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Rail bridge repair by Carrbridge on track for completion

Rail bridge repair by Carrbridge on track for completion

Highland Council has reassured motorists that work on the Baddengorm Bridge by Carrbridge is still on track for completion and the road will re-open as…


Powerline worker was over drink-drive limit on A9

Powerline worker was over drink-drive limit on A9

A wotker on the Beauly to Denny power line who admitted driving while marginally over the drink drive limit on the A9 has been banned from…


Highland railway platform supervisor was drunk at work

Highland railway platform supervisor was drunk at work

An Inverness railway platform supervisor who turned up for work drunk was placed on a structured deferred sentence by a Sheriff yesterday.


Highland Council counters closures put on ice

Highland Council counters closures put on ice

The hugely controversial move to shut down 23 public counters in the Highlands has been placed on ice, after councillors voted 43-31 in favour of a review.


Aviemore new town takes a big step forward

Aviemore new town takes a big step forward

The creation of a new town near Aviemore which could become home to up to 4,000 people has taken a major step forward.


New helicopter search-rescue base takes shape in Inverness

New helicopter search-rescue base takes shape in Inverness

A ground-breaking ceremony has marked the start of construction of a new


Jobless claimants slashed over year

Jobless claimants slashed over year

Local MP DAnny Alexander (Lib Dem) has welcomed the news that the number of unemployed claimants in his Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency…


Missing girl found safe in Aviemore

Missing girl found safe in Aviemore

A 14-year-old girl reported missing this afternoon has been found safe and well in Aviemore.


Highlands man choked young girl after she called him 'chicken'

Highlands man choked young girl after she called him 'chicken'

A teenager who choked a 12 year-old had his sentence deferred for the second time by a sheriff at Inverness Sheriff Court.


Highlands buck national trend on adverse drug reactions

Highlands buck national trend on adverse drug reactions

The Yellow Card Centre for Scotland, the organisation responsible for helping to make medicines safer, has recently published a report indicating NHS…


Kingussie watchdog blasts council closure point plan

Kingussie watchdog blasts council closure point plan

Kingussie's community councillors has registered its "total astonishment" at Highland Council’s plan to close its service point in the town.


Fire service urges wildfire co-operation as hot season nears

Fire service urges wildfire co-operation as hot season nears

As the hot season approaches, an urgent appeal has gone out to all agencies to play their part in fighting wildfires.


Wind farm developers shun contributions to Highland cashpot

Wind farm developers shun contributions to Highland cashpot

A much-vaunted financial policy which urges companies behind multi-million pound developments in the Highlands, like wind farms, to pay grants to communities…


Whisky giant supports Highlands children's charity

Whisky giant supports Highlands children's charity

Employees of Scotch whisky producer Chivas Brothers have chosen The ARCHIE Foundation as their Charity of the Year for 2014.


Surgeon cuffed police custody runaway at Raigmore Hospital

Surgeon cuffed police custody runaway at Raigmore Hospital

A surgeon at the Accident and Emergency unit at Raigmore Hospital handcuffed a runaway patient for police.


Poor uptake for Highland Council flagship fund

Poor uptake for Highland Council flagship fund

A flagship £1 million pot for Highland communities willing to take responsibility for services such as grass cutting or gritting is largely…


Some Highland Council service points could win a reprieve

Some Highland Council service points could win a reprieve

Some of the 23 Highland Council service points earmarked for the axe could now win a reprieve, following a dramatic twist in the controversy surrounding…


Highland health bosses back £12M new hospital for Aviemore

Highland health bosses back £12M new hospital for Aviemore

Politicians have promised radically improved public transport links in the strath if a single hospital in Aviemore is to replace the ageing Ian Charles…


Man stopped on A9 had over £28k of drugs in bag

Man stopped on A9 had over £28k of drugs in bag

A motorist stopped on the A9 by Aviemore because his car’s MoT had expired was found with over £28,000 worth of cannabis stashed in a…


Highland councillors urged to show 'courage' to block counter closures

Highland councillors urged to show 'courage' to block counter closures

A political leader has issued an impassioned plea to disaffected Highland councillors and urged them to break political ranks in a last-gasp bid…


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