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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.'


COLIN CAMPBELL: Hard-hitting contest shapes up in election ahead

COLIN CAMPBELL: Hard-hitting contest shapes up in election ahead

COLIN CAMPBELL: Hard-hitting contest shapes up in election ahead

29 February 2024

A hard-hitting contest is shaping up for the Inverness constituency in the upcoming General Election


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.'


Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in Inverness

Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in Inverness

Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in Inverness

29 February 2024

Staff at the University of the Highlands and Islands hit the picket line this morning amid ongoing strike action over pay and job losses.


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.


Nairnshire communities invited to join conversation on Local Place Plan in March road show

Nairnshire communities invited to join conversation on Local Place Plan in March road show

Nairnshire communities invited to join conversation on Local Place Plan in March road show

28 February 2024

Communities in Nairn and surrounding areas will have the chance to have their say on future development with a series of drop-in events.


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.'


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.


Fergus Ewing MSP brands SNP an "authoritarian party" after losing appeal on 7-day suspension

Fergus Ewing MSP brands SNP an "authoritarian party" after losing appeal on 7-day suspension

Fergus Ewing MSP brands SNP an "authoritarian party" after losing appeal on 7-day suspension

27 February 2024

Fergus Ewing has branded the SNP an “authoritarian party” after losing an appeal against a week-long suspension.


Highland MSP welcomes 'virtual courts' on Inverness visit

Highland MSP welcomes 'virtual courts' on Inverness visit

Highland MSP welcomes 'virtual courts' on Inverness visit

27 February 2024

Highland MSP Emma Roddick visited the Inverness Justice Centre recently to hear about the introduction of “virtual courts” there.


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.


FERGUS EWING: Bond system could end healthcare short change

FERGUS EWING: Bond system could end healthcare short change

FERGUS EWING: Bond system could end healthcare short change

27 February 2024

Last week, during the hullabaloo in Westminster, in Holyrood we debated the NHS and lack of NHS dentistry.


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.


A96 Investigation part two: Less than 0.5 per cent of A96 dualling price tag pledged as emails show removal of funding details from Government reports

A96 Investigation part two: Less than 0.5 per cent of A96 dualling price tag pledged as emails show removal of funding details from Government reports

A96 Investigation part two: Less than 0.5 per cent of A96 dualling price tag pledged as emails show removal of funding details from Government reports

26 February 2024

LESS than 0.5 per cent of the A96 dualling's price tag has been pledged – as internals emails reveal "removal" of funding details from report.


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.


Students at UHI Inverness 'grill' Highland MSP on Rwanda issues, trans rights and SNP policy

Students at UHI Inverness 'grill' Highland MSP on Rwanda issues, trans rights and SNP policy

Students at UHI Inverness 'grill' Highland MSP on Rwanda issues, trans rights and SNP policy

24 February 2024

MSP Emma Roddick was invited to talk to the HNC Social Sciences and NC Social Science level 6 classes at UHI Inverness.


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.’


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