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Philip Murray


News editor and sub editor

Philip Murray is a news editor and sub editor for Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2014. He has worked in the industry for 20 years.

Police appeal for help tracing missing Conon Bridge man

18 April 2024
Police appeal for help tracing missing Conon Bridge man

Police appeal for help tracing missing Conon Bridge man

18 April 2024

Police have appealed for help tracing a Ross-shire man who has been missing for a week.


A9 campaign sees Inverness Courier shortlisted for major titles at Scottish Press Awards

18 April 2024
A9 campaign sees Inverness Courier shortlisted for major titles at Scottish Press Awards

A9 campaign sees Inverness Courier shortlisted for major titles at Scottish Press Awards

18 April 2024

The Inverness Courier is among the finalists for three national awards following its work on ‘Dual the A9’ - including Front Page of the Year.


Urgent clarity needed over controversial stove fire ban, warns Highland MSP

18 April 2024
Urgent clarity needed over controversial stove fire ban, warns Highland MSP

Urgent clarity needed over controversial stove fire ban, warns Highland MSP

18 April 2024

Clarity is urgently needed over the ban on wood burning stoves, a Highland MSP has warned after being inundated with concerns from confused residents.


Beach clean volunteers sought ahead of litter picking in Ardersier

17 April 2024
Beach clean volunteers sought ahead of litter picking in Ardersier

Beach clean volunteers sought ahead of litter picking in Ardersier

17 April 2024

Eco-minded volunteers are being urged to lend a hand when a beach clean takes place at a Moray Firth beauty spot this weekend.


‘Last Ent of Affric’ ancient elm tree playing a role in saving its species

17 April 2024
‘Last Ent of Affric’ ancient elm tree playing a role in saving its species

‘Last Ent of Affric’ ancient elm tree playing a role in saving its species

17 April 2024

An ancient elm that has stood alone in the far reaches of Glen Affric for hundreds of years is now the guardian over a new generation of its species.


And they’re off! Grand National fun entertains residents at Inverness care home

16 April 2024
And they’re off! Grand National fun entertains residents at Inverness care home

And they’re off! Grand National fun entertains residents at Inverness care home

16 April 2024

A day at the races inspired fun at an Inverness care home when staff and residents got into the spirit of the Grand National.


Travel award scheme continues to support talented Highland athletes

16 April 2024
Travel award scheme continues to support talented Highland athletes

Travel award scheme continues to support talented Highland athletes

16 April 2024

Talented athletes from across the Highlands are receiving support to help them realise their sporting dreams.


Past landslide sparks questions over Loch Fearna pumped hydro storage dams plan

13 April 2024
Past landslide sparks questions over Loch Fearna pumped hydro storage dams plan

Past landslide sparks questions over Loch Fearna pumped hydro storage dams plan

13 April 2024

Assurances have been sought after questions were raised over the close proximity of a large landslide to a planned hydro power plant.


Highland musical duo embrace improvisation and spontaneity for fifth new album

13 April 2024
Highland musical duo embrace improvisation and spontaneity for fifth new album

Highland musical duo embrace improvisation and spontaneity for fifth new album

13 April 2024

Acclaimed Highland musicians from Fort Augustus and Achiltibuie are set to break new ground with the release of their latest collaborative album.


2-vehicle road crash on A96 east of Inverness

11 April 2024
2-vehicle road crash on A96 east of Inverness

2-vehicle road crash on A96 east of Inverness

11 April 2024

Police and firefighters were among emergency services in attendance at the scene of the crash at the A96#s junction with the B9006.


‘Emergency services’ called after passenger takes ill on Highland Mainline train, says ScotRail

11 April 2024
‘Emergency services’ called after passenger takes ill on Highland Mainline train, says ScotRail

‘Emergency services’ called after passenger takes ill on Highland Mainline train, says ScotRail

11 April 2024

A passenger took ill on a train at Kingussie - their condition was not known.


Highland locals at heart of Bught Park construction work in Inverness

11 April 2024
Highland locals at heart of Bught Park construction work in Inverness

Highland locals at heart of Bught Park construction work in Inverness

11 April 2024

Major work to revamp Bught Park in Inverness has the Highlands at its heart after local workers were hired to carry out construction.


Nessie hunters urge Nasa to help solve Loch Ness Monster mystery

11 April 2024
Nessie hunters urge Nasa to help solve Loch Ness Monster mystery

Nessie hunters urge Nasa to help solve Loch Ness Monster mystery

11 April 2024

Nessie hunters are about to embark on their latest search of Loch Ness - and have urged Nasa and other scientists to lend their expertise.


ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

08 April 2024
ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

08 April 2024

A spate of cancellations due to lack of crew during the Easter break is ‘a blow to Highland businesses’ at the start of the tourist season.


Flats plan sparks flash flooding fears on busy Inverness roads

08 April 2024
Flats plan sparks flash flooding fears on busy Inverness roads

Flats plan sparks flash flooding fears on busy Inverness roads

08 April 2024

Residents in Scorguie have raised fears that plans for 12 new flats will worsen a known flash flooding hotspot on Clachnaharry Road.


Freeport tax relief milestone hailed by leading Westminster politician

08 April 2024
Freeport tax relief milestone hailed by leading Westminster politician

Freeport tax relief milestone hailed by leading Westminster politician

08 April 2024

A milestone day for the region’s freeport has been hailed by a leading politician who believes the Highlands are “already seeing the benefits”.


PICTURE DETECTIVE: Do you recognise these mystery Highland photographs?

07 April 2024
PICTURE DETECTIVE: Do you recognise these mystery Highland photographs?

PICTURE DETECTIVE: Do you recognise these mystery Highland photographs?

07 April 2024

Are you in our latest mystery photos, or do you know anyone who is? Do you remember any of the events?


‘Teens on railway line’ spark worry and a danger warning from ScotRail

07 April 2024
‘Teens on railway line’ spark worry and a danger warning from ScotRail

‘Teens on railway line’ spark worry and a danger warning from ScotRail

07 April 2024

British Transport Police responded to an incident in Easter Ross on Saturday and ScotRail has warned of the dangers of trespassing on the railway.


Inverness band Raining Stairs’ first official release for 34 years hits Soundcloud

07 April 2024
Inverness band Raining Stairs’ first official release for 34 years hits Soundcloud

Inverness band Raining Stairs’ first official release for 34 years hits Soundcloud

07 April 2024

The new EP - the band’s first official release for 34 years - features two unreleased studio recordings and one home demo from the archive.


UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

07 April 2024
UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

07 April 2024

A Met Office yellow warning for gale-force winds in parts of the Highlands has been extended until midnight. It was originally meant to expire at 3pm.


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