News Releases

Below are the latest 10 news releases from The Highland Council.

All news releases are available by month and year from the navigation on the right.

Town Centre Action Plans for Nairn, Tain and Fort William

Residents and businesses in three Highland towns are being encouraged to help secure the long term success of their town centres.

Deadline approaches for next round of Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme

The Highland Council is reminding people that bids to the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme need to be submitted by Wednesday 30 April.

John Taylor (Community Works Manager, The Highland Council), Molly Doyle (Chair, Strathglass Community Council), Councillor Drew Hendry (Leader, The Highland Council) and Heather Redmond (Secretary, Strathglass Community Council).Two Highland communities to pilot Community Action Plans

Two Highland communities have signed up for a pilot scheme to use new technology to report common road defects, such as potholes and faulty street lights.

Police seek to thank the public for their continued support as wildlife investigation into dead birds of prey continues

Police in Ross-shire would like to thank the public for their continued support as the wildlife crime investigation continues into the death of birds of prey in the local Black Isle area.

Power fully restored across the region following mass power outages

Emergency Services and partner agencies in the Highlands and Islands have advised that power has been fully restored following mass power outages across the region earlier this evening (16 April 2014).

New nodes for recycling in the city

Inverness residents now have a new way to recycle as The Highland Council has placed four recycling nodes at key locations around the city, with more set to follow.

Badenoch & Strathspey, Ardersier and Nairn District Partnership to focus on proposals for new hospital

The next meeting of Badenoch & Strathspey, Ardersier and Nairn District Partnership will take place on Thursday 24th April at the Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore and the focus will be on the redesign of Health and Social Care Services for Badenoch and Strathspey.

Public Forum to discuss B862 Loch Tarff Road Improvements

Following a public meeting on 3rd April, The Highland Council has organised a public forum and drop-in-session for local people to discuss issues around the planned road improvements on the B862 at Loch Tarff.

Telephone calls to The Highland Council, Dingwall

Members of the public are being advised that there will be a temporary loss of telephone services to Highland Council offices in Dingwall at County Buildings, Ross House and Fodderty Way on Thursday 17 April from 12noon to 2pm.

City centre conveniences open for the season

The Inverness Common Good Fund Grants Sub-Committee has approved £16,000 of funding which will allow the Castle Wynd public toilets to open for the 2014 season.