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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.

Enter the Highland Business Women Awards and make your business shine

15 June 2024
Enter the Highland Business Women Awards and make your business shine

Enter the Highland Business Women Awards and make your business shine

15 June 2024

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


Inverness charity-run care home is hosting a fundraising open day

11 June 2024
Inverness charity-run care home is hosting a fundraising open day

Inverness charity-run care home is hosting a fundraising open day

11 June 2024

An Inverness charity-run care home is hosting a fundraising open day on Saturday.


Highland business celebrates 20 years of relationship building

11 June 2024
Highland business celebrates 20 years of relationship building

Highland business celebrates 20 years of relationship building

11 June 2024

A Highland firm is celebrating a milestone achievement in 2024: 20 years in business!


UHI alumni make it to semi-finals of business competition

10 June 2024
UHI alumni make it to semi-finals of business competition

UHI alumni make it to semi-finals of business competition

10 June 2024

Two alumni from The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) is have made it into the semi-finals of this year's Converge Challenge.


UHI announces strategic senior leadership changes

09 June 2024
UHI announces strategic senior leadership changes

UHI announces strategic senior leadership changes

09 June 2024

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) has announced changes to its senior executive team as part of its 2030 Strategic Plan.


Is there an outstanding woman on your team that could be nominated for the Highland Business Women Awards?

08 June 2024
Is there an outstanding woman on your team that could be nominated for the Highland Business Women Awards?

Is there an outstanding woman on your team that could be nominated for the Highland Business Women Awards?

08 June 2024

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


UHI’s deputy principal announces retirement

08 June 2024
UHI’s deputy principal announces retirement

UHI’s deputy principal announces retirement

08 June 2024

UHI has announced Professor Neil Simco will retire in July 2024, after 15 years’ service in senior leadership at the university.


Inverness amateur dramatics company provide captivating performance on opening night of play

06 June 2024
Inverness amateur dramatics company provide captivating performance on opening night of play

Inverness amateur dramatics company provide captivating performance on opening night of play

06 June 2024

Inverness amateur dramatics company The Florians gave a captivating performance on their opening night of Of Mice and Men.


Ross-shire Engineering invests £1.2 million in equipment for new facility in Green Freeport zone

06 June 2024
Ross-shire Engineering invests £1.2 million in equipment for new facility in Green Freeport zone

Ross-shire Engineering invests £1.2 million in equipment for new facility in Green Freeport zone

06 June 2024

Ross-shire Engineering (RSE) has opened its new facility in Deephaven, Evanton, located within the Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport zone.


Highland Council announce plans for strategic fund so benefits of renewable energy are ‘equitable’

05 June 2024
Highland Council announce plans for strategic fund so benefits of renewable energy are ‘equitable’

Highland Council announce plans for strategic fund so benefits of renewable energy are ‘equitable’

05 June 2024

Highland Council leader Raymond Bremner has announced plans for a Strategic Partnership Fund.


Loch Ness hub awarded for dedication to green tourism

04 June 2024
Loch Ness hub awarded for dedication to green tourism

Loch Ness hub awarded for dedication to green tourism

04 June 2024

Loch Ness Hub and Travel has achieved Gold Green Tourism Award Status.


Inverness hotelier’s hospitality tech firm secures Arctic contract with hotel in Greenland

04 June 2024
Inverness hotelier’s hospitality tech firm secures Arctic contract with hotel in Greenland

Inverness hotelier’s hospitality tech firm secures Arctic contract with hotel in Greenland

04 June 2024

A hotelier’s hospitality tech firm has secured its first Arctic contract with a hotel in Greenland, which lies at the heart of the Inuit community.


PICTURES: Were you at The Gathering in Inverness?

03 June 2024
PICTURES: Were you at The Gathering in Inverness?

PICTURES: Were you at The Gathering in Inverness?

03 June 2024

The Gathering Festival 2024 was described as a ‘blast’ by organisers.


Inverness dramatics company takes to the stage - with very special star

03 June 2024
Inverness dramatics company takes to the stage - with very special star

Inverness dramatics company takes to the stage - with very special star

03 June 2024

The group of thespians will be bringing the 1937 novella Of Mice and Men to life.


Team GB baton relay sets off from Inverness as bank raises funds for local charities

02 June 2024
Team GB baton relay sets off from Inverness as bank raises funds for local charities

Team GB baton relay sets off from Inverness as bank raises funds for local charities

02 June 2024

Inverness has been the first port of a call for a Team GB Baton Relay.


WATCH: ‘The politicians don’t care about this part of the world’ - reaction to Nairn Build the Bypass event

02 June 2024
WATCH: ‘The politicians don’t care about this part of the world’ - reaction to Nairn Build the Bypass event

WATCH: ‘The politicians don’t care about this part of the world’ - reaction to Nairn Build the Bypass event

02 June 2024

Hundreds of people from Nairn and surrounding areas attended The Inverness Courier’s Build the Bypass event on Friday night.


Team GB baton relay sets off from Inverness as bank raises funds for local charities

02 June 2024
Team GB baton relay sets off from Inverness as bank raises funds for local charities

Team GB baton relay sets off from Inverness as bank raises funds for local charities

02 June 2024

Inverness has been the first port of a call for a Team GB Baton Relay.


WATCH: Nairn community react to Build the Bypass event

01 June 2024
WATCH: Nairn community react to Build the Bypass event

WATCH: Nairn community react to Build the Bypass event

01 June 2024

Hundreds of people from Nairn and surrounding areas attended The Inverness Courier’s Build the Bypass event last night.


Up and coming firm to be recognised at the Highland Business Women Awards

01 June 2024
Up and coming firm to be recognised at the Highland Business Women Awards

Up and coming firm to be recognised at the Highland Business Women Awards

01 June 2024

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


Tomnahurich Swing Bridge to close for two weeks for essential road maintenance

31 May 2024
Tomnahurich Swing Bridge to close for two weeks for essential road maintenance

Tomnahurich Swing Bridge to close for two weeks for essential road maintenance

31 May 2024

Tomnahurich Swing Bridge is set to close for two weeks for essential road maintenance.


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