Category Archives: COVID-19

Textile recycling banks closed across Highland

The Highland Council has added more change to its recycling advice today (31st March 2020). The public are advised that until further notice, textile bank servicing by charities across the region has ceased or is severely disrupted due to staff shortages.  A Highland Council spokesperson said: “It may be tempting have a clear out while at home, but we urge people

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Public urged to keep eyes and ears open for children at risk during COVID-19

With the closure of schools and nurseries during the COVID-19 crisis, a national child protection group is urging everyone to keep their eyes and ears open for children who may be at risk during this time. Child Protection Committees Scotland, a national grouping of child protection professionals, supports all efforts by the Scottish Government, local authorities and the third sector

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Highland Council to launch e-vouchers for free school meals

Highland Council will be providing e-vouchers to families to support access to free school meals from week commencing 30 March 2020.  This innovative and easy-to-use service will ensure over 4,000 school children will continue to receive support for school meals while schools are closed. For the majority of pupils, this will be delivered digitally through e-vouchers for food in local

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