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A9 campaign sees Inverness Courier shortlisted for major titles at Scottish Press Awards

A9 campaign sees Inverness Courier shortlisted for major titles at Scottish Press Awards

A9 campaign sees Inverness Courier shortlisted for major titles at Scottish Press Awards

18 April 2024

The Inverness Courier is among the finalists for three national awards following its work on ‘Dual the A9’ - including Front Page of the Year.


Urgent clarity needed over controversial stove fire ban, warns Highland MSP

Urgent clarity needed over controversial stove fire ban, warns Highland MSP

Urgent clarity needed over controversial stove fire ban, warns Highland MSP

18 April 2024

Clarity is urgently needed over the ban on wood burning stoves, a Highland MSP has warned after being inundated with concerns from confused residents.


Black Isle Bar raises concerns about Highland Council excluding businesses over the Academy Street revamp

Black Isle Bar raises concerns about Highland Council excluding businesses over the Academy Street revamp

Black Isle Bar raises concerns about Highland Council excluding businesses over the Academy Street revamp

17 April 2024

The bar asks how an economic assessment impact can be made without ‘the businesses currently occupying the city centre?’


MSPs slam Highland Council changes to school access they say ‘undermines the democratic process’

MSPs slam Highland Council changes to school access they say ‘undermines the democratic process’

MSPs slam Highland Council changes to school access they say ‘undermines the democratic process’

16 April 2024

Politicians must now get permission from the education boss to visit schools which they say impedes their ‘ability to represent our constituents’


Highland Council officials accused of ‘an assault’ on elected representatives roles over school access

Highland Council officials accused of ‘an assault’ on elected representatives roles over school access

Highland Council officials accused of ‘an assault’ on elected representatives roles over school access

16 April 2024

Top officials say that councillors, MSPs and MPS must get permission from education bosses before visiting schools.


Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

16 April 2024

Sewage was dumped in the Highland area almost 1500 times last year – a figure described as "disgusting" by far north MP Jamie Stone.


Edward Mountain doubles down on allegation that Highland Council is ‘dysfunctional’

Edward Mountain doubles down on allegation that Highland Council is ‘dysfunctional’

Edward Mountain doubles down on allegation that Highland Council is ‘dysfunctional’

16 April 2024

The local authority says it ‘understands’ he only requested access to Charleston Academy in January, he said wanted access since last year.


DREW HENDRY: Right environment can foster greatness in young people

DREW HENDRY: Right environment can foster greatness in young people

DREW HENDRY: Right environment can foster greatness in young people

16 April 2024

It takes a real level of strength to take a negative situation and turn it into an act of kindness, says our MP.


Edward Mountain slams ‘dysfunctional’ education department after Charleston Academy visit

Edward Mountain slams ‘dysfunctional’ education department after Charleston Academy visit

Edward Mountain slams ‘dysfunctional’ education department after Charleston Academy visit

15 April 2024

The MSP says he has never seen a worse school and hit out at boss Nicky Grant on ‘approved leave’.


Highland Council bid to overturn parking fiasco ruling ‘wholly without merit’

Highland Council bid to overturn parking fiasco ruling ‘wholly without merit’

Highland Council bid to overturn parking fiasco ruling ‘wholly without merit’

15 April 2024

Tribunal slams authority’s ‘failure to properly prepare the evidence’ after it earlier not mentioning ‘parking’ on ‘restricted zone’ signs.


Call for Highland Council to enforce policy banning use of pesticides in school playgrounds which may cause cancer

Call for Highland Council to enforce policy banning use of pesticides in school playgrounds which may cause cancer

Call for Highland Council to enforce policy banning use of pesticides in school playgrounds which may cause cancer

13 April 2024

A Highland MSP has asked Highland Council to take urgent action to enforce their policy banning the use of pesticides on school playgrounds.


Former top Alex Salmond advisor says Inverness South vote ‘confirms downward trajectory for SNP’

Former top Alex Salmond advisor says Inverness South vote ‘confirms downward trajectory for SNP’

Former top Alex Salmond advisor says Inverness South vote ‘confirms downward trajectory for SNP’

12 April 2024

Geoff Aberdein says the party needs to hold the Highlands ‘to have any chance of winning’ the general election in Scotland.


Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

12 April 2024

Scottish Land & Estates has called for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in the wake of the debacle over a ban on wood-burning stoves in new homes.


Inverness South elects Independent candidate Duncan McDonald to replace Colin Aitken

Inverness South elects Independent candidate Duncan McDonald to replace Colin Aitken

Inverness South elects Independent candidate Duncan McDonald to replace Colin Aitken

12 April 2024

First preference voting revealed a surge in Lib Dem support as the SNP dropped almost 16 per cent and Conservatives under 1 per cent.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Health service is priority for older people, not ‘hate crime’

COLIN CAMPBELL: Health service is priority for older people, not ‘hate crime’

COLIN CAMPBELL: Health service is priority for older people, not ‘hate crime’

11 April 2024

This new law is oppressive, sinister, draconian and worst of all, baffling, says our columnist.


Inverness BID accuses Highland Council of ‘misleading’ statements over Academy Street in complaint

Inverness BID accuses Highland Council of ‘misleading’ statements over Academy Street in complaint

Inverness BID accuses Highland Council of ‘misleading’ statements over Academy Street in complaint

11 April 2024

In a formal complaint co-chair Craig Duncan backed by the board says the local authority made ‘incorrect and/or misleading’.


RHODA GRANT: Our NHS buildings need modernising

RHODA GRANT: Our NHS buildings need modernising

RHODA GRANT: Our NHS buildings need modernising

09 April 2024

My hope for the coming weeks and months is a rethink from Scottish Government on its decision to pause all NHS capital projects, says our columnist.


FERGUS EWING: The people spoke and the politicians listened

FERGUS EWING: The people spoke and the politicians listened

FERGUS EWING: The people spoke and the politicians listened

09 April 2024

Working together across party divides can bring results, says our MSP.


Freeport tax relief milestone hailed by leading Westminster politician

Freeport tax relief milestone hailed by leading Westminster politician

Freeport tax relief milestone hailed by leading Westminster politician

08 April 2024

A milestone day for the region’s freeport has been hailed by a leading politician who believes the Highlands are “already seeing the benefits”.


POLITICS MATTERS: What will a new Labour government do with the House of Lords?

POLITICS MATTERS: What will a new Labour government do with the House of Lords?

POLITICS MATTERS: What will a new Labour government do with the House of Lords?

06 April 2024

Reforming the House of Lords might not seem the obvious and most pressing item on the possible new Prime Minister’s to-do list, says our columnist.


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