Highland Council

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

Highland Council hails success of Syrian refugee resettlement programme and tenant participation project

Members of The Highland Council have hailed the success of both its Syrian refugee settlement programme and its tenant participation and engagement in Badenoch and Strathspey.

Published 13 February 2020

North authorities join for first 'rapid rehousing' event to tackle homelessness

Seven local authorities from the north of Scotland gathered in Aberdeen last week to discuss plans to tackle homelessness.

Published 7 February 2020

Highland Council plans energy efficiency community events

The Highland Council is to host information events after it was awarded funding from the Scottish Government to deliver area based energy efficiency programmes in the region.

Published 3 February 2020

Highland councillors approve 3% housing rent increase

A proposed 3% rent increase for 2020/21 was agreed by The Highland Council’s new housing and property committee yesterday.

Published 30 January 2020