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Inverness Museum & Art Gallery and Artangel Invite Public to take part in Exhibition of the Nation’s Hobbies

Members of the public are invited to take part in The Hobby Cave, the largest ever exhibition of the UK’s hobbies. From makers and modifiers to crafters and collectors, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, alongside arts organisation Artangel and award-winning artist and Spider-Man enthusiast Hetain Patel, is inviting people to share details of their hobbies… Read more »Read more

Construction work starts at historic city centre park

The Northern Meeting Park refurbishment project in Inverness gets underway this week. The refurbishment of this historical park is going ahead as one of three projects along the River Ness in Inverness being supported with almost £20 million from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund. Lead contractors, Morrison Construction – Highland, employed by The Highland… Read more »Read more

Rare tree planted in honour of ‘30 years of growing’ at Inverness Botanic Gardens
Provost for Inverness and Area, Cllr Glynis Campbell Sinclair and High Life Highland’s Inverness Botanic Gardens facilities manager Ewan Mackintosh.

The now Inverness Botanic Gardens was first opened in 1993 as the ‘Inverness Floral Hall and Gardens’ by Provost W.A.E. Fraser and later by HRH Prince Edward. To mark the incredible history and people involved in the Inverness Botanic Gardens through the years, a new tree has been planted in honour of 30 years of… Read more »Read more

Stagecoach shares positive impact of corporate highlife membership on staff
Stagecoach members of staff pose proudly with their highlife corporate membership cards. From L to R: Dave Simpson, Mike Macmillan, Ashley Streets Photo credit: Alex Williamson

Thanks to the Charity’s most recent corporate deal with Stagecoach Highlands, employees of Stagecoach across the Highlands now have discounted access to all High Life Highland leisure facilities. These highlife memberships cover both individual and family options, which allows Stagecoach employees and their families access to a range of services such as swimming pools and… Read more »Read more

Climate Conscious Christmas: Rangers hosted family-friendly ‘wildflower bauble’ workshop in Thurso
A selection of hand-made eco baubles and Christmas decorations made during the Rangers workshop

Ahead of the festive period, High Life Highland Countryside Rangers invited families to a unique crafting experience at the North Coast Visitor Centre in Thurso on Thursday 14th December from 11am to 12:30pm. The event was centred around creating Christmas decorations with a delightful wildflower twist blending the joy of the holiday season with a… Read more »Read more

Inverness Royal Academy Sports Centre becomes second High Life Highland facility to benefit from ‘Visio’ upgrade
Photo (from L to R): Ross Dudgeon (Leisure Manager), Phill Blase (Leisure Supervisor) and Catrionna Russell (Leisure Supervisor) stand outside the entrance of Inverness Royal Academy Sports Centre.

Following suit of the recent refurbishment at Lochaber Leisure Centre, High Life Highland is delighted to announce the installation of state-of-the-art Technogym fitness equipment at Inverness Royal Academy Sports Centre. The new equipment, which is part of an ongoing initiative to upgrade gyms across High Life Highland’s network, will bring the latest in fitness technology… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland’s first ever Recruitment Open Day was a ‘resounding success’
Recruitment Open Day

Over 150 jobseekers flocked to Inverness Leisure Centre on Friday 1st December for High Life Highland’s pilot ‘Recruitment Open Day’ event aimed at those looking for full-time, part-time, and flexible work options. This first-of-its-kind event at Inverness Leisure gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about High Life Highland and hear about what being a… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland rolls out GP MAP to Invergordon and Alness GP Practises in partnership with NHS Scotland
Alness Leisure Swimming Pool

High Life Highland is delighted to announce a further extension to the GP Movement and Activity Programme (MAP), a collaborative approach in supporting and empowering people across the Highlands to be active. The fundamental aim of the programme is to test how collaborating with primary care in NHS Highland can help people to experience everything… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland Libraries successful in bid for ‘Making Sense for Communities’ Project
Photo from the archives: A Bookbus session takes place at Ardnamurchan Library in 2015

Earlier this year, High Life Highland Libraries submitted a bid to the Public Library Improvement Fund (PLIF) for £6,000 to develop the ‘High Life Highland Making Sense for Communities’ project. High Life Highland are delighted to announce that this has recently been approved by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). With inclusion being at… Read more »Read more

Lochaber Leisure Centre becomes High Life Highland’s first facility to install Technogym ‘Visio’ System
Molly Blackhall, Gary Davidson, Kira MacDonald, Teresa Macdonald (Lochaber Leisure Centre staff)

Lochaber Leisure Centre will be the latest High Life Highland facility to benefit from an ongoing programme to upgrade gyms across the charity’s network. The cardiovascular area of the gym will close on Wednesday 6th December, and will reopen on Saturday 9th December, to allow refurbishment and a staff training day to take place. Gary… Read more »Read more