Children have been left "absolutely gutted" by the cancellation of an annual dance contest which had become one of the highlights of their year.
Highland Council has committed to initiating an action plan to address the concerns of local residents in Dingwall following a spate of flash flooding in the town.
Highland Council’s budget leader has given the P&J exclusive insight into the radical changes the local authority is making to deal with a funding shortfall of more than £30million this year, and further cuts anticipated in the coming years.
Highland Council bosses have warned of a 'challenging scenario' after receiving millions of pounds less in funding than expected.
A recovering alcoholic plans to open up a nightclub with a difference - the first booze free venue in the north-east.
With Highland Council’s reserves down to their lowest level ever and a budget overspend, “there is absolutely no wriggle room to manage significant pressures” warned council budget leader Alister Mackinnon yesterday.
Dingwall parking campaigners have accused Highland Council of a “fait accompli” after it emerged parking meters have already been ordered despite promises of consultation.
Highland Council’s budget leader last night pledged to “catapult” a replacement for a crumbling specialist school into its spending plans if funding is not forthcoming from the Scottish Government.
The Highland’s budget leader is optimistic there is a long-term solution to tackling the authority’s £200 million housing debt after meeting with a senior UK Treasury minister in London yesterday.
Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson and budget leader Alister MacKinnon are in talks with senior UK Government ministers today in a bid to scrap the authority’s £200 million housing debt.