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News editor and sub editor

Philip Murray is a news editor and sub editor for Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2014. He has worked in the industry for 20 years.

Emergency services respond to 'well alight' vehicle fire on A9 near Aviemore

21 February 2024
Emergency services respond to 'well alight' vehicle fire on A9 near Aviemore

Emergency services respond to 'well alight' vehicle fire on A9 near Aviemore

21 February 2024

The A9 near Aviemore was reduced to one lane after a vehicle fire sparked the closure of the northbound lane on Wednesday afternoon.


1 person dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

21 February 2024
1 person dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

1 person dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

21 February 2024

British Transport Police have confirmed that one person was pronounced dead at the scene following an incident on the Far North Line.


Highland rail network faces 'increasing cancellations' due to cuts to Network Rail budget, argues union

17 February 2024
Highland rail network faces 'increasing cancellations' due to cuts to Network Rail budget, argues union

Highland rail network faces 'increasing cancellations' due to cuts to Network Rail budget, argues union

17 February 2024

Cuts to Network Rail increase the likelihood of railway line failures and cancellations, Highland RMT members have warned after more disruption.


'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

17 February 2024
'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

17 February 2024

Providing council-owned & managed allotments across the Highlands must be included in the local authority's latest review, the region's Greens argue.


UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

16 February 2024
UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

16 February 2024

Strikes by Unison members are set to hit a number of Highland colleges later this month, after further industrial action was announced.


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

14 February 2024
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

14 February 2024

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.


THIRD snow warning issued by Met Office amid forecast for up 20cm of snowfall this weekend

07 February 2024
THIRD snow warning issued by Met Office amid forecast for up 20cm of snowfall this weekend

THIRD snow warning issued by Met Office amid forecast for up 20cm of snowfall this weekend

07 February 2024

Disruptive snow looks set to impact the Highlands into the weekend after the Met Office issued another yellow warning ­– their third in a day.


'Take care' plea to motorists after overnight snows hit Highland roads

07 February 2024
'Take care' plea to motorists after overnight snows hit Highland roads

'Take care' plea to motorists after overnight snows hit Highland roads

07 February 2024

Motorists across the Highlands have been urged to take care after snow fell in many parts of the region overnight.


Snow and ice yellow warning issued for Highlands by Met Office

06 February 2024
Snow and ice yellow warning issued for Highlands by Met Office

Snow and ice yellow warning issued for Highlands by Met Office

06 February 2024

Several inches of snow are possible in some places, amid forecasts for showers and ice across the region.


Highland Mainline closed by flooding, ScotRail and Network Rail confirm

05 February 2024
Highland Mainline closed by flooding, ScotRail and Network Rail confirm

Highland Mainline closed by flooding, ScotRail and Network Rail confirm

05 February 2024

Flooding at Kingussie has forced the closure of the line between Inverness and Perth.


12 flood warnings in force across the Highlands amid heavy rain and weather alerts

05 February 2024
12 flood warnings in force across the Highlands amid heavy rain and weather alerts

12 flood warnings in force across the Highlands amid heavy rain and weather alerts

05 February 2024

Flood warnings for Aviemore, Kingussie, Newtonmore and more are among 12 such alerts issued in the Highlands.


A9 motorists warned over surface flooding in Inverness

05 February 2024
A9 motorists warned over surface flooding in Inverness

A9 motorists warned over surface flooding in Inverness

05 February 2024

Hazardous surface flooding is affecting the A9 in Inverness, Traffic Scotland has warned amid widespread heavy rain across the Highlands.


170mm of rain to bring flooding and travel disruption to Highlands, Met Office warns

02 February 2024
170mm of rain to bring flooding and travel disruption to Highlands, Met Office warns

170mm of rain to bring flooding and travel disruption to Highlands, Met Office warns

02 February 2024

Yellow warning issued amid fears 'persistent' rain will cause travel disruption and flooding in western and central parts of the Highlands.


Gale warnings extended into Badenoch and Strathspey by Met Office

30 January 2024
Gale warnings extended into Badenoch and Strathspey by Met Office

Gale warnings extended into Badenoch and Strathspey by Met Office

30 January 2024

Storm force winds are set to batter more of the Highlands on Wednesday, the Met Office has warned after extending a yellow alert for gales.


£60m budget hole sparks call for public views on Highland Council priorities

25 January 2024
£60m budget hole sparks call for public views on Highland Council priorities

£60m budget hole sparks call for public views on Highland Council priorities

25 January 2024

Views are urgently sought from the public over ways Highland Council can address a £60m gap in its budget.


2000 homes still without power after Storm Jocelyn

24 January 2024
2000 homes still without power after Storm Jocelyn

2000 homes still without power after Storm Jocelyn

24 January 2024

Around 2000 homes across the north were still without power at lunchtime on Wednesday, but SSEN hopes to reconnect them by the end of the day.


3500 homes still without electricity after Storm Isha power cuts – and some will remain blacked out overnight

22 January 2024
3500 homes still without electricity after Storm Isha power cuts – and some will remain blacked out overnight

3500 homes still without electricity after Storm Isha power cuts – and some will remain blacked out overnight

22 January 2024

Thousands of homes across Scotland were still without power at 5pm on Monday evening following overnight outages caused by Storm Isha.


Storm Jocelyn will spark rail fresh network shutdown on Tuesday

22 January 2024
Storm Jocelyn will spark rail fresh network shutdown on Tuesday

Storm Jocelyn will spark rail fresh network shutdown on Tuesday

22 January 2024

Network Rail Scotland has warned that further serious railway disruption is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday after Storm Jocelyn arrives.


Have your bins been missed? Highland Council issues waste collection advice following storms

22 January 2024
Have your bins been missed? Highland Council issues waste collection advice following storms

Have your bins been missed? Highland Council issues waste collection advice following storms

22 January 2024

Households whose bin collections have been missed due to disruption from the recent heavy snows & gales have been given an update by Highland Council.


Missing Aviemore woman found 'safe and well', confirm police

17 January 2024
Missing Aviemore woman found 'safe and well', confirm police

Missing Aviemore woman found 'safe and well', confirm police

17 January 2024

Officers had launched an appeal for help finding her on Wednesday morning after becoming "increasingly concerned for her welfare".


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