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News published January 2016

  • Praise for participation as more public events planned

    Published 14 Jan 2016

    The new Chair of the Caithness Committee, Councillor Gillian Coghill has thanked everyone who took part in the recent participatory budget event held in Wick and says she would like to see other areas of the Highlands use this dynamic way to involve members of the public in decision-making.

  • Caithness Committee Chair appointed

    photo of cllr Published 13 Jan 2016

    Councillor Gillian Coghill who represents Ward 4 Landward Caithness has been elected as Chairman of the new Caithness Committee.

  • Ballachulish slate training course a success despite weather

    photo of workshop Published 13 Jan 2016

    A recent two-day course in slate building techniques at Ballachulish has been hailed as a success despite the best attempts of the weather to spoil things.

  • Ness Walk, Inverness – temporary road closure

    Published 12 Jan 2016

    Motorists are being advised that part of Ness Walk, Inverness will be temporarily closed to traffic from Monday 18 January to Friday 22 January 2016, between 9am and 4pm.

  • Wick Primary remains closed following flooding

    Published 12 Jan 2016

    Following prolonged rainfall over the weekend and flooding in areas of Caithness the Highland Council has confirmed that all roads are now open and temporary diversions removed but North Primary School in Wick remains closed

  • Highland Leadership Developments.

    GTC Leadership Published 12 Jan 2016

    Around 50 staff in The Highland Council’s Care and Learning Service have recently completed training programmes aimed at encouraging generic leadership skills.

  • Portree High School – Calais incident

    Published 11 Jan 2016

    The Highland Council has confirmed today (Monday, 11 January 2016) that all pupils and adults that attended a ski trip in Italy have all safely returned.

  • New staff for Strathconon Primary

    photo of school Published 8 Jan 2016

    Pupils at Strathconon Primary start their 2016 term with two new teachers after a successful campaign to recruit staff to the rural, 22 pupil school.

  • Merkinch regeneration fund bid withdrawn

    Published 7 Jan 2016

    Representatives of local organisations in Merkinch met last night with Highland Council officials and elected members, to consider proposals for enhanced community and family centre facilities in the area

  • Work continues for Highland budget team

    Published 6 Jan 2016

    The Highland Council’s Budget team, Councillors Bill Fernie, Alister Mackinnon, Ben Thompson and Matthew Reiss, have been working with Council Leader Margaret Davidson over the Christmas and New year period to discuss the way forward for the 2016/17 budget in the context of an extremely challenging grant settlement from the Scottish Government.