Press & Media

Highland Hospice Launches Memorabilia Hunt

5th September 2016

A Highland-wide search has been launched for documents and materials which will help to tell the story of Highland Hospice. As the hospice prepares to open the doors of its... Read more »

Highland Hospice Hits New Heights in Fundraising Push

16th March 2016

The Highland Hospice has hit new heights as the charity prepares a major fundraising push to complete the project. The new £7.5million in-patient unit on the banks of the... Read more »

Great Day to Say Yes to a Dress

10th March 2016

With the average wedding costing almost £21,000, brides to be are being offered a chance to save themselves a fortune – and help charity – at a one-day event in... Read more »

Hottest Tickets in Town on Sale

7th March 2016

TICKETS to the Highlands’ hottest charity dancing event have gone on sale  and organisers have urged people to grab them while they can. With the backing of the... Read more »

Photo Diary: Mystical Masquerade Ball

27th February 2016

What: Mystical Masquerade Ball. Where: Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness. Who: The event was organised by Fiona Cruickshank and Christina Smith, part of a group of 45 people who are heading off to... Read more »

Steven Will Never Forget 80s Trunk Call

18th February 2016

INVERNESS man Steven Geegan will never forget the day Maureen the elephant came to visit his beloved grandmother in a ward at Highland Hospice. Now, 28 years later, Steven is looking... Read more »

Over 1500 Sign Up for Inverness Half Marathon

17th February 2016

CHARITIES across the north stand to be thousands of pounds better off thanks to a fundraising army which will pound the streets of the Highland capital next month. Read more »

Inverness Caley Thistle Fans Have a Chance to Own Piece of Club

15th February 2016

FORMER Inverness Caley Thistle chairman David Sutherland believes ordinary fans should get the chance to buy into the club after an anonymous donor gifted shares to the Highland Hospice. Read more »

Highland Hospice on track for completion but donations still needed

13th February 2016

The new Highland hospice building in Inverness is on target to be completed by September this year. The vision for the building is now taking shape with the shell of... Read more »

Northern Ireland Hospice trains colleagues from Highland Hospice on tele-mentoring

9th February 2016

Northern Ireland Hospice has hosted its first Project ECHO training session, with three staff members from Highland Hospice travelling to Belfast for a three day 'immersion programme'. Read more »

Geordie Jack is Back on the Road

5th February 2016

Sutherland-based singer-songwriter Geordie Jack, founder and lead vocalist of one of Scotland’s most successful-ever bands – Colorado – has caught the music industry entirely by surprise in making... Read more »

Inverness Strictly - Just the Ticket

5th February 2016

TICKETS to New York, Dubai and a Justin Bieber gig have been put up for grabs by a Strictly Inverness dancer hoping to quickstep towards his fundraising target. John Hooker (51)... Read more »

HN Reporter to Take Part in This Year’s Strictly Inverness

29th January 2016

HIGHLAND News reporter Rachel Treasurer will be swapping the newsdesk for the ballroom after signing up for this year’s dancing extravaganza - Strictly Inverness. Read more »

Young Farmers Tractor Pull Raises £1500

18th January 2016

A group of young farmers hauled a vintage tractor for nearly seven miles in a bid to raise funds for the Highland Hospice. Members of InverRoss Young Farmers Club pulled... Read more »

Recruitment agency business manager to ski 300kms in three days for Highland Hospice

18th January 2016

Inverness resident and business manager for Alness-based recruitment agency, Be Personnel, Elaine Pope, is to participate in “The Carvers Highland Hospice Challenge 2016” by skiing ‘Les Trois Valles... Read more »

Couples Prepare to Dazzle for Inverness Strictly

18th January 2016

THE Strictly Inverness dance extravaganza will return with a bang in 2016 with 16 new couples chosen to strut their stuff on the dance floor. The four-day spectacular, which has raised a... Read more »

Inverness fans have chance to invest in club after charity gift

15th January 2016

Inverness Caledonian Thistle supporters have been offered the chance to invest in their club are a tranche of shares were gifted to charity. An anonymous donor has given the Highland... Read more »

Chance for fan to take big stake in Caley Thistle

15th January 2016

A football fan has a chance of becoming the second largest shareholder at Caley Thistle after a fifth of the club’s voting shares were gifted to charity. A... Read more »

Hospice gifted second largest stake in Scottish Premiership club

15th January 2016

A hospice has unexpectedly become the second largest shareholder in a Scottish Premiership football club. An anonymous donor gifted the Highland Hospice a 19% individual stake in Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The... Read more »

Charity Now Owns One Fifth of Inverness Football Club

15th January 2016

A charity has scored a major goal towards its £4.5million bid to upgrade a -much-loved and needed hospice in the Highlands – after being donated half a million shares... Read more »

Highland Hospice gifted 19% in Inverness Caley Thistle

14th January 2016

A charity that offers care to people dying from an incurable disease has become a major shareholder in a Scottish Premiership football team. The Highland Hospice has been gifted a 19%... Read more »

Tain Group’s Tree-mendous Christmas Boost for Highland Hospice

5th January 2016

TAIN’s second annual Christmas Tree Festival has raised more than £300 in aid of Highland Hospice. Seventeen decorated trees were displayed by schools, groups and businesses at the... Read more »

Money-Spinner Boost for Easter Ross Woman Ahead of Hospice Fundraiser

5th January 2016

AN EASTER Ross woman saddling up for an adventure-of-a-lifetime bike ride from Vietnam to Cambodia was given a pedal-powered kickstart to her fundraising campaign on her doorstep. Read more »

A Truly Terrible Charity Show

9th December 2015

IT is time for Inverness’s Truly Terrible Orchestra to inflict their music on their long-suffering audience at their annual charity Christmas Concert on Tuesday December 15. This family event,... Read more »

Photo Diary from Highland Hospice Under the Sea Ball

30th November 2015

What: Highland Hospice Anniversary Ball. Where: The New Drumossie Hotel in Inverness. Who: Around 240 guests attended the annual event, which this year had an Under the Sea theme, and entertainment... Read more »

No Rest for Angie in Year of Fundraising Milestones

20th November 2015

Angus woman Angie Mackenzie is fast approaching the finish line in a marathon adventure to mark a milestone year in her life. Read more »

Scottish Water Employees in North Coast 500 Charity Ride

19th November 2015

EMPLOYEES from Scottish Water have cycled the North Coast 500 route to raise thousands of pounds for charity. A total of 15 riders got on their bikes and pedalled the 520-mile round... Read more »

First Stone Laid at new Highland Hospice by Orion Group Boss

26th October 2015

The £7.5million new Highland Hospice reached a major milestone at the weekend as the first foundations were laid. Orion Group chairman, Alan Savage, was given the honour of laying... Read more »

Highland Hospice expands services in Caithness

2nd October 2015

With the recent appointment of Dr Gordon Linklater as the new Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Highland Hospice has expanded the range of care services available to patients in the county.... Read more »

Highland Hospice Unit £1.3 Million Short of Completion

4th July 2015

The construction of a new inpatient unit at the Highland Hospice in Inverness has begun – but with £1.3million still needed to fund the completion of the ambitious project. Read more »

Run for Colour, a vibrant fun run

4th July 2015

What: Run for Colour, a vibrant fun run 5k where participants get covered in coloured powder paint on the route Where: Bught Park Who: 1000 participants of all ages Read more »

Highland Hospice Sunflower Ball

26th June 2015

What: The Highland Hospice Sunflower Ball. Where: A marquee in the grounds of Leys Castle, near Inverness. Who: Around 240 guests attended the ball. Why: The biennial event took place to... Read more »

Run For Smiles, 5k charity fun run for children

21st June 2015

Where: Bught Park Who: Inverness-shire Primary School children Read more »

Everest Highlander Cyclists raise £181,000

17th June 2015

26th – 30th May What: 380 mile road route over a combined ascent of 25,500ft Where: Wick – Durness – Ullapool – Broadford – Fort William – Inverness Who: Norman Macdonald,... Read more »

Donated Sapphire ring raises £19,500

17th June 2015

When: 3rd June 2015 What: A sapphire and diamond ring donated anonymously to the Tain Highland Hospice shop Where: McTear’s Jewellery Auction, Glasgow Who: A jewellery dealer in England... Read more »

Strictly Inverness 2015

22nd May 2015

Where: Inverness Ice Centre When: 13th - 16th May 2015 Who: All our showcase and competing performers, tutors, judges and our host Brian Elrick Thanks to: Highland News Group, Limelights, The... Read more »

World Record for Bobby the Bee

17th March 2015

Record Breaking Time Creates A Buzz Highland Hospice chief executive Kenny Steele donned a Bobby the Bee costume and jointly created a new world record with Frank Gilroy for... Read more »

Saints & Sinners Ball

16th December 2014

What: Saints & Sinners Ball Where: The Drumossie Hotel, Inverness Who: A sell out 308 tables with entertainment from Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Scooty & The Skyhooks. The event raised... Read more »

Strictly 5 Year Anniversary Party

27th November 2014

What: Celebration of 5 Years of Inverness Strictly Where: The Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness Who: Dancers, tutors and organisers of the annual Strictly fundraising contest for Highland Hospice and Inverness Ice... Read more »

Talk of the North - Highland Hospice Sporting Dinner

19th October 2014

What: The Highland Hospice Sporting Dinner Where: The Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness Who: The formal dining event featured a line-up of top sporting figures, including the night’s host, BBC... Read more »

Strictly Inverness 2015 Wants You!

3rd October 2014

CALLING all rookie dancers who fancy a place in the spotlight at the North’s top dance extravaganza and at the same time help to raise tens of thousands... Read more »

HR expert to run at Loch Ness in aid of Inverness respite centre

25th September 2014

A CONSULTANT from a leading Aberdeen and Inverness HR and employment law firm is getting set to take on a charity challenge this weekend, in aid of one of the... Read more »

Invergordon Youngster Gets the Chop for Charity

20th September 2014

A BIG-HEARTED Ross-shire lass has had her hip length blonde hair drastically cut for two good causes. Ellie Anderson, a primary seven pupil at South Lodge School in Invergordon, decided... Read more »

Council Grant for Highland Hospice Projects

28th August 2014

Highland Council is to make a £200,000 contribution to the Highland Hospice in Inverness. The money will go towards the cost of the charity's new Netley Centre and refurbishment... Read more »

£200,000 Funding for Highland Hospice Refurbishment

28th August 2014

Members of The Highlands Council’s Resources Committee have pledged their support to The Highland Hospice’s full refurbishment of Ness House and the new Netley Centre in... Read more »

Highland Council Gives Big Cash Boost to Hospice

27th August 2014

The Highland Hospice has received £200,000 from Highland Council towards a £6.5 million redevelopment of its in-patient unit at Bishop’s Road, Inverness. The centre is refurbishing Ness House... Read more »

Funding for New Hospice Approved

27th August 2014

Councillors have approved funding of £200,000 towards a major upgrade at the Highland Hospice. The charity cares for people with terminal illnesses at its base at the riverside in Inverness. Read more »

Kilted Pooch to Climb Mountain for Charity

31st July 2014

Cluanie the kilted pooch – who proved a big hit when he climbed the UK’s highest mountain for charity – is now taking on the second highest peak. ... Read more »

Forres Charity Shop Break-In

21st July 2014

THE HIGHLAND Hospice charity shop on Forres High Street was broken into between 5.30pm on Thursday night and 10am on Friday morning. Read more »

Harbro retirement boosts Highland Hospice funds

15th July 2014

Alistair Glennie’s recent retirement presentation from his Harbro customers and colleagues has boosted funds at the Highland Hospice, Inverness by £2272.  Read more »

Muir of Ord Golf Day Boosts Highland Hospice Expansion Drive

12th July 2014

A MUIR of Ord golfing event targeting businesses and supporters of Highland Hospice has netted £3,490. John Fraser and Son organised the event at Muir of Ord Golf Club in... Read more »

Walk Raises Money for Highland Hospice

26th May 2014

Hundreds of people turned out for a walk in Lochaber yesterday to raise money for the Highland Hospice. About 200 people took part in the annual fundraiser, which takes participants along... Read more »

Rookie Dancers Sparkle for Charities at Strictly Inverness 2014 Extravaganza

15th May 2014

DANCERS sparkled in this year's Strictly Inverness dance extravaganza, wowing the audience and raising thousands of pounds for the Highland Hospice and Inverness Ice Centre. Read more »

Crowds to be Wowed at Strictly Inverness Launch Showcase

29th April 2014

DON’T miss your chance to be dazzled by the hottest dance talent from the North and beyond at Strictly Inverness 2014 launch night showcase on Wednesday of next week. Read more »

Strictly Inverness 2014 Wants You!

9th December 2013

CALLING all rookie dancers who fancy a place in the spotlight at the North’s top dance extravaganza and at the same time help to raise tens of thousands... Read more »

‘Light Up’ Events Raise Funds for Highland Hospice Appeal

6th December 2013

Highland Hospice’s ‘Light up the Highlands’ fundraising events were held across the region this week. The annual event offers the chance to dedicate a light in... Read more »

Dingwall Lady Hits Lottery Jackpot

18th October 2013

A LUCKY Ross-shire lady who has landed the largest prize in a lottery which supports patients at Highland Hospice is planning to spend the winnings on her first family holiday... Read more »

Intrepid Duo’s Loch Ness Challenge Raises £100,000

16th October 2013

TWO brave friends embarked on a monster challenge when they swam across the widest point of Scotland’s largest loch and raised £100,000 for local charities. Read more »

Tain Hosts Highland Hospice Challenge

11th September 2013

BUSINESS Team Challenge in aid of the Highland Hospice was held at Tain Golf Club on Saturday, August 31. This is an independent competition run outwith the club. This year it... Read more »

Boost for Highland Hospice from Sutherland Rotarians

27th August 2013

EAST Sutherland Rotary Club has given Highland Hospice a £1350 funding boost. Hospice representatives Marie-Anne Vrac and Linda Macdonald were presented with a cheque at a recent club meeting. Ms... Read more »

Highland Hospice Plans for New Unit Get the Go-Ahead

26th August 2013

THE Highland Hospice has been given the green-light to redevelop their In Patient Unit in Inverness at a cost of £6.5 million. The plans, which were submitted to Highland Council... Read more »

It’s Monte Carlo or Bust for Nigg Banger Boys on Tribute Mission

31st July 2013

A THREE-MAN team of petrolheads from Easter Ross are cutting a dash on the roads — on a quest in memory of one of their pals. In an aged, hand-painted 2001... Read more »

Revealing Moments for Nairn Cast

29th July 2013

THINGS are taking off for Nairn Little Theatre next week with the venue on target for another sell out success thanks to some chaste disrobing. The bold amateur actresses of... Read more »

Kilted Walkers Wanted for Ben Nevis World Record Bid

23rd July 2013

Get your kilts up Ben Nevis for the hospice! That’s the appeal from Highland Hospice which is attempting to break a world record on Saturday, September 21, by gathering... Read more »

Fun in the Sun at Lairg Gala Week

23rd July 2013

Lairg Gala Week drew to a close at the weekend and was pronounced a great success helped by wall to wall sunshine. The soup and sweet lunch had over 200 participants,... Read more »

Torridon Man Ryan Goes to Extremes for Highland Hospice

15th July 2013

A TORRIDON man is gearing up for one of Europe’s most gruelling challenges - right on his own doorstep. Ryan Maclean (29) is preparing for the second Celtman Extreme... Read more »

Planning Permission Submitted for £7m Highland Hospice Redevelopment

3rd June 2013

PLANNING permission for a £7 million redevelopment of the Highland Hospice has been submitted to Highland Council. The new building which will be situated in the centre’s current... Read more »

Ardross Date for Hospice Music Men

27th May 2013

AN ALNESS singer-songwriter’s collaboration with a like-minded music buff is hitting the right note with Highland Hospice. And on Saturday night, the duo will once again be boosting... Read more »

Strictly Dance Contest Raises £100K for Inverness Charities

20th May 2013

A CHARITY dance contest is expected to have raised over £100,000 for two Inverness charities. And you can see all the glitzy pictures from Strictly Inverness 2013 in this week's... Read more »

Strictly Inverness 2013 Dancers Wow Crowds

20th May 2013

DANCERS in this year’s Strictly Inverness wowed crowds at Inverness Ice Centre over four nights, raising thousands of pounds for Highland Hospice. Hundres of people turned out to... Read more »

Delight as One Direction Back Dance for Dawn

20th May 2013

GLOBAL pop sensation One Direction supported last weekend’s highly successful Dance for Dawn which helped raise an “outstanding” £24,000 in memory of a young Easter Ross... Read more »

Photographer’s £1000 Target

7th May 2013

FLYING the flag for the Highland News this year will be our very own photographer Alison White. The 27-year-old decided to take part as she often attends Highland Hospice events... Read more »

Highland Hospice Bags a Windfall

7th May 2013

AN anniversary shopping bag appeal had a brilliant silver lining for the Highland Hospice. Shoppers who bought 10,000 hessian bags at Tesco stores in the Highland capital and also in Tain... Read more »

Firewalkers Raise More Than £15,000 in Memory of Lewis Woman

7th May 2013

Forty five brave souls went feet first into a challenge in memory of a young Lewis woman recently and have raised over £15,000 for their efforts.   Read more »

University Staff Raise Cash for Highland Hospice

7th May 2013

UNIVERSITY of the Highlands and Islands employees raised over £360 for the Highland Hospice by taking part in the charity’s Black Isle Cycle Challenge on Saturday. The team... Read more »

Tickets Still Left For Strictly Launch Night

7th May 2013

This week, exclusively in the Highland News we continue our look at those daring dancers taking part in this year's strictly Inverness.  Two nights of the four-day dance... Read more »

Strictly Inverness Countdown Begins

16th April 2013

Look here for all your 2013 Strictly Inverness stories, printed by our media partner the Highland News Read more »

Hospice volunteers make a vital contribution

5th February 2013

Volunteers play a crucial role in the operation of Highland Hospice, with more than 800 people donating their time free to help save us in excess of £900,000 each year. Read more »

Dedicate a light to remember a loved one

5th February 2013

Light Up a Life is a community event held every year to help remember a loved one, or honour a friend, while supporting Highland Hospice at the same time. Read more »

‘There is life left to be lived - let’s find a way of giving it meaning’

5th February 2013

Ian James, occupational therapist, talks to the Inverness Courier about his role with Highland Hospice. Read more »

‘Every single patient is treated as an individual’

26th September 2012

JOHN Urquhart became a passionate supporter of Highland Hospice after his late wife was cared for there in 2009. In November, John (63) will leave his home in Ullapool and travel to... Read more »

Kate replica wedding dress adds royal glamour to grand auction

19th September 2012

ONE lucky bride-to-be is being given the chance to snap up a beautiful wedding dress identical to the one Kate Middleton wore for her big day – and support Highland... Read more »

Hospice chief Kenny takes fundraising in his stride

13th September 2012

KENNY Steele's commitment to Highland Hospice extends far beyond his day job as chief executive. A keen runner in his spare time, he goes the extra mile to raise... Read more »

Everyone’s a winner with our new Hospice Lucky Numbers!

13th September 2012

From the start of September, Scottish Provincial Press will be running a draw called 'Hospice Lucky Numbers' in all of their publications to help raise funds for the Hospice. Read more »

Over £70,000 raised at Strictly Inverness dance extravaganza

27th June 2012

This article is from the Highland News - Thursday 17 May 2012 Read more »

Highland Hospice Launches Local Hospice Lottery

3rd May 2012

This article is from the Highland News - 29 March 2012 Read more »

ICT Stars to Model in Strictly Inverness Fashion Show

3rd May 2012

This article is from the Highland News - Thursday 8 March 2012 Read more »

Meet Our Saturday Strictly Inverness Dancers

3rd May 2012

This article is from the Highland News - Thursday 26 April 2012 Read more »

Meet our Friday Strictly Inverness Dancers

2nd May 2012

This article is from the Highland News - Thursday 19 April 2012 Read more »

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