The health secretary has pledged to work with NHS Highland to secure a better deal for patients splashing out “extortionate fees” to watch television at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
Political campaigner who sold most ice cream in the Highlands and played tennis against Fred Perry dies aged 102
A political campaigner who once played tennis with Fred Perry during a rich and varied life has died at the age of 102.
Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald will officially begin his one-month suspension from the Scottish Parliament today.
A north politician is backing an innovative cycling scheme which aims to help older people across the Highlands stay active and socialise.
A north MSP has sharply criticised Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) for basing a brand new centralised air traffic control system at Inverness airport.
One Highlands and Islands MSP will travel over 2,000 miles as he undertakes a “summer surgery tour” to meet constituents and businesses.
Since the ministerial reshuffle last week, comments I made in blog posts from more than a decade ago have been the subject of much discussion.
MSPs have voted to suspend Mark McDonald from Holyrood for one month after a probe found he had harassed a woman.
A Highland MSP has praised the “sacrifice” of retained firefighters serving in rural areas - tabling a motion at the Scottish Parliament recognising their devotion to duty.
Ramsay Jones: Promises have been made about announcements over the timing of another Independence Referendum
There was a watershed moment in Scottish politics last week.
Inverness is to become Scotland’s centre of excellence in researching Lyme Disease – a tick-borne condition which can lead to a variety of serious illnesses.
Richard Lochhead: ‘It’s a travesty that families are under so much pressure that feeding their kids is a struggle’
As a member of the Education Committee I spend a lot of time with colleagues looking at what needs to be done to close the attainment gap and give all our kids the best start in life.
Four remote police stations earmarked to be sold should be returned to their former use, an MSP has urged.
A leading NHS Grampian consultant has backed the introduction of a social responsibility levy to tackle alcohol abuse, describing it as “a much needed resource” in the north east.
A Highland MSP has called for dog owners to take greater care with their pets whilst out walking near farming livestock, following a spate of attacks on sheep.
A massive £150million investment in whisky tourism will boost the industry’s image in the same way wine-producing countries across the globe have successfully done for decades, an MSP representing the biggest producing area in Scotland has claimed.
This week the first minister began her visit to China by discussing trade deals and witnessing the agreement between Aberdeen-based Triton Marine & Engineering Consultants and China Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation (COOEC) being signed.
Members of the public have been asked to “act responsibly” when walking their dogs in the countryside.
A north-east politician trying to tackle gambling addictions has held talks to help highlight the problem among young people.
A north-east lawyer who was jailed for carrying out a £50,000 legal aid fraud has been recruited by a charity to give a lecture on how to “access funds.”
Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has backed calls from a leading Scottish Parliament committee to investigate the impact of bank closures on rural and remote communities.
Mark McDonald enjoys Scotland’s largest Holyrood majority in Aberdeen Donside after beating Conservative Liam Kerr by a massive 11,630 votes in 2016.
Nicola Sturgeon has called on disgraced MSP Mark McDonald to quit Holyrood after investigators found he had “exploited” his power and caused “distress” to women.
Nicola Sturgeon called on disgraced MSP Mark McDonald to quit Holyrood last night after investigators found he had “exploited” his power and caused “distress” to women.
North-east SNP MSP Mark McDonald has announced his resignation from the party today.
An MSP is planning a new nationwide film competition to help raise awareness among children about the dangers of sending nude photos on social media.
Lengthy tailbacks and congestion through Fort William could soon become a thing of the past.
The Scottish budget is going to be debated in the parliament next week – this is a worrying time for those who depend on public services.
Growing up in Sanday in the late 70s and 80s, I well remember the MV Orcadia steaming into Kettletoft on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
A leading Highland MSP has welcomed compensation offered to 31 workers made redundant - but criticised the terms of the deal.
A bitter political row has broken out in Aberdeen’s townhouse after it emerged that eight city councillors are “double dipping” - taking their salary as an elected member, while taking another working for a politician of the same party.
A pair of boxer shorts cost £34 to deliver to the Outer Hebrides, the islands’ MSP has highlighted to illustrate the rip-off delivery charges faced by remote residents.