Highland Council mourns death of Her Majesty the Queen

09 September 2022

Highland Council mourns death of Her Majesty The Queen

The Highland Council’s e-book of condolence is available at: www.highland.gov.uk/condolence

It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty The Queen has died peacefully at Balmoral yesterday afternoon.
The Convener of The Highland Council, Councillor Bill Lobban expressed his deepest sympathies to The Royal Family, he said:
“On behalf of The Highland Council and communities of the Highlands, we join the nation in mourning for Her Majesty The Queen. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to all members of The Royal Family and Household and honour Her Majesty The Queen’s long service and duty to the country.”
At Highland Council locations where flags are flown – all flags have been lowered to half-mast and a period of silence will be observed, in accordance with national protocol.

Books of condolence and gardens of remembrance are open at locations across the Highlands – details of which can found at: www.highland.gov.uk/condolence

Also, as a mark of respect, and in line with national guidance, the Council will only be carrying out essential business meetings of The Highland Council during the period of mourning and details of these will be published on the Council’s website at www.highland.gov.uk.


Christmas Craft Fayre – Advance Notice

The Craft Fayre is back in Kinlochbervie High School after an absence of 2 years. The event has been a huge success in the past helping to support Highland Hospice, KLB Christmas Lights Committee and High School Funds. We hope to have a variety of stalls, refreshments, raffle prizes, Santa’s Grotto and lots of fun.

Put Saturday 3rd December in your diary and we will see you there!

If you would like to book a table at the event or require further information please contact: diana.bain@highland.gov.uk

Dates for the Diary – February and March


Date Event Other
February 2022
21/22 February Holidays
23 February Inset Day
23 February Parent  Council Meeting 6.00 pm
March 2022
2 March Pupil 2nd COVID vaccinations 11 am – 2 pm
3 March S3-S6 Reports to Parents
9 March DTPM Vaccinations S3/S4 & Catch-Up
16 March
  • S2-S5 Course Choices
  • Parents’ Evening
24 March Tempest Photographer for all NWSS from 9 am
28 March- 1 April Book Fair

Dates for the Diary Jan-Apr 2022

Date Event Other
January 2022
Wednesday 26 January HPV Vaccinations
February 2022
Wednesday 23 February Parent Council Meeting 6.00 pm
March 2022
Wednesday 9 March DTPM Vaccinations (forms will be sent home) S3
Monday 28 March Scholastic Book Fair begins
April 2022
Friday 1 April Easter Holidays from 1.25 pm

Adverse Weather – January 2022

  • If the school is closing early for any reason including adverse weather, we will endeavour to make contact with all parents via telephone.  We will also post on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • At all other times such as before school opens, parents should check the Highland Council Schools Messaging Service, the Highland Council website on school closures and/or our Facebook or Twitter pages.  We will  update as soon as we possibly can.  Staff will not be contacting parents from their homes.
  • The schools’ messaging service number and pin is as follows for all North West Sutherland Schools:  0800 564 2272 / Pin Number 04 1130 (pinned to the top of our FB page for easy access).