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.

Tribute paid to Millburn Academy pupil.

The Rector of Millburn Academy, Inverness has paid tribute to a fifth year pupil, Lewis MacPherson who died on Monday (21 April).

Highland recruitment drive for nursery staff

The Highland Council is this week launching a recruitment drive for 140 extra nursery staff as it prepares to implement an increase in childcare provision from August 2014.

DisabledGo LogoThe Highland Council, Inverness Access Panel and DisabledGo are proud to present the access guide to Inverness City and surrounding wards

After a successful launch event on the 11th April 2014 we are pleased to announce that the access guide to over 1,000 venues across Inverness is now available FREE of charge at

Care homes, transport and community planning all feature in Partnership’s April agenda

The Lochaber District Partnership will next meet on Tuesday 29 April this being the second of four partnership meetings to be held in 2014.

ECS Director announces intention to retire

Mr Hugh Fraser, the Director of The Highland Council’s Education Culture and Sport Service, has announced his intention to retire later in the year.

Phase 2 - Kessock Bridge improvements update - week 10

What has been done during Week 10?

Police in Highlands and Islands to target speeding motorists around schools

Police Scotland Highlands and Islands Division are targeting speeding motorists around the region’s roads from today (Tuesday 22nd April 2014), for the remainder of the week to ensure the safety of all school attendees and encourage motorists to drive at lesser speeds.

New operating rules at Highland Recycling Centres

From 28th April 2014, The Highland Council’s Recycling Centres will no longer accept waste associated with commercial or trade activities (i.e. work carried out for business or profit) such as household clearances, furniture removals and handyman or gardening services.

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.