Shoplifting incidents in Inverness have increased by almost 30% in the past year, sparking concerns about the benefits system.
Councillor Alasdair Christie
Highland Council leadership team says it holds out no great hope of closing its £66.7m budget gap in the light of the Scottish Government’s local government settlement announcement yesterday for 2019/20.
A radical culture change by Highland Council towards its staff and communities is well under way, the council’s leadership team told the P&J yesterday.
A Highland councillor has warned of a potential ‘tsunami’ of homelessness in light of the fragility of many residents’ finances.
The wages and expense bill for Highland councillors increased last year - but only by £435.
Controversial proposals to build a new community school on Skye have been called in by Scottish ministers.
Highland Council's plans to amalgamate four Skye schools have been called in by the Scottish Government.
More than 1,200 people - including pupils and parents - have signed a petition calling for Highland Council to retain study leave for students taking exams.
More detail is needed before any decisions are taken on how to tackle impending overcrowding at Inverness primary schools, a senior Highland councillor said yesterday.
A proposal to employ a commercial manager devoted to exploiting opportunities for making money was derailed by members of the resources committee today.
Councillors have chosen their preferred site for the new ages 3-18 campus in Easter Ross.
Councillors say that proposals to increase charges for community groups using schools could be a disaster for sport in the Highlands.
Now is the perfect time for Inverness youngsters to move into the construction industry, according to Highland councillor Alasdair Christie.
A project to build new primary schools in Fort William has taken a major step forward.