Highland Council



Work to start on new homes at historic Inverness College site

The demolition of all non-listed buildings at the Inverness College site at Midmills in the city centre is to begin next month to make way for more than 80 retirement homes.

Published 21 March 2017

Tenants welcomed into affordable homes at empty Highland schoolhouse

A former schoolhouse in the Highlands that has lain empty for over five years has been transformed into two affordable dwellings thanks to an innovative funding package secured by the Coigach Community Development Company and The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT).

Published 8 March 2017

Top national award for Highland Council home energy project

The Highland Council has won a national award for a project aimed at cutting the cost of heating Highland homes.

Published 7 March 2017

1,000 new homes pledged as South Lanarkshire Council freezes Council Tax

South Lanarkshire Council has unveiled plans to double its house building programme to 1,000 new homes as it joined two other local authorities in Scotland to yesterday announce a voluntarily freeze of the basic rate of Council Tax.

Published 17 February 2017

Housing officer named Employee of the Year for ‘compassion’ to refugees

Housing policy officer Gail Ward has been named Employee of the Year by Highland Council for the care and compassion she has shown in welcoming Syrian refugees to the region and her work to ease the impact welfare reform.

Published 23 November 2016

Affordable housing boost for Cairngorms National Park

Sixty new homes are set to be built in the Cairngorms National Park after three separate planning applications were given the go ahead for Grantown-on-Spey.

Published 25 October 2016

Focus on local housing in Lochaber

An increase of housing and specialist support provision have been named by members of Highland Council’s Lochaber Committee among a set of strategic priorities to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Published 24 October 2016

Highland Council anticipating up to £72m savings amid ‘unprecedented’ budget fears

The Highland Council is anticipating it may have to make savings of up to £72 million over the next three years.

Published 21 October 2016

New Rent to Buy homes set for the Isle of Skye

Construction of two new affordable homes will begin shortly at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Skye through the Rent to Buy scheme by The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT).

Published 7 October 2016

Aberdeen joins forces with Highland Council in bid to save millions

Aberdeen City Council has agreed to add Highland Council as a partner in a major joint venture which could potentially save millions of pounds a year.

Published 29 September 2016

Affordable housing a priority for Badenoch and Strathspey

A Highland community has indentified affordable housing among a number of local strategic priorities for the area.

Published 15 September 2016

Work begins on new Fort William homes for rent

Work has begun on a project to turn a former medical centre in Fort William into accommodation for rent.

Published 19 July 2016

Albyn Housing Society takes handover of new Alness homes

The Alness community is set to benefit from a new homes boost after Albyn Housing Society took handover of the first phase of its new Dalmore development.

Published 4 July 2016

Work starts at Ness Castle site for new affordable homes

Work has started on the first phase of a much-anticipated affordable housing development which is set to bring 51 quality new homes to the Highland capital by April next year.

Published 21 June 2016

Highlands Choice Based Lettings scheme extended to Thurso

Anyone who wants to rent a council or housing association house in Thurso now has greater choice as homes are now being allocated through ‘Choice Based Lettings’.

Published 2 June 2016