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Popular Countryside Rangers online winter talks are back!

Popular online talks presented by High Life Highland Countryside Rangers are back this winter, bringing Highland wildlife and landscapes to your home and making them accessible for everyone! The series of talks begin on Thursday this week (24 November 2022) and each is one hour duration. This week there will be a focus on woodland… Read more »Read more


The Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group members are delighted to tell residents and visitors to the City of Inverness that the ‘Red-Hot Highland Fling’ will return to the city’s calendar to give those attending the chance to welcome in 2023. The Red-Hot Highland Fling is one of a series of experiences presented by Highland… Read more »Read more

North Coast Visitor Centre achieves 4 star status

The North Coast Visitor Centre in Thurso has achieved a four star award by VisitScotland’s quality assurance scheme in its first year of operation. Set in the former Thurso Town Hall and Carnegie Library, the visitor centre includes a museum featuring Caithness history, in addition to an art gallery, a shop and café. There is… Read more »Read more


A dedicated consumer marketing campaign promoting the natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands and Islands to Scottish, wider UK and European visitors has launched. The marketing campaign is part of the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands, a project covering several mainland regions and all the Scottish islands, from Shetland to Arran and Cumbrae…. Read more »Read more

Book Week Scotland welcomed back to Highland libraries

Book Week Scotland is back next week and High Life Highland libraries will have a huge range of special activities on offer for everyone in Highland as part of this annual event. This celebration of books and reading takes place across the country between 14 and 20 November 2022.  Across the Highland area, libraries will… Read more »Read more

Strathpeffer Pavilion Art Fair returns for 2022

A wide range of renowned artists from across the Highlands and beyond will exhibit a range of works at Strathpeffer Pavilion Art Fair taking place on Friday 25 November 2022 to Sunday 27 November 2022 inclusive. Artists such as Dot Walker, Edward C Macmillan, David Body and Katherine Sutherland will feature amongst over 60 exhibitors… Read more »Read more

Warming up for Bonfire Night fun on Saturday 5 November!

An evening of bonfire fun and spectacular fireworks is planned for everyone in Inverness and area on Saturday 5 November 2022! The family-friendly Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display takes place at the Bught Park in Inverness, beginning at 5pm, with a funfair on site and many food stalls for tasty treats. Local businesses, including Redshank,… Read more »Read more

Balnain Primary School overall winners of Scottish mammal art competition

Balnain Primary School in Glen Urquhart have been revealed as the winners of a Highland-wide competition on Scottish mammal art. The competition, organized by High Life Highland Countryside  Rangers, was judged by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) at Edinburgh Zoo. The winning school entry was Highland Acre Wood by pupils of Primary 2,… Read more »Read more


The team at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is pleased to announce this weekend’s city arrival of a family friendly exhibition exploring creatures and animals through contemporary craft making. The exhibition at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery opens its doors to the public on Saturday 29th October and will run until February next year. Speaking… Read more »Read more

Preparing for a ‘Night at the BOOtanics’

As the spooktacular event at Inverness Botanic Gardens returns this week – the ‘Night at the BOOtanics’ experience – families with tickets for the event are in for a treat! With the gardens transformed into a light and projection experience featuring the plants, gardens and many surprising features, this amazing event will see visitors taking… Read more »Read more