Highland Council



Highland Council to stress need for 'tight budget controls' at key meetings

The leadership of Highland Council has arranged a series of key meetings with budget holders this week to set out the need for "tight budget controls" to continue throughout the year.

Published 2 May 2019

Scotland’s Housing Network to study homelessness prevention among north and islands RSL’s

A homelessness prevention project is under way to investigate ways to improve the performance of section 11 notices in the north and islands of Scotland.

Published 1 May 2019

Former Inverness Academy and College grounds transformed into new homes

Work to create new council homes and a thriving community area in the grounds of the former Inverness Royal Academy and later Midmills College Campus site in the city has been completed.

Published 24 April 2019

Highland Universal Credit claimants urged to act ahead of annual rent increase

Seven affordable housing providers across the Highlands are urging tenants claiming Universal Credit to update their claim this April 1 to ensure their entitlement covers their annual rent increase for the year ahead.

Published 26 March 2019

Site works begin at two new Highland Housing Alliance developments

Works are progressing at two developments by Highland Housing Alliance that will deliver more than 80 homes.

Published 21 March 2019

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