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In a report being presented to The Highland Council’s Recovery Board on 24th August, Steve Walsh, High Life Highland’s Chief Executive, has outlined the charity’s road to financial recovery thanks to its bounceback campaign. Mr Walsh explained, “It now seems like an over-used phrase, but when the pandemic hit in March it was clear that… Read more »Read more

GROW Project receives welcome donation

Inverness Botanic Gardens welcomed some good news earlier today when they received a donation from a local business. The well-loved gardens, beside Canal Park, has recently reopened to visitors and was delighted to receive a generous donation from local company Swansons towards Highlife Highland’s GROW project. Inverness businessman Magnus Swanson has donated £1,500 towards a… Read more »Read more

Shy Plant flowers for the first and last time in twenty-five years

One of High Life Highland’s resident plants at Inverness Botanic Gardens has enjoyed lockdown more than most, taking the opportunity to flower for the first time in twenty-five years. The plant is an Agave scabra and its natural habitat is southwestern Texas and Mexico however it is quite happy in the cactus house at Inverness… Read more »Read more

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery re-opens to the public

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG) joined the High Life Highland bounceback campaign when it reopened to the public at 10:30 am Tuesday 4th August. Operations Manager Lesley Junor said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome back visitors to the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery as part of our bounceback campaign. Our priority… Read more »Read more

Inverness Library kicks joins the bounceback campaign

High Life Highland are taking the first steps in their Inverness bounceback campaign next week with the introduction of a collect and return service at Inverness Library. From Monday 27th July Inverness library customers will be able to access items by requesting them in advance and booking a timeslot for collection. Julie Corcoran, Principal Libraries… Read more »Read more

Highland Hidden Gem ready for visitors once again as Botanic Gardens reopen on Monday 27th

The Inverness Botanic Gardens and Nursery team members have not only been working hard during lockdown keeping the city gardens in pristine condition; but they are now planning to join High Life Highland’s bounceback campaign to reopen safely and allow visitors to enjoy the gardens from Monday 27th July. Ewan Mackintosh, Inverness Botanic Gardens and… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland Supports Key Worker Childcare Hub in Alness

High Life Highland staff are involved in the delivery of a childcare hub for key workers at the Averon Centre in Alness, supporting the Highland Council providing a suitable location for children, to ensure key workers can continue to fulfil their vital role during the pandemic recovery period. Since Wednesday 22nd July, childcare has been… Read more »Read more

Highland Folk Museum set to bounceback as it reopens on 29th July

Highland Folk Museum (HFM) plans to join the bounceback campaign when it reopens to the public on 29th July. The site operated by High Life Highland was due to reopen for the 2020 season in April but due to the pandemic was unable to do so. Operations Manager Lesley Junor said: “We are delighted to… Read more »Read more

BounceBack re-opening update

We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming our customers back to our locations on the dates outlined below. Visitors should ensure they click on the embedded links or visit the site’s Facebook page for up-to-date safety information. They are also asked to familiarise themselves with any safety notifications located outside and around… Read more »Read more


High Life Highland has written to members advising how the charity plans to “bounceback” from the global pandemic in line with the latest developments within Scottish Government Route Map to recovery.  Steve Walsh, High Life Highland’s Chief Executive, said, “We care passionately about what we deliver to enhance the health and wellbeing our communities and are really looking forward to welcoming our many millions of customers… Read more »Read more