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News published December 2014

  • Positive feedback for Highland Planning Service

    Published 18 Dec 2014

    Good collaborative workings, a commitment to customer service and above average decision-making timescales were just some of the positive actions flagged up during an annual review of The Highland Council’s Planning Service.

  • Public opinion informs budget proposals

    Published 17 Dec 2014

    The results of a public consultation running since May 2014 have helped to inform Highland Council Administration’s budget proposals for 2015/16 which will be discussed at a meeting of The Highland Council tomorrow in council headquarters, Inverness.

  • Budget proposals seek to protect hundreds of council jobs

    Published 16 Dec 2014

    The budget proposals being taken forward by the Administration of Highland Council, aim to protect hundreds of council jobs from being cut.

  • Inverness winter event is “simply wonderful”

    Winter Wonderland Published 16 Dec 2014

    The Highland Council’s Winter Wonderland event over the weekend (Friday 12 - Sunday 14 December 2014) attracted over 10,000 spectators to Whin Park in Inverness.

  • Councillors show support to North West Highlands Geopark

    Published 15 Dec 2014

    The importance placed by the Council of the North West Highlands Geopark, both in terms of protecting the unique geography and heritage, as well as promoting the area as a top geo-tourism destination, was apparent last week when it was the first item on the agenda for the Caithness and Sutherland Area Committee.

  • Out with the old, in with the new ….but Remember to Recycle!

    Published 15 Dec 2014

    ‘Out With The Old, In With The New’ is an expression frequently heard over the Festive Season and this year The Highland Council’s Waste Awareness Team are urging us all to make sure we don’t just throw away the old but remember to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible.

  • Volunteers build bird boxes

    Published 15 Dec 2014

    As the waves and wind bombarded Dunnet Bay last Sunday (14th), members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers were pleased to be working indoors at the Seadrift Countryside Ranger Centre

  • Food businesses: are you prepared for changes to food allergen information?

    Published 15 Dec 2014

    The Highland Council Environmental Health Team is reminding food business of new rules which came into force over the weekend (13 December 2014) about the way they provide allergen information.

  • Triumph for trad talent as winners announced for MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards

    Published 15 Dec 2014

    The MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards celebrated its 12th year in style tonight (Saturday 13th December) with a glittering awards ceremony which was their biggest and best yet – with a record breaking figure of over 100,000 public votes deciding the award recipients.

  • Tonight's Wick Ward Forum cancelled

    Published 15 Dec 2014

    The Wick Ward Forum which was due to take place in Wick Town Hall at 7pm tonight has been cancelled on the advice of the police due to the weather forecast. There is currently a yellow warning in place for snow and ice for the North Highlands.