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Scott Maclennan


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Scott MacLennan is the political reporter for the Highland titles at Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2019. Scott went to university in Glasgow and Moscow and reports on the Highland Council, NHS Highland and the Scottish Parliament.

Profile: Raymond Bremner is expected to be the new Highland Council Leader

18 May 2022
Profile: Raymond Bremner is expected to be the new Highland Council Leader

Profile: Raymond Bremner is expected to be the new Highland Council Leader

18 May 2022

So who is the man widely tipped to become one of the most powerful politicians in the region?


What next for new Ross-shire representatives on Highland Council?

18 May 2022
What next for new Ross-shire representatives on Highland Council?

What next for new Ross-shire representatives on Highland Council?

18 May 2022

They have been elected to represent Ross-shire – so what next for the new crop on Highland Council?


Top financial boss set to leave Highland Council for 'exciting new challenge'

18 May 2022
Top financial boss set to leave Highland Council for 'exciting new challenge'

Top financial boss set to leave Highland Council for 'exciting new challenge'

18 May 2022

Liz Denovan is set to take up 'an exciting new role in the North of Scotland'


Conservatives fear SNP-Independent council coalition will put Nicola Sturgeon 'in the driving seat' in Highlands

18 May 2022
Conservatives fear SNP-Independent council coalition will put Nicola Sturgeon 'in the driving seat' in Highlands

Conservatives fear SNP-Independent council coalition will put Nicola Sturgeon 'in the driving seat' in Highlands

18 May 2022

Councillors insist the focus must be on local issues


SNP and Independents confirm deal to lead Highland Council

17 May 2022
SNP and Independents confirm deal to lead Highland Council

SNP and Independents confirm deal to lead Highland Council

17 May 2022

The move will need to be ratified at a full meeting of Highland Council next week


Breaking: Agreement reached for the SNP and Independent groups to lead Highland Council

16 May 2022
Breaking: Agreement reached for the SNP and Independent groups to lead Highland Council

Breaking: Agreement reached for the SNP and Independent groups to lead Highland Council

16 May 2022

An official announcement is expected to confirm the move


Who will lead the newly elected Highland Council?

12 May 2022
Who will lead the newly elected Highland Council?

Who will lead the newly elected Highland Council?

12 May 2022

Horse-trading is under way as top councillors bid to thrash out a deal to form the new political administration of Highland Council.


Newly elected Highland Council representatives 'work together' call

11 May 2022
Newly elected Highland Council representatives 'work together' call

Newly elected Highland Council representatives 'work together' call

11 May 2022

Two Inverness area councillors elected at Highland Council have both said that collaboration will be key in the next five years.


Infographic: The numbers broken down as the SNP become the largest party at Highland Council

06 May 2022
Infographic: The numbers broken down as the SNP become the largest party at Highland Council

Infographic: The numbers broken down as the SNP become the largest party at Highland Council

06 May 2022

The Liberal Democrats and Greens make big gains, the Conservatives hold and Independent fall by seven


Highland Council Election: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh declares

06 May 2022
Highland Council Election: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh declares

Highland Council Election: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh declares

06 May 2022

Double win for SNP in the country's largest ward along with a Tory and local stalwart


Highland Council Election: Dingwall and Seaforth declares

06 May 2022
Highland Council Election: Dingwall and Seaforth declares

Highland Council Election: Dingwall and Seaforth declares

06 May 2022

Former pub landlord joins incumbents to represent Ward 8


Highland Council Election: The Black Isle’s three seats are declared

06 May 2022
Highland Council Election: The Black Isle’s three seats are declared

Highland Council Election: The Black Isle’s three seats are declared

06 May 2022

Returning officer confirms the new councillors out of the nine candidates


Highland Council Election: Cromarty Firth declares

06 May 2022
Highland Council Election: Cromarty Firth declares

Highland Council Election: Cromarty Firth declares

06 May 2022

Rising Lib Dem star and new SNP face join veteran incumbents for the next five years


Where to vote today in the Highland Council election

05 May 2022
Where to vote today in the Highland Council election

Where to vote today in the Highland Council election

05 May 2022

Many rural residents may have some distance to travel but this map may help


Watch: How to vote in the local authority election

05 May 2022
Watch: How to vote in the local authority election

Watch: How to vote in the local authority election

05 May 2022

And why X no longer marks the spot


Who do you think is best placed to represent Tain and Easter Ross at Highland council?

04 May 2022
Who do you think is best placed to represent Tain and Easter Ross at Highland council?

Who do you think is best placed to represent Tain and Easter Ross at Highland council?

04 May 2022

We asked the candidates standing on May 5 what they would do if elected


Highland Council Election: The manifestos from the main political groups

04 May 2022
Highland Council Election: The manifestos from the main political groups

Highland Council Election: The manifestos from the main political groups

04 May 2022

A day before the vote here the group leaders outline their plans for the next five years


ELECTION: Who are you going to vote for to represent the Black Isle on Highland Council?

03 May 2022
ELECTION: Who are you going to vote for to represent the Black Isle on Highland Council?

ELECTION: Who are you going to vote for to represent the Black Isle on Highland Council?

03 May 2022

We asked the candidates seeking one of the three seats what they will do, here is what they said


Wester Ross pods' development bid rejected by councillors

29 April 2022
Wester Ross pods' development bid rejected by councillors

Wester Ross pods' development bid rejected by councillors

29 April 2022

A Ross-shire holiday pod bid that sparked a demonstration and petition by locals opposing it has been rejected by councillors.


What will Highland Council candidates in the Cromarty Firth ward do if elected

29 April 2022
What will Highland Council candidates in the Cromarty Firth ward do if elected

What will Highland Council candidates in the Cromarty Firth ward do if elected

29 April 2022

In their own words they lay out what they see as their priorities.


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