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25/11/2020
New Indoor Climbing Facility Secures £200,000 For InvernessThumbnail for article : New Indoor Climbing Facility Secures £200,000 For Inverness
A project to create an indoor climbing facility in Inverness, has secured up to £200,000 investment from HIE.   It will form part of a new climbing performance centre and adventure sports destination being developed in the Longman area of Inverness, by The Ledge, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.  
23/11/2020
Sonas Slàinte - Goireas Ùr Slàinte Is Sunnd Airson Foghlam Tron Ghàidhlig - New Gaelic Medium health and well-being resource - Sonas Slàinte
Tha Sgioba Gàidhlig Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd fìor thoilichte Sonas Slàinte - goireas ùr slàinte is sunnd airson Foghlam tron Ghàidhlig - a chur air bhog aig Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis, air Diluain 23 dhen t-Samhain.   Tha Sonas Slàinte a' gabhail a-steach bhidiothan is dùbhlain a rinn FC Sonas le coimisean bho Sgioba Gàidhlig na Comhairle gus goireas a bharrachd a chruthachadh do thidsearan ann am Foghlam tron Ghàidhlig.  
13/11/2020
£175 Million More For Cycling And Walking As Research Shows Public SupportThumbnail for article : £175 Million More For Cycling And Walking As Research Shows Public Support
Survey reveals 8 out of 10 people support measures to reduce road traffic and two-thirds support reallocating road space for active travel.   £175 million announced for high-quality cycling and walking infrastructure across England to make local journeys safer for all.  
11/11/2020
Statement from Peterhead Football Club About Reinstatement of Staff
The events of the last ten days or so have no doubt been confusing and stressful for Peterhead Football Club and especially the 29 occasional and part-time staff who had received redundancy notices when the Government Furlough Scheme drew to a close at the end of October.   There were also a number of staff who despite having not been made redundant, had been placed on the "at risk" category which also provided unwanted worry especially with the timing being so close to Christmas.  
10/11/2020
Online Meeting and Coaching Talk with East Caithness Sports HubThumbnail for article : Online Meeting and Coaching Talk with East Caithness Sports Hub
Hi Everyone, We will be holding a 60 minute virtual Community Sport Hub meeting via Skype next Monday with a focus on CSH events for this academic year.  The CSH is here to help support everyone in East Caithness and to support their Health & Wellbeing, fitness and community sports during these difficult times.  
31/10/2020
Marcus Rashford: Finding Purpose Off-field Can Improve Sporting PerformanceThumbnail for article : Marcus Rashford: Finding Purpose Off-field Can Improve Sporting Performance
Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford is having quite a month.  He was honoured with an MBE for his efforts to ensure free school meals for children, and his petition to end child food poverty has surpassed a million signatures.  
23/10/2020
Campa ball-coise a' cuideachadh gus sgilean Gàidhlig a neartachadh
Bha mu 27 neach òg a' gleusadh an sgilean Gàidhlig tro spòrs an t-seachdain seo aig campa ball-coise Gàidhlig FC Sonas.   Bha Sgioba na Gàidhlig aig Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd toilichte obrachadh còmhla ri FC Sonas gus campa ball-coise air a' bhlàr a-muigh a chur air dòigh ann an saor-làithean na sgoile, eadar an 19 - 21 dhen Dàmhair, ann am Pàirc a’ Bhucht ann an Inbhir Nis.  
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.