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RELEASE: Launch of new electric bike share scheme (Hi-Bike) in Inverness

Inverness is gearing up for the launch of HI-BIKE, the new electric bike share scheme being introduced in the city. The first phase of the scheme will see 30 electric bikes being made available for hire in the city, with three docking stations located at:- The Railway Station (near its entrance to Falcon Square) The …

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STRATHY ARTICLE: Brexit Has Potential to Destroy Businesses and Communities

It was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it – watching Scotland at the finals of football’s European championship? There was unity and hope as we willed on the young Scotland squad to victory – a rollercoaster of emotions played out in homes in every village, town and city across the country. With flags and bunting …

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RELEASE: MP praises CAB for their Fair Delivery Charges campaign

Highland MP, Drew Hendry has praised the Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey Citizens Advice Bureau and Nairn Citizens Advice Bureau for their local Fair Delivery Charges campaign; which seeks to raise awareness of the detriment caused to local people by delivery surcharging and the lack of transparency around the use of surcharges. The campaign led by …

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RELEASE: Highlife Highland bounce-back campaign is pro-active and safety focused

Local MP, Drew Hendry has raised a motion in the UK Parliament to recognise the work of Highlife Highland employees and management during the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Hendry paid tribute to the over 500 Highlife Highland staff who signed up to volunteer during the pandemic and went on to congratulate the team on their efforts …

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Setting out long term ambitions is never easy but it is necessary

Across our city pavements, we see the ability of the Highlands to realise our ambitions. Gigabit speed broadband connectivity is becoming a reality, and in this, we are ahead of many other UK city’s and even across Europe. Almost a year to the start of City Fibre’s project launch, we have cutting edge digital infrastructure …

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Bank Closures: a low blow to communities still trying to cope with COVID

What are people to make of the banks? The TSB’s announcement that it intends to close 73 branches, including Nairn and Grantown-on-Spey, is a low blow to communities still trying to cope with COVID. They offered the excuse that ‘consumer habits are changing’ and they must respond – yes its that old chestnut again. Over …

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