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Highland Council chief says ASN service needs to be delivered differently - and funding cuts are not the problem.

Highland Council chief says ASN service needs to be delivered differently - and funding cuts are not the problem.

Highland Council chief says ASN service needs to be delivered differently - and funding cuts are not the problem.

Highland Council has come in for criticism from parents who say additional support needs cuts are harmful to all children.


Council tax to increase by almost five per cent

Council tax to increase by almost five per cent

Council tax to increase by almost five per cent

HIGHLAND Council is set to increase council tax by 4.84 per cent.


Free bus travel for children likely as Highland MSPs bridge the party gap to deliver a Scottish budget deal

Free bus travel for children likely as Highland MSPs bridge the party gap to deliver a Scottish budget deal

Free bus travel for children likely as Highland MSPs bridge the party gap to deliver a Scottish budget deal

Two Highland MSPs have been pivotal in securing a Scottish budget deal after a compromise was reached between the SNP government and the Greens.


Rogart residents answer call to stand for community council

Rogart residents answer call to stand for community council

Rogart residents answer call to stand for community council

It was their last chance to form a community council and Rogart and district residents have responded to the call to put their names forward.


Delay brings hope of trades U-turn

Delay brings hope of trades U-turn

Delay brings hope of trades U-turn

Highland Council has postponed the date on which its controversial new trades procurement framework was set to “go live”.


Highland Council fears capital funding cut by a third despite Scottish Government budget promises

Highland Council fears capital funding cut by a third despite Scottish Government budget promises

Highland Council fears capital funding cut by a third despite Scottish Government budget promises

Highland Council has given a “very cautious” response to the Scottish Government’s budget and claims that funding has been increased.


Highland MSP makes history by delivering Scottish budget

Highland MSP makes history by delivering Scottish budget

Highland MSP makes history by delivering Scottish budget

The Scottish Government has delivered its budget despite announcing that its finance secretary had been suspended hours before he was due at Holyrood.


Good tidings for north foster carers as councillors set to discuss rise in fees

Good tidings for north foster carers as councillors set to discuss rise in fees

Good tidings for north foster carers as councillors set to discuss rise in fees

FEES paid foster carers in the Highlands could increase substantially under plans to be discussed by Highland councillors on Monday.


North committee sounds biomass planning warning following retrospective cases

North committee sounds biomass planning warning following retrospective cases

North committee sounds biomass planning warning following retrospective cases

BIOMASS boiler manufacturers and retailers should be more responsible and flag up that they need planning permission when selling them.


Cruise ships could bypass Cromarty Firth port if tourism levy introduced, warn business groups

Cruise ships could bypass Cromarty Firth port if tourism levy introduced, warn business groups

Cruise ships could bypass Cromarty Firth port if tourism levy introduced, warn business groups

INTRODUCING a tourist tax could lead to lucrative cruise liner traffic by-passing the Highlands, four leading business organisations have warned.


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