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19/7/2024
Regulator Refreshes Meetings Guidance For The Zoom Era
The Charity Commission is calling on charities that hold online meetings to review their governing document to ensure it is up to date.   The call comes in the regulator's redesigned guidance on charities and meetings (known as CC48), published today [Friday 19 July 2024].  
15/7/2024
HOPE will play a crucial role in reducing drug-related harm in HighlandThumbnail for article : HOPE will play a crucial role in reducing drug-related harm in Highland
The Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership is encouraging people to download an app which aims to help reduce drug-related harm in Highland.   The Highland Overdose Prevention and Engagement (HOPE) app has been downloaded by over 1,300 people since it was launched three years ago.  
30/6/2024
Soaring For Survival - Unveiling SwiftsThumbnail for article : Soaring For Survival - Unveiling Swifts
Swifts feed on small flying insects, capturing them mid-flight.  These insects accumulate in a specialised pouch located at the back of the swift's throat, where they are bound together by saliva, forming a pellet or bolus.  
30/6/2024
Summer Activities In Wick From 1 JulyThumbnail for article : Summer Activities In Wick From 1 July
See poster.  
18/6/2024
Clean Air Day On 20 JuneThumbnail for article : Clean Air Day On 20 June
Clean Air Day is the UK's largest campaign dedicated to raising awareness on air pollution and the focus this year is on educating the public about air quality and encouraging active travel and alternative transport options.   To celebrate the day, the Council's Environmental Health Team are organising an event at Falcon Square, Inverness which will be a good opportunity to raise awareness on air pollution and share knowledge on sustainable travel options.  
17/6/2024
Funding Applications Open To Rural Community Organisations - £800,000 Available Thumbnail for article : Funding Applications Open To Rural Community Organisations - £800,000 Available
Organisations are invited to apply for funding towards projects addressing issues affecting Highland rural communities.   This round of Community Regeneration Funding (CRF) of over £800k will be financed from the Community Led Local Development fund (CLLD), a competitive Highland-wide funding programme for rural areas.  
13/6/2024
4th - 6th Year Pupils Check If Yoi Qualify For Grant Of £30 Per Week At School
All eligible young people are being encouraged to apply for a weekly, term time allowance of £30 per week from August 2024.   The Highland Council administers Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in respect of eligible young people from across its 29 secondary schools.  
12/6/2024
Staying Safe On Facebook: A Guide For SilversurfersThumbnail for article : Staying Safe On Facebook: A Guide For Silversurfers
The problems of scams on Facebook was highlighted today on the BBC Radio 4 consumer programme You and Yours.   They referred to the new warning put out by the Silver Surfers web site.  
10/6/2024
A New Book About The Ulbster Burial GroundThumbnail for article : A New Book About The Ulbster Burial Ground
Caithness Family History Society held a very successful book launch at the Old Smiddy Inn, Thrumster on the morning of Saturday 25th May.   The book is Fiona Begg's "Ulbster Burial Ground," which contains photos and transcriptions of all visible gravestones, plus some extra family information about the people recorded on the stones.  
10/6/2024
Blooming Together - The Highland Wildflower Meadow Mosaic ProjectThumbnail for article : Blooming Together - The Highland Wildflower Meadow Mosaic Project
Imogen from Highlife Highland takes a look back at the success of the wildflower patches and sees how they are getting on in year two.   As the natural world faces increasing pressures, community-driven conservation initiatives offer significant opportunity to make a genuine difference.  
9/6/2024
Halkikr GalaFest 2024Thumbnail for article : Halkikr GalaFest 2024
On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place.   The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..  
9/6/2024
Halkirk GalaFest 2024Thumbnail for article : Halkirk GalaFest 2024
On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place.   The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..  
9/6/2024
Halkirk GalaFest 2024Thumbnail for article : Halkirk GalaFest 2024
On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place.   The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..  
9/6/2024
Halkirk GalaFest 2024Thumbnail for article : Halkirk GalaFest 2024
On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place.   The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..  
9/6/2024
Halkirk GalaFest 2024Thumbnail for article : Halkirk GalaFest 2024
On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place.   The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..  
9/6/2024
Halkirk GalaFest 2024Thumbnail for article : Halkirk GalaFest 2024
On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place.   The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..  
9/6/2024
Halkirk GalaFest 2024Thumbnail for article : Halkirk GalaFest 2024
On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place.   The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..  
9/6/2024
Halkirk GalaFest 2024Thumbnail for article : Halkirk GalaFest 2024
On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place.   The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..  
9/6/2024
Halkirk GalaFest 2024Thumbnail for article : Halkirk GalaFest 2024
On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place.   The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..  
9/6/2024
Halkikr GalaFest 2024Thumbnail for article : Halkikr GalaFest 2024
On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place.   The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..