The Western Isles area has the greatest proportion of overweight or obese primary one children of any local authority in Scotland.
More than 1,000 teaching posts across the north and north-east have had to be re-advertised over the past three years because of a failure to fill vacancies first time round.
Children as young as eight have been reported for housebreaking in the Highlands, new official figures show.
A string of north and north-east MSPs are facing a backlash over their second jobs – with one potentially topping up their Holyrood salary by the equivalent of £14,000 per day.
More than 16,000 scheduled ambulance journeys were cancelled across Scotland in the last year amid rising demand and staff and resource shortages, according to new figures.
Nursing applications from EU countries have plummeted since the Brexit vote last year.
The Scottish Government was accused last night of using Brexit as an excuse to pursue its "holy grail" of independence above all else.
Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison has unveiled nearly £72million of funding for general practice.
HIE is nothing short of vital for the Highlands and Islands. It is vital for the economy: by supporting new and existing businesses and social enterprises.
He has accused “posh boy” David Cameron of running away from a debate with First Minister and leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon.