Highland Council’s budget leader has given the P&J exclusive insight into the radical changes the local authority is making to deal with a funding shortfall of more than £30million this year, and further cuts anticipated in the coming years.
A decline in property sales is forecast over the next three months amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty, according to a report.
A conservation charity is hoping to raise £1.6 million to buy a mountain in the north-west Highlands.
Changing shopping habits, Brexit uncertainty and rising employment costs and business rates have heaped pressure on retailers during 2018.
More than 200 people including stars, cultural leaders and politicians have added their voices to a campaign to put an historic figure from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background on the new £50 note.
An urgent plea has been made to potential investors to buy shares in the UistWind community wind farm project to aid in helping the community project to reach its yearly fundraising total of £350,000.
Three supermarkets have announced fuel price cuts as wholesale costs continue to fall.
There was a little more calm in the City yesterday as the dust settled on a tumultuous week in UK politics.
BBC Children in Need is the latest charity to start using contactless card readers in its bid to collect a record number of donations.
Women across the UK have been using social media to raise awareness of the gender pay gap for Equal Pay Day.
Nearly 100 alleged victims of Midas Financial Solutions (Scotland) have lost a High Court battle against their financial adviser.
Small and medium-sized enterprises are rushing to join a proposed lawsuit against Clydesdale Bank, the firm managing the claims said yesterday.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get something that makes a big difference to your life.
A £3 per day car parking charge at Sumburgh Airport will be introduced on December 1.
A family fun event which was cancelled by Aberdeen City Council at the last minute has cost the public purse more than £18,000.
People in Aberdeen and the north-east are being urged to be aware of counterfeit notes following recent reports of attempts to tender fake notes in the city.
Pension obligations has seen losses soar at publicly-owned airport operator Highlands and Islands Airports (Hial).
Plans for the Moray growth deal are progressing quickly and positively, a senior UK Government minister said this week on a visit to the region.
Budget leader Alister Mackinnon yesterday issued a stark warning over Highland Council’s precarious financial position in a statement predicting a £5.1m overspend this year, almost twice what was projected at the same time last year.
Man who defrauded authorities of almost £50,000 spared prison slapped with fine and community payback order
A man who defrauded the authorities of almost £50,000 was spared prison at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday when the sheriff imposed a £5,000 fine and an 18-month community payback order.
The lifetime allowance is the maximum you can save into a pension in total, while still qualifying for valuable tax breaks.
An Aberdeen man has been told he “should be ashamed of himself” after holding up his mum at knife-point.
Cash-strapped Orkney Islands Council is holding meetings in local communities to look for ideas to save money or generate income.
Scotland’s fishing industry turns its attention back to the day-to-day business of catching fish during a two-day event in Aberdeen later this week.
Aberdeen hotels had the worst occupancy rates in the UK during 2017, new figures show.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to be referred to the parliamentary standards watchdog over his failure properly to declare his involvement in the purchase of a series of luxury flats.
Scottish income tax entered a new era on Friday as the system diverged from that of the rest of the UK.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will start the ring-fencing of its retail banking operations at the end of this month.
A wide-ranging study is to be carried out into the impact of impending bank closures across the north.
One-third of UK women earning below the voluntary living wage have no savings and most worry about their finances, a new survey has found.
I developed the “four pots” technique with the aim of teaching children about the value of money and the difference between short and long term savings, and to keep in perspective that money should be earned.
Police are appealing for information following a house robbery in the Buchan Terrace area of Peterhead.