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“BOOtanics” adds extra date due to popular demand

Due to popular demand and great public feedback, the first Halloween event to be held in the city since 2019 is being extended, adding an extra spooky evening to the previously released four nights. Tickets for the fifth night (Sunday 31st October) will be released to the public at 10am on Friday. ‘Night @ the… Read more »Read more

Scheme kickstarts youth employment

A scheme to support young people into employment has been welcomed by four youngsters at High Life Highland. Ryan Macleod, 22, and Sam Nesbit, 19, are based in Invergordon alongside Evie Strange, 21, and Aaron Godding, 18, in Ullapool, all taking part in the Kickstart scheme. The work experiences have been varied, from helping in… Read more »Read more

The Printed Line at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

With work by a wide range of artists, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a new touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection. The exhibition, The Printed Line, includes Walter Sickert’s cross-hatched etching The Old Middlesex, Ben Nicholson’s rich drypoint Halse Town 1949, etchings by Eduardo Chillida, and David Hockney’s Illustrations for Fourteen Poems… Read more »Read more

Trial closure of Bught Lane outside Inverness Botanical Gardens

A trial closure of Bught Lane, outside Inverness Botanical Gardens, to improve safety and create a pedestrianised zone begins today (October 20). With both Inverness Leisure, Highland Rugby Club and Inverness Botanic Gardens, the area is increasingly popular with visitors. Pre-pandemic, Inverness Leisure welcomed over 800,000 people each year, with an additional 150,000 to the… Read more »Read more

Inverness Botanic Gardens becomes ‘BOOtanics’ for Halloween

Supported by the Inverness Common Good Fund, and on behalf of the Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group, High Life Highland will transform Inverness Botanic Gardens this October as the popular Bught Park visitor attraction hosts its first ever night-time illuminations trail. ‘Night @ the BOOtanics’ will be an immersive light and projection experience bringing… Read more »Read more

City Fireworks 2021 will go with a bang

High Life Highland has announced on behalf of the Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group, that the skies above the City of Inverness will be lit up on 5th November with a firework display that is understood to be the only local authority run display of its kind happening in Scotland. Provost of Inverness and… Read more »Read more

Get Online with High Life Highland

As part of Get Online Week, High Life Highland (HLH) is highlighting the opportunities available to help people gain digital skills and confidence. HLH’s Adult Learning Service can help people make online connections, access information, and increase opportunities for online learning. Get Online Week runs from October 18-24. HLH Adult Learning Manager Mike Jones said:… Read more »Read more

Challenging backdrop doesn’t prevent progress

High Life Highland is pleased to announce that the charity is continuing to work with partners and agencies in order to put on activities that will mark key dates between now and the end of the year. High Life Highland’s recently appointed Events Development Manager, Amy MacLeod, explained, “We have been working hard to coordinate… Read more »Read more

Partner for Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands announced

On behalf of The Highland Council, High Life Highland this week announced The Great Tapestry of Scotland Ltd as the successful creative agency partner for the delivery of a ‘Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands’. As the creative agency partner, The Great Tapestry of Scotland Ltd will develop, design and deliver a Tapestry of the… Read more »Read more

Bike racks encourage cycling to HLH sites

Visitors to High Life Highland (HLH) sites can enjoy improved parking for cyclists after more than 100 new racks were installed. The new parking spaces were funded by Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly Employer Development Grant scheme, allowing HLH to increase the amount of bike parking for people working in or visiting HLH buildings. Steve Walsh,… Read more »Read more