An electrical contractor has been banned from driving for drinking beer inside his van while awaiting assistance after it became damaged during a snowstorm.
The Scottish Government has approved a controversial power line project - prompting fury from campaigners who wanted to protect the countryside.
Moray's MSP has reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring the region does not become blighted by a "web of pylons".
Moray motorists are being warned of delays later this month when giant pieces of electrical equipment are transported along a 13-mile stretch of the region.
A firm has offered to plant replacement trees in a bid to win approval for a controversial power line through the Speyside countryside.
SSE's preferred route for a giant 100-mile from Beauly to Kintore has been branded "environmental vandalism" by a local politician.
Plans for a £2.1billion windfarm which could generate thousands of jobs took a giant step forward yesterday as councillors paved the way for it to be connected to the National Grid.
Preparation work on a multimillion-pound project to upgrade the Blackhillock electricity substation near Keith has begun.