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Rare Ostracod discovery at Smoo Cave

  A rare ostracod – a tiny crustacean around 1mm in size – has been discovered during a research trip in the Highlands.  High Life Highland Ranger for North West Sutherland Donald Mitchell and Countryside Ranger Manager Imogen Furlong assisted two researchers looking for a rare subterranean aquatic creature last year.   The survey results of… Read more »Read more

Protecting the Sea Pinks in Ullapool

  Ahead of major development works planned along the sea front in Ullapool, High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers have been moving much-loved plants – sea pinks – to new locations.   Working with local conservation volunteers, Countryside Rangers removed the plants from the shore wall to prevent the loss of thrift, or sea pink, from… Read more »Read more

Indoor cycling classes at Dingwall Leisure Centre

Newly upgraded indoor cycling bikes have arrived at Dingwall Leisure Centre. The Tulloch Avenue leisure centre has 12 classes for circuit spin each week from Monday through to Saturday. Leisure manager Lisa MacDonald said: “The new bikes are the latest and best model on the market, providing our gym-goers an effective workout range, from easy… Read more »Read more

Enjoy an evening walk with HLH Countryside Rangers

Wide open skies, drifting clouds and tiny flowers were the stars of a late evening walk in Wester Ross. High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers are running walks and events throughout the summer offering everyone the opportunity to get out into nature. Countryside Ranger for Wester Ross Jenny Grant said: “Often my guided walks are during… Read more »Read more

Proposals for two major projects in Inverness go on show

The Highland Council is proposing to construct an events pavilion and refurbishment of changing facilities at the rear of the existing stand at Bught Park, along with proposals for refurbishment works and a community building at the Northern Meeting Park, Inverness. The investment comes from the £4.8 billion Levelling Up Fund which sees investment in… Read more »Read more

New youth leadership award focuses on environment

High Life Highland is launching a new youth leadership award focused on the environment. Partnering with Trees for Life, Green Hive. NHS CAMHS and Highland Adapts, HLH is creating the Highlands Green Leadership SCQF Award, adding an environmental strand to its existing youth leadership programme. The Leadership Programme has become the hallmark of good practice… Read more »Read more

Marking 200 years of Central Primary School

Over the past year the Highland Council, the Highland Archive Service and Eden Court’s Engagement Team have been working together to mark the 200th anniversary of Central School.   Initially opened in Queen Street, Inverness, Central opened its doors on August 13, 1821.   The school was run by the Society for Educating the Poor… Read more »Read more

Hydro Ness naming winner gets activity morning thanks to High Life Highland

High Life Highland treated pupils at Milton of Leys Primary School to an activity morning after a pupil won a competition to name the River Ness hydroelectric generator. Grace Mackenzie, a P7 pupil, came up with the name Hydro Ness after entering The Highland Council competition last year. Not only has her idea been immortalised… Read more »Read more

Inverness Highland Games programme of events revealed

The Inverness Highland Games take place this Saturday (July 16) with a packed programme of events and experiences. High Life Highland runs the event supported by the Inverness Highland Games Committee on behalf of The Highland Council’s City of Inverness and Area, Events and Festivals Working Group, funded by the Inverness Common Good Fund. The… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland and Scottish Rugby join forces

High Life Highland has signed up to further promote and support Scottish Rugby in a new partnership. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by High Life Highland Chief Executive Steve Walsh alongside Scottish Rugby Game Development Manager Sinclair Patience. Scottish Rugby will support High Life Highland by providing in-person support through their Caledonia North team… Read more »Read more