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Call for Universal Credit starter payments is welcomed by Highland Council leader

19 October 2020
Call for Universal Credit starter payments is welcomed by Highland Council leader

Call for Universal Credit starter payments is welcomed by Highland Council leader

19 October 2020

Councillor Margaret Davidson says such payments would help many people to bridge the five week delay in processing claims


MSP calls on businesses in the Highlands to bid for a slice of a new £1 million fund to support local traders

19 October 2020
MSP calls on businesses in the Highlands to bid for a slice of a new £1 million fund to support local traders

MSP calls on businesses in the Highlands to bid for a slice of a new £1 million fund to support local traders

19 October 2020

The Scotland Loves Local scheme aims to help pay for improvements like protective screens, sanitising equipment and PPE


Universal Credit benefit claims in the Highlands rocket by 78 per cent with the young particularly badly affected

19 October 2020
Universal Credit benefit claims in the Highlands rocket by 78 per cent with the young particularly badly affected

Universal Credit benefit claims in the Highlands rocket by 78 per cent with the young particularly badly affected

19 October 2020

Food bank use also surges by 97 per cent as officials say the pandemic 'exacerbated welfare, debt, housing and employment issues'


Highland Council aims to take a robust approach to dirty campers and disrespectful visitors

17 October 2020
Highland Council aims to take a robust approach to dirty campers and disrespectful visitors

Highland Council aims to take a robust approach to dirty campers and disrespectful visitors

17 October 2020

The plans were set out at the tourism committee after outraged communities spoke out on the issue and demanded action


New homes protest fails as Highland Council greenlights 155 new homes for Inverness

17 October 2020
New homes protest fails as Highland Council greenlights 155 new homes for Inverness

New homes protest fails as Highland Council greenlights 155 new homes for Inverness

17 October 2020

The decision had already been deferred once amid concerns about flooding in the south of the city


Row over Inverness city centre bollards

15 October 2020
Row over Inverness city centre bollards

Row over Inverness city centre bollards

15 October 2020

Critics warn that the changes to Stephen's Brae could harm access for those with disabilities


Highland Council considers ways to end the blight of dirty camping as alcohol bans and wardens are suggested to combat irresponsible visitors

14 October 2020
Highland Council considers ways to end the blight of dirty camping as alcohol bans and wardens are suggested to combat irresponsible visitors

Highland Council considers ways to end the blight of dirty camping as alcohol bans and wardens are suggested to combat irresponsible visitors

14 October 2020

Efforts will also be put into providing better facilities for tourists with possible opportunities for landowners to accommodate motorhomes


Council to consider restrictions on alcohol consumption to combat 'selfish' tourists

13 October 2020
Council to consider restrictions on alcohol consumption to combat 'selfish' tourists

Council to consider restrictions on alcohol consumption to combat 'selfish' tourists

13 October 2020

Highland Council’s tourism committee is to look at ways of cracking down on on antisocial behaviour in tourist hotspots.


Release of more localised information about Covid cases by Public Health Scotland has been welcomed

10 October 2020
Release of more localised information about Covid cases by Public Health Scotland has been welcomed

Release of more localised information about Covid cases by Public Health Scotland has been welcomed

10 October 2020

Inverness Councillor Ron MacWilliam made the call months ago and says the data will help people to take precautions


Highland MSP hits out at NHS Highland bosses following a car crash performance at a Holyrood committee examining the board's finances

09 October 2020
Highland MSP hits out at NHS Highland bosses following a car crash performance at a Holyrood committee examining the board's finances

Highland MSP hits out at NHS Highland bosses following a car crash performance at a Holyrood committee examining the board's finances

09 October 2020

Edward Mountain said he is now 'deeply concerned' whether the board can deliver on its health and social care obligations


Coronavirus case confirmed aboard vessel at Highland port

08 October 2020
Coronavirus case confirmed aboard vessel at Highland port

Coronavirus case confirmed aboard vessel at Highland port

08 October 2020

Assurances over public health as coronavirus case confirmed aboard vessel at Highland port.


Highland Council's post-Brexit planning is under the spotlight with developments regarded as positive

07 October 2020
Highland Council's post-Brexit planning is under the spotlight with developments regarded as positive

Highland Council's post-Brexit planning is under the spotlight with developments regarded as positive

07 October 2020

The recovery board said good progress had been made for when the UK exits the EU on December 31


Climate emergency measures seen as central to the recovery of the Highland economy from Covid-19

07 October 2020
Climate emergency measures seen as central to the recovery of the Highland economy from Covid-19

Climate emergency measures seen as central to the recovery of the Highland economy from Covid-19

07 October 2020

Highland Council aims to create business and revenue by meeting its climate targets


Residents from central belt urged not to travel to the Highlands during half-term

07 October 2020
Residents from central belt urged not to travel to the Highlands during half-term

Residents from central belt urged not to travel to the Highlands during half-term

07 October 2020

Residents in parts of Scotland worst hit by coronavirus have been urged not to travel to other parts of the country during the half-term holiday.


Highland MSPs greet new Covid restrictions as challenging but necessary amid a spike in infection and death rates nationwide

07 October 2020
Highland MSPs greet new Covid restrictions as challenging but necessary amid a spike in infection and death rates nationwide

Highland MSPs greet new Covid restrictions as challenging but necessary amid a spike in infection and death rates nationwide

07 October 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the changes but some have called for an even more targeted response locally instead of blanket bans


New Covid restrictions include scaling back of alcohol sales in pubs and restaurants

07 October 2020
New Covid restrictions include scaling back of alcohol sales in pubs and restaurants

New Covid restrictions include scaling back of alcohol sales in pubs and restaurants

07 October 2020

Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés in the Highlands are to be restricted in their sale of alcohol in a bid to drive down Covid infection rates.


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon bans pubs and restaurants from indoor alcohol sales after 6pm on Friday

07 October 2020
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon bans pubs and restaurants from indoor alcohol sales after 6pm on Friday

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon bans pubs and restaurants from indoor alcohol sales after 6pm on Friday

07 October 2020

But booze can still be sold to outdoor patrons with tougher sanctions coming for those who flout mask wearing and self-isolation guidance


Highland MP Drew Hendry demands action on Universal Credit to lift 25,000 children out of poverty

06 October 2020
Highland MP Drew Hendry demands action on Universal Credit to lift 25,000 children out of poverty

Highland MP Drew Hendry demands action on Universal Credit to lift 25,000 children out of poverty

06 October 2020

He made the calls at the start of the Challenge Poverty Week following a hard hitting report poverty


Highland MSP backs calls for a new rural teacher fund to help fill vacancies across the north

05 October 2020
Highland MSP backs calls for a new rural teacher fund to help fill vacancies across the north

Highland MSP backs calls for a new rural teacher fund to help fill vacancies across the north

05 October 2020

Jamie Halcro Johnston said too many schools were struggling to deliver the curriculum due to staff shortages


Highland Council slammed for having shares in arms firm

04 October 2020
Highland Council slammed for having shares in arms firm

Highland Council slammed for having shares in arms firm

04 October 2020

HIGHLAND Council’s pension fund has millions invested in one of the world’s biggest arms manufacturers.


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