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MSP welcomes good news for Post Office

MSP welcomes good news for Post Office

Dave Thompson SNP MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch has welcomed the announcement that the DVLA have awarded the contract to provide DVLA services…


Highland Youth Conference at Badaguish

Highland Youth Conference at Badaguish

Highland Youth Voice, the elected youth parliament for the Highlands, meets from tomorrow until Friday  at Badaguish Outdoor Activity Centre, near…


RSPB urges wildlife to be given a voice in planning process

RSPB urges wildlife to be given a voice in planning process

RSPB Scotland is encouraging local people to get involved in an important Scottish Government planning consultation to make sure wildlife is…


Improvements to be made to A9 bridge where couple were killed

Improvements to be made to A9 bridge where couple were killed

Road chiefs have warned motorists to expect delays next week whilst maintenance work is carried out on the A9 Findhorn Bridge on the A9.


New drug to combat C. diff approved for use in Highland hospitals

New drug to combat C. diff approved for use in Highland hospitals

NHS Highland has become one of the first NHS boards in Scotland to approve the use of a new super drug specifically designed to combat C.diff.


Calls to create an online department store for Kingussie

Calls to create an online department store for Kingussie

A call has been made to create an "online department store" for Kingussie to help breath new life into businesses in the town.


Plans for 300 new homes in Kingussie back on the agenda

Plans for 300 new homes in Kingussie back on the agenda

Plans for 300 new homes in Kingussie are finally moving forward again, but Cairngorms National Park planners have warned that obstacles still remain before…


Badenoch MSP calls for more drink driving powers

Badenoch MSP calls for more drink driving powers

Long-time drink drive campaigner Dave Thompson MSP has written to UK Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling calling for Scotland to be given fully…


Hospital doctors being balloted again over strike action

Hospital doctors being balloted again over strike action

Scotland’s doctors are being balloted for a second time over ‘unfair’ pension changes.


Case not proven against Celtic fan accused of IRA chants

Case not proven against Celtic fan accused of IRA chants

Weeks after a Rangers fan was jailed for shouting sectarian abuse at a Caley Thistle match in Inverness, a Celtic fan has had a charge that he broke the…


Gruffalo creator gets Christmas stamp of approval

Gruffalo creator gets Christmas stamp of approval

The Royal Mail stamps for Christmas have now gone on sale and feature festive scenes created by the illustrator behind the best-selling book, The Gruffalo.


Highland Council seek to make school dinners more appealing

Highland Council seek to make school dinners more appealing

Efforts to encourage more children in the strath and wider Highlands to eat school meals are to be stepped up after it emerged the total number of pupils…


Summer of sport proves costly for Badenoch and Strathspey

Summer of sport proves costly for Badenoch and Strathspey

The Great British summer of sport took its toll on tourism business in Badenoch and Strathspey during the peak season, figures just published have revealed.


Passport assistance for people in the strath

Passport assistance for people in the strath

People living in Badenoch and Strathspey no longer have to travel more than 130 miles to Dundee to apply for a passport thanks to a new interview facility…


Increased deer stalking demand

Increased deer stalking demand

Demand and prices for deer stalking on Scottish estates have increased despite the recession, according to research carried out by sales agents Savills.


Unwanted cats flood rescue centre

Unwanted cats flood rescue centre

The Scottish SPCA has reported a surge in unwanted cats and kittens, with 26 homeless felines currently in the care of its Highlands and Islands Animal…


Fears that SNP will dominate Yes campaign ease

Fears that SNP will dominate Yes campaign ease

FEARS that the SNP would dominate the yes vote push in the Highlands, ahead of the historic independence ballot in 2014, have eased after the first campaign…


HMRC to issue child benefit letters

HMRC to issue child benefit letters

Around one million letters will be issued in Scotland during November to families affected by next year’s changes to Child Benefit.


Highland man denies being in illegal possession of 338 bird eggs

Highland man denies being in illegal possession of 338 bird eggs

The trial of a man facing allegations of illegally trading in wild birds eggs entered its third day yesterday (Thursday).


Highland Council is saved by the bell

Highland Council is saved by the bell

A bell rang to start religious prayers - before the full Highland Council meeting today (Friday) – in a bid to combat a legal threat to the decades…


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