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Alan Shields


Court and Crime Reporter

Alan Shields is the court and crime reporter for the south Highland hub of Highland News and Media. He joined the company in 2022. Alan studied publishing with journalism at RGU in Aberdeen.

Funky feelings for Jamiroquai's Highland hideaway?

11 April 2023
Funky feelings for Jamiroquai's Highland hideaway?

Funky feelings for Jamiroquai's Highland hideaway?

11 April 2023

Viewing has been suspended on singer Jay Kay's house which is up for sale in Wester Ross.


Highland man seen stumbling as he approached car, court told

04 April 2023
Highland man seen stumbling as he approached car, court told

Highland man seen stumbling as he approached car, court told

04 April 2023

Craig Brown was said to be unsteady on his feet as he made his way to his car.


Highland man seen in Inverness stumbling as he approached car

03 April 2023
Highland man seen in Inverness stumbling as he approached car

Highland man seen in Inverness stumbling as he approached car

03 April 2023

Craig Brown was said to be unsteady on his feet as he made his way to his car.


Drugs baron, perverted behaviour, a drink-driving church minister and more... the last month in court business

01 April 2023
Drugs baron, perverted behaviour, a drink-driving church minister and more... the last month in court business

Drugs baron, perverted behaviour, a drink-driving church minister and more... the last month in court business

01 April 2023

Drugs, alcohol-fuelled misbehaviour and perversion all featured in court business across the Highlands in March.


PICTURES: Family fun day raises £400 for Strictly Inverness good causes

31 March 2023
PICTURES: Family fun day raises £400 for Strictly Inverness good causes

PICTURES: Family fun day raises £400 for Strictly Inverness good causes

31 March 2023

The event at Dalneigh Scout Hall saw a good turnout - including from some local superheroes.


PICTURES: Highland Hospice husky Lapland trail raises nearly £12k

29 March 2023
PICTURES: Highland Hospice husky Lapland trail raises nearly £12k

PICTURES: Highland Hospice husky Lapland trail raises nearly £12k

29 March 2023

Two adventurous Highland women have ventured across the frozen tundra of Lapland to raise money for Highland Hospice.


Aviemore man seen in Inverness stumbling as he approached car

29 March 2023
Aviemore man seen in Inverness stumbling as he approached car

Aviemore man seen in Inverness stumbling as he approached car

29 March 2023

Craig Brown was said to be unsteady on his feet as he made his way to vehicle


Michigan choir raises the roof at Inverness Cathedral for Highland Hospice

29 March 2023
Michigan choir raises the roof at Inverness Cathedral for Highland Hospice

Michigan choir raises the roof at Inverness Cathedral for Highland Hospice

29 March 2023

The students from Ann Arbor Michigan, helped host the night of choral singing.


Highland man spat on police officer during 'filthy' behaviour on Inverness night out

29 March 2023
Highland man spat on police officer during 'filthy' behaviour on Inverness night out

Highland man spat on police officer during 'filthy' behaviour on Inverness night out

29 March 2023

Burgess (29) had been on a night out in the Highland capital.


Ullapool man who spat at police blames alcohol for "filthy" behaviour

29 March 2023
Ullapool man who spat at police blames alcohol for "filthy" behaviour

Ullapool man who spat at police blames alcohol for "filthy" behaviour

29 March 2023

Burgess (29) had been on a night out in the Highland capital.


Linda Nolan pulls out of Drumossie Hotel meet and greet as cancer spreads

28 March 2023
Linda Nolan pulls out of Drumossie Hotel meet and greet as cancer spreads

Linda Nolan pulls out of Drumossie Hotel meet and greet as cancer spreads

28 March 2023

The singer and TV star was due in Inverness this weekend.


Inverness man locked up for having a knife in public

28 March 2023
Inverness man locked up for having a knife in public

Inverness man locked up for having a knife in public

28 March 2023

McLaren was found with the knife after shop staff became concerned about his level of intoxication.


Highland Hospice husky Lapland trail raises nearly £12k

27 March 2023
Highland Hospice husky Lapland trail raises nearly £12k

Highland Hospice husky Lapland trail raises nearly £12k

27 March 2023

Two adventurous Highland women have ventured across the frozen tundra of Lapland to raise money for Highland Hospice.


American tourist died in horror accident after toppling off Highland hotel bench, court hears

22 March 2023
American tourist died in horror accident after toppling off Highland hotel bench, court hears

American tourist died in horror accident after toppling off Highland hotel bench, court hears

22 March 2023

Patrick McGuire had been visiting Scotland with his wife Anne when tragedy struck.


Inverness hotel bar thieves avoid jail after stealing money and alcohol

22 March 2023
Inverness hotel bar thieves avoid jail after stealing money and alcohol

Inverness hotel bar thieves avoid jail after stealing money and alcohol

22 March 2023

The pair were caught on CCTV going behind the bar at the city's Crown Court Hotel.


American tourist died in horror accident after toppling off Highland hotel bench, court hears

21 March 2023
American tourist died in horror accident after toppling off Highland hotel bench, court hears

American tourist died in horror accident after toppling off Highland hotel bench, court hears

21 March 2023

Patrick McGuire had been visiting Scotland with his wife Anne when tragedy struck.


American tourist died in horror accident after toppling off Highland hotel bench, court hears

21 March 2023
American tourist died in horror accident after toppling off Highland hotel bench, court hears

American tourist died in horror accident after toppling off Highland hotel bench, court hears

21 March 2023

Patrick McGuire had been visiting Scotland with his wife Anne when tragedy struck.


Nairn man admits domestic abuse campaign against former partner

21 March 2023
Nairn man admits domestic abuse campaign against former partner

Nairn man admits domestic abuse campaign against former partner

21 March 2023

He made various threats including saying he would put the woman's head through a window and that he would "ruin her".


Assaults against police are not 'part of the job', says Inverness's top cop

20 March 2023
Assaults against police are not 'part of the job', says Inverness's top cop

Assaults against police are not 'part of the job', says Inverness's top cop

20 March 2023

The problem facing police officers on the beat was highlighted in the annual performance review.


Line-up for Strictly Inverness tickets to go on sale

20 March 2023
Line-up for Strictly Inverness tickets to go on sale

Line-up for Strictly Inverness tickets to go on sale

20 March 2023

The three night dance-off is raising funds for Highland Hospice and Inverness Ice Centre.


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