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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

Bringing two centuries of history to life for school pupils

Pupils from Central School have been celebrating its 200-year history with a visit to the Highland Archive Centre. It comes as part of a year-long celebration for the Inverness primary school which opened on August 13, 1821. Children from P7 visited the archive centre alongside teacher Stuart Monteith and were given a behind the scenes… Read more »Read more

Go for gold – your chance to play Paralympic sport

Visitors to Inverness Leisure on Monday (September 20) are being offered the opportunity to test their skill with a Paralympic sport. Boccia – pronounced bot-cha – has no Olympic equivalent and is similar to bowls – players propel a Boccia ball by rolling, throwing or kicking it towards a target jack ball, the player with… Read more »Read more

Wing your way to Inverness and Grantown for bat spotting

The nights are fair drawin’ in and with it comes the opportunity for bat spotting. High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers are inviting people to two opportunities to go bat spotting – a free walk around Ness Island on Thursday, September 30 and at the Old Spey Bridge in Grantown-on-Spey on Friday, October 1. Countryside Ranger… Read more »Read more

‘Highlife Wildlife’ Online Schools Week

Pupils in schools across the Highlands are being offered a week of online learning to celebrate wildlife and biodiversity. Utilising Google Classroom, the online learning will run from September 27 to October 1 with each day covering a different topic. High Life Highland’s North Lochaber Countryside Ranger Fiona MacLean said: “The aim of the week… Read more »Read more

Spirit:360 funding awards announced for Highland creative professionals

Sixty-six creative professionals from the Highlands will benefit from a new commissioning programme, Spirit:360, it was announced by High Life Highland and Creative Scotland today. The Spirit:360 programme was established to support the creation of new work inspired by stories reflecting the theme of the ‘Spirit of the Highlands’. When complete, the commissions will be… Read more »Read more

Inverness Community Centre back to Business

From next Monday, the James Cameron Community Centre in Inverness will return to its regular role in the community as The Highland Council ends it use as a community co-ordination and food distribution centre. Steve Walsh, High Life Highland’s Chief Executive said: “From the very start of the pandemic, High Life Highland has been keen… Read more »Read more