School Diary Dates for 2015

Schools close: Thurs 2nd July at 12.30
Schools open: Tues 18th August
In Service Days: (schools closed for pupils) 24th & 25th September
Schools close: 9th October
Schools open: Monday 26th October
Schools close: 22nd December
Schools open: 7th January 2016

Schools information line

This service gives callers access to the latest pre-recorded message(s) from the Headteacher.The telephone number is 0870 054 6999, followed by the school’s PIN Number when prompted.

04 1720 Charleston Academy

04 2400 Kinmylies Primary

04 2670 Muirtown Primary

04 1090 Inverness High School

04 1710 Central Primary

04 1830 Dalneigh Primary

Best wishes for Christmas and New Year

Alex Graham would like to wish local residents, Council colleagues ,and Council staff a very happy Christmas, and every success in the New Year. Also a sincere thank-you for all the help and support I received in 2014.

Council Roads and Street Lighting Helpline

The Highland Council has a roads and street lighting helpline -01349 886601. Staff at the Council’s Service Centre will be on hand to respond to calls between 8 am – 6 pm – Monday – Friday and 9 am – noon on a Saturday.The helpline, which also deals with enquiries about street lighting, is a bid to make it easier for the public to contact the Council and relieve pressure on area offices, where staff are directly involved in dealing with flooding, gritting and snow clearing.

Council emergency out of hours telephone numbers:

Social Work – 0845 601 4813
Roads/Flooding/Street lighting – 01349 886690
Housing – 0845 700 2005

Emergency contacts for Trunk Road Maintenance

For A96 and A95 contact:

BEAR Scotland – 0800 028 1414

For A9, A82, A86, A87, A830, A835, A887, A889, A99 contact:

Scotland TranServ – 0800 028 1414

Some other handy emergency numbers

Fire and Rescue Brigade – 01463 240999 (24 hours)
NHS 24 (out of hours medical advice/GP Service) – 08454 242424
Northern Constabulary – 0845 603 3388
Scottish Water – 0845 601 8855 (24 hours)
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency – Floodline – 0845 988 1188
Scottish and Southern Electric Freephone – 0800 300 999
Transco Gas Freephone – 0800 111 999

Leisure and learning services

Local facilities are as follows:Charleston Community Complex: 01463 220128
Inverness Leisure Centre: 01463 667500
Eden Court Theatre: 01463 234234

Alex Graham appointed Provost of Inverness

On 13th August 2012 Alex Graham was appointed as Provost of Inverness by the Inverness City Committee. The Provostship is an historic office dating back to at least 1556. The Provost is the Civic Head of the City of Inverness, being the formal representative of the City at ceremonial, civic and other significant occasions. This is in addition to the Provost’s own role as a member of the Highland Council.

Speaking after his election Alex said: “It is an enormous honour and privilege, and I will endeavour to fulfil the duties of the office to the utmost of my abilities. As well as traditions to nurture and develop, we also need to look forward – to promoting our City and continuing our strong sense of community in Inverness. I want to work with everyone, on all sides of the City Committee, to make Inverness a better place to live.”

Drop-in Surgeries

Alex Graham holds surgeries in the ward to enable members of the public to discuss any Council matters or local issues with him. These are advertised locally and in the Inverness Courier. No appointment is needed – just come along at the times stated.

Thank you for a great result!

Sincere thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Highland Council election on 3rd May 2012. I am delighted to be back for another term as a councillor for Inverness West.

Many congratulations to newly elected colleagues Cllr Allan Duffy and Cllr Graham Ross and I look forward to working with them for the benefit of Inverness West.

Alex Graham.

The Result:
Alex Graham (Liberal Democrat Focus Team)               610 Elected
Graham Ross (Independent)                                       580 Elected
Allan Duffy (SNP)                                                          458 Elected
Robert Ford (Labour)                                                   343
Pauline Munro (SNP)                                                    281
Mary Fraser (Conservative)                                           94
Alan Pettit (Scottish Christian Party)                             56
George MacDonald (Scottish Anti-Cuts Coalition)          50
Turnout 37.7%
Quota 619 votes

About Councillor Alex Graham

Councillor Alex GrahamAlex Graham is a Liberal Democrat Focus Team councillor for Inverness West. As well as being a ward councillor, he was chosen to be Provost of the City of Inverness in August 2012.

Alex has a strong track record in local government. Regarded as a gritty local representative he is one of the most experienced councillors in the north with over 21 years’ service in total.  In his first period in local government he served from 1980 to 1996 as Inverness District councillor for the Kinmylies ward, standing down due to family and work commitments when Scottish local government was re-organised in 1996.

After a break, Alex was elected to the Highland Council in May 2007.   He was re-elected in May 2012 at the top of the poll with 610 first preference votes (24.6%).

Alex was born and raised in the Isle of Lewis and is a Chartered Accountant.  As well as being a councillor, he works at the language development agency Bòrd na Gàidhlig. He has lived in Inverness for over 30 years, always on the west side of the River Ness.

You can read more about Alex on his profile page.

Where is Inverness West ward?

welcome-page-image.gifThe Inverness West ward is one of 22 wards within the Highland Council area. It is small in area,  covering just 5.5 square miles (14 sq km), and lies on the western side of the City of Inverness. It comprises the residential areas of Scorguie, Kinmylies, Muirtown, Clachnaharry village, the Bught/Springfield/Ballifeary area, and rural areas in Dunain and on the Leachkin.

A more in-depth profile of West Inverness, as well as some interesting facts, can be found on the Ward Profile page on this site.  The Highland Council website also has a page covering the area.

Ward colleagues

Inverness West is a 3 member ward, served by Alex Graham and two other councillors — Allan Duffy (SNP) and Graham Ross (Independent).

Allan Duffy (SNP) was elected in May 2012. Further information about Allan can be found at his Highland Council page: Cllr Allan Duffy.

Graham Ross (Independent) was elected in May 2012. Further information about Graham  can be found at his Highland Council page: Cllr Graham Ross.

Alex, Allan and Graham work closely together on behalf of the ward, and hold regular ward business meetings.

Alex Graham – Contact Details:

9 Rangemore Road,
Tel: (01463) 241148
Mobile: 07774 337710

Email using this link:http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourcouncil/yourcouncillors/councillorscontactdetails/contactcouncillor?id=ward-14a

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