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Philip Murray


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.

Covid outbreak closes hospital ward

23 February 2022
Covid outbreak closes hospital ward

Covid outbreak closes hospital ward

23 February 2022

A ward at Raigmore Hospital has been forced to close to new patients and visitors after an outbreak of Covid-19.


Christmas Eve snow warning for Badenoch and Strathspey

23 December 2021
Christmas Eve snow warning for Badenoch and Strathspey

Christmas Eve snow warning for Badenoch and Strathspey

23 December 2021

Snow warning extending into Christmas Eve has been issued for many parts of the Highlands


Highlands MSP calls for rail improvements to mainline

25 November 2021
Highlands MSP calls for rail improvements to mainline

Highlands MSP calls for rail improvements to mainline

25 November 2021

'Vital improvements would bring benefits to Highlands' residents and businesses'


NHS Highland Covid total rises by 185

24 August 2021
NHS Highland Covid total rises by 185

NHS Highland Covid total rises by 185

24 August 2021

A FURTHER 185 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded across the NHS Highland health board area in the past 24 hours.


'Significant' surge in Covid in NHS Highland area is of 'concern', say top doctors

20 August 2021
'Significant' surge in Covid in NHS Highland area is of 'concern', say top doctors

'Significant' surge in Covid in NHS Highland area is of 'concern', say top doctors

20 August 2021

A "SIGNIFICANT" surge in Covid cases across NHS Highland is "concerning", health chiefs have warned.


Covid figure rises by 178 across NHS Highland

20 August 2021
Covid figure rises by 178 across NHS Highland

Covid figure rises by 178 across NHS Highland

20 August 2021

THERE were 178 newly-confirmed cases of the coronavirus across the NHS Highland area in the past 24 hours, Public Health Scotland has revealed.


Covid total rises by 167 across NHS Highland area

19 August 2021
Covid total rises by 167 across NHS Highland area

Covid total rises by 167 across NHS Highland area

19 August 2021

ALMOST 170 new positive tests for Covid-19 have been reported in the NHS Highland area in the past 24 hours – and nearly 300 in just two days.


Eighty-two fresh Covid cases detected

17 August 2021
Eighty-two fresh Covid cases detected

Eighty-two fresh Covid cases detected

17 August 2021

ANOTHER 82 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the NHS Highland region over the past day.


NHS Highland detects 71 new Covid cases

16 August 2021
NHS Highland detects 71 new Covid cases

NHS Highland detects 71 new Covid cases

16 August 2021

SEVENTY-one fresh positive tests for the coronavirus have been recorded across NHS Highland in the past day.


Major train disruption and cancellations on line after signal fault

16 August 2021
Major train disruption and cancellations on line after signal fault

Major train disruption and cancellations on line after signal fault

16 August 2021

Signalling woes in Inverness causing major disruption to Far North Line railway journeys


Fifty-five fresh Covid infections recorded

30 July 2021
Fifty-five fresh Covid infections recorded

Fifty-five fresh Covid infections recorded

30 July 2021

ANOTHER 55 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been recorded across the NHS Highland health board region.


NHS Highland Covid total rises by 73

29 July 2021
NHS Highland Covid total rises by 73

NHS Highland Covid total rises by 73

29 July 2021

ANOTHER 73 new cases of Covid-19 were detected across the NHS Highland area in the past 24 hours.


Thunder and tortrential rain sparks railway speed cuts on Highland main line

27 July 2021
Thunder and tortrential rain sparks railway speed cuts on Highland main line

Thunder and tortrential rain sparks railway speed cuts on Highland main line

27 July 2021

Warnings of disruptive thunderstorms and torrential rain have sparked moves to bring in reduced speed limits


Four million milestone reached in Covid vaccine programme

27 July 2021
Four million milestone reached in Covid vaccine programme

Four million milestone reached in Covid vaccine programme

27 July 2021

A MAJOR milestone has been reached in the fight against Covid-19 in Scotland – after the four millionth first-dose of the vaccine was administered.


Fifty-six fresh Covid cases reported

26 July 2021
Fifty-six fresh Covid cases reported

Fifty-six fresh Covid cases reported

26 July 2021

ANOTHER 56 positive tests for Covid-19 have been recorded across the NHS Highland region in the past 24 hours.


Flash flooding fears after thunderstorm warning issued for Badenoch & Strathspey

26 July 2021
Flash flooding fears after thunderstorm warning issued for Badenoch & Strathspey

Flash flooding fears after thunderstorm warning issued for Badenoch & Strathspey

26 July 2021

A THUNDERSTORM alert has been issued for much of the Highlands, amid warnings of potential localised flooding and transport disruption.


NHS Highland Covid total increases by 73

23 July 2021
NHS Highland Covid total increases by 73

NHS Highland Covid total increases by 73

23 July 2021

ANOTHER 73 cases of Covid-19 have been registered across the NHS Highland area in the past day.


Seventy-one new coronavirus infections detected

22 July 2021
Seventy-one new coronavirus infections detected

Seventy-one new coronavirus infections detected

22 July 2021

ANOTHER 71 fresh positive tests for Covid-19 have been recorded across the NHS Highland health board area.


Almost 100 new Covid cases detected

21 July 2021
Almost 100 new Covid cases detected

Almost 100 new Covid cases detected

21 July 2021

NINETY-eight new positive tests for Covid-19 have been recorded across the NHS Highland area in the past day.


Covid hospital patients numbers at highest level since March

20 July 2021
Covid hospital patients numbers at highest level since March

Covid hospital patients numbers at highest level since March

20 July 2021

MORE people are being treated for Covid-19 in NHS Highland hospitals than at any point since early March.


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