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On the road with Stagecoach

The Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project is delighted to announce a partnership with Stagecoach that will see the national company sponsor Virtual Reality (VR) headsets as part of a schools engagement initiative reaching rural areas across the Highlands and Islands. The VR headsets, along with the immersive portal, has fast become one of… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland to close all locations as a mark of respect

Chair of High Life Highland’s Board, Mark Tate said, “Following the announcement made by Buckingham Palace that the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place on Monday 19th September, the Board and Management believe it would be appropriate to close all High Life Highland buildings and activities as a mark of respect to… Read more »Read more


Following last night’s announcement from Buckingham Palace, High Life Highland Chair Mark Tate has expressed the charity’s thoughts and condolences at this sad time. Mark Tate, Chair of High Life Highland Board said, “We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of High… Read more »Read more

Levelling Up Fund Projects Reach Planning Stage

The three projects in Castle Street, Bught Park and Northern Meeting Park in Inverness supported by £19.8m from the UK Government’s the Levelling Up Fund continue to make positive progress, with each having now reached the planning stage. The newly submitted planning applications for the three projects will collectively deliver the Inverness Zero Carbon Cultural… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland’s summer reading challenge champs

The Summer Reading Challenge is a national event in which all High Life Highland Libraries take part. Speaking about the event, Julie Corcoran, HLH’s Head of Libraries said, “It is an immensely popular and successful reading initiative which is now in its twenty-third successful year. “The Summer Reading Challenge created and operated nationally by The… Read more »Read more

The results are in…Highland libraries achieve 100%

The team running High Life Highland’s library service have retained their Customer Service Excellence award, achieving a 100% full compliance with the prestigious award’s criteria. Talking about the award, Julie Corcoran, HLH’s Head of Libraries said, “The Customer Service Excellence Award has been developed by the Cabinet Office to acknowledge excellence in public services. “Services,… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland welcomes new Board and Trading Board members

Coming together for the first face-to-face meetings in over two years today, High Life Highland Chair Mark Tate was delighted to announce the appointment of a number of new Board members to its main charity Board and Trading Board.   Marianne Hutchison and Sarah Rawlings were appointed to the Board of High Life Highland as The… Read more »Read more

First stitch in the Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands

The Averon Centre in Alness has become the location of the first stitch to be sewn into the Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands.  The project, spanning communities from across the Highlands and Islands, has over 500 stitchers of various ages ranging from aged 16 to 89. Norma Bain, lead stitcher of the nine ‘Spirited… Read more »Read more

Duke of Edinburgh Awards for Highland young people

Eighteen young people from the Highlands recently attended the national Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award ceremony in Edinburgh to be presented with their awards. Convener of The Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban said: “Our congratulations to all the 18 young people who have received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Completing their expeditions, skills, physical… Read more »Read more

One man walking, a million talking.

Walking the 1200-mile length of Great Britain in 2022 for suicide prevention and postvention. In 2019, John Gibson’s son, Cameron, took his own life without warning. John is now walking from Land’s End to John O ‘Groats in an effort to get the country talking about suicide.  He is seeking to help reduce stigma and encourage… Read more »Read more