The Highlands have been put "at risk" by the exclusion of the SNP from the council's coalition, nationalists have claimed.
The main opposition party on Highland Council last night pledged to be "co-operative and not obstructive", despite a bad-tempered start to the new term.
Millions of pounds have been paid to carers to sit idle despite a staff shortage and massive budget cuts at NHS Highland, union leaders have claimed.
All five political groups within Highland Council are engaged in talks to shape a possible coalition administration in the wake of the local authority elections.
Police have issued an appeal for information after a home in Wick was broken into.
Highland MSP said she met defence secretary to discuss Fort George… When she had actually met his junior
A Highlands MSP has had to correct Holyrood's official record after mistakenly stating she had met UK defence secretary Michael Fallon.
Campaigners fear the Highland landscape could be blighted with dozens of new windfarms after a radical review of council planning policy.
Police are considering a complaint that a Highland Council election candidate adopted a new surname to feature more prominently on ballot papers.
Even before you step across the threshold of Kirk House, you can tell from the outside this house is going to be an interesting one.
Pippa Middleton is believed to be planning a Highland honeymoon.
Union leaders have claimed teaching staff have not been consulted about a reduction in the Highland school week, which will be introduced over an 18-month period from August.
Three staff have been suspended after an inquiry was launched into the handling of contracts at a Highland Council depot, the Press and Journal can reveal.
There have been fond tributes to veteran Highland councillor John Rosie, who died on Wednesday.
Enforced change and numerous retirements at Highland Council will guarantee new faces at the region's biggest local authority next month.
Plea for Highland health bosses to seek emergency government funding to help with £100million black hole
Campaigners have urged Highland health chiefs to seek emergency Scottish Government funding to help with a £100million black hole.
A bereaved family have spoken of their relief after winning a long-running court action against Highland Council.
Highland health campaigners are heading to Holyrood with a 5,000-signature petition demanding better services.
Highland health chiefs provoked fury last night by announcing the "temporary" closure of an emergency care unit at a hospital in Caithness.
Councillors yesterday agreed to spend half of an additional £2million from the Scottish Government on improving Highland roads.
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.
An Oban charity is seeking volunteer tradesmen to help provide a dedicated drop-in centre in the town for cancer sufferers.
Plans to invest an extra £1million in Highland roads next year would still be woefully short of the amount needed to bring them up to scratch, according to opposition councillors.
Highland Council has set itself the target of installing life-saving defibrillators at every secondary school.
There has been universal support for the massive new investment.
A former Highland police chief has condemned "centralisation" of the force, claiming it has lost its ability to communicate.
Senior councillors want an "independent" review of the controversial downgrading of maternity services in Caithness amid claims it has left patient safety at risk.
The Scottish Government was last night accused of causing delays to vital investment in north schools by failing to pass on millions of pounds in funding.
The A9 is blocked in two places after crashes near the Cromarty Bridge and Dalmore.
Highland Council has pledged to rectify new webcast equipment that crashed within minutes on its first day of operation at Thursday's Inverness City Committee.
Highland Council needs twice as much money as is currently available to bring Inverness's full-to-bursting schools up to scratch.
The top award at this year's National Stallion Show - the Prince of Wales Trophy - went to the Clydesdale yearling filly, Ord Tinkerbell, from Eric and Miranda Johnstone of Muir of Ord.
Winds of up to 75mph that battered parts of the northern Highlands yesterday will be followed by heavy snowfall in many areas today, according to forecasters.