NHS Highland has been given the go ahead for progress moves to redesign health services in a rural part of the Highlands.
Councillor Jaci Douglas
Highland Council yesterday rallied to help workers at a Strathspey fish factory whose workers face losing their jobs.
The power struggle at Highland Council shows no sign of abating, with SNP members saying they feel "betrayed" by their former Liberal Democrat partners.
Opposition councillors' attempts to scrap the council tax freeze in Highland have been defeated.
Plans to cut secondary school staffing by 1% will be postponed for a year after a last minute change of heart by the Highland Council administration yesterday.
Five breakaway Highland councillors have formed their own group - claiming they will fight to protect communities throughout the region.
The cost of burials, cremations and school meals could all soar as Highland Council battles to slash its spending by tens of millions of pounds.
A senior education union official last night raised serious concerns about the impact of the cuts on school pupils in the north, and said axing teaching posts would be a "betrayal".
Schools across Highland have lost hundreds of hours of teaching time because of heating breakdowns, councillors said yesterday.