Highland Council bosses yesterday admitted that a lack of governance is behind the local authority’s current financial crisis.
Councillor Alister Mackinnon
Highland councillors yesterday pressed officers from the council's IT department for answers about delays in the roll-out of new software and hardware upgrades.
Highland Council's budget leader Alister Mackinnon brought a glimmer of cheer to councillors on Corporate Resources committee in Inverness yesterday when he confirmed the council has halved its projected overspend and was hopeful of achieving a balanced budget or 'maybe even an underspend.'
Highland Council has launched a new video showing parents the benefits of their children being bilingual.
Highland Council will today begin consulting with its staff and the public to seek ways to make multi-million pound savings.
Highland Council yesterday announced it has allocated a further £1.5million funding towards mending roads in a state of disrepair across the region - but they faced questions over where the money will go.
Cash-strapped Highland Council has bowed to public pressure and delayed plans to axe 29 rural toilets - aimed to make annual savings £338,000 a year.
Highland Council aims to generate a £4million profit after agreeing to invest £2.3m on installing solar panels on buildings across its estate.
The Highland Council have forecasted a potential financial year overspend of £2.2 million in its winter maintenance budget.
A north community counicl leader has voiced concerns for the future of the organisations in the wake of Highland Council’s decision to cut their income by half in a bid to make essential savings.
Councillors have demanded urgent talks with the fire service after it emerged that only four of the town's 17 firefighters turned out to tackle a serious blaze which destroyed a building.
Councillors have demanded more information about the cost of providing transport for children attending Gaelic medium primary schools.