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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.

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.


PICTURES: Flower power set to elevate the beauty of Inverness Cathedral as it marks 150 years since consecration

23 May 2024
PICTURES: Flower power set to elevate the beauty of Inverness Cathedral as it marks 150 years since consecration

PICTURES: Flower power set to elevate the beauty of Inverness Cathedral as it marks 150 years since consecration

23 May 2024

It is a building already renowned for visual splendour within historic walls that have welcomed Inverness congregations for more than 150 years.


Warning: SSEN substation plan threatens to “devastate” tranquil Loch Ness site near famous Boleskine House

23 May 2024
Warning: SSEN substation plan threatens to “devastate” tranquil Loch Ness site near famous Boleskine House

Warning: SSEN substation plan threatens to “devastate” tranquil Loch Ness site near famous Boleskine House

23 May 2024

Trustees of historic Boleskine House are leading a community’s fight against a substation upgrade they say would “devastate” the local environment.


Sewer note as 100-year-old pipe repairs in Inverness set to run 4 months over schedule

23 May 2024
Sewer note as 100-year-old pipe repairs in Inverness set to run 4 months over schedule

Sewer note as 100-year-old pipe repairs in Inverness set to run 4 months over schedule

23 May 2024

A sewer repair disrupting traffic near the centre of Inverness is set to take far longer than first planned.


BREAKING: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expected to visit Highlands today after UK general election call

23 May 2024
BREAKING: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expected to visit Highlands today after UK general election call

BREAKING: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expected to visit Highlands today after UK general election call

23 May 2024

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to visit the Highlands today less than 24 hours after announcing the UK general election date as July 4.


Moped youths in police chase in Inverness neighbourhood

23 May 2024
Moped youths in police chase in Inverness neighbourhood

Moped youths in police chase in Inverness neighbourhood

23 May 2024

Police are warning they are upping efforts to clamp down on illegal use of motor vehicles in Inverness after apprehending three youths.


PICTURES: Historic Muir of Ord ‘haunted’ house goes up in flames

22 May 2024
PICTURES: Historic Muir of Ord ‘haunted’ house goes up in flames

PICTURES: Historic Muir of Ord ‘haunted’ house goes up in flames

22 May 2024

A historic abandoned Victorian house in Muir of Ord has been destroyed by fire.


POLICE INCIDENT UPDATE: 22 year-old man arrested after 9-hour stand-off with police in riot gear at Inverness house

17 May 2024
POLICE INCIDENT UPDATE: 22 year-old man arrested after 9-hour stand-off with police in riot gear at Inverness house

POLICE INCIDENT UPDATE: 22 year-old man arrested after 9-hour stand-off with police in riot gear at Inverness house

17 May 2024

A 22 year-old man has been arrested at a house in Inverness after a nine-hour stand-off with police in riot gear.


Trad artist Calum MacPhail set to support Celtic rockers Skipinnish at special 25th anniversary Inverness date

17 May 2024
Trad artist Calum MacPhail set to support Celtic rockers Skipinnish at special 25th anniversary Inverness date

Trad artist Calum MacPhail set to support Celtic rockers Skipinnish at special 25th anniversary Inverness date

17 May 2024

An up-and-coming accordionist and singer from Inverness is set to support award-winning Celtic rockers Skipinnish in his home city this summer.


BREAKING: Police cordon off Inverness city centre street

17 May 2024
BREAKING: Police cordon off Inverness city centre street

BREAKING: Police cordon off Inverness city centre street

17 May 2024

Police have blocked off part of an Inverness city centre street after an incident this morning.


BREAKING: Police and other emergency services in 4-hour stand-off at Inverness home

17 May 2024
BREAKING: Police and other emergency services in 4-hour stand-off at Inverness home

BREAKING: Police and other emergency services in 4-hour stand-off at Inverness home

17 May 2024

Police and other emergency services are present at a property in the South Kessock area of Inverness after an overnight incident.


Highland Council wins approval for new building to “improve lives” at Longman travellers’ site

15 May 2024
Highland Council wins approval for new building to “improve lives” at Longman travellers’ site

Highland Council wins approval for new building to “improve lives” at Longman travellers’ site

15 May 2024

A new community building to help improve the lives of people staying at the Longman travellers' site in Inverness has won planning approval.


UPDATE: A9 rush hour traffic flowing freely again after broken down bus removed

15 May 2024
UPDATE: A9 rush hour traffic flowing freely again after broken down bus removed

UPDATE: A9 rush hour traffic flowing freely again after broken down bus removed

15 May 2024

The A9 has been cleared in the Evanton area after a broken down bus caused rush hour traffic tailbacks.


Make ours a double! Inverness pub owner flies Highland Tartan Army to Euro 2024 in Germany

15 May 2024
Make ours a double! Inverness pub owner flies Highland Tartan Army to Euro 2024 in Germany

Make ours a double! Inverness pub owner flies Highland Tartan Army to Euro 2024 in Germany

15 May 2024

An Inverness publican is set to double the beer order as he flies thirsty Highland Tartan Army foot soldiers to Germany for the Euro 2024 finals.


Broken down Stagecoach bus causing tailbacks and delays on A9 north of Inverness

15 May 2024
Broken down Stagecoach bus causing tailbacks and delays on A9 north of Inverness

Broken down Stagecoach bus causing tailbacks and delays on A9 north of Inverness

15 May 2024

A broken down bus is causing traffic tailbacks on the A9 near Evanton.


Highland Council joins the “movement” by backing Mental Health Awareness Week

13 May 2024
Highland Council joins the “movement” by backing Mental Health Awareness Week

Highland Council joins the “movement” by backing Mental Health Awareness Week

13 May 2024

Highland Council is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week - and pushing the positive benefits of movement.


Community refill schemes launched in the Highlands to reduce single-use packaging

12 May 2024
Community refill schemes launched in the Highlands to reduce single-use packaging

Community refill schemes launched in the Highlands to reduce single-use packaging

12 May 2024

Six new schemes to help reduce single-use packaging on-the-go have been launched in the Highlands.


Highland Hospice fundraising boosted by record UHI Inverness student survey response

11 May 2024
Highland Hospice fundraising boosted by record UHI Inverness student survey response

Highland Hospice fundraising boosted by record UHI Inverness student survey response

11 May 2024

UHI Inverness has donated £1,000 to Highland Hospice following a successful student survey campaign that attracted a record number of responses.


Awards success for Mears Group’s Inverness team after groundbreaking facilities management work in the Highlands

11 May 2024
Awards success for Mears Group’s Inverness team after groundbreaking facilities management work in the Highlands

Awards success for Mears Group’s Inverness team after groundbreaking facilities management work in the Highlands

11 May 2024

A giant UK housing and social care provider’s Inverness operation has landed a top award for its energy-saving work at schools across the Highlands.


UPDATE: Teenager charged after two alleged robberies of car and petrol station cash with a fake gun

10 May 2024
UPDATE: Teenager charged after two alleged robberies of car and petrol station cash with a fake gun

UPDATE: Teenager charged after two alleged robberies of car and petrol station cash with a fake gun

10 May 2024

A teenager arrested today in connection with two Inverness robberies using a fake gun has now been charged.


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