Highland Council



Affordable housing boost for Cairngorms National Park

Sixty new homes are set to be built in the Cairngorms National Park after three separate planning applications were given the go ahead for Grantown-on-Spey.

Published 25 October 2016

Focus on local housing in Lochaber

An increase of housing and specialist support provision have been named by members of Highland Council’s Lochaber Committee among a set of strategic priorities to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Published 24 October 2016

Highland Council anticipating up to £72m savings amid ‘unprecedented’ budget fears

The Highland Council is anticipating it may have to make savings of up to £72 million over the next three years.

Published 21 October 2016

New Rent to Buy homes set for the Isle of Skye

Construction of two new affordable homes will begin shortly at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Skye through the Rent to Buy scheme by The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT).

Published 7 October 2016

Aberdeen joins forces with Highland Council in bid to save millions

Aberdeen City Council has agreed to add Highland Council as a partner in a major joint venture which could potentially save millions of pounds a year.

Published 29 September 2016

Affordable housing a priority for Badenoch and Strathspey

A Highland community has indentified affordable housing among a number of local strategic priorities for the area.

Published 15 September 2016

Work begins on new Fort William homes for rent

Work has begun on a project to turn a former medical centre in Fort William into accommodation for rent.

Published 19 July 2016

Albyn Housing Society takes handover of new Alness homes

The Alness community is set to benefit from a new homes boost after Albyn Housing Society took handover of the first phase of its new Dalmore development.

Published 4 July 2016

Work starts at Ness Castle site for new affordable homes

Work has started on the first phase of a much-anticipated affordable housing development which is set to bring 51 quality new homes to the Highland capital by April next year.

Published 21 June 2016

Highlands Choice Based Lettings scheme extended to Thurso

Anyone who wants to rent a council or housing association house in Thurso now has greater choice as homes are now being allocated through ‘Choice Based Lettings’.

Published 2 June 2016

Highland housing initiatives aim to prevent homelessness and improve lives

Initiatives being undertaken by The Highland Council to prevent homelessness and improve the lives of homeless people have been warmly welcomed by members of the local authority’s community services committee.

Published 3 May 2016

Inverness City Deal paves way for 6,000 new homes

Inverness is to benefit from a major increase in the city’s homes over the next 20 years following the award of a £315 million City Deal.

Published 23 March 2016

Highland Council to consider summit aimed at writing off £205m housing debt

The Highland Council is to consider inviting politicians from both sides of the Border to attend a summit aimed at writing-off the region’s £205 million housing debt.

Published 10 March 2016

Council to ensure that Highland voice is heard on welfare reform

Members of The Highland Council’s resources committee have welcomed the considerable involvement and work carried out by council staff on issues relating to welfare reform and have agreed to support the potential role of local authorities as financial assessment delivery partners for Scotland’s social security system.

Published 26 February 2016

£2.9m housing development takes shape in Fort William

The Highland Council has begun work on the £2.9 million development of Tweeddale in Fort William town centre.

Published 5 February 2016