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News editor and sub editor

Philip Murray is a news editor and sub editor for Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2014. He has worked in the industry for 20 years.

Railway line death in Inverness was man in his 60s, say police

23 February 2024
Railway line death in Inverness was man in his 60s, say police

Railway line death in Inverness was man in his 60s, say police

23 February 2024

British Transport Police has revealed the person's sex and age but he has not yet been named by the force. Investigations are continuing.


Missing teen sister and brother could be in Caithness

22 February 2024
Missing teen sister and brother could be in Caithness

Missing teen sister and brother could be in Caithness

22 February 2024

Police have appealed for help finding a missing teenage sister and brother from Inverness who are known to frequent Caithness.


Section of A836 in Sutherland on North Coast 500 to close to traffic for five days, warns Highland Council

22 February 2024
Section of A836 in Sutherland on North Coast 500 to close to traffic for five days, warns Highland Council

Section of A836 in Sutherland on North Coast 500 to close to traffic for five days, warns Highland Council

22 February 2024

Roadworks will affect a mile-long section of road from the eastern end of Bettyhill to the turn off for Farr.


1 dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

21 February 2024
1 dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

1 dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

21 February 2024

British Transport Police have confirmed that one person was pronounced dead at the scene following an incident on the Far North Line.


Highland rail network faces 'increasing cancellations' due to cuts to Network Rail budget, argues union

17 February 2024
Highland rail network faces 'increasing cancellations' due to cuts to Network Rail budget, argues union

Highland rail network faces 'increasing cancellations' due to cuts to Network Rail budget, argues union

17 February 2024

Cuts to Network Rail increase the likelihood of railway line failures and cancellations, Highland RMT members have warned after more disruption.


'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

17 February 2024
'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

'We need more council allotments in the Highlands,' Greens argue amid fears region left behind

17 February 2024

Providing council-owned & managed allotments across the Highlands must be included in the local authority's latest review, the region's Greens argue.


UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

16 February 2024
UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

16 February 2024

Strikes by Unison members are set to hit a number of Highland colleges later this month, after further industrial action was announced.


Sea-damaged section of Far North Line to reopen, says Network Rail Scotland

15 February 2024
Sea-damaged section of Far North Line to reopen, says Network Rail Scotland

Sea-damaged section of Far North Line to reopen, says Network Rail Scotland

15 February 2024

A section of the Far North Line that was battered by spring tides and stormy seas is expected to reopen to trains tomorrow morning (Friday).


Highland MSP repays £129 hotel bill expenses claim after losing flat keys at Holyrood

14 February 2024
Highland MSP repays £129 hotel bill expenses claim after losing flat keys at Holyrood

Highland MSP repays £129 hotel bill expenses claim after losing flat keys at Holyrood

14 February 2024

Edward Mountain had been under fire for the £129 bill which, while legal, drew flak from politicians who argued he shouldn't claim for his own error.


PICTURES: Sea damage to Far North Line revealed by Network Rail Scotland

14 February 2024
PICTURES: Sea damage to Far North Line revealed by Network Rail Scotland

PICTURES: Sea damage to Far North Line revealed by Network Rail Scotland

14 February 2024

Rail passengers are bracing for further disruption, with engineers expected to give an update later today on when the line may reopen.


Sea-battered railway line to remain closed until at least Wednesday

13 February 2024
Sea-battered railway line to remain closed until at least Wednesday

Sea-battered railway line to remain closed until at least Wednesday

13 February 2024

High spring tides are hampering repairs to a sea-battered section of the Far North Line, passengers have been warned.


Engineers to inspect 'significant damage' to Far North Line's sea defences

13 February 2024
Engineers to inspect 'significant damage' to Far North Line's sea defences

Engineers to inspect 'significant damage' to Far North Line's sea defences

13 February 2024

Rail passengers on the Far North Line were facing major disruption on Tuesday, after extremely high tides and waves damaged the line.


Storm damaged sea defences spark closure of Far North Line

12 February 2024
Storm damaged sea defences spark closure of Far North Line

Storm damaged sea defences spark closure of Far North Line

12 February 2024

The line was closed between Brora and Helmsdale after the tracks in that area suffered coastal flood damage for the second time this winter.


Coastal flooding risk sparks warnings in Moray Firth amid high spring tides and strong winds

12 February 2024
Coastal flooding risk sparks warnings in Moray Firth amid high spring tides and strong winds

Coastal flooding risk sparks warnings in Moray Firth amid high spring tides and strong winds

12 February 2024

Alerts are in place for the Moray, Dornoch, Cromarty and Beauly Firths, with heightened warnings in place in Sutherland and Moray.


Railway hit by fresh flooding just hours after reopening, ScotRail confirms

07 February 2024
Railway hit by fresh flooding just hours after reopening, ScotRail confirms

Railway hit by fresh flooding just hours after reopening, ScotRail confirms

07 February 2024

Railways disruption is again causing misery for train passengers after the Far North Line flooded again – just hours after it reopened.


Met Office issues ANOTHER yellow warning for snow in Caithness

07 February 2024
Met Office issues ANOTHER yellow warning for snow in Caithness

Met Office issues ANOTHER yellow warning for snow in Caithness

07 February 2024

Further disruptive snow is expected to hit the Highlands later today and overnight, the Met Office has warned after issuing another yellow warning.


'Take care' plea to motorists after overnight snows hit Highland roads

07 February 2024
'Take care' plea to motorists after overnight snows hit Highland roads

'Take care' plea to motorists after overnight snows hit Highland roads

07 February 2024

Motorists across the Highlands have been urged to take care after snow fell in many parts of the region overnight.


Far North Line reopens after earlier landslip blocked section between Dingwall and Inverness

07 February 2024
Far North Line reopens after earlier landslip blocked section between Dingwall and Inverness

Far North Line reopens after earlier landslip blocked section between Dingwall and Inverness

07 February 2024

Trains are returning to normal in the far north after days of rain-related disruption – but some were still impacted first thing on Wednesday.


12 flood warnings in force across the Highlands amid heavy rain and weather alerts

05 February 2024
12 flood warnings in force across the Highlands amid heavy rain and weather alerts

12 flood warnings in force across the Highlands amid heavy rain and weather alerts

05 February 2024

A dozen flood warnings were in place across the Highlands on Monday morning after heavy and persistent rain drenched the region overnight.


170mm of rain to bring flooding and travel disruption to Highlands, Met Office warns

02 February 2024
170mm of rain to bring flooding and travel disruption to Highlands, Met Office warns

170mm of rain to bring flooding and travel disruption to Highlands, Met Office warns

02 February 2024

Yellow warning issued amid fears 'persistent' rain will cause travel disruption and flooding in western and central parts of the Highlands.


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