Highland Council

Scotland's Pinewood Conference

This October, Scotland’s Pinewood Conference 2024, aims to bring together a wide range of people interested in pinewood management to examine how landscape scale management can lead to ecosystem recovery, focusing on western pinewoods.

Join us and share your knowledge, experience and insight. 

Saving Wildcats talk at Laggan Village Hall

European wildcats crossed from the Continent into Britain after the end of the last Ice Age, around 9,000 years ago. Once widespread, the species is now on the brink of extinction in Scotland. A sad history of habitat loss, persecution and, more recently, breeding with domestic cats, has forced the Highland Tiger to a point where the population is no longer viable.  Without urgent action, wildcats will be lost forever from our shores.

Farm retail with a focus on building staff teams - Monitor Farms Programme

Scotland's Agritourism Monitor Farm programme supports agritourism, rural tourism and food and drink businesses to invest and grow, driving benefit to the rural economy and beyond.

This Monitor Farm meeting takes place  at the Black Isle Brewery moving to Black Isle Berries. The focus of the meeting is on farm retail and catering with a staff focus.

Registration is at 10.00 am at the Black Isle Brewery with the meeting starting at 10.30 am.

RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024! #GGC24

Welcome to the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024  – an extraordinary day of camaraderie, adventure, and support for those in Scottish agriculture.

Tourism & Renewables Conference

What role does the Highlands have to play on the path to green energy? How will these efforts impact tourism in the region? What opportunities will there be for the local communities and destinations? How can brand Highlands, with a bold vision, bind the two sectors for the greater good of the Highlands - economically socially and environmentally?

Moy Country Fair

Moy Country Fair offers a diversity of entertainments and activities for all of the family! The emphasis is on field sports activities with competitions in fly casting, gun dog handling and clay pigeon shooting. 

Site Safety and Management Training - Forest to Bog restoration

Site Safety and Management – Forest to Bog Restoration Sites

This course sets a foundation for safe and effective management of operational forestry sites and learning activities will be delivered through classroom and field sessions.

By the end of this course you will:

Rural Equality and Human Rights Workshop

This is an in-person event at HTSI's offices that will bring together various third sector organisations from the Highlands to discuss how we can apply a Human Rights and Equalities First approach to the sector's work.

We are pleased to announce that we will have additional guest speakers at the event, presentations from Connecting Carers and the North Highland Women's Wellness Hub.

Woodland Habitat Impact Assessment (WHIALite) Workshop - Dingwall

2024 WHIALite Programme

As part of The Wild Deer Best Practice guidance collection, Steering Group partners, led by NatureScot and Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) developed a simplified methodology for assessing the impacts of grazing herbivores on woodland habitat.

Woodland Habitat Impact Assessment (WHIALite) Workshop - Glen Affric

2024 WHIALite Programme

As part of The Wild Deer Best Practice guidance collection, Steering Group partners, led by NatureScot and Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) developed a simplified methodology for assessing the impacts of grazing herbivores on woodland habitat.

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