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Alasdair Fraser


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Alasdair Fraser is a senior reporter for Highland News and Media with more than 30 years' experience in the industry, including national freelance news reporting and almost 25 years as a freelance football writer. A University of Glasgow MA Hons graduate, he started his career with the Inverness Courier in 1989 and rejoined the company in 2019.

ScotRail's early morning Wick to Inverness service hit by staff illness

29 February 2024
ScotRail's early morning Wick to Inverness service hit by staff illness

ScotRail's early morning Wick to Inverness service hit by staff illness

29 February 2024

Train travellers on this morning’s early service from Wick to Inverness have been hit by disruption north of Lairg.


Bus services suspended in Caithness as snow and ice bites

08 February 2024
Bus services suspended in Caithness as snow and ice bites

Bus services suspended in Caithness as snow and ice bites

08 February 2024

Stagecoach has announced that none of its buses in Caithness are running this morning.


FLOODS LATEST: Major transport issues and mop-up operation begins

06 February 2024
FLOODS LATEST: Major transport issues and mop-up operation begins

FLOODS LATEST: Major transport issues and mop-up operation begins

06 February 2024

Flooding continues to cause serious transport issues in and around Inverness with a major mop-up operation underway.


Highland News and Media journalists triumph with stunning success at Highlands and Islands media awards

02 February 2024
Highland News and Media journalists triumph with stunning success at Highlands and Islands media awards

Highland News and Media journalists triumph with stunning success at Highlands and Islands media awards

02 February 2024

Journalists from Highland News and Media (HNM) enjoyed success at tonight's Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards.


Train services between Inverness and Caithness hit by staff shortages

01 February 2024
Train services between Inverness and Caithness hit by staff shortages

Train services between Inverness and Caithness hit by staff shortages

01 February 2024

A shortage of train crew is causing disruption to train services between Caithness and Inverness.


INTERIM ELECTIONS 2024: Do you have a new community council in your area?

30 January 2024
INTERIM ELECTIONS 2024: Do you have a new community council in your area?

INTERIM ELECTIONS 2024: Do you have a new community council in your area?

30 January 2024

Thirteen Highland Community Councils have been formed following a call for candidates.


THE TRAITORS FINAL: Highland hopeful Evie slip from favour as bookies tip MOLLIE for shock win

26 January 2024
THE TRAITORS FINAL: Highland hopeful Evie slip from favour as bookies tip MOLLIE for shock win

THE TRAITORS FINAL: Highland hopeful Evie slip from favour as bookies tip MOLLIE for shock win

26 January 2024

Mollie Pearce is the new favourite for tonight’s final of The Traitors – with Highland contestant Evie Morrison now unfancied for the big cash prize.


WATCH: Highland firm's hilarious video send-up of The Traitors goes viral

26 January 2024
WATCH: Highland firm's hilarious video send-up of The Traitors goes viral

WATCH: Highland firm's hilarious video send-up of The Traitors goes viral

26 January 2024

A clever send-up of the hit TV series The Traitors by a Highland firm has gone down a storm on social media.


Major changes to ScotRail services south of Inverness amid Storm Jocelyn clear-up

25 January 2024
Major changes to ScotRail services south of Inverness amid Storm Jocelyn clear-up

Major changes to ScotRail services south of Inverness amid Storm Jocelyn clear-up

25 January 2024

Damage caused by Storm Jocelyn will disrupt all of today's train services between Inverness and the Central Belt today.


STORM JOCELYN: Complete shutdown of Scotland's rail services as 70 mph winds batter Highlands

23 January 2024
STORM JOCELYN: Complete shutdown of Scotland's rail services as 70 mph winds batter Highlands

STORM JOCELYN: Complete shutdown of Scotland's rail services as 70 mph winds batter Highlands

23 January 2024

With parts of the Highlands brace for winds of up to 70 mph, ScotRail has halted all of its train services this evening.


'Extraordinary damage' to rail lines causes chaos for ScotRail passengers in the Highlands

23 January 2024
'Extraordinary damage' to rail lines causes chaos for ScotRail passengers in the Highlands

'Extraordinary damage' to rail lines causes chaos for ScotRail passengers in the Highlands

23 January 2024

Train travellers are being strongly advised to check their journeys in advance after “extraordinary damage” from Storm Isha closed lines.


SNOW LATEST: Icy blast continues to hit Highland train and air services

19 January 2024
SNOW LATEST: Icy blast continues to hit Highland train and air services

SNOW LATEST: Icy blast continues to hit Highland train and air services

19 January 2024

Transport services in the Highlands are facing another day of chaos and disruption amid the blast of wintry weather.


SCHOOL UPDATE: 20,000 Highland pupils told to stay home in treacherous wintry conditions

19 January 2024
SCHOOL UPDATE: 20,000 Highland pupils told to stay home in treacherous wintry conditions

SCHOOL UPDATE: 20,000 Highland pupils told to stay home in treacherous wintry conditions

19 January 2024

Thousands of Highland pupils have been told to stay at home today as treacherous wintry conditions continue.


Road conditions in Highlands 'still treacherous' but main routes open to traffic

19 January 2024
Road conditions in Highlands 'still treacherous' but main routes open to traffic

Road conditions in Highlands 'still treacherous' but main routes open to traffic

19 January 2024

The A9 has fully reopened between Caithness and Inverness after gritting lorries battled through the night to clear snow drifts.


UPDATE: Caithness and parts of Sutherland cut off as A9 snowgates remain closed overnight

18 January 2024
UPDATE: Caithness and parts of Sutherland cut off as A9 snowgates remain closed overnight

UPDATE: Caithness and parts of Sutherland cut off as A9 snowgates remain closed overnight

18 January 2024

The A9 is to remain closed in both directions overnight between Dunbeath and Helmsdale.


UPDATE: Highland flights grounded by wintry blast

18 January 2024
UPDATE: Highland flights grounded by wintry blast

UPDATE: Highland flights grounded by wintry blast

18 January 2024

Inverness Airport is being hit by flight cancellations as severe wintry weather affects services.


Highland cop facing sexual offence charges

18 January 2024
Highland cop facing sexual offence charges

Highland cop facing sexual offence charges

18 January 2024

A Highland police officer has been arrested and charged in connection with sexual offences.


Major road, rail and air travel disruption as severe wintry weather continues to hit the Highlands

18 January 2024
Major road, rail and air travel disruption as severe wintry weather continues to hit the Highlands

Major road, rail and air travel disruption as severe wintry weather continues to hit the Highlands

18 January 2024

Snow and ice is causing major transport disruption across the Highlands.


Is missing Northumbria man visiting the Highlands?

05 January 2024
Is missing Northumbria man visiting the Highlands?

Is missing Northumbria man visiting the Highlands?

05 January 2024

Police are appealing for Highland help in finding a young man missing from Northumbria.


Cancer Research UK Race for Life set for Highland return – with half price offer

05 January 2024
Cancer Research UK Race for Life set for Highland return – with half price offer

Cancer Research UK Race for Life set for Highland return – with half price offer

05 January 2024

Cancer Research UK has announced the return of its popular Race for Life event to the Highland in 2024 – with a half price offer for the New Year.


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