Highland Council has issued more than 4500 vouchers and payments to parents and carers for free school meals and Covid Winter Hardship Payments.
A 'heartfelt thanks' was sent out to all council staff, community groups and volunteers helping with the Covid-19 emergency response.
Roads across the north are reported to be suffering from excess surface water after a couple of days of snow and ice.
Timely guidance from local environmental health experts available
The Council stresses that it is essential that all businesses make themselves aware of Level 4 restrictions from Boxing Day.
PLANS are "already well under way" to make the Covid-enforced delayed return to school after Christmas was seamless as possible, the council has said.
CHILDREN'S charities will receive an early Christmas this year following donations by kind-hearted councillors in the Highlands.
More than £1 million has been set aside for ongoing fire safety works across council homes in the Highlands.
Highland Council has issued a reminder that all civic Hogmanay events are cancelled this year during the pandemic.
An unsafe item of play equipment at a Golspie park will hopefully be replaced by next summer, according to a local councillor.
A NEW COVID-19 education toolkit is being used to turn Highland pupils into community superheroes.