News archive

News published May 2015

  • Interim election results for Smithton and Culloden Community Council

    Published 29 May 2015

    A new community council membership has been formed for Smithton and Culloden Community Council.

  • Service Point Review

    Published 29 May 2015

    Thirty-two customer contact points will be provided in a revised model of service provision, following a consultation with communities.

  • Cuach na Cloinne goes across The Minch for the first time

    Published 29 May 2015

    Laxdale Primary School are the winners of the Cuach na Cloinne 2015 trophy, taking the trophy across the Minch for the first time. Following six regional competitions held across Scotland over the past month, Laxdale Primary School beat Portree Primary School in the National Final, which was held in Inverness yesterday, 27 May.

  • ‘River Connections’ public art project launched

    River Ness Art Published 28 May 2015

    A £756,000 public art project was launched in Inverness today (28 May) by The Highland Council’s Inverness City Arts group.

  • Area Committee gives steer as work on finalising CaSPlan continues

    LOGO Published 27 May 2015

    Following the latest round of consultation on the Main Issues Report for the Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan, yesterday (Tuesday 26 May) members of the Area Committee were presented with a summary of matters raised by members of the public and gave their feedback on a number of issues.

  • Learning Gaelic is a walk on the beach

    photo Published 27 May 2015

    Nature and landscape inspire the poet in us all, many place names, features, animals and plants have been named from the stories they inspired, the myths that perhaps spawned them and their practical uses in days of old.

  • Public to have their say on Pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan

    Published 27 May 2015

    In partnership with Orkney Islands Council and Marine Scotland, The Highland Council has been working on the preparation of a marine spatial plan that will support the economic development in the Pentland Firth. Members of the public will soon have the opportunity to give their feedback on the draft plan.

  • Musical celebration to take place when over 300 Highland pupils gather

    Published 27 May 2015

    Over 300 Primary school pupils will gather in Inverness Leisure’s main hall on Friday 5 June to celebrate the success of Youth Music Initiative activities in Highland.

  • Highland Council to consider final budget report in June

    Published 27 May 2015

    Members of Highland Council have considered the implications of a reported underspend of £5.586 million on the revenue budget for 2014-15. This equates to around 1% of the overall budget of £580 million.

  • Gaelic pupils’ reunion

    Gaelic playgroup Published 26 May 2015

    It is thirty years since the introduction of Gaelic Medium Education in Highland Council and now some of the very first pupils are returning with their own babies to their local Gaelic ‘Parant is Paisde’ groups.