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High Life Highland plans route map to reopening

Following on from the statement today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and a subsequent board meeting High Life Highland has initiated the first tentative steps of its own plans to fit in with the Scottish Government’s “Scotland’s Route Map through and out of the crisis”. Ian Ross, Chair of the High Life Highland Board informed… Read more »Read more

Inverness Botanic Gardens and Nursery GROW volunteers

Inverness Botanic Garden (IBG) trainees on the GROW (Garden-Recycle-Organics-Wildlife) project got a surprise this week when they received a delivery of ‘home garden kits’ from High Life Highland staff. The kits include bedding plants, compost and pots to help the GROW trainees keep their green fingers busy at home while self-isolating during the Covid-19 outbreak…. Read more »Read more

Inverness Botanic Gardens and Nursery brings cheer to patients

High Life Highland staff at Inverness Botanic Gardens and Nursery (IBG&N) have been bringing cheer to patients and staff at Raigmore Hospital’s Renal Unit in Inverness during this lockdown period by delivering plants for brightening up this part of the building and grounds. Although most plant orders placed by IBG&N in advance of the lockdown… Read more »Read more

Highland Charity Assessing How to Welcome Customers Back

High Life Highland (HLH) is pleased that the pre-emptive work staff have been undertaking during the current COVID-19 lockdown period is very much in line with the Scottish Government’s route map for emerging from the crisis. This means no time will be lost as preparations are made for welcoming customers back to its locations at… Read more »Read more

Local GROW project partnership helps reduce food miles

Throughout the current lockdown High Life Highland staff at Inverness Botanic Gardens and Nursery have been working hard, not only maintaining the gardens for everyone to enjoy as measures are eased, but also in finding new ways to make sure that locally grown produce from the GROW project is put to good use. They have… Read more »Read more

Highland Archive Centre celebrates volunteer support

High Life Highland’s Highland Archive Centre staff are applauding volunteers for the Charity, as people continue to provide support throughout the Covid-19 outbreak. One enthusiastic volunteer, Iain Fraser, who turned 80 this week, has used his local knowledge to support the Am Baile digital archive team in identifying people and places in photographs taken in… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland Libraries online resources

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High Life Highland Libraries have been given top marks by members and non-members alike as they turn to the Charity’s online resources to help provide extra support for health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak. Feedback on the Library services in Highland, including online ‘Bookbug’ sessions, e-books, audio-books and the online newspaper service has shown… Read more »Read more

Highland call the tune for online music tuition

High Life Highland music instructors appear to be leading the way for online music tuition in Scotland during the current pandemic by continuing to teach pupils across the area using online methods. Many HLH music instructors were already using online methods and innovative technology for teaching and supporting pupils prior to the onset of Covid-19…. Read more »Read more

High Life Highland online resources for health and wellbeing

To help provide extra support for people living in the Highlands during the current period, High Life Highland has extended the range of services and classes available to communities online, using technology and innovation to create new and exciting activities. Over the past month, the Charity’s teams have put together an engaging range of online… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland retain core support across Highlands

Steve Walsh, Chief Executive of High Life Highland said, “Due to the COVID-19 and the Government guidelines put in place around social distancing and essential travel the Board of Directors has taken the decision to make application to the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough a substantial number of staff across all services. “Taking… Read more »Read more