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First Scottish Disability Sport Highland Parasport Festival success

On Saturday (November 20) the inaugural Scottish Disability Sport (SDS)  Highland Parasport Festival was held at Dingwall Leisure Centre for young people with physical and sensory disabilities. In what was a hugely successful first Highland Festival, the young people tried out a variety of exciting and in many cases completely new sports in an inclusive… Read more »Read more

Buoyancy: Covid, Creativity & Connections

An exhibition devised and delivered online during lockdown is making its debut at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG). The exhibition at the High Life Highland venue, called Buoyancy, was a creative wellbeing project by Creativity in Care, a community interest company based in Scotland. Director at Creativity in Care Karrie Marshall said: “When… Read more »Read more

Virtual wardrobe at the Highland Folk Museum

For those that have wanted to wear a real piece of history, help is at hand from the Highland Folk Museum. The open air museum has created two new Instagram and Facebook filters, allowing people to try on two historic bonnets – a classic white cotton mutch, and a green woollen tam o’shanter. The bonnets… Read more »Read more

Online health classes are here to stay

Online classes brought in during the pandemic by High Life Highland will remain in place after a surge in interest, the charity has said. When health and wellbeing services were placed on an emergency footing, HLH swiftly moved to remote support for people attending the active health programmes. The online classes have proven to be… Read more »Read more

New Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament elected for Highland

The Scottish Youth Parliament has welcomed six new Highland members following its elections. Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) are elected every two years and become the voice of Scotland’s young people. The new MSYPs for the three constituency areas in Highland are: Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch: Aimee Ross, from Fortrose; and Rory Young,… Read more »Read more

Photography partner for Spirit:Journeys content announced

On behalf of The Highland Council, High Life Highland this week announced Airborne Lens as the successful partner for the photography input to Spirit:Journeys, part of the Spirit of the Highlands project. Spirit:Journeys will be delivered in partnership with VisitScotland and aims to deliver benefits for local communities, helping to unlock economic potential and improve… Read more »Read more

First Scottish Disability Sport Highland Parasport Festival for the Highlands on Saturday

This Saturday (November 20) is the first Scottish Disability Sport Highland Parasport Festival for the Highlands. Date:     Saturday 20th November 2021 Time:     10.00am – 4.30pm (9.30am arrival and registration) Venue: Dingwall Leisure Centre,  Tulloch Avenue, Dingwall IV15 9LH This Parasport Festival is designed to introduce pupils with a physical, visual or hearing impairment, aged P1-S6… Read more »Read more

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