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Latest coronavirus updates

High Life Highland locations still open for business

The Chief Executive of High Life Highland has spoken following the First Minister’s statements to remind customers that the Charity’s locations should not be affected by the restrictions coming into place later in the week. Steve Walsh said, “High Life Highland has worked extremely hard to ensure that our locations are operating strictly in line… Read more »Read more

School access offers support to young people

Young people at school are the winners as a result of discussions between High Life Highland and The Highland Council that will see the Charity’s staff phased back into schools after the October break. Speaking about the arrangement, High Life Highland Chairman, Ian Ross said, “I am delighted that once again our partnership working arrangements… Read more »Read more

Fingal Centre in Skye is HLH’s latest location to bounceback

Skye residents and visitors will be able to restart swimming at the Fingal Centre in Portree, as it reopens its doors to the public on Monday. Fingal Centre Manager, Scott Milne said, “This is the day we have all been waiting for since our building was put into lockdown in March.” “The team has worked… Read more »Read more

HLH want to ensure customers are not missing updates

During lockdown High Life Highland found the use of technology more important than ever before. It was, and remains, one of the primary forms of communication with its members throughout the fast-changing environment in which everyone has found themselves immersed.   The Highland Charity wants to ensure customers and members are not missing out on important information… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland swimming provision bounces back

High Life Highland is continuing its bounceback campaign with additional swimming provision planned during September and October. Graeme Ross, Principal Facilities Manager said, “In getting our locations reopen, our priority was, and continues to be to make our premises safe and welcoming for customers and staff. Judging on the feedback we have received from customers,… Read more »Read more

Learn with Lorna series brings more people to Highland Archive

When the UK went into lockdown in March earlier this year it became clear that the Highland Archive had to find new ways of engaging with people. Unable to physically welcome people into buildings meant finding different ways to proactively engage with a local and international audience utilising digital platforms. A series of short films… Read more »Read more

Highland Archives launch Virtual Doors Open Days

Each September “Doors Open Days” events take place across the country, giving the public behind-the-scenes access to some of Scotland’s most fascinating buildings and organisations.  For High Life Highland’s Archive Service, which looks after historic Highland documents dating from the 1200s to the present day, Doors Open Day is an annual highlight which sees dozens… Read more »Read more

BIRDSEYE VIEW ACROSS THE CITY TO REOPEN

View from the top of Inverness Castle viewpoint

High Life Highland has today announced that a popular visitor attraction in the city will reopen its doors to the public for the first time since 20th March. The Inverness Castle Viewpoint, which allows for 360-degree views around the City of Inverness and beyond, will be back to offer birds eye views from 11am on… Read more »Read more

Customers delighted to be back in the swim (and gym)

Leisure centres and swimming pools across the Highlands reopened this morning, two weeks earlier than had originally been anticipated. Steve Walsh, Chief Executive of High Life Highland said, “It is absolutely amazing to see leisure centres and swimming pools welcoming highlife members and customers back to swimming, working out or attending classes this morning. “This… Read more »Read more

Partnership that will see highlife members access school estate welcomed

High Life Highland’s Chair, Ian Ross, has publicly welcomed the partnership approach adopted between the Highland Charity and The Highland Council in securing public access to the community facilities located in schools across the region. Speaking following the agreement being reached, the Charity Chair said, “Since the start of the pandemic in March, the phrase,… Read more »Read more