CHAT chairman Ron Gunn has spoken out after a Highlands and Islands MSP claimed that maternity provision in the Highlands is "verging on a crisis".
Raymond Bremner says an extra £60 million would go ‘some way towards us being able to invest in important capital projects.’
Focus on attainment was lost as councillors defend officials over a 'judgmental' education report critical of primary school staff.
Jamie Stone wants to see additional flights from Wick John O'Groats Airport following this week's positive news about Scottish Government funding.
The Scottish Government's support for the Wick/Aberdeen route ensures airport stability and sustains local employment, according to the local MSP.
Holyrood Notebook by Maree Todd
The local MSP has said it is not for politicians to make clinical decisions, and argued that midwife-led care should be seen as 'the gold standard'.
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone wants to hear about local people's care experiences at an event in Thurso this Friday.
Councillors have highlighted a 25 per cent rise in Wick passenger numbers as they fight for the continuation of a vital Scottish Government subsidy.
But there is little information on roads spending as the £602.5 million budget seeks to plug a £65 million blackhole.
Jamie Stone has accused the Scottish Government of "unforgivable incompetence" over the pause on funding for healthcare construction projects.
Councillor Helen Crawford says asking 'teachers to mark more generously' is 'just a big sticking plaster.'
Caithness councillor Karl Rosie has joined the Highland Independent group on the local authority, saying he wants to "put people before politics".
A plan to strengthen communities facing population decline, including funding for local-led research, initiatives and support has been published.