Campaigners believe a decision to hold an inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh could pave the way for a probe into the 2012 RAF Tornado crash over the Moray Firth.
The public spending watchdog has raised fears that opportunities may have been "missed" when multi-million-pound City Deals were agreed for Aberdeen and Inverness.
About £70 million of government cash has been spent so far on the City Region Deals for Aberdeen and Inverness.
A former serviceman who appeared in The P&J’s VE Day coverage in 1945 has finally got hold of a copy – almost 75 years after first seeking one out.
Inverness Castle could be opened up to the public next year before renovation work gets under way to transform it into a major visitor attraction.
Transport chiefs have been urged to accelerate work on long-awaited schemes to end traffic gridlock in Inverness.
A new multimillion pound City Region Deal could be pursued for the Highlands to stem dramatic population decline and repair crumbling infrastructure outside Inverness.
Health boards in northern Scotland carried out 88 reviews into blunders which caused harm to patients last year – including at least four which involved a death.
Councils in the north and north-east are among the most regular users of controversial powers to carry out covert operations, it has emerged.
Council officials in Aberdeenshire have used their powers to go undercover and carry out surveillance to target illegal puppy farms.
Official figures show that more than 7,800 baby boxes were delivered to expectant parents in the north and north-east during 2019.
Official figures show that more than four million vehicles were counted on just one section of the £745 million Aberdeen bypass in 2019.
New Year Honours: Recognition for 96-year-old Highland woman who tended the graves of Indian servicemen
A 96-year-old Highland woman, who spent seven decades tending the graves of Indian servicemen from the Second World War, is to receive the British Empire Medal (BEM).
The head teacher of a tiny school in the Highlands has been made an MBE just months after the primary became the first in the region to be rated "excellent" by inspectors.
A stalwart of the Orkney Auction Mart has been made an MBE for his services to agriculture and to the rural community in Scotland.
A Scottish farming leader has dedicated his OBE to the hundreds of volunteers and staff who help stage the Royal Highland Show and countless other events each year.
A leading trade union has demanded talks after raising "significant concerns" about the way colleges on Shetland are to be merged into one institution.
Taxpayers are facing an extra £64 million bill to resolve a legal dispute with the consortium that built the Aberdeen bypass.
The SNP has used recent tariffs imposed on Scottish firms to warn about the risk of a "vindictive" approach by the United States to talks on future trade with the UK.
The Scottish Government has demanded action to ensure that a proposed overhaul of UK immigration does not have a "serious impact" on fragile communities.
A probe into a six-figure payment to the former principal of Aberdeen University is expected to publish its findings next month.
The leader of Highland Council has demanded urgent talks with military chiefs amid uncertainty over the future of the historic Fort George barracks.
Even the most enthusiastic political activist or anorak would be reluctant to spend today contemplating the next Westminster election, but it is already shaping up to be a fascinating contest.
The most decisive of election results has left Scotland and the UK facing the most uncertain of futures.
Dozens of NHS payroll staff in the Highlands or Grampian could face "redeployment" under fresh plans to merge services.
Constituency profile: The Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross seat is rarely as straightforward as it seems
Life in the UK’s most northerly mainland constituency is not all about rockets, radioactivity or the nation’s answer to Route 66.
One of the biggest scalps in UK politics was taken in Moray when Douglas Ross ousted SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson two-and-a-half years ago.
Plans to build the UK’s first vertical-launching spaceport in the Highlands have been delayed so that changes can be made to its design.
A senior UK Government minister has accused the SNP of "squeezing dry" the north-east and spending its money elsewhere.
Senior politicians have had to step in to resurrect a tourism project designed to save the last ferry operating between two points on the east coast of the Scottish mainland.
The firm behind "plastic roads" has urged Scottish authorities to catch-up with their counterparts south of the border in realising the potential of the technology.
Plastic waste could soon be used to build roads in northern Scotland after local transport chiefs agreed to trial the pioneering technique.