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Public safety paramount for city events programme

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement around the introduction of a vaccine certification scheme (vaccine passports), coupled with the increasing rise in positive COVID cases across the Highlands, members of the Council’s Events and Festivals Working Group have considered the potential impact for public safety in planning the city events programme for the remainder of the… Read more »Read more

Highland Youth Parliament holds its annual conference

Highland Youth Parliament (HYP) will be holding its annual conference this week, focusing on its “Mind Us” campaign for improving support for young peoples’ mental health. The virtual event will include discussions and presentations around all aspects of mental health alongside updates from the Highland Youth Convener and the Highland Members of Scottish Youth Parliament…. Read more »Read more

Weigh to Go circuit class comes to Nairn

A new circuit class for people to tone up and lose weight post lockdown starts at Nairn Leisure Centre this Monday (September 13). Led by an instructor, Weigh to Go will be held in the newly-refurbished fitness room on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 11am and noon. Richard Hanna, manager of the Marine Road venue,… Read more »Read more

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