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£3,000 donation helps Inverness Botanic Gardens GROW

A £3,000 donation to a project that supports adults with learning disabilities has been welcomed by Inverness Botanic Gardens. The High Life Highland venue welcomed shop manager Izzie MacDonald from the Caring and Sharing charity shop on Queensgate in Inverness. She presented the cheque to the GROW Project and Inverness Botanic Gardens manager Ewan Mackintosh…. Read more »Read more

Wellbeing packs to support young people in COVID-19 recovery

Wellbeing packs to support young people in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have been given to pupils in Inverness. The High Life Highland (HLH) pilot scheme follows a survey carried out in March by the Community Planning Partnership’s Mental Health Delivery Group, asking young people how their lives had been impacted by COVID-19 and… Read more »Read more

Leisure Link Partnership back in time for holidays

A partnership providing free use of leisure facilities in areas across Scotland – including Highland – is back from Saturday (October 9). The Leisure Link Partnership allows highlife card holders to access gym, public swimming and fitness classes at leisure centres across Aberdeen, Argyll and Bute, the Borders, Highland, Moray, Orkney, and The Western Isles… Read more »Read more

Inverness gym more than doubles in size

More than doubling in size, High Life Highland has announced plans for the upgrade and development of the gym at Inverness Leisure. Due to be completed in December, the new gym will boast the latest Technogym equipment and additional areas for a complete body workout. Alongside the newly opened strength and conditioning room, Inverness Leisure… Read more »Read more

More than 4,000 young people learning an instrument

More than 4,000 youngsters across the Highlands are now learning a musical instrument – the highest level since High Life Highland started lessons. The charity began offering music lessons when the service transferred over in 2017 with 2,900 pupils. Numbers peaked at 3,700 at the beginning of 2020, just as the pandemic struck. HLH Head… Read more »Read more

The Mysterious Woodturner of Forse

An exhibition of work by an elusive woodturner in Forse is now on show at Thurso Art Gallery. Rob Christie lives and works on the east coast of Caithness where he turns and carves wood from fallen trees in the woodlands around his home or jetsam found on the shores. “Turning is the pastime of… Read more »Read more

Celebrate Libraries Week by visiting yours

Next week is Libraries Week, and to celebrate, High Life Highland libraries will be running activities for literature lovers across the Highlands – including the return of Bookbug. Libraries Week runs from October 4-10 and aims to showcase and celebrate the best that libraries have to offer. HLH Principal Libraries Manager Julie Corcoran said: “The… Read more »Read more

HLH Libraries shortlisted for national award

High Life Highland’s libraries have been shortlisted for an award by the Scottish Library and Information Council. The SLIC Award celebrates the commitment and creativity of Scotland’s library services and shortlisted High Life Highland for its work moving Bookbug sessions – stories and rhymes for young children – online during lockdown. High Life Highland’s Principal… Read more »Read more