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EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

24 April 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Edward Mountain


ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

23 April 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Ariane Burgess


Highland Council’s education boss Nicky Grant leaves £105,487 a year job after two months on ‘approved leave’

Highland Council’s education boss Nicky Grant leaves £105,487 a year job after two months on ‘approved leave’

Highland Council’s education boss Nicky Grant leaves £105,487 a year job after two months on ‘approved leave’

19 April 2024

The local authority claims she would be leaving the role after just under three years ‘to pursue other interests’.


Former Charles Kennedy aide targets far north Holyrood seat for LibDems

Former Charles Kennedy aide targets far north Holyrood seat for LibDems

Former Charles Kennedy aide targets far north Holyrood seat for LibDems

19 April 2024

David Green aims to replace the SNP’s Maree Todd in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross after a close-run contest in 2021


Highland rewilding charity slams Scottish Government for ditching 2030 carbon emission target

Highland rewilding charity slams Scottish Government for ditching 2030 carbon emission target

Highland rewilding charity slams Scottish Government for ditching 2030 carbon emission target

18 April 2024

Trees for Life says it is ‘hugely worrying and a move in the wrong direction’ while Oxfam Scotland call it ‘an acute global embarrassment’.


Councillors defer battery storage scheme decision for more substantial fire safety information

Councillors defer battery storage scheme decision for more substantial fire safety information

Councillors defer battery storage scheme decision for more substantial fire safety information

18 April 2024

Chairman Drew Millar says he wants the information so ‘we have a clear conscience when making a decision about the Highland community we represent.’


MSPs slam Highland Council changes to school access they say ‘undermines the democratic process’

MSPs slam Highland Council changes to school access they say ‘undermines the democratic process’

MSPs slam Highland Council changes to school access they say ‘undermines the democratic process’

17 April 2024

Politicians must now get permission from the education boss to visit schools which they say impedes their ‘ability to represent our constituents’


Highland Council officials accused of ‘an assault’ on elected representatives roles over school access

Highland Council officials accused of ‘an assault’ on elected representatives roles over school access

Highland Council officials accused of ‘an assault’ on elected representatives roles over school access

17 April 2024

Top officials say that councillors, MSPs and MPS must get permission from education bosses before visiting schools.


MAREE TODD: Reaction to hate crime bill is stoking division

MAREE TODD: Reaction to hate crime bill is stoking division

MAREE TODD: Reaction to hate crime bill is stoking division

17 April 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Maree Todd


Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

16 April 2024

Sewage was dumped in the Highland area almost 1500 times last year – a figure described as "disgusting" by far north MP Jamie Stone.


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

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

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.


JAMIE STONE: Word on the street is let’s get this election over and done with!

JAMIE STONE: Word on the street is let’s get this election over and done with!

JAMIE STONE: Word on the street is let’s get this election over and done with!

10 April 2024

Jamie’s Journal by Jamie Stone


Funeral details revealed for popular Highland councillor following shock death

Funeral details revealed for popular Highland councillor following shock death

Funeral details revealed for popular Highland councillor following shock death

06 April 2024

Cllr Alasdair Rhind, who represented the Tain and Easter Ross ward, will be buried following a funeral service on Friday.


Caithness councillor Karl Rosie urges government to support affordable housing for police

Caithness councillor Karl Rosie urges government to support affordable housing for police

Caithness councillor Karl Rosie urges government to support affordable housing for police

05 April 2024

Cllr Karl Rosie has written to the Chancellor on behalf of the Alba Party calling for action to support police officers accessing affordable homes.


Shock death of Highland councillor a ‘huge loss to us all’

Shock death of Highland councillor a ‘huge loss to us all’

Shock death of Highland councillor a ‘huge loss to us all’

04 April 2024

The shock death of Highland councillor Alasdair Rhind has left friends and colleagues stunned, with MP Jamie Stone among those paying tribute.


Far north MP backs calls for suspension of arms sales to Israel

Far north MP backs calls for suspension of arms sales to Israel

Far north MP backs calls for suspension of arms sales to Israel

04 April 2024

Jamie Stone MP today (April 4) urged the government to suspend arms sales to Israel, following the deaths of seven aid workers.


Maree Todd praises the ‘compassionate team’ at Caithness Klics for supporting young carers

Maree Todd praises the ‘compassionate team’ at Caithness Klics for supporting young carers

Maree Todd praises the ‘compassionate team’ at Caithness Klics for supporting young carers

03 April 2024

Maree Todd MSP has praised Caithness KLICs charity in Wick for its invaluable support to young carers in the community.


RHODA GRANT: Good news for future of far north transport links

RHODA GRANT: Good news for future of far north transport links

RHODA GRANT: Good news for future of far north transport links

03 April 2024

I cheered when I read that the flights between Wick and Aberdeen had a very successful second year, thanks to the Public Service Obligation (PSO).


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: MSPs ‘not welcome’ to inspect the Highland’s dilapidated schools

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: MSPs ‘not welcome’ to inspect the Highland’s dilapidated schools

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: MSPs ‘not welcome’ to inspect the Highland’s dilapidated schools

02 April 2024

He says it is ‘crucial’ schools ‘are not granted an exemption when it comes to political scrutiny.’


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