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A9 Inquiry: Reasons why the programme failed remain 'murky' amid government secrecy

24 January 2024
A9 Inquiry: Reasons why the programme failed remain 'murky' amid government secrecy

A9 Inquiry: Reasons why the programme failed remain 'murky' amid government secrecy

24 January 2024

MSP Jackson Carlaw says 'drift' started in 2018 and the public was kept in the dark despite 'serious reservations and doubt' internally.


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Halt on capital projects 'another hammer blow' for NHS Highland

23 January 2024
EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Halt on capital projects 'another hammer blow' for NHS Highland

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Halt on capital projects 'another hammer blow' for NHS Highland

23 January 2024

He says the stop 'places in great jeopardy the refurbishment of Raigmore’s maternity unit and projects in Caithness and Lochaber.'


Scottish Government confirms 'paused' flagship NHS Highland projects not a 'priority'

23 January 2024
Scottish Government confirms 'paused' flagship NHS Highland projects not a 'priority'

Scottish Government confirms 'paused' flagship NHS Highland projects not a 'priority'

23 January 2024

A government spokesman says Westminster's failure to 'inflation-proof its capital budget' resulted in a 'nearly a 10 per cent real-terms cut.'


Highland Council plans 7.95% rent hike to raise nearly £900,000

22 January 2024
Highland Council plans 7.95% rent hike to raise nearly £900,000

Highland Council plans 7.95% rent hike to raise nearly £900,000

22 January 2024

The cash will go to non-essential maintenance but there are concerns about the 'potential affordability impacts.'


Key NHS Highland infrastructure projects halted on Scottish Government orders

22 January 2024
Key NHS Highland infrastructure projects halted on Scottish Government orders

Key NHS Highland infrastructure projects halted on Scottish Government orders

22 January 2024

Doubt cast over two vital projects – the almost £9 million Raigmore maternity revamp and the £80 million overhaul of Caithness healthcare.


Is Highland Council taking bullying and harassment allegations seriously?

18 January 2024
Is Highland Council taking bullying and harassment allegations seriously?

Is Highland Council taking bullying and harassment allegations seriously?

18 January 2024

Bosses continue to play down evidence, want to deal with complaints 'informally' offer victims and alleged perpetrators 'similar support'.


Global Energy gets planning approval for £200 million Green Freeport plant at Nigg

17 January 2024
Global Energy gets planning approval for £200 million Green Freeport plant at Nigg

Global Energy gets planning approval for £200 million Green Freeport plant at Nigg

17 January 2024

Japanese giant Sumitomo Electric Industries will produce trans-national subsea cables for the renewables sector.


EMMA RODDICK: 'At work, every positive decision is marred by the bigger picture'

16 January 2024
EMMA RODDICK: 'At work, every positive decision is marred by the bigger picture'

EMMA RODDICK: 'At work, every positive decision is marred by the bigger picture'

16 January 2024

She says 'I’m reminded dozens of times a day of the cost of being in the union.'


£200 million Nigg plant is up for planning consent amid noise pollution concerns

16 January 2024
£200 million Nigg plant is up for planning consent amid noise pollution concerns

£200 million Nigg plant is up for planning consent amid noise pollution concerns

16 January 2024

The project aims to produce trans-national subsea cables for the renewables sector and create 500 jobs.


Macdonald Aviemore Resort's wedding fair showcases inspiration for soon-to-be married couples

14 January 2024
Macdonald Aviemore Resort's wedding fair showcases inspiration for soon-to-be married couples

Macdonald Aviemore Resort's wedding fair showcases inspiration for soon-to-be married couples

14 January 2024

The event included a catwalk show as well as bridal wear and dresses for mother of the bride or groom too.


Motorists are being warned of treacherous near whiteout conditions on the A9

14 January 2024
Motorists are being warned of treacherous near whiteout conditions on the A9

Motorists are being warned of treacherous near whiteout conditions on the A9

14 January 2024

The Met Office has just extended its weather warning for the Highlands until Thursday.


Huge police response to incident on the Raigmore Estate this morning

14 January 2024
Huge police response to incident on the Raigmore Estate this morning

Huge police response to incident on the Raigmore Estate this morning

14 January 2024

One man has been taken to hospital and another has been arrested following a disturbance at a property on Mackintosh Road.


Highland Council getting personal as two members are to face the standards watchdog

13 January 2024
Highland Council getting personal as two members are to face the standards watchdog

Highland Council getting personal as two members are to face the standards watchdog

13 January 2024

Easter Ross's Maxine Smith is in hot water over a spat with a fellow councillor while Caithness's Andrew Jarvie is up for 'feeling misled'.


UHI announce the death of Colin Mackay who played a ‘pivotal role’ in forming the university

13 January 2024
UHI announce the death of Colin Mackay who played a ‘pivotal role’ in forming the university

UHI announce the death of Colin Mackay who played a ‘pivotal role’ in forming the university

13 January 2024

He had a distinguished career and was a renowned gastro-intestinal surgeon.


Met Office issues update on Arctic blast set to hit the Highlands with up to 10cm of snow

13 January 2024
Met Office issues update on Arctic blast set to hit the Highlands with up to 10cm of snow

Met Office issues update on Arctic blast set to hit the Highlands with up to 10cm of snow

13 January 2024

Yellow weather warnings are in place as meteorologists indicate which areas may be able to build a snowman this weekend


Highland rail routes set for 'significant disruption' due to Network Rail safety works

13 January 2024
Highland rail routes set for 'significant disruption' due to Network Rail safety works

Highland rail routes set for 'significant disruption' due to Network Rail safety works

13 January 2024

The works are due to start at the end of the month and last for three days.


Highland Council refuses to declare an 'emergency' over 67 schools rated 'poor'

11 January 2024
Highland Council refuses to declare an 'emergency' over 67 schools rated 'poor'

Highland Council refuses to declare an 'emergency' over 67 schools rated 'poor'

11 January 2024

Councillor Helen Crawford called for a 'school estate emergency' declaration to tackle the issue but SNP-Independent councillors voted it down.


Councillors set for Highland 'school estate emergency' showdown

10 January 2024
Councillors set for Highland 'school estate emergency' showdown

Councillors set for Highland 'school estate emergency' showdown

10 January 2024

The north has the worst school buildings in Scotland and one parent says this is an 'emergency affecting the whole of Highland society'.


ARIANE BURGESS: Resilience is essential in these challenging times

09 January 2024
ARIANE BURGESS: Resilience is essential in these challenging times

ARIANE BURGESS: Resilience is essential in these challenging times

09 January 2024

She says 'eco-anxiety, the distress caused by these emergencies, is increasingly recognised,' asking 'how can we cope with these feelings?'


Raigmore Hospital's £9 million maternity unit extension gets the green light

09 January 2024
Raigmore Hospital's £9 million maternity unit extension gets the green light

Raigmore Hospital's £9 million maternity unit extension gets the green light

09 January 2024

But there are concerns about the otherwise welcome development related to recruitment, financing and centralisation of maternity care.


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