A new partnership between a north-east college and a Japanese tech giant aimed at boosting digital skills has been officially opened.
The company taking over Highland Council's IT contract from Fujitsu is confident of doing the job more cheaply with half the number of staff while retaining jobs in the region.
Highland Council has slashed its IT bill by £11million by switching provider - but left a question mark over the future of more than 100 jobs.
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A major Easter Ross employer has been praised by the Consul General of Japan on a visit to the Highlands.
Japanese information technology giant Fujitsu has announced plans to add to its service centre workforce in Alness soon after moving to new premises in the town.