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Highland library operator welcomes reports

High Life Highland, the Charity responsible for the operation of libraries across Highland has welcomed two new reports on the role of libraries in communities during lockdown and what it will look like after the pandemic. Chairman of High Life Highland’s Charity Board, Ian Ross said, “We have been aware of a report written by… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland Gyms, Museums and Visitor Attractions are open

High Life Highland has been able to keep facilities open following the announcement by the First Minister of further restrictions across Scotland last week. High Life Highland leisure centres and visitor attractions will remain open during the school holidays. Following a trial at Sutherland Swimming Pool, open swimming sessions for 8 to 11-year olds and… Read more »Read more

Winter Message to HLH Customers

As we approach the end of our second month of operating under the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, we thought that it would be an opportune time to provide you all with a quick update.  Specifically, on the operating requirements for compliance to remain open, as the weather begins to change. The ‘customer journey’ and one-way… Read more »Read more

Exhibition Spirit:Transformation now open at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

An exhibition, Spirit:Transformation  / Spiorad:Cruth-atharrachadh, is now open at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery telling the story of how the neighbouring Inverness Castle will be transformed to become a visitor attraction that will be a gateway for visitors to the Highlands in years to come. Fiona Hampton, Director of the Inverness Castle – Spirit of… Read more »Read more

Dingwall Library reopens for click and collect service

Dingwall Library became the latest High Life Highland library to offer a click and collect service as part of the charity’s bounceback campaign. Customers are now able to telephone or email Dingwall Library to request specific items from stock or customers can ask staff to choose a selection for them based on their interests. Customers… Read more »Read more

Highland Folk Museum fired up for Autumn

Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore is all fired up for the Autumn season as it celebrates the addition of a new smiddy building on site.  The building will be officially opened on 1st October by Kay Jackson of the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation, which has part funded the construction. The Smiddy was carefully constructed… Read more »Read more

Book your books as eight HLH libraries restart services

The team at High Life Highland are pleased to advise customers that the Highland Charity will be opening another eight of its libraries over the next week. Principal Libraries Manager, Julie Corcoran said, “High Life Highland has been delighted to be able to open a number of libraries across the Highlands since the regulations around… Read more »Read more

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

Be patient, trust each other, and the ‘longest day’ will stay behind us

This week saw the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and as an ex RAF Officer, I remember ‘the Few’ with pride on the 15th of September, or the ‘longest day’ in the context of the famous WW2 Battle.  My studies as a military officer tell me that WW2 was the last time that… 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