Back to school


View our FAQs for information on our lunch and snack arrangements 

The Highland Council Catering Services have carried out risk assessments on all school kitchens to ensure that all catering employees feel confident in returning to work and are able to deliver food safely to children. Measures have been put in place according to Scottish Government guidelines with the support of Environmental Health Officers and the Highland Council Health and Safety department. Work with suppliers continues over the holidays to ensure safe deliveries throughout the region in time for returning to school. 


Free school meals

On Tuesday 16 June, the First Minister announced eligible school pupils were to receive free school meals during the summer break to help tackle food poverty. In Highland, P1-3 pupils entitled to school clothing grants and P4-S6 pupils who are eligible for free school meals have been receiving £15 per pupil, per week, which is paid fortnightly using a voucher system.

Review eligibility, enquire, or apply for this service

Key points:

  • Free school meals will automatically resume at schools from 17 August.
  • The last free school meal vouchers were paid the week commencing 10 August.
  • If you are on a low income, the Welfare Support Team can claim free school meals and school clothing grants for you.  Contact them at or by phoning 0800 090 1004


School menu

Please see the reduced menu service here. We will be offering a reduced service until we confident we can deliver a full menu safely. Please check with your school which service is available.






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