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Of Earth and Fire ceramics display at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

A new exhibit at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery puts pottery from the museum’s collections in the spotlight. The new display – Of Earth and Fire – features a range of different pottery through the ages from teapots to platters – but it is the garden pots that are the stars of the show. Made… Read more »Read more

Highland Youth Parliament pushes ahead with mental health improvements

Members of the Highland Youth Parliament are working on plans to improve mental health support following their annual conference. Held virtually, over 100 youngsters from across the Highlands took part in discussions to ensure their voice is heard by those in power. Highland Youth Convener Anja Johnston said: “The two-day conference last week was a… Read more »Read more

Go for gold – your chance to play Paralympic sport

Visitors to Inverness Leisure on Monday (September 20) are being offered the opportunity to test their skill with a Paralympic sport. Boccia – pronounced bot-cha – has no Olympic equivalent and is similar to bowls – players propel a Boccia ball by rolling, throwing or kicking it towards a target jack ball, the player with… Read more »Read more

Wing your way to Inverness and Grantown for bat spotting

The nights are fair drawin’ in and with it comes the opportunity for bat spotting. High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers are inviting people to two opportunities to go bat spotting – a free walk around Ness Island on Thursday, September 30 and at the Old Spey Bridge in Grantown-on-Spey on Friday, October 1. Countryside Ranger… Read more »Read more

‘Highlife Wildlife’ Online Schools Week

Pupils in schools across the Highlands are being offered a week of online learning to celebrate wildlife and biodiversity. Utilising Google Classroom, the online learning will run from September 27 to October 1 with each day covering a different topic. High Life Highland’s North Lochaber Countryside Ranger Fiona MacLean said: “The aim of the week… Read more »Read more

Spirit:360 funding awards announced for Highland creative professionals

Sixty-six creative professionals from the Highlands will benefit from a new commissioning programme, Spirit:360, it was announced by High Life Highland and Creative Scotland today. The Spirit:360 programme was established to support the creation of new work inspired by stories reflecting the theme of the ‘Spirit of the Highlands’. When complete, the commissions will be… Read more »Read more

Inverness Community Centre back to Business

From next Monday, the James Cameron Community Centre in Inverness will return to its regular role in the community as The Highland Council ends it use as a community co-ordination and food distribution centre. Steve Walsh, High Life Highland’s Chief Executive said: “From the very start of the pandemic, High Life Highland has been keen… Read more »Read more

Museum makes appeal for healthcare items, images and stories

Inverness Museum is appealing for people from across the Highlands to donate healthcare items, images, and information to the museum for a new exhibition. Museum staff are looking for stories and donations which relate to health and wellbeing in the Highlands, as well as experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Donations will be added to the… Read more »Read more

Public safety paramount for city events programme

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement around the introduction of a vaccine certification scheme (vaccine passports), coupled with the increasing rise in positive COVID cases across the Highlands, members of the Council’s Events and Festivals Working Group have considered the potential impact for public safety in planning the city events programme for the remainder of the… Read more »Read more

Highland Youth Parliament holds its annual conference

Highland Youth Parliament (HYP) will be holding its annual conference this week, focusing on its “Mind Us” campaign for improving support for young peoples’ mental health. The virtual event will include discussions and presentations around all aspects of mental health alongside updates from the Highland Youth Convener and the Highland Members of Scottish Youth Parliament…. Read more »Read more