Highland Council

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

Dingwall staff donate gifts for homeless children in Ross-shire

Big-hearted members of staff at the Tesco store in Dingwall have generously donated gifts to ensure that every child in Ross-shire waking up in homeless accommodation on Christmas morning will have a special parcel to open.

Published 19 December 2018

Highlands rapid rehousing plan outlined

Highland councillors have approved a new rapid rehousing plan which aims to tackle homelessness in the region.

Published 7 December 2018

Highland tenant engagement work recognised nationally

Highland Council’s work to continuously improve tenant participation in the region has been recognised by the Scottish Housing Regulator and the Tenant Participation Advisory Service.

Published 7 December 2018

Inverness CAB office transformed into new city centre homes

A former Citizens Advice Bureaux office in Inverness has been converted into four 1 bedroom flats for rent from the Highland Council.

Published 3 December 2018

Public invited to have say on proposed housing development in Fort William

The Highland Council is holding a public drop in event at Lundavra Primary School in Fort William on December 3 on proposals to create new homes at the former Upper Achintore Primary School site.

Published 30 November 2018

Housing transformation of Inverness site starts

Work has begun on a landmark development to reinvigorate the heart of Inverness and create new homes and business opportunities.

Published 28 November 2018

£8m funding for improvements to council homes in Inverness

The Highland Council is to invest over £8 million into carrying out improvements to its housing stock in the Inverness area.

Published 23 November 2018

Council approves funding for improvements to Caithness homes

The Highland Council is to invest over £4.2 million into carrying out improvements to its housing stock in Caithness.

Published 21 November 2018

Council approves funding for Sutherland housing improvements

A two-year Housing Revenue Account Capital Programme has been agreed that will see over £2 million invested into improving council homes in the Sutherland area over the next two years.

Published 16 November 2018

Councillors approve investment plans for 4,500 affordable Highland homes

The Highland Council remains on track to provide at least 4,500 much-needed affordable homes after members of the environment, development and infrastructure committee approved a new investment plan.

Published 9 November 2018