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High Life Highland retain core support across Highlands

Steve Walsh, Chief Executive of High Life Highland said, “Due to the COVID-19 and the Government guidelines put in place around social distancing and essential travel the Board of Directors has taken the decision to make application to the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough a substantial number of staff across all services. “Taking… Read more »Read more

Inverness Botanic Gardens – City Floral Displays for Summer 2020 Postponed

Following discussion with Inverness BID, High Life Highland today confirmed that it has been decided to postpone the city floral displays until 2021, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Ian Ross, Chair of the High Life Highland Board, said: “We are naturally disappointed to have to postpone the floral displays this year. Our team have… Read more »Read more

COVID-19 Update (20/03/20) High Life Highland Postpone Price Increase

High Life Highland today announced that after a board meeting yesterday the Charity has decided an intended price increase for highlife memberships from 1st April will be suspended until further notice. Steve Walsh Chief Executive of the Charity said: “In light of the COVID-19 situation the Charity has taken the decision not to implement a… Read more »Read more


High Life Highland today confirmed that the Charity has reached the difficult decision to close all archive centres, libraries, leisure centres, museums and swimming pools across the Highlands in line with both Scottish Government and UK Government’s advice to minimise social contact. Announcing the decision, Steve Walsh, Chief Executive said, “My priority is to protect… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland COVID-19 Update 17/03/2020

Steve Walsh, Chief Executive of High Life Highland today confirmed that his teams were working hard to ensure that the Charity was closely following the recommendations made by the Scottish and UK Governments. Mr Walsh said, “Statements made by the Prime Minister and First Minister last night represented a decisive alteration in the guidance for… Read more »Read more

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

We would like to assure our customers that we are following national guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we are working closely with other partners in the Highlands to ensure we are doing all we can to maintain our service delivery across the region. We are monitoring information and advice released by the Government… Read more »Read more


High Life Highland announced the most recent addition to its Inverness Catering portfolio when it welcomed guests and customers to the opening of the Hilton Community Centre café on Friday afternoon. Speaking after the event, HLH Chair, Ian Ross said, “I am really pleased to see this important community service re-opened to the public in… Read more »Read more


Steve Walsh, Chief Executive of High Life Highland (HLH) has brought in the New Year by announcing plans to expand the organisation’s catering delivery in the Inverness area in a move he says will assist the Charity to financially re-invest, protect and safeguard the provision of services to individuals and families across all sectors and… Read more »Read more

Visit Natural Selection – Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Natural Selection marks the culmination of a five-year collaboration between artist Andy Holden and his father, the ornithologist Peter Holden. Their collaborative exhibition takes viewers on an ornithological journey: from the building of nests to the collecting of eggs. Featuring found objects, a human-scale bird’s bower, exquisite replica eggs and video works, Natural Selection is… Read more »Read more

New Chief Executive for High Life Highland

High Life Highland the charitable organisation responsible for promoting opportunities in culture, learning, sport, leisure, health and wellbeing, libraries, youth and music tuition across the Highlands has a new Chief Executive. Steve Walsh is now into his second week with the Highlands’ largest charity, leading High Life Highland’s portfolio which includes: Community Centres; Visitor Attractions;… Read more »Read more