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30/9/2020
Resistance training: here's why it’s so effective for weight lossThumbnail for article : Resistance training: here's why it’s so effective for weight loss
Weight lifting, also known as resistance training, has been practised for centuries as a way of building muscular strength.  Research shows that resistance training, whether done via body weight, resistance bands or machines, dumbbells or free weights, not only helps us build strength, but also improves muscle size and can help counteract age-related muscle loss.  
23/9/2020
High Life Highland Locations Still Open For BusinessThumbnail for article : High Life Highland Locations Still Open For Business
The Chief Executive of High Life Highland has spoken following the First Minister's statements to remind customers that the Charity's locations should not be affected by the restrictions coming into place later in the week.   Steve Walsh said, "High Life Highland has worked extremely hard to ensure that our locations are operating strictly in line with the Scottish Government's guidelines.  
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15/9/2020
High Life Highland Swimming Provision Bounces BackThumbnail for article : High Life Highland Swimming Provision Bounces Back
High Life Highland is continuing its bounceback campaign with additional swimming provision planned during September and October.   Graeme Ross, Principal Facilities Manager said, "In getting our locations reopen, our priority was, and continues to be to make our premises safe and welcoming for customers and staff.  
9/9/2020
Pilot Football Matches - Two test events to be played in front of home fans
Two pilot Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) matches are to take place in front of 300 home supporters following extensive discussions involving Ministers and the football authorities.   The games - Aberdeen v Kilmarnock and Ross County v Celtic - on Saturday 12 September 2020, have been approved after each of the home teams submitted detailed operational plans for the safe admission of fans.  
5/9/2020
Should I stop running if my knee hurts?Thumbnail for article : Should I stop running if my knee hurts?
The most common site for pain in recreational runners is the knee.  For some, especially older runners, the pain can be a symptom of osteoarthritis.  
1/9/2020
Customers delighted to be back in the swimThumbnail for article : Customers delighted to be back in the swim
Leisure centres and swimming pools across the Highlands reopened this morning, two weeks earlier than had originally been anticipated.   Steve Walsh, Chief Executive of High Life Highland said, "It is absolutely amazing to see leisure centres and swimming pools welcoming highlife members and customers back to swimming, working out or attending classes this morning.  
26/8/2020
Gym And Swim Added To Highlife Booking System
High Life Highland today released further details on what customers can expect when returning to leisure activities over the coming weeks.   In order to ensure that the Highland Charity is adhering to Scottish Government guidelines, a decision has been taken that customers will be required to pre booked before visiting a leisure centre to participate in any activity, including gym and swim sessions that before lockdown would have been classed as ‘drop-in' activities.  
20/8/2020
High Life Highland Is Ready To Welcome Customers Back To Pools And GymsThumbnail for article : High Life Highland Is Ready To Welcome Customers Back To Pools And Gyms
High Life Highland have expressed delight at today's announcement from the First Minister that gyms and swimming pools can reopen from Monday 31st August 2020.   Steve Walsh Chief Executive of High life Highland said, "I am absolutely delighted with the news that we are able to welcome our customers back earlier than we had first thought.  
19/8/2020
East Caithness Bounceback Into Sports and Games - Term 1Thumbnail for article : East Caithness Bounceback Into Sports and Games - Term 1
See poster for all the events outdoors at schools.   Booking required - first come first served..  
12/8/2020
Female Empowerment Within Sport: Four Icons to Enforce Post-Lockdown ChangeThumbnail for article : Female Empowerment Within Sport: Four Icons to Enforce Post-Lockdown Change
Like with many aspects of our society, the world of sport has historically assumed a ‘male default'.  Women in sport have long stood by the side lines, waiting for their moment to come into play.  
21/5/2020
Wick Angling Association - Fishing In Caithness - Angling Is Back SoonThumbnail for article : Wick Angling Association - Fishing In Caithness - Angling Is Back Soon
Wick Angling Association have launched a new web site to make it easier to buy permits and to record catches once the sport is allowed to resume.   With Scottish Government today (21 May 2020) beginning to announce changes to lock down it may not be too long.  
15/5/2020
Highland Council Proposes Network Of Safe Walking And Cycling Routes In Response To Coronavirus Pandemic
The Highland Council and NHS Highland have submitted an ambitious bid to the Scottish Government's Spaces for People fund seeking support to deliver rapid active travel interventions.  If successful, towns across Highland and the city of Inverness will see a roll-out of temporary walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure over the coming weeks and months.  
20/3/2020
High Life Highland Postpone Price Increase
High Life Highland today announced that after a board meeting yesterday the Charity has decided an intended price increase for highlife memberships from 1st April will be suspended until further notice.   Steve Walsh Chief Executive of the Charity said: "In light of the COVID-19 situation the Charity has taken the decision not to implement a planned price increase to highlife individual and family memberships for the time-being and keep it subject to ongoing review.  
19/3/2020
Highlife Highland To Close All Archive Centres, Libraries, Leisure Centres, Museums And Swimming PoolsThumbnail for article : Highlife Highland To Close All Archive Centres, Libraries, Leisure Centres, Museums And Swimming Pools
HIGH LIFE HIGHLAND FOCUSING ON SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES.   High Life Highland today confirmed that the Charity has reached the difficult decision to close all archive centres, libraries, leisure centres, museums and swimming pools across the Highlands in line with both Scottish Government and UK Government's advice to minimise social contact.  
18/3/2020
What Would We Do In A World Without Football
Published in the Scottish Review w today 18 March 2020.   What Would We Do In A World Without Football by Gerry Hassan.  
16/3/2020
Highlife Highland - Coronavirus Statement
We would like to assure our customers that we are following national guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we are working closely with other partners in the Highlands to ensure we are doing all we can to maintain our service delivery across the region.   We are monitoring information and advice released by the Government and Public Health Scotland regarding the spread and containment of COVID-19.  
16/3/2020
Highland Athlete Travel Award Scheme Open For Applications
The Highland Athlete Travel Award Scheme is designed to support performance or development athletes from Highland with their travel and accommodation costs for an agreed training and competition schedule outside of the Highland Region.   This pilot scheme is funded by sportscotland and High Life Highland and is administered locally by High Life Highland.  
11/3/2020
Wick Easter Sports CampThumbnail for article : Wick Easter Sports Camp
See poster..  
21/1/2020
Winter Surfing In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Winter Surfing In Caithness
Surfing in January in Caithness is a common site in recent years.  With great waves on offer and low numbers the surfing areas are increasingly being used.  
21/1/2020
Your Thurso Community Sport Hub Needs You!Thumbnail for article : Your Thurso Community Sport Hub Needs You!
The Thurso CSH consists of member clubs, local groups, HLH services, Caithness and Thurso Community Councillors and Caithness Sports Council among others.   We all want the Hub to continue the great work and projects it is involved in within the Thurso community and are seeking help from individuals who have some spare time and could commit to being active members of the CSH committee.