Fire chiefs last night defended the transfer of control rooms to Dundee - but admitted they were "rectifying" a number of systems and procedures following December's controversial shutdowns in Inverness and Aberdeen.
The north's police chief has been replaced after just a year in the job, it can be revealed.
Council bosses in the north and north east have raised just £3omillion from developers in the past five years, new figures show.
Airport operators have apologised after peak-time gridlock caused problems for passengers trying to park at Dalcross.
Five councils across the north are joining forces to improve the crumbling roads network.
SSE's preferred route for a giant 100-mile from Beauly to Kintore has been branded "environmental vandalism" by a local politician.
Windfarm bosses have insisted that a multi-millin pound windfarm off the coast of Caithness will be a boon in terms of jobs and money.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has given a clear indication that Kinloss Barracks has a future - but that Fort George may not.
Controversial plans to reshape parliamentary constituencies in the north will be discussed at a meeting in Inverness next month.
A long-awaited Nairn bypass will leave some surrounding communities "disconnected", according to angry residents.
A courageous teenager who survived childhood cancer led the charge at a colourful fundraising event that yesterday attracted more than 1,000 entrants in Inverness.
A ferocious war of words over the future of two military bases in the north has escalated with a Scottish Government minister branding the UK Government "disrespectful."
A Buddhist community is celebrating approval of plans to expand its meditation retreat in the Highlands.
Dualling of the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen route is another step closer today with confirmation of a multimillion-pound contract being awarded for the next stage - between Auldearn and Fochabers.
Colleges across the north could grind to a halt today because of an escalating pay dispute.
An investment bonanza agreed yesterday has promised to create hundreds of north jobs and deliver a massive boost to the economy.
Flags are flying at half mast for a churchman and former school rector who died on Christmas Day.
Relatives of a Highland-born policeman murdered while on duty abroad more than a century ago are being invited to a ceremony in his honour.
There is hope of at least a medium-term solution to a financial crisis that has threatened the future of Nairn's hydrotherapy pool.
The Scottish Government last night promised to contact activists who want a "summit for communities" to openly debate windfarms with Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.
NHS Highland chiefs have declined an invitation to attend a public meeting tomorrow over their moves to sever funding to a privately run hydrotherapy pool at Nairn Hospital.
There is optimism that an emergency meeting next Monday could provide an interim solution to a looming financial crisis facing the privately run hydrotherapy pool at Nairn Hospital.