By the middle of last week, as much salt had been used to keep local roads across Lochaber clear of snow and ice as had been used in the whole of the previous winter.
The senior Lochaber councillor appointed chairman of the Highland Council committee for education says he is determined that front line additional support needs staff numbers will not be cut.
The landslip that saw a river of mud and rock roar down a Highland hillside and shunt a train off the track at Loch Eilt, between Glenfinnan and Lochailort, on Monday, has forced the route to remain closed for much of this week.
A male hill walker is still unaccounted for, four days after going missing close to the summit of Ben Nevis.
After members of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team were beaten back by ferocious blizzard conditions on Saturday, an HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter carried out a dramatic rescue of two stranded ski tourers.
Contractors are being sought for the first phase of the Lews Castle Grounds Regeneration Project.
Call to nominate the best commercial fishermen in Argyll for the Fishing News Awards 2018