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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 www.highlandfolk.com/explore 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

Community clean up in Dingwall

A community clean up will be held in Dingwall next weekend. Organised by High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers, it will take place at Dingwall Woods on Saturday, February 19 between 11am and 2pm. Ranger Saranne Bish said: “We will be litter picking, removing garden waste and non-native Rhododendron bushes to improve the woods for local… Read more »Read more

Imagining an Island: The Making of a Katie Morag Book

An exhibition of illustrations by Mairi Hedderwick from her popular Katie Morag children’s books is now on show at the North Coast Visitor Centre. Running until March 19, the exhibition contains original jacket covers, storyboards, a family tree, character profiles from the TV series and a map of the Isle of Struay, among other original… Read more »Read more

New study to investigate online exercise classes

High Life Highland is joining forces with the University of the Highlands and Islands to look for volunteers to take part in a new study to see whether the benefits of online exercise differ from in-person classes. As online exercise classes continue to boom from the ongoing effects of the pandemic, the university wants to… Read more »Read more