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Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

12 April 2024

Scottish Land & Estates has called for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in the wake of the debacle over a ban on wood-burning stoves in new homes.


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.’


First Minister Humza Yousaf says Hate Crime Act will not inhibit free speech

First Minister Humza Yousaf says Hate Crime Act will not inhibit free speech

First Minister Humza Yousaf says Hate Crime Act will not inhibit free speech

05 April 2024

On a visit to Dingwall he said ‘I've certainly not seen any evidence of that in the last 50 hours. I've seen quite the opposite.’


Shock death of Highland councillor a ‘huge loss to us all’

Shock death of Highland councillor a ‘huge loss to us all’

Shock death of Highland councillor a ‘huge loss to us all’

04 April 2024

The shock death of Highland councillor Alasdair Rhind has left friends and colleagues stunned, with MP Jamie Stone among those paying tribute.


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.’


Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches

Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches

Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches

01 April 2024

Applications have opened for the fourth year of the Marine Fund Scotland.


Highland Green MSP seeks update on landmark tenants' rights law

Highland Green MSP seeks update on landmark tenants' rights law

Highland Green MSP seeks update on landmark tenants' rights law

01 April 2024

Ariane Burgess, Green MSP for the Highlands & Islands, has asked the Scottish Government about implementation of tenant’s rights legislation.


Changes to agricultural support in Scotland

Changes to agricultural support in Scotland

Changes to agricultural support in Scotland

28 March 2024

Further details about the actions farmers and crofters will have to take to receive agricultural support payments from 2025 have been unveiled.


Fears NHS Highland’s £112 million deficit could see vascular surgery cut

Fears NHS Highland’s £112 million deficit could see vascular surgery cut

Fears NHS Highland’s £112 million deficit could see vascular surgery cut

25 March 2024

MSP Fergus Ewing worries that could ‘threaten the availability of safe provision of other acute services such as trauma.’


Tax reliefs at Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport extended by five years

Tax reliefs at Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport extended by five years

Tax reliefs at Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport extended by five years

24 March 2024

The Scottish Government has announced that tax reliefs at the Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport will be extended to 2034.


ARIANE BURGESS: Scotland's hills, mountains, and coastlines are 'seriously depleted of life'

ARIANE BURGESS: Scotland's hills, mountains, and coastlines are 'seriously depleted of life'

ARIANE BURGESS: Scotland's hills, mountains, and coastlines are 'seriously depleted of life'

22 March 2024

The Greens MSP says 'centuries of land management practices have taken their toll, leading to a decline in wildlife and natural habitats.'


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.


Could a Highland-specific manifesto help win over the north to Alex Salmond’s Alba Party?

Could a Highland-specific manifesto help win over the north to Alex Salmond’s Alba Party?

Could a Highland-specific manifesto help win over the north to Alex Salmond’s Alba Party?

20 March 2024

Highland Councillor Karl Rosie is to draft what Alex Salmond says is a 'call to arms' as they highlight significant regional issues.


North pupil to represent Caithness, Sutherland and Ross at Scottish Youth Parliament

North pupil to represent Caithness, Sutherland and Ross at Scottish Youth Parliament

North pupil to represent Caithness, Sutherland and Ross at Scottish Youth Parliament

20 March 2024

Alness Academy pupil, Jamie Dickson, has been chosen to represent Caithness, Sutherland and Ross at the Scottish Youth Parliament.


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.


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.


Highland Council clarifies ending of MCR Pathways contract stating 'council-employees will be retained'

Highland Council clarifies ending of MCR Pathways contract stating 'council-employees will be retained'

Highland Council clarifies ending of MCR Pathways contract stating 'council-employees will be retained'

14 March 2024

Highland Council has issued a statement to say it 'remains committed' to supporting mentoring in schools, including the support through MCR Pathways.


WATCH: Highland MP secures pledge of talks from UK Minister on unfair energy prices

WATCH: Highland MP secures pledge of talks from UK Minister on unfair energy prices

WATCH: Highland MP secures pledge of talks from UK Minister on unfair energy prices

08 March 2024

An SNP MP has secured further discussions with a UK Government Minister on creating fairer energy prices for the Highlands and Islands.


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