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Back to school and learning – ‘carefully and gradually’

28 May 2020 The Highland Council is assessing the implications of the First Minister’s announcements made on the 21st May about the first stage relaxation of lockdown, concerning teachers and other education staff returning to the workplace during June to prepare for the return to school and settings...

Corriemoillie Education & Training Fund deadline

EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Education and Training Fund Background EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Education & Training Fund is a charitable fund that will benefit people living in the community council areas of Contin; Garve and District; Lochbroom; Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon; and Strathpeffer (the Area of Benefit). The Fund, which totals £48,450 per year (index-linked), will...

Council confirms details for Household Waste Recycling Centres to reopen

26 May 2020 The Highland Council can now confirm which of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) across the region will re-open from Monday 1st June 2020.  A phased approach to re-opening the sites will be adopted with strict controls in place to help manage social distancing and...

Highland Hotel closes

As anticipated, yet another local hotel has succumbed to the financial pressures due to the collapse in tourism brought about by the COVID-19 lock down this spring. This time it’s the Bay Highland Hotel owned by the Specialist Leisure Group so know more large white coaches in the...

Highland Council promotes online training courses during COVID-19

The Highland Council is encouraging individuals across the area who have been furloughed or made redundant during COVID-19 to access a range of online training courses, produced by education bodies. The courses seek to provide individuals with both soft and hard skills development in response to the current...

Virtual Community Art Fair!

Our charity run community centre in Strathpeffer has been holding a Community Arts Fair for 10 years each year… and despite the current challenges for us all we were determined to still make it happen to support our local artists and showcase the amazing talent out there! We...

Mackay’s Hotel closes down

The closing of Mackay’s Hotel is not good news for the village and surrounding area, coming as it does so soon after the closure of the Hotel at Garve, both casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s hope the Ben Wyvis and Bay Highland Hotel finances are in better...

Launch of Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund

From today, newly self-employed individuals who have not been able to access support through other schemes will be able to apply for a one-off grant of £2,000. Following the launch of the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund by Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Fiona Hyslop MSP,...

Two out of three ain’t bad

Eleven degrees might not appear to be that warm a maximum temperature, not when compared to the 25°C that many people further south have been basking in recently, but to the people who live in the Highlands, especially those who live northwest of the Great Glen, the fact...

Small business grant scheme extended to self-catering businesses

06 April 2020 The Highland Council today launched its revised guidance on behalf of the Scottish Government, with grants of £10,000 and £25,000 becoming available for eligible self-catering businesses. Recognising the concerns raised by the tourism industry, on behalf of self-caterers, the Scottish Government small business grant scheme...

Council issues COVID-19 advice to tenants

07 April 2020 The Highland Council is sending a bulletin to all council tenants providing them with advice about issues related to Coronavirus. The bulletin contains information of a wide range of topics including energy advice, details on changes to homelessness services, how to get housing support, support...