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Insurance Institute Supports Highland Hospice and Mikeysline

22nd March 2017

Two important local charities benefited from the Insurance Institute of Inverness & the Highlands and Islands’ annual dinner last month. Guests took part in a raffle on the night... Read more »

Springtime Art Sale for Highland Hospice

21st March 2017

Members of the Art Society of Inverness are putting their creativity to good use as they prepare for a Springtime Art Sale to raise funds for Highland Hospice. The informal... Read more »

Tailormade Moves Pledge Support to Highland Hospice

20th February 2017

Estate Agency Tailormade Moves have pledged to support Highland Hospice throughout 2017. During this year the company will be donating £25 from every house sold, and will be sponsoring the charity... Read more »

Highland Schools Prepare for Hospice Apprentice Final Dates

24th January 2017

Fifteen teams from eleven Highland schools are putting the finishing touches to their business plans which will be judged next month in the finals of ‘Young Highland Apprentice’... Read more »

HRH The Earl of Inverness formally opens new Highland Hospice

20th December 2016

On Tuesday 13th December we welcomed HRH The Earl of Inverness to formally open our new Highland Hospice.  HRH was welcomed by Norman MacDonald, Chair of the Board of... Read more »

Highland Hospice Reveals First Look at New Inpatient Unit

27th October 2016

Highland Hospice has revealed a first look at its brand new Inpatient Unit which is set to open its doors to patients on 17th November. The new Unit has been... Read more »

HIGHLAND INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES SCORES FOR HOSPICE

11th October 2016

Local builders merchant gets in the mix with Scruffs to support Highland Hospice As part of the Scruffs ‘Masters at Work. Masters of Workwear’ UK tour, visitors to... Read more »

Kingsmills Hotel Raises £114,000 for Hospice Appeal

7th October 2016

Staff of the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness have smashed their fundraising target of £100,000 which they pledged to raise for Highland Hospice’s Project Build Appeal. Over the past... Read more »

Applications Open for Strictly Inverness 2017

28th September 2016

Highland Hospice and Inverness Ice Centre are launching the search for next year’s Strictly Inverness contestants. We are looking for 32 individuals, 16 male and 16 female, to train by attending... Read more »

£400,000 Needed to Hit Project Build Appeal Target

7th September 2016

Highland Hospice is celebrating a successful summer of fundraising with its Project Build Appeal hitting the £4.1 million mark. The Hospice’s brand new Inpatient Unit is set to... Read more »

Highland Hospice Forms Partnership With University of the Highlands and Islands

6th September 2016

Highland Hospice and the University of the Highlands and Islands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a cooperative relationship which will benefit both institutions.  The understanding, which was... Read more »

MD Fiddes Employees Reach Summit for Highland Hospice

31st August 2016

Two employees of LGV and Forklift Training Provider MD Fiddes, David Mackintosh and Cameron Cumming, have raised a fantastic £2733 for Highland Hospice by climbing Ben Nevis on 14th August. ... Read more »

Plea for Community Archive Materials

31st August 2016

Could you help to tell the incredible story of Highland Hospice? An exciting Highland-wide search has been launched for documents and materials which will help to tell the story of... Read more »

Highland Hospice Delivers High Quality of Care During Rebuild Project

15th June 2016

Highland Hospice has scored well in a report published today by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, following their unannounced inspection of its services in May. The report summarises that the service had... Read more »

Lizzie McCoo Goes up for Auction

15th June 2016

Inverness lady Marjory Muir has kindly organised a fabulous auction prize for Highland Hospice in the form of a Steven Brown Art Limited Edition Print of Lizzie McCoo.  Kind-hearted... Read more »

Helen Prepares to Swim Loch Ness for Highland Hospice

8th June 2016

Inverness lady Helen Beveridge is gearing up for a massive gruelling challenge as she trains to swim 23 miles across the icy water of Loch Ness during the first week of... Read more »

Tesco Inverness Stores Pledge Fundraising Boost to Highland Hospice

1st June 2016

Supermarket chain Tesco’s four stores in Inverness have pledged a huge fundraising boost to Highland Hospice. Aiming to raise £15,000, the stores have announced a one-year partnership with... Read more »

Aird Fundraising Group Raise Over £2,300 through Beauly Pop Up Shop

23rd May 2016

A group of Highland Hospice fundraisers grasped an opportunity to raise funds for the charity when a shop unit became available in Beauly, raising an impressive total of over £2,300... Read more »

Grantown Hospice Shop Shows Community Spirit

11th May 2016

Here is a story from our Grantown shop. Last week the Speyside Centre sadly burned down – a family business which has been running for 43 years and employs 25 members of... Read more »

Signed Rugby Ball Donation

25th April 2016

Thanks very much to MN2S booking agency who kindly donated a rugby ball to the Hospice, signed by top rugby referee Nigel Owens. Look out for this quality item... Read more »

Highland Hospice Urges Runners of All Abilities to Sign Up for Inverness Half Marathon and 5K

18th February 2016

Last call for entries which close on February 23 Highland Hospice is urging runners of all abilities to raise funds for its Project Build Appeal by signing up for the Inverness... Read more »

Helping Hands Launches in Alness, Tain, Invergordon and Surrounding Area

18th February 2016

Highland Hospice has developed a brand new initiative which offers to help people in their own homes.  Launching in Invergordon, Alness, Tain and surrounding area, ‘Helping Hands’... Read more »

Another ‘Truly Terrible’ Christmas Concert!

8th December 2015

The Truly Terrible Orchestra will be “delighting” their long-suffering audience once again at their Annual Charity Christmas Concert on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 7.30pm in the Drumossie Hotel,... Read more »

Highland Hospice to benefit from a sleigh full of Christmas treats at Inverness Shopping Park

1st December 2015

Inverness Shopping Park is getting festive and showing its support for Highland Hospice with an array of events that will have visitors counting down the days until Santa comes. Santa... Read more »

Bridal Boutique Opens to Raise Funds for Highland Hospice

17th November 2015

Highland Hospice has opened a beautiful bridal boutique in Inverness, offering brand new and pre-loved wedding dresses as well as other wedding related accessories. The pop up shop, located on... Read more »

Stuart’s Tour de Highlands

18th July 2015

Barbara Dillon (67), her son Morris and a few friends have completed an astonishing fundraising cycle in memory of Barbara’s late son Stuart who passed away at Highland Hospice... Read more »

Maya’s Long Walk to Granny’s

17th July 2015

May Jordan (16) raised a magnificent £1700 by undertaking a gruelling 90 mile trek across Scotland in memory of her Grandfather. Maya came up with the idea as a way both raise... Read more »

Hospice Project Build Contractor

21st May 2015

Highland Hospice are pleased to announce that following a competitive tendering exercise Morrison Construction has been selected to build the new In Patient Unit and refurbish existing facilities on the... Read more »

Brigabroon bags £29,100 for Highland Hospice

19th February 2015

Boat of Garten Drama Group - ShowBoaters, raised a phenomenal £29,100 at their Christmas Panto entitled Brigabroon. Organiser, Graham MacPherson did an amazing job of enthusing businesses and individuals to... Read more »

KICK START 2015 WITH LOVE TO LOSE

23rd December 2014

Kick start 2015 with a weight loss challenge that could improve your health and win you some superb prizes, while supporting the Hospice at the same time! A New Year weight... Read more »

Saints & Sinners Anniversary Ball

1st December 2014

Highland Hospice's annual Anniversary Ball this year raised a staggering £130,000. A wonderful night, hosted by Nicola McAlley, with entertainment from Scooty & the Skyhooks and The Red Hot... Read more »

Funds from 5 years of Inverness Strictly recognised

26th November 2014

The total net funds raised for both Highland Hospice and Inverness Ice Centre over the last 5 years of Inveness Strictly contests, was recognised at the recent 5 year anniversary party for... Read more »

National Businesses Support Highland Hospice Christmas Raffles

25th November 2014

Highland Hospice were delighted to receive support from two National Businesses, Hayes Garden World and Casa Bella Furniture, in the form of two £30 gift vouchers for our Christmas Fayre... Read more »

Hospice Redevelopment Moves One Step Closer

20th November 2014

The Board of Highland Hospice has given approval to seek tenders for the construction of a new In Patient Unit and upgrading of existing facilities on its riverside site in... Read more »

Great Highland Car Raffle

13th November 2014

This November, we are very excited to launch the Great Highland Car Raffle raising funds for our Project Build Appeal. A local businessman has generously covered the cost of the... Read more »

Phil goes Fuzz Free for Charities

13th November 2014

Avoch man Phil Baarda has bravely whisked off his whiskers after 25 years to help three charities - Highland Hospice, Crohn's and Colitis UK and WaterAid. Phil has had his... Read more »

A Mask for Grieving

22nd October 2014

Local poet Simon Berry has written a beautiful book called 'A Mask for Grieving & Other Poems'.  Simon has personal experience of our 'Living With Grief' support group and... Read more »

Marks & Spencer raise funds for the Project Build Appeal

24th September 2014

These are photos of the lovely team at Marks & Spencer Inverness taking part in Run for Colour. The staff there have chosen to raise money for our Project Build... Read more »

Thank You John!

22nd September 2014

Pictured is John Finlayson from Rosemarkie.  John completed the 13 mile Great Wilderness Challenge recently and raised a whopping £1,745 with the support of his friends and many colleagues through... Read more »

Great Wilderness Fundraiser!

18th September 2014

This is Wester Ross Councillor Audrey Sinclair (second from right) and a group of her friends who participated in the Great Wilderness Challenge to raise funds for Highland Hospice. We... Read more »

Well Done to Kerri!

16th September 2014

We told you last week about fundraiser Kerri McGrath who was gearing up for the massive Thames Path Challenge at the weekend, which she was participating in in memory of... Read more »

Kerri’s Thames Path Challenge in Memory of her Dad

10th September 2014

Kerri McGrath is gearing up for a huge event this weekend - when she will be participating in the Thames Path Challenge in memory of her father, Andrew, who was... Read more »

Netley Day Therapy Visitors Brighten Our Patients’ Day

10th September 2014

We were very fortunate to receive two very special visits to our Netley Day Therapy Centre today.  First of all, singer David Solley and accordianist Yvonne Macleod came in... Read more »

Local Authors Support Highland Hospice Through Book Sales

10th September 2014

Three Highland authors have recently kindly offered to donate the profit from their book sales to Highland Hospice. Marjory Muir has published the delightful children's ... Read more »

Highland Hospice Aird Fundraising Group’s Art Exhibition Returns

9th September 2014

A local fundraising group is gearing up for its annual Art Exhibition held in aid of Highland Hospice this weekend. The Aird Fundraising Group will host the popular event in... Read more »

12 Year Old Joey Shortlisted for Citizen Award

3rd September 2014

Highland MP Danny Alexander has congratulated one of Highland Hospice’s youngest supporters, Joey Macleod (age 12), who has been shortlisted for the British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Award 2014. Highland... Read more »

Thanks to Our Run for Colour Sponsors

11th August 2014

It's only 5 days to go until our Run for Colour event!  We are making all the final preparations and are really looking forward to Saturday.  Just hope... Read more »

Cluanie the Kilted Pooch to Climb Ben Macdui for Highland Hospice

30th July 2014

Highland Hospice’s top pooch supporter is preparing to wear his brand new kilt for the charity’s ‘Kilts up Ben Macdui’ challenge which takes place... Read more »

Ullapool Man Selected as Commonwealth Batonbearer

1st July 2014

Highland Hospice is delighted that one of its most dedicated volunteers and fundraisers John Urquhart has been selected to be a Commonwealth Queens Baton Relay Batonbearer in Ullapool on Wednesday 9... Read more »

Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Independent Healthcare Inspection Report

1st July 2014

Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Independent Healthcare Inspection Report:  Highland Hospice, Inverness Healthcare Improvement Scotland today (Monday) published its report relating to an unannounced inspection visit to Highland Hospice, Inverness.... Read more »

Our June Bonanza Club Winners Announced!

13th June 2014

We are delighted to announce the £1,000 winner of our June Bonanza Club draw is Johann Riddle. Well done Johann! Our runners up were: Mr Donald Macleod Sir Samuel Whitbread ... Read more »

Generous iPad Donation Makes a Difference to the Future of Highland Hospice

26th March 2014

Highland Hospice is delighted to have received a very thoughtful donation from Joy Gillies MBE, whose husband Neil sadly passed away in November 2013. Joy, from Inverness, chose to purchase four... Read more »

Easter Ross Farmers Bring £3000 to Highland Hospice

18th February 2014

Easter Ross Farmers Club has presented a cheque for £1,500 to Highland Hospice, as a result of a Raffle and Auction held at their Annual General Meeting  held in... Read more »

Colin McCredie and Family to Put Best Foot Forward at City Fun Run

15th January 2014

As the acting stars of CBeebies popular pre-school show Woolly and Tig, the McCredie family are familiar with facing tasks together, which should serve them well as they prepare to... Read more »

Come and Throw Wet Sponges at Our Director of Fundraising!

13th November 2013

Highland Hospice’s Director of Fundraising, Andrew Leaver, will be put in stocks on Saturday 16th November during our Christmas Fayre.  So come along and throw a wet... Read more »

Black Isle Christmas Trees to Support Highland Hospice Again

13th November 2013

Highland Hospice would like to encourage our supporters to look no further than Black Isle Christmas Trees when choosing your festive Nordman fir this year. Since Black Isle Christmas Trees... Read more »

Thanks to Event Supplies!

4th November 2013

We would like to say a big thank you to Event Supplies, who have very kindly donated some cups to one of our Young Highland Apprentice teams. Both Highland Hospice... Read more »

Thank You to Trusts for Providing In Patient Unit Bedding

30th October 2013

Highland Hospice would like to say a big thank you to two Charity/Trust Foundations who have very kindly enabled us to provide fresh bedding for our In Patient Unit. ... Read more »

Act Quickly for Inverness Half Marathon Early Bird Discount

30th October 2013

The clock is quickly ticking down for runners hoping to take advantage of the attractive early bird discounts being offered on entry fees for the 2014 Global Energy Inverness ½ Marathon,... Read more »

Moravian Orienteers Donate to Highland Hospice

22nd October 2013

A big thank you to the Moravian Orienteers who recently presented a cheque for £700 to the Hospice at an event which saw their biggest ever Saturday league turnout of 125... Read more »

Dingwall Lady Scoops Highest Ever Prize in Local Hospice Lottery

16th October 2013

A Ross-shire lady has netted the top prize in a lottery which raises funds for the patients of Highland Hospice. Lucky Pearl Turnbull from Dingwall had the winning number in... Read more »

Daniel O’Donnell Sings at Patient’s Bedside

9th October 2013

Singing sensation Daniel O'Donnell visited the Hospice on Saturday to see patient Thomas Brown.  Thomas had intended to go and see Daniel perform in Eden Court but was... Read more »

The Drifters Create a Magic Moment for Highland Hospice Patient

9th October 2013

Sould legends The Drifters made one of our patients' wish come true last week by turning up to sing at his bedside. Patient Jim Shepherd had tickets for the band'... Read more »

Art Exhibition to Return to Phipps Hall, Beauly

9th October 2013

Highland Hospice's wonderful Aird Area Fundraising Group are setting up their fabulous annual art exhibition in Phipps Hall, Beauly on Saturday 12th October between 10am and 4pm, and again... Read more »

Kind Hearted Inverness Bus Driver Nominated for Great Scot Award

25th September 2013

An Inverness Stagecoach bus driver has been nominated for the Sunday Mail’s Community Champion Great Scot Award in recognition of his fundraising for Highland Hospice.  Alex MacKenzie,... Read more »

Gordon’s Great Wilderness Challenge

11th September 2013

A massive well done and thank you to Gordon Ferguson who completed the 25 mile route of this year's Great Wilderness Challenge which took place on Saturday 24 August.  Gordon,... Read more »

Fabulous Kids Activities on Offer at Run for Smiles 5K

4th September 2013

Primary school aged children who sign up to participate in a brand new 5K sponsored fun run, will be offered a range of free exciting activities after the event. Run... Read more »

Netley Day Therapy Centre Set to Launch

28th August 2013

Highland Hospice is set to offer a new service for outpatients with the launch of its Netley Day Therapy Centre next month. The Netley Day Therapy Centre, situated in the... Read more »

Cluanie the Jack Russell Registers for Kilts up Ben Nevis

14th August 2013

Highland Hospice has received an out of the ordinary registration for a brand new event which takes place on Saturday 21 September – in the form of a keen mountaineering dog... Read more »

Tain Wedding Cheque Presentation

7th August 2013

A big thank you to John Mackenzie and his family and Hugh Patience of Tain, for their kind donation of £209. The donation was gathered from the bar proceeds at... Read more »

Baking Goes Down a Storm to Raise Funds for the Hospice

31st July 2013

This group of children from Inverness have been putting the school holidays to good use.  Ruth, Eilidh, Alistair, Craig, Daniel and Tom have been busy baking and selling their... Read more »

Rachaell takes on Tough Mudder for the Hospice

31st July 2013

Good luck to our Nurse Assistant Rachaell Kenny who is taking on the Tough Mudder challenge on 24th August.   Tough Mudder is a major physical challenge (see link below),... Read more »

Thank you to BP Filling Station

24th July 2013

A huge thank you and well done to our supporters at the BP Filling Station on Longman Road, Inverness. The Station has five of our Bee Collecting Cans and since... Read more »

High 5 Team Conquer five peaks for the Hospice

19th July 2013

A group of 24 hill walking family and friends have managed to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern and Southern Ireland within their 48 hour target, and raise over ... Read more »

East Sutherland Rotary Club Host Garden Party at Dunrobin Castle

17th July 2013

Thanks so much to the Rotary Club for East Sutherland who organised a fantastic garden party in the grounds of the beautiful Dunrobin Castle on Wednesday 3rd July in aid... Read more »

Louise Raises Funds at the Ullapool Rotary Round the Pier Fundraising Day

17th July 2013

Thanks so much to everyone who helped with the Hospice stand at the 'Rotary Round the Pier Fundraising Day' which took place in Ullapool on 12 July. Our long standing volunteer... Read more »

Pipe Band Raises Funds for Highland Hospice in Memory of Denis

17th July 2013

Pipe Band Raises Funds for Highland Hospice in Memory of Denis A ceilidh organised by the Inverness British Legion Pipe Band, held in memory of former Pipe Major Denis Swanson,... Read more »

Betty Mackay’s Pipers Raise £400 for Highland Hospice

3rd July 2013

Betty Mackay, our Forres shop volunteer who knitted an entire pipe band, has raised £400 for the Hospice through sales of her knitted characters. The knitted pipers went down a... Read more »

Hospice redevelopment receives welcome boost with the announcement that it will be VAT exempt

2nd July 2013

The redevelopment of the Highland Hospice In Patient Unit in Inverness has received a fantastic boost with the announcement that the project will be VAT exempt. Local MP Danny Alexander... Read more »

Ryan Gears up for Second Celtman Extreme Triathlon to Raise Funds for Highland Hospice

2nd July 2013

As this weekend grows closer, local man Ryan Maclean is gearing up for the second Celtman Extreme Triathlon in Wester Ross, which takes place on Saturday 6th July.  Ryan... Read more »

Kerri Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in Memory of her Aunt

25th June 2013

On behalf of everyone in the Hospice, we would like to say a massive thank you and well done to Kerri Parsons who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her... Read more »

Local Hospice Lottery Hits Lochaber

25th June 2013

Local Hospice Lottery representatives Ray Cameron and Fiona Jackson will be in the Lochaber area next week (week beginning Monday 1 July), informing residents about the weekly draw and asking if... Read more »

Highland Hospice Invites Primary School Children to ‘Run for Smiles’

25th June 2013

A brand new 5K sponsored fun run, designed for primary school children, will take place in Inverness on Sunday 15th September in aid of Highland Hospice. ‘Run for Smiles... Read more »

Highland Hospice Launches Search for Young Apprentice

25th June 2013

Highland Hospice has announced its plan to search for budding young entrepreneurs.  Secondary schools all over the Highlands have each been invited to select a team of six pupils... Read more »

Squadron to Raise Funds for Highland Hospice in Afghanistan

24th June 2013

We are really excited that we have been nominated as one of the benefiting charities of an amazing challenge, Exercise Roving Fox, being undertaken by 12(B) Squadron of RAF Lossiemouth. ... Read more »

Tulloch Homes to Host Family Day at Simpsons Garden Centre

17th June 2013

Tulloch Homes are hosting a fabulous summer family fun day at Simpsons Garden Centre on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, with proceeds going to Highland Hospice. A tombola will be running... Read more »

Highland Hospice Invites Toddlers to Join Bobby’s Bumble

13th June 2013

Nursery and play group children all over the Highlands are being invited by Highland Hospice to take part in a special short sponsored walk this summer. The Hospice’s... Read more »

Join the ‘Come Dine with Me’ Fever and Support Highland Hospice

6th June 2013

Highland Hospice is celebrating Channel 4’s ‘Come Dine With Me’ week from Inverness by hosting  its own successful ‘Dine at Mine’ fundraising event based... Read more »

Sarah Cycles Across USA for Hospice

5th June 2013

Good luck to Sarah Browne who is currently cycling 4000 miles across the USA, from Washington DC in the east to Seattle in the west, to raise funds for... Read more »

RockNess Sweeney Exhibition Benefits Highland Hospice

5th June 2013

With RockNess fast approaching this weekend, we would like to say a big thank you to the festival organisers, Brian Sweeney and The Vine PR for choosing... Read more »

Keep Your Hospice Running

5th June 2013

We are looking for runners of all abilities to compete in this year’s Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running, to raise funds for Highland Hospice. Categories... Read more »

It’s “One, Two, Three, Jump!” for Hospice Skydivers

4th June 2013

A group of four brave Highland Hospice supporters gave each other moral support as they prepared to skydive 10,000 feet on Saturday 25th May. The team, which consisted of staunch Hospice... Read more »

Alice’s Stall Raises Funds For Hospice and MND Scotland

28th May 2013

Young Alice Fraser had a clear out at home and set up a stall at the Kirkhill Community Gala on Saturday 25 May.  She sold nearly all of her bric... Read more »

Forres Shop Volunteer Knits Pipe Band

15th May 2013

One of our lovely Forres shop volunteers has been busy knitting her very own pipe band in preparation for the European Pipe Band Championships which take place in Forres in... Read more »

Successful Strictly Inverness 2013 Hopes to Hit £100,000 Mark

15th May 2013

Well, this year’s Strictly Inverness is done and dusted – and what an event it was!  We always use the word ‘extravaganza’ when describing this... Read more »

Generous Local Builders and Architects Come to the Rescue of Inverness Hospice Shop

6th May 2013

  Highland Hospice’s charity shop on Queensgate in Inverness is about to undergo an essential major refurbishment operation, enabled by the generosity of two local firms - Compass... Read more »

Refurbished Highland Hospice Shop Opens in Fort William

6th May 2013

Highland Hospice opened the doors to its upgraded Fort William shop on Saturday 4 May 2013, after undergoing a major refurbishment. Local lady Margaret Simpson, a long term supporter of the Hospice,... Read more »

Kevin Gears up for Bristol 10K

30th April 2013

Good luck to Kevin Leighton who is running the Bristol 10K this Sunday (5th May) in memory of his dear friend Colin Gordon. Kevin says, “I'm just an... Read more »

Tesco Kindly Donates Crisps for Strictly Inverness

30th April 2013

Thanks so much to the Tesco stores in Inverness for generously donating a supply of crisps for our four day Strictly Inverness event, which is fast approaching! Pictured are Shona... Read more »

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