North councillors say population decline in their counties is reaching a point where villages "can’t even raise a football team between them".
A far north Highland Councillor fears not enough checks are in place to warn of the recurrence of further landslips on the most northerly section of the A9.
A former chief inspector has been appointed to lead Highland Council's relationship with the emergency services
People power has edged Highland Council closer to scrapping the Scottish Government-imposed council tax freeze.
A shake-up of north election arrangements has been agreed, despite pleas by councillors to save some rural polling stations.