A former board member of the national Gaelic development agency, Bord na Gaidhlig, has criticised the organisation over its failure to adopt a more radical approach to the provision of Gaelic medium education.
A retired GP has backed plans for "local heroes" as part of rural care services - but warned they will have to be paid.
A former Highland Council leader has cast doubt on whether the Liberal Democrats will ever be a electoral force again.
The former leader of Highland Council is angry that Scotland is not getting a devolved Coastguard agency.
A former leader of Highland Council has accused the local authority of using European legislation as "an excuse" not to subsidise the Corran Ferry.
The drive to recruit more women as retained firefighters will require toilet and changing facilities at stations across the Highlands and islands to be upgraded, councillors have been told.
Dr Michael Foxley, retired GP and former leader of Highland Council, has taken up a new post as chairman of the University of the Highlands and Islands’ new further education regional board.