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

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

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


Europeans wishing to stay in the UK can seek out Highland Council help

Europeans wishing to stay in the UK can seek out Highland Council help

Europeans wishing to stay in the UK can seek out Highland Council help

16 October 2020

European citizens wishing to continue living in the UK after Brexit are being urged to seek out Highland Council help.


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

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


Highland MSPs still fighting for flights connectivity

Highland MSPs still fighting for flights connectivity

Highland MSPs still fighting for flights connectivity

12 October 2020

All air routes are 'absolutely vital' say Labour team


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


National 5 exams to be awarded on estimation basis in 2021

National 5 exams to be awarded on estimation basis in 2021

National 5 exams to be awarded on estimation basis in 2021

07 October 2020

The Scottish Government has set out its response to the recommendations of the Rapid Review of National Qualifications Experience report 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

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

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


MP calls for more support for struggling firms

MP calls for more support for struggling firms

MP calls for more support for struggling firms

07 October 2020

The SNP has called again for the Treasury to turn its Bounce Back Loan Scheme into grants or equity – and write off repayments for struggling firms.


Business leader calls for Scottish Government to set out second wave help package

Business leader calls for Scottish Government to set out second wave help package

Business leader calls for Scottish Government to set out second wave help package

06 October 2020

HIGHLAND businesses need further Covid-19 support if the Scottish Government brings in extra virus restrictions, a leading industry figure believes.


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

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


Half-a-dozen new Covid-19 cases detected in Highlands as Scotland prepares for restrictions

Half-a-dozen new Covid-19 cases detected in Highlands as Scotland prepares for restrictions

Half-a-dozen new Covid-19 cases detected in Highlands as Scotland prepares for restrictions

06 October 2020

SIX new cases of Covid-19 have been detected by NHS Highland.


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

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


Removing whip of Covid MP 'absolutely right', says Inverness MP

Removing whip of Covid MP 'absolutely right', says Inverness MP

Removing whip of Covid MP 'absolutely right', says Inverness MP

01 October 2020

REMOVING the whip from an MP who travelled on a train while knowingly infected with Covid-19 was "absolutely right", Inverness's MP has said.


£215m in returned furlough support 'must be used to help those who have fallen through the gaps'

£215m in returned furlough support 'must be used to help those who have fallen through the gaps'

£215m in returned furlough support 'must be used to help those who have fallen through the gaps'

28 September 2020

SOME £215 million of returned furlough support cash must be reinvested in extra help for those who have "fallen through the gaps", a local MP insists.


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