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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.

Missing defibrillator recovered from Inverness harbour and replacement provided by ‘incredible generosity’ of local businesses

16 July 2024
Missing defibrillator recovered from Inverness harbour and replacement provided by ‘incredible generosity’ of local businesses

Missing defibrillator recovered from Inverness harbour and replacement provided by ‘incredible generosity’ of local businesses

16 July 2024

A piece of life-saving equipment that was stolen from Church Street has been recovered.


Community hub for mental health support set to open in Eastgate Centre

15 July 2024
Community hub for mental health support set to open in Eastgate Centre

Community hub for mental health support set to open in Eastgate Centre

15 July 2024

Centred, a leading mental charity in the Highlands, will open the doors to a Recovery College on Wednesday (July 17).


PICTURES: Inverness Highland Games gets competitive

15 July 2024
PICTURES: Inverness Highland Games gets competitive

PICTURES: Inverness Highland Games gets competitive

15 July 2024

Inverness Highland Games took place on Saturday with over 5100 tickets being sold.


Movie partnership heralds new education programme for UHI film and TV students

14 July 2024
Movie partnership heralds new education programme for UHI film and TV students

Movie partnership heralds new education programme for UHI film and TV students

14 July 2024

A movie partnership is heralding in a new education programme for UHI film and TV students.


Family taking on NC500 cycle challenge for Cancer Research ‘blown away’ by support from Highlanders

12 July 2024
Family taking on NC500 cycle challenge for Cancer Research ‘blown away’ by support from Highlanders

Family taking on NC500 cycle challenge for Cancer Research ‘blown away’ by support from Highlanders

12 July 2024

A brave team is currently cycling the NC500 in aid of Cancer Research.


Leo’s Pride team completes ‘brutal’ Glencoe challenge for Highland baby loss charity

12 July 2024
Leo’s Pride team completes ‘brutal’ Glencoe challenge for Highland baby loss charity

Leo’s Pride team completes ‘brutal’ Glencoe challenge for Highland baby loss charity

12 July 2024

A team of 17 have completed a mammoth challenge and raised £8350 for the baby loss charity, Held in our Hearts.


Deputy First Minister visits Highland mill as report reveals forestry’s £1.1 billion contribution to the economy

12 July 2024
Deputy First Minister visits Highland mill as report reveals forestry’s £1.1 billion contribution to the economy

Deputy First Minister visits Highland mill as report reveals forestry’s £1.1 billion contribution to the economy

12 July 2024

Scotland’s forestry contributes £1.1 billion to the economy each year and supports more than 34,000 jobs, a new report has found.


New managing director appointed at Highland housebuilding firm

12 July 2024
New managing director appointed at Highland housebuilding firm

New managing director appointed at Highland housebuilding firm

12 July 2024

A new managing director has been appointment at Tulloch Homes, part of the Springfield Group.


Highlands ‘obvious place’ to have GB Energy headquarters says newly elected MP

11 July 2024
Highlands ‘obvious place’ to have GB Energy headquarters says newly elected MP

Highlands ‘obvious place’ to have GB Energy headquarters says newly elected MP

11 July 2024

Inverness MP Angus McDonald has said he will be encouraging the energy minister to base the GB Energy headquarters in the Highlands.


Business leaders call on UK government to base GB Energy headquarters in the Highlands

11 July 2024
Business leaders call on UK government to base GB Energy headquarters in the Highlands

Business leaders call on UK government to base GB Energy headquarters in the Highlands

11 July 2024

A group of business and organisation leaders is calling on the new Labour UK Government to locate the headquarters of the proposed GB Energy.


WATCH: Luke Stoltman gives advice to competitors ahead of Inverness Highland Games

10 July 2024
WATCH: Luke Stoltman gives advice to competitors ahead of Inverness Highland Games

WATCH: Luke Stoltman gives advice to competitors ahead of Inverness Highland Games

10 July 2024

It was dreich outside as everyone gathered into a tent in Bught Park to drum up excitement for the Inverness Highland Games.


Inverness city centre coffee shop set to close this month

10 July 2024
Inverness city centre coffee shop set to close this month

Inverness city centre coffee shop set to close this month

10 July 2024

A date has been set for the closure of Costa Coffee in Inglis Street.


Family-owned company opens its newest office in Inverness

09 July 2024
Family-owned company opens its newest office in Inverness

Family-owned company opens its newest office in Inverness

09 July 2024

Based in Seafield Road, Pointer Ltd is a provider of security and fire system solutions.


16-year-old male charged in connection with theft of defibrillator — but appeal for missing equipment continues

09 July 2024
16-year-old male charged in connection with theft of defibrillator — but appeal for missing equipment continues

16-year-old male charged in connection with theft of defibrillator — but appeal for missing equipment continues

09 July 2024

A 16-year-old male has been charged in connection with the theft of a defibrillator from Church Street.


PICTURES: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man delights the crowd in Inverness

08 July 2024
PICTURES: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man delights the crowd in Inverness

PICTURES: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man delights the crowd in Inverness

08 July 2024

The director of LCC Live who organised the weekend has thanked the public for continuing to support live music in the Highlands.


PICTURES: Election count chaos in Dingwall

08 July 2024
PICTURES: Election count chaos in Dingwall

PICTURES: Election count chaos in Dingwall

08 July 2024

The Liberal Democrats’ Angus MacDonald won a major victory in the newly formed Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire seat.


Nairn pre-loved fashion shop is a sanctuary for connection

07 July 2024
Nairn pre-loved fashion shop is a sanctuary for connection

Nairn pre-loved fashion shop is a sanctuary for connection

07 July 2024

Nestled on the High Street of Nairn, Daisy and Stanley is more than just a shop—it's a sanctuary.


Sisters open first retail shop in Muir of Ord for innovative fashion retail business

06 July 2024
Sisters open first retail shop in Muir of Ord for innovative fashion retail business

Sisters open first retail shop in Muir of Ord for innovative fashion retail business

06 July 2024

An innovative fashion rental business has opened its first retail shop in Muir of Ord.


Inverness business proud to land five-year contract at the region’s biggest music festival

06 July 2024
Inverness business proud to land five-year contract at the region’s biggest music festival

Inverness business proud to land five-year contract at the region’s biggest music festival

06 July 2024

Miele’s Gelateria is looking forward to ‘bringing business back to the Highlands’ as they serve delightful desserts at Belladrum.


MINISTRY OF SOUND REVIEW: If magic had a sound, this would be it

06 July 2024
MINISTRY OF SOUND REVIEW: If magic had a sound, this would be it

MINISTRY OF SOUND REVIEW: If magic had a sound, this would be it

06 July 2024

After a week of listening to opposing views and seeing a country split on politics, it was refreshing to feel unity at Bught Park last night.


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