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Questions remains as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

Questions remains as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

Questions remains as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

21 February 2024

Council leader Raymond Bremner said: 'It has been our priority to protect jobs and services wherever possible.'


Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

20 February 2024

But there is little information on roads spending as the £602.5 million budget seeks to plug a £65 million blackhole.


Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

19 February 2024

Councillor Helen Crawford says asking 'teachers to mark more generously' is 'just a big sticking plaster.'


'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

'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.


Blunder saw Highland Council pay one former employee for 33 months – after leaving

Blunder saw Highland Council pay one former employee for 33 months – after leaving

Blunder saw Highland Council pay one former employee for 33 months – after leaving

15 February 2024

593 staff past and present were overpaid and now face salary reductions, debt recovery and legal action to force the return of cash.


Why we should all take time to talk and listen

Why we should all take time to talk and listen

Why we should all take time to talk and listen

01 February 2024

"We should never underestimate the ability to change lives by being there for others," says Highland councillor.


INTERIM ELECTIONS 2024: Do you have a new community council in your area?

INTERIM ELECTIONS 2024: Do you have a new community council in your area?

INTERIM ELECTIONS 2024: Do you have a new community council in your area?

30 January 2024

Thirteen Highland Community Councils have been formed following a call for candidates.


Council hopes accounting move will bring in millions to plug £60 million blackhole

Council hopes accounting move will bring in millions to plug £60 million blackhole

Council hopes accounting move will bring in millions to plug £60 million blackhole

25 January 2024

By extending its repayment on three Public Private Partnerships it would get a £68 million windfall but increase debt by £146 million.


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

£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.


Pavement parking ban to be enforced across the Highlands in February

Pavement parking ban to be enforced across the Highlands in February

Pavement parking ban to be enforced across the Highlands in February

24 January 2024

A ban prohibiting pavement parking will be enforced across the Highlands from next month.


Have your say on 20mph limits

Have your say on 20mph limits

Have your say on 20mph limits

23 January 2024

Public urged to take part in consultation about rolling out the 20mph speed limit across the Highlands as deadline nears.


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

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.


SCHOOL UPDATE: 20,000 Highland pupils told to stay home in treacherous wintry conditions

SCHOOL UPDATE: 20,000 Highland pupils told to stay home in treacherous wintry conditions

SCHOOL UPDATE: 20,000 Highland pupils told to stay home in treacherous wintry conditions

19 January 2024

Thousands of Highland pupils have been told to stay at home today as treacherous wintry conditions continue.


Council leader Raymond Bremner talks candidly about health scare – 'I've been told I'm a very lucky person'

Council leader Raymond Bremner talks candidly about health scare – 'I've been told I'm a very lucky person'

Council leader Raymond Bremner talks candidly about health scare – 'I've been told I'm a very lucky person'

15 January 2024

Highland Council leader Raymond Bremner said he felt like lucky to be alive after landing up in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.


Councillors set for Highland 'school estate emergency' showdown

Councillors set for Highland 'school estate emergency' showdown

Councillors set for Highland 'school estate emergency' showdown

10 January 2024

The north has the worst school buildings in Scotland but the council delayed the debate by more than three weeks.


'Don't bin Christmas trees, recycle them instead,' urges Highland Council

'Don't bin Christmas trees, recycle them instead,' urges Highland Council

'Don't bin Christmas trees, recycle them instead,' urges Highland Council

07 January 2024

Now that festive decorations have been taken down residents have been urged by Highland Council to recycle their Christmas trees.


Hollywood film crews bring multimillion-pound windfall to Highlands

Hollywood film crews bring multimillion-pound windfall to Highlands

Hollywood film crews bring multimillion-pound windfall to Highlands

29 December 2023

Highland Council revealed that TV and movie film crews spent over £3m in 2022, and this record is likely to be surpassed when 2023's data is released.


Still time to comment on 'Twenty's Plenty' 20mph plan for 610 km of Highland roads

Still time to comment on 'Twenty's Plenty' 20mph plan for 610 km of Highland roads

Still time to comment on 'Twenty's Plenty' 20mph plan for 610 km of Highland roads

29 December 2023

A Highland-wide roll-out of 'twenty's plenty' speed limits is still open to feedback from members of the public and community groups.


Highland road repair bill soars

Highland road repair bill soars

Highland road repair bill soars

28 December 2023

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant says the backlog cost of road repairs needed in the Highlands has soared to more than £200 million.


Highland Council in line to receive £26.7 million funding increase from Scottish Government

Highland Council in line to receive £26.7 million funding increase from Scottish Government

Highland Council in line to receive £26.7 million funding increase from Scottish Government

27 December 2023

Councils are being offered a £14 billion funding settlement from the Scottish Government, according to provisional details just published.


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