Transport chiefs are facing fresh demands for investment after figures showed that traffic has soared by up to 140% on some of the roads that now form the North Coast 500.
Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone
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.
The UK and Scottish governments were under pressure last night to step in and help Highland Council save rural banking services.
A Labour frontbencher has claimed that north Sutherland was chosen to host the UK’s first spaceport because it is “close” to Tory seats – despite the nearest being 100-miles away.
Plans to create a "British Cape Canaveral" in the north Highlands could support 400 jobs and help "reverse" population decline in fragile communities.