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Funeral details revealed for popular Highland councillor following shock death

Funeral details revealed for popular Highland councillor following shock death

Funeral details revealed for popular Highland councillor following shock death

06 April 2024

Cllr Alasdair Rhind, who represented the Tain and Easter Ross ward, will be buried following a funeral service on Friday.


‘Our family has suffered immensely’ – parents speak out after teacher’s ‘inappropriate behaviour’ to girl (15)

‘Our family has suffered immensely’ – parents speak out after teacher’s ‘inappropriate behaviour’ to girl (15)

‘Our family has suffered immensely’ – parents speak out after teacher’s ‘inappropriate behaviour’ to girl (15)

05 April 2024

The family at the centre of the allegations now just wants to ‘move on with our lives’ but are satisfied their daughter has been ‘vindicated.’


Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

Careless Highlanders blamed for causing a series of explosions in East Lothian

05 April 2024

Highland householders are being blamed for causing a series of explosions at an East Lothian energy plant.


A “font of knowledge, gentleman and friend” - politicians and community leaders unite in mourning at death of councillor

A “font of knowledge, gentleman and friend” - politicians and community leaders unite in mourning at death of councillor

A “font of knowledge, gentleman and friend” - politicians and community leaders unite in mourning at death of councillor

04 April 2024

Saddened community figures have called Cllr Alasdair Rhind a “font of knowledge, gentleman and friend”.


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: MSPs ‘not welcome’ to inspect the Highland’s dilapidated schools

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: MSPs ‘not welcome’ to inspect the Highland’s dilapidated schools

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: MSPs ‘not welcome’ to inspect the Highland’s dilapidated schools

02 April 2024

He says it is ‘crucial’ schools ‘are not granted an exemption when it comes to political scrutiny.’


Councillor Andrew Jarvie cleared for saying ex-council boss ‘lied’ over Avonlea children’s home

Councillor Andrew Jarvie cleared for saying ex-council boss ‘lied’ over Avonlea children’s home

Councillor Andrew Jarvie cleared for saying ex-council boss ‘lied’ over Avonlea children’s home

02 April 2024

He was backed by Struan Mackie who accuses the council of ‘creating a culture of fear and intimidation.’


Clearway order instituted on road between Melvich and Reay due to parked vehicle ‘hazard’

Clearway order instituted on road between Melvich and Reay due to parked vehicle ‘hazard’

Clearway order instituted on road between Melvich and Reay due to parked vehicle ‘hazard’

02 April 2024

The one-week measure will be in force from tomorrow.


North West Sutherland Schools Group headteacher ‘over the moon’ at permanent appointment

North West Sutherland Schools Group headteacher ‘over the moon’ at permanent appointment

North West Sutherland Schools Group headteacher ‘over the moon’ at permanent appointment

01 April 2024

Mr Naples-Campbell was appointed the acting principal of the campus in June last year.


Strathnaver Museum at Bettyhill brings history to life for Farr Primary School pupils

Strathnaver Museum at Bettyhill brings history to life for Farr Primary School pupils

Strathnaver Museum at Bettyhill brings history to life for Farr Primary School pupils

01 April 2024

The pupils were shown round by Fiona Mackenzie, Strathnaver Museum development manager.


Last minute appeal for headteacher for Lochinver and Achiltibuie primary schools

Last minute appeal for headteacher for Lochinver and Achiltibuie primary schools

Last minute appeal for headteacher for Lochinver and Achiltibuie primary schools

28 March 2024

The Highland Council is recruiting for a new £61,839-a-year head for the two schools


Highland Council lifts threat of closure from Brora nursery after strong opposition

Highland Council lifts threat of closure from Brora nursery after strong opposition

Highland Council lifts threat of closure from Brora nursery after strong opposition

27 March 2024

Education officer Ian Jackson told parents earlier this week that the local authority did not intend to proceed with the closure proposal.


West coast offers new motorhome chemical toilet waste disposal for caravans on NC500 route

West coast offers new motorhome chemical toilet waste disposal for caravans on NC500 route

West coast offers new motorhome chemical toilet waste disposal for caravans on NC500 route

27 March 2024

A new toilet facility has opened at Gairloch beach, in a bid to cope with increasing pressure from tourism with high-quality infrastructure.


Broken Inverness bridge could be out of action until Thursday

Broken Inverness bridge could be out of action until Thursday

Broken Inverness bridge could be out of action until Thursday

26 March 2024

It is unclear how long it has been closed but it was seen to be out of action last night.


Highland Council’s £105,487-a-year education boss Nicky Grant is on ‘approved leave’

Highland Council’s £105,487-a-year education boss Nicky Grant is on ‘approved leave’

Highland Council’s £105,487-a-year education boss Nicky Grant is on ‘approved leave’

21 March 2024

The council refuses to say what 'approve leave' is or why the top official does not appear to have been at work since at least February 21.


Highland MP demands action to tackle backlog of NDAS assessments for children

Highland MP demands action to tackle backlog of NDAS assessments for children

Highland MP demands action to tackle backlog of NDAS assessments for children

19 March 2024

North MP Jamie Stone says it is "time for answers" five months after an NHS Highland review was launched.


Creich community council reformed with nine members after postal ballot

Creich community council reformed with nine members after postal ballot

Creich community council reformed with nine members after postal ballot

19 March 2024

A total of 482 papers were cast via postal ballot.


Demand for action on ‘unfair’ backlog of Highland planning breaches

Demand for action on ‘unfair’ backlog of Highland planning breaches

Demand for action on ‘unfair’ backlog of Highland planning breaches

18 March 2024

A Greens Highland councillor has called for more staff to tackle a huge backlog of unresolved planning enforcement cases across the region.


Highland Council returns bins for new collection service because they were rubbish

Highland Council returns bins for new collection service because they were rubbish

Highland Council returns bins for new collection service because they were rubbish

15 March 2024

3380 bins for its for the revamped waste and recycling collections had ‘minor problems' but service is not affected.


Missing budget details, a major delivery plan released – what is Highland Council up to?

Missing budget details, a major delivery plan released – what is Highland Council up to?

Missing budget details, a major delivery plan released – what is Highland Council up to?

14 March 2024

The new delivery plan is to 'underpins' the budget but critics are at a loss to say what the 'murky' budget accounts for.


Decision on National Lottery funding bid for Ferrycroft play park at Lairg expected next week

Decision on National Lottery funding bid for Ferrycroft play park at Lairg expected next week

Decision on National Lottery funding bid for Ferrycroft play park at Lairg expected next week

13 March 2024

The lottery funding is the final part of a funding package that would be used to purchase all ability play equipment.


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