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WATCH: Sending pregnant women to Aberdeen or Perth would be 'totally unacceptable'

WATCH: Sending pregnant women to Aberdeen or Perth would be 'totally unacceptable'

WATCH: Sending pregnant women to Aberdeen or Perth would be 'totally unacceptable'

23 February 2024

Edward Mountain warns expectant mothers could travelling 'to Aberdeen or even Perth if the situation at Raigmore isn’t sorted out.'


POLITICS MATTERS: It’s time for an urgent rethink on pension proposals

POLITICS MATTERS: It’s time for an urgent rethink on pension proposals

POLITICS MATTERS: It’s time for an urgent rethink on pension proposals

23 February 2024

People will face the impossible dilemma of being too old to work and too young to retire, says our columnist.


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.’


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.


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.'


WATCH: Only one piece of land bought for A96 Nairn Bypass since 2011

WATCH: Only one piece of land bought for A96 Nairn Bypass since 2011

WATCH: Only one piece of land bought for A96 Nairn Bypass since 2011

21 February 2024

Since 2011 only one piece of land has been bought by the Scottish Government as part of the development of the A96 Nairn bypass.


EMMA RODDICK: Tackling Scotland’s population challenges

EMMA RODDICK: Tackling Scotland’s population challenges

EMMA RODDICK: Tackling Scotland’s population challenges

20 February 2024

My biggest fear when being asked to take up a position in the government was that it would take away time in the region, says our columnist.


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.


First Minister Humza Yousaf visits Moray in election push

First Minister Humza Yousaf visits Moray in election push

First Minister Humza Yousaf visits Moray in election push

20 February 2024

Hear what the First Minister had to say about his election priorities – and how critics have responded.


WATCH: First Minister denies A96 dualling 2030 deadline was scrapped years ago, claims 'we were always upfront'

WATCH: First Minister denies A96 dualling 2030 deadline was scrapped years ago, claims 'we were always upfront'

WATCH: First Minister denies A96 dualling 2030 deadline was scrapped years ago, claims 'we were always upfront'

20 February 2024

HUMZA Yousaf has denied that the Scottish Government scrapped the 2030 target for dualling the A96 more than three years ago.


DREW HENDRY: Listening to people is key to understanding issues

DREW HENDRY: Listening to people is key to understanding issues

DREW HENDRY: Listening to people is key to understanding issues

20 February 2024

Folk are still struggling with the cost of living, rising rent and mortgage costs, compounded by stagnant wages, says our MP.


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".


MSP meets with Highland Violence Against Women Partnership

MSP meets with Highland Violence Against Women Partnership

MSP meets with Highland Violence Against Women Partnership

17 February 2024

MSP Emma Roddick met with the Highland Violence Against Women Partnership to learn about the work they are doing to prevent gender-based violence.


'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.


EXCLUSIVE: A96 dualled by 2030 pledge abandoned years ago, emails show

EXCLUSIVE: A96 dualled by 2030 pledge abandoned years ago, emails show

EXCLUSIVE: A96 dualled by 2030 pledge abandoned years ago, emails show

17 February 2024

THE promise to dual the A96 by 2030 was quietly dropped more than three years ago, we reveal, despite the Scottish Government keeping quiet.


Highland council 'gravely disappointed' as Transport Scotland puts Bus Partnership Fund on pause

Highland council 'gravely disappointed' as Transport Scotland puts Bus Partnership Fund on pause

Highland council 'gravely disappointed' as Transport Scotland puts Bus Partnership Fund on pause

16 February 2024

Transport Scotland's announced they will pause a fund dedicated to improve bus services, with ongoing projects in the Highlands at risk.


'This absolutely stinks' – Caley Thistle slam Highland Council for U-turn on battery farm

'This absolutely stinks' – Caley Thistle slam Highland Council for U-turn on battery farm

'This absolutely stinks' – Caley Thistle slam Highland Council for U-turn on battery farm

15 February 2024

Club chairman Ross Morrison says the council or 'certain members of it, seem hellbent on killing the club by abusing their powers.'


Blunder saw Highland Council pay one former employee for 33 months – after leaving

Blunder saw Highland Council pay one former employee for 33 months – after leaving

Blunder saw Highland Council pay one former employee for 33 months – after leaving

15 February 2024

593 staff past and present were overpaid and now face salary reductions, debt recovery and legal action to force the return of cash.


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