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Alasdair Fraser


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Alasdair Fraser is a senior reporter for Highland News and Media with more than 30 years' experience in the industry, including national freelance news reporting and almost 25 years as a freelance football writer. A University of Glasgow MA Hons graduate, he started his career with the Inverness Courier in 1989 and rejoined the company in 2019.

Floods bring Caledonian Sleeper nightmares for London-bound travellers from Inverness, Fort William and Aberdeen

23 May 2024
Floods bring Caledonian Sleeper nightmares for London-bound travellers from Inverness, Fort William and Aberdeen

Floods bring Caledonian Sleeper nightmares for London-bound travellers from Inverness, Fort William and Aberdeen

23 May 2024

Caledonian Sleeper services from the Highlands and Aberdeen tonight have been cancelled.


BREAKING: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expected to visit Highlands today after UK general election call

23 May 2024
BREAKING: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expected to visit Highlands today after UK general election call

BREAKING: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expected to visit Highlands today after UK general election call

23 May 2024

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to visit the Highlands today less than 24 hours after announcing the UK general election date as July 4.


UPDATE: A9 rush hour traffic flowing freely again after broken down bus removed

15 May 2024
UPDATE: A9 rush hour traffic flowing freely again after broken down bus removed

UPDATE: A9 rush hour traffic flowing freely again after broken down bus removed

15 May 2024

The A9 has been cleared in the Evanton area after a broken down bus caused rush hour traffic tailbacks.


Broken down Stagecoach bus causing tailbacks and delays on A9 in Easter Ross

15 May 2024
Broken down Stagecoach bus causing tailbacks and delays on A9 in Easter Ross

Broken down Stagecoach bus causing tailbacks and delays on A9 in Easter Ross

15 May 2024

A broken down bus is causing traffic tailbacks on the A9 near Evanton.


Community refill schemes launched in the Highlands to reduce single-use packaging

12 May 2024
Community refill schemes launched in the Highlands to reduce single-use packaging

Community refill schemes launched in the Highlands to reduce single-use packaging

12 May 2024

Six new schemes to help reduce single-use packaging on-the-go have been launched in the Highlands.


Highland Hospice promotes conversation around death and grief in support if national campaign

11 May 2024
Highland Hospice promotes conversation around death and grief in support if national campaign

Highland Hospice promotes conversation around death and grief in support if national campaign

11 May 2024

Highland Hospice is encouraging people to talk openly about death and grief as part of a national campaign.


Hollywood hero Russell Crowe makes plea to Highland music fans as he prepares for summer gig in Inverness

10 May 2024
Hollywood hero Russell Crowe makes plea to Highland music fans as he prepares for summer gig in Inverness

Hollywood hero Russell Crowe makes plea to Highland music fans as he prepares for summer gig in Inverness

10 May 2024

Hollywood star Russell Crowe has made a plea to Highland music fans to snap up the last few remaining tickets for his band’s date in Inverness.


Greens welcome £2 billion “investment in our future” pledge by Highland Council

10 May 2024
Greens welcome £2 billion “investment in our future” pledge by Highland Council

Greens welcome £2 billion “investment in our future” pledge by Highland Council

10 May 2024

Green councillors have welcomed Highland Council’s £2 billion investment plan for public services over the next 20 years.


Who is Kate Forbes, the Highland girl who grew up to be Scotland's new Deputy First Minister?

09 May 2024
Who is Kate Forbes, the Highland girl who grew up to be Scotland's new Deputy First Minister?

Who is Kate Forbes, the Highland girl who grew up to be Scotland's new Deputy First Minister?

09 May 2024

She is now surely the most influential political voice to emerge from the Highlands in a generation. But just who is Kate Forbes?


Warning: Scotland’s fire and rescue service faces challenges “from ageing Highland buildings”

05 May 2024
Warning: Scotland’s fire and rescue service faces challenges “from ageing Highland buildings”

Warning: Scotland’s fire and rescue service faces challenges “from ageing Highland buildings”

05 May 2024

Scotland's fire and rescue service must adapt to meet the risks of climate change and address significant issues across its ageing Highland buildings.


£10 million-plus pumped into communities over two years by Highland Council regeneration scheme

05 May 2024
£10 million-plus pumped into communities over two years by Highland Council regeneration scheme

£10 million-plus pumped into communities over two years by Highland Council regeneration scheme

05 May 2024

A community regeneration scheme that pumped £10 million into 324 local projects has been hailed by Highland councillors for “two years of success”.


Month-long series of events set to bring financial help to UHI Inverness students

04 May 2024
Month-long series of events set to bring financial help to UHI Inverness students

Month-long series of events set to bring financial help to UHI Inverness students

04 May 2024

UHI Inverness is set to launch a month-long series of events aimed at helping cash-strapped students better manage their finances.


Extreme wildfire warning issued for Highlands

03 May 2024
Extreme wildfire warning issued for Highlands

Extreme wildfire warning issued for Highlands

03 May 2024

An extreme wildfire warning has been issued for the north-west Highlands after some of the hottest temperatures of the year were recorded.


Morning flights between Inverness and Manchester grounded today

03 May 2024
Morning flights between Inverness and Manchester grounded today

Morning flights between Inverness and Manchester grounded today

03 May 2024

Morning flights between Inverness and Manchester today have been cancelled.


Roads firm BEAR Scotland drives life-saving blood bikes charity onwards with cash donation

28 April 2024
Roads firm BEAR Scotland drives life-saving blood bikes charity onwards with cash donation

Roads firm BEAR Scotland drives life-saving blood bikes charity onwards with cash donation

28 April 2024

A lifesaving charity that transports vital medical supplies across the Highlands and Islands free of charge for the NHS has received a funding boost.


One woman’s mission to improve the lives of patients at Highlands’ only mental health hospital

27 April 2024
One woman’s mission to improve the lives of patients at Highlands’ only mental health hospital

One woman’s mission to improve the lives of patients at Highlands’ only mental health hospital

27 April 2024

A woman moved by the plight of patients who spend prolonged periods at the Highlands’ only mental health hospital is setting up a charity for them.


Highland public asked to help shape transport vision for next 20 years

27 April 2024
Highland public asked to help shape transport vision for next 20 years

Highland public asked to help shape transport vision for next 20 years

27 April 2024

Members of the public can have their say on a 20-year vision for improved transport in the Highlands and Islands.


Police renew appeal for information on disappearance of Highland hillwalker last seen two years ago

26 April 2024
Police renew appeal for information on disappearance of Highland hillwalker last seen two years ago

Police renew appeal for information on disappearance of Highland hillwalker last seen two years ago

26 April 2024

Police have renewed an appeal for information on the disappearance of a Highland hillwalker last seen just over two years ago.


Highland MSPs welcome “opportunities” arising from Humza Yousaf’s split of Green-SNP coalition

26 April 2024
Highland MSPs welcome “opportunities” arising from Humza Yousaf’s split of Green-SNP coalition

Highland MSPs welcome “opportunities” arising from Humza Yousaf’s split of Green-SNP coalition

26 April 2024

Local MSPs are mostly welcoming Humza Yousaf’s decision to ditch the SNP-Green Scottish Government partnership as a positive for the Highlands.


One woman’s mission to improve the lives of patients at Highlands’ only mental health hospital

25 April 2024
One woman’s mission to improve the lives of patients at Highlands’ only mental health hospital

One woman’s mission to improve the lives of patients at Highlands’ only mental health hospital

25 April 2024

A woman moved by the plight of patients who spend prolonged periods at the Highlands’ only mental health hospital is setting up a charity for them.


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