News archive

News published December 2018

  • Holding out for a HERO

    Published 12 Dec 2018

    For over thirty years, The Highland Council has collated information so that the historic environment can be carefully considered in development projects.  This database has become known as the Highland Historic Environment Record (HER) and was placed online in 2010. Now, a new interactive and easier-to-use website has been launched -  www.her.highland.gov.uk 

  • Food hygiene failure proves costly for restaurant owner second time around

    Published 12 Dec 2018

    The Environmental Health Service of The Highland Council has successfully prosecuted an Inverness city centre restaurant and take-away after officers uncovered a catalogue of unsafe food hygiene practices.  

  • Melvich Primary School Reaps the Benefits of New Campus

    Published 11 Dec 2018

    The Vice Chair of The Highland Council’s Care, Learning and Housing Committee has congratulated Melvich Primary School near Thurso on their inspection report by Education Scotland

  • ​​​​​​​Town health check data published for Highland centres

    Published 11 Dec 2018

    The Highland Council has today announced significant progress in the quality of collection and reporting on the performance of it’s town centres through the release of new Town Centre Health Check “Story Maps”.  

  • Have your say on Torvean Gateway

    Published 10 Dec 2018

    The Council is planning for a new Gateway to the city in the Torvean area alongside the West Link Road project, which is due to commence in 2019.

  • Winter Wonderland 2018

    Winter wonderland 2018 web jpeg Published 10 Dec 2018

    The Highland Council has announced details of their free Inverness Common Good Fund sponsored Winter Wonderland event which will take place in Whin Park this weekend.

  • Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh By-Election results

    Alexander MacInnes Published 7 Dec 2018

    Alexander MacInnes - Scottish National Party (SNP) emerged as the winner at the 8th stage of the count.

  • Multi-year improvement plan for Sustainable Education gets the thumbs up

    Published 7 Dec 2018

    The work of Highland Council’s Care and Learning Service to provide sustainable, quality education in Highland communities was further endorsed yesterday.

  • Carmelite friary uncovered in Kingussie

    Archaeologist Steven Birch of West Coast Archaeology Services (WCAS) recording the remains. Published 6 Dec 2018

    Significant archaeological finds in Kingussie are believed to be associated with a pre-16th century Carmelite friary.

  • Lorna is Participation Officer of the Year

    Published 6 Dec 2018

    A Highland Council employee, nominated by the tenants she works with, has scooped a national award.