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Alasdair Fraser


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Alasdair Fraser is a senior reporter for Highland News and Media with more than 30 years' experience in the industry, including national freelance news reporting and almost 25 years as a freelance football writer. A University of Glasgow MA Hons graduate, he started his career with the Inverness Courier in 1989 and rejoined the company in 2019.

PICTURES: Historic Conon Hotel welcomes visitors after long labour-of-love revamp

20 May 2022
PICTURES: Historic Conon Hotel welcomes visitors after long labour-of-love revamp

PICTURES: Historic Conon Hotel welcomes visitors after long labour-of-love revamp

20 May 2022

An historic Ross-shire village hotel that fell into ruin under previous owners has opened a new chapter after ambitious investment.


PICTURES: Lucky escape as car hits wall and somersaults near Highland capital

17 May 2022
PICTURES: Lucky escape as car hits wall and somersaults near Highland capital

PICTURES: Lucky escape as car hits wall and somersaults near Highland capital

17 May 2022

A driver was lucky to escape serious injury this morning after his car smashed into a stone wall and somersaulted 10 feet in the air.


Tourist trade hit by 'perfect storm' despite boom in visitor numbers

15 May 2022
Tourist trade hit by 'perfect storm' despite boom in visitor numbers

Tourist trade hit by 'perfect storm' despite boom in visitor numbers

15 May 2022

Optimism over booming visitor numbers in Ross-shire is being sharply undercut by staff shortages, soaring prices and the legacy of Brexit and Covid.


Black Isle children's nursery slated over "health, welfare and safety" concerns

13 May 2022
Black Isle children's nursery slated over "health, welfare and safety" concerns

Black Isle children's nursery slated over "health, welfare and safety" concerns

13 May 2022

A Black Isle nursery has been heavily-criticised for serious failures in keeping children safe, healthy and nurtured in its care.


Proposals for 250 homes in Ross-shire town lodged with Highland Council

07 May 2022
Proposals for 250 homes in Ross-shire town lodged with Highland Council

Proposals for 250 homes in Ross-shire town lodged with Highland Council

07 May 2022

Highland Council planners are set to consider a move to build 250 homes on the edge of a Ross-shire town.


Strike action shuts Highlands' biggest Post Office

03 May 2022
Strike action shuts Highlands' biggest Post Office

Strike action shuts Highlands' biggest Post Office

03 May 2022

The Highlands’ biggest Post Office branch was closed today because of a national strike over pay.


More cash needed for controversial Highland riverside artwork site amid fresh gripes

03 May 2022
More cash needed for controversial Highland riverside artwork site amid fresh gripes

More cash needed for controversial Highland riverside artwork site amid fresh gripes

03 May 2022

More public money is to be spent on land at the Gathering Place artwork – but Highland Council cannot say how much.


Driver caught at 126 mph during police road safety crackdown

22 April 2022
Driver caught at 126 mph during police road safety crackdown

Driver caught at 126 mph during police road safety crackdown

22 April 2022

A major police crackdown on Highland roads snared five men at speeds of over or close to 100 miles per hour.


New police plea for help on missing walker

22 April 2022
New police plea for help on missing walker

New police plea for help on missing walker

22 April 2022

Police have issued a renewed plea for information to help trace an Easter Ross man last seen four weeks ago in Sutherland.


Pressure on Celtic ahead of Dingwall visit to Ross County

21 April 2022
Pressure on Celtic ahead of Dingwall visit to Ross County

Pressure on Celtic ahead of Dingwall visit to Ross County

21 April 2022

Celtic head to the Highlands.


'Top-class talent' from Ross-shire to design Team Scotland outfits for Commonwealth Games

19 April 2022
'Top-class talent' from Ross-shire to design Team Scotland outfits for Commonwealth Games

'Top-class talent' from Ross-shire to design Team Scotland outfits for Commonwealth Games

19 April 2022

A Black Isle tartan designer has plaid a blinder by becoming Team Scotland’s official parade outfit designer for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Black Isle care home hit by "significant" Covid outbreak

19 April 2022
Black Isle care home hit by "significant" Covid outbreak

Black Isle care home hit by "significant" Covid outbreak

19 April 2022

A Black Isle nursing home has been hit by a “significant” wave of Covid-related staff absences in the last fortnight.


HN Media reporter calls out UK's rising anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric

19 April 2022
HN Media reporter calls out UK's rising anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric

HN Media reporter calls out UK's rising anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric

19 April 2022

A north journalist and LGBTQIA+ campaigner has condemned rising discriminatory rhetoric against people of different sexualities and gender identities.


Ross County are confident manager will stay next season

19 April 2022
Ross County are confident manager will stay next season

Ross County are confident manager will stay next season

19 April 2022

Impressive first season for Malky Mackay.


Concerns are raised over Co-op plans

17 April 2022
Concerns are raised over Co-op plans

Concerns are raised over Co-op plans

17 April 2022

Developers seeking to drive through controversial plans for a supermarket in Gairloch have hit a potential roadblock.


‘Europe can be our playground’ says Hungbo

17 April 2022
‘Europe can be our playground’ says Hungbo

‘Europe can be our playground’ says Hungbo

17 April 2022

Ross County aiming for European qualification.


Culture shift bred Staggies’ success

16 April 2022
Culture shift bred Staggies’ success

Culture shift bred Staggies’ success

16 April 2022

Change turned out to be good at Dingwall.


Tearful Ross County chairman eyes European dream

15 April 2022
Tearful Ross County chairman eyes European dream

Tearful Ross County chairman eyes European dream

15 April 2022

Could the Staggies be heading to the continent next season?


Problems identified at council care service for young people

14 April 2022
Problems identified at council care service for young people

Problems identified at council care service for young people

14 April 2022

A crisis service for young people and children has been criticised by inspectors for a series of failings.


The Bald truth: Euro dream is achievable for Ross County

13 April 2022
The Bald truth: Euro dream is achievable for Ross County

The Bald truth: Euro dream is achievable for Ross County

13 April 2022

Staggies are aiming for continental football.


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