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Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

29 February 2024

The agreed proposals are branded 'nebulous, vague, hazy, obscure, indistinct, unclear, indefinite, murky, blurred, formless and featureless.'


Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

29 February 2024

Council leader Raymond Bremner says it 'allows for significant investment to take place and protect jobs across our communities.'


Lib Dem budget amendment seeks £30m more for roads and to fully fund new St Clements school

Lib Dem budget amendment seeks £30m more for roads and to fully fund new St Clements school

Lib Dem budget amendment seeks £30m more for roads and to fully fund new St Clements school

29 February 2024

It also calls for a letter to the First Minister telling him his government made the council's 'severe financial plight of the council' worse.


Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

28 February 2024

They say the budget has 'no real substance' and question if it 'will in fact cover the financial gap.'


Nod for new Inverness tattoo parlour

Nod for new Inverness tattoo parlour

Nod for new Inverness tattoo parlour

28 February 2024

Plans for a new tattoo parlour in Inverness have been approved by Highland Council.


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: New energy efficiency Bill could 'obliterate' Highland finances

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: New energy efficiency Bill could 'obliterate' Highland finances

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: New energy efficiency Bill could 'obliterate' Highland finances

27 February 2024

The MSP warns that 'it is practically impossible' for Highland homes to meet proposed energy performance standard.


Highland empty homes officer up for award

Highland empty homes officer up for award

Highland empty homes officer up for award

27 February 2024

A woman working to make sure Highland homes are being put to the best use is in the running for a national award in recognition of her achievements.


Highland teachers suffer 'physical violence' and abuse on a 'daily' basis, says union

Highland teachers suffer 'physical violence' and abuse on a 'daily' basis, says union

Highland teachers suffer 'physical violence' and abuse on a 'daily' basis, says union

27 February 2024

The EIS found staff 'have sustained physical injuries' while many considered leaving the profession altogether.


WATCH: Inverness Castle's £30 million transformation gathers pace

WATCH: Inverness Castle's £30 million transformation gathers pace

WATCH: Inverness Castle's £30 million transformation gathers pace

27 February 2024

Transformation of Inverness Castle into a world-class visitor attraction is continuing apace, according to one of the project's leading lights.


Highland Council says its bid to change its ‘operating model’ could save £24 million

Highland Council says its bid to change its ‘operating model’ could save £24 million

Highland Council says its bid to change its ‘operating model’ could save £24 million

26 February 2024

But there is little detail of what cost reduction, income generation, redesign and efficiency means for services.


LibDems at Highland Council get a boost as Patrick Logue joins the group

LibDems at Highland Council get a boost as Patrick Logue joins the group

LibDems at Highland Council get a boost as Patrick Logue joins the group

26 February 2024

It comes as the notice of election is published after the resignation of LibDem councillor Colin Aitken.


Highland Council Budget: How it affects you and what to expect in a crunch week for the north

Highland Council Budget: How it affects you and what to expect in a crunch week for the north

Highland Council Budget: How it affects you and what to expect in a crunch week for the north

26 February 2024

From taxes to roads to fees, we take you through some of the main points of the £602 million budget.


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.


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