks to build new Inverness headquarters

21 June 2024
Highland haulage firm seeks to build new Inverness headquarters

Highland haulage firm seeks to build new Inverness headquarters

21 June 2024

A family-owned Highland haulage firm is seeking permission to build a new base on the outskirts of Inverness.


Highland Council convenor hits back after claims of “democratic outrage” over denied debate

19 June 2024
Highland Council convenor hits back after claims of “democratic outrage” over denied debate

Highland Council convenor hits back after claims of “democratic outrage” over denied debate

19 June 2024

Highland Council’s convenor has hit back in the row over the blocking of debate on a plan to give the public more clarity on major energy proposals.


UEFA EURO 2024 PICTURE SPECIAL: Highland Tartan Army troops party among 200,000 Scotland foot soldiers in German city of Cologne

19 June 2024
UEFA EURO 2024 PICTURE SPECIAL: Highland Tartan Army troops party among 200,000 Scotland foot soldiers in German city of Cologne

UEFA EURO 2024 PICTURE SPECIAL: Highland Tartan Army troops party among 200,000 Scotland foot soldiers in German city of Cologne

19 June 2024

They may have been beaten by Germany and battered by rain, but there is no dampening of Highland Tartan Army spirits as they gather in Cologne.


PICTURES: Highland cycle hero Roddy Riddle’s kilt back on international duty 30 years after Commonwealth Games appearance for Scotland

19 June 2024
PICTURES: Highland cycle hero Roddy Riddle’s kilt back on international duty 30 years after Commonwealth Games appearance for Scotland

PICTURES: Highland cycle hero Roddy Riddle’s kilt back on international duty 30 years after Commonwealth Games appearance for Scotland

19 June 2024

Could the kilt worn by a Highland cycling legend 30 years ago at the Commonwealth Games be a lucky charm for Scotland in Cologne tonight?


Change in the air at Inverness charity The Oxygen Works as chairman steps down after 10 years

19 June 2024
Change in the air at Inverness charity The Oxygen Works as chairman steps down after 10 years

Change in the air at Inverness charity The Oxygen Works as chairman steps down after 10 years

19 June 2024

An influential figure at an Inverness-based charity is stepping down from his leadership role after a decade of dedicated service.


Sewer and flood works set to close major Inverness road

18 June 2024
Sewer and flood works set to close major Inverness road

Sewer and flood works set to close major Inverness road

18 June 2024

Sewer improvement works will close part of a major Inverness road for two weeks from later this month.


Claims of “democratic outrage” as Highland Council blocks bid to give public more say over controversial electricity infrastructure schemes

18 June 2024
Claims of “democratic outrage” as Highland Council blocks bid to give public more say over controversial electricity infrastructure schemes

Claims of “democratic outrage” as Highland Council blocks bid to give public more say over controversial electricity infrastructure schemes

18 June 2024

Highland Council’s refusal to debate a plan to empower people to better assess energy developments has been described as a “democratic outrage”..


BBC ALBA and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival launch search for up-and-coming talent to open on main stage

18 June 2024
BBC ALBA and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival launch search for up-and-coming talent to open on main stage

BBC ALBA and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival launch search for up-and-coming talent to open on main stage

18 June 2024

BBC ALBA is launching a search for up-and-coming Highlands and Islands musical talents to open the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival on the main stage.


Inverness-shire wood panel manufacturer plans to give 20,000 HGV journeys the chop in road to rail switch

17 June 2024
Inverness-shire wood panel manufacturer plans to give 20,000 HGV journeys the chop in road to rail switch

Inverness-shire wood panel manufacturer plans to give 20,000 HGV journeys the chop in road to rail switch

17 June 2024

A world-leading eco-friendly wood panel firm near Inverness is looking to switch transportation from road to rail to save 20,000 HGV journeys a year.


WATCH: Women’s underwear mix-up left around Britain adventurer camped by the River Ness for 10 days

30 May 2024
WATCH: Women’s underwear mix-up left around Britain adventurer camped by the River Ness for 10 days

WATCH: Women’s underwear mix-up left around Britain adventurer camped by the River Ness for 10 days

30 May 2024

An intrepid trekker ended up on a 10-day stay in Inverness - after a delivery mix-up left him with a box of fancy women’s underwear.


EXCLUSIVE: Kelty Hearts don’t own stadium earmarked for Caley Thistle training base - and Fife Council wants answers

29 May 2024
EXCLUSIVE: Kelty Hearts don’t own stadium earmarked for Caley Thistle training base - and Fife Council wants answers

EXCLUSIVE: Kelty Hearts don’t own stadium earmarked for Caley Thistle training base - and Fife Council wants answers

29 May 2024

Fife Council, rather than Kelty Hearts, owns the stadium Caley Thistle plan to use for training - and is seeking answers on the deal.


UPDATE: More than 1,600 sign petition against Inverness Caley Thistle 140-mile training move to Fife

28 May 2024
UPDATE: More than 1,600 sign petition against Inverness Caley Thistle 140-mile training move to Fife

UPDATE: More than 1,600 sign petition against Inverness Caley Thistle 140-mile training move to Fife

28 May 2024

A petition calling for Inverness Caley Thistle to scrap plans to move first team training to Fife has topped 1,600 signatures.


‘Anger, disbelief and a sense of betrayal’ - Caley Thistle fans to plot strategy after shock move to Kelty training base

27 May 2024
‘Anger, disbelief and a sense of betrayal’ - Caley Thistle fans to plot strategy after shock move to Kelty training base

‘Anger, disbelief and a sense of betrayal’ - Caley Thistle fans to plot strategy after shock move to Kelty training base

27 May 2024

Angry Caley Thistle fans are set to pack out an emergency meeting to discuss a protest strategy amid plans to relocate first team training to Fife.


Clach offer up more than 400 free season tickets to kids as neighbours Caley Thistle face criticism

27 May 2024
Clach offer up more than 400 free season tickets to kids as neighbours Caley Thistle face criticism

Clach offer up more than 400 free season tickets to kids as neighbours Caley Thistle face criticism

27 May 2024

Clach have launched a free season ticket offer just as city neighbours Caley Thistle face accusations of distancing themselves from the community.


Highland MSP calls for Caley Thistle’s Kelty training ground plan to be scrapped

27 May 2024
Highland MSP calls for Caley Thistle’s Kelty training ground plan to be scrapped

Highland MSP calls for Caley Thistle’s Kelty training ground plan to be scrapped

27 May 2024

A Highland MSP is urging Caley Thistle to reverse the shock decision to move its training base 135 miles to Fife.


Caley Thistle Supporters’ Trust tells the board: ‘You have ripped the soul out of the club’

25 May 2024
Caley Thistle Supporters’ Trust tells the board: ‘You have ripped the soul out of the club’

Caley Thistle Supporters’ Trust tells the board: ‘You have ripped the soul out of the club’

25 May 2024

Caley Thistle’s supporters’ group has accused club leadership of “ripping the soul out of the club” by moving their training base 140 miles to Fife.


Homeless charity says Inverness Caley Thistle’s 135 mile Kelty training move highlights Highland housing crisis

24 May 2024
Homeless charity says Inverness Caley Thistle’s 135 mile Kelty training move highlights Highland housing crisis

Homeless charity says Inverness Caley Thistle’s 135 mile Kelty training move highlights Highland housing crisis

24 May 2024

A leading homeless charity says Caley Thistle’s decision to move their training base to Fife is a sad reflection of the state of Highland housing.


Trespassers on railway track force cancellation of Far North Line service

24 May 2024
Trespassers on railway track force cancellation of Far North Line service

Trespassers on railway track force cancellation of Far North Line service

24 May 2024

An early morning train service from the north Highlands to Inverness was cancelled this morning after trespassers were seen on tracks.


Floods bring Caledonian Sleeper nightmares for London-bound travellers from Inverness, Fort William and Aberdeen

23 May 2024
Floods bring Caledonian Sleeper nightmares for London-bound travellers from Inverness, Fort William and Aberdeen

Floods bring Caledonian Sleeper nightmares for London-bound travellers from Inverness, Fort William and Aberdeen

23 May 2024

Caledonian Sleeper services from the Highlands and Aberdeen tonight have been cancelled.


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