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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.

INVERNESS BID'S PERSON BEHIND THE BUSINESS: Food and drink lover turned passion into two successful businesses

22 February 2024
INVERNESS BID'S PERSON BEHIND THE BUSINESS: Food and drink lover turned passion into two successful businesses

INVERNESS BID'S PERSON BEHIND THE BUSINESS: Food and drink lover turned passion into two successful businesses

22 February 2024

Rob Steadman, the owner of The Walrus & Corkscrew and Merchant’s Delicatessen discusses his career, rugby and turning his passion into a business...


Inverness man left feeling 'terrorised' after receiving parking charge at Rose Street Retail Park

21 February 2024
Inverness man left feeling 'terrorised' after receiving parking charge at Rose Street Retail Park

Inverness man left feeling 'terrorised' after receiving parking charge at Rose Street Retail Park

21 February 2024

Michael Holmes (75) and his wife were stunned to find they had received a charge – despite having a blue badge.


INVERNESS BID SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: Scoopings of success for Miele's Gelateria

19 February 2024
INVERNESS BID SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: Scoopings of success for Miele's Gelateria

INVERNESS BID SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: Scoopings of success for Miele's Gelateria

19 February 2024

Michael Miele, co-founder and director of Miele’s Gelateria talks about the success of Miele’s.


New bar and restaurant set to open in Inverness

19 February 2024
New bar and restaurant set to open in Inverness

New bar and restaurant set to open in Inverness

19 February 2024

The Battlefield Bar and Restaurant is based at Culloden Moor.


Campaign launches to support more victims of crime in Highlands and Islands

19 February 2024
Campaign launches to support more victims of crime in Highlands and Islands

Campaign launches to support more victims of crime in Highlands and Islands

19 February 2024

A new campaign has launched aiming to raise awareness of victims’ rights and peoples’ right to access support if they are affected by crime.


The Red Arrows set to be spotted flying over the region while based at RAF Lossiemouth

19 February 2024
The Red Arrows set to be spotted flying over the region while based at RAF Lossiemouth

The Red Arrows set to be spotted flying over the region while based at RAF Lossiemouth

19 February 2024

The Red Arrows are set to be flying over the region over the next few days.


Cradlehall named as one of the top 10 places to live in Scotland

19 February 2024
Cradlehall named as one of the top 10 places to live in Scotland

Cradlehall named as one of the top 10 places to live in Scotland

19 February 2024

A residential area in Inverness has been named as one of the top 10 places to live in Scotland.


UHI student fund re-opens thanks to £60,000 business pledge

19 February 2024
UHI student fund re-opens thanks to £60,000 business pledge

UHI student fund re-opens thanks to £60,000 business pledge

19 February 2024

RES has partnered with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) to support a minimum of 60 students through their Student Development Fund.


TV personalities Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash in Inverness

18 February 2024
TV personalities Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash in Inverness

TV personalities Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash in Inverness

18 February 2024

Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are in the capital of the Highlands with their children.


MSP meets with Highland Violence Against Women Partnership

17 February 2024
MSP meets with Highland Violence Against Women Partnership

MSP meets with Highland Violence Against Women Partnership

17 February 2024

MSP Emma Roddick met with the Highland Violence Against Women Partnership to learn about the work they are doing to prevent gender-based violence.


Highland firm ready to take on the 'big guns' one city at a time

17 February 2024
Highland firm ready to take on the 'big guns' one city at a time

Highland firm ready to take on the 'big guns' one city at a time

17 February 2024

In a David vs Goliath type story, Gavin Johnston discusses why Safekab is ready to take on multinational apps, so that local taxi firms can thrive.


Consulting firm doubles its Highland workforce over 12 months

16 February 2024
Consulting firm doubles its Highland workforce over 12 months

Consulting firm doubles its Highland workforce over 12 months

16 February 2024

Consulting firm Mabbett has doubled its Highland workforce over the past 12 months.


Property demand study launched by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

15 February 2024
Property demand study launched by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Property demand study launched by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

15 February 2024

A study is underway to find out what demand there is for commercial property and land in the Highlands and Islands.


Highland business been making waves in the logistics industry since the 1950s

14 February 2024
Highland business been making waves in the logistics industry since the 1950s

Highland business been making waves in the logistics industry since the 1950s

14 February 2024

A business in the far-north of Scotland is looking forward to continuing to provide its clients with an unparalleled service over the course of 2024.


Tweed Wealth Management celebrate a decade of challenging the status quo

13 February 2024
Tweed Wealth Management celebrate a decade of challenging the status quo

Tweed Wealth Management celebrate a decade of challenging the status quo

13 February 2024

Managing director and co-founder of Tweed Wealth Management, Alison Welsh talks about what it means to celebrate 10 years in business.


Inverness woman ready to take on Valentine's Day with postal bake box delivery service

13 February 2024
Inverness woman ready to take on Valentine's Day with postal bake box delivery service

Inverness woman ready to take on Valentine's Day with postal bake box delivery service

13 February 2024

Bake Box Highland uses premium, locally-sourced and quality ingredients to create its curated range of products.


New food outlet set to open in Victorian Market in Inverness

13 February 2024
New food outlet set to open in Victorian Market in Inverness

New food outlet set to open in Victorian Market in Inverness

13 February 2024

A new food outlet is set to open in the Victorian Market in Inverness.


Police appeal for information on disappearance of 43-year-old man from Inverness

12 February 2024
Police appeal for information on disappearance of 43-year-old man from Inverness

Police appeal for information on disappearance of 43-year-old man from Inverness

12 February 2024

Dylan MacLeod from South Kessock, Inverness, was last seen on Saturday, February 3.


51-year-old woman dies after three-vehicle crash on A96 near Inverness

12 February 2024
51-year-old woman dies after three-vehicle crash on A96 near Inverness

51-year-old woman dies after three-vehicle crash on A96 near Inverness

12 February 2024

A woman has died following a road crash on the A96 near Inverness.


Residents at HMP Inverness raise funds for Maggie's in 463-mile cycle

12 February 2024
Residents at HMP Inverness raise funds for Maggie's in 463-mile cycle

Residents at HMP Inverness raise funds for Maggie's in 463-mile cycle

12 February 2024

The ‘Miles for Maggie’s’ event saw 30 residents mount static bikes in the prison.


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