Highland Council

Highland Council energy efficiency work to start

Following Scottish Government guidance on returning to construction sites across Scotland, The Highland Council has announced works will be restarting work on the Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme across the highlands.

Published 1 July 2020

Highland Housing Alliance to help write new chapter for derelict Wick buildings

Two prominent derelict buildings in Wick High Street are to be demolished following decades lying empty thanks to assistance from Highland Housing Alliance (HHA).

Published 30 June 2020

Highland Council sets out priorities for recovery in new action plan

The Highland Council has approved a Recovery Action Plan with 11 key priority areas including economic and financial recovery, digital transformation and the reopening of schools. The coronavirus pan

Published 26 June 2020

Highland Council reaches out to accommodation providers to help tackle COVID-19 homelessness

The Highland Council is inviting private landlords and providers of short-term lets, including Airbnb hosts, who may be interested in leasing their property to the council to get in touch in an effort to tackle homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. Housing staff are interested in speaking to landlords and owners who have a self-contained property, without

Published 23 June 2020

CityFibre moves forward with digital transformation of Inverness

Inverness is celebrating a major milestone in its digital transformation with work now well underway to build a future-proof full fibre network to reach almost every home and business in the city thanks to CityFibre.

Published 23 June 2020

Highland Council welcomes resumption of house building programme

Works will be restarting on council house build projects throughout the Highlands following Scottish Government guidance on returning to construction sites in Scotland, the local authority has confirmed.

Published 15 June 2020

Learning lessons in homeless prevention

A report has been launched into a project in which four local authorities and seven housing associations, funded by the North and Islands Homelessness and Housing Options Hub and managed by Scotland’s Housing Network, explored enhanced practices in relation to section 11 notices.

Published 2 June 2020

Highland Council unveils plans for new housing in Inverness

Highland Council has revealed plans to transform the Culcabock Child Guidance Centre in Inverness to help meet the demand for housing in the area.

Published 13 May 2020

Regeneration Capital Grant Fund opens for applications in the Highlands

The Highland Council is now accepting applications for the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund for 2021-2022. 

Published 4 May 2020

Highland Council prepares for £80m budget gap

The Highland Council is preparing for a budget gap of over £80 million within the current financial year due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Published 30 April 2020

Homes planned at former Inverness school

Highland Council has paired up with CRGP Architects on plans to convert a former Inverness primary school, latterly in use as a child care centre, into housing.

Published 24 April 2020

Highland home delivery for vulnerable

A scheme to provide vital food supplies for vulnerable people has delivered more than 500 meals to homes in the Inverness area over recent weeks and is asking businesses to get in touch if they can provide personal protective equipment for the volunteers providing this vital lifeline.

Published 16 April 2020

Highland Council agrees 2020/21 budget

The Highland Council agreed its budget for 2020/21 yesterday setting a 4.84% increase in council tax.

Published 6 March 2020

Highland Council approves community asset transfers

Two ‘strong’ community asset transfer requests have been given the green light by councillors on The Highland Council’s Communities and Place Committee.

Published 3 March 2020

Highland Council rents to rise by 3%

The Highland Council has announced that it will be increasing its rents by 3%.

Published 14 February 2020