Jobs will go and help for vulnerable people withdrawn as the result of a cut to council funding for citizens advice bureaux in the north.
The boss of the north's busiest citizens advice bureau has warned a 20% cut in funding would result in job cuts - just as more and more people need help.
Highland Council is to lease one of its more unusual assets - a mussel fishery dating back to the early 17th century.
Veteran Highland councillor David Alston, has stepped down as the local authority's Liberal Democrat group leader.
The new Tory government's policies will open the floodgates for food banks across the north, according to the boss of the Highlands' Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).