Highland Council



Community concerns see Highland Council drop affordable housing project

Highland Council has decided not to proceed with a new affordable housing project adjacent to the Merkinch Nature Reserve amid concerns from the community.

Published 4 October 2019

Councillor encourages support for Skye Community Trust crowdfunding appeal

People across the Highlands are being encouraged to support a community crowdfunding appeal which aims to raise money to build new homes and a medical clinic on the Isle of Skye.

Published 3 October 2019

Highland Council to host energy efficiency events next week

Highland Council has announced that it will be hosting energy efficiency events in Badenoch and Strathspey next week.

Published 2 October 2019

Plockton residents fight to save council house from becoming holiday home

Locals in Plockton, Wester Ross are trying to stop Highland Council from selling one of the last remaining council houses to prevent it from becoming a holiday home, The Herald reports.

Published 20 September 2019

Highland Council holds public event in Inverness for Scottish Housing Day

To celebrate Scottish Housing Day, Highland Council is due to hold a public event in Inverness called Highland Housing Extravaganza.

Published 17 September 2019

Highland Housing Alliance completes delivery of 16 new homes in Inverness

Highland Housing Alliance has handed over keys to tenants at a new development marking the completion of another successful mixed-tenure development in Inverness.

Published 11 September 2019

Highland Council approves senior executive leadership team appointments

Highland Council has announced two further appointments to new posts of executive chief officer (ECO) as part of the local authority’s redesign.

Published 10 September 2019

Inverness residents to receive increased winter payment

The continuation of a winter payments scheme with an increase of £2 has been approved by members of Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee.

Published 30 August 2019

Council-funded advice services assists 22,000 Highland customers and exceeds £22.5m in financial gains

The Highland Council’s Welfare Support Team and Citizens Advice assisted more than 22,000 customers during 2018/19 for support with welfare, debt and housing issues, new figures have shown.

Published 26 August 2019

Highland community asset transfers approved by councillors

Four Highland communities in Sutherland, Caithness, Ross and Cromarty and Lochaber have had their requests for land and buildings to be leased or transferred over to them approved by the local authority.

Published 16 August 2019

Bancon Construction expands into Inverness with new contract wins

Bancon Construction has secured a raft of new contracts worth more than £20 million, including affordable housing wins in Inverness and Angus.

Published 7 August 2019

Handover marks completion of 92-home Highlands development

The completion of a 92-home mixed tenure residential development in Balgate, Kiltarlity, has been marked with the final handover of seven new homes to the Highland Council.

Published 30 July 2019

20-tonne tower crane installed at Highland Housing Alliance’s Wyvern House project

A significant change was made to the Inverness skyline by Morrison Construction after the installation of a 20-tonne tower crane.

Published 26 July 2019

Highlands housing developments the focus for ministerial visit

Minister for local government, housing and planning Kevin Stewart MSP spent two days in the Highlands this week to see work underway on the ground to build affordable new homes.

Published 25 July 2019

Highland Council appoints executive chief officers

Three new executive chief officers have been appointed by the Highland Council.

Published 24 July 2019