Staff news

Council HQ festive closure 2019

We have decided to close the full council HQ building over the festive period this year, as an energy and cost saving measure. The building will be fully closed from 5pm on 24 December, reopening on Monday morning 6 January. Arrangements are being made for some staff to hot-desk in other buildings such as the Town House and for access to paper files where necessary.

Staff will need to discuss arrangements with their line manager and whether they should take annual leave, use flexible/home working or hot-desk on the four normal working days which the building will be closed.

Options are being explored for other council buildings which could also close over the same period. More details will be circulated.

The provisional list of Council offices that will be open and heated between 8am-5pm over the festive closure period includes:

  • 4 Castle Wynd, Inverness
  • Dingwall County Buildings
  • Tigh Na Sgire, Portree
  • Caithness House, Wick
  • Osprey house, Alness
  • Charles Kennedy Building, Fort William