Focus on attainment was lost as councillors defend officials over a 'judgmental' education report critical of primary school staff.
Council leader Raymond Bremner said: 'It has been our priority to protect jobs and services wherever possible.'
But there is little information on roads spending as the £602.5 million budget seeks to plug a £65 million blackhole.
Councillor Helen Crawford says asking 'teachers to mark more generously' is 'just a big sticking plaster.'
593 staff past and present were overpaid and now face salary reductions, debt recovery and legal action to force the return of cash.
The Greens MSP says 'I am actively advocating for the establishment of a dedicated degree-level course in horticulture and business skills.'
The Inverness and Nairn MSP says of Humza Yousaf's pick that 'no one has put more effort into A9 dualling than Fiona'
Fergus Ewing demands answers from Mairi McAllan about the 'complete failure to adhere to the very clear schedule.'
He says 'decisions by SNP and Green ministers in Edinburgh that will have a real impact on life here in the Highlands.'
MSP Edward Mountain said it is 'beyond belief' and responsible parties should help pay back money
The probe is aimed at finding out what went wrong so mistakes are not repeated and ensuring the new 2035 dualling deadline is reached.
She told the UK Covid Inquiry 'I’m not even sure I was aware that they existed.'
Now Edward Mountain slams ‘petulant’ exchange adding it is not his job to be ‘subservient to the Scottish Government’.
Labour and Tory MSPs slam First Minister for avoiding responsibility for Scottish Government decisions and again blaming Westminster.
By extending its repayment on three Public Private Partnerships it would get a £68 million windfall but increase debt by £146 million.
MSP Jackson Carlaw says 'drift' started in 2018 and the public was kept in the dark despite 'serious reservations and doubt' internally.
He says the stop 'places in great jeopardy the refurbishment of Raigmore’s maternity unit and projects in Caithness and Lochaber.'
Extra cash will go to non-essential maintenance but there are concerns about 'potential affordability impacts'
She says 'I’m reminded dozens of times a day of the cost of being in the union.'
The event included a catwalk show as well as bridal wear and dresses for mother of the bride or groom too.