The key Scottish Government scheme has been beset by Covid-related delays but critics say it is still taking Highland Council too long to deliver
The cash will be delivered over the next two years and will go directly on hiring staff to support education through the pandemic
The Treasury hit back saying that nothing would stop the Scottish Government from agreeing its own budget before the UK
MP Drew Hendry along with a growing band of voices said there remains time to secure hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country
The new restrictions will come into effect on Friday but people are encouraged to abide by them now amid rising Covid infection rates
But Boris Johnson rebuffed calls by Highland MP Ian Blackford to extend the furlough scheme
Three SNP councillors who resigned from the party group on Highland Council have been told to do “the honourable thing” and resign their seats.
Nicola Sturgeon said she had worked through the weekend with advisors but no final decision on the measures had yet been taken
Boundary Commission proposals to redraw Highland Council ward maps have been described as an "attack on democracy" in the region.
David Duguid visited the site to learn about its operations and thank staff for their work
Re-instatement of two suspended councillors and in-fighting appears to have triggered a trio of resignations
MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s public petitions committee will hear evidence from a leading neurosurgeon to support an Inverness woman's petition.
Council bosses said they could no longer standby proposals after the national picture changed