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Rachel Smart


Business reporter

I studied my undergraduate degree in politics and international relations at the University of Aberdeen and I completed my Masters in Journalism at RGU this year. I have always been interested in people and how society works. It's great when your passions align with your job.

Macdonald Aviemore Resort picks up two trophies at national awards ceremony

23 April 2024
Macdonald Aviemore Resort picks up two trophies at national awards ceremony

Macdonald Aviemore Resort picks up two trophies at national awards ceremony

23 April 2024

Macdonald Aviemore Resort has been crowned Scotland’s best four-star hotel in the North


Inverness city centre coffee shop set to close

23 April 2024
Inverness city centre coffee shop set to close

Inverness city centre coffee shop set to close

23 April 2024

Costa Coffee - part of the UK chain - in Inglis Street will close in July.


Badenoch project receives funding to provide dementia support

22 April 2024
Badenoch project receives funding to provide dementia support

Badenoch project receives funding to provide dementia support

22 April 2024

A Badenoch project has received a grant to support people living with dementia, their carers and family members.


New bus service to begin operating from Aviemore

16 April 2024
New bus service to begin operating from Aviemore

New bus service to begin operating from Aviemore

16 April 2024

Travel tech company, FlixBus, has added Inverness, Aviemore and Pitlochry to its Scottish network.


Luke Stoltman crowned Europe’s Strongest Man for second time

14 April 2024
Luke Stoltman crowned Europe’s Strongest Man for second time

Luke Stoltman crowned Europe’s Strongest Man for second time

14 April 2024

Highland strongman, Luke Stoltman has been crowned Europe’s Strongest Man.


Call for Highland Council to enforce policy banning use of pesticides in school playgrounds which may cause cancer

13 April 2024
Call for Highland Council to enforce policy banning use of pesticides in school playgrounds which may cause cancer

Call for Highland Council to enforce policy banning use of pesticides in school playgrounds which may cause cancer

13 April 2024

A Highland MSP has asked Highland Council to take urgent action to enforce their policy banning the use of pesticides on school playgrounds.


Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

12 April 2024
Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

12 April 2024

Scottish Land & Estates has called for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in the wake of the debacle over a ban on wood-burning stoves in new homes.


Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

11 April 2024
Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

11 April 2024

Giving business leaders peace of mind is at the heart of a Highland IT firms’ mission.


Popular Aviemore confectionary shop is up for sale

10 April 2024
Popular Aviemore confectionary shop is up for sale

Popular Aviemore confectionary shop is up for sale

10 April 2024

A popular confectionary shop in Aviemore is up for sale.


Highland Muslim community speak about Ramadan as celebration draws to a close

09 April 2024
Highland Muslim community speak about Ramadan as celebration draws to a close

Highland Muslim community speak about Ramadan as celebration draws to a close

09 April 2024

The Muslim community in the Highlands have been partaking in Ramadan since March 11.


Inverness bar named as one of the best whisky bars in the world

07 April 2024
Inverness bar named as one of the best whisky bars in the world

Inverness bar named as one of the best whisky bars in the world

07 April 2024

The Malt Room, based in Church Street, was named in the top 50 list by New York-based lifestyle magazine, Inside Hook.


UK’s top comedy acts set to take the stage at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

04 April 2024
UK’s top comedy acts set to take the stage at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

UK’s top comedy acts set to take the stage at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

04 April 2024

An evening full of laughter and world-class comedy is set to take place at Macdonald Aviemore Resort this summer.


Figures show 2365 incidents of domestic abuse recorded by police in Highland during 2022-23

26 March 2024
Figures show 2365 incidents of domestic abuse recorded by police in Highland during 2022-23

Figures show 2365 incidents of domestic abuse recorded by police in Highland during 2022-23

26 March 2024

Victims of domestic violence have been encouraged to seek support and report incidents to police, following a reduction in recorded cases.


Couple left 'furious' after receiving £100 fine at Inverness car park – despite only being there for 12 minutes

24 March 2024
Couple left 'furious' after receiving £100 fine at Inverness car park – despite only being there for 12 minutes

Couple left 'furious' after receiving £100 fine at Inverness car park – despite only being there for 12 minutes

24 March 2024

Warning for visiting shoppers from the strath about using city centre car park


Over 400,000 trees planted in the Cairngorms National Park with help of local school kids

20 March 2024
Over 400,000 trees planted in the Cairngorms National Park with help of local school kids

Over 400,000 trees planted in the Cairngorms National Park with help of local school kids

20 March 2024

Over 400,000 trees have now been planted in the Cairngorms National Park as part of a transformation project spearheaded by Calthorpe Estates.


PICTURES: Were you at Highland Heroes?

18 March 2024
PICTURES: Were you at Highland Heroes?

PICTURES: Were you at Highland Heroes?

18 March 2024

Some 400 people were at the Drumossie Hotel on Friday night for the annual Highland Heroes event.


WATCH: Community champion of Highland Heroes says helping others 'gives his life purpose'

17 March 2024
WATCH: Community champion of Highland Heroes says helping others 'gives his life purpose'

WATCH: Community champion of Highland Heroes says helping others 'gives his life purpose'

17 March 2024

David MacRae was recognised for doing something quietly within his community, without any thought of praise for himself.


WATCH: Community driven Merkinch primary crowned school of the year at Highland Heroes Awards

17 March 2024
WATCH: Community driven Merkinch primary crowned school of the year at Highland Heroes Awards

WATCH: Community driven Merkinch primary crowned school of the year at Highland Heroes Awards

17 March 2024

An Inverness school has been named as school of the year at this year's Highland Heroes Awards.


WATCH: Highland Action for Little Ones named charitable organisation of the year as '1 in 5 children lives in poverty'

16 March 2024
WATCH: Highland Action for Little Ones named charitable organisation of the year as '1 in 5 children lives in poverty'

WATCH: Highland Action for Little Ones named charitable organisation of the year as '1 in 5 children lives in poverty'

16 March 2024

Highland Action for Little Ones (HALO) has been named as charitable organisation of the year at the Highland Heroes Awards.


WATCH: Hero of heroes honoured for selfless dedication to Highlands says 'we need to help our neighbours'

16 March 2024
WATCH: Hero of heroes honoured for selfless dedication to Highlands says 'we need to help our neighbours'

WATCH: Hero of heroes honoured for selfless dedication to Highlands says 'we need to help our neighbours'

16 March 2024

David MacRae was recognised for doing something quietly within his community, without any thought of praise for himself.


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