Highland Council



Highland landlord given £4,000 fine

A Highland landlord has been fined £4,000 for operating a house in multiple occupation (HMO) without a licence.

Published 5 March 2019

Highland Council approves plan to save £37m over next three years

Highland councillors have approved plans to cut over £37 million from the council budget over the next three years.

Published 15 February 2019

Highland Council publishes three-year budget proposals

Highland Council has published its proposals for a three-year budget as it faces the challenge of managing a £31.2 million budget gap for 2019-20.

Published 11 February 2019

Free forum event for Highland landlords

The Highland Council, in partnership with Under One Roof Scotland, is inviting all private landlords to a special seminar specifically to look at issues surrounding  common repairs and building maintenance and how to deal with any problems that may arise.

Published 5 February 2019

Dingwall infrastructure improvements to pave way for 150 new homes

Highland Council has agreed to invest in infrastructure improvements for Dingwall that will unlock the development of 150 additional houses in the town.

Published 1 February 2019

Highland landlord prosecuted for unlicensed HMO

A Fort William landlord has been successfully prosecuted for operating a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) without a licence.

Published 30 January 2019

Highland council housing rent increase set at 3%

The average weekly rent charged by Highland Council to its 13,411 council house tenants is set to increase by 3% for the coming financial year 2019/20.

Published 25 January 2019

Highland Council presents new approach to budget setting

Highland Council has unveiled a new approach to budget setting from 2019-22 as it prepares to negotiate a funding shortfall of more than £30 million for next year.

Published 21 January 2019

Highland Council warns of big changes to address £31m budget gap

A reduction in grant funding and additional pressures mean the Highland Council is facing a £31.2 million budget gap for 2019-20, the local authority has warned.

Published 10 January 2019

Primary pupils pave the way as tenants move into new Inverness homes

Artwork designed by pupils from Merkinch Primary School has been incorporated as part of the finishing touches to a £6 million plus project to create new homes in Inverness.  

Published 20 December 2018

Dingwall staff donate gifts for homeless children in Ross-shire

Big-hearted members of staff at the Tesco store in Dingwall have generously donated gifts to ensure that every child in Ross-shire waking up in homeless accommodation on Christmas morning will have a special parcel to open.

Published 19 December 2018

Highlands rapid rehousing plan outlined

Highland councillors have approved a new rapid rehousing plan which aims to tackle homelessness in the region.

Published 7 December 2018

Highland tenant engagement work recognised nationally

Highland Council’s work to continuously improve tenant participation in the region has been recognised by the Scottish Housing Regulator and the Tenant Participation Advisory Service.

Published 7 December 2018

Inverness CAB office transformed into new city centre homes

A former Citizens Advice Bureaux office in Inverness has been converted into four 1 bedroom flats for rent from the Highland Council.

Published 3 December 2018

Public invited to have say on proposed housing development in Fort William

The Highland Council is holding a public drop in event at Lundavra Primary School in Fort William on December 3 on proposals to create new homes at the former Upper Achintore Primary School site.

Published 30 November 2018