Mainland Highland's biggest single business project has kick-started a new industrial revolution promising 2,000 jobs, hundreds of new homes and massive economic spin-off.
Private talks with an MSP aimed at re-routing a bypass for Nairn have evolved into a public petition.
Academics have clashed with politicians and developers over the amount of power generated by windfarms, as green energy targets are missed on both sides of the border.
Highland councillors will make their own observations on Tuesday about the next line of super pylons planned for the north, linking substations along the 100-mile route from Kintore in Aberdeenshire to Beauly where it links in to the Denny transmission line.
A major review of traffic chaos on the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen road through Nairn is on the cards amid anger at worsening gridlock.
The SNP Government is obsessed with lining the pockets of foreign windfarm developers, according to campaigners who have condemned a summit planned for today, hosted by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.