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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.'


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

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.


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.


North MP backs 'abandoned' constituents as Save Our Rural Schools campaign stepped up

North MP backs 'abandoned' constituents as Save Our Rural Schools campaign stepped up

North MP backs 'abandoned' constituents as Save Our Rural Schools campaign stepped up

29 February 2024

"My constituents feel that they have been abandoned by government and local authorities."


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.


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


POLITICS MATTERS: It’s time for an urgent rethink on pension proposals

POLITICS MATTERS: It’s time for an urgent rethink on pension proposals

POLITICS MATTERS: It’s time for an urgent rethink on pension proposals

25 February 2024

People will face the impossible dilemma of being too old to work and too young to retire, says our columnist.


Students at UHI Inverness 'grill' Highland MSP on Rwanda issues, trans rights and SNP policy

Students at UHI Inverness 'grill' Highland MSP on Rwanda issues, trans rights and SNP policy

Students at UHI Inverness 'grill' Highland MSP on Rwanda issues, trans rights and SNP policy

24 February 2024

MSP Emma Roddick was invited to talk to the HNC Social Sciences and NC Social Science level 6 classes at UHI Inverness.


WATCH: Sending pregnant women to Aberdeen or Perth would be 'totally unacceptable'

WATCH: Sending pregnant women to Aberdeen or Perth would be 'totally unacceptable'

WATCH: Sending pregnant women to Aberdeen or Perth would be 'totally unacceptable'

23 February 2024

Edward Mountain warns expectant mothers could travelling 'to Aberdeen or even Perth if the situation at Raigmore isn’t sorted out.'


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.’


Verdict is in on Wester Ross and Lochalsh national park proposal

Verdict is in on Wester Ross and Lochalsh national park proposal

Verdict is in on Wester Ross and Lochalsh national park proposal

21 February 2024

'We think it is important to respect the majority of those who were able to respond.'


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.'


Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

Exclusive: Highland Council budget includes potential job losses and adult social care cuts

20 February 2024

But there is little information on roads spending as the £602.5 million budget seeks to plug a £65 million blackhole.


Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

19 February 2024

Councillor Helen Crawford says asking 'teachers to mark more generously' is 'just a big sticking plaster.'


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