'Highland council spent more than £8,000 on a six-day “mediation” course for its human resources staff at the four-star Tulloch Castle in Dingwall.'
Sunday Times journalists have obviously been using the Freedom of Information act to trawl around for a few headline grabbing facts and figures. Here's their article on councils spending money on 'play days'.
I imagine Sandy will be just as annoyed with that titbit of information as many hard-working residents of the Highlands that fork out their cash each month to finance Highland Council.
UPDATE It gets even better Gurnites, from the hotel website:
'In days of old, only the Laird or the Chief of the Clan could enjoy a relaxing stay in a Scottish highland castle. Nowadays, times have changed. At Tulloch Castle Hotel, you'll be made as welcome as the Laird himself, to sample the splendid hospitality, comfortable surroundings and superb food.'