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Literacy skills help from HLH during Book Week Scotland

For many people, literacy is taken for granted – but for some across Highland, reading can be a struggle. High Life Highland is highlighting that help is available, during this year’s Book Week Scotland, for those who want to improve their literacy skills. HLH Adult Learning Manager Mike Jones said: “Strong literacy skills help people… Read more »Read more

Book Week Scotland returns to Highland libraries

High Life Highland libraries will have a huge range of activities for literary lovers this Book Week Scotland. The annual celebration of books and reading takes place across the country between November 15 and 21. From Fort William to Wick, HLH Principal Libraries Manager Julie Corcoran promises the week will have something for everyone. She… Read more »Read more

Poppy-themed decoration is icing on the cupcake

Inverness Botanic Garden’s café has created a special poppy cupcake to raise money for Poppyscotland. Ahead of Remembrance Sunday this weekend, cook and baker Tori Bieuz Kane came up with the idea. The 24-year-old said: “I was trying to think of new ideas for the café and I wanted to do themed ones for particular… Read more »Read more

Introduction to exercise for those living with Parkinson’s

People living with Parkinson’s are being encouraged to take part in exercise programmes, offered by High Life Highland (HLH) both face to face and online. Around 12,400 people have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s in Scotland – about one in every 375 adults. It affects people of any age and in Scotland almost one in six… Read more »Read more

Youth champions make positive change for mental health

Youngsters have been making changes following the Highland Youth Parliament’s conference focused on improving support for young people’s mental health. Highland Youth Convener Anja Johnston said she was happy to see young people taking control of their future. The Thurso resident said: “Our recent conference was a much more focused discussion compared to previous conferences… Read more »Read more

Caistean Inbhir Nis a’ fastadh Chomhairlichean Cultar Gàidhlig

Às leth Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd, tha High Life na Gàidhealtachd an t-seachdain seo air dearbhadh gun d’ fhuaireadh duais £5,000 bho Bhòrd na Gàidhlig airson taic a chur ri Comhairlichean Cultar Gàidhlig airson pròiseact Caisteal Inbhir Nis – Spiorad na Gàidhealtachd. Fhad ’s a thèid Caisteal Inbhir Nis atharrachadh gu bhith na ghoireas ùr luchd-tadhail… Read more »Read more

City Fireworks 2021 will go with a bang

Inverness is set to go with a bang this Friday (November 5) as the annual fireworks display returns to the city centre. The firework display is one of a series of experiences by Highland Council’s Events and Festivals Working group, financially supported by the Inverness Common Good Fund and delivered by High Life Highland (HLH)…. Read more »Read more

Bitten by the Bookbug

High Life Highland libraries has welcomed back scores of parents and their young children to libraries for the return of Bookbug. The early years programme aims to inspire a love of stories, songs and rhymes from birth, supporting children’s language, learning and social skills. HLH Principal Libraries Manager Julie Corcoran said: “Over the course of… Read more »Read more

‘Highlife Wildlife’ brings the outdoors inside

The wonders of the outside have been brought into the classroom thanks to High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers. Following the Rangers’ launch of online lessons about wildlife and biodiversity, more than 2,000 children have discovered more about its importance and how to protect it for the future. Working with the Highland Council education department, the… Read more »Read more

Uncovering the story of Inverness Castle

On behalf of The Highland Council, High Life Highland this week released a video showing original features uncovered during the initial stages of transforming Inverness Castle to create a gateway for Highland tourism. New images of archaeological finds from the works have also been released. In the new video released today, Stuart MacKellar of LDN… Read more »Read more