NHS Highland's new boss has hit back at the board's critics - and insisted the region is ready to lead the country through the "challenging times" ahead.
Councillor David Alston
Plans for a multimillion-pound upgrade of Inverness rail station have been hailed as evidence of an "unprecedented" boom in the city.
A short Highland ferry service which was cancelled this summer could be poised to return next year.
The civilian watchdog for Police Scotland has been accused of taking a "backward step" after it emerged the board is to reverse a policy of meeting around the country.
Companies owing Highland Council money could find their bad debts are aired in public in the future.
A senior north councillor has accused NHS Highland of "not knowing what they are doing" in providing adult care services.
A Liberal Democrat has quit Highland Council's ruling coalition - claiming he feels unable to represent his constituents within the administration.
People across the north are being urged to say No to armed police patrols on the streets of the Highlands and islands.
A question mark hangs over the future of Highland Council's SNP-led coalition in the wake of the Scottish referendum.
An accident in which a police officer shot himself with his electric taser highlights the need for caution over the routine arming of police in the north, it was claimed yesterday.
Providing free school meals to the Highland's youngest pupils could require a £5million investment, councillors have been told.
A senior Highland councillor has launched a blistering attack on Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill and urged him to resign.
Press and Journal readers have said No to having armed police on routine patrol in the north.
Kenny MacAskill can expect to come under heavy fire today for allowing armed police to become a common sight on Scottish streets.
Police and councillors remained at loggerheads over the force's controversial firearms policy last night after three hours of crisis talks ended in stalemate.