Highland councillors are in positive mode after a two day intensive seminar tackling the council’s ever-deepening budget challenge and looking at new ways of doing things.
Highland Council’s budget leader has given the P&J exclusive insight into the radical changes the local authority is making to deal with a funding shortfall of more than £30million this year, and further cuts anticipated in the coming years.
Police in Inverness closed a city street yesterday after debris fell from the roof of a property.
As part of the P&J’s week-long series on the challenges grieving families face when a loved one dies, Calum Ross today investigates the soaring cost of funerals.
Graveyards are on the brink of running out of space for new burials in dozens of communities across the north and north-east, it can be revealed.
A community owned school – which has been described as the first enterprise of its kind in Scotland – is looking for a new headteacher just three months after opening.
Local authorities have admitted they are under “pressure” to act on cemetery provision but insisted that “plans are in place” for many sites.
Highland rugby stalwart Alister Wemyss, who had latterly served as a coach for Highland Rugby Club, has died suddenly at the age of 62.
A Highland childcare service forced to close its doors before Christmas has been awarded a rescue package - saving over 40 jobs.
Highland rugby stalwart Alister ‘Porky’ Wemyss, who still served as a coach for Highland Rugby Club, has passed suddenly at the age of 62.
A man has been arrested after reports of "bogus workmen" in Fort William.
Hundreds of primary school pupils were evacuated from an Inverness school yesterday following fears of a suspected gas leak.
Pupils at Farr High School in the Highlands are celebrating after taking ownership of a brand new school bus thanks to funding from a local land conservation and tourism company.
Highland Council bosses have warned of a 'challenging scenario' after receiving millions of pounds less in funding than expected.
Mountaineers yesterday challenged Highland Council over its stewardship of one of Scotland’s most scenic and iconic glens.
Mountaineers have called on a local authority to reconsider its options over plans for hydro power construction schemes in a famous glen.
Protestors say proposed Skye aerodrome reopening will ‘subsidise rich people’s flights to the island’
Skye residents have urged agencies to think again over plans to trial the reintroduction of air services to the island’s Ashaig Airport.
Cash-strapped Highland Council has splashed out almost £1.2million on “secret settlements” with staff – sparking calls for greater scrutiny of public funds.
A Highland primary school has had to close to pupils today.
Council bosses have been urged to invest in training more apprentices to reduce spending on costly temporary agency workers.
Preparations are in place for the transfer of some school transport routes from Stagecoach to D&E Coaches.
Highland Council has issued an appeal to members of the public to come forward and share their views over proposals to make the area surrounding Academy Street and Inverness Railway Station more appealing.
Highland Council has said it is open to hearing ideas on how to attract teachers to the region.
Daughter and carer of elderly Aultbea couple facing deportation to Philippines following visa dispute
Concerns have been raised about the future of two Aultbea residents whose daughter has been refused a visa to stay in the UK.
Last winter, he waged a one-man battle against the Beast from the East to keep his neighbours mobile.
Plans for a ‘Gathering Place' at the heart of Inverness have taken a major step forward following the submission of a planning application.
Police are probing allegations of a race hate crime against a teacher at a Highland school.
Councils across the north have said they are facing multi-million pound funding shortfalls as a result of the annual grants announced by the Scottish Government this week.
Aberdeen council leaders have accused Derek Mackay of delivering a “Scrooge”-like budget that has cut almost £60 million to one of the city’s key funds for public services since 2016/17.
A holiday operator fears his business could go bust following the sudden closure of a historic north hotel he has made more than £40,000 worth of bookings at.
Hundreds of families from across the north braved the cold weather over the weekend for the city’s annual winter festival.
Hundreds of taxis are being banned from the roads every year for failing routine council safety checks.