Politicians have called on the Scottish Government and CalMac to conduct a “lessons learnt” exercise around this year’s Stornoway and Barra dry dock replacement - to ensure more successful planning and deployment in future.
Labour MSP Rhoda Grant
A notorious accident hotspot on the A9 in Ross-shire could be redesigned as Transport Scotland considers implementing roundabouts to improve road safety.
Plans to revitalise Cairngorm Mountain after the funicular was put out of action last year are being progressed by community leaders.
An urgent review into emergency air transport for pregnant woman in the remote Highlands and islands is being called for - and has received the backing of a mum of premature twins born 50 miles apart in a road ambulance dash.
Plans to shut two more rural primary schools in Sutherland – making it four in less than three years – has been branded “another era of the Clearances”.
A health watchdog has raised concerns over patient care files and treatment plans at the Highlands main psychiatric hospital.
Psychiatric patients in the Western Isles are being transferred miles from their homes because of a lack of beds in the Highlands and islands, a mental health watchdog has warned.
Scottish Natural Heritage under fire for splashing out £1 million on specialist consultants in one year
Inverness-based environmental agency Scottish Natural Heritage has been blasted for splashing out more than £1million on specialist consultants in a single year – despite having a staff of more than 700.
Furious politicians have slammed airport bosses for splashing out £12million on specialist and publicity fees in the past six years.
Students from across the north have spoken of their Brexit fears at a conference in Inverness yesterday.
Dozens of firefighters in the north were attacked while on duty over the last six years, it can be revealed.
A report into the safety of the Cairngorm funicular railway has been further delayed – and will not be published until after the New Year.
The last reported flight taking high-grade nuclear material from Dounreay in Caithnesss has taken place.
It is a office tradition at Christmas that can be hit-and-miss - are you sure your boss wants that mug with a rude slogan on it?
An Inverness suffragette who led the way in the women’s rights movement is being recognised by UK parliament as they mark the 100th anniversary of the first women getting the vote.
Lifeline flights at airports across the Highlands and Islands could be grounded over Christmas by a threat of strike action from air traffic controllers over a pay dispute.
Mountain rescuers will be supported by a police helicopter in certain circumstances after they claimed that their lives were being put at risk.
A Scottish Government minister has said that he hopes a multi-million-pound growth deal with Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles can been struck as “quickly as possible”.
Rail bosses have sparked anger by disrupting the north train service for five Sundays in a row - because of work going on more than 100 miles away.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said there is “no legal basis” to suspend Alex Salmond from the SNP, following accusations of sexual harassment.
The rate of new business start-ups in the Highlands are slower than anywhere else in the country – sparking calls for action to support new blood across the north and boost the economy.
Nicola Sturgeon’s reshuffle left in disarray over north-east MSP Gillian Martin’s offensive blog posts
Nicola Sturgeon’s long-awaited reshuffle was left in disarray yesterday after she was forced to a sack a new minister within hours of announcing her appointment.
Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald will have to wait another week to find out if he will be punished over harassment allegations.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has been challenged on efforts to cut waiting times for children’s health services in the Highlands.
A Wester Ross community was celebrating last night after Scottish Water withdrew plans to reduce treatment of waste water after a public outcry.
New police jobs have been promised for Inverness - but the city’s control room will be shut down in January.