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Kincraig campaigner's A9 dualling petition upgraded to a formal committee inquiry

07 September 2023
Kincraig campaigner's A9 dualling petition upgraded to a formal committee inquiry

Kincraig campaigner's A9 dualling petition upgraded to a formal committee inquiry

07 September 2023

Convener Jackson Carlaw says the move was prompted by the ‘hundreds of responses’ from concerned locals.


A9 Tomatin to Moy dualling: No work before summer 2024 as costs rocket by £35m

06 September 2023
A9 Tomatin to Moy dualling: No work before summer 2024 as costs rocket by £35m

A9 Tomatin to Moy dualling: No work before summer 2024 as costs rocket by £35m

06 September 2023

Transport secretary Màiri McAllan says the 'announcement will be a welcome update for communities and businesses across the A9 corridor.'


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: 'If we can sometimes park party politics we will achieve so much more'

05 September 2023
EDWARD MOUNTAIN: 'If we can sometimes park party politics we will achieve so much more'

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: 'If we can sometimes park party politics we will achieve so much more'

05 September 2023

Highland MSP says Holyrood is too procedural and wastes time on the 'four minute read speech with no interventions'


First Minister confirms launch of contract tender for Tomatin-Moy section of the A9

05 September 2023
First Minister confirms launch of contract tender for Tomatin-Moy section of the A9

First Minister confirms launch of contract tender for Tomatin-Moy section of the A9

05 September 2023

But the A96 looks like it is a severe risk as Humza Yousaf is now only promising 'improvements' in his Programme for Government.


Transport Scotland says it is 'not in the public interest' to reveal A9 decisions

03 September 2023
Transport Scotland says it is 'not in the public interest' to reveal A9 decisions

Transport Scotland says it is 'not in the public interest' to reveal A9 decisions

03 September 2023

MSP Fergus Ewing warns 'people will then surely ask what is it that the Scottish Government have got to hide?'


Council says 'no way' to No Mow May plans over almost £350,000 cost for 'special mowers'

03 September 2023
Council says 'no way' to No Mow May plans over almost £350,000 cost for 'special mowers'

Council says 'no way' to No Mow May plans over almost £350,000 cost for 'special mowers'

03 September 2023

Bosses are concerned about the cost 'specialist mowers,' dealing with waste and 'unquantified additional costs.'


Balmore closure means people will have to travel to Inverness to adopt a pet

02 September 2023
Balmore closure means people will have to travel to Inverness to adopt a pet

Balmore closure means people will have to travel to Inverness to adopt a pet

02 September 2023

Locals slam the move as 'criminal' as the far north waves goodbye to yet another service.


Ex politician Rory Stewart claims Loch Ness Monster has been ‘proven to be a hoax’

02 September 2023
Ex politician Rory Stewart claims Loch Ness Monster has been ‘proven to be a hoax’

Ex politician Rory Stewart claims Loch Ness Monster has been ‘proven to be a hoax’

02 September 2023

But Alastair Campbell says he might as well have announced that 'Santa Claus is dead.'


Highland MSP Edward Mountain announces details of his ‘Let’s Talk Health’ summit

31 August 2023
Highland MSP Edward Mountain announces details of his ‘Let’s Talk Health’ summit

Highland MSP Edward Mountain announces details of his ‘Let’s Talk Health’ summit

31 August 2023

The meeting will focus on how to deliver healthcare in the Highlands in the future and will feature a panel discussion and an audience Q&A.


One month for operators to get a short term let licence under controversial scheme

31 August 2023
One month for operators to get a short term let licence under controversial scheme

One month for operators to get a short term let licence under controversial scheme

31 August 2023

Owner of The Gatehouse near Thurso Maree McLeod says 'the process of applying for a short-term let with Highland Council was made easy.'


Michael Gove is 'incredibly impressed' after visit to Nigg checking Green Freeport progress

23 August 2023
Michael Gove is 'incredibly impressed' after visit to Nigg checking Green Freeport progress

Michael Gove is 'incredibly impressed' after visit to Nigg checking Green Freeport progress

23 August 2023

But the Levelling Up secretary is worried that not dualling the A9 may limit the 'full economic and social benefits.'


Visitor levy will help bolster 'long-term investment in the tourism sector'

18 August 2023
Visitor levy will help bolster 'long-term investment in the tourism sector'

Visitor levy will help bolster 'long-term investment in the tourism sector'

18 August 2023

Highland Council is considering the implications of the looming Local Visitor Levy Bill.


Fears parts of Highland hospitals containing faulty concrete at risk of collapse

25 July 2023
Fears parts of Highland hospitals containing faulty concrete at risk of collapse

Fears parts of Highland hospitals containing faulty concrete at risk of collapse

25 July 2023

Desktop survey says parts of Raigmore, Caithness General and Lawson Memorial hospitals are potentially problematic.


NHS Highland fears it is already facing a massive £55.7 million overspend this year

25 July 2023
NHS Highland fears it is already facing a massive £55.7 million overspend this year

NHS Highland fears it is already facing a massive £55.7 million overspend this year

25 July 2023

That includes cost cutting measures and extra government cash but despite that the health board has overspent by more than £20.6 million.


Transport secretary says 'there is nothing that I won’t consider' to make the A9 safer

19 July 2023
Transport secretary says 'there is nothing that I won’t consider' to make the A9 safer

Transport secretary says 'there is nothing that I won’t consider' to make the A9 safer

19 July 2023

Mairi McAllan was applauded for her stance as she admits 'as I said in my opening remarks, I hate junctions.'


Transport secretary Mairi McAllan says her 'heart is in her mouth' driving on the A9

19 July 2023
Transport secretary Mairi McAllan says her 'heart is in her mouth' driving on the A9

Transport secretary Mairi McAllan says her 'heart is in her mouth' driving on the A9

19 July 2023

She adds that 'anyone who doesn’t feel safe when driving the route – I am with you on that.'


Highland MSP Kate Forbes set to host major meeting on Highland wildfires

18 July 2023
Highland MSP Kate Forbes set to host major meeting on Highland wildfires

Highland MSP Kate Forbes set to host major meeting on Highland wildfires

18 July 2023

The gathering was prompted by the recent Cannich and Daviot fires with rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon set to appear.


Transport secretary Mairi McAllan to join panel at The Inverness Courier A9 Crisis Summit

17 July 2023
Transport secretary Mairi McAllan to join panel at The Inverness Courier A9 Crisis Summit

Transport secretary Mairi McAllan to join panel at The Inverness Courier A9 Crisis Summit

17 July 2023

Full list of speakers attending the event to discuss delayed dualling project and safety measures.


Winnie Ewing described as the 'true radical spirit of Scotland' at memorial service

16 July 2023
Winnie Ewing described as the 'true radical spirit of Scotland' at memorial service

Winnie Ewing described as the 'true radical spirit of Scotland' at memorial service

16 July 2023

Alex Salmond says it was 'sort of spirit that Scotland needs – needed then and so desperately, desperately needs now.'


PICTURES: Winnie Ewing's memorial service was a who's who of Scottish politics

16 July 2023
PICTURES: Winnie Ewing's memorial service was a who's who of Scottish politics

PICTURES: Winnie Ewing's memorial service was a who's who of Scottish politics

16 July 2023

The celebration of the independence icon's life attracted no less than three First Minister's past and present.


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