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News published June 2015

  • Highland students DLITE at teacher training graduation

    DLITE Graduation Published 30 Jun 2015

    Sixteen Highland students graduated this weekend (Saturday 27 June) through the University of Aberdeen in partnership with The Highland Council following an eighteen month distance learning diploma in Primary Teaching.

  • Nationwide recycling writing contest inspires Glenelg primary school

    Published 30 Jun 2015

    Pupils from Glenelg Primary School’s Primary 3 and 4 classes are celebrating completing the REPIC School Adventure Challenge - a creative story writing adventure put forward by Bury-based not-for-profit Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) producer recycling scheme, REPIC.

  • Highland Council responds to decision of School Closure Review Panel

    Published 30 Jun 2015

    The Highland Council has today informed the Parent Councils in Dunvegan, Edinbane, Knockbreck and Struan, that the School Closure Review Panel has refused consent to the closure of these four small schools in North West Skye, which would have allowed the building of a new purpose built school in Dunvegan.

  • European shield for Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drum School

    Published 29 Jun 2015

    The Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drum School (RACPADS) were delighted with their success in the European Pipe Band Championships which saw them come 6th out of 15 pipe bands in a tough category, to receive the Jim Baxter shield.

  • Peeking into a Pond event

    frog swimming Published 29 Jun 2015

    The Highland Council Rangers are inviting families to join in the fun at an event they are holding next week at a Loch between Aviemore and Carrbridge.

  • Young pipers perform in Nairn charity ceilidh

    photo of group Published 29 Jun 2015

    The Highland Pipers Club is a group made up of pupils from Fortrose, Culloden and Nairn Academies, taught by The Highland Council’s Piping Instructor in these schools, Jim McGregor.

  • Top marks for Nairn percussionist

    photo of Matthew pictured with his percussion instructor Dougie Galbraith Published 29 Jun 2015

    Nairn Academy leaver, Matthew Campbell, excelled himself recently by achieving 97 marks out of 100 for his Grade 8 Trinity College tuned percussion exam.

  • Highland community councils merge

    Published 26 Jun 2015

    At The Highland Council meeting yesterday (Thursday 25 June) Members agreed for Inverness Central Community Council to merge with Crown Community Council and for it to be named Inverness Crown and City Centre Community Council. Councillors also welcomed unanimously the merger of Nairn Suburban and Nairn West Community Councils.

  • Inverness East District Partnership makes progress in Hilton

    Published 26 Jun 2015

    The Inverness East District Partnership meeting this week in the Hilton area of Inverness made significant progress in identifying how to tackle health and social care issues within the community.

  • Temporary traffic management on King Brude Road, Inverness

    Published 26 Jun 2015

    Motorists are being advised that temporary traffic lights will be in operation on King Brude Road - Scorguie Road - Canal Road from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July between 9:30am and 3:30pm.