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Highland Library submission included in Future Book

Today marks the start of Book Week Scotland which is an annual celebration of books and reading supported by Creative Scotland and SLIC. As part of the celebration a free book is collated from entries received and distributed by the Scottish Book Trust. High Life Highland (HLH) libraries support the event and this year’s theme… Read more »Read more

Strong Partnership delivers World-Class strength and Conditioning Facilities to the Highlands at Inverness Leisure

High Life Highland today announced that they have been successful in securing £37,404 National Lottery funding towards an exciting project in partnership with sportscotland which will create a state-of-the-art dedicated strength and conditioning space at Inverness leisure. Work will commence next week to vastly improve the existing strength and conditioning area which originally benefitted from… Read more »Read more

Highland Young Musicians Collaboration creates Remembrance Day video – watch it here

High Life Highland’s Young musicians have collaborated with Inverness Military Wives and Children’s Choir and Poppy Scotland to produce a Remembrance Day video. With current restrictions on gatherings in place due to the pandemic, Highland Young Musicians led by Music Development Officer Norman Bolton took on the challenge of creating a digital offering for people… Read more »Read more

Highland Young Musicians Collaboration creates Remembrance Day video

High Life Highland’s Young musicians have collaborated with Inverness Military Wives and Children’s Choir and Poppy Scotland to produce a Remembrance Day video which will be premiered on the High Life Highland Facebook page at 11.02 on Sunday 8th November following the national two-minute silence. With current restrictions on gatherings in place due to the… Read more »Read more

Highland Folk Museum thanks visitors for their support

Highland Folk Museum welcomed 12,257 visitors after opening again at the end of July operators High Life Highland have said today. The outdoor Visitor attraction was one of the first to reopen when restrictions were lifted back in July. The number of visitors on site at one time were restricted initially and a booking system… Read more »Read more

Learning Through Lockdown highlights impact of Youth work

High Life Highland youth projects have been highlighted as part of a YouthLink Scotland report that recognises the impact of youth work during the summer. Examples of Highland activities are included in the report, one of which was supporting young people in Dingwall through the Activity Agreements programme, for those aged 16 and 17 who… Read more »Read more

High Life Adult Learning secures Digital funding

The High Life Highland Adult Learning team have been successful in a funding application to the Scottish Council for Voluntary organisations. The application was submitted to Phase 2 of Connecting Scotland and will provide access to devices for people who otherwise would be disadvantaged. The application secured funding for 20 devices and will mean that… Read more »Read more

Digital chanters introduced for Music Tuition

Music Tuition advances technology use with digital chanters    High Life Highland (HLH) music instructors have been finding new ways of teaching pupils during the pandemic and have invested in and successfully introduced electronic chanters as a method for continuing piping lessons.  This means that lessons will comply with the current Scottish Government guideline for the use of musical instruments in schools.    Colin Melville, HLH Piping Instructor commented:… Read more »Read more

Highland library operator welcomes reports

High Life Highland, the Charity responsible for the operation of libraries across Highland has welcomed two new reports on the role of libraries in communities during lockdown and what it will look like after the pandemic. Chairman of High Life Highland’s Charity Board, Ian Ross said, “We have been aware of a report written by… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland Gyms, Museums and Visitor Attractions are open

High Life Highland has been able to keep facilities open following the announcement by the First Minister of further restrictions across Scotland last week. High Life Highland leisure centres and visitor attractions will remain open during the school holidays. Following a trial at Sutherland Swimming Pool, open swimming sessions for 8 to 11-year olds and… Read more »Read more