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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.

Do you know an inspiring woman in the Highland business community?

25 May 2024
Do you know an inspiring woman in the Highland business community?

Do you know an inspiring woman in the Highland business community?

25 May 2024

It’s almost that time of year again as the Highland Business Women Awards are making a return.


Inverness youngster passes advanced driving test with flying colours

19 May 2024
Inverness youngster passes advanced driving test with flying colours

Inverness youngster passes advanced driving test with flying colours

19 May 2024

A young Inverness driver has been praised for achieving high marks on his advanced driving course.


Resilience and young business women to be recognised at Highland Business Women Awards

18 May 2024
Resilience and young business women to be recognised at Highland Business Women Awards

Resilience and young business women to be recognised at Highland Business Women Awards

18 May 2024

It’s almost that time of year again as the Highland Business Women Awards are making a return.


Croissants, handmade chocolate and more: French patisserie opens in Inverness

17 May 2024
Croissants, handmade chocolate and more: French patisserie opens in Inverness

Croissants, handmade chocolate and more: French patisserie opens in Inverness

17 May 2024

A taste of France has arrived in Inverness as O'Délice has opened its doors.


What is imposter syndrome and how do I overcome it?

17 May 2024
What is imposter syndrome and how do I overcome it?

What is imposter syndrome and how do I overcome it?

17 May 2024

Clare Humphreys, personal development coach and founder of Will to Win has created a four week masterclass to silence your inner critic.


Building Highland legacy: Family-firm crafts weatherproof conservatories built to last

17 May 2024
Building Highland legacy: Family-firm crafts weatherproof conservatories built to last

Building Highland legacy: Family-firm crafts weatherproof conservatories built to last

17 May 2024

A family-run business is proud to be able to provide people across the Highlands and Moray with top-of-the-range conservatories.


Highland MSP says the housing emergency is about more than just ‘building homes’

16 May 2024
Highland MSP says the housing emergency is about more than just ‘building homes’

Highland MSP says the housing emergency is about more than just ‘building homes’

16 May 2024

MSP Emma Roddick has highlighted the need to make sure existing homes are being used as houses, and that people can afford rents and mortgages.


Highland MSP calls for ‘collective action’ to address Scotland’s housing emergency

16 May 2024
Highland MSP calls for ‘collective action’ to address Scotland’s housing emergency

Highland MSP calls for ‘collective action’ to address Scotland’s housing emergency

16 May 2024

A Highland MSP has called for collective action and shared responsibility to address Scotland’s escalating housing emergency.


Highland bakeries rise to the challenge and scoop up accolades at national awards ceremony

15 May 2024
Highland bakeries rise to the challenge and scoop up accolades at national awards ceremony

Highland bakeries rise to the challenge and scoop up accolades at national awards ceremony

15 May 2024

Several bakeries across the region have picked up accolades at the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards.


Rory Bremner joins Prosper to celebrate Business Excellence in Highlands and Islands

15 May 2024
Rory Bremner joins Prosper to celebrate Business Excellence in Highlands and Islands

Rory Bremner joins Prosper to celebrate Business Excellence in Highlands and Islands

15 May 2024

One of Britain’s best-known impressionists and comedians, Rory Bremner, will return as host of Prosper’s Highlands & Islands Awards.


SSE announces construction of Aberarder Wind Farm

15 May 2024
SSE announces construction of Aberarder Wind Farm

SSE announces construction of Aberarder Wind Farm

15 May 2024

SSE has taken a final investment decision to proceed with Aberarder Wind Farm near Inverness.


Castle Street Energy Centre begins to take shape in Inverness

13 May 2024
Castle Street Energy Centre begins to take shape in Inverness

Castle Street Energy Centre begins to take shape in Inverness

13 May 2024

A new sustainable Energy Centre is now taking shape on site on Castle Street, in Inverness.


49-year-old man arrested and charged in connection with an assault in Inverness

13 May 2024
49-year-old man arrested and charged in connection with an assault in Inverness

49-year-old man arrested and charged in connection with an assault in Inverness

13 May 2024

The incident took place on Saturday night at Tomnahurich Street.


Closure of Kessock Bridge early this morning due to concern for a person

13 May 2024
Closure of Kessock Bridge early this morning due to concern for a person

Closure of Kessock Bridge early this morning due to concern for a person

13 May 2024

Police Scotland has said the Kessock Bridge was closed in the early hours of this morning due to concern for a person.


Highland Business Women Awards open for entries

11 May 2024
Highland Business Women Awards open for entries

Highland Business Women Awards open for entries

11 May 2024

It’s almost that time of year again as the Highland Business Women Awards are making a return.


New Inverness barbershop giving out free donuts

03 May 2024
New Inverness barbershop giving out free donuts

New Inverness barbershop giving out free donuts

03 May 2024

A new Inverness barbershop has officially opened its doors.


Inverness opticians celebrates 25 years providing healthcare services on the High Street

01 May 2024
Inverness opticians celebrates 25 years providing healthcare services on the High Street

Inverness opticians celebrates 25 years providing healthcare services on the High Street

01 May 2024

A local opticians has celebrated 25 years providing vital healthcare services on Inverness High Street.


Jobs forecast for green freeport appears to have dropped

01 May 2024
Jobs forecast for green freeport appears to have dropped

Jobs forecast for green freeport appears to have dropped

01 May 2024

A UK government report shows the number of jobs produced by the Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport could be less than forecast.


Owner pays tribute to parents as establishment crowned Scotland’s best three star hotel

01 May 2024
Owner pays tribute to parents as establishment crowned Scotland’s best three star hotel

Owner pays tribute to parents as establishment crowned Scotland’s best three star hotel

01 May 2024

The owner of a family-run Highland hotel has paid tribute to his parents after receiving the accolade of Scotland’s best three-star hotel.


Highland Council to mothball Daviot Primary School

01 May 2024
Highland Council to mothball Daviot Primary School

Highland Council to mothball Daviot Primary School

01 May 2024

Highland Council has decided to mothball Daviot Primary School from August.


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