Highland Council's administrative offices will close at 4pm on 23 December and reopen on 4 January.

The Service Centre will close at 4pm on 23 December and open as normal on 28, 29 and 30 December (closing at 4pm on 30 December)

Service Points will be on reduced opening hours. For further details on individual office opening hours, please check the details of each office

Inverness Registration Office will close at 4 pm on 23 December. Please contact us on 07818 588 203 for advice or information regarding essential registrations in Highland. The office will reopen on 28 December at normal times.

Online services

Contact Highland Council anytime online via the online forms at www.highland.gov.uk to report a problem, ask for something or make a payment:
•Report at http://www.highland.gov.uk/report
•Request at http://www.highland.gov.uk/request
•Pay at http://www.highland.gov.uk/pay

Recycling centres

These will be closed 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January.

Christmas bin collection changes

 Monday 2nd January bin collections will be collected on Saturday 31 December

Council out of hours telephone numbers
•Health and Social Care - 0845 601 4813
•Roads, flooding, street lighting - 01349 886690
•Housing - 01349-886691
•Registration - 07818 588 203

Emergency out of hours telephone numbers
•All trunk roads - BEAR Scotland - 0800 587 1107Gas Freephone - 0800 111 999
•NHS 24 - call free on 111 if you are ill and can't wait until your regular NHS service reopens
•Police Scotland - 101 for all services
•Scottish Fire and Rescue Service - 01463 240999 (24 hours)
•Scottish and Southern Electric Freephone - 0800 300 999
•Scottish Water - 0845 601 8855 (24 hours)
•SEPA Floodline - 0845 988 1188
•SEPA Pollution hotline - 0800 807060 (24 hours)