With house prices continuing to rise across Scotland, many first-time buyers are unable to save up sufficient deposits and obtain mortgages to take their first step onto the housing ladder.
A bereaved family have spoken of their relief after winning a long-running court action against Highland Council.
The construction of six much needed "affordable" homes in Lochaber has been approved by councillors despite strong criticism of the design.
Fire chiefs last night defended the transfer of control rooms to Dundee - but admitted they were "rectifying" a number of systems and procedures following December's controversial shutdowns in Inverness and Aberdeen.
A major air and sea search was launched for a suspected missing fisherman on the Western Isles - only to find he had come ashore hours earlier.
Concerns were raised last night over the safety of a missing man in the Highlands whose disappearance sparked an extensive air, land and sea search.
A fisherman who died after falling overboard from a boat off Shetland has been identified as 34-year-old Scott Rennie.