Why choose Highland News & Media?

Highland News & Media Ltd (HNM) formerly SPP Media Group, is a privately-owned company producing eighteen weekly newspapers covering Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness-shire, Strathspey, Moray and Grampian.

The titles are managed at three newspaper centres based in Inverness, Elgin and Wick. Each office has a Content Editor, News Editor and Advertisement Manager whose task it is to represent the respective communities of each title and "fight their corner" and each title has editorial staff based in all communities.

The number of awards won by individual Highland News & Media papers and their staff proves they are doing just that. Not only do we provide local news and sport every week in our printed papers, our readers can view our titles online via our websites or digital editions.


As an editorial and advertising force, Highland News & Media has a unique place in the lives of those living in the north and north-east of Scotland.

To complement this stable of local newspapers, Highland News & Media also publish many other specialist products, amongst which are a business magazine, lifestyle magazine and numerous publications for the tourism industry. We also manage a number of events and outdoor activities in the weddings and food and drink markets.

Our People

Steve Birkett
Stuart Birkett

Managing Director


David Bourn
David Bourn

Editorial Director


John Currie
John Currie

Operations Director


Steve Barron
Steve Barron

Group Advertisement Director


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