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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.

New fund open for community groups to apply

13 August 2022
New fund open for community groups to apply

New fund open for community groups to apply

13 August 2022

A new £1.5 million fund is now open and Highland community groups are being encouraged to apply.


Helpline for students receives nearly 500 calls in one day

11 August 2022
Helpline for students receives nearly 500 calls in one day

Helpline for students receives nearly 500 calls in one day

11 August 2022

Hundreds across Scotland have been given help with their SQA results by an expert group of careers advisers from Skills Development Scotland.


Venture North launches autumn and winter tourist campaign

11 August 2022
Venture North launches autumn and winter tourist campaign

Venture North launches autumn and winter tourist campaign

11 August 2022

The initiative is geared towards promoting reasons to visit Caithness and Sutherland, showcasing areas that are less impacted by over-tourism.


New BBC reality show about Scottish airline crew lands next week

09 August 2022
New BBC reality show about Scottish airline crew lands next week

New BBC reality show about Scottish airline crew lands next week

09 August 2022

Sky High Club follows crew at Loganair as they navigate between the highs and lows of work and their personal lives.


Do you know the best in business for 2022?

10 July 2022
Do you know the best in business for 2022?

Do you know the best in business for 2022?

10 July 2022

The Highland Business Awards will return in September. Nominations are now open.


Do you know any trailblazing women in business?

09 July 2022
Do you know any trailblazing women in business?

Do you know any trailblazing women in business?

09 July 2022

The Highland Business Women Awards take place this August. Nominations are open now.


First category announced for 2022 Highland Business Women Awards

26 June 2022
First category announced for 2022 Highland Business Women Awards

First category announced for 2022 Highland Business Women Awards

26 June 2022

Sponsored by Business Gateway, the new business of the year award will recognise the up and coming in the region over the last 12 months.


The Highland Business Women Awards are back for 2022

17 June 2022
The Highland Business Women Awards are back for 2022

The Highland Business Women Awards are back for 2022

17 June 2022

The celebration of business women across the region returns this August at the Kingsmills Hotel.


Wick based superfood company scoops top prize for its seaweed snacks

15 June 2022
Wick based superfood company scoops top prize for its seaweed snacks

Wick based superfood company scoops top prize for its seaweed snacks

15 June 2022

SHORE The Scottish Seaweed Co. has won a gold award for at The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards 2022.


Highland Council convener congratulates Queen on her Platinum Jubilee year

02 June 2022
Highland Council convener congratulates Queen on her Platinum Jubilee year

Highland Council convener congratulates Queen on her Platinum Jubilee year

02 June 2022

Highland Council convener Bill Lobban has publicly congratulated the Queen for her 70 years on the throne.


One month to go until XpoNorth 2022 Digital Conference

11 May 2022
One month to go until XpoNorth 2022 Digital Conference

One month to go until XpoNorth 2022 Digital Conference

11 May 2022

XpoNorth's annual conference will be taking place on 15th –16th of June this year.


Call to give rural communities a better say over onshore wind farm developments

15 April 2022
Call to give rural communities a better say over onshore wind farm developments

Call to give rural communities a better say over onshore wind farm developments

15 April 2022

The UK government listens to rural communities about wind farms and it is “time the Scottish Government did the same,” according to a campaign group.


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