Smart Parking answers back on 'midden' claims

Strothers Lane bins

A CITY car park operator has defended its management of on-site bins described as a "midden" by an Inverness councillor. As the Inverness Courier reported earlier this week, Councillor Richard Laird raised

Tourist influx sparks call for special fund


Published: Sat 23 Sep 2017


A CITY Deal-style tourism fund could be the solution to problems caused by a massive influx of visitors to the Highlands. The region has enjoyed a huge economic boost in recent years thanks to more people

Nairn model Kira is aiming for the top

Published: Sat 23 Sep 2017

Kira Maclean

A HIGHLAND model will soon be seen on television screens across the world as she competes to take her career to a whole new level. Kira MacLean (23) currently works at Nairn Golf Club as a food and beverage

Council staff set for return to city centre

Published: Sat 23 Sep 2017

Town House

THE return of dozens of council workers to an Inverness city centre base has been welcomed as a huge boost for the local economy by business chiefs. Some 29 staff are about to flit back to Inverness

Man charged after £50,000 drug recovery in Inverness


Published: Fri 22 Sep 2017

Inverness Sheriff Court

Inverness Sheriff Court. A MAN has been charged following the recovery of heroin worth around £50,400. Police have reported the drugs were seized last night at Inverness Bus Station, by officers acting

Dangerous driver filmed by shocked motorists on A96

Published: Fri 22 Sep 2017

Inverness Sheriff Court

DANGEROUS driving by a Nairn man was so bad on a stretch of the notorious A96 that a passenger in another car filmed him. Motorists feared Dale McLean would smash head on into other cars when he lurched

No more cash to monitor red kite numbers

Published: Fri 22 Sep 2017

Brian Etheridge

FRAGILE red kite populations in the Highlands are no longer being monitored by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) after cash for the work ran out. Funding dried up more than a year ago,

Mental health failings highlighted by report

Published: Fri 22 Sep 2017

New Craigs

FAILURES by NHS Highland in treating people with mental health illnesses have been described as "heartbreaking". Figures for the health authority's board meeting next Tuesday show treatment times in psychological

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