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Last chance to enjoy Inverness Castle and Castlehill tours

The final tour to find out more about the Inverness Castle – Spirit of the Highlands project and all that is happening around the Castlehill area takes place next week. On behalf of The Highland Council, High Life Highland has been offering people living in and visiting Inverness free daily tours, with more than 2,000… Read more »Read more

University student volunteers explore the Spirit of the Highlands

From the potato crop, to nuclear power, Bealach na Bà, and the Jacobites – four volunteer students from University of the Highlands and Islands have been scouring the archives to find stories showcasing the Spirit of the Highlands. On behalf of The Highland Council, High Life Highland tasked students Hugh Gosling, Janet Bryer, Katherine Davidson,… Read more »Read more

Festive Fun in City Park

Festive lights, décor and family activities are coming to Bellfield Park in Inverness this weekend as the Bellfield Winter Garden opens for the month of December. As the season of good cheer fast approaches, families and visitors to Inverness can enjoy a seasonal stroll, hunting for snowmen, mastering a Christmas Tree maze or simply enjoying… Read more »Read more

Calling budding Chuck Berry’s and aspiring Ringo Starr’s

No matter your age or where you live, High Life Highland is offering even more evening music lessons from January. Prior to the pandemic, face to face instruction was offered at Culloden library and was then moved online due to Covid-19. HLH head of music development Norman Bolton said: “From 2022 we’re expanding the opportunity… Read more »Read more

William B Wallace Collection at North Coast Visitor Centre

A colourful exhibition by Caithness artist William Wallace is on show at the newly opened North Coast Visitor Centre (NCVC). Willie was brought up on the Western Isles and graduated with a BA Hons in fine art, drawing and painting, from Gray’s School of Art in 1990. A part-time art teacher at Thurso High School,… Read more »Read more

First Scottish Disability Sport Highland Parasport Festival success

On Saturday (November 20) the inaugural Scottish Disability Sport (SDS)  Highland Parasport Festival was held at Dingwall Leisure Centre for young people with physical and sensory disabilities. In what was a hugely successful first Highland Festival, the young people tried out a variety of exciting and in many cases completely new sports in an inclusive… Read more »Read more

Buoyancy: Covid, Creativity & Connections

An exhibition devised and delivered online during lockdown is making its debut at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG). The exhibition at the High Life Highland venue, called Buoyancy, was a creative wellbeing project by Creativity in Care, a community interest company based in Scotland. Director at Creativity in Care Karrie Marshall said: “When… Read more »Read more

Virtual wardrobe at the Highland Folk Museum

For those that have wanted to wear a real piece of history, help is at hand from the Highland Folk Museum. The open air museum has created two new Instagram and Facebook filters, allowing people to try on two historic bonnets – a classic white cotton mutch, and a green woollen tam o’shanter. The bonnets… Read more »Read more

Online health classes are here to stay

Online classes brought in during the pandemic by High Life Highland will remain in place after a surge in interest, the charity has said. When health and wellbeing services were placed on an emergency footing, HLH swiftly moved to remote support for people attending the active health programmes. The online classes have proven to be… Read more »Read more

New Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament elected for Highland

The Scottish Youth Parliament has welcomed six new Highland members following its elections. Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) are elected every two years and become the voice of Scotland’s young people. The new MSYPs for the three constituency areas in Highland are: Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch: Aimee Ross, from Fortrose; and Rory Young,… Read more »Read more