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News editor and sub editor

Philip Murray is a news editor and sub editor for Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2014. He has worked in the industry for 20 years.

Rag'n'Bone Man's special guest support acts for Inverness gig announced

01 March 2024
Rag'n'Bone Man's special guest support acts for Inverness gig announced

Rag'n'Bone Man's special guest support acts for Inverness gig announced

01 March 2024

A pair of support acts will be special guests when Rag'n'Bone Man performs in Inverness this summer.


Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival adds host of further acts to line-up

29 February 2024
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival adds host of further acts to line-up

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival adds host of further acts to line-up

29 February 2024

A HOST of new names have been added to the line-up for this year's Belladrum Festival.


Hundreds without electricity after power cut in Lochalsh

29 February 2024
Hundreds without electricity after power cut in Lochalsh

Hundreds without electricity after power cut in Lochalsh

29 February 2024

Hundreds of people in and around the Plockton area could be without electricity for several hours after a power cut.


40mph speed limit planned for A9 roundabout accident blackspot

29 February 2024
40mph speed limit planned for A9 roundabout accident blackspot

40mph speed limit planned for A9 roundabout accident blackspot

29 February 2024

One of the region's busiest roundabouts and notorious accident blackspots looks set for a much reduced speed limit under plans by Transport Scotland.


Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in the Highlands

29 February 2024
Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in the Highlands

Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in the Highlands

29 February 2024

Staff at the University of the Highlands and Islands hit the picket line this morning amid ongoing strike action over pay and job losses.


Attempted break-in sparks police plea for information

29 February 2024
Attempted break-in sparks police plea for information

Attempted break-in sparks police plea for information

29 February 2024

Police in Alness have appealed for witnesses and information after an attempted break-in at an industrial estate.


Wind warning sparks CalMac to cancel some Ullapool sailings

28 February 2024
Wind warning sparks CalMac to cancel some Ullapool sailings

Wind warning sparks CalMac to cancel some Ullapool sailings

28 February 2024

High wind warnings have sparked the cancellation of some CalMac ferry services between Ullapool and Stornoway.


Cholera-scare cruise ship given the all clear following negative tests

27 February 2024
Cholera-scare cruise ship given the all clear following negative tests

Cholera-scare cruise ship given the all clear following negative tests

27 February 2024

The Norwegian Dawn, which will visit Invergordon twice this summer, was allowed entry to a Mauritius port after tests confirmed no cholera aboard.


Cholera-scare cruise ship to visit Highlands twice this summer

26 February 2024
Cholera-scare cruise ship to visit Highlands twice this summer

Cholera-scare cruise ship to visit Highlands twice this summer

26 February 2024

A major cruise ship at the centre of a cholera scare in the Indian Ocean is scheduled to visit Invergordon twice this summer.


Railway death of man in 60s 'not suspicious', police confirm

26 February 2024
Railway death of man in 60s 'not suspicious', police confirm

Railway death of man in 60s 'not suspicious', police confirm

26 February 2024

The death of a man on the Far North Line in Inverness last week is not being treated as suspicious, the British Transport Police have confirmed.


Railway line death in Inverness was man in his 60s, say police

23 February 2024
Railway line death in Inverness was man in his 60s, say police

Railway line death in Inverness was man in his 60s, say police

23 February 2024

British Transport Police has revealed the person's sex and age but he has not yet been named by the force. Investigations are continuing.


Key Highland road to close for 'essential bridge repairs'

23 February 2024
Key Highland road to close for 'essential bridge repairs'

Key Highland road to close for 'essential bridge repairs'

23 February 2024

The B9176 Struie Road, which provides a vital link between Ross-shire and southern and central Sutherland, will temporarily close at High Bridge.


Missing teen Inverness sister and brother spark police appeal

22 February 2024
Missing teen Inverness sister and brother spark police appeal

Missing teen Inverness sister and brother spark police appeal

22 February 2024

Police have appealed for help finding a teenage sister and brother who disappeared from Inverness two days ago.


Missing Inverness man found 'safe and well'

22 February 2024
Missing Inverness man found 'safe and well'

Missing Inverness man found 'safe and well'

22 February 2024

Police have stood down an appeal for a missing person after he was traced "safe and well".


Break-in at popular Ross-shire inn sparks police appeal

22 February 2024
Break-in at popular Ross-shire inn sparks police appeal

Break-in at popular Ross-shire inn sparks police appeal

22 February 2024

The Shandwick Inn near Kildary was targeted sometime between 10pm on Sunday and 10am on Monday.


British Book Awards title hope for Ullapool Bookshop

22 February 2024
British Book Awards title hope for Ullapool Bookshop

British Book Awards title hope for Ullapool Bookshop

22 February 2024

The Wester Ross business is one of three Highland bookshops in the final 10 for the Scottish Independent Bookshop of the Year title.


Police concerned for welfare of missing Inverness man

22 February 2024
Police concerned for welfare of missing Inverness man

Police concerned for welfare of missing Inverness man

22 February 2024

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a missing Inverness man, police have said.


1 dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

21 February 2024
1 dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

1 dead after incident on railway line in Inverness

21 February 2024

British Transport Police have confirmed that one person was pronounced dead at the scene following an incident on the Far North Line.


PICTURES: Red Arrows delight Highland onlookers – will you be lucky enough to see them?

21 February 2024
PICTURES: Red Arrows delight Highland onlookers – will you be lucky enough to see them?

PICTURES: Red Arrows delight Highland onlookers – will you be lucky enough to see them?

21 February 2024

Have you been enjoying the Red Arrows' unofficial displays in Highland skies in recent days?


Memorial means Stan 'can still be with us on every launch', says RNLI crew

17 February 2024
Memorial means Stan 'can still be with us on every launch', says RNLI crew

Memorial means Stan 'can still be with us on every launch', says RNLI crew

17 February 2024

Family and friends of a much-loved RNLI crew member gathered today at a memorial cairn in his honour which overlooks the Beauly Firth.


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