Highland Council has paid a temporary IT chief three times the going rate for the job, it emerged yesterday.
Finance chiefs have revealed Highland Council is facing a funding black hole of between £130million and £187million.
Highland Council opposition leader Maxine Smith was given a senior planning role yesterday after a chivalrous rival stepped aside to avoid a cut of playing cards to decide the appointment.
Highland Council chiefs have agreed an escape clause if radical reforms go wrong.
The Highlands have been put "at risk" by the exclusion of the SNP from the council's coalition, nationalists have claimed.
Police are considering a complaint that a Highland Council election candidate adopted a new surname to feature more prominently on ballot papers.
Plans to invest an extra £1million in Highland roads next year would still be woefully short of the amount needed to bring them up to scratch, according to opposition councillors.
Highland Council last night delivered a tough budget with tax increases and service cuts for the man and woman on the street.
Highland Council is giving you a chance to balance its books - with the use of a budget simulator.
Fury at the prospect of more Highland Council job and service cuts is set to boil over at a pre-Christmas full council meeting next week.
Highland politician caught parking in disabled bay at Raigmore Hospital… And she doesn’t have a blue badge
Highland Council's opposition leader is at the centre of a row after being snapped parking in a disabled bay without a blue badge.
The man steering Highland Council's budget through the worst financial storm in its history has hit back at a claim vulnerable families would suffer if a 5% council tax rise is agreed.
Opposition SNP councillors have snubbed a passionate plea for unity to tackle the Highland authority's unprecedented budget crisis.
Highland Council's leader-in-waiting has warned that the "acute" state of the authority's finances means the region's schools could have less protection from budget savings in the coming months.