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Alan Shields


Court and Crime Reporter

Alan Shields is the court and crime reporter for the south Highland hub of Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2022. Alan studied publishing with journalism at RGU in Aberdeen.

NHS Highland is piloting a weekend appointment booking system

05 August 2022
NHS Highland is piloting a weekend appointment booking system

NHS Highland is piloting a weekend appointment booking system

05 August 2022

Patients will be able to book appointments on a Saturday for the next six weeks.


Serial paedophile is jailed for loitering at Aviemore swimming pool

02 August 2022
Serial paedophile is jailed for loitering at Aviemore swimming pool

Serial paedophile is jailed for loitering at Aviemore swimming pool

02 August 2022

Hung around after propping open toilet door


Highland Council plan menopause café event

27 July 2022
Highland Council plan menopause café event

Highland Council plan menopause café event

27 July 2022

The event is hoping to break down the subject of later life into a helpful session over tea and coffee.


Highland Council workers signed up to Unite the union are due to take industrial action

27 July 2022
Highland Council workers signed up to Unite the union are due to take industrial action

Highland Council workers signed up to Unite the union are due to take industrial action

27 July 2022

The union said strike dates will be fixed later this week.


ScotRail warns that services between Inverness and Edinburgh are likely to suffer delays

20 July 2022
ScotRail warns that services between Inverness and Edinburgh are likely to suffer delays

ScotRail warns that services between Inverness and Edinburgh are likely to suffer delays

20 July 2022

The problem is due to a signalling fault on the line between the Highland capital and Carrbridge.


TRAVEL: ScotRail impose speed limits as Scotland scorches in summer heatwave

18 July 2022
TRAVEL: ScotRail impose speed limits as Scotland scorches in summer heatwave

TRAVEL: ScotRail impose speed limits as Scotland scorches in summer heatwave

18 July 2022

Speed limits have been introduced on railway lines to protect the infrastructure.


Inverness Airport flying high after award for first-class customer service

16 July 2022
Inverness Airport flying high after award for first-class customer service

Inverness Airport flying high after award for first-class customer service

16 July 2022

Airport praised for its customer service during the pandemic


ScotRail to return 700 services to the network including in the Highlands

15 July 2022
ScotRail to return 700 services to the network including in the Highlands

ScotRail to return 700 services to the network including in the Highlands

15 July 2022

Travellers will be able to see updated timetables in the coming days.


Drainage works are to see road closures overnight on the A9 motorists are being warned

08 July 2022
Drainage works are to see road closures overnight on the A9 motorists are being warned

Drainage works are to see road closures overnight on the A9 motorists are being warned

08 July 2022

Drivers are being warned of overnight road closures on the A9.


Consultation launched on period products provision

06 July 2022
Consultation launched on period products provision

Consultation launched on period products provision

06 July 2022

The council is looking for feedback on where the items could be made available.


Court accused does a runner from the dock

14 June 2022
Court accused does a runner from the dock

Court accused does a runner from the dock

14 June 2022

He led police officers on a chase through the building.


WATCH: Public urged to make vote count in upcoming local elections

27 April 2022
WATCH: Public urged to make vote count in upcoming local elections

WATCH: Public urged to make vote count in upcoming local elections

27 April 2022

Highland Council has advice for voters.


Karen Gillan's 'honour' at leading NYC parade

11 April 2022
Karen Gillan's 'honour' at leading NYC parade

Karen Gillan's 'honour' at leading NYC parade

11 April 2022

Inverness' Karen Gillan lead the NYC Tartan Day Parade


Snow causes motoring delays across the Highlands

07 April 2022
Snow causes motoring delays across the Highlands

Snow causes motoring delays across the Highlands

07 April 2022

Snow has returned overnight leading to some issues on the roads.


A9 blocked due to lorry

07 April 2022
A9 blocked due to lorry

A9 blocked due to lorry

07 April 2022

Delays are to be expected this morning as snow causes traffic problems around the north.


Help on hand for Scotland's Census

31 March 2022
Help on hand for Scotland's Census

Help on hand for Scotland's Census

31 March 2022

Help is to be offered to households who are yet to return Census details.


A tragic family loss has led to some spectacular fundraising efforts

28 March 2022
A tragic family loss has led to some spectacular fundraising efforts

A tragic family loss has led to some spectacular fundraising efforts

28 March 2022

It was the tragic loss of her son and his love of horses that inspired the Highland Heroes 2022 fundraiser of the year.


Mikeysline scoops charitable organisation of the year at Highland Heroes 2022

28 March 2022
Mikeysline scoops charitable organisation of the year at Highland Heroes 2022

Mikeysline scoops charitable organisation of the year at Highland Heroes 2022

28 March 2022

Mental wellbeing charity Mikeysline has scooped an award at Highland Heroes 2022.


Pupil support teacher wins at Highland Heroes

28 March 2022
Pupil support teacher wins at Highland Heroes

Pupil support teacher wins at Highland Heroes

28 March 2022

Molly Alexander, principal teacher of pupil support at Dingwall Academy, was recognised for her work during the pandemic.


Highland Heroes 2022 - Meet the Hero of Heroes

25 March 2022
Highland Heroes 2022 - Meet the Hero of Heroes

Highland Heroes 2022 - Meet the Hero of Heroes

25 March 2022

Community champion of the year at the Highland Heroes even went to Johanna Geddes.


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