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Blow to Infinergy scheme to extend Limekiln wind farm near Shebster

23 October 2020
Blow to Infinergy scheme to extend Limekiln wind farm near Shebster

Blow to Infinergy scheme to extend Limekiln wind farm near Shebster

23 October 2020

A Dutch firm’s plan to expand the controversial Limekiln Wind Farm near Shebster hit a stumbling block as Highland councillors objected to the plan.


Five-year plan to deal with tourism influx to the north

15 October 2020
Five-year plan to deal with tourism influx to the north

Five-year plan to deal with tourism influx to the north

15 October 2020

A five-year visitor management plan is to be drawn up after an influx of visitors this summer created tensions in rural communities across the north.


New craft distillery will bring taste of the Caribbean to Caithness

13 October 2020
New craft distillery will bring taste of the Caribbean to Caithness

New craft distillery will bring taste of the Caribbean to Caithness

13 October 2020

A new craft distillery will launch this month at Forss after securing more than £250,000 of investment.


NHS Highland bosses get a grilling from MSPs

12 October 2020
NHS Highland bosses get a grilling from MSPs

NHS Highland bosses get a grilling from MSPs

12 October 2020

NHS Highland bosses faced a bruising encounter as MSPs probed the financial performance and reasons behind the board’s fire dire financial position.


North MP calls for update after cluster of Covid-19 cases on Cromarty Firth ship

08 October 2020
North MP calls for update after cluster of Covid-19 cases on Cromarty Firth ship

North MP calls for update after cluster of Covid-19 cases on Cromarty Firth ship

08 October 2020

North MP Jamie Stone has sought an update from NHS Highland after news of a second cluster of Covid-19 cases on a ship docked in the Cromarty Firth.


Thurso nurseries hit by delay to free childcare roll-out

26 September 2020
Thurso nurseries hit by delay to free childcare roll-out

Thurso nurseries hit by delay to free childcare roll-out

26 September 2020

Hard-up families in Thurso are among hundreds across the north who will miss out on extra free childcare for almost a year.


Far north councillor is new SNP group leader

24 September 2020
Far north councillor is new SNP group leader

Far north councillor is new SNP group leader

24 September 2020

Wick and East Caithness councillor Raymond Bremner has been named the new leader of the SNP group in Highland Council.


New restrictions on households as bars to close at 10pm

22 September 2020
New restrictions on households as bars to close at 10pm

New restrictions on households as bars to close at 10pm

22 September 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a range of "tough" new measures including banning different households from meeting indoors.


New restrictions for England as Boris Johnson aims to balance economy and virus threat

22 September 2020
New restrictions for England as Boris Johnson aims to balance economy and virus threat

New restrictions for England as Boris Johnson aims to balance economy and virus threat

22 September 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that new restrictions will be in place from Thursday to stem the rising tide of infections.


Demand for fair power price as far north suffers fuel poverty

19 September 2020
Demand for fair power price as far north suffers fuel poverty

Demand for fair power price as far north suffers fuel poverty

19 September 2020

Shocking levels of fuel poverty in the Highlands have prompted Highland Council to demand action to deliver a fair electricity distribution system.


PICTURES: A close-up look at MeyGen turbines

13 September 2020
PICTURES: A close-up look at MeyGen turbines

PICTURES: A close-up look at MeyGen turbines

13 September 2020

Caithness councillors visited the assembly yard at Nigg to get an insight into the next phase of the MeyGen tidal power generation scheme.


Highland Council to reject boundary changes that would see far north hit worst

08 September 2020
Highland Council to reject boundary changes that would see far north hit worst

Highland Council to reject boundary changes that would see far north hit worst

08 September 2020

Highland Council looks set to reject a controversial shake-up of wards that drew almost universal condemnation for undermining local democracy.


Highlands denied superfast broadband over Scottish Government 'failure'

28 August 2020
Highlands denied superfast broadband over Scottish Government 'failure'

Highlands denied superfast broadband over Scottish Government 'failure'

28 August 2020

The Scottish Government’s stopgap voucher scheme to provide broadband in rural areas to provide has been labelled “an expensive mistake”.


Council under fire for forcing parents to pay for childcare

26 August 2020
Council under fire for forcing parents to pay for childcare

Council under fire for forcing parents to pay for childcare

26 August 2020

Highland Council is under fire for forcing parents to pay for childcare, despite being given a £30 million pot to provide the services free.


Council bosses forced to halt recruitment for new deputy chief executive

21 August 2020
Council bosses forced to halt recruitment for new deputy chief executive

Council bosses forced to halt recruitment for new deputy chief executive

21 August 2020

The recruitment of a new £122,812 deputy chief executive for Highland Council has been paused after uproar at a finance committee.


New controversy over highly paid Highland Council posts

18 August 2020
New controversy over highly paid Highland Council posts

New controversy over highly paid Highland Council posts

18 August 2020

Fresh controversy over highly paid jobs at cash-strapped Highland Council has been sparked by adverts for two roles worth a combined £216,744 a year.


First Minister sounds alarm over 'considerable risk' presented by house parties

13 August 2020
First Minister sounds alarm over 'considerable risk' presented by house parties

First Minister sounds alarm over 'considerable risk' presented by house parties

13 August 2020

Nicola Sturgeon has warned that the rate of Covid-19 reproduction – the R-number – could be rising amid a spate of virus clusters, including Orkney.


Highland Council education chief is a no-show at committee meeting

07 August 2020
Highland Council education chief is a no-show at committee meeting

Highland Council education chief is a no-show at committee meeting

07 August 2020

Highland Council’s controversial education chief failed to appear at an education committee meeting amid ongoing acrimony over his £936-a-day wage.


Third week in a row with no new confirmed or suspected Covid-19 deaths in NHS Highland area

05 August 2020
Third week in a row with no new confirmed or suspected Covid-19 deaths in NHS Highland area

Third week in a row with no new confirmed or suspected Covid-19 deaths in NHS Highland area

05 August 2020

There have been no new deaths from either confirmed or suspected Covid-19 in the last seven days in the NHS Highland area.


Calls for probe as Highland Council education chief prepares to go

05 August 2020
Calls for probe as Highland Council education chief prepares to go

Calls for probe as Highland Council education chief prepares to go

05 August 2020

The departure of Highland Council’s education chief Paul Senior has led to calls for a probe into the whole affair by leading councillors.


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