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Councillor Andrew Jarvie cleared for saying ex-council boss ‘lied’ over Avonlea children’s home

Councillor Andrew Jarvie cleared for saying ex-council boss ‘lied’ over Avonlea children’s home

Councillor Andrew Jarvie cleared for saying ex-council boss ‘lied’ over Avonlea children’s home

He was backed by Struan Mackie who accuses the council of ‘creating a culture of fear and intimidation.’


Highland Council’s £105,487-a-year education boss Nicky Grant is on ‘approved leave’

Highland Council’s £105,487-a-year education boss Nicky Grant is on ‘approved leave’

Highland Council’s £105,487-a-year education boss Nicky Grant is on ‘approved leave’

The council refuses to say what 'approve leave' is or why the top official does not appear to have been at work since at least February 21.


McDonald's Aviemore extension granted but agreement smells bad for The Winking Owl

McDonald's Aviemore extension granted but agreement smells bad for The Winking Owl

McDonald's Aviemore extension granted but agreement smells bad for The Winking Owl

Objectors comments about odours and architecture were dismissed as the application passed unanimously.


Demand for action on ‘unfair’ backlog of Highland planning breaches

Demand for action on ‘unfair’ backlog of Highland planning breaches

Demand for action on ‘unfair’ backlog of Highland planning breaches

A Greens Highland councillor has called for more staff to tackle a huge backlog of unresolved planning enforcement cases across the region.


Highland Council returns bins for new collection service because they were rubbish

Highland Council returns bins for new collection service because they were rubbish

Highland Council returns bins for new collection service because they were rubbish

3380 bins for its for the revamped waste and recycling collections had ‘minor problems' but service is not affected.


Trials of new Highland Council pot-hole fix use roadside debris to save cash and environment

Trials of new Highland Council pot-hole fix use roadside debris to save cash and environment

Trials of new Highland Council pot-hole fix use roadside debris to save cash and environment

Trials are set to begin next week in the Highlands on a new method of repairing potholes that uses debris found by the roadside.


Teaching unions separately demand action as they slam Highland Council's approach to staff

Teaching unions separately demand action as they slam Highland Council's approach to staff

Teaching unions separately demand action as they slam Highland Council's approach to staff

Unison has 'grave concerns' about violence in schools and the EIS has lashed out at proposals to cut 70 principal teachers.


Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

The agreed proposals are branded 'nebulous, vague, hazy, obscure, indistinct, unclear, indefinite, murky, blurred, formless and featureless.'


Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

Council leader Raymond Bremner says it 'allows for significant investment to take place and protect jobs across our communities.'


Highland Council budget day: LibDems demand £50m more for roads and one new school

Highland Council budget day: LibDems demand £50m more for roads and one new school

Highland Council budget day: LibDems demand £50m more for roads and one new school

The group wants £30 million for roads over three years and £20 million to end the decades-long wait for a new St Clements special school.


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