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Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

Your Highland garden can make the perfect nature reserve

26 November 2023

Making Space for Nature by Fiona MacLean


RHODA GRANT: We can only battle depopulation if there is suitable infrastructure

RHODA GRANT: We can only battle depopulation if there is suitable infrastructure

RHODA GRANT: We can only battle depopulation if there is suitable infrastructure

23 November 2023

She says 'if there are not enough jobs, not enough houses, unreliable transport and public services in these communities, people will not stay.'


Nicky Marr: Trust today's youth to take ownership of their careers

Nicky Marr: Trust today's youth to take ownership of their careers

Nicky Marr: Trust today's youth to take ownership of their careers

22 November 2023

At school my only dream career was to be a Blue Peter presenter.


Nicky Marr: Shop local this Christmas, it can make a difference

Nicky Marr: Shop local this Christmas, it can make a difference

Nicky Marr: Shop local this Christmas, it can make a difference

15 November 2023

"Shop local this Christmas. Use it or lose it. I consider myself warned."


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: How Michael Matheson racked up £11,000 in roaming charges is beyond me

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: How Michael Matheson racked up £11,000 in roaming charges is beyond me

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: How Michael Matheson racked up £11,000 in roaming charges is beyond me

14 November 2023

He says 'no other employer I know would have accepted his excuses and borne his costs, especially as his current salary is close to £120,000.'


JAMIE STONE: Linking up rail and sea could be boost for Far North Line

JAMIE STONE: Linking up rail and sea could be boost for Far North Line

JAMIE STONE: Linking up rail and sea could be boost for Far North Line

08 November 2023

Jamie's Journal by Jamie Stone


Nicky Marr: We need to keep on talking about the menopause

Nicky Marr: We need to keep on talking about the menopause

Nicky Marr: We need to keep on talking about the menopause

08 November 2023

What do you think of when you hear the word menopause?


Ariane Burgess: Government could explore a council-imposed local carbon land tax levy

Ariane Burgess: Government could explore a council-imposed local carbon land tax levy

Ariane Burgess: Government could explore a council-imposed local carbon land tax levy

01 November 2023

She says: 'The move could incentivise landowners to restore their degraded peatlands and create more woodland.'


Nicky Marr: What if we didn’t need charity fundraisers at all?

Nicky Marr: What if we didn’t need charity fundraisers at all?

Nicky Marr: What if we didn’t need charity fundraisers at all?

01 November 2023

The creativity of charity fundraising seems endless.


COLUMN: Yes, rural posties are obsessed with road conditions and other drivers, but is it any wonder?

COLUMN: Yes, rural posties are obsessed with road conditions and other drivers, but is it any wonder?

COLUMN: Yes, rural posties are obsessed with road conditions and other drivers, but is it any wonder?

28 October 2023

Posties spend more than half their working day driving on surfaces which have not been subject to the most tender loving care.


Nicky Marr: Will Covid inquiry really give us the whole truth?

Nicky Marr: Will Covid inquiry really give us the whole truth?

Nicky Marr: Will Covid inquiry really give us the whole truth?

25 October 2023

It’s easy to look back to when we started hearing about this mystery disease, and to forget the deep fear and uncertainty.


Jamie Halcro Johnston: Local communities on the Corran Narrows Crossing have been 'failed'

Jamie Halcro Johnston: Local communities on the Corran Narrows Crossing have been 'failed'

Jamie Halcro Johnston: Local communities on the Corran Narrows Crossing have been 'failed'

25 October 2023

He says 'the SNP-led Highland Council and SNP-led Scottish Government must stop passing the buck' – 'the truth of it is they both have.'


Nicky Marr: Is Krispy Kreme the right answer for high street?

Nicky Marr: Is Krispy Kreme the right answer for high street?

Nicky Marr: Is Krispy Kreme the right answer for high street?

18 October 2023

"Let’s really hope this new venture doesn’t cause another business to close its doors."


RHODA GRANT: A9 inquiry evidence is an 'indictment' of the Scottish Government

RHODA GRANT: A9 inquiry evidence is an 'indictment' of the Scottish Government

RHODA GRANT: A9 inquiry evidence is an 'indictment' of the Scottish Government

17 October 2023

She says there was 'more interest in duelling between Transport Scotland and the government than dualling the road.'


NHS HIGHLAND: Who will make decisions for you if you were no longer able to make them yourself?

NHS HIGHLAND: Who will make decisions for you if you were no longer able to make them yourself?

NHS HIGHLAND: Who will make decisions for you if you were no longer able to make them yourself?

15 October 2023

There is a common misconception that you can still appoint an attorney upon learning of a diagnosis of a long-term illness, says our columnist.


Nicky Marr: It's better to be safe than sorry with cancer screenings

Nicky Marr: It's better to be safe than sorry with cancer screenings

Nicky Marr: It's better to be safe than sorry with cancer screenings

11 October 2023

What do they say – better safe than sorry? Go for the scans, get checked out.


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Visitor Levy would 'make business owners unofficial tax collectors'

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Visitor Levy would 'make business owners unofficial tax collectors'

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Visitor Levy would 'make business owners unofficial tax collectors'

10 October 2023

He says this is 'another example of the Scottish government proposing ill-conceived laws to cover the budget shortfalls.'


Winter habitats are important for food and shelter

Winter habitats are important for food and shelter

Winter habitats are important for food and shelter

08 October 2023

Making Space for Nature by Roz Summers


Nicky Marr: Teaching staff deserve respect and gratitude

Nicky Marr: Teaching staff deserve respect and gratitude

Nicky Marr: Teaching staff deserve respect and gratitude

04 October 2023

We take teachers for granted when we should be giving them everything they need.


COLUMN: What Weather, What Rain, What Wind, and What a discussion

COLUMN: What Weather, What Rain, What Wind, and What a discussion

COLUMN: What Weather, What Rain, What Wind, and What a discussion

03 October 2023

The Postie Notes by Mark Gilbert


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