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High Life Highland (HLH) is a charity registered in Scotland and a company, Limited by Guarantee, wholly owned by The Highland Council, whose purpose is to develop and promote opportunities in culture, learning, sport, leisure, health and wellbeing. The Company was established on 1 October 2011 to deliver a suite of Community Learning and Leisure Services on behalf of THC across the Highlands.

The Company’s ambition is to be recognised and respected as the leading organisation in the area for the development and promotion of opportunities in culture, learning, sport, leisure, health and wellbeing.

The main business of HLH is the delivery of a Service Delivery Contract (SDC) for THC across the Company’s eight areas of work:

  • Adult Learning – The Council’s aim in specifying adult learning services is to ensure a range of targeted, local opportunities for personal and social development.
  • ArchivesThe aim of the Archives Service is to manage, preserve and promote access to the Highland’s records and archives.
  • Leisure FacilitiesThe aim of the leisure facility service is to provide local, specialist venues, staff and activities to promote sport, leisure and learning.
  • LibrariesThe aim of the library service is to provide reading and information services to support the educational, cultural and recreational needs of all.
  • Museums and GalleriesThe aim of the museums and galleries services is to provide a specialist service that conserves, interprets and celebrates the heritage of the Highlands.
  • Music Tuition The aim of the Music Tuition service is to allow learners across Highland to access formal tuition on a range of orchestral; folk & pop/rock instruments and to participate in group and individual performances.
  • Sport and Outdoor EducationThe aim of the sports service is to increase the number of people taking part in sport and physical activity and to promote progression to club and performance sport.
  • Youth WorkThe aim of the Youth Work Service is to empower young people to become successful, confident, responsible and effective through the work of specialist staff and the provision of targeted activities.

Contact Details:

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Karen Archer (High Life Highland)

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07741 177582


Rachel Cunningham (Inverness Castle Experience)

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07711 644130


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