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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.  
16/10/2019
Another Year Of Growth For Active Schools
The latest data published by sportscotland shows that Active Schools continues to have an impact on children's physical activity levels with 7.3 million visits made to activities across Scotland in 2018/19, an increase of 0.4% on the previous year.   More opportunities have been created for young people to take part in sport and physical activity through the network with 440,000 visits made to sessions in Highland in the last twelve months.  
7/10/2019
Calling Sports Coaches
If you or someone you know is a coach in your local area, please could I ask you to take a few minutes to complete a coaching survey via the link below or pass it onto coaches and clubs that you work with.   The study is being conducted by a UHI senior student as although much research has been undertaken into how best to coach athletes, very little has been undertaken into how providing an optimal coaching environment impacts upon the coach.  
2/8/2019
Mey Highland Games Secures Major Sponsorship Deal With Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
The Mey Highland Games has agreed received a major sponsorship package totalling £15k with from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the executive non-departmental public body responsible for the safe clean-up of the UK's earliest nuclear sites.  NDA is a major contributor to the economy of Caithness, which is home to Dounreay, and Mey Highland Games is the latest local organisation to benefit from NDA support.  
28/7/2019
Halkirk Highland Games 2019 PhotosThumbnail for article : Halkirk Highland Games 2019 Photos
See the gallery link for al the Halkirk Highland Games 2019 photos..  
21/7/2019
Adaptive athletes aiming to smash world records at Mey Highland GamesThumbnail for article : Adaptive athletes aiming to smash world records at Mey Highland Games
Following last year's new World Records, athletes from around the world are preparing to raise the bar even higher.   In 2018 Mey Highland Games became Scotland's first ever Para Highland Games.  
3/7/2019
LeisureLink Partners added in time for Summer - More With Your Highlife CardThumbnail for article : LeisureLink Partners added in time for Summer - More With Your Highlife Card
Just in time for the school holidays LiveBorders has joined the LeisureLink partnership to provide access for highlife leisure members holidaying in the Borders this summer, and adding another eight leisure centres to the partnership.   This means that highlife members can now enjoy gym and swim at leisure facilities when on holiday in the Borders, Western Isles, Argyll and Bute, Orkney and Moray for free as part of their existing membership.  
22/6/2019
Summer GymnasticsThumbnail for article : Summer Gymnastics
Summer gymnastics classes taking place for 3 weeks in July for children aged 4 plus!! Book now to avoid disappointment! :).  
24/5/2019
Caithness Pro Wrestling - Northern Fights - Saturday 25th May 2019Thumbnail for article : Caithness Pro Wrestling - Northern Fights - Saturday 25th May 2019
The main event of northern fights 2019 on the 25th of May! Lucha DS v Lad v Glen Dunbar for the Undisputed Title!.   Saturday 25th May 2019 - 6.30pm British Legion, Thurso..  
3/5/2019
Funding Support Announced For Scottish Mountain BikingThumbnail for article : Funding Support Announced For Scottish Mountain Biking
Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, formally launched the Scottish Mountain Bike Strategy for 2019 -2025 this week.   Scottish Government funding for both Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland for the next 3 years was also announced.  
29/4/2019
Caithness Councillors continue to support Scottish National Surfing Championships 2019
Highland Councillors Donnie Mackay, Struan Mackie, Matthew Reiss and Karl Rosie were delighted to provide continued funding support from the Thurso and North West Caithness Ward to the Scottish National Surfing Championships.   The Ward 2 Members contributed £5,000 from their 2018/19 Ward Discretionary Budget to the prestigious championships.