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People living in Culloden and the surrounding area are invited to get to know the facilities on offer at their local leisure centre when an Open Day is held there on Saturday 25 February 2023. The Culloden Leisure Centre benefited from upgrading to the facility recently, as part of an ongoing programme to upgrade gyms… Read more »Read more

Launch of audio interviews from across the Highlands and Islands

This week sees the launch of a series of audio interviews gathered in communities across the Highlands and Islands by Smartify in 2022, the audio-visual content partner for the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project. The Valentine’s Day release highlights ‘a different kind of love’ giving snapshots into peoples’ favourite places, memories and what… Read more »Read more

Indoor climbing reaches new heights in the City

Indoor climbing in Inverness is about to reach an exciting new level, when local charity, ‘The Ledge’ will open a brand new, state of the art climbing wall next month. The new climbing facility will have areas for beginners and experts, a lead climbing wall, bouldering walls, and Olympic standard bouldering wall and a dedicated… Read more »Read more

Building towards a more sustainable future

Two city centre projects were granted planning approval today as part of a key city centre regeneration project. The decision made today will allow the Castle Street Energy Centre and Northern Meeting Park refurbishment to move to the next stage of development.  This follows the approval of the developments at Bught Park in December 2022…. Read more »Read more

Caithness action for conservation as volunteers and Countryside Rangers support work by NatureScot

High Life Highland Countryside Rangers and local community volunteers from Caithness Environment Volunteers assisted NatureScot with conservation work within the River Thurso SSSI recently. The work involved removing trees planted in the fen and the removal was undertaken prevent further contraction of the fen habitat. The River Thurso is designated as a Special Site of… Read more »Read more

New Angus Og Archives Project Officer appointed

High Life Highland’s Highland Archive Service has appointed a new Archives Project Officer, Katharine Macfarlane, thanks to support from the Scottish Government Islands Programme. Katharine, a Skye-based writer, will assist in the development of the Angus Og collection of cartoons held at Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre. Katharine’s role will include undertaking research into the… Read more »Read more

Lochaber Story Quilt exhibition opens

Next Monday (6 February 2023) will see the unveiling of the Lochaber Story Quilt at Fort William Library, a project that marked the year of Scotland’s stories in 2022. The quilt will be on display at the library from Monday, and people are invited to view the quilt close-up and share their stories of taking… Read more »Read more

Launch of new website to inspire visits to Highlands and Islands

A new consumer website has launched this week as part of the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project which aims to inspire visitors to explore the natural and cultural heritage of the region. The platform provides a unique way to discover hidden gems in the Highlands and Islands through the use of crowd-sourced community… Read more »Read more

High Life Highland support for people with type 2 diabetes

A new programme called Live It Highland is being provided by High Life Highland in partnership with NHS Highland to support people affected by type 2 diabetes. The programme is facilitated by members of the High Life Highland team, sessions are either face-to-face in various community locations or online. The sessions take place once per… Read more »Read more

Get to know Dingwall Leisure Centre at this month’s Open Weekend

People living in Dingwall and the surrounding area are invited to get to know the facilities on offer at their local leisure centre when an open weekend is held there on Saturday and Sunday 28 and 29 January 2023. The Dingwall Leisure Centre benefited from a significant upgrade to facilities recently, as part of an… Read more »Read more