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New trees mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated by planting trees and flowers to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years of service. The planting forms part of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative to mark the occasion, and one that invites people from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’. Provost… Read more »Read more

Indoor cycling classes expand at Badenoch Centre

New indoor cycling bikes have arrived at the Badenoch Centre allowing more people to take part in classes. The Kingussie leisure centre now has 30 spaces for Circuit Spin classes on Mondays, and indoor cycling on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Centre manager Fraser Tulloch said: “The new bikes are the latest and best model on the… Read more »Read more

Family fun day at Kinlochleven

A family fun day will be held in Kinlochleven next weekend. The event takes place at the Leven Centre on Riverside Road and on the Kinlochleven 3-18 Campus on Saturday (March 19) between 10am and 4pm. Organised by High Life Highland Area Youth Officer John Taylor, he said: “We hope to see the whole community… Read more »Read more

In conversation with world-renowned anatomist and forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black

To celebrate International Women’s Day, High Life Highland will be talking to world-renowned anatomist and forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black. The discussion, releasing on YouTube on Tuesday (March 8), is with Highland Archive Service Community Engagement Officer Lorna Steele-McGinn, well known for her Learn with Lorna series. Lorna said: “This year marks the 190th… Read more »Read more

Inverness Castle transformation – next step forward

Construction work to transform Inverness Castle into a new world class visitor attraction has moved a step closer following the issue of the main construction contract by The Highland Council, as announced by Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, during a visit to the site today. The contract has been awarded to… Read more »Read more

Coastal rowers launch their second skiff

Coastal rowers at Strathpeffer and District Community Rowing Club are celebrating the launch of their second St Ayles Skiff – a 21ft wooden rowing boat. The club is a member of the Dingwall Community Sports Hub, provided by High Life Highland, and launched its first hand-built skiff back in September 2018. Since then the club… Read more »Read more

Indoor cycling comes to Thurso Leisure Centre

Indoor cycling is coming to Thurso Leisure Centre for the first time ever. Taster sessions will be running at the Millbank Road venue from Monday (February 21) giving people an opportunity to try the new activity Leisure centre manager William Durrand said: “We’re very excited to be able to offer, for the first time in… Read more »Read more

New Highland Folk Museum virtual tour launches

The fourth location to be revealed in the series of virtual tours at the Highland Folk Museum is the Boleskine shinty pavilion. Visitors to will be able to explore the pavilion from Tuesday (February 15), with images, text, video and audio all bringing the story of shinty to life. Project Officer Helen Pickles said:… Read more »Read more