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Foul-up! 8 Highland Council dog wardens catch just 2 dog-fouling culprits in 3 years

Foul-up! 8 Highland Council dog wardens catch just 2 dog-fouling culprits in 3 years

Foul-up! 8 Highland Council dog wardens catch just 2 dog-fouling culprits in 3 years

24 February 2024

Highland Council is facing demands to clean up its act on dog-fouling – after catching just two offenders in the last three years.


Key Highland road to close for 'essential bridge repairs'

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.


Highland Council leader reveals up £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

Highland Council leader reveals up £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

Highland Council leader reveals up £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

22 February 2024

Raymond Bremner says an extra £60 million would go ‘some way towards us being able to invest in important capital projects.’


Hundreds of Highland planning breaches kept secret

Hundreds of Highland planning breaches kept secret

Hundreds of Highland planning breaches kept secret

22 February 2024

Highland Council is investigating hundreds of land owners and developers for breaching planning rules, without sharing details online.


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

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.


Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

21 February 2024

Focus on attainment was lost as councillors defend officials over a 'judgmental' education report critical of primary school staff.


Questions remains as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

Questions remains as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

Questions remains as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

21 February 2024

Council leader Raymond Bremner said: 'It has been our priority to protect jobs and services wherever possible.'


Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

20 February 2024

But there is little information on roads spending as the £602.5 million budget seeks to plug a £65 million blackhole.


Caithness councillor in switch to Highland Independent group

Caithness councillor in switch to Highland Independent group

Caithness councillor in switch to Highland Independent group

19 February 2024

Caithness councillor Karl Rosie has joined the Highland Independent group on the local authority, saying he wants to "put people before politics".


Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

19 February 2024

Councillor Helen Crawford says asking 'teachers to mark more generously' is 'just a big sticking plaster.'


'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

'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.


Blunder saw Highland Council pay one former employee for 33 months – after leaving

Blunder saw Highland Council pay one former employee for 33 months – after leaving

Blunder saw Highland Council pay one former employee for 33 months – after leaving

15 February 2024

593 staff past and present were overpaid and now face salary reductions, debt recovery and legal action to force the return of cash.


Closure-threatened Brora nursery is 'irreplaceable', parents tell education officials

Closure-threatened Brora nursery is 'irreplaceable', parents tell education officials

Closure-threatened Brora nursery is 'irreplaceable', parents tell education officials

14 February 2024

A decision on whether or not to go ahead with the closure plan will be made by May.


Highland Council will work 'hand in hand' with businesses to realise Green Freeport potential

Highland Council will work 'hand in hand' with businesses to realise Green Freeport potential

Highland Council will work 'hand in hand' with businesses to realise Green Freeport potential

14 February 2024

Highland Council has responded to worries that not enough housing is planned to meet future demand in the region.


Caithness councillor resigns from SNP after feeling 'increasingly disillusioned'

Caithness councillor resigns from SNP after feeling 'increasingly disillusioned'

Caithness councillor resigns from SNP after feeling 'increasingly disillusioned'

14 February 2024

A Highland councillor from Caithness has resigned from the SNP, saying he is "deeply troubled" by the party's policies.


Business community calls for Highland Council to review development plan

Business community calls for Highland Council to review development plan

Business community calls for Highland Council to review development plan

13 February 2024

Highland business leaders want councillors to ‘seize the opportunity’ of the Cromarty and Inverness Green Freeport to boost 'critical' infrastructure.


Heritage society leader's frustration over lack of repair work at historic Sutherland churchyard after storm damage a year ago

Heritage society leader's frustration over lack of repair work at historic Sutherland churchyard after storm damage a year ago

Heritage society leader's frustration over lack of repair work at historic Sutherland churchyard after storm damage a year ago

12 February 2024

Storm Otto in February last year left a trail of destruction in the Highland Council-owned Clynekirkton graveyard.


Highland Council in deep water over Doll Ford river rescue near Brora

Highland Council in deep water over Doll Ford river rescue near Brora

Highland Council in deep water over Doll Ford river rescue near Brora

09 February 2024

Local residents say they have repeatedly asked the local authority to replace depth markers at the Doll Ford.


Education manager's letter sparks fears over future of Brora nursery class

Education manager's letter sparks fears over future of Brora nursery class

Education manager's letter sparks fears over future of Brora nursery class

09 February 2024

Parents are holding a meeting tonight to discuss the nursery situation and the local authority has called a meeting for next Tuesday.


Maxine Smith says 'sorry' but hits out at critics after getting one-month suspension

Maxine Smith says 'sorry' but hits out at critics after getting one-month suspension

Maxine Smith says 'sorry' but hits out at critics after getting one-month suspension

07 February 2024

She says she accepts the sanction adding 'being a councillor in these conditions is extremely trying and stressful.'


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