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The First Minister confirms that home visits are still banned despite the Highlands getting the second lowest level of Covid restrictions

The First Minister confirms that home visits are still banned despite the Highlands getting the second lowest level of Covid restrictions

The First Minister confirms that home visits are still banned despite the Highlands getting the second lowest level of Covid restrictions

29 October 2020

Nicola Sturgeon admitted retaining the ban will cause 'particular hardship' in rural and island communities


The Queen Mother, the Castle of Mey and A9 improvements at Helmsdale... is there a link?

The Queen Mother, the Castle of Mey and A9 improvements at Helmsdale... is there a link?

The Queen Mother, the Castle of Mey and A9 improvements at Helmsdale... is there a link?

24 October 2020

Far north MP Jamie Stone ponders whether his cheeky request had anything to do with the road improvements between Helmsdale and the Ord of Caithness


Call for smoke alarm legislation deadline to be put back

Call for smoke alarm legislation deadline to be put back

Call for smoke alarm legislation deadline to be put back

20 October 2020

Scottish Conservative Party leader Douglas Ross has said the implementation of the legislation should be delayed.


Scottish Land & Estates voice 'major concerns' over Scottish Governments's proposed new short-term lets regulations

Scottish Land & Estates voice 'major concerns' over Scottish Governments's proposed new short-term lets regulations

Scottish Land & Estates voice 'major concerns' over Scottish Governments's proposed new short-term lets regulations

18 October 2020

NEW regulations being proposed for short-term let housing could have a devastating impact on Scotland’s rural communities.


MSP Mountain put NHS Highland chiefs on the spot

MSP Mountain put NHS Highland chiefs on the spot

MSP Mountain put NHS Highland chiefs on the spot

09 October 2020

Highland MSP Mountain calls for another meeting to address his concerns


Churchill's (body) part in my route to parliament

Churchill's (body) part in my route to parliament

Churchill's (body) part in my route to parliament

27 September 2020

Jamie Stone speaks of his great inspiration as he looks back to an early visit to the House of Commons


Douglas Ross promises thousands more teachers

Douglas Ross promises thousands more teachers

Douglas Ross promises thousands more teachers

27 September 2020

Scottish Conservative leader MP Douglas Ross aims to overhaul education in Scotland with an ambitious £550 million investment in 3000 new teachers.


Concern over 'closed' Strathy ward

Concern over 'closed' Strathy ward

Concern over 'closed' Strathy ward

25 September 2020

MSP Rhoda Grant has warned health bosses not to use the pandemic "as cover" for local mental health resources being "diverted by the back door".


Bans on household meeting indoors as pubs hit by curfew

Bans on household meeting indoors as pubs hit by curfew

Bans on household meeting indoors as pubs hit by curfew

22 September 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a range of "tough" new measures including banning different households from meeting indoors.


Boris Johnson announces new restrictions for England

Boris Johnson announces new restrictions for England

Boris Johnson announces new restrictions for England

22 September 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that new restrictions will be in place from Thursday to stem the rising tide of infections.


Highland coronavirus test staff thanked for dedication

Highland coronavirus test staff thanked for dedication

Highland coronavirus test staff thanked for dedication

18 September 2020

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility in the Highland capital received a UK ministerial visitor on Friday.


New loan fund aimed at tenants struggling to pay rent

New loan fund aimed at tenants struggling to pay rent

New loan fund aimed at tenants struggling to pay rent

06 September 2020

MSP Maree Todd has welcomed a new £10 million fund to help people struggling to pay rent in the Highlands.


MSPs' 'constructive' meeting with NC500 representatives

MSPs' 'constructive' meeting with NC500 representatives

MSPs' 'constructive' meeting with NC500 representatives

03 September 2020

MSPs Maree Todd and Gail Ross have spoken of their "constructive" virtual meeting with North Coast 500 representatives and local business owners.


Jamie Stone MP takes on new spokesperson role

Jamie Stone MP takes on new spokesperson role

Jamie Stone MP takes on new spokesperson role

02 September 2020

Jamie Stone, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP, has been promoted to Digital Culture Media and Sport spokesperson for the Lib Dems.


First Minister announces initiative for youth employment

First Minister announces initiative for youth employment

First Minister announces initiative for youth employment

02 September 2020

Nicola Sturgeon sets out plans in response to Covid and towards longer-term aims.


Scottish Conservative leader announces the party's plan to make Inverness as attractive a business destination as Glasgow

Scottish Conservative leader announces the party's plan to make Inverness as attractive a business destination as Glasgow

Scottish Conservative leader announces the party's plan to make Inverness as attractive a business destination as Glasgow

31 August 2020

Making the announcement from Inverness new leader Douglas Ross said he wants to 'take power back from Edinburgh'


MSPs slam Scottish Government's broadband voucher scheme for rural areas as an 'expensive mistake'

MSPs slam Scottish Government's broadband voucher scheme for rural areas as an 'expensive mistake'

MSPs slam Scottish Government's broadband voucher scheme for rural areas as an 'expensive mistake'

30 August 2020

The Scottish Government’s stopgap voucher scheme to provide broadband in rural areas to provide has been labelled “an expensive mistake”.


Loch Ness Monster defended after being dragged into US presidential election campaign

Loch Ness Monster defended after being dragged into US presidential election campaign

Loch Ness Monster defended after being dragged into US presidential election campaign

25 August 2020

Nessie invoked in a bid to discredit US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden but swipe is already backfiring


MSP warns that proposal for a UK internal market is a 'threat' to Highland agriculture industry

MSP warns that proposal for a UK internal market is a 'threat' to Highland agriculture industry

MSP warns that proposal for a UK internal market is a 'threat' to Highland agriculture industry

21 August 2020

Maree Todd has warned of a threat to the agriculture and food sector following the Westminster government’s proposals for a UK internal market.


Education Secretary John Swinney moves to draw a line under Scottish Qualifications Authority grading furore with announcement that teachers' estimates will prevail

Education Secretary John Swinney moves to draw a line under Scottish Qualifications Authority grading furore with announcement that teachers' estimates will prevail

Education Secretary John Swinney moves to draw a line under Scottish Qualifications Authority grading furore with announcement that teachers' estimates will prevail

12 August 2020

Pupils whose exam results were downgraded are to receive new grades based solely on teacher estimates after a dramatic U-turn today by John Swinney.


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