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REVEALED: Highland Council has kept over 300 planning breach investigations secret

REVEALED: Highland Council has kept over 300 planning breach investigations secret

REVEALED: Highland Council has kept over 300 planning breach investigations secret

01 March 2024

The council is investigating more than 300 land owners and property developers for breaching planning rules, without publishing any details online.


Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

29 February 2024

The agreed proposals are branded 'nebulous, vague, hazy, obscure, indistinct, unclear, indefinite, murky, blurred, formless and featureless.'


Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

29 February 2024

Council leader Raymond Bremner says it 'allows for significant investment to take place and protect jobs across our communities.'


Highland Council budget day: LibDems demand £50m more for St Clement's and roads

Highland Council budget day: LibDems demand £50m more for St Clement's and roads

Highland Council budget day: LibDems demand £50m more for St Clement's and roads

29 February 2024

The group wants £20 million to end the decades-long wait for a new St Clements special school and £30 million for roads over three years.


Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

28 February 2024

They say the budget has 'no real substance' and question if it 'will in fact cover the financial gap.'


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: New energy efficiency Bill could 'obliterate' Highland finances

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: New energy efficiency Bill could 'obliterate' Highland finances

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: New energy efficiency Bill could 'obliterate' Highland finances

27 February 2024

The MSP warns that 'it is practically impossible' for Highland homes to meet proposed energy performance standard.


Highland teachers suffer 'physical violence' and abuse on a 'daily' basis, says union

Highland teachers suffer 'physical violence' and abuse on a 'daily' basis, says union

Highland teachers suffer 'physical violence' and abuse on a 'daily' basis, says union

27 February 2024

The EIS found staff 'have sustained physical injuries' while many considered leaving the profession altogether.


WATCH: Highland landmark's £30 million transformation gathers pace

WATCH: Highland landmark's £30 million transformation gathers pace

WATCH: Highland landmark's £30 million transformation gathers pace

27 February 2024

Transformation of a Highland landmark into a world-class visitor attraction is continuing apace, according to one of the project's leading lights.


LibDems at Highland Council get a boost as Patrick Logue joins the group

LibDems at Highland Council get a boost as Patrick Logue joins the group

LibDems at Highland Council get a boost as Patrick Logue joins the group

26 February 2024

It comes as the notice of election is published after the resignation of LibDem councillor Colin Aitken.


Highland Council Budget: How it affects you and what to expect in a crunch week for the north

Highland Council Budget: How it affects you and what to expect in a crunch week for the north

Highland Council Budget: How it affects you and what to expect in a crunch week for the north

26 February 2024

From taxes to roads to fees, we take you through some of the main points of the £602 million budget.


Dingwall and Seaforth garage rents to rise by almost 8%

Dingwall and Seaforth garage rents to rise by almost 8%

Dingwall and Seaforth garage rents to rise by almost 8%

25 February 2024

Garage rent for council tenants will increase from £10.42 per week to £11.25 per week


Dingwall pothole repair trial welcomed

Dingwall pothole repair trial welcomed

Dingwall pothole repair trial welcomed

24 February 2024

Dingwall has been chosen as a location for the three-week trial of a thermal pothole repairer.


Key Highland road to close for 'essential bridge repairs'

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.


Foul-up! 8 Highland Council dog wardens catch just 2 dog-fouling culprits in 3 years

Foul-up! 8 Highland Council dog wardens catch just 2 dog-fouling culprits in 3 years

Foul-up! 8 Highland Council dog wardens catch just 2 dog-fouling culprits in 3 years

23 February 2024

Highland Council is facing demands to clean up its act on dog-fouling – after catching just two offenders in the last three years.


Ullapool High School pupil shares 'detrimental' reality behind virtual learning

Ullapool High School pupil shares 'detrimental' reality behind virtual learning

Ullapool High School pupil shares 'detrimental' reality behind virtual learning

23 February 2024

"It feels like we're being told we don't deserve the opportunities that other people have." - Poppy Lewis-Ing, S6 pupil at Ullapool High School.


Highland Council leader reveals up £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

Highland Council leader reveals up £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

Highland Council leader reveals up £60 million could be found for roads and infrastructure

22 February 2024

Raymond Bremner says an extra £60 million would go ‘some way towards us being able to invest in important capital projects.’


Hundreds of Highland planning breaches kept secret

Hundreds of Highland planning breaches kept secret

Hundreds of Highland planning breaches kept secret

22 February 2024

Highland Council is investigating hundreds of land owners and developers for breaching planning rules, without sharing details online.


Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

21 February 2024

Focus on attainment was lost as councillors defend officials over a 'judgmental' education report critical of primary school staff.


Questions remains as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

Questions remains as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

Questions remains as Highland Council issues statement about its budget

21 February 2024

Council leader Raymond Bremner said: 'It has been our priority to protect jobs and services wherever possible.'


Dingwall groups learn of success of regeneration funding bids

Dingwall groups learn of success of regeneration funding bids

Dingwall groups learn of success of regeneration funding bids

21 February 2024

Projects tackling loneliness and isolation, offering a step-up to anglers and enhancing a Dingwall 'craft village' vision have been given a boost.


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