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Tories' alternative budget: Cut council tax and fix our roads

02 March 2021
Tories' alternative budget: Cut council tax and fix our roads

Tories' alternative budget: Cut council tax and fix our roads

02 March 2021

The Conservative group at Highland Council has called for tens of million of pounds more for road repairs and for council tax to be slashed.


Highland MSP is named in Anas Sarwar's first front bench team since he took over as Scottish Labour leader

02 March 2021
Highland MSP is named in Anas Sarwar's first front bench team since he took over as Scottish Labour leader

Highland MSP is named in Anas Sarwar's first front bench team since he took over as Scottish Labour leader

02 March 2021

Rhoda Grant takes over the role of rural economy spokeswoman


Highland Council budget offers hope of NC500 improvements as well as council tax freeze

26 February 2021
Highland Council budget offers hope of NC500 improvements as well as council tax freeze

Highland Council budget offers hope of NC500 improvements as well as council tax freeze

26 February 2021

Parts of the North Coast 500 route could benefit from new investment to tackle irresponsible tourism as part of this year's Highland Council budget.


More than 1000 people sign a petition against Boundary Commission changes

11 February 2021
More than 1000 people sign a petition against Boundary Commission changes

More than 1000 people sign a petition against Boundary Commission changes

11 February 2021

Cllr Struan Mackie says the shake-up could spell the end for local democracy in the north


More fire stations to act as Covid testing centres after success of trial

08 February 2021
More fire stations to act as Covid testing centres after success of trial

More fire stations to act as Covid testing centres after success of trial

08 February 2021

A total of 21 Covid testing sites located at fire stations across the NHS Highland area are set to be launched after a pilot scheme involving Thurso.


MP Jamie Stone writes to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon over what he calls the 'deadly pace' of vaccine rollout

29 January 2021
MP Jamie Stone writes to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon over what he calls the 'deadly pace' of vaccine rollout

MP Jamie Stone writes to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon over what he calls the 'deadly pace' of vaccine rollout

29 January 2021

He says this 'sluggishness points to a failure within the Scottish Government to adequately prepare for this logistical effort'


Caithness councillor hits out at council rent rise

28 January 2021
Caithness councillor hits out at council rent rise

Caithness councillor hits out at council rent rise

28 January 2021

Highland Council’s housing and property committee has agreed to raise rents by two per cent despite some speaking out against the move.


MSP demands 'urgent' update on taxed NHS Highland bullying payouts

27 January 2021
MSP demands 'urgent' update on taxed NHS Highland bullying payouts

MSP demands 'urgent' update on taxed NHS Highland bullying payouts

27 January 2021

Edward Mountain says expert advice indicates alternatives are available


Scottish Government forced to remove Covid vaccination deployment plan after blunder

14 January 2021
Scottish Government forced to remove Covid vaccination deployment plan after blunder

Scottish Government forced to remove Covid vaccination deployment plan after blunder

14 January 2021

A major blunder by the Scottish Government could have affected the number of doses of Covid vaccine being supplied to the country.


Scotland's lockdown measures to be tightened from Saturday – the new rules explained by Nicola Sturgeon

13 January 2021
Scotland's lockdown measures to be tightened from Saturday – the new rules explained by Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland's lockdown measures to be tightened from Saturday – the new rules explained by Nicola Sturgeon

13 January 2021

First Minister says the changes were prompted by the highest weekly death toll since May


Scotland's lockdown measures to be tightened from Saturday – the new rules explained by Nicola Sturgeon

13 January 2021
Scotland's lockdown measures to be tightened from Saturday – the new rules explained by Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland's lockdown measures to be tightened from Saturday – the new rules explained by Nicola Sturgeon

13 January 2021

First Minister says the changes were prompted by the highest weekly death toll since May


Local opposition to wind farms 'being ignored'

08 January 2021
Local opposition to wind farms 'being ignored'

Local opposition to wind farms 'being ignored'

08 January 2021

Scottish Government ministers are ignoring local views when it comes to determining applications for wind farms in the far north, it has been claimed.


Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine arrives in Highlands ahead of schedule

07 January 2021
Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine arrives in Highlands ahead of schedule

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine arrives in Highlands ahead of schedule

07 January 2021

THE first doses of the latest vaccine to be approved in the fight against coronavirus have arrived in the Highlands.


New lockdown measures to take effect across Scotland from midnight

04 January 2021
New lockdown measures to take effect across Scotland from midnight

New lockdown measures to take effect across Scotland from midnight

04 January 2021

The Highlands and the rest of Scotland have been placed into a full lockdown starting from midnight tonight.


Nicola Sturgeon says this will be a 'Christmas like no other'

24 December 2020
Nicola Sturgeon says this will be a 'Christmas like no other'

Nicola Sturgeon says this will be a 'Christmas like no other'

24 December 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that though 2020 has been a "very dark and difficult year" there have been moments which are worth remembering


The Prime Minister says food and medical supplies moving between the UK and Europe 'as normal'

21 December 2020
The Prime Minister says food and medical supplies moving between the UK and Europe 'as normal'

The Prime Minister says food and medical supplies moving between the UK and Europe 'as normal'

21 December 2020

Restrictions due to new Covid strain sparked fears of shortages only affected 'human handled' freight amounted to about 20 per cent of the total


Tough new Covid actions 'difficult but necessary'

19 December 2020
Tough new Covid actions 'difficult but necessary'

Tough new Covid actions 'difficult but necessary'

19 December 2020

Highland MSP and Finance Minister Kate Forbes has spoken of her anguish about the need for new restrictions to be placed on the country.


Jamie Stone questions legal precedent for 'hard border' with England

19 December 2020
Jamie Stone questions legal precedent for 'hard border' with England

Jamie Stone questions legal precedent for 'hard border' with England

19 December 2020

Politicians have given a mixed welcome to strict new restrictions for the festive period amid a surge in cases of a new strain of Covid.


First Minister announces the Highlands will enter near-lockdown status from Boxing Day

19 December 2020
First Minister announces the Highlands will enter near-lockdown status from Boxing Day

First Minister announces the Highlands will enter near-lockdown status from Boxing Day

19 December 2020

There will also be travel ban between Scotland and the rest of the UK after the emergence of a new more contagious strain of Covid


Furlough scheme extended to end of April

17 December 2020
Furlough scheme extended to end of April

Furlough scheme extended to end of April

17 December 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed that the furlough scheme will be extended one extra month until the end of April 2021.


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