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Leisure Link Partnership extends to Shetland

A partnership providing free use of leisure facilities across Scotland – including Highland – now includes access to multiple leisure facilities across the Shetland Islands. The Leisure Link Partnership allows highlife card holders to access gym, public swimming and fitness classes at leisure centres across Aberdeen, Argyll and Bute, the Borders, Highland, Moray, Orkney, and… Read more »Read more

Immersive content partner announced for Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project

On behalf of The Highland Council, High Life Highland this week announced Airborne Lens as the successful partner for the immersive input to Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project. Director of the Inverness Castle Project, Fiona Hampton, said: “This is a very exciting part of our project, allowing people to become immersed in the… Read more »Read more

Highland Athlete funding scheme to open for applications

A scheme to support young athletes to travel out of Highland to access training facilities and for competitions reopens on Friday (January 14). High Life Highland (HLH) administers the Highland Athlete Travel Award Scheme (ATAS) on behalf of sportscotland, supporting athletes from rural, remote and island communities. HLH Head of Sports Development Mags Duncan said:… Read more »Read more

Film partner for Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project content announced

On behalf of The Highland Council, High Life Highland this week announced Northport as the successful partner for the film input to Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project. The Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project will be delivered in partnership with VisitScotland and aims to deliver benefits for local communities, helping to unlock… Read more »Read more

Exercise classes for those affected by cancer

A programme of exercise for those affected by cancer is being offered by High Life Highland (HLH). Macmillan Move More offers physical activity and support for those recently diagnosed or those that have completed treatment. HLH Activities Development Officer Eilidh MacLean said: “We offer the programme online and in-person at Inverness Leisure and classes are… Read more »Read more

Good things come to those who weight

Now twice the size, Inverness Leisure will be unveiling its new upgraded gym this week. High Life Highland has overseen the upgrade which provides the latest Technogym equipment and more areas for gym goers to enjoy a complete body workout. Alongside the newly extended strength and conditioning room, Inverness Leisure can now accommodate 150 gym-goers… Read more »Read more

Huge donations will help project GROW

Two huge donations to Inverness Botanic Gardens will help cultivate a project for adults with learning and mobility issues. Over £60,000 has been given to the GROW Project that uses horticulture therapy to deliver training and work experience. The Inverness Common Good Fund has given £22,470 to provide enhanced disability access to the gardens and… Read more »Read more

Long thought lost school records reveal Skye history

School records dating back to 1877 containing school log books and admissions registers – long thought lost – have been rediscovered. Found within the vaults of the education office in Ardross Street, Inverness, the records, which go through to 1980, have been handed to the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre. High Life Highland Archivist Catherine… Read more »Read more

Here comes the sun – dawn walk at Nairn

Temperatures may have tumbled, but High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers have just the excuse for you to get outside. On Tuesday, December 21, ranger Saranne Bish will take people for a walk from Kingsteps Beach in Nairn at dawn to greet the winter solstice and welcome the return of the sun. Saranne said: “There is… Read more »Read more

‘North of the Ord’ textile exhibition at the Thurso Gallery

North of the Ord – One Artist’s View of Caithness is the new exhibition at the Thurso Gallery. Mixed media textile artist Debbie Lee started the collection when the country was in lockdown, with inspiration sought locally, most often whilst out for walks. “It was a joy to look closer at the landscape that is… Read more »Read more