Senior Liberal Democrats will today raise the prospect of creating a powerful new body dedicated to addressing the needs of the Highlands and islands.
The Scottish Government could be forced by law to devolve more power to the northern and western isles.
A leading Liberal Democrat in the Highlands has revealed he is planning to vote Yes to Scottish independence.
The Scottish Government has been criticised for not ensuring more affordable homes have been built across the country.
A full formal review of the arming of police officers has been called for by the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
A former north-east MSP has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Aberdeenshire West for the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections.
Paramedics took longer than 20 minutes to respond to more than 1,000 life-threatening incidents across the north and north-east in the last 12 months.
New road safety measures are being introduced at an Aberdeen school to cut down on rogue parking.
First Minister Alex Salmond is under pressure to sack one of his special advisers who has been accused of using "bully-boy" tactics to attack a mother who opposes independence.
Calum Ross, the P&J's Westminster correspondent, looks at the state of the coalition on the eve of the Queen's Speech.
A north-east politics expert has claimed pro-UK politicians have allowed the SNP to position themselves as the defenders of Scotland.
A senior Liberal Democrat has claimed the European elections are a chance to send a message to the Scottish Government to stop "ignoring" the Highlands.
LIBERAL Democrat peer Nicol Stephen has unveiled plans for his latest foray into the renewables boom in the shape of an offshore windfarm nine miles off the Aberdeenshire coastline.
Opposition members said last night that council leader Barney Crockett was "stabbed in the back" by his Labour colleagues.