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Iona M.J. MacDonald


Trainee Community Reporter

Iona MacDonald is a trainee community reporter. She joined Highland News and Media in 2022. Iona is part of the Community News Project funded by Meta and receiving NCTJ training through Glasgow Clyde College.

Iona M.J. MacDonald

HMRC reminds married couples to sign up for Marriage Allowance

03 August 2022
HMRC reminds married couples to sign up for Marriage Allowance

HMRC reminds married couples to sign up for Marriage Allowance

03 August 2022

At the height of the wedding season, HM Revenue and Customs is reminding married couples and civil partnerships to sign up for Marriage Allowance.


NHS 24 advice on treating bites and stings this summer

02 August 2022
NHS 24 advice on treating bites and stings this summer

NHS 24 advice on treating bites and stings this summer

02 August 2022

NHS 24 offers advice on how to treat bites and stings, while enjoying the outdoors this summer.


HIE recruitment drive to attract new talent to their team.

11 July 2022
HIE recruitment drive to attract new talent to their team.

HIE recruitment drive to attract new talent to their team.

11 July 2022

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is looking for school leavers and recent graduates who want to make a difference.


NC500 issues advice for caravans and motorhomes

11 July 2022
NC500 issues advice for caravans and motorhomes

NC500 issues advice for caravans and motorhomes

11 July 2022

North Coast 500 encourages motorhome and caravan users to follow advice and guidance for the benefit of communities and visitors enjoying the route.


New reporter to enhance news in north–west Highlands

08 July 2022
New reporter to enhance news in north–west Highlands

New reporter to enhance news in north–west Highlands

08 July 2022

A new trainee reporter is ready to enhance the news offering in the north-west Highlands after being employed by Highland News and Media.


Lifesaving equipment being given to remote UK communities

28 June 2022
Lifesaving equipment being given to remote UK communities

Lifesaving equipment being given to remote UK communities

28 June 2022

Lifesaving defibrillators have been given to remote highland communities, thanks to an initiative from HM Coastguard.


Strathy Hall installs life-saving equipment

27 June 2022
Strathy Hall installs life-saving equipment

Strathy Hall installs life-saving equipment

27 June 2022

Residents and visitors in Strathy and the surrounding area are now able to access a defibrillator.


Climate crisis action at the Highland climate festival

24 June 2022
Climate crisis action at the Highland climate festival

Climate crisis action at the Highland climate festival

24 June 2022

The Highland Climate Festival is starting this weekend, with over 100 events taking place to show collective action on the climate emergency.


WATCH: Cost of living crisis in Inverness

23 June 2022
WATCH: Cost of living crisis in Inverness

WATCH: Cost of living crisis in Inverness

23 June 2022

With the cost of living going up, we asked the locals of Inverness how they are changing their spending habits.


Fish poaching soars as atlantic salmon numbers reach critically low level

22 June 2022
Fish poaching soars as atlantic salmon numbers reach critically low level

Fish poaching soars as atlantic salmon numbers reach critically low level

22 June 2022

Police Scotland wildlife officers are encouraging the public to be aware of fish poaching and report any suspicious activity or concerns.


New managing director for Pentland ferries

22 June 2022
New managing director for Pentland ferries

New managing director for Pentland ferries

22 June 2022

Helen Inkster appointed as new managing director of Pentland Ferries


Photography competition to celebrate maritime heritage

21 June 2022
Photography competition to celebrate maritime heritage

Photography competition to celebrate maritime heritage

21 June 2022

National maritime charity the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is on the lookout for photographers to submit their favourite images of the sea.


Royal Highland Show sells out for Friday and Saturday

20 June 2022
Royal Highland Show sells out for Friday and Saturday

Royal Highland Show sells out for Friday and Saturday

20 June 2022

The Royal Highland Show has sold out of Friday and Saturday tickets – the first time days have sold out for the event in advance.


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