Highland Council

Highland Council launches consultation on housing allocation policy

Highland Council and other Highland Housing Register social housing landlords have launched a consultation seeking feedback on the proposed changes to the way they allocate their houses and the way people access housing. 

Published 2 November 2020

Highland Council appoints Fiona Duncan as executive chief offier for health and social care

Fiona Duncan has been appointed by The Highland Council as executive chief officer for health and social care, taking over from Fiona Malcolm who has been undertaking the Interim ECO role since early September.

Published 2 November 2020

Highland Council approves Scottish Government proposals for regulation of short-term lets

Members of the Highland Council approved its response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the proposals for short-term lets in Scotland. The council's respo

Published 30 October 2020

Affordable homes planned for Carrbridge hotel

Highland Council has revealed plans to take over Scotland's 'first ski hotel' and redevelop it as affordable housing.

Published 29 October 2020

Highland Council approves £2m investment in Caithness council housing

Highland Council has approved over £2 million of investment in council housing in Caithness.

Published 23 October 2020

Consultation opens on Highland Council's revised rural housing policy

Highland Council is now inviting interested parties to participate in shaping guidance on how it will promote and determine rural housing applications.

Published 23 October 2020

MPs call for 'starter payments' to address Universal Credit five-week wait

A starter payment should be made to people claiming Universal Credit (UC) for the first time to ensure that everyone has enough money for basics such as food and heating during the five-week wait for their initial monthly payment, a report by the Work and Pensions Committee has recommended.

Published 19 October 2020

Housing investment agreed for Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh

Highland Council has unveiled £551,000 of capital investment which will be used to carry out improvements to the existing housing stock across the area with some of the money ring-fenced to fund aids and adaptations for disabled tenants.

Published 16 October 2020

Green light for 48 new homes in Carrbridge

Tulloch Homes have received planning consent for a second phase of 48 homes at their Woodlands development at Carrbridge.

Published 9 October 2020

Highland Council approves £33m programme of capital projects

A £33.571 million programme of essential capital projects throughout the Highlands has been given approval as councillors agreed a "cautious and prudent" approach to the local authority's revenue budget for 2020/21.

Published 2 October 2020

Rural Highland towns to benefit from additional insulation funding

The Scottish Government has approved an increase to grant funding for energy efficiency measures for eligible properties in rural towns throughout the Highlands.

Published 2 October 2020

Highland Council calls on UK Government to help reduce fuel poverty

The Highland Council is calling on the UK Government to help resolve the inequity of fuel poverty experienced in the Highlands of Scotland where people pay more for fuel and energy than other regions in the UK.

Published 18 September 2020

£789,000 investment approved for council housing in Nairnshire

Members of the Highland Council’s Nairnshire area committee have agreed a proposed £789,000 investment in council housing for 2021-22.

Published 17 September 2020

Highland Council appoints interim executive chief officer for health and social care

The Highland Council has appointed Fiona Malcolm as interim executive chief officer for health and social care.

Published 15 September 2020

Caledonia Housing Association commits £75m to build 500 new homes

Caledonia Housing Association has confirmed a £40 million spend on seven current housing projects in Scotland with a further £35m earmarked for nine future developments, including a continued expansion in the Highlands.

Published 10 September 2020