Posts Categorized: News


Join Countryside Ranger’s for a fungi foray

Join High Life Highland’s Countryside Ranger’s for a fungi foray in Ledmore and Migdale, on Friday, September 24. Guests can discover whether mushrooms are a fun-guy or a fatal-foe as you view some of the spectacular specimens to be found in the woods – owned and managed by the Woodland Trust – around Spinningdale, and… Read more »Read more

Financial Support for Artists and Craft Makers

Artists and craft makers across the Highlands, Moray and the Western Isles can apply for bursaries of up to £750 for their creative development. The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) are funded by Creative Scotland in partnership with Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG) and can support artists at all stages of their… Read more »Read more

Century since British Cabinet met in Inverness

The Highland Council and High Life Highland are acknowledging the centenary of the meeting of the British Cabinet which was held in Inverness Town House in 1921. It was at 11am in the Town House Chamber on 7 September that the British Cabinet met. This was the first time that a cabinet meeting was convened… Read more »Read more

East Caithness Community Facility reopening Saturdays

East Caithness Community Facility (ECCF) will be reopening on Saturdays from this weekend, High Life Highland (HLH) has revealed. From Saturday (September 4) the Newton Road, Wick facility will be open from 10am until 12.30pm for public swimming and until 1.30pm for gym goers. Saturday swimming lessons will start from September 11 between 12.30pm and… Read more »Read more

FLOW Photofest comes to venues across the Highlands and Islands

Flow Photofest, the biennial international photography festival, is coming to multiple venues across the Highlands and Islands this September. With High Life Highland (HLH) as a partner, the 2021 exhibitions are themed around ‘legacy’ and will be on view at HLH venues including Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Thurso Art Gallery, and Skye and Lochalsh… Read more »Read more

Refurbished Nairn gym reopens for business

Nairn Leisure Centre visitors can smash their fitness goals following refurbishment and improvements to the gym. The fitness suite at the Marine Road venue was refurbished following damage caused by a burst water pipe in February. High Life Highland’s Director of Sport and Leisure Douglas Wilby said: “We’d like to thank Nairn residents for their… Read more »Read more

Free sportswear offered to Alness girls and young women

Free sportswear is being offered to girls and young women in Alness through a new scheme to inspire people to get active. Set up by High Life Highland’s Active Schools volunteer Aileen Stuart, the Girls in Sport initiative offers free, pre-loved active wear through its Facebook page. Aileen, who has volunteered with HLH for the… Read more »Read more

Exercise programme for those with arthritic pain

A six-week course of exercise to help people affected by arthritic pain will start later this month (August). The ESCAPE-pain programme runs at Inverness Leisure on Bught Lane and aims to get people moving and improve their quality of life. High Life Highland’s Health and Wellbeing Manager Lynn Bauermeister said: “Physical activity is important for… Read more »Read more

Important Customer Update

Over the past few days we have been experiencing intermittent IT service issues from our supplier. The outages have had an impact on the server where our booking systems are held, unfortunately this means that we need to ask members who made any bookings between Monday 26th July and Thursday 29th July (inclusive) to rebook… Read more »Read more

New City events group agree attendee safety as top priority

At its meeting in May, the City of Inverness Area Committee agreed to invite High Life Highland, as the Council’s arms-length Charity, to assume responsibility for managing the City’s events programme on their behalf.   This week, a newly created forum of events sector representatives met for the first time to look at ways in… Read more »Read more