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Calum Becomes Tenth Highland Youth Convener

Calum Maclennan (18) from Alness took up the role of Highland Youth Convener this week and started the job by saying he was looking forward to spending the next 12 months working with the Highland Youth Parliament, Area Youth Forum and Pupil Councils in secondary schools across the Highlands. As the tenth Youth Convener, Calum… Read more »Read more

Presentation of Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Mrs Isobel McCallum, the Convenor and members of the Highland Council welcomed 5 Young people who achieved their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, to the meeting of the Highland Council in Inverness, along with their family members. The 5 who attended the presentation were part of a wider group of 24 participants from Highland Council… Read more »Read more

Hidden in the Highlands: The lair of the lion tamer

  A song sung at a Perth music festival has led Edinburgh based singer-songwriter Dean Owens to make a poignant pilgrimage to an Inverness cemetery, to see for the first time the last resting place of his great great grandfather – the lair of the lion tamer. Dean Owens wrote “Dora” – a track from… Read more »Read more

16-17 years? Register to vote in upcoming elections

The Highland Youth Convener meets pupils at Inverness Royal Academy to highlight that 16-17 year olds can stand and vote in the upcoming community council elections.  Pictured Back Row L to R are Corey MacDonald (17), Cameron Ross (16) Youth Convener Kat Bateson; Bethan Raynes (16) – Front row L to R – Kara Cockburn… Read more »Read more

Highland’s new Youth Convenor

Pictured above welcoming Kat to her new role and wishing Shaun good luck are Highland Council Leader, Cllr Margaret Davidson and the Highland Council Convenor, Cllr Isobel McCallum   Kat Bateson from Inverness has been appointed to the role of Highland Youth Convenor. This full time role, based at the High Life Highland office in… Read more »Read more

World first for Highland Folk Museum – Porridge Ice Cream

With Scottish summers being notoriously unpredictable the team at the Highland Folk Museum had an idea. Why not create a dish for all temperatures? They imagined combining our nation’s favourite breakfast dish, renowned for its warmth giving properties, with everyone’s summer favourite – ice cream – and came up with porridge ice cream. Partnering with… Read more »Read more