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Highland councillors call for fair budget settlement from finance secretary Kate Forbes

Highland councillors call for fair budget settlement from finance secretary Kate Forbes

Highland councillors call for fair budget settlement from finance secretary Kate Forbes

07 December 2021

Three prominent Highland councillors are calling on the Scottish Government to increase local authority funding as part of a “just” budget settlement.


Some residents in Highlands could receive £180 one-off payment to help pay fuel bills

Some residents in Highlands could receive £180 one-off payment to help pay fuel bills

Some residents in Highlands could receive £180 one-off payment to help pay fuel bills

06 December 2021

Soaring energy bills are pushing more and more people in region into fuel poverty


Eat or heat? Council finance papers reveal stark reality of rural poverty

Eat or heat? Council finance papers reveal stark reality of rural poverty

Eat or heat? Council finance papers reveal stark reality of rural poverty

24 November 2021

Councillors branded rural poverty a “catastrophe waiting to happen this winter” following figures provided in a finance meeting today.


Information on new Business Ventilation Grant Scheme

Information on new Business Ventilation Grant Scheme

Information on new Business Ventilation Grant Scheme

24 November 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to businesses to improve ventilation and air quality on their premises to help reduce the risk of Covid-19.


Highland Council bids to tackle the region’s housing crisis with a full-time empty homes officer

Highland Council bids to tackle the region’s housing crisis with a full-time empty homes officer

Highland Council bids to tackle the region’s housing crisis with a full-time empty homes officer

22 November 2021

Official will work with home-owners to bring privately-owned empty properties back into use across region


Financial support for tenants in Highlands with Covid-19 rent arrears

Financial support for tenants in Highlands with Covid-19 rent arrears

Financial support for tenants in Highlands with Covid-19 rent arrears

18 November 2021

Funds available to tenants in council, housing association or privately-rented accommodation at risk of being made homeless


Community Transfer Assets to be made easier by Highland Council

Community Transfer Assets to be made easier by Highland Council

Community Transfer Assets to be made easier by Highland Council

11 November 2021

Two CATs are currently on the go in Badenoch and Strathspey


Money agreed for Highland Council play park improvements in strath

Money agreed for Highland Council play park improvements in strath

Money agreed for Highland Council play park improvements in strath

10 November 2021

New strategy for play areas has been agreed too by councillors


Highland Council is likened to the ‘Kremlin’ by angry members

Highland Council is likened to the ‘Kremlin’ by angry members

Highland Council is likened to the ‘Kremlin’ by angry members

06 November 2021

Serious issues 'yet the council leaders raced their way to the end with evasive and even one-word answers'


'There is little doubt that care services could do better'

'There is little doubt that care services could do better'

'There is little doubt that care services could do better'

29 October 2021

Highland Council urges residents to respond to care consultation.


Additional public holiday approved by Highland Council

Additional public holiday approved by Highland Council

Additional public holiday approved by Highland Council

29 October 2021

Schools will be closed as part of day off to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


Highland Council gets gold award

Highland Council gets gold award

Highland Council gets gold award

27 October 2021

The award was for the Defence Employers’ Recognition Scheme and Councillor Roddy Balfour was presented with it at a reception in Edinburgh Castle.


Naming competition for new hydroelectric generator

Naming competition for new hydroelectric generator

Naming competition for new hydroelectric generator

27 October 2021

Highland Council is inviting youngsters to name a new hydroelectric generator and interactive visitor experience on the River Ness.


Highland Council reaches 'milestone' in ditching £40 million IT contract

Highland Council reaches 'milestone' in ditching £40 million IT contract

Highland Council reaches 'milestone' in ditching £40 million IT contract

04 October 2021

The local authority wants to bring the problematic contract in-house


Tributes are paid following death of Highland councillor

Tributes are paid following death of Highland councillor

Tributes are paid following death of Highland councillor

21 September 2021

Conservative group leader Andrew Jarvie says colleague will be missed 'by a great many people across the Highlands'


Several hundred pounds in petty cash goes AWOL at Highland Council

Several hundred pounds in petty cash goes AWOL at Highland Council

Several hundred pounds in petty cash goes AWOL at Highland Council

21 September 2021

Money went missing at an unidentified facility after bosses failed to lock-up the cash


'Building relationship between strath and China could bring potentially huge benefits'

'Building relationship between strath and China could bring potentially huge benefits'

'Building relationship between strath and China could bring potentially huge benefits'

16 September 2021

Highland Council convener comments comes after Grantown teacher's presentation on Confucius Hub


Helping hand for start-up businesses in Badenoch and Strathspey

Helping hand for start-up businesses in Badenoch and Strathspey

Helping hand for start-up businesses in Badenoch and Strathspey

03 September 2021

Measures include free advice service and £500 cash boost


More than 1000 pupils and 150 staff are self-isolating due to the surge in Covid cases

More than 1000 pupils and 150 staff are self-isolating due to the surge in Covid cases

More than 1000 pupils and 150 staff are self-isolating due to the surge in Covid cases

02 September 2021

Council bosses warns the pressure is mounting in tandem with the number of cases


'Learn from past mistakes' when it comes to Highlands' road network

'Learn from past mistakes' when it comes to Highlands' road network

'Learn from past mistakes' when it comes to Highlands' road network

02 September 2021

Local authority has been referred twice in recent weeks to statutory agencies over its roads maintenance performance


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