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The Inverness Courier wins top national award for its Dual The A9 campaign

03 November 2023
The Inverness Courier wins top national award for its Dual The A9 campaign

The Inverness Courier wins top national award for its Dual The A9 campaign

03 November 2023

The Courier's Sarah Fyfe says it shows the 'A9 dualling is of vital importance to people in the Highlands and the government needs to listen'.


No chance of new schools for years after 'devastating' Scottish Government funding blow

01 November 2023
No chance of new schools for years after 'devastating' Scottish Government funding blow

No chance of new schools for years after 'devastating' Scottish Government funding blow

01 November 2023

One Beauly parent says 'our children have been let down by both the Highland Council and the Scottish Government.'


ARIANE BURGESS: Government could explore a council-imposed local carbon land tax levy

01 November 2023
ARIANE BURGESS: Government could explore a council-imposed local carbon land tax levy

ARIANE BURGESS: Government could explore a council-imposed local carbon land tax levy

01 November 2023

She says: 'The move could incentivise landowners to restore their degraded peatlands and create more woodland.'


Highland MSPs sucked into the Scottish Government's Covid WhatsApp messages scandal

01 November 2023
Highland MSPs sucked into the Scottish Government's Covid WhatsApp messages scandal

Highland MSPs sucked into the Scottish Government's Covid WhatsApp messages scandal

01 November 2023

Kate Forbes kept her messages but a government spokesman could not say the same for Maree Todd.


Furious MSPs say A9 gas works are 'strangling' the Highlands as 'disengaged' SGN slammed

31 October 2023
Furious MSPs say A9 gas works are 'strangling' the Highlands as 'disengaged' SGN slammed

Furious MSPs say A9 gas works are 'strangling' the Highlands as 'disengaged' SGN slammed

31 October 2023

Cross party fury was vented in Holyrood over two and half hour delays it is feared could lead to fatalities.


WATCH: Anglers speak out on River Ness rescue of elderly man

31 October 2023
WATCH: Anglers speak out on River Ness rescue of elderly man

WATCH: Anglers speak out on River Ness rescue of elderly man

31 October 2023

Members of the Inverness Angling Club rushed into the water to rescue the stricken man.


Highland MSPs say the need for new school buildings is a pressing as ever

31 October 2023
Highland MSPs say the need for new school buildings is a pressing as ever

Highland MSPs say the need for new school buildings is a pressing as ever

31 October 2023

Kate Forbes and Rhoda Grant respond to the Scottish Government turning its back on bids for desperately needed new premises.


Scottish Government rejection of school funding bids will be ‘devastating for communities’

31 October 2023
Scottish Government rejection of school funding bids will be ‘devastating for communities’

Scottish Government rejection of school funding bids will be ‘devastating for communities’

31 October 2023

Highland Council responds to the 'more than disappointing' news that none of its schools received any government cash.


A 'significant democratic moment' hailed as Humza Yousaf called to give A9 evidence

30 October 2023
A 'significant democratic moment' hailed as Humza Yousaf called to give A9 evidence

A 'significant democratic moment' hailed as Humza Yousaf called to give A9 evidence

30 October 2023

The inquiry puts the Scottish Government under real pressure as former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has also been called.


Work on multimillion-pound Bught Park redevelopment to start next month

30 October 2023
Work on multimillion-pound Bught Park redevelopment to start next month

Work on multimillion-pound Bught Park redevelopment to start next month

30 October 2023

The work is expected to finish in January 2025 with the contractor aiming for minimal disruption.


Scottish Government turns its back on all Highland school funding bids

30 October 2023
Scottish Government turns its back on all Highland school funding bids

Scottish Government turns its back on all Highland school funding bids

30 October 2023

It is a severe blow to St Clement’s Special School as well as Beauly, Dunvegan and Park Primaries.


Humza Yousaf and Nicola Sturgeon called to give evidence to A9 committee inquiry

30 October 2023
Humza Yousaf and Nicola Sturgeon called to give evidence to A9 committee inquiry

Humza Yousaf and Nicola Sturgeon called to give evidence to A9 committee inquiry

30 October 2023

In a major escalation of the petitions committee probe, MSPs are also seeking 11 years of documents from Transport Scotland.


Communities losing patience over Highland Council's stance on new-build schools

27 October 2023
Communities losing patience over Highland Council's stance on new-build schools

Communities losing patience over Highland Council's stance on new-build schools

27 October 2023

Councillors sought answers on security, safety and land purchases after 10 school projects were ditched last month.


Does Highland Council have a major bullying problem on its hands?

27 October 2023
Does Highland Council have a major bullying problem on its hands?

Does Highland Council have a major bullying problem on its hands?

27 October 2023

Reported numbers already dwarf those of the NHS Highland bullying saga that cost the health board £2.4 million in compensation.


Angling club questions Highland Council's land use rights over Riverside Way project

26 October 2023
Angling club questions Highland Council's land use rights over Riverside Way project

Angling club questions Highland Council's land use rights over Riverside Way project

26 October 2023

The council says that with just days before work starts it was still 'evaluating' the issue.


Highland Council is openly talking about redundancies 'without adequate funding'

26 October 2023
Highland Council is openly talking about redundancies 'without adequate funding'

Highland Council is openly talking about redundancies 'without adequate funding'

26 October 2023

Leader Raymond Bremner says that could 'mean job losses' as the administration is hammered for not 'looking at real problems.'


New bike shed at Highland Council HQ raises eyebrows but generally welcomed

25 October 2023
New bike shed at Highland Council HQ raises eyebrows but generally welcomed

New bike shed at Highland Council HQ raises eyebrows but generally welcomed

25 October 2023

Inverness Cycling Mayor Emily Williams calls for more of the same for locals amid a ‘paucity’ of facilities outside the city centre


Jamie Halcro Johnston: Local communities on the Corran Narrows Crossing have been 'failed'

25 October 2023
Jamie Halcro Johnston: Local communities on the Corran Narrows Crossing have been 'failed'

Jamie Halcro Johnston: Local communities on the Corran Narrows Crossing have been 'failed'

25 October 2023

He says 'the SNP-led Highland Council and SNP-led Scottish Government must stop passing the buck' – 'the truth of it is they both have.'


New political group at Highland Council aims to put constituents 'first and foremost'

25 October 2023
New political group at Highland Council aims to put constituents 'first and foremost'

New political group at Highland Council aims to put constituents 'first and foremost'

25 October 2023

Highland Alliance co-led by Duncan Macpherson will not whip members to 'vote against their conscience or the communities.'


Riverside Way construction to commence next week amid serious concerns

25 October 2023
Riverside Way construction to commence next week amid serious concerns

Riverside Way construction to commence next week amid serious concerns

25 October 2023

The work will will take five months to complete ans see footpaths widened, segregated cycle contraflow lane, and changes to junction layouts.


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