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COLIN CAMPBELL: Resisting the pressure to ‘go online’ seems futile

15 February 2024
COLIN CAMPBELL: Resisting the pressure to ‘go online’ seems futile

COLIN CAMPBELL: Resisting the pressure to ‘go online’ seems futile

15 February 2024

A little online familiarity can go quite a long way.


COLIN CAMPBELL: No wonder the ‘free’ NHS is buckling right now

08 February 2024
COLIN CAMPBELL: No wonder the ‘free’ NHS is buckling right now

COLIN CAMPBELL: No wonder the ‘free’ NHS is buckling right now

08 February 2024

The health service is seldom out of the headlines these days for a range of negative reasons.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Covid inquiry has to do more than trash reputations

01 February 2024
COLIN CAMPBELL: Covid inquiry has to do more than trash reputations

COLIN CAMPBELL: Covid inquiry has to do more than trash reputations

01 February 2024

"The Covid inquiry has been highly effective in trashing the reputations or at least exposing the human flaws of the key decision-makers."


COLIN CAMPBELL: Our MP faces toughest battle to hold on to his seat

25 January 2024
COLIN CAMPBELL: Our MP faces toughest battle to hold on to his seat

COLIN CAMPBELL: Our MP faces toughest battle to hold on to his seat

25 January 2024

The question looms large as to whether or not he will be our representative at Westminster.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Hard times are stoked up by 24-hour news cycle

18 January 2024
COLIN CAMPBELL: Hard times are stoked up by 24-hour news cycle

COLIN CAMPBELL: Hard times are stoked up by 24-hour news cycle

18 January 2024

It’s almost impossible to get through a day without being cited of “broken Britain” supposedly falling apart. Have things ever been worse?


COLIN CAMPBELL: Worst start to new year as Everlast is axed

11 January 2024
COLIN CAMPBELL: Worst start to new year as Everlast is axed

COLIN CAMPBELL: Worst start to new year as Everlast is axed

11 January 2024

The venue, which has more than 2,000 members, is being replaced by a bowling venue.


COLIN CAMPBELL: A 50-year friend’s firm resolution: Do it while you can

04 January 2024
COLIN CAMPBELL: A 50-year friend’s firm resolution: Do it while you can

COLIN CAMPBELL: A 50-year friend’s firm resolution: Do it while you can

04 January 2024

The older you get, the easier it is to remain sunk into your comfort zone, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: A tumultuous night as ‘Mad Friday’ grips city centre

21 December 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: A tumultuous night as ‘Mad Friday’ grips city centre

COLIN CAMPBELL: A tumultuous night as ‘Mad Friday’ grips city centre

21 December 2023

It is a landmark day in the calendar and for better or for worse many people will just let go and enjoy it.


COLIN CAMPBELL:Kids let down time and again in a strike-riddled year

14 December 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL:Kids let down time and again in a strike-riddled year

COLIN CAMPBELL:Kids let down time and again in a strike-riddled year

14 December 2023

Strikes at the University of the Highlands and Islands rounded off a grim year of disruption in education, in which schools were hit desperately hard.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Inverness’s ultimate ‘warm space’ has lively welcome

07 December 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Inverness’s ultimate ‘warm space’ has lively welcome

COLIN CAMPBELL: Inverness’s ultimate ‘warm space’ has lively welcome

07 December 2023

It’s an unhappy fact that the nationwide ‘obesity crisis’ is worsening all the time, with the range of health problems it brings, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Support might not be enough but is better than nothing

30 November 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Support might not be enough but is better than nothing

COLIN CAMPBELL: Support might not be enough but is better than nothing

30 November 2023

A letter from the Department of Work and Pensions that I’d be receiving a £500 winter fuel payment put a spring in my step on a chilly winter morning.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Miss Scotland shows why beauty contests are centre stage again

23 November 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Miss Scotland shows why beauty contests are centre stage again

COLIN CAMPBELL: Miss Scotland shows why beauty contests are centre stage again

23 November 2023

Chelsie Allison, Miss Scotland, is justifiably proud of bringing that title to Inverness.


COLIN CAMPBELL: What's the difference between Inverness and London?

16 November 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: What's the difference between Inverness and London?

COLIN CAMPBELL: What's the difference between Inverness and London?

16 November 2023

We have our problems here but the pace of life is less hectic and less stressful, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: SNP election plan does no favours for Drew Hendry

09 November 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: SNP election plan does no favours for Drew Hendry

COLIN CAMPBELL: SNP election plan does no favours for Drew Hendry

09 November 2023

There should also be no underestimating the vote-losing resentment directed at the sheer arrogance of the SNP, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Crowdfunding for Highland schools is a dire state of affairs

02 November 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Crowdfunding for Highland schools is a dire state of affairs

COLIN CAMPBELL: Crowdfunding for Highland schools is a dire state of affairs

02 November 2023

Anger over millions cut from schools budgets has a familiar ring. Parental protest over closures and cutbacks has resounded down the generations.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Daunting prospect of so many people getting old together

26 October 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Daunting prospect of so many people getting old together

COLIN CAMPBELL: Daunting prospect of so many people getting old together

26 October 2023

New census figures have revealed that almost a quarter of the population of the Highlands is over the age of 65.


COLIN CAMPBELL: A good buy in the ‘80s, and plenty of mileage in it yet

19 October 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: A good buy in the ‘80s, and plenty of mileage in it yet

COLIN CAMPBELL: A good buy in the ‘80s, and plenty of mileage in it yet

19 October 2023

I have a wedding to attend outside London and the bride-to-be was visiting her parents when I made a regular call for an update on the news.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Should work take second place behind the ultimate priority of ‘lifestyle and wellbeing’?

12 October 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Should work take second place behind the ultimate priority of ‘lifestyle and wellbeing’?

COLIN CAMPBELL: Should work take second place behind the ultimate priority of ‘lifestyle and wellbeing’?

12 October 2023

There’s been a drastic change since the era of George Osborne and Danny Alexander, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Amid SNP rancour, what does Drew Hendry make of Fergus Ewing now?

05 October 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Amid SNP rancour, what does Drew Hendry make of Fergus Ewing now?

COLIN CAMPBELL: Amid SNP rancour, what does Drew Hendry make of Fergus Ewing now?

05 October 2023

Fergus Ewing is more than making up for lost time, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Downbeat days at Inverness Castle are gone – change is coming

28 September 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Downbeat days at Inverness Castle are gone – change is coming

COLIN CAMPBELL: Downbeat days at Inverness Castle are gone – change is coming

28 September 2023

There was nothing illustrious about the castle when it was home to the sheriff court, there were certainly no traces of grandeur, says our columnist.


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