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Scott Maclennan


Political Reporter

Scott MacLennan is the political reporter for the Highland titles at Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2019. Scott went to university in Glasgow and Moscow and reports on the Highland Council, NHS Highland and the Scottish Parliament.

Boris Johnson is to set to resign as Prime Minister

07 July 2022
Boris Johnson is to set to resign as Prime Minister

Boris Johnson is to set to resign as Prime Minister

07 July 2022

Far north MP Jamie Stone slams Mr Johnson as a 'compulsive liar'


Move to boost scrutiny of education rejected by Highland Council

03 July 2022
Move to boost scrutiny of education rejected by Highland Council

Move to boost scrutiny of education rejected by Highland Council

03 July 2022

The refusal was slammed as 'business as usual' following rock bottom primary literacy and numeracy rates


NHS Highland chairman slams 'deviant culture' that led to bullying

29 June 2022
NHS Highland chairman slams 'deviant culture' that led to bullying

NHS Highland chairman slams 'deviant culture' that led to bullying

29 June 2022

Boyd Robertson says the board is determined to 'eliminate the behaviours that have afflicted the organisation'


Council to be asked to take decisive action on literacy and numeracy results

28 June 2022
Council to be asked to take decisive action on literacy and numeracy results

Council to be asked to take decisive action on literacy and numeracy results

28 June 2022

Latest league tables show Highland is in last place for P1, 4 and 7 in Scotland.


Pressure on Highland Council over short-term let licensing scheme set-up

22 June 2022
Pressure on Highland Council over short-term let licensing scheme set-up

Pressure on Highland Council over short-term let licensing scheme set-up

22 June 2022

Highland Council has revealed that it is under incredible pressure to introduce the short-term let legislation by October.


New crime series being filmed in Torridon by Outlander director

19 June 2022
New crime series being filmed in Torridon by Outlander director

New crime series being filmed in Torridon by Outlander director

19 June 2022

Diabaig is playing the part of a Hebridean Island for the show based on the novel 'Written in Bone'


Bid to demolish music venue Ironworks and build a hotel set to be decided

15 June 2022
Bid to demolish music venue Ironworks and build a hotel set to be decided

Bid to demolish music venue Ironworks and build a hotel set to be decided

15 June 2022

Highland Council recommends approving the £30 million project


MP Drew Hendry seeks Highland views on the cost of living crisis

12 June 2022
MP Drew Hendry seeks Highland views on the cost of living crisis

MP Drew Hendry seeks Highland views on the cost of living crisis

12 June 2022

A new report claims 1.5 million households in the UK will struggle to pay for food and energy


Opposition claim rural areas do not matter 'one iota' to the new council administration

10 June 2022
Opposition claim rural areas do not matter 'one iota' to the new council administration

Opposition claim rural areas do not matter 'one iota' to the new council administration

10 June 2022

But leader Raymond Bremner denies the claims after a row over appointing CHAT boss to NHS Highland


Boris Johnson wins confidence vote and looks set to stay as Prime Minister

06 June 2022
Boris Johnson wins confidence vote and looks set to stay as Prime Minister

Boris Johnson wins confidence vote and looks set to stay as Prime Minister

06 June 2022

MP Jamie Stone says vote shows 'a level of contempt for the British public I never thought I would witness'


NHS Highland currently has no plan to deal with a £42 million funding gap

06 June 2022
NHS Highland currently has no plan to deal with a £42 million funding gap

NHS Highland currently has no plan to deal with a £42 million funding gap

06 June 2022

Chairman Boyd Robertson warns 'we are entering very turbulent waters'


Ness Bridge lit-up in the colours of the Union flag to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

03 June 2022
Ness Bridge lit-up in the colours of the Union flag to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Ness Bridge lit-up in the colours of the Union flag to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

03 June 2022

The region is set to host street parties and other festivities over the weekend


Councillor expenses: find out who cost taxpayers the most cash last year

01 June 2022
Councillor expenses: find out who cost taxpayers the most cash last year

Councillor expenses: find out who cost taxpayers the most cash last year

01 June 2022

And why Highland Council may want to consider getting a new phone contract


Train drivers union to put improved pay offer to members following ScotRail negotiations

26 May 2022
Train drivers union to put improved pay offer to members following ScotRail negotiations

Train drivers union to put improved pay offer to members following ScotRail negotiations

26 May 2022

Rail disruption has seen more than half the services in the north Highlands cancelled.


SNP Councillor Raymond Bremner elected as Highland Council leader

26 May 2022
SNP Councillor Raymond Bremner elected as Highland Council leader

SNP Councillor Raymond Bremner elected as Highland Council leader

26 May 2022

Political leadership of the local authority sealed as Independent Bill Lobban becomes convener


Highland Council is to decide its political administration tomorrow

25 May 2022
Highland Council is to decide its political administration tomorrow

Highland Council is to decide its political administration tomorrow

25 May 2022

With Caithness Councillor Raymond Bremner set to become council leader


'Partygate' probe finds there is 'no excuse for some of the behaviour'

25 May 2022
'Partygate' probe finds there is 'no excuse for some of the behaviour'

'Partygate' probe finds there is 'no excuse for some of the behaviour'

25 May 2022

Sue Gray states again there were 'failures of leadership and judgement in No 10 and the Cabinet Office'


Resources and finance boss set to leave Highland Council next month

18 May 2022
Resources and finance boss set to leave Highland Council next month

Resources and finance boss set to leave Highland Council next month

18 May 2022

Liz Denovan is set to take up 'an exciting new role in the North of Scotland'


Profile: Raymond Bremner is expected to be the new Highland Council Leader

18 May 2022
Profile: Raymond Bremner is expected to be the new Highland Council Leader

Profile: Raymond Bremner is expected to be the new Highland Council Leader

18 May 2022

So who is the man widely tipped to become one of the most powerful politicians in the region?


Conservatives fear SNP-Independent coalition will put Nicola Sturgeon 'in the driving seat' in Highlands

18 May 2022
Conservatives fear SNP-Independent coalition will put Nicola Sturgeon 'in the driving seat' in Highlands

Conservatives fear SNP-Independent coalition will put Nicola Sturgeon 'in the driving seat' in Highlands

18 May 2022

Councillors insist the focus must be on local issues


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