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COLIN CAMPBELL: Boundary changes mean Inverness and Nairn SNP MP faces fierce battle ahead

04 July 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Boundary changes mean Inverness and Nairn SNP MP faces fierce battle ahead

COLIN CAMPBELL: Boundary changes mean Inverness and Nairn SNP MP faces fierce battle ahead

04 July 2023

It would take a lot of work to oust Drew Hendry from Westminster, but it is by no means an impossible task, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Problems still exist, but bus service is no longer the shambles it was

27 June 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Problems still exist, but bus service is no longer the shambles it was

COLIN CAMPBELL: Problems still exist, but bus service is no longer the shambles it was

27 June 2023

Round trips have been achieved in and out of the city centre generally without delay. This now seems to be a consistent pattern, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Bike theft in Inverness is still a bitterly wounding crime

21 June 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Bike theft in Inverness is still a bitterly wounding crime

COLIN CAMPBELL: Bike theft in Inverness is still a bitterly wounding crime

21 June 2023

I’ve gone over six decades without being a victim of any crime in Inverness, but it didn't dull the pain of having my bike stolen, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Everyone has to have a roof over their head, even if it brings on a nightmare

16 June 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Everyone has to have a roof over their head, even if it brings on a nightmare

COLIN CAMPBELL: Everyone has to have a roof over their head, even if it brings on a nightmare

16 June 2023

There’s no denying difficult decisions have to be made on housing, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Spanish magic in Madrid where Sir Andy Murray is king of Scots

06 June 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Spanish magic in Madrid where Sir Andy Murray is king of Scots

COLIN CAMPBELL: Spanish magic in Madrid where Sir Andy Murray is king of Scots

06 June 2023

We hear plenty about ‘airport misery’ but nothing about the vast majority of journeys which are problem free, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Inverness Women’s Aid began with a multitude in just three rooms

30 May 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Inverness Women’s Aid began with a multitude in just three rooms

COLIN CAMPBELL: Inverness Women’s Aid began with a multitude in just three rooms

30 May 2023

Many people were shocked that Women’s Aid was to close its city accommodation base, leaving only six flats in Dingwall to serve the entire Highlands.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Firebrand Fergus makes his mark with revolt over failure and folly

24 May 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Firebrand Fergus makes his mark with revolt over failure and folly

COLIN CAMPBELL: Firebrand Fergus makes his mark with revolt over failure and folly

24 May 2023

It would have been much easier to coast into gentle retirement, rather than incur the wrath of many within the SNP, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: The era of bizarre city artwork, and the mystery of why any of it was built

16 May 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: The era of bizarre city artwork, and the mystery of why any of it was built

COLIN CAMPBELL: The era of bizarre city artwork, and the mystery of why any of it was built

16 May 2023

'People do not want vast sums of money spent on vanity projects of no benefit to the environment and created for no identifiable reason.'


COLIN CAMPBELL: Limp your way on to NHS waiting list or pay a small fortune to be fast-tracked

09 May 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Limp your way on to NHS waiting list or pay a small fortune to be fast-tracked

COLIN CAMPBELL: Limp your way on to NHS waiting list or pay a small fortune to be fast-tracked

09 May 2023

Reports of people dying for want of operations are chilling and frightening for people of my vintage, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Churning stomachs or many reasons to celebrate the King’s Coronation?

02 May 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Churning stomachs or many reasons to celebrate the King’s Coronation?

COLIN CAMPBELL: Churning stomachs or many reasons to celebrate the King’s Coronation?

02 May 2023

We’ll come up for air now and again but in our household the Coronation of King Charles this weekend will capture quite a lot of attention.


COLIN CAMPBELL: ‘Net zero’ Inverness road plan may lead to congestion and danger pile-up

25 April 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: ‘Net zero’ Inverness road plan may lead to congestion and danger pile-up

COLIN CAMPBELL: ‘Net zero’ Inverness road plan may lead to congestion and danger pile-up

25 April 2023

If thousands of vehicles are unable to access Academy Street they will be diverted to streets elsewhere, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: ‘No eviction’ bias on rentals will see everyone losing out

18 April 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: ‘No eviction’ bias on rentals will see everyone losing out

COLIN CAMPBELL: ‘No eviction’ bias on rentals will see everyone losing out

18 April 2023

Our columnist says the government appear to see tenants as natural victims and landlords as oppressors, adding that seems grossly unfair.


COLIN CAMPBELL: No grand welcome for SNP leader Humza Yousaf on the streets of Inverness

11 April 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: No grand welcome for SNP leader Humza Yousaf on the streets of Inverness

COLIN CAMPBELL: No grand welcome for SNP leader Humza Yousaf on the streets of Inverness

11 April 2023

One of his many challenges will be to try and even partially fix what looks the broken hulk of the SNP, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPELL: Not everyone cuts costs as money rolls in to ‘hotel city’

04 April 2023
COLIN CAMPELL: Not everyone cuts costs as money rolls in to ‘hotel city’

COLIN CAMPELL: Not everyone cuts costs as money rolls in to ‘hotel city’

04 April 2023

Whether or not new hotels will continue to be crammed into Inverness remains to be seen. We may now be close to saturation point, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: What would happen if scandalously low-paid care workers just walked off the job?

29 March 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: What would happen if scandalously low-paid care workers just walked off the job?

COLIN CAMPBELL: What would happen if scandalously low-paid care workers just walked off the job?

29 March 2023

Care home staff in Inverness are still being paid as little as £10.50 an hour, points out our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Next First Minister will always have indy diehards breathing down their neck

26 March 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Next First Minister will always have indy diehards breathing down their neck

COLIN CAMPBELL: Next First Minister will always have indy diehards breathing down their neck

26 March 2023

The three candidates all say they can deliver independence, but will they?


COLIN CAMPBELL: Hauling cans and bottles back idea should be binned

14 March 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Hauling cans and bottles back idea should be binned

COLIN CAMPBELL: Hauling cans and bottles back idea should be binned

14 March 2023

Our columnist wants the proposed Deposit Return Scheme scrapped, saying people like him – who don't use a car – will be inconvenienced the most.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Is Inverness city centre falling victim to green zealotry?

07 March 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Is Inverness city centre falling victim to green zealotry?

COLIN CAMPBELL: Is Inverness city centre falling victim to green zealotry?

07 March 2023

If the green paradise results in a serious loss of trade, it will be a personal and financial disaster for city centre traders, says our columnist.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Huge relief to see paramedics coming to the rescue

28 February 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Huge relief to see paramedics coming to the rescue

COLIN CAMPBELL: Huge relief to see paramedics coming to the rescue

28 February 2023

Our columnist praises emergency services heroes.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Years after jail plan launch, at least we have the concrete

22 February 2023
COLIN CAMPBELL: Years after jail plan launch, at least we have the concrete

COLIN CAMPBELL: Years after jail plan launch, at least we have the concrete

22 February 2023

There is “cautious optimism” over the timetable for building a new Inverness prison, as "significant sum" spent on concrete.


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