Posts Categorized: Coronavirus


Learn with Lorna series brings more people to Highland Archive

When the UK went into lockdown in March earlier this year it became clear that the Highland Archive had to find new ways of engaging with people. Unable to physically welcome people into buildings meant finding different ways to proactively engage with a local and international audience utilising digital platforms. A series of short films… Read more »Read more

Highland Archives launch Virtual Doors Open Days

Each September “Doors Open Days” events take place across the country, giving the public behind-the-scenes access to some of Scotland’s most fascinating buildings and organisations.  For High Life Highland’s Archive Service, which looks after historic Highland documents dating from the 1200s to the present day, Doors Open Day is an annual highlight which sees dozens… Read more »Read more


View from the top of Inverness Castle viewpoint

High Life Highland has today announced that a popular visitor attraction in the city will reopen its doors to the public for the first time since 20th March. The Inverness Castle Viewpoint, which allows for 360-degree views around the City of Inverness and beyond, will be back to offer birds eye views from 11am on… Read more »Read more

Customers delighted to be back in the swim (and gym)

Leisure centres and swimming pools across the Highlands reopened this morning, two weeks earlier than had originally been anticipated. Steve Walsh, Chief Executive of High Life Highland said, “It is absolutely amazing to see leisure centres and swimming pools welcoming highlife members and customers back to swimming, working out or attending classes this morning. “This… Read more »Read more

Partnership that will see highlife members access school estate welcomed

High Life Highland’s Chair, Ian Ross, has publicly welcomed the partnership approach adopted between the Highland Charity and The Highland Council in securing public access to the community facilities located in schools across the region. Speaking following the agreement being reached, the Charity Chair said, “Since the start of the pandemic in March, the phrase,… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland strike gold in Employer Recognition Scheme

The Board of Directors of High Life Highland were informed at their meeting this afternoon that the Charity has received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for their support of The Armed Forces Covenant in the Highland area.    The Directors were informed by Chair Ian Ross, that High Life Highland has joined an elite club as… Read more »Read more

Inverness Castle – Virtual Tour

On Thursday 27 August 2020, the City of Inverness and Area Committee was presented with a short video giving a virtual tour of Inverness Castle. The video gives a fly-through of the building interior, showing the rooms as they look now before any changes take place. Supported by £15 million Scottish Government and £3 million… Read more »Read more

Gym and swim added to highlife booking system

High Life Highland today released further details on what customers can expect when returning to leisure activities over the coming weeks. In order to ensure that the Highland Charity is adhering to Scottish Government guidelines, a decision has been taken that customers will be required to pre book before visiting a leisure centre to participate… Read more »Read more