Highland Council

Council to ensure that Highland voice is heard on welfare reform

Members of The Highland Council’s resources committee have welcomed the considerable involvement and work carried out by council staff on issues relating to welfare reform and have agreed to support the potential role of local authorities as financial assessment delivery partners for Scotland’s social security system.

Published 26 February 2016

£2.9m housing development takes shape in Fort William

The Highland Council has begun work on the £2.9 million development of Tweeddale in Fort William town centre.

Published 5 February 2016

Lochaber District Partnership to discuss social housing and development plans

The Lochaber District Partnership is to hold its first meeting next week, the Highland Council has announced.

Published 29 January 2016

Highland Council launches housing rent consultation

Highland Council is asking its tenants for their views on how their rent should be spent over the next year.

Published 24 December 2015

Work to begin on Highland housing development

Work is due to begin preparing a site in the Highlands for a housing development project, it has been announced.

Published 17 December 2015

New affordable Inverness flats handed over to tenants

The Highland Housing Alliance has completed a development of new affordable flats in Inverness and handed over the keys to the tenants.

Published 11 December 2015

Syrian refugee appeal to Highland private landlords

The Highland Council is appealing to private landlords or people who own vacant houses who may be able to offer a house for rent to Syrian refugees.

Published 30 October 2015

Highland Council launches planning and housing consultations

Three online consultations on planning and housing issues have been launched by the Highland Council.

Published 20 October 2015

Action over radon level in Highland council houses

Almost 100 Highland council houses have been found to have an unacceptable level of radon gas following tests by the local authority.

Published 15 October 2015

Land deal could see affordable homes built on Fort William hospital site

New affordable homes could be built in the centre of Fort William after the Highland Council agreed a deal to buy surplus land from Tesco.

Published 6 October 2015

Highland Council housing and planning consultations

The Highland Council has launched online consultations to discuss planning and housing issues across the region.

Published 30 September 2015

Green light for community plan to attract more residents to Rum

The Highland Council has approved an innovative Community Land Use Plan designed to reverse population decline on the Isle of Rum and attract new investment to the village of Kinloch.

Published 27 August 2015

Pioneering factory assembled social homes ready in just three weeks

Fully assembled social homes are ready to leave the factory for Highland tenants after just three weeks of construction work, thanks to a pioneering new project.

Published 13 August 2015

‘Vital’ homes for low income families opened in Ullapool

New properties built to help people on low incomes own their first home have been officially opened in Ullapool by social justice secretary Alex Neil.

Published 13 August 2015

Western Isles & Highland councils consider investing pension funds in affordable homes

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has agreed to explore the possibility of investing a portion of the pension fund it shares with The Highland Council in building social and affordable housing.

Published 23 June 2015