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Councillors reaffirm commitment for new North Coast Care Facility project

Councillors reaffirm commitment for new North Coast Care Facility project

Councillors reaffirm commitment for new North Coast Care Facility project

29 October 2020

The facility will serve Sutherland and at today’s meeting of the Highland Council members were given a progress update on the project.


The First Minister confirms that home visits are still banned despite the Highlands getting the second lowest level of Covid restrictions

The First Minister confirms that home visits are still banned despite the Highlands getting the second lowest level of Covid restrictions

The First Minister confirms that home visits are still banned despite the Highlands getting the second lowest level of Covid restrictions

29 October 2020

Nicola Sturgeon admitted retaining the ban will cause 'particular hardship' in rural and island communities


Highland Council votes to back placing the region in Tier 1 of Covid system

Highland Council votes to back placing the region in Tier 1 of Covid system

Highland Council votes to back placing the region in Tier 1 of Covid system

28 October 2020

Highland Council has recommended to the Scottish Government that the region should be placed in Tier 1 with no additional measures imposed.


Local authority leaders call for an 'urgent summit' amid 'alarming' increase in benefit claims

Local authority leaders call for an 'urgent summit' amid 'alarming' increase in benefit claims

Local authority leaders call for an 'urgent summit' amid 'alarming' increase in benefit claims

24 October 2020

The local authority's leadership is deeply worried many people in the region will suffer from unemployment and poverty


Two-year obstacle to Coul Links plan

Two-year obstacle to Coul Links plan

Two-year obstacle to Coul Links plan

20 October 2020

The group behind an attempt to resurrect a championship golf course at Coul Links, Embo, have been advised to be cautious about proceeding.


Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson supports call for universal credit 'starter payment'

Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson supports call for universal credit 'starter payment'

Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson supports call for universal credit 'starter payment'

19 October 2020

CALLS for a starter payment for people claiming universal credit (UC) have been backed by Highland Council's leader.


Highland councillors briefed on Covid-19 testing in north

Highland councillors briefed on Covid-19 testing in north

Highland councillors briefed on Covid-19 testing in north

18 October 2020

Councillors have been briefed by the man leading the Highland public health fight against Covid-19.


Local authority's environmental health team to keep tabs on compliance with hospitality restrictions

Local authority's environmental health team to keep tabs on compliance with hospitality restrictions

Local authority's environmental health team to keep tabs on compliance with hospitality restrictions

11 October 2020

Environmental health staff will be conducting visits to premises to monitor compliance with the new restrictions imposed on the hospitality sector.


Phishing scammers trying to con Highlanders, warns council

Phishing scammers trying to con Highlanders, warns council

Phishing scammers trying to con Highlanders, warns council

08 October 2020

SCAMMERS who con victims with fake fines are targetting Highland residents.


Local authority under fire over shares in arms firm

Local authority under fire over shares in arms firm

Local authority under fire over shares in arms firm

04 October 2020

HIGHLAND Council’s pension fund has millions invested in one of the world’s biggest arms manufacturers.


Household waste recycling centre opening hours extended at Wick and Thurso

Household waste recycling centre opening hours extended at Wick and Thurso

Household waste recycling centre opening hours extended at Wick and Thurso

02 October 2020

Saturday opening hours are being introduced at Highland Council's household waste recycling centres in Wick and Thurso.


Dornoch Community Council depleted as three members stand down at same time

Dornoch Community Council depleted as three members stand down at same time

Dornoch Community Council depleted as three members stand down at same time

29 September 2020

Dornoch Community Council has lost another three of its members.


New nursery at Tongue up and running

New nursery at Tongue up and running

New nursery at Tongue up and running

29 September 2020

Highland Council has finally opened its new nursery in Tongue following months of delay.


Scottish Government funding of £2.2 million will deliver 52 new teaching and support staff for Highland schools

Scottish Government funding of £2.2 million will deliver 52 new teaching and support staff for Highland schools

Scottish Government funding of £2.2 million will deliver 52 new teaching and support staff for Highland schools

25 September 2020

The cash will be delivered over the next two years and will go directly on hiring staff to support education through the pandemic


Highland Council outlines carbon savings total over past year

Highland Council outlines carbon savings total over past year

Highland Council outlines carbon savings total over past year

25 September 2020

Councillors have commended Highland Council’s ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint over the past year.


'Now more than ever the school needs our support'

'Now more than ever the school needs our support'

'Now more than ever the school needs our support'

22 September 2020

A school's parent council has praised its rector for putting pupils' wellbeing first.


Inverness Castle contract goes to Highland company

Inverness Castle contract goes to Highland company

Inverness Castle contract goes to Highland company

19 September 2020

The transformation of Inverness Castle is a step closer with the enabling contract being awarded to Compass Building and Construction Services.


Highland secondary school Covid-19 case prompts self-isolation call for S4-S6 pupils

Highland secondary school Covid-19 case prompts self-isolation call for S4-S6 pupils

Highland secondary school Covid-19 case prompts self-isolation call for S4-S6 pupils

19 September 2020

SENIOR pupils at a Highland secondary have been urged to self-isolate after one of them tested positive for Covid-19.


Electric vehicle and environment views sought as council marks Climate Week

Electric vehicle and environment views sought as council marks Climate Week

Electric vehicle and environment views sought as council marks Climate Week

14 September 2020

OPINIONS and ideas over electric transport uptake are being sought by Highland Council at a series of special events to mark Scotland's Climate Week.


Local authority to pedal back on retaining childcare cash to spend elsewhere

Local authority to pedal back on retaining childcare cash to spend elsewhere

Local authority to pedal back on retaining childcare cash to spend elsewhere

11 September 2020

Highland Council has announced a U-turn on provision of additional free childcare after pressure from politicians and parents.


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