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Inverness Leisure opens Café

Returning customers of Inverness Leisure will notice quite a difference in the layout and offering now available at the leisure centre.   COVID – 19 restrictions meant that gym equipment had to be moved around to accommodate social distancing and provided the added benefit of bringing forward plans to reconfigure the site for the longer term…. Read more »Read more

Music tuition fees to be waived in next school year

Over the next few weeks, High Life Highland will be contacting the families of Highland school pupils to advise them that their music tuition fees are being waived for the 2021-22 academic year.   The move comes following a funding package being introduced as part of the Scottish Government’s ‘First Steps’ document which committed to… Read more »Read more

Summer of Fun at Highland Folk Museum

High Life Highland operators of Highland Folk Museum announced today that they have been successful in securing funding from Museums Galleries Scotland’s ‘Summer Programme Fund’.   The Highland Folk Museum (HFM) has been awarded £27, 157 which will fully fund their ‘Summer of Fun’ programme at the museum, with the fund being used to offer… Read more »Read more

Hanging Baskets return to brighten up city centre

The Provost and Leader of Inverness and Area Cllr Helen Carmichael recently meet at Ness Bridge in Inverness with Mike Smith Inverness BID Manager and Gordon Brown of High Life Highland to celebrate the 2021 Inverness city centre floral displays.   Provost Carmichael said: “Members of the City of Inverness Area Committee are pleased to… Read more »Read more

Museum Displays Freedom Artefacts

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery has opened a temporary display exploring the Freedom of the Royal Burgh of Inverness, a rare civic honour awarded in recognition of exceptional service to society and to the city itself.    The display, which features artefacts relating to several recipients of the Freedom, will run until 28 August 2021…. Read more »Read more

Apples for All plants first tree 

The first steps to a community orchard in Inverness were taken today when Ian Ross Chair of High Life Highland and Helen Carmichael planted the first apple tree at Inverness Botanic Gardens.  The Community orchard will be planted around the perimeter and within Inverness Botanic Gardens including a mixture of Scottish heritage apple pear and… Read more »Read more

Inverness Castle transformation – tour guides wanted

Recruitment is now underway for people to lead tours around Castlehill in Inverness during the coming months. The guides will lead tours that will take a peek behind the hoardings around the Castle, providing an overview of the history of the site, as well as looking to its future as a visitor attraction. The tours… Read more »Read more

Scottish Colourists come to Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

An exhibition of the Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection goes on display this weekend at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. The exhibition will include portrait, still life and landscape works by the Scottish Colourists SJ Peploe, JD Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter and FCB Cadell. They were some of the first artists in Europe to… Read more »Read more

Explore Flora’s trail at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

For young people looking for holiday activities, the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (IMAG) has this week launched Flora’s Museum Explorer Trail. Families can pick up their Flora Museum Explorer Trail pack on arrival at IMAG in Castle Wynd, Inverness. The self-led trail invites participants to find Flora’s picture as they explore the museum, and… Read more »Read more

Young musicians ‘come home’ to encourage others to get involved in music

Two young musical high-fliers, originally from the Highlands visited Strathpeffer this week as part of an exciting collaboration between High Life Highland Instrumental Tuition Service and the Agar Trust.   Their ambition was to generate some excitement in music-making and to provide “sparks” of inspiration and energy amongst young people. They recorded a recital with High Life Highland’s Instrumental Instructors… Read more »Read more