Scottish ministers will gather today in Inverness to discuss climate change and population growth in the north.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney
Organisers of The Royal National Mod are looking ahead to record numbers for the festival’s return this weekend.
Construction of a multi-million pound school complex in one of Inverness’s most deprived areas is beginning to take shape – eight months after construction started.
The first minister flew into the north-east yesterday to unveil a £1billion spending plan for new schools across Scotland.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney yesterday offered light at the end of the tunnel in the Tain school campus saga by recognising the “urgency” for a replacement.
Deputy First Minister visits Nairn to hear about innovative project aimed at getting kids into farming and food and drink industries
Deputy First Minister John Swinney visited Nairn Academy to hear about an innovative project aimed at preparing youngsters for careers in the farming and food and drink industries.
Exam chiefs lowered the pass threshold for maths across the board and performance still dipped, it has been revealed.
The delivery of a much-needed 21st century new school and community hub in a Skye village has taken an important step closer.
A massive project for a marina and facilities at Stornoway Harbour received a £3.5million funding boost from enterprise chiefs yesterday.
Calls for a new school to be built in the north of Skye were heightened yesterday after shocking footage emerged of water pouring into a basement beneath a classroom in Dunvegan.
Concerns have been raised after new figures exposed a “vast disparity” in the number of classroom assistants in schools across Scotland.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney said young Scots needed to be involved in national policy-making “absolutely routine”.
A leading academic has told MSPs that a cut in school subject choice in many areas has created a “postcode lottery” for pupils.
New £55 million school in Inverurie reaches ‘milestone’ as Deputy First Minister John Swinney attends Topping Off ceremony
A “milestone” steel beam was anchored into place yesterday as work continues on the new £55million Inverurie Community Campus.
Organisers of the Blas Festival yesterday announced this year’s line-up and revealed young musicians and composers would play a prominent part of the event as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People.
Schools in the Highlands and Aberdeen will benefit from a cash boost of almost £2million to help try to close the attainment gap.
Hundreds of schools in the north and north-east are set to benefit from more than £13million from the Scottish Government’s Pupil Equity Fund.
A new £250,000 scheme will be unveiled today to help tackle the chronic teacher recruitment problems at rural schools in the north and north-east.
Shoppers have been urged to take action in the run-up to Christmas to stop companies “fleecing” them with unfair delivery charges.
North councils have been awarded £385,000 from the Scottish Government to "unlock the potential" of local schools.
Plans for a centre for Gaelic music, dance and cultural heritage in South Uist have won the backing of the Scottish Government.
John Swinney has admitted that high-profile cases in the Highlands show that the controversial Named Person scheme stops working if abusers simply opt out.
The UK Government's exporting roadshow will come to Aberdeen next month.
The SNP has been urged to “stop dragging its feet” on flooding and outline how it will spend £5 million of relief money the UK Government provided almost a fortnight ago.
Scotland's deputy first minister has announced more funding will be made available for councils - including Aberdeenshire - that have been hardest hit by severe flooding.
John Swinney has claimed Scotland's day-to-day budget will be slashed by almost 6% because of cuts by George Osborne.
Deputy first minister John Swinney has been revealed as the keynote speaker at a leading business awards event for the Highlands.
Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney has branded the UK Government’s emergency budget a “con trick” and a big attack on low income households and young people.
Firms owned by employees are taking today to celebrate a business model that is at the start of a growing trend in the UK.
Plans to build a world-leading new concert and conference venue in Aberdeen have been given a huge boost after winning £10million of backing from Scottish Enterprise.
New research published by the Scottish Government has showed that the North Sea remains the largest oil producer in the EU.
MSPs are today expected to back plans to lower the voting age to 16 for the Scottish Parliament election next year.