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News editor and sub editor

Philip Murray is a news editor and sub editor for Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2014. He has worked in the industry for 20 years.

Railway line death in Inverness was man in his 60s, say police

23 February 2024
Railway line death in Inverness was man in his 60s, say police

Railway line death in Inverness was man in his 60s, say police

23 February 2024

British Transport Police has revealed the person's sex and age but he has not yet been named by the force. Investigations are continuing.


Key Highland road to close for 'essential bridge repairs'

23 February 2024
Key Highland road to close for 'essential bridge repairs'

Key Highland road to close for 'essential bridge repairs'

23 February 2024

The B9176 Struie Road, which provides a vital link between Ross-shire and southern and central Sutherland, will temporarily close at High Bridge.


Missing teen sister and brother could be in Caithness

22 February 2024
Missing teen sister and brother could be in Caithness

Missing teen sister and brother could be in Caithness

22 February 2024

Police have appealed for help finding a missing teenage sister and brother from Inverness who are known to frequent Caithness.


Section of A836 in Sutherland on North Coast 500 to close to traffic for five days, warns Highland Council

22 February 2024
Section of A836 in Sutherland on North Coast 500 to close to traffic for five days, warns Highland Council

Section of A836 in Sutherland on North Coast 500 to close to traffic for five days, warns Highland Council

22 February 2024

Roadworks will affect a mile-long section of road from the eastern end of Bettyhill to the turn off for Farr.


Fresh talent's culinary creation to grace Inverness Castle menu

22 February 2024
Fresh talent's culinary creation to grace Inverness Castle menu

Fresh talent's culinary creation to grace Inverness Castle menu

22 February 2024

Students invited to submit culinary creations, with the best forming part of the menu when Inverness Castle reopens as a visitor attraction in 2025.


British Book Awards title hope for Ullapool Bookshop

22 February 2024
British Book Awards title hope for Ullapool Bookshop

British Book Awards title hope for Ullapool Bookshop

22 February 2024

The Wester Ross business is one of three Highland bookshops in the final 10 for the Scottish Independent Bookshop of the Year title.


Break-in at popular Ross-shire inn sparks police appeal

22 February 2024
Break-in at popular Ross-shire inn sparks police appeal

Break-in at popular Ross-shire inn sparks police appeal

22 February 2024

The Shandwick Inn near Kildary was targeted sometime between 10pm on Sunday and 10am on Monday.


1 dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

21 February 2024
1 dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

1 dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

21 February 2024

British Transport Police have confirmed that one person was pronounced dead at the scene following an incident on the Far North Line.


PICTURES: Red Arrows delight Highland onlookers – will you be lucky enough to see them?

21 February 2024
PICTURES: Red Arrows delight Highland onlookers – will you be lucky enough to see them?

PICTURES: Red Arrows delight Highland onlookers – will you be lucky enough to see them?

21 February 2024

Have you been enjoying the Red Arrows' unofficial displays in Highland skies in recent days?


Thousands of Highlanders to craft new live performance art under Eden Court project

18 February 2024
Thousands of Highlanders to craft new live performance art under Eden Court project

Thousands of Highlanders to craft new live performance art under Eden Court project

18 February 2024

An ambitious plan to expand home-grown arts in Highland communities has been launched by Eden Court, & it is hoped thousands of people will take part.


Highland rail network faces 'increasing cancellations' due to cuts to Network Rail budget, argues union

17 February 2024
Highland rail network faces 'increasing cancellations' due to cuts to Network Rail budget, argues union

Highland rail network faces 'increasing cancellations' due to cuts to Network Rail budget, argues union

17 February 2024

Cuts to Network Rail increase the likelihood of railway line failures and cancellations, Highland RMT members have warned after more disruption.


'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

17 February 2024
'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

17 February 2024

Providing council-owned & managed allotments across the Highlands must be included in the local authority's latest review, the region's Greens argue.


UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

16 February 2024
UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

16 February 2024

Strikes by Unison members are set to hit a number of Highland colleges later this month, after further industrial action was announced.


Sea-damaged section of Far North Line to reopen, says Network Rail Scotland

15 February 2024
Sea-damaged section of Far North Line to reopen, says Network Rail Scotland

Sea-damaged section of Far North Line to reopen, says Network Rail Scotland

15 February 2024

A section of the Far North Line that was battered by spring tides and stormy seas is expected to reopen to trains tomorrow morning (Friday).


Roses are red, violets are blue, don't let a scammer take advantage of you

14 February 2024
Roses are red, violets are blue, don't let a scammer take advantage of you

Roses are red, violets are blue, don't let a scammer take advantage of you

14 February 2024

It may be the most romantic day of the year, but police have urged would-be love birds to beware romance scams and scammers


Highland MSP repays £129 hotel bill expenses claim after losing flat keys at Holyrood

14 February 2024
Highland MSP repays £129 hotel bill expenses claim after losing flat keys at Holyrood

Highland MSP repays £129 hotel bill expenses claim after losing flat keys at Holyrood

14 February 2024

Edward Mountain had been under fire for the £129 bill which, while legal, drew flak from politicians who argued he shouldn't claim for his own error.


PICTURES: Sea damage to Far North Line revealed by Network Rail Scotland

14 February 2024
PICTURES: Sea damage to Far North Line revealed by Network Rail Scotland

PICTURES: Sea damage to Far North Line revealed by Network Rail Scotland

14 February 2024

Rail passengers are bracing for further disruption, with engineers expected to give an update later today on when the line may reopen.


Fall in cruise ship arrivals expected to be a blip, Highland port believes

14 February 2024
Fall in cruise ship arrivals expected to be a blip, Highland port believes

Fall in cruise ship arrivals expected to be a blip, Highland port believes

14 February 2024

The Port of Cromarty Firth will welcome 118 cruise ships in 2024, down slightly on 2023 – but passenger numbers will be up and bookings "are busy".


Sea-battered railway line to remain closed until at least Wednesday

13 February 2024
Sea-battered railway line to remain closed until at least Wednesday

Sea-battered railway line to remain closed until at least Wednesday

13 February 2024

High spring tides are hampering repairs to a sea-battered section of the Far North Line, passengers have been warned.


Engineers to inspect 'significant damage' to Far North Line's sea defences

13 February 2024
Engineers to inspect 'significant damage' to Far North Line's sea defences

Engineers to inspect 'significant damage' to Far North Line's sea defences

13 February 2024

Rail passengers on the Far North Line were facing major disruption on Tuesday, after extremely high tides and waves damaged the line.


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