Spending on education, culture and roads in the north and north-east has been slashed by more than £230 million in real terms over the last decade.
Highlands and islands Green MSP John Finnie
A Highlands and Islands politician has backed a group of young activists campaigning for more government action to tackle climate change.
Nearly two thirds of new teachers employed in north and north-east schools under a Scottish Government scheme to close the attainment gap are on temporary contracts.
Shocking figures have revealed that an average of 10 drug users now die every month in northern Scotland – including one tragedy each week in Aberdeen.
Hopes have been raised that the northern isles could soon secure improved ferry services after it was confirmed that the routes will be put out to tender again.