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Andy Dixon has been content editor for the Inverness Courier, Ross-shire Journal, Strathspey and Badenoch Herald, Highland News and North Star since November 2016. He joined the company in June 2006 and has covered community news, politics, court, sport, entertainment and business in various roles over the years.

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Highland Hospice names new van after long-serving volunteer

16 July 2024
Highland Hospice names new van after long-serving volunteer

Highland Hospice names new van after long-serving volunteer

16 July 2024

‘Jessie’ brings the van fleet up to three, alongside ‘Flora’ and ‘Cecilia’ - named after hospice founders Flora Mackay and the late Cecilia Bottomley.


SNP MSP will urge Sir Keir Starmer to put GB Energy in Inverness

15 July 2024
SNP MSP will urge Sir Keir Starmer to put GB Energy in Inverness

SNP MSP will urge Sir Keir Starmer to put GB Energy in Inverness

15 July 2024

“If logic and rational decision making determines the choice, then the Highland capital should be where this new body is sited,” says Fergus Ewing.


Nairn pianist can’t wait for Belladrum after album launch

15 July 2024
Nairn pianist can’t wait for Belladrum after album launch

Nairn pianist can’t wait for Belladrum after album launch

15 July 2024

Kenna Ross, who has been the member of a number of bands over the past decade, is now fronting her own group.


UPDATE: ‘Unexplained’ death of man at Ness Islands

15 July 2024
UPDATE: ‘Unexplained’ death of man at Ness Islands

UPDATE: ‘Unexplained’ death of man at Ness Islands

15 July 2024

Part of the popular beauty spot has been blocked off by officers.


Police restrict access to Ness Islands in Inverness

15 July 2024
Police restrict access to Ness Islands in Inverness

Police restrict access to Ness Islands in Inverness

15 July 2024

It is not known why the area has been blocked off.


‘I abhor offensive stereotypes’ - Deputy First Minister takes aim at The National’s front page

13 July 2024
‘I abhor offensive stereotypes’ - Deputy First Minister takes aim at The National’s front page

‘I abhor offensive stereotypes’ - Deputy First Minister takes aim at The National’s front page

13 July 2024

Highland SNP MSP Kate Forbes has contributed columns printed in The National.


‘I can pay off all my debts’ - Inverness mother-of-two (22) wins £50k jackpot on the National Bingo Game

11 July 2024
‘I can pay off all my debts’ - Inverness mother-of-two (22) wins £50k jackpot on the National Bingo Game

‘I can pay off all my debts’ - Inverness mother-of-two (22) wins £50k jackpot on the National Bingo Game

11 July 2024

“It feels so unreal, and it is like I am living a dream,” said winner Caitlin Neilson.


Inverness’s new MP will have offices in Highland capital and Fort William

10 July 2024
Inverness’s new MP will have offices in Highland capital and Fort William

Inverness’s new MP will have offices in Highland capital and Fort William

10 July 2024

Angus MacDonald will also regretfully resign as a Highland councillor for Fort William and Ardnamurchan.


£184.7m Tomatin-Moy A9 dualling contract lined up

09 July 2024
£184.7m Tomatin-Moy A9 dualling contract lined up

£184.7m Tomatin-Moy A9 dualling contract lined up

09 July 2024

Scottish Government is poised to award the construction contract to Balfour Beatty.


Obama’s campaign insight helped Inverness MP win

08 July 2024
Obama’s campaign insight helped Inverness MP win

Obama’s campaign insight helped Inverness MP win

08 July 2024

Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire MP Angus MacDonald says how the election was won, in his own words.


Inverness’s new MP: ‘Perhaps the SNP were caught napping, thinking it was in the bag’

08 July 2024
Inverness’s new MP: ‘Perhaps the SNP were caught napping, thinking it was in the bag’

Inverness’s new MP: ‘Perhaps the SNP were caught napping, thinking it was in the bag’

08 July 2024

Angus MacDonald described the last six weeks as more exhausting and tense than any of the conflict zones he had experienced while in the army.


Inverness’s new MP: Vision for the Highlands + key issues

06 July 2024
Inverness’s new MP: Vision for the Highlands + key issues

Inverness’s new MP: Vision for the Highlands + key issues

06 July 2024

New Lib Dem MP for the Inverness area Angus MacDonald on some hot topics.


‘Simply wonderful’ as Highland territory returned to Lib Dem hands

06 July 2024
‘Simply wonderful’ as Highland territory returned to Lib Dem hands

‘Simply wonderful’ as Highland territory returned to Lib Dem hands

06 July 2024

Scottish Lib Dems leader Alex Cole-Hamilton hails new MP’s victory.


Who is Angus MacDonald? Profile of Inverness’s new MP in his own words

06 July 2024
Who is Angus MacDonald? Profile of Inverness’s new MP in his own words

Who is Angus MacDonald? Profile of Inverness’s new MP in his own words

06 July 2024

The Liberal Democrat councillor and businessman will represent a city which had backed SNP since 2015.


What was the difference between Lib Dem and SNP vote in Inverness area? We’re set to find out today

06 July 2024
What was the difference between Lib Dem and SNP vote in Inverness area? We’re set to find out today

What was the difference between Lib Dem and SNP vote in Inverness area? We’re set to find out today

06 July 2024

Will it be 3rd time lucky for those counting the votes for the new Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire seat? Let’s hope so!


Will it be 3rd time lucky? Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire seat set to be last general election result

05 July 2024
Will it be 3rd time lucky? Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire seat set to be last general election result

Will it be 3rd time lucky? Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire seat set to be last general election result

05 July 2024

A second recount will take place tomorrow after numbers didn’t tally up correctly.


Highland Council opens buildings in Inverness and Dingwall for people who haven’t received postal votes

30 June 2024
Highland Council opens buildings in Inverness and Dingwall for people who haven’t received postal votes

Highland Council opens buildings in Inverness and Dingwall for people who haven’t received postal votes

30 June 2024

A private booth has ben set up for anyone who wishes to complete their postal vote there and then.


Woman left ‘very upset’ after man’s ‘indecent exposure’ in broad daylight in Inverness

23 June 2024
Woman left ‘very upset’ after man’s ‘indecent exposure’ in broad daylight in Inverness

Woman left ‘very upset’ after man’s ‘indecent exposure’ in broad daylight in Inverness

23 June 2024

Officers say a woman was approached by a man who exposed himself.


Police close road during Nairn incident

18 June 2024
Police close road during Nairn incident

Police close road during Nairn incident

18 June 2024

Emergency vehicles have been seen in Falconers Lane.


PICTURES: Upgrade gives 1000+ homes in Loch Ness area more reliable electricity supply

17 June 2024
PICTURES: Upgrade gives 1000+ homes in Loch Ness area more reliable electricity supply

PICTURES: Upgrade gives 1000+ homes in Loch Ness area more reliable electricity supply

17 June 2024

A helicopter and specialist kit was used due to the steep terrain.


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