Specialists in the oil and whisky sectors should be recruited for the UK's overseas trade missions in a drive to boost Scottish exports, according to a new report.
Almost 200 homes in the north and north-east have been bought using the UK Government's controversial Help to Buy scheme.
Chief Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander has dismissed a poll claiming he is on course to lose his Highland seat.
Martin Boon, ICM director, defends poll showing Danny Alexander could lose his Inverness seat after criticism from the MP’s office. Mr Boon said the firm’s methods were considered “the gold standard”.
Danny Alexander’s spokesman: “Only 309 people contributed to the voting intention question – that is less than half of 1% of 72,500 in the constituency”
Danny Alexander dismisses poll, saying: “The sample size is too small to be reliable and the whole methodology used has been criticised by other polling companies.”
Chief Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander releases statement saying poll showing he will lose his Highland seat “does not bear scrutiny”.
Chief Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander would lose his Highland seat if there was a general election tomorrow, a new poll has shown.
Poll also shows 47% of people in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey can’t name Danny Alexander as their local MP.
Poll shows Danny Alexander would lose Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey in a general election – finishing third behind the SNP and Labour.
Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott quits party in row over poll in Nick Clegg’s seat. And reveals he has another poll – in Danny Alexander’s Highland constituency – being published now.
The UK Government was accused of "cooking the books" last night after an academic said his work had been "badly misrepresented" in a report on independence.
Labour has published new figures showing a rise in gender inequality when it comes to workers' pay.
Fellow Highlanders Danny Alexander, the chief secretary to the Treasury, and Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael, do not feature in the top five favoured leaders in new Lib Dem Voice poll.
Former Lib Dem leader and Highland MP Charles Kennedy is the fifth favourite of party members to take the helm again if Nick Clegg quits, a new poll shows. Tim Farron tops list, then Vince Cable.
A new war of words has broken out over the EU membership of an independent Scotland.
Ukip's Nigel Farage turned the sights of his "people's army" towards Westminster yesterday as the established parties struggled to stem the fall-out from the European elections.
The Treasury has claimed that Scotland is already spending its entire share of North Sea oil revenues - and would need enough immigrants to fill Edinburgh to plug a workforce gap after independence.
Fresh fears have been raised about the future of postal services to rural areas after Royal Mail questioned the advantages enjoyed by rivals.
The competition watchdog has proposed tougher rules which could help cut the cost of fuel on the Western Isles.
Military chiefs are poised to spend up to £7million on a "hush house" to test RAF Lossiemouth's new supersonic Typhoon jets without disturbing locals.
The president of the CBI will vow today that the recent row over its campaign against independence would not stop the business group raising questions "without fear or favour".
Prime Minister David Cameron has again been forced to deny that he would have to stand down if Scotland votes for independence in September.
A group of MPs provoked an angry response from the SNP yesterday after urging Scottish ministers not to delay scrapping the so-called "bedroom tax".
Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran will today accuse independence supporters of a "failure of logic" for wanting to break away from the richest part of the UK.
The Scottish Government may need permission from Westminster to start negotiating an independence deal after a "yes" vote, it has been claimed.
David Cameron yesterday claimed to have a "track record" of providing devolution as he appealed for voters to reject independence.
Prime Minister David Cameron has been challenged to explain low levels of financial support for rural communities as he embarks on a two-day visit to Scotland.
Chancellor George Osborne has refused to back down from his opposition to a currency union as the Treasury's top official warned that Aberdeen would be put at risk by independence.
UK Government ministers are under growing pressure to publish the findings of a "secret" taxpayer-funded poll on Scottish independence.
The Civil Aviation Authority backs down in row over helicopter safety changes, pushing back its deadline after North Sea industry leaders warned it could backfire and endanger workers.