News archive

News published May 2018

  • New Local Access Forum members wanted

    Published 22 May 2018

    The Highland Council is looking for new members to fill its vacancies on the six local outdoor access forums in Caithness, Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty, Inverness & Nairn, Skye & Lochalsh and Lochaber.

  • Celtic Media Festival ‘coup’ for Badenoch and Strathspey

    Published 22 May 2018

    Highland Council’s Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee are delighted that the prestigious international Celtic Media Festival will spend its 40th year in the heart of the area at Aviemore.

  • Public views sought for Taxi fare review in Highland

    Published 21 May 2018

    The public is being asked for its views on proposals by The Highland Council to review the maximum level of charges for the hire of taxis or private hire cars fitted with taxi meters operating under licence of The Highland Council.

  • Highland pupils ‘smash it’ at Badminton competition

    Left to right: Abigail Barrie and Laura Broadley (Lochardil Primary School); and George Murphy and James Brown (Lochcarron Primary School) Published 18 May 2018

    Silver and bronze medals were brought home to Highlands schools for badminton by pupils at Lochcarron and Lochardil Primaries.

  • Chief Executive

    Published 18 May 2018

    ​​​​​​​The Chief Executive of The Highland Council, Mr Steve Barron, has announced his decision to retire, with effect from 15 November this year.

  • Algal toxins affecting shellfish in coastal waters in the West Highlands

    Published 18 May 2018

    Highland Council's Environmental Health team has identified raised levels of naturally occurring algal toxins following routine monitoring at Loch Eishort (Skye), Lochs Beag and Ailort (Lochaber) and Loch Laxford (Sutherland).

  • Council agrees the way forward for a sustainable waste solution

    Published 18 May 2018

    The Council’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee yesterday agreed a recommendation to construct a new centralised waste management facility (Materials Recovery Facility) within the Inner Moray Firth area to recover recyclates and produce Refuse Derived Fuel, as the Council’s preferred interim arrangements for meeting the requirements of the ban on landfilling. This facility would process all of the Highland’s 83,000 tonnes of residual (non-recyclable) waste from 2021 onwards.

  • Interim elections for community councils 

    Your community needs you... Published 18 May 2018

    Nominations are being invited from people seeking election to 9 community councils in the Highlands.

  • Shopfront Design Guidance approved 

    Published 17 May 2018

    Members of The Highland Council’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee have given their backing to new shop front guidance aimed at ensuring high quality designs for traditional, replacement and new shopfronts throughout the Highlands. 

  • Committee reaffirms commitment to providing affordable homes

    Published 17 May 2018

    The Highland Council remains on track to deliver much-needed affordable homes across the Highlands as recent figures produced show all new home completions in Highland are on the up.