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Alan Shields


Court and Crime Reporter

Alan Shields is the court and crime reporter for the south Highland hub of Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2022. Alan studied publishing with journalism at RGU in Aberdeen.

Caithness man fined after disabled parking badge expired while his wife died

01 July 2022
Caithness man fined after disabled parking badge expired while his wife died

Caithness man fined after disabled parking badge expired while his wife died

01 July 2022

He was fined £30 after failing to notice his permit had expired while caring for his dying wife.


Councillors asked to back NC500 bid for government cash.

27 June 2022
Councillors asked to back NC500 bid for government cash.

Councillors asked to back NC500 bid for government cash.

27 June 2022

Councillors will see the report on Thursday.


NHS Highland given funding boost for staff

17 June 2022
NHS Highland given funding boost for staff

NHS Highland given funding boost for staff

17 June 2022

Under the plans, staff will hope to have a better day at work.


Man found not guilty of murdering his friend in boozed-up row at Wick house

11 May 2022
Man found not guilty of murdering his friend in boozed-up row at Wick house

Man found not guilty of murdering his friend in boozed-up row at Wick house

11 May 2022

A man accused of murdering his friend during a drunken row has been found not guilty.


Wick murder accused claims he 'lashed out in self defence' after being struck by ashtray

09 May 2022
Wick murder accused claims he 'lashed out in self defence' after being struck by ashtray

Wick murder accused claims he 'lashed out in self defence' after being struck by ashtray

09 May 2022

A man accused of murdering his friend said he may have “struck out” in self defence after being smashed over the head with an ashtray.


Alistair Wilson murder: Witness was on scene within minutes, ex-detective claims

02 May 2022
Alistair Wilson murder: Witness was on scene within minutes, ex-detective claims

Alistair Wilson murder: Witness was on scene within minutes, ex-detective claims

02 May 2022

A key witness in the murder of a Nairn banker helped load him onto the ambulance.


WATCH: Public urged to make vote count in upcoming local elections

27 April 2022
WATCH: Public urged to make vote count in upcoming local elections

WATCH: Public urged to make vote count in upcoming local elections

27 April 2022

Highland Council has advice for voters.


Bus fares are set to go up

22 April 2022
Bus fares are set to go up

Bus fares are set to go up

22 April 2022

Stagecoach say bus fares are to increase around 5 per cent to cover costs.


MFR rings the changes

22 April 2022
MFR rings the changes

MFR rings the changes

22 April 2022

Moray Firth radio is set to sound different soon.


Last chance to pick up free LFD Covid-19 tests next week at pop-ups

08 April 2022
Last chance to pick up free LFD Covid-19 tests next week at pop-ups

Last chance to pick up free LFD Covid-19 tests next week at pop-ups

08 April 2022

Next week marks the last time pop up collection points will hand out LFD tests.


Train cancelled due to staff illness

08 April 2022
Train cancelled due to staff illness

Train cancelled due to staff illness

08 April 2022

A train service between Inverness and Wick has been cancelled.


Snow causes motoring delays across the Highlands

07 April 2022
Snow causes motoring delays across the Highlands

Snow causes motoring delays across the Highlands

07 April 2022

Snow has returned overnight leading to some issues on the roads.


Council staff efforts during the pandemic have been praised at awards

06 April 2022
Council staff efforts during the pandemic have been praised at awards

Council staff efforts during the pandemic have been praised at awards

06 April 2022

Highland Council staff were applauded for their work during the pandemic at an awards ceremony.


Help on hand for Scotland's Census

31 March 2022
Help on hand for Scotland's Census

Help on hand for Scotland's Census

31 March 2022

Help is to be offered to households who are yet to return Census details.


Face masks to become advisory only in April

30 March 2022
Face masks to become advisory only in April

Face masks to become advisory only in April

30 March 2022

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans to halt the legal requirement to wear a face mask in public settings.


WATCH: Mikeysline scoops charity of the year at Highland Heroes

29 March 2022
WATCH: Mikeysline scoops charity of the year at Highland Heroes

WATCH: Mikeysline scoops charity of the year at Highland Heroes

29 March 2022

Mental wellbeing support charity has scooped charity of the year at the latest Highland Heroes


A tragic family loss has led to some spectacular fundraising efforts

28 March 2022
A tragic family loss has led to some spectacular fundraising efforts

A tragic family loss has led to some spectacular fundraising efforts

28 March 2022

It was the tragic loss of her son and his love of horses that inspired the Highland Heroes 2022 fundraiser of the year.


Mikeysline scoops charitable organisation of the year at Highland Heroes 2022

28 March 2022
Mikeysline scoops charitable organisation of the year at Highland Heroes 2022

Mikeysline scoops charitable organisation of the year at Highland Heroes 2022

28 March 2022

Mental wellbeing charity Mikeysline has scooped an award at Highland Heroes 2022.


Pupil support teacher wins at Highland Heroes

28 March 2022
Pupil support teacher wins at Highland Heroes

Pupil support teacher wins at Highland Heroes

28 March 2022

Molly Alexander, principal teacher of pupil support at Dingwall Academy, was recognised for her work during the pandemic.


Highland Heroes 2022 - Meet the Hero of Heroes

25 March 2022
Highland Heroes 2022 - Meet the Hero of Heroes

Highland Heroes 2022 - Meet the Hero of Heroes

25 March 2022

Community champion of the year at the Highland Heroes even went to Johanna Geddes.


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