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We would like to assure our customers that we are following national guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Latest coronavirus updates

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

COVID-19 Update (20/03/20) High Life Highland Postpone Price Increase

High Life Highland today announced that after a board meeting yesterday the Charity has decided an intended price increase for highlife memberships from 1st April will be suspended until further notice. Steve Walsh Chief Executive of the Charity said: “In light of the COVID-19 situation the Charity has taken the decision not to implement a… Read more »Read more


High Life Highland today confirmed that the Charity has reached the difficult decision to close all archive centres, libraries, leisure centres, museums and swimming pools across the Highlands in line with both Scottish Government and UK Government’s advice to minimise social contact. Announcing the decision, Steve Walsh, Chief Executive said, “My priority is to protect… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland COVID-19 Update 17/03/2020

Steve Walsh, Chief Executive of High Life Highland today confirmed that his teams were working hard to ensure that the Charity was closely following the recommendations made by the Scottish and UK Governments. Mr Walsh said, “Statements made by the Prime Minister and First Minister last night represented a decisive alteration in the guidance for… Read more »Read more

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

We would like to assure our customers that we are following national guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we are working closely with other partners in the Highlands to ensure we are doing all we can to maintain our service delivery across the region. We are monitoring information and advice released by the Government… Read more »Read more