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Alan Shields


Court and Crime Reporter

Alan Shields is the court and crime reporter for the south Highland hub of Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2022. Alan studied publishing with journalism at RGU in Aberdeen.

Consultation launched on period products provision

06 July 2022
Consultation launched on period products provision

Consultation launched on period products provision

06 July 2022

The council is looking for feedback on where the items could be made available.


Police drink drive crackdown announced

04 July 2022
Police drink drive crackdown announced

Police drink drive crackdown announced

04 July 2022

Police will be looking to stop motorists suspected of drinking and driving.


Councillors asked to back NC500 bid for government cash.

27 June 2022
Councillors asked to back NC500 bid for government cash.

Councillors asked to back NC500 bid for government cash.

27 June 2022

Councillors will see the report on Thursday.


NHS Highland given funding boost for staff

17 June 2022
NHS Highland given funding boost for staff

NHS Highland given funding boost for staff

17 June 2022

Under the plans, staff will hope to have a better day at work.


Body recovered from Loch Ness

03 June 2022
Body recovered from Loch Ness

Body recovered from Loch Ness

03 June 2022

A body has been found during searches for a missing woman.


Fraud on the rise in Highlands

02 June 2022
Fraud on the rise in Highlands

Fraud on the rise in Highlands

02 June 2022

Police have released new statistics.


UHI lecturers on strike at Inverness campus

25 May 2022
UHI lecturers on strike at Inverness campus

UHI lecturers on strike at Inverness campus

25 May 2022

Lecturers are on strike again over a pay dispute.


MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross seeks answers amid Highland rail disruption

21 May 2022
MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross seeks answers amid Highland rail disruption

MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross seeks answers amid Highland rail disruption

21 May 2022

Jamie Stone MSP has contacted the Transport Minister.


ScotRail set to introduce temporary timetable with impact to Highland routes

20 May 2022
ScotRail set to introduce temporary timetable with impact to Highland routes

ScotRail set to introduce temporary timetable with impact to Highland routes

20 May 2022

ScotRail has explained why train services will be disrupted next week.


More disruption to college classes over pay dispute

05 May 2022
More disruption to college classes over pay dispute

More disruption to college classes over pay dispute

05 May 2022

College lecturers are on strike again.


PICTURES: Highland launch of Gaelic hub fundraiser as game-changing vision is shared

03 May 2022
PICTURES: Highland launch of Gaelic hub fundraiser as game-changing vision is shared

PICTURES: Highland launch of Gaelic hub fundraiser as game-changing vision is shared

03 May 2022

A campaign has been launched to establish a Gaelic cultural centre in the Highland capital.


Wilson murder: Ex-detective claims that key witness was on scene within minutes

02 May 2022
Wilson murder: Ex-detective claims that key witness was on scene within minutes

Wilson murder: Ex-detective claims that key witness was on scene within minutes

02 May 2022

A key witness in the murder of a Nairn banker helped load him onto the ambulance.


Inverness MasterChef smashes next heat with eggs

29 April 2022
Inverness MasterChef smashes next heat with eggs

Inverness MasterChef smashes next heat with eggs

29 April 2022

An amateur cook from Inverness has battled through another round of MasterChef.


Lecturers back on the picket line over pay

27 April 2022
Lecturers back on the picket line over pay

Lecturers back on the picket line over pay

27 April 2022

Students face more class disruption today due to strike action.


WATCH: Public urged to make vote count in upcoming local elections

27 April 2022
WATCH: Public urged to make vote count in upcoming local elections

WATCH: Public urged to make vote count in upcoming local elections

27 April 2022

Highland Council has advice for voters.


MFR rings the changes with 'dream come true' for new breakfast host

23 April 2022
MFR rings the changes with 'dream come true' for new breakfast host

MFR rings the changes with 'dream come true' for new breakfast host

23 April 2022

Moray Firth Radio is ringing the changes.


Bus fares are set to go up

22 April 2022
Bus fares are set to go up

Bus fares are set to go up

22 April 2022

Stagecoach say bus fares are to increase around 5 per cent to cover costs.


Strike action starts at UHI sites

20 April 2022
Strike action starts at UHI sites

Strike action starts at UHI sites

20 April 2022

Lecturers are striking over an ongoing pay dispute.


Poundland shuts down retail park outlet

18 April 2022
Poundland shuts down retail park outlet

Poundland shuts down retail park outlet

18 April 2022

Yet another shop has disappeared from the Inverness shopping scene.


Two arrested over Dingwall crash involving pedestrian

18 April 2022
Two arrested over Dingwall crash involving pedestrian

Two arrested over Dingwall crash involving pedestrian

18 April 2022

A man and a woman have been arrested following a crash involving a pedestrian.


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