Thousands of college staff in Scotland are poised to receive a pay rise after a £14million deal was struck with trade unions.
The UK Government was under fresh pressure last night to end its “energy tax” on communities in the north and north-east.
Shock figures have revealed a “staggering” spike in the number of people dying in the north-east last winter.
The academic at the centre of Robert Gordon University’s cronyism row privately dismissed the issue as a “conspiracy theory”.
A new phrase was coined by the head of Highlands and Islands Enterprise last week to describe the region’s most pressing problem.
The boss of Britain’s advertising watchdog has vowed to “put a lid” on false delivery charge claims as he hailed the success of a recent crackdown.
A Scottish Government minister has warned the SPFL to ensure there is no repeat of the League Cup semi-final fiasco as hopes were raised of a breakthrough last night.
A new alloy wheel production plant in Fort William could help secure the UK’s car manufacturing industry after Brexit, it has been claimed.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has been criticised for refusing to meet a north-east campaign group battling for improved services for sufferers of a rare skin condition.
A review of 10 closure-threatened RBS branches was launched in June after the bank appointed accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael to conduct the study.
RBS was accused of dealing a “disastrous” blow to Highland communities last night after the bailed-out bank confirmed that four more local branches will be axed.
A north-east MSP spent almost £1,200 on meals in Edinburgh hotels last year, while another forked out £4,350 on postage stamps.
Nicola Sturgeon has signalled that the Scottish Government could perform a U-turn and grant councils the power to levy a “tourist tax”.
The boss of the firm which owns CalMac ferries and harbours around the country has said that current investment levels are less than half of the amount required.
Live music venues have moved a major step closer to securing more legal protections against new housing developments.
A Scottish Government minister has vowed to ask the operators of a new steam train called “The Aberdonian” why Aberdonians can not get on board.
MSPs have been told that Brexit it is the “biggest challenge” facing the Highlands and islands – and that it could jeopardise the booming tourism and food and drink sectors.
Crime in Aberdeen, Shetland and the Western Isles has plummeted by 12% in the last year – the biggest reductions in Scotland.
A suspected cancer sufferer in the Highlands has been waiting 289 days for treatment – the longest delay in Scotland.
Concerns have been raised after new figures exposed a “vast disparity” in the number of classroom assistants in schools across Scotland.
New research has shown that whisky production levels reduce when taxes are hiked up by the government.
A controversial business relationship that was at the heart of Robert Gordon University’s “cronyism” row has now been terminated.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has been urged to order a review into the way it serves rural communities as MSPs joined forces to condemn bank branch closures yesterday.
An inquiry into the “jobs for the boys” controversy at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen will get under way this week.
Residents in remote communities in Scotland have been told they should work longer into their old age rather than relying on immigration to boost fragile populations.
A leading academic has told MSPs that a cut in school subject choice in many areas has created a “postcode lottery” for pupils.
RAF Lossiemouth could be used as a key bargaining tool to secure Nato membership for an independent Scotland, it has been claimed.
Nicola Sturgeon has been taking time out of her busy schedule to respond to touching letters from young children who are eager to see wolves reintroduced to the Highlands.
An SNP MSP has called on the Scottish Government to hold a consultation on the proposed introduction of a “tourist tax” in the Highlands.
Right now, it would appear to be a historic blunder that has left Britain deeply divided and stumbling towards the abyss.
The power to tax tourists could enable councils in the Highlands and Aberdeen to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in local infrastructure and facilities.
A powerful watchdog has warned that mental health services for children are too “complex and fragmented” and the system is under “significant pressure”.