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  • Wind Turbine Convoys to Start on Monday 06...
    by Joseph Kennedy on February 5, 2023 at 10:41 am

    The first road convoys transporting large components to the Viking Wind Farm site are scheduled to begin early morning on Monday 06 February 2023.  Convoys will travel northbound on the A970 from Lerwick to wind farm site access points in the Central Mainland.  Each convoy will be escorted by […]

  • MSP Grills Government on Why Caithness Women are...
    by Joseph Kennedy on February 5, 2023 at 10:36 am

    Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has grilled the Scottish Government in the Chamber on Caithness Maternity Services saying that “Caithness women are being left behind.” This comes after the news that NHS Dumfries and Galloway have appointed two independent chairs to undertake a […]

  • National Park Convener Announces Intention to...
    by Joseph Kennedy on February 5, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Xander McDade has announced his intention to step down as Convener of the Cairngorms National Park Authority in July. A successor will be elected at the Authority’s Board meeting on 23 June and take office on 24 July. Xander joined the board in 2017 and became its youngest ever Convener in […]

  • UHI Inverness Opens Free Food Larder for Students
    by Joseph Kennedy on February 5, 2023 at 10:27 am

    UHI Inverness students are able to help themselves to free food, including ingredients for a series of online cookery lessons, from a food store known as The Larder that launched this week. The Larder, two open stocked food cupboards in the main campus building, is the latest in a series of […]

  • End to Incineration of Plastics Welcomed
    by Joseph Kennedy on February 5, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Environmental campaigners have welcomed the recommendation that incineration of plastics must end by 2030 in Scotland. The call came as part of an independent review commissioned by the Scottish Government into reducing the climate impact of the country’s incineration problem. The review makes […]

  • Hospices at Threat Due to Soaring Energy Costs
    by Joseph Kennedy on February 5, 2023 at 10:17 am

    An MP has called on the UK government to provide additional support to hospices tackling soaring energy costs. Patricia Gibson, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran, has urged Rishi Sunak to increase the financial assistance available to the sector, as they prepare to face additional costs in the region […]

  • Stone Calls for Clarity on State Pension Age...
    by Joseph Kennedy on February 5, 2023 at 10:01 am

    Far North MP, Jamie Stone, has signed a Parliamentary Motion calling for the Government to abide by the findings of an independent ombudsman due to report soon on compensation for the WASPI women affected by state pension age changes. This comes in light of reports suggesting that the UK […]

  • Planned Changes to Highland Explorer Service are...
    by Joseph Kennedy on February 4, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    ScotRail has announced that it is making changes to its Highland Explorer service to support active travel. From Spring 2023, ScotRail will remove the additional fare for the Highland Explorer service and introduce the carriages, which boast 20 cycle spaces and were a UK-first, to the Mallaig […]

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