Behind the scenes – Flying Kites

The deaths, from poisoning, of 14 Red Kites and 6 Buzzards in the Highlands, made the national news in recent weeks and resulted in a demonstration though the streets of Inverness. Unsurprisingly, councillors wanted to express their anger that this may be occurring deliberately and condemned those that may have perpetrated a wildlife crime. There…

Does the council plan to move out of town centres?

There is an interesting motion, put forward by two of my independent colleagues, to be debated at this week’s full council meeting. It seeks an assurance from Highland Council to retain offices in our city and town centres as a clear commitment to their economic success. It comes as the council considers a rationalisation of…

Is Tesco ever coming to town?

In recent weeks, there has been lots of speculation about whether Tesco will come to Fort William. The following email from the Tesco corporate affairs team has just popped in to my inbox. It does nothing to dispel my fear that they are just land banking the site to prevent a competitor getting a new…