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Highland Council reports a healthy budget and reserves but finances not out of the woods

02 July 2022
Highland Council reports a healthy budget and reserves but finances not out of the woods

Highland Council reports a healthy budget and reserves but finances not out of the woods

02 July 2022

"We will face very difficult decisions in the coming years”


Cash-strapped Highland families set to share in £3.4m welfare fund

30 June 2022
Cash-strapped Highland families set to share in £3.4m welfare fund

Cash-strapped Highland families set to share in £3.4m welfare fund

30 June 2022

Plan being considered today appears to focus on getting the cash out quickly


Highland councillors to visit Boat of Garten to get to root of smelly problem

23 June 2022
Highland councillors to visit Boat of Garten to get to root of smelly problem

Highland councillors to visit Boat of Garten to get to root of smelly problem

23 June 2022

Planning committee members will pay site visit before deciding on plans aimed at reducing long running odour issues


Up to 10,000 accommodation providers in Highlands will need to apply for short-term licence

17 June 2022
Up to 10,000 accommodation providers in Highlands will need to apply for short-term licence

Up to 10,000 accommodation providers in Highlands will need to apply for short-term licence

17 June 2022

Councils must have the new licensing regime up and running by 1 October, later this year.


Bill for senior Highland councillors rises by 15 per cent

09 June 2022
Bill for senior Highland councillors rises by 15 per cent

Bill for senior Highland councillors rises by 15 per cent

09 June 2022

There was a lively debate over pay rise for Inverness area committee chair pay hike whilst other area chairs will not be paid


Key committee appointments made for new Highland Council

09 June 2022
Key committee appointments made for new Highland Council

Key committee appointments made for new Highland Council

09 June 2022

Some councillors asked whether convener and local member Bill Lobban should give up political allegiances


'It is an honour to represent the people of the Highlands'

26 May 2022
'It is an honour to represent the people of the Highlands'

'It is an honour to represent the people of the Highlands'

26 May 2022

Councillor Bill Lobban was commenting at the first meeting of the new council post-election


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