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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.'


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

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

'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.


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

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.


ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

13 February 2024

The Greens MSP says 'I am actively advocating for the establishment of a dedicated degree-level course in horticulture and business skills.'


Fergus Ewing 'delighted' Fiona Hyslop is appointed transport secretary overseeing the A9

Fergus Ewing 'delighted' Fiona Hyslop is appointed transport secretary overseeing the A9

Fergus Ewing 'delighted' Fiona Hyslop is appointed transport secretary overseeing the A9

09 February 2024

The Inverness and Nairn MSP says of Humza Yousaf's pick that 'no one has put more effort into A9 dualling than Fiona'


WATCH A9 Inquiry: 'I hear what you are saying but I'm just not convinced'

WATCH A9 Inquiry: 'I hear what you are saying but I'm just not convinced'

WATCH A9 Inquiry: 'I hear what you are saying but I'm just not convinced'

07 February 2024

Fergus Ewing demands answers from Mairi McAllan about the 'complete failure to adhere to the very clear schedule.'


Jamie Halcro Johnston: SNP's nearly £80 million in cuts will hit rural Scotland hard

Jamie Halcro Johnston: SNP's nearly £80 million in cuts will hit rural Scotland hard

Jamie Halcro Johnston: SNP's nearly £80 million in cuts will hit rural Scotland hard

06 February 2024

He says 'decisions by SNP and Green ministers in Edinburgh that will have a real impact on life here in the Highlands.'


Green light for revised plans for wind farm on Dava Moor

Green light for revised plans for wind farm on Dava Moor

Green light for revised plans for wind farm on Dava Moor

06 February 2024

Scottish Ministers approved the new plans to build a wind farm near Grantown-on-Spey – despite an objection from Highland Council.


Transport secretary Mairi McAllan due to appear at the A9 dualling inquiry this week

Transport secretary Mairi McAllan due to appear at the A9 dualling inquiry this week

Transport secretary Mairi McAllan due to appear at the A9 dualling inquiry this week

05 February 2024

The probe is aimed at finding out what went wrong so mistakes are not repeated and ensuring the new 2035 dualling deadline is reached.


Badenoch and Strathspey reclaims all but one of its community councils

Badenoch and Strathspey reclaims all but one of its community councils

Badenoch and Strathspey reclaims all but one of its community councils

02 February 2024

Only Carrbridge remains without its own local watchdog after latest call for members


WATCH: Costs of "desperately needed" replacement prison in the Highland capital set to exceed £140 million budget

WATCH: Costs of "desperately needed" replacement prison in the Highland capital set to exceed £140 million budget

WATCH: Costs of "desperately needed" replacement prison in the Highland capital set to exceed £140 million budget

31 January 2024

The costs for a new prison in the Highlands will not remain within the estimated budget, the Scottish Government’s justice secretary admitted today.


Highland Green MSP welcomes positive impact that disposable vapes ban will have on the region

Highland Green MSP welcomes positive impact that disposable vapes ban will have on the region

Highland Green MSP welcomes positive impact that disposable vapes ban will have on the region

31 January 2024

The forthcoming ban on disposable vapes will mean a cleaner, greener and healthier future for people in the Highlands according to a local MSP.


Kate Forbes as finance secretary 'wasn’t invited' to top Covid decision-making group

Kate Forbes as finance secretary 'wasn’t invited' to top Covid decision-making group

Kate Forbes as finance secretary 'wasn’t invited' to top Covid decision-making group

30 January 2024

She told the UK Covid Inquiry 'I’m not even sure I was aware that they existed.'


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.


Young Highlanders 'welcome' to register for their voting rights

Young Highlanders 'welcome' to register for their voting rights

Young Highlanders 'welcome' to register for their voting rights

29 January 2024

SIGN UP: in various ways with links offered


Highland MSP hits back after Jason Leitch brands him as ‘rude’ in message to Humza Yousaf

Highland MSP hits back after Jason Leitch brands him as ‘rude’ in message to Humza Yousaf

Highland MSP hits back after Jason Leitch brands him as ‘rude’ in message to Humza Yousaf

26 January 2024

Now Edward Mountain slams ‘petulant’ exchange adding it is not his job to be ‘subservient to the Scottish Government’.


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