Posts Categorized: News


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

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre to relocate during renovations

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre have had to close temporarily while renovation works are being carried out on the Elgin Hostel and will relocate to Portree Community Library. From Monday 13th July the Archive service will be situated on the 1st floor mezzanine of Portree Community Library and will continue to provide as full a… Read more »Read more

Thurso Swimming Pool Contract Awarded

High Life Highland has today announced that the contract to provide new improved facilities at Thurso Swimming Pool has been awarded to local contractor O’Brien Construction Ltd. The project jointly funded by The Highland Council and sportscotland will see a total investment of £2.7M in the facility providing a new gym/fitness suite, a new dance… Read more »Read more

Harry Fairbairn BMW Inverness announced as new car sponsor

High Life Highland has announced a new sponsorship agreement with Harry Fairbairn BMW in Inverness. Having recently arrived in Inverness, Harry Fairbairn has a record of developing a strong local presence and affinity within the community. High Life Highland is an ideal partner to achieve this aim as it delivers a wide range of cultural,… Read more »Read more