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Call for Universal Credit starter payments is welcomed by Highland Council leader

Call for Universal Credit starter payments is welcomed by Highland Council leader

Call for Universal Credit starter payments is welcomed by Highland Council leader

19 October 2020

Councillor Margaret Davidson says such payments would help many people to bridge the five week delay in processing claims


Universal Credit benefit claims in the Highlands rocket by 78 per cent with the young particularly badly affected

Universal Credit benefit claims in the Highlands rocket by 78 per cent with the young particularly badly affected

Universal Credit benefit claims in the Highlands rocket by 78 per cent with the young particularly badly affected

19 October 2020

Food bank use also surges by 97 per cent as officials say the pandemic 'exacerbated welfare, debt, housing and employment issues'


New homes protest fails as Highland Council greenlights 155 new homes for Inverness

New homes protest fails as Highland Council greenlights 155 new homes for Inverness

New homes protest fails as Highland Council greenlights 155 new homes for Inverness

17 October 2020

The decision had already been deferred once amid concerns about flooding in the south of the city


Europeans wishing to stay in the UK can seek out Highland Council help

Europeans wishing to stay in the UK can seek out Highland Council help

Europeans wishing to stay in the UK can seek out Highland Council help

16 October 2020

European citizens wishing to continue living in the UK after Brexit are being urged to seek out Highland Council help.


Bus gate work at hospital to begin before end of year

Bus gate work at hospital to begin before end of year

Bus gate work at hospital to begin before end of year

16 October 2020

WORK on a controversial bus link through the grounds of Raigmore Hospital looks set to begin before the end of the year.


Row over Inverness city centre bollards

Row over Inverness city centre bollards

Row over Inverness city centre bollards

15 October 2020

Critics warn that the changes to Stephen's Brae could harm access for those with disabilities


Highland Council considers ways to end the blight of dirty camping as alcohol bans and wardens are suggested to combat irresponsible visitors

Highland Council considers ways to end the blight of dirty camping as alcohol bans and wardens are suggested to combat irresponsible visitors

Highland Council considers ways to end the blight of dirty camping as alcohol bans and wardens are suggested to combat irresponsible visitors

14 October 2020

Efforts will also be put into providing better facilities for tourists with possible opportunities for landowners to accommodate motorhomes


Leisure centres, swimming pools and other attractions to stay open despite tightening of coronavirus restrictions

Leisure centres, swimming pools and other attractions to stay open despite tightening of coronavirus restrictions

Leisure centres, swimming pools and other attractions to stay open despite tightening of coronavirus restrictions

14 October 2020

High Life Highland will be able to keep all of its facilities and attractions open throughout the school holidays.


Council to consider restrictions on alcohol consumption to combat 'selfish' tourists

Council to consider restrictions on alcohol consumption to combat 'selfish' tourists

Council to consider restrictions on alcohol consumption to combat 'selfish' tourists

13 October 2020

Highland Council’s tourism committee is to look at ways of cracking down on on antisocial behaviour in tourist hotspots.


'We are ready for winter', says Highland Council as it gears up for the colder months

'We are ready for winter', says Highland Council as it gears up for the colder months

'We are ready for winter', says Highland Council as it gears up for the colder months

13 October 2020

"WINTER is coming and we are ready", Highland Council has said as it prepares to launch its seasonal gritting programme.


Covid self-isolation grant support highlighted by council

Covid self-isolation grant support highlighted by council

Covid self-isolation grant support highlighted by council

13 October 2020

HIGHLANDERS asked to self-isolate during the Covid-19 pandemic have been given details of how to access vital grant support.


Garden waste collections to continue until the the end of November

Garden waste collections to continue until the the end of November

Garden waste collections to continue until the the end of November

12 October 2020

Highland Council would like to thank householders who have purchased a Garden Waste Collection Service permit for 2020/21.


Maths fun wins young fans at Kirkhill

Maths fun wins young fans at Kirkhill

Maths fun wins young fans at Kirkhill

11 October 2020

Maths Week Scotland and the Science Skills Academy (SSA) gave outdoor maths kits to primary schools in the Highland Council area to mark Maths Week.


Council urges businesses and public to have say over food growing strategy

Council urges businesses and public to have say over food growing strategy

Council urges businesses and public to have say over food growing strategy

10 October 2020

RESIDENTS and businesses across the region are being encouraged to respond to a food growing strategy.


£800,000 revamp of Nairn Courthouse has been completed

£800,000 revamp of Nairn Courthouse has been completed

£800,000 revamp of Nairn Courthouse has been completed

09 October 2020

The contract for the removal and replacement of the existing viewing tower was awarded to Laing Traditional Masonry and works began in March 2019.


Highland Council issues guidance on definition of 'outdoor space' for licensed premises as new coronavirus rules come into force

Highland Council issues guidance on definition of 'outdoor space' for licensed premises as new coronavirus rules come into force

Highland Council issues guidance on definition of 'outdoor space' for licensed premises as new coronavirus rules come into force

09 October 2020

Guidance on what is defined as "outdoor space" in the hospitality sector has been issued by Highland Council officers.


New housing plan for eyesore site

New housing plan for eyesore site

New housing plan for eyesore site

08 October 2020

AN “unsightly” building site in Beauly may finally be developed after plans to build dozens of new homes and flats were lodged with Highland Council.


Merkinch Primary's big thank you to builders

Merkinch Primary's big thank you to builders

Merkinch Primary's big thank you to builders

08 October 2020

Pupils from Merkinch PS thank construction company Robertson and Highland Council’s project team for new building


Fury as holiday village at Culloden looks set to get green light

Fury as holiday village at Culloden looks set to get green light

Fury as holiday village at Culloden looks set to get green light

08 October 2020

Campaigners are facing another desperate battle to save a vital piece of Highland history.


Council praises pupils, parents and staff for 'success' of term despite coronavirus

Council praises pupils, parents and staff for 'success' of term despite coronavirus

Council praises pupils, parents and staff for 'success' of term despite coronavirus

08 October 2020

SCHOOL pupils, parents and staff have been praised by senior Highland councillors after making a success of the first full term under Covid-19.


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