Fire service plea to keep bonfire night safe in Inverness

Published: Thu 30 Oct 2014

The 50 foot high bonfire at last year's Bught Park firework display.

EMERGENCY agency partners in Highland are appealing to the public to help make the 2014 bonfire night on Wednesday next week the safest yet. Bonfire night is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

Raigmore Hospital spending cuts "must not hit patient care"


Published: Wed 29 Oct 2014

Mary Scanlon.

A CONSERVATIVE MSP has demanded assurances that patient care will not suffer as a result of NHS Highland having to make savings of £12.3 million this year. A damning report by the Auditor General for Scotland has highlighted poor financial management in NHS Highland during 2013/14, which was a major factor in the board requesting £2.5 million in extra funding from the Scottish Government to break even.

Tesco store in Inverness hit by flooding


Published: Tue 28 Oct 2014

The flooded petrol station at Tesco Inshes in Inverness.

HEAVY rain and bad weather conditions caused traffic chaos in Inverness today. Barn Church Road at Culloden was badly hit again, while the petrol station and front entrance to Tesco at Inshes Retail Park

Inverness man's death remains unexplained

Published: Tue 28 Oct 2014

Police vehicles outside the house in Woodlands Way.

POLICE investigations are continuing into the unexplained death of a 48-year-old Inverness man. The body of Iain Livingston was discovered at his home in Woodlands Way, Westhill, on Sunday.

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