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Rachel Smart


Business reporter

I studied my undergraduate degree in politics and international relations at the University of Aberdeen and I completed my Masters in Journalism at RGU this year. I have always been interested in people and how society works. It's great when your passions align with your job.

Helpline for students receives nearly 500 calls in one day

11 August 2022
Helpline for students receives nearly 500 calls in one day

Helpline for students receives nearly 500 calls in one day

11 August 2022

Hundreds across Scotland have been given help with their SQA results by an expert group of careers advisers from Skills Development Scotland.


New BBC reality show about Scottish airline crew lands next week

09 August 2022
New BBC reality show about Scottish airline crew lands next week

New BBC reality show about Scottish airline crew lands next week

09 August 2022

Sky High Club follows crew at Loganair as they navigate between the highs and lows of work and their personal lives.


Aldi is giving store colleagues in Highlands a pay increase for the second time this year

02 August 2022
Aldi is giving store colleagues in Highlands a pay increase for the second time this year

Aldi is giving store colleagues in Highlands a pay increase for the second time this year

02 August 2022

From September, all hourly paid colleagues at its Inverness stores will receive an increase of 40p an hour.


'Wood' you believe what Applecross Art Gallery has done to give new life to old fence posts?

16 July 2022
'Wood' you believe what Applecross Art Gallery has done to give new life to old fence posts?

'Wood' you believe what Applecross Art Gallery has done to give new life to old fence posts?

16 July 2022

The gallery is supporting the circular economy by taking old posts and turning them into picture frames.


Dynamic duo have fry hopes for Wester Ross food trailer venture

16 July 2022
Dynamic duo have fry hopes for Wester Ross food trailer venture

Dynamic duo have fry hopes for Wester Ross food trailer venture

16 July 2022

The duo saw an opportunity to plug gaps in what is being offered to locals and visitors alike in tourist-magnet Applecross.


PICTURE FLASHBACK: Texas delight Highland crowd

12 July 2022
PICTURE FLASHBACK: Texas delight Highland crowd

PICTURE FLASHBACK: Texas delight Highland crowd

12 July 2022

Picture flashback to a weekend of music in the Highlands.


Textile specialists offered free workshop on the importance of the circular economy

12 July 2022
Textile specialists offered free workshop on the importance of the circular economy

Textile specialists offered free workshop on the importance of the circular economy

12 July 2022

The textiles sector makes a significant contribution to Scotland’s carbon footprint - the virtual session will create dialogue around sustainability.


Ross-Shire Engineering makes major new investment

11 July 2022
Ross-Shire Engineering makes major new investment

Ross-Shire Engineering makes major new investment

11 July 2022

Water treatment engineering group, Ross-Shire Engineering (RSE), has today announced a majority investment in Bristol-based GPS and GPS Links.


Internationally renowned jeweller kicks of exhibition in Plockton today

11 July 2022
Internationally renowned jeweller kicks of exhibition in Plockton today

Internationally renowned jeweller kicks of exhibition in Plockton today

11 July 2022

Gilly Langton is celebrating 25 years of practise this week by showcasing her vivid collection at Plockton Village Hall.


Do you know the best in business for 2022?

10 July 2022
Do you know the best in business for 2022?

Do you know the best in business for 2022?

10 July 2022

The Highland Business Awards will return in September. Nominations are now open.


Do you know any trailblazing women in business?

09 July 2022
Do you know any trailblazing women in business?

Do you know any trailblazing women in business?

09 July 2022

The Highland Business Women Awards take place this August. Nominations are open now.


The Angry Seagull fish and chip bar has landed

08 July 2022
The Angry Seagull fish and chip bar has landed

The Angry Seagull fish and chip bar has landed

08 July 2022

The Angry Seagull Fish and Chip bar has opened at Dornoch Castle Hotel, serving local fresh food that can be enjoyed in lovely surroundings.


WATCH: Highland fans tell us why they love Texas

04 July 2022
WATCH: Highland fans tell us why they love Texas

WATCH: Highland fans tell us why they love Texas

04 July 2022

Reporter Rachel Smart caught up with Texas fans after the show last night to see what they thought of the performance.


Green hydrogen partnership throws its support behind £1b Highland investment bid

30 June 2022
Green hydrogen partnership throws its support behind £1b Highland investment bid

Green hydrogen partnership throws its support behind £1b Highland investment bid

30 June 2022

ScottishPower and Storegga have expressed their support for the Green Freeport bid by Opportunity Cromarty Firth.


Merger of accountancy firms sees parity of men and women at partnership level for first time in company’s history

30 June 2022
Merger of accountancy firms sees parity of men and women at partnership level for first time in company’s history

Merger of accountancy firms sees parity of men and women at partnership level for first time in company’s history

30 June 2022

Banff-based Anderson & Co, set up by Arlene Anderson, has merged with leading accountancy firm Ritsons.


Castle Stuart to get second golf course in new acquisition

28 June 2022
Castle Stuart to get second golf course in new acquisition

Castle Stuart to get second golf course in new acquisition

28 June 2022

Canadian golf-developer Cabot has acquired the golf club which overlooks the Moray Firth.


First category announced for 2022 Highland Business Women Awards

26 June 2022
First category announced for 2022 Highland Business Women Awards

First category announced for 2022 Highland Business Women Awards

26 June 2022

Sponsored by Business Gateway, the new business of the year award will recognise the up and coming in the region over the last 12 months.


HospitalityUK Scotland appoints new chairman

22 June 2022
HospitalityUK Scotland appoints new chairman

HospitalityUK Scotland appoints new chairman

22 June 2022

Chris Wayne-Wills, chief executive of Crerar Hotels has taken on the role of chairman of UKHospitality Scotland.


WATCH: Loch Ness: 'The longest, deepest, most boring, and most over-hyped lake I have ever laid eyes on'

18 June 2022
WATCH: Loch Ness: 'The longest, deepest, most boring, and most over-hyped lake I have ever laid eyes on'

WATCH: Loch Ness: 'The longest, deepest, most boring, and most over-hyped lake I have ever laid eyes on'

18 June 2022

A US travel writer slammed Loch Ness 'boring and over-hyped'. Do you agree?


The Highland Business Women Awards are back for 2022

17 June 2022
The Highland Business Women Awards are back for 2022

The Highland Business Women Awards are back for 2022

17 June 2022

The celebration of business women across the region returns this August at the Kingsmills Hotel.


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