Pop Up Play Success

Play Highland welcomed parents and their kids to come along to a free Pop Up Play event on Church Street, Sunday 12th March. The Pop Up Play event was organised to encourage families to use the outdoors for recreation by showcasing the play potential in different environments. The top end of church street was transformed…

Highland Council Community Play Award 2017

The Highland Council, in association with Play Highland, are offering an award of £1000 to the group, organisation or community that has done the most to promote play. The annual award is presented by the Play Improvement Group, which works to promote self-directed free play with daily access to the outdoors. Applications are now closed…

Smithton Primary School wins our Community Play Award 2016

Winners of The Highland Council / Play Highland Community Play Award have been commended and congratulated by Members of the Council’s Education, Children and Adult Services Committee. Smithton Primary School’s Mrs McCormack, Mrs Aitken and pupils Fiona Roehling and Jake Richardson were presented with a certificate by Councillor Drew Millar, Chair of the Education, Children…

Driving Change Through Play Seminar

Play Scotland & Inspiring Scotland held a free seminar in Inverness on the 1st December 2015, one of 6 similar events held throughout Scotland. The event was chaired by Cath King, Health Improvement Policy Manager and Chair of FHC4 Play Improvement Group/Play Highland. The main objectives of the day included considering the National Play Strategy…

Tain’s Afters@TRACC wins Play Award 2015

Afters@TRACC, one of Care and Learning Alliance’s managed out of school clubs, has won an award for the development of very low cost play opportunities that promote free play. The vehicle for this play is drainpipes! The children’s imagination determines how the pipes will be used and this has involved water, marbles, toy cars and…

Tall Tales of Mud & Mischief

Organised by Room 13 International, two Tall Tales of Mud & Mischief events took place in Fort William and Inverness during the last few months. Designed to spread the word of outdoor, free and risky play, a den was built in the two locations to encourage children to come and play, and also to get…

New Unstructured Outdoor Area at Bridgend Nursery, Alness

Within the last year, Bridgend Nursery decided to create a new outdoor area to provide children with opportunities for unstructured, imaginative and open-ended play. By fencing off a corner of the school playground and providing resources such as tractor and car tyres, planks, logs, sticks, guttering and stones, a free play space has been created…