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Rachel Smart


Business reporter

I studied my undergraduate degree in politics and international relations at the University of Aberdeen and I completed my Masters in Journalism at RGU this year. I have always been interested in people and how society works. It's great when your passions align with your job.

WATCH: Are Caley Thistle going to get promoted?

20 May 2022
WATCH: Are Caley Thistle going to get promoted?

WATCH: Are Caley Thistle going to get promoted?

20 May 2022

We asked some locals if they think Caley will get promoted to the Premiership or not and their predictions on tonight's score.


Return of region’s premier business event demonstrates resilience of Highland business community

18 May 2022
Return of region’s premier business event demonstrates resilience of Highland business community

Return of region’s premier business event demonstrates resilience of Highland business community

18 May 2022

The 2022 Highland Business Dinner will take place on Friday at the Drumossie Hotel


Cheese and wine night in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is a success

18 May 2022
Cheese and wine night in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is a success

Cheese and wine night in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is a success

18 May 2022

Executive Magazine hosted a Cheese and Wine evening last week, as part of a fundraising effort for Macmillan Cancer Support


Pubs in Inverness are expecting a busy night as the Europa League final takes place

18 May 2022
Pubs in Inverness are expecting a busy night as the Europa League final takes place

Pubs in Inverness are expecting a busy night as the Europa League final takes place

18 May 2022

Inverness bars are expecting a big turn out of fans to watch the Rangers v Eintracht Frankfurt game.


Big wins for Highlands and Islands Awards board as three named in top 100 Women in Tourism 2022

17 May 2022
Big wins for Highlands and Islands Awards board as three named in top 100 Women in Tourism 2022

Big wins for Highlands and Islands Awards board as three named in top 100 Women in Tourism 2022

17 May 2022

The Top 100 Women in Tourism in Scotland for 2022 has been announced today.


Public urged to look for woodland moths in Inverness

17 May 2022
Public urged to look for woodland moths in Inverness

Public urged to look for woodland moths in Inverness

17 May 2022

Moth enthusiasts, conservationists and the public are being encouraged to head for the woods for the UK’s annual Moth Night event this week.


Leading VAT specialist joins Inverness accountancy team

17 May 2022
Leading VAT specialist joins Inverness accountancy team

Leading VAT specialist joins Inverness accountancy team

17 May 2022

Chiene + Tait has announced the appointment of a new specialist with more than 25 years of experience.


WATCH: Inverness Jobs Fair

13 May 2022
WATCH: Inverness Jobs Fair

WATCH: Inverness Jobs Fair

13 May 2022

People looking for work in the Inverness area are being invited to a two-day jobs fair in the city centre today and Saturday (May 13 and May 14).


Businesses on fast track to success with accelerator programme

13 May 2022
Businesses on fast track to success with accelerator programme

Businesses on fast track to success with accelerator programme

13 May 2022

Twenty-two businesses from the Highlands and Islands have started the latest Pathfinder Accelerator programme.


WATCH: Should the A96 Inverness to Aberdeen road be dualled?

13 May 2022
WATCH: Should the A96 Inverness to Aberdeen road be dualled?

WATCH: Should the A96 Inverness to Aberdeen road be dualled?

13 May 2022

Locals share their thoughts on the dualling of the A96.


Stagecoach are hosting a recruitment drive this weekend.

11 May 2022
Stagecoach are hosting a recruitment drive this weekend.

Stagecoach are hosting a recruitment drive this weekend.

11 May 2022

Stagecoach are looking to hire new staff in the Highlands.


Highlands and North-East set to lead the way in pathway to Net Zero analysis

11 May 2022
Highlands and North-East set to lead the way in pathway to Net Zero analysis

Highlands and North-East set to lead the way in pathway to Net Zero analysis

11 May 2022

SSEN Transmission has published its 2022 North of Scotland Future Energy Scenarios (NoSFES) paper.


One month to go until XpoNorth 2022 Digital Conference

11 May 2022
One month to go until XpoNorth 2022 Digital Conference

One month to go until XpoNorth 2022 Digital Conference

11 May 2022

XpoNorth's annual conference will be taking place on 15th –16th of June this year.


Harry Gow named customers’ favourite bakery – and maker of the finest cake in Scotland

11 May 2022
Harry Gow named customers’ favourite bakery – and maker of the finest cake in Scotland

Harry Gow named customers’ favourite bakery – and maker of the finest cake in Scotland

11 May 2022

Harry Gow scooped a range of awards at the 2022 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards.


Highland Hotels Association to hold recruitment drive this month

10 May 2022
Highland Hotels Association to hold recruitment drive this month

Highland Hotels Association to hold recruitment drive this month

10 May 2022

Over 100 jobs will be available at open days across Inverness this month


HIE teams up with Scotland’s tech hub to support Pathfinder ‘graduates’

10 May 2022
HIE teams up with Scotland’s tech hub to support Pathfinder ‘graduates’

HIE teams up with Scotland’s tech hub to support Pathfinder ‘graduates’

10 May 2022

Pathfinder Accelerator has teamed up with CodeBase to provide mentoring to budding entrepreneurs


First in person event for Chartered Institute of Building in Creative Academy

06 May 2022
First in person event for Chartered Institute of Building in Creative Academy

First in person event for Chartered Institute of Building in Creative Academy

06 May 2022

The Chartered Institute of Building are set to host their first in person event on Thursday


Highland Gift Card has potential to boost tourism and local economy

06 May 2022
Highland Gift Card has potential to boost tourism and local economy

Highland Gift Card has potential to boost tourism and local economy

06 May 2022

Nairn business owners hope that the Highlands Gift Card will bring a boost to the local economy


Partnership to bring green hydrogen to the Highlands with first project in Cromarty

06 May 2022
Partnership to bring green hydrogen to the Highlands with first project in Cromarty

Partnership to bring green hydrogen to the Highlands with first project in Cromarty

06 May 2022

Scottish Power and Storegga will provide green hydrogen across the Highlands which could transform industry


Call for 'stability' after British Airways cuts Inverness flights

06 May 2022
Call for 'stability' after British Airways cuts Inverness flights

Call for 'stability' after British Airways cuts Inverness flights

06 May 2022

British Airways announced yesterday that it is reducing the number of flights between Inverness Airport and London Heathrow.


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