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NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

Comparing the opportunities that a tiny 28-pupil school can provide with what can be offered in a city school, isn’t comparing like with like.


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

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

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


Scottish SPCA launch urgent rehome plea for Bully XLs

Scottish SPCA launch urgent rehome plea for Bully XLs

THE Scottish SPCA is urgently seeking homes for four XL bully type dogs in their care.


Roses are red, violets are blue, don't let a scammer take advantage of you

Roses are red, violets are blue, don't let a scammer take advantage of you

It may be the most romantic day of the year, but police have urged would-be love birds to beware romance scams and scammers


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


Councillor calls for flood defence schemes for Golspie to be fast-tracked after village hit once again by flooding at weekend

Councillor calls for flood defence schemes for Golspie to be fast-tracked after village hit once again by flooding at weekend

Cllr Richard Gale, a Golspie resident, said flood defences in the pipeline for the village needed to be speeded up.


Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

Foxes, not badgers, to blame for most lamb deaths on Scottish farms and crofts

Foxes are being blamed for killing lambs on Scottish farms and crofts where there was suspicion over badgers being responsible.


'Sutherland Inclusive Day' to be held at Lairg for second year running

'Sutherland Inclusive Day' to be held at Lairg for second year running

Activities organised for the day will be suitable for young people with additional support needs, disabilities or neurodivergence.


Caithness councillor resigns from SNP after feeling 'increasingly disillusioned'

Caithness councillor resigns from SNP after feeling 'increasingly disillusioned'

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


Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

Plans have been put forward to Highland Council for a pet crematorium facility to be sited near Wick.


Farmers call for re-think on Westminster's planned immigration crackdown

Farmers call for re-think on Westminster's planned immigration crackdown

'We think this is the wrong approach and ignores the essential role that overseas workers play'


Highland MSP repays £129 hotel bill expenses claim after losing flat keys at Holyrood

Highland MSP repays £129 hotel bill expenses claim after losing flat keys at Holyrood

Edward Mountain had been under fire for the £129 bill which, while legal, drew flak from politicians who argued he shouldn't claim for his own error.


Russell Crowe to gig in Inverness?

Russell Crowe to gig in Inverness?

Superstar Russell Crowe has sparked huge local and worldwide interest by suggesting he and his band might play Inverness.


PICTURES: Sea damage to Far North Line revealed by Network Rail Scotland

PICTURES: Sea damage to Far North Line revealed by Network Rail Scotland

Rail passengers are bracing for further disruption, with engineers expected to give an update later today on when the line may reopen.


Fall in cruise ship arrivals expected to be a blip, Highland port believes

Fall in cruise ship arrivals expected to be a blip, Highland port believes

The Port of Cromarty Firth will welcome 118 cruise ships in 2024, down slightly on 2023 – but passenger numbers will be up and bookings "are busy".


Ross-shire public invite to check out proposed hydrogen plant water pipeline bid

Ross-shire public invite to check out proposed hydrogen plant water pipeline bid

Plans for a 20km pipeline to supply a proposed hydrogen production plant are set to come under public scrutiny later this month.


Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

Love is in the fresh air – embracing the outdoors is most attractive quality

A love of the outdoors is one of the most attractive qualities in a potential partner for people in the Highlands and Islands, according to research.


ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

The Greens MSP says 'I am actively advocating for the establishment of a dedicated degree-level course in horticulture and business skills.'


Raigmore are 'first in Scotland' to employ new breast cancer treatment

Raigmore are 'first in Scotland' to employ new breast cancer treatment

The breast team at Raigmore Hospital were first to use the new Pintuition System.


Sea-battered railway line to remain closed until at least Wednesday

Sea-battered railway line to remain closed until at least Wednesday

High spring tides are hampering repairs to a sea-battered section of the Far North Line, passengers have been warned.


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