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Highland Council leader reveals up £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

Highland Council leader reveals up £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

Highland Council leader reveals up £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

22 February 2024

Raymond Bremner says an extra £60 million would go ‘some way towards us being able to invest in important capital projects.’


Hundreds of Inverness planning breaches kept secret

Hundreds of Inverness planning breaches kept secret

Hundreds of Inverness planning breaches kept secret

22 February 2024

Highland Council is investigating dozens of land owners and developers in the Inverness area for breaching planning rules, without sharing details.


Inverness council by-election dates announced

Inverness council by-election dates announced

Inverness council by-election dates announced

22 February 2024

The timetable for the election of a councillor to represent a vacant Highland Council seat in the Inverness South ward has been confirmed.


Highland Council looks to hike cost of funerals and school meals and charge for motorhomes

Highland Council looks to hike cost of funerals and school meals and charge for motorhomes

Highland Council looks to hike cost of funerals and school meals and charge for motorhomes

21 February 2024

But alongside potentially unwelcome proposals there are ambitions plans in the budget like developing a 'sustainable' bus service.


Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

21 February 2024

Focus on attainment was lost as councillors defend officials over a 'judgmental' education report critical of primary school staff.


Inquiries ongoing to trace fly-tippers who dumped 300 tyres in Loch Ness

Inquiries ongoing to trace fly-tippers who dumped 300 tyres in Loch Ness

Inquiries ongoing to trace fly-tippers who dumped 300 tyres in Loch Ness

21 February 2024

The "mindless" dumping of more than 300 tyres in Loch Ness only adds to Highland Council's financial pressures, a councillor has said.


Questions remain as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

Questions remain as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

Questions remain as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

21 February 2024

Council leader Raymond Bremner said: 'It has been our priority to protect jobs and services wherever possible.'


Hollywood star Russell Crowe confirms Inverness visit

Hollywood star Russell Crowe confirms Inverness visit

Hollywood star Russell Crowe confirms Inverness visit

21 February 2024

Movie star Russell Crowe confirms he's bringing his band to Inverness this summer in time for Highland Games in July.


'Staffing emergency' caused cancellation of sport for Inverness youngsters

'Staffing emergency' caused cancellation of sport for Inverness youngsters

'Staffing emergency' caused cancellation of sport for Inverness youngsters

21 February 2024

A "staffing emergency" at Highland Council led to the cancellation of sporting activities for dozens of Inverness youngsters at the weekend.


North Sea Commission delegation welcomed to Inverness

North Sea Commission delegation welcomed to Inverness

North Sea Commission delegation welcomed to Inverness

20 February 2024

The importance of strengthening links between the Highlands and European communities linked by the North Sea has been highlighted during talks.


EXCLUSIVE: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

20 February 2024

But there is little information on roads spending as the £602.5 million budget seeks to plug a £65 million blackhole.


Woman charged after Inverness car crash

Woman charged after Inverness car crash

Woman charged after Inverness car crash

20 February 2024

Four people were taken to hospital after a car crash in Inverness, police have confirmed.


WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mouldy Highland home

WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mouldy Highland home

WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mouldy Highland home

20 February 2024

A disabled pensioner, who breathes with an oxygen cylinder, pleads with the council to be decanted from his mouldy home before it 'kills' him.


Inverness play park vandalised in Westhill

Inverness play park vandalised in Westhill

Inverness play park vandalised in Westhill

20 February 2024

The play park was 'destroyed' during the night with many residents outraged by the incident.


WATCH: Work under way to refurbish Northern Meeting Park in Inverness

WATCH: Work under way to refurbish Northern Meeting Park in Inverness

WATCH: Work under way to refurbish Northern Meeting Park in Inverness

20 February 2024

High Life Highland has shared a sneak peek into construction works to give a historic Highland capital venue a new lease of life.


Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

19 February 2024

Councillor Helen Crawford says asking 'teachers to mark more generously' is 'just a big sticking plaster.'


Far north councillor in switch to Highland Independent group

Far north councillor in switch to Highland Independent group

Far north councillor in switch to Highland Independent group

19 February 2024

Far north councillor Karl Rosie has joined the Highland Independent group on the local authority, saying he wants to "put people before politics".


Inverness crash highlights urgent need for safety measures, councillor argues

Inverness crash highlights urgent need for safety measures, councillor argues

Inverness crash highlights urgent need for safety measures, councillor argues

18 February 2024

Long-running calls for lower speed limits and other safety measures at notorious junctions in a city neighbourhood have resurfaced after a crash.


WATCH: Inverness residents 'worn down' due to severe flooding ruining their homes

WATCH: Inverness residents 'worn down' due to severe flooding ruining their homes

WATCH: Inverness residents 'worn down' due to severe flooding ruining their homes

17 February 2024

The residents of Cloverfield Park have battled this issue for over a decade with only temporary solutions put in place.


'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

17 February 2024

Providing council-owned & managed allotments across the Highlands must be included in the local authority's latest review, the region's Greens argue.


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