Council chiefs have accused Scottish Government ministers of ignoring their pleas for help to secure Highland a fairer share of massive profits from green energy schemes.
Residents of a Highland town have alleged that an "angel's share fungus" from a local distillery has damaged scores of homes and cars.
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.
An investment bonanza agreed yesterday has promised to create hundreds of north jobs and deliver a massive boost to the economy.
Hoteliers in the Highlands were last night celebrating the news that their rates are to be capped at 12.5%.
Highland Council last night delivered a tough budget with tax increases and service cuts for the man and woman on the street.
Highland Council remains at loggerheads with the Scottish Government over the true impact of Holyrood grant settlements.
Hundreds of youngsters will be "left on the streets" and vandalism will increase as a result of youth club grants being axed, a far north councillor has warned.
A whistleblower has called for a root-and-branch overhaul of councillors' expenses and monthly publication of their spending.