A 15-month ban on people entering a remote part of the Highlands because of a TV show that eventually flopped has been lifted by the council.
Councillors issued a dramatic snub yesterday to an attempt by the north's biggest theatre to reduce their influence on its operations.
They survived a year in the wilderness of the Highlands.
Planners have given permission for a a second series of a TV show set in the Highlands - even though viewers complained they had seen little of the first one.
Highland Council has chosen the run-up to Christmas to begin work introducing charges and fines in two of Inverness's most central car parks.
Highland Council is to start cracking down on rogue motorists using the authority's car parks.
Hundreds of youngsters will be "left on the streets" and vandalism will increase as a result of youth club grants being axed, a far north councillor has warned.
Highland Council yesterday reaffirmed £500,000 of cuts in grants to a raft of voluntary groups and community-run leisure venues over the next two years.
An MSP has urged councillors attending an emergency meeting today not to favour Eden Court in Inverness over the Nevis Centre in Fort William.
Leisure centres and voluntary groups dependent on lifeline council grants could learn this week if their funding has been cut or even withdrawn completely.
A special meeting to review controversial budget cuts affecting village halls and a plethora of voluntary organisations across the region will be held on November 10 at Highland Council's Inverness headquarters.
There have only been four episodes so far - but the makers of Eden have now told stunned locals they want to shoot a second series in the Scottish wilderness.
A TV series - billed as a unique social experiment to create a new, self-sufficient community in the Scottish wilderness - has seen more than a third of participants quit.
The boss of the Highlands' biggest theatre has issued a passionate plea to councillors not to scrap its funding in their next round of budget cuts.
It is supposed to be a brave new world.
More than 100 pupils are taking part in a novel biology lesson focussing on love as portrayed by the iconic 1980s Scottish movie Gregory's Girl.