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Alan Shields


Court and Crime Reporter

Alan Shields is the court and crime reporter for the south Highland hub of Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2022. Alan studied publishing with journalism at RGU in Aberdeen.

Councillors asked to back NC500 bid for government cash.

27 June 2022
Councillors asked to back NC500 bid for government cash.

Councillors asked to back NC500 bid for government cash.

27 June 2022

Councillors will see the report on Thursday.


Highland ghost group get new recruits

27 June 2022
Highland ghost group get new recruits

Highland ghost group get new recruits

27 June 2022

The Highlands has new myth busting paranormal hunters.


Highland store offers reward for info on stolen £3000 bike

20 June 2022
Highland store offers reward for info on stolen £3000 bike

Highland store offers reward for info on stolen £3000 bike

20 June 2022

A reward has been offered for information leading to its recovery.


Freeport status could lead to jobs boom

20 June 2022
Freeport status could lead to jobs boom

Freeport status could lead to jobs boom

20 June 2022

Up to 25,000 jobs could be created if granted.


UHI 'pandemic graduates' finally get chance to celebrate together

19 June 2022
UHI 'pandemic graduates' finally get chance to celebrate together

UHI 'pandemic graduates' finally get chance to celebrate together

19 June 2022

The students finally got a chance to celebrate their academic success with each other.


Illicit distilling ancestor inspired top Highland business idea prizewinner

18 June 2022
Illicit distilling ancestor inspired top Highland business idea prizewinner

Illicit distilling ancestor inspired top Highland business idea prizewinner

18 June 2022

A craft distiller inspired by her great-great grandmother – one of Ardgay’s last illicit distillers – won the UHI business competition.


NHS Highland given funding boost for staff

17 June 2022
NHS Highland given funding boost for staff

NHS Highland given funding boost for staff

17 June 2022

Under the plans, staff will hope to have a better day at work.


Teacher admits driving minibus knowing a pupil did not have seatbelt on

17 June 2022
Teacher admits driving minibus knowing a pupil did not have seatbelt on

Teacher admits driving minibus knowing a pupil did not have seatbelt on

17 June 2022

She has been ruled fit to teach despite the admission.


Full house as Highland bingo staff celebrate employee takeover

16 June 2022
Full house as Highland bingo staff celebrate employee takeover

Full house as Highland bingo staff celebrate employee takeover

16 June 2022

The staff are the winners with this result.


Highland father of young children shares brain tumour struggle to help charity raise awareness

15 June 2022
Highland father of young children shares brain tumour struggle to help charity raise awareness

Highland father of young children shares brain tumour struggle to help charity raise awareness

15 June 2022

He hopes to raise awareness of the devastating disease.


Black Isle debate team make point with major win at Scottish Parliament

13 June 2022
Black Isle debate team make point with major win at Scottish Parliament

Black Isle debate team make point with major win at Scottish Parliament

13 June 2022

The pupils have been named Scotland's top debaters.


UHI pandemic graduates finally get to celebrate

13 June 2022
UHI pandemic graduates finally get to celebrate

UHI pandemic graduates finally get to celebrate

13 June 2022

The students finally got a chance to celebrate their academic success with each other.


Highland cookery school is in business with UHI award

08 June 2022
Highland cookery school is in business with UHI award

Highland cookery school is in business with UHI award

08 June 2022

These pair are cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


Fraud on the rise in Highlands, police stats reveal

05 June 2022
Fraud on the rise in Highlands, police stats reveal

Fraud on the rise in Highlands, police stats reveal

05 June 2022

Police have released new statistics on fraud in the Highlands.


Public reassured as Highlands' main airport prepares for emergency drill

01 June 2022
Public reassured as Highlands' main airport prepares for emergency drill

Public reassured as Highlands' main airport prepares for emergency drill

01 June 2022

Actions stations at the airport.


Highland police appeal over CCTV image issued in assault probe

27 May 2022
Highland police appeal over CCTV image issued in assault probe

Highland police appeal over CCTV image issued in assault probe

27 May 2022

Officers believe the man could help with the investigation.


Sofology to open in Highland capital

25 May 2022
Sofology to open in Highland capital

Sofology to open in Highland capital

25 May 2022

Retail park will welcome the new store this summer.


Lecturers cancel more strike action for talks

25 May 2022
Lecturers cancel more strike action for talks

Lecturers cancel more strike action for talks

25 May 2022

Negotiations will resume next week over a pay dispute.


UHI lecturers on strike at Inverness campus

25 May 2022
UHI lecturers on strike at Inverness campus

UHI lecturers on strike at Inverness campus

25 May 2022

Lecturers are on strike again over a pay dispute.


UHI film students to hit big screen

24 May 2022
UHI film students to hit big screen

UHI film students to hit big screen

24 May 2022

A showcase of emerging movie talent is to come to the Highland capital next week.


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