From Mabou to Ardnamurchan
The Highland Council welcomed Gaelic visitors from across the Atlantic this week. Gaelic teacher Mrs Joanne MacIntyre from Dalbrae Academy, Mabou, Cape Breton, and her 11/12 Gaelic class are currently on a cultural, linguistic and educational trip to the Highlands to augment and reinforce their Gaelic language and history studies at Dalbrae.
Young Highland musicians shine on stage
Over 300 young musicians from across the Highlands took part in the Highland Young Musicians Concerts Festival on Saturday (8 March) in Eden Court’s Empire Theatre
Phase 2 - Kessock Bridge improvements update
The second phase of the main Kessock Bridge upgrade started on 10 February 2014. The works represent an investment of £13.2m from Transport Scotland to keep this vital artery operating safely for many years to come.
Flying the flag in celebration of Commonwealth Day
The distinctive blue and yellow flag of the Commonwealth was raised at 10am this morning outside Inverness Town House making it one of over 500 flags flying today as part of the first UK wide tribute to Commonwealth Day.
Tain tops the table at young engineers’ showcase
Tain Royal Academy scooped two top prizes when they took part in the annual Highlands and Islands celebration for SCDI’s Young Engineers and Science Clubs, at Eden Court Theatre on Friday 8 March.
Registration reminder for businesses offering credit
The Highland Council’s Trading Standards team is reminding Highland businesses involved in the provision of credit to consumers that they must register by the end of the month with the new Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”).
Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drums are school champions after debut outing
The Ross and Cromarty Pipes and Drums school band have come out tops in their first ever appearance at the National Schools Pipe Band Championships.
Call for young talented musicians
All talented young musicians attending Highland Council schools are currently being invited to apply for membership of one of the Highland Young Musicians eight regional music groups which are run as an extension to the work of the Council’s Instrumental Tuition Service.
Pupils help shape new Inverness play area
Pupils from Cauldeen and Hilton primary school, Inverness, are celebrating the successful completion of their project to up-grade the play area at Esk Road in Inverness. The pupils, who planned and designed the project and decided the equipment they wanted to provide, are delighted that all their hard work has finally paid off and now the fun can start!