A Highland and Islands MSP has condemned Scotrail for “dragging its feet” after taking three months to repair an overcharging ticket machine in Nairn.
Less than half of NHS Highland workers were vaccinated against the potentially deadly winter flu virus last year – “posing some degree of risk to patients and colleagues”, health bosses have warned.
An ambitious £250,000, three-year plan to boost adventure tourism in the north – believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland – has been revealed.
Hundreds of NHS Highland patients are being left in debiltating pain for more than a year as they await knee replacement surgery.
Fears are being voiced that the exemption of air passenger tax in the Highlands and Islands could be axed following a recent Scottish Government decision regarding climate change.
The report into the NHS bullying scandal exposes close management-staff friendships and family ties within the organisation as probable causes for many allegations being ignored.
The new chief of crisis-hit NHS Highland has admitted bullying exists within the health authority ahead of the findings from a QC-led inquiry being revealed today in the Scottish Parliament.
A biomass boiler which formed part of a £3million “green” heating system at the north’s flagship hospital – hailed for potentially saving NHS Highland £1m a year – has lain dormant for four years after a horror explosion, sparking fury among politicians.
Labour’s shadow health minister and north MSP, David Stewart, has backed the general principles of a new Bill which would introduce a ‘soft opt-out’ system for organ donation.
Cash-strapped NHS Highland splashed out almost £2million in compensation to patients last year – and £5m in the last five years – for a catalogue of errors.
The use of a potentially deadly synthetic drug sold as an alternative to LSD – known as N-Bomb – is on the increase in the Highlands, health bosses have warned.
Campaigners claiming there is a lack of investment in the Highland rail network fear it will result in more freight being transported on the A9 as the road improves.
Motorists and commuters on the A96 were left victim to another unscheduled batch of temporary traffic lights being suddently put in place without notification - this time for repairs to the collapse of a manhole on the route.
Property owners across the Highlands may be required to regularly survey their buildings as Highlands and Islands MSP David Stewart considers the need for a change in legislation.
The north’s biggest hospital was thrown into chaos yesterday after a basement flood led to its computer system being shut down.