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New Ross-shire representative will 'hold the council’s feet to the fire' over top priorities

12 May 2022
New Ross-shire representative will 'hold the council’s feet to the fire' over top priorities

New Ross-shire representative will 'hold the council’s feet to the fire' over top priorities

12 May 2022

Cllr Patrick Logue (28) says he is delighted to get the chance to represent his area of Ross-shire on Highland Council – and has immediate plans.


Search for a Highland Council coalition begins amid mounting to-do list for class of 2022

07 May 2022
Search for a Highland Council coalition begins amid mounting to-do list for class of 2022

Search for a Highland Council coalition begins amid mounting to-do list for class of 2022

07 May 2022

Plenty on to to-do list for the new batch of Highland councillors after the dust settles on yesterday's election.


HIGHLAND COUNCIL ELECTION: Waiting game as candidates ponder weeks of campaign and voters give their verdict

05 May 2022
HIGHLAND COUNCIL ELECTION: Waiting game as candidates ponder weeks of campaign and voters give their verdict

HIGHLAND COUNCIL ELECTION: Waiting game as candidates ponder weeks of campaign and voters give their verdict

05 May 2022

After weeks of pavement pounding, door knocking and public debating, it all comes down to today.


Easter Ross school 3-18 school campus go-ahead welcomed

26 April 2022
Easter Ross school 3-18 school campus go-ahead welcomed

Easter Ross school 3-18 school campus go-ahead welcomed

26 April 2022

The go-ahead for the long-awaited project was welcomed – but grievances remain over the absence of a swimming pool.


Tain super-school up for planning go-ahead

21 April 2022
Tain super-school up for planning go-ahead

Tain super-school up for planning go-ahead

21 April 2022

Tain’s long-awaited community campus is up for planning permission next week – and it’s flying the flag for outdoor learning.


Change is on the cards for Black Isle

17 April 2022
Change is on the cards for Black Isle

Change is on the cards for Black Isle

17 April 2022

None of the Black Isle's three incumbent councillors are seeking election this time round.


Highland capital retail park extension bid refused over fears about impact on city centre shops

22 March 2022
Highland capital retail park extension bid refused over fears about impact on city centre shops

Highland capital retail park extension bid refused over fears about impact on city centre shops

22 March 2022

Highland Council warned that the Inshes retail expansion could cost the city centre £3.8m a year in lost revenues.


Avoch housing scheme go-ahead despite Black Isle road safety concerns

17 March 2022
Avoch housing scheme go-ahead despite Black Isle road safety concerns

Avoch housing scheme go-ahead despite Black Isle road safety concerns

17 March 2022

Highland Council’s north planning committee has granted approval for a major new housing development in Avoch on the Black Isle.


Dingwall Business Park bid go-ahead despite flood fears

17 March 2022
Dingwall Business Park bid go-ahead despite flood fears

Dingwall Business Park bid go-ahead despite flood fears

17 March 2022

Dingwall Business Park is at the centre of another wrangle over planning permission.


Emotions run high as Highland councillors make stance on Ukraine crisis clear

10 March 2022
Emotions run high as Highland councillors make stance on Ukraine crisis clear

Emotions run high as Highland councillors make stance on Ukraine crisis clear

10 March 2022

Emotional scenes in the council chamber as members speak out against Ukraine outrage and pledge action.


Action call on looked-after children sent outwith Highland Council area

19 February 2022
Action call on looked-after children sent outwith Highland Council area

Action call on looked-after children sent outwith Highland Council area

19 February 2022

Shocking new figures from Highland Council reveal that 18 per cent of its looked after children go into children’s homes.


‘Eden Court has to start paying its way’, says Ross-shire councillor

16 February 2022
‘Eden Court has to start paying its way’, says Ross-shire councillor

‘Eden Court has to start paying its way’, says Ross-shire councillor

16 February 2022

Highland Council and Eden Court must draw up a formal funding agreement in the next six months, according to auditors.


Payment delays to young carers slammed by Easter Ross councillor: 'I feel I've let these children down'

11 February 2022
Payment delays to young carers slammed by Easter Ross councillor: 'I feel I've let these children down'

Payment delays to young carers slammed by Easter Ross councillor: 'I feel I've let these children down'

11 February 2022

Highland Council has failed to pay out Scottish Government money intended to support young carers, according to an Easter Ross opposition councillor.


Council finances questioned as opposition councillors take issue with unclaimed funds

27 January 2022
Council finances questioned as opposition councillors take issue with unclaimed funds

Council finances questioned as opposition councillors take issue with unclaimed funds

27 January 2022

An SNP councillor said there are “ten million pounds cash that should be sitting in our bank account”.


Motion to council meeting today calls for review of local authority area

09 December 2021
Motion to council meeting today calls for review of local authority area

Motion to council meeting today calls for review of local authority area

09 December 2021

There have been growing calls for the return of smaller council areas in the Highlands.


Whisky giant's Easter Ross go-ahead toasted by local councillor

08 December 2021
Whisky giant's Easter Ross go-ahead toasted by local councillor

Whisky giant's Easter Ross go-ahead toasted by local councillor

08 December 2021

Glenmorangie will build new warehouses in Fearn in a move described as a 'good news story' by a local councillor.


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