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Rachel Smart


Business reporter

I studied my undergraduate degree in politics and international relations at the University of Aberdeen and I completed my Masters in Journalism at RGU this year. I have always been interested in people and how society works. It's great when your passions align with your job.

Do you know an inspiring woman in the Highland business community?

25 May 2024
Do you know an inspiring woman in the Highland business community?

Do you know an inspiring woman in the Highland business community?

25 May 2024

It’s almost that time of year again as the Highland Business Women Awards are making a return.


Resilience and young business women to be recognised at Highland Business Women Awards

18 May 2024
Resilience and young business women to be recognised at Highland Business Women Awards

Resilience and young business women to be recognised at Highland Business Women Awards

18 May 2024

It’s almost that time of year again as the Highland Business Women Awards are making a return.


Highland MSP says the housing emergency is about more than just ‘building homes’

16 May 2024
Highland MSP says the housing emergency is about more than just ‘building homes’

Highland MSP says the housing emergency is about more than just ‘building homes’

16 May 2024

MSP Emma Roddick has highlighted the need to make sure existing homes are being used as houses, and that people can afford rents and mortgages.


Highland MSP calls for ‘collective action’ to address Scotland’s housing emergency

16 May 2024
Highland MSP calls for ‘collective action’ to address Scotland’s housing emergency

Highland MSP calls for ‘collective action’ to address Scotland’s housing emergency

16 May 2024

A Highland MSP has called for collective action and shared responsibility to address Scotland’s escalating housing emergency.


Rory Bremner joins Prosper to celebrate Business Excellence in Highlands and Islands

15 May 2024
Rory Bremner joins Prosper to celebrate Business Excellence in Highlands and Islands

Rory Bremner joins Prosper to celebrate Business Excellence in Highlands and Islands

15 May 2024

One of Britain’s best-known impressionists and comedians, Rory Bremner, will return as host of Prosper’s Highlands & Islands Awards.


Unite announces Dounreay strike action back on

13 May 2024
Unite announces Dounreay strike action back on

Unite announces Dounreay strike action back on

13 May 2024

Unite has announced strike action at Dounreay Power Station is back on after over 500 of its members rejected the latest wage offer.


£124,787 for each of the three new assistant chief executives at Highland Council

30 April 2024
£124,787 for each of the three new assistant chief executives at Highland Council

£124,787 for each of the three new assistant chief executives at Highland Council

30 April 2024

The annual salaries for newly appointed Highland Council assistant chief executives has been revealed - each earning £124,787.


Plans for new mode of transport in the Highlands take step forward

29 April 2024
Plans for new mode of transport in the Highlands take step forward

Plans for new mode of transport in the Highlands take step forward

29 April 2024

Plans for a new mode of transport in the Highlands have taken another step forward.


Over 80 Highlanders contribute to art project for Palestinians that is being displayed in Venice

27 April 2024
Over 80 Highlanders contribute to art project for Palestinians that is being displayed in Venice

Over 80 Highlanders contribute to art project for Palestinians that is being displayed in Venice

27 April 2024

A Highland art project is among various works featured in an exhibition in Venice dedicated to Palestinians.


The Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards 2024 launches for entries

25 April 2024
The Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards 2024 launches for entries

The Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards 2024 launches for entries

25 April 2024

The Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards 2024 (HIFAD) has launched for entries.


Luke Stoltman crowned Europe’s Strongest Man for second time

14 April 2024
Luke Stoltman crowned Europe’s Strongest Man for second time

Luke Stoltman crowned Europe’s Strongest Man for second time

14 April 2024

Highland strongman, Luke Stoltman has been crowned Europe’s Strongest Man.


Call for Highland Council to enforce policy banning use of pesticides in school playgrounds which may cause cancer

13 April 2024
Call for Highland Council to enforce policy banning use of pesticides in school playgrounds which may cause cancer

Call for Highland Council to enforce policy banning use of pesticides in school playgrounds which may cause cancer

13 April 2024

A Highland MSP has asked Highland Council to take urgent action to enforce their policy banning the use of pesticides on school playgrounds.


Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

12 April 2024
Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

Rural business organisation calls for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in wake of wood-burning stoves debacle

12 April 2024

Scottish Land & Estates has called for better ‘rural-proofing’ of policies in the wake of the debacle over a ban on wood-burning stoves in new homes.


New initiative aimed at landlords of vacant crofts is hoped to strengthen crofting sector in Caithness

11 April 2024
New initiative aimed at landlords of vacant crofts is hoped to strengthen crofting sector in Caithness

New initiative aimed at landlords of vacant crofts is hoped to strengthen crofting sector in Caithness

11 April 2024

The Crofting Commission has announced a new initiative designed to strengthen the crofting sector by engaging with landlords of vacant crofts.


Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

11 April 2024
Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

Highland IT firm gives business owners peace of mind with forward-thinking solutions

11 April 2024

Giving business leaders peace of mind is at the heart of a Highland IT firms’ mission.


Highland Muslim community speak about Ramadan as celebration draws to a close

09 April 2024
Highland Muslim community speak about Ramadan as celebration draws to a close

Highland Muslim community speak about Ramadan as celebration draws to a close

09 April 2024

The Muslim community in the Highlands have been partaking in Ramadan since March 11.


Charity calls for stories to contribute towards legacy of Scotland’s agricultural and rural community

07 April 2024
Charity calls for stories to contribute towards legacy of Scotland’s agricultural and rural community

Charity calls for stories to contribute towards legacy of Scotland’s agricultural and rural community

07 April 2024

Stories gathered will celebrate past, present and future generations of the industry.


UK’s top comedy acts set to take the stage at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

04 April 2024
UK’s top comedy acts set to take the stage at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

UK’s top comedy acts set to take the stage at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

04 April 2024

An evening full of laughter and world-class comedy is set to take place at Macdonald Aviemore Resort this summer.


Highland newborn baby who was critically ill ‘looks like he’s going to make it’ as he comes off ventilator

01 April 2024
Highland newborn baby who was critically ill ‘looks like he’s going to make it’ as he comes off ventilator

Highland newborn baby who was critically ill ‘looks like he’s going to make it’ as he comes off ventilator

01 April 2024

Kyro Macphee was born on March 22, yet at just a week old he had been placed on a ventilator and was fighting off a severe infection.


Highland business secures four-year advertising and sponsorship contract with local authority

27 March 2024
Highland business secures four-year advertising and sponsorship contract with local authority

Highland business secures four-year advertising and sponsorship contract with local authority

27 March 2024

A Highland business has secured a four-year advertising and sponsorship contract with the local authority.


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