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Operation Ram hailed a success by Highlands' police

Operation Ram hailed a success by Highlands' police

A local intelligence led operation targeting drug dealers operating in the region including in the strath, known as Operation Ram, has been hailed a success…


Two hospitals in Badenoch and Strathspey earmarked for closure as part of modernisation

Two hospitals in Badenoch and Strathspey earmarked for closure as part of modernisation

Badenoch and Strathspey’s two hospitals are being earmarked for closure, with a single new community hospital to be built in their place.


Former cop drove at teacher who was helping children cross road

Former cop drove at teacher who was helping children cross road

A retired police officer who worked as a scene of crimes officer found himself the centre of a criminal investigation after an incident…


Police appeal for witnesses after alleged Aviemore assault

Police appeal for witnesses after alleged Aviemore assault

Police are appealing for witnesses following an alleged assault that took place on Grampian Road in Aviemore at the weekend.


Most Highland pupils happy with their school, survey finds

Most Highland pupils happy with their school, survey finds

Most children in the Highlands are happy with the school they attend, a new survey has found.


Rank-and-file must be included in any Highland police review

Rank-and-file must be included in any Highland police review

A former police commander-turned-councillor has warned any review of officer numbers in the Highlands must include face-to-face talks with sergeants…


Scottish Lib Dems announce Badenoch Holyrood candidate

Scottish Lib Dems announce Badenoch Holyrood candidate

The first volleys in the Scottish Parliament election due to take place in 2016 have been fired.


Sheriff sends out stern warning to Class A drug dealers in Highlands

Sheriff sends out stern warning to Class A drug dealers in Highlands

A Sheriff warned that people involved in the chain of supply of class A drugs to the Highlands could expect to go to prison if they are caught.


SNH reveals millions of pounds of savings

SNH reveals millions of pounds of savings

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has made savings of around £20 million over the past five years.


Call for investigation into Highland Council planning system

Call for investigation into Highland Council planning system

A fresh attempt at securing an investigation into the "unaccountable" Highland planning system will be made by a disgruntled councillor.


Bird group slams police 'cryptic' crime report on Tomatin buzzard death

Bird group slams police 'cryptic' crime report on Tomatin buzzard death

A bird protection group has criticised police for the "embarrassingly vague" information they have provided after a dead buzzard was found near to…


Alleged drug dealing and rudeness amongst Highland taxis complaints

Alleged drug dealing and rudeness amongst Highland taxis complaints

Alleged drug dealing, rudeness and fare disputes were among the 100 complaints made against Highland taxi drivers in the last four years, it has emerged.


'Ludicrous' rail fare scheme derailed by Carrbridge campaigners

'Ludicrous' rail fare scheme derailed by Carrbridge campaigners

Rail giants ScotRail have backtracked on a ‘nonsense’ fares scheme which made it cheaper for people outwith Aviemore to drive to the village…


One man in critical condition after A9 crash near Dalwhinnie

One man in critical condition after A9 crash near Dalwhinnie

One man is described as being in a critical condition and another suffered serious injuries after a crash between an HGV and car which resulted in the…


Highlands' one time rising political star sentenced for election fraud

Highlands' one time rising political star sentenced for election fraud

The SNP has been attacked for failing to rein in Alex MacLeod as he spent lavishly in his illegal campaign to become the youngest ever Highland councillor.


A third Highland Council by-election looms

A third Highland Council by-election looms

A third Highland Council by-election in as many months is on the cards after an opposition member announced he is quitting his seat in February.


Kingussie couple are safe at home - not held up by gunmen in Ukraine!

Kingussie couple are safe at home - not held up by gunmen in Ukraine!

Fears for Kingussie community councillor Mairi Brown and her husband Rod’s safety in the Ukraine are "somewhat misplaced", the Strathy has been…


Newtonmore timber firm branching out

Newtonmore timber firm branching out

A Badenoch firm bucking the economic trend has now revealed its £300,000 expansion plans to the "Strathy".


Highlands man up on attempted murder charge

Highlands man up on attempted murder charge

A man has appeared in private charged with the attempted murder of a woman with a knife at an address in Fort Augustus.


House sales on the up in the Highlands

House sales on the up in the Highlands

Figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) show that the number of houses in the region sold during 2013 increased by 16%…


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