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Volunteers help High Life Highland Countryside Rangers clear gorse around Tarbat Ness
Volunteers at Tarbat Ness

High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers observed that the valuable coastal heath habitat at Tarbat Ness was in danger of being crowded out by encroaching Gorse. In response, a Gorse-clearing event was hosted in the area by High Life Highland’s Countryside Rangers on Saturday 2nd September, inviting volunteers from the community to lend a helping hand… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland and NHS Highland’s collaborative health and wellbeing programme extends to Gairloch and Ullapool

High Life Highland is delighted to announce an extension to the GP Movement and Activity Programme (MAP), a new and 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… Read more »Read more

Lochaber Archive Centre and West Highland Museum seek WWII stories and objects for University of Oxford project

‘Their Finest Hour’ is a University of Oxford project that aims to collect and digitally archive war-related stories and objects with connection to the Second World War (WWII) that have been passed down through families. The project initially launched in July 2022 funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and aims to empower local communities… Read more »Read more

Inspiring communities through the Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands

Passion, dedication and wholehearted enthusiasm – qualities seen in abundance during the two-year duration of the Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands project. Over 600 stitchers volunteered to be part of this community-led project with stitching groups formed across the area to work on individual panels. As the many hundreds involved meet fellow stitchers and… Read more »Read more

East Sutherland Swimming Gala returns successfully following a four-year hiatus
Golspie Big Schools Winners

Seven Primary Schools were represented at the East Sutherland Schools Sports Association (ESSSA) Swimming Gala on Tuesday 5th September, hosted at Sutherland Swimming Pool. A total of 49 swimmers took part in the following heats and finals: medley relay, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle and freestyle relay. There were 35 heats before the final races took… Read more »Read more

Two Highlands-based pupils announced as winner and runner up of coveted Fleming Collection art competition

High Life Highland is delighted to announce that two young Highlands-based artists have been selected as winner and runner up of the Fleming Collection’s third annual summer art competition this year. To inspire young creative minds over the summer, the Fleming Collection runs art competitions asking entrants to submit a painting, drawing, sculpture, assemblage, photograph… Read more »Read more

VACMA applications open to artists in Highland, Moray and Western Isles
VACMA Bursary Applications Open Now

Artists across the Highlands and Islands are invited to apply for bursaries of up to £750 for their creative development as part of a national Scotland-wide scheme known as the Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA). It is a programme of small grants schemes delivered with a range of local authorities and art agencies… Read more »Read more

All welcome: Highland Young Musicians to host upcoming ‘Taster Day’ for prospective members
HYM 2023 concert

High Life Highland’s Music Tuition Service is providing the exciting opportunity for young musicians across the Highlands to register for membership in the flagship Highland Young Musicians groups. Highland Young Musicians activities provide fantastic opportunities to progress from the many school, area, and independent groups which exist throughout the region. There are currently six groups:… Read more »Read more

Renewable energy at forefront of UK Government Ministerial visit

The Castle Street Energy Centre, a key city centre regeneration project, featured in a visit to the area by UK Government Minister for Scotland, Malcolm Offord. (Friday 1 September 2023). The visit by Minister Offord to see the developments came following work having started on the Castle Street Energy Centre, in recent weeks, as part… Read more »Read more

Fun photo marks 50-year time capsule countdown

Competition winners, North Kessock Primary School, hosted a very special event today, surrounded by two Highland football heroes, the Loch Ness Monster and 50 Dream Rings, to mark the Inverness Castle Experience 50-year time capsule countdown. Representatives from the school sealed their winning ‘top five items’ inside the time capsule, which will be suspended in… Read more »Read more