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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.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Good riddance to smoking as habit finally dies away

22 September 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Good riddance to smoking as habit finally dies away

COLIN CAMPBELL: Good riddance to smoking as habit finally dies away

22 September 2023

It’s difficult to think of a more heinously antisocial offence, other than urinating on the carpet... says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Era when Inverness seat for SNP seemed like a ‘job for life’ is over

14 September 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Era when Inverness seat for SNP seemed like a ‘job for life’ is over

COLIN CAMPBELL: Era when Inverness seat for SNP seemed like a ‘job for life’ is over

14 September 2023

Support for the SNP is in decline. Polls have suggested they could lose more than 20 MPs at the next election, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Greens show arrogance over the need to ‘change behaviour’ in Inverness

06 September 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Greens show arrogance over the need to ‘change behaviour’ in Inverness

COLIN CAMPBELL: Greens show arrogance over the need to ‘change behaviour’ in Inverness

06 September 2023

Our columnist believes motorists will be furious about Academy Street changes and might become aggressive to others on the road.


COLIN CAMPBELL: No justification for hammering social drinkers yet again

29 August 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: No justification for hammering social drinkers yet again

COLIN CAMPBELL: No justification for hammering social drinkers yet again

29 August 2023

Our columnist asks: Why should I and others like me be penalised yet again because some others choose to wreck their lives with drink?


COLIN CAMPBELL: Pretty sketches won’t be of comfort if there’s chaos

22 August 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Pretty sketches won’t be of comfort if there’s chaos

COLIN CAMPBELL: Pretty sketches won’t be of comfort if there’s chaos

22 August 2023

New illustrations of what Academy Street will look like if closed to through traffic presumably were designed to alter the opinions of sceptics.


COLIN CAMPBELL: No easy answers when it comes to housing dilemma

15 August 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: No easy answers when it comes to housing dilemma

COLIN CAMPBELL: No easy answers when it comes to housing dilemma

15 August 2023

A woman on the housing list inquired about the chances of getting a place and apparently was told, “You’ll stand a better chance if you’re pregnant.”


COLIN CAMPBELL: Bowling fun cannot compare to vital role of the gym

08 August 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Bowling fun cannot compare to vital role of the gym

COLIN CAMPBELL: Bowling fun cannot compare to vital role of the gym

08 August 2023

During Covid the bleakest sight for me wasn’t the empty streets, closed shops or eerie city centre. It was the empty Inverness leisure centre.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Slater and Harvie’s folly stokes up hostility to Greens

01 August 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Slater and Harvie’s folly stokes up hostility to Greens

COLIN CAMPBELL: Slater and Harvie’s folly stokes up hostility to Greens

01 August 2023

We’re a long way from the time when everyone had a soft spot for the Greens, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Tourists splash out big time in ‘jewel in the crown’ Inverness

25 July 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Tourists splash out big time in ‘jewel in the crown’ Inverness

COLIN CAMPBELL: Tourists splash out big time in ‘jewel in the crown’ Inverness

25 July 2023

We see and maybe become overly focused on Inverness's flaws. Tourists see it through a different lens, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Action to ‘protect’ tenants creates a housing and social disaster for Highlands

18 July 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Action to ‘protect’ tenants creates a housing and social disaster for Highlands

COLIN CAMPBELL: Action to ‘protect’ tenants creates a housing and social disaster for Highlands

18 July 2023

Our columnist asks: How many people would be willing to risk putting themselves into the current situation?


COLIN CAMPBELL: Just Stop Oil and anti-royal extremists should face tough sanction for disruptive antics

11 July 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Just Stop Oil and anti-royal extremists should face tough sanction for disruptive antics

COLIN CAMPBELL: Just Stop Oil and anti-royal extremists should face tough sanction for disruptive antics

11 July 2023

Many people are sick to death of small minorities ruining the day and the occasion for everyone else, says our columnist.


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