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Bremner hits back in council roads row

07 December 2021
Bremner hits back in council roads row

Bremner hits back in council roads row

07 December 2021

A blistering assessment of the condition of local road surfaces sparked a bitter political exchange at Highland Council.


Living Wage plan at Highland Council is no further forward, members are told

06 December 2021
Living Wage plan at Highland Council is no further forward, members are told

Living Wage plan at Highland Council is no further forward, members are told

06 December 2021

Highland Council's work towards living wage status has stalled, the local authority's leader admitted.


MSP asked to explain why Highland Council gets five per cent of roads budget for 12 per cent of roads

17 November 2021
MSP asked to explain why Highland Council gets five per cent of roads budget for 12 per cent of roads

MSP asked to explain why Highland Council gets five per cent of roads budget for 12 per cent of roads

17 November 2021

Caithness councillor Matthew Reiss has called on MSP Maree Todd to look into funding “discrepancies” he says have seen Highland Council short-changed.


Seven Caithness car parks to invite motorists to pay

06 November 2021
Seven Caithness car parks to invite motorists to pay

Seven Caithness car parks to invite motorists to pay

06 November 2021

Voluntary parking charges will be introduced at a number of popular car parks in Caithness.


Caithness committee to decide on voluntary parking charge scheme for motorhomes and cars at sites in far north

03 November 2021
Caithness committee to decide on voluntary parking charge scheme for motorhomes and cars at sites in far north

Caithness committee to decide on voluntary parking charge scheme for motorhomes and cars at sites in far north

03 November 2021

Voluntary parking charges could be introduced at a number of popular car parks in Caithness.


'Warm words' won't help Highlanders heat homes

07 October 2021
'Warm words' won't help Highlanders heat homes

'Warm words' won't help Highlanders heat homes

07 October 2021

Tens of thousands of people in the Highlands could be left in the cold unless the Scottish Government acts now, claims Labour MSP Rhoda Grant.


Watch: Helping Highland schools save energy and fight climate change

05 October 2021
Watch: Helping Highland schools save energy and fight climate change

Watch: Helping Highland schools save energy and fight climate change

05 October 2021

Sustainability charity Energy Sparks is set to offer access to online its energy education programme


Highland Council reaches 'milestone' in ditching £40 million IT contract

04 October 2021
Highland Council reaches 'milestone' in ditching £40 million IT contract

Highland Council reaches 'milestone' in ditching £40 million IT contract

04 October 2021

The local authority wants to bring the problematic contract in-house


Plan to overhaul Highland Council wards rejected by parliamentary committee

28 September 2021
Plan to overhaul Highland Council wards rejected by parliamentary committee

Plan to overhaul Highland Council wards rejected by parliamentary committee

28 September 2021

A Scottish Parliament committee has unanimously rejected plans for a shake-up of Highland Council wards which have been widely criticised.


North MSP secures cross-party support for debate on the ambulance crisis

23 September 2021
North MSP secures cross-party support for debate on the ambulance crisis

North MSP secures cross-party support for debate on the ambulance crisis

23 September 2021

Jamie Halcro Johnston says 'I hope it will leave Humza Yousaf in no doubt of the growing anger that many are feeling'


Plea to health secretary for improved mental health services in rural areas

09 September 2021
Plea to health secretary for improved mental health services in rural areas

Plea to health secretary for improved mental health services in rural areas

09 September 2021

Mental health services in the Highlands are so bad that Conservative and Labour MSPs are working together alongside other parties to demand action.


School estate in Highlands comes out worst in Scotland

08 September 2021
School estate in Highlands comes out worst in Scotland

School estate in Highlands comes out worst in Scotland

08 September 2021

The Highlands has by far the worst education estate in Scotland with one in three primaries and one in four secondaries in a “poor” condition.


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold Indyref2 before the end of 2023

07 September 2021
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold Indyref2 before the end of 2023

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold Indyref2 before the end of 2023

07 September 2021

She says 'our aim, Covid permitting, is that it will be in the first half of this Parliament – before the end of 2023'


Highland Council approves a conservation area for the Pulteneytown area of Wick

02 September 2021
Highland Council approves a conservation area for the Pulteneytown area of Wick

Highland Council approves a conservation area for the Pulteneytown area of Wick

02 September 2021

Local members now need to formally okay the plans for them to take effect


'Let's not repeat mistakes of the past' over Highland road repairs

01 September 2021
'Let's not repeat mistakes of the past' over Highland road repairs

'Let's not repeat mistakes of the past' over Highland road repairs

01 September 2021

Highland Council was urged not to “repeat the mistakes of the past” by under-investing in roads.


Highland Council completes delivery of early learning and childcare programme

30 August 2021
Highland Council completes delivery of early learning and childcare programme

Highland Council completes delivery of early learning and childcare programme

30 August 2021

Parents are able to benefit from more childcare hours after Highland Council managed to deliver the 1140 hours scheme after a number of delays.


Annelise Dodds visits New Start Highland to see charity's work

28 August 2021
Annelise Dodds visits New Start Highland to see charity's work

Annelise Dodds visits New Start Highland to see charity's work

28 August 2021

New Start Highland could provide a template for tackling issues of poverty, homelessness and long-term unemployment according to the Labour chairwoman


Concern over timeframe for care service feedback

15 August 2021
Concern over timeframe for care service feedback

Concern over timeframe for care service feedback

15 August 2021

Ambitious plans for a National Care Service have received a frosty welcome from local councils after they were given just over two months to respond.


People in the Highlands urged to check voter registration details are up to date

15 August 2021
People in the Highlands urged to check voter registration details are up to date

People in the Highlands urged to check voter registration details are up to date

15 August 2021

The Electoral Registration Officer for the Highlands and Western Isles has warned residents not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them.


Liberal Democrats sweep Highland Council by-elections in Caithness and Inverness

13 August 2021
Liberal Democrats sweep Highland Council by-elections in Caithness and Inverness

Liberal Democrats sweep Highland Council by-elections in Caithness and Inverness

13 August 2021

Jill Tilt was elected to take over from Nicola Sinclair in the far north while Colin Aitken replaces Graham Ross in Inverness


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