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3/12/2016
Scout Post In Thurso For Christmas CardsThumbnail for article : Scout Post In Thurso For Christmas Cards
It's hard to believe it has come round again so quickly but its time to think about your Christmas cards! 2nd Thurso Scouts will be running their Community Scout Post again this year and post boxes are now out in their locations around the town and will remain open until Friday 17th December at Newsbeat on Princes Street, Frasers on Castlegreen Road, McColls in High Ormlie, the Co-op in Mount Pleasant and in Thurso Library and the Council offices in Rotterdam Street.  It’s fantastic that local government and local businesses support this worthwhile event.  
27/11/2016
Wick Fun Day 2016Thumbnail for article : Wick Fun Day 2016
The decorated umbrella parade turned the Market Square in Wick to a colourful display with many having lights on to brighten the evening.   Santa and helpers were around all afternoon as kids queued to see him in his hut.  
26/11/2016
CHAT Stall At Wick Fun Day Raises Great Amount For Fighting Fund
CHAT's treasurer has sent out a message about today's Funday with regard to the stalls funds - "Well done to everyone involved in the fundraising stall in the Market Square today, the total raised was £672.87 which is really great.  The total is for everything - raffle, donations, etc it includes the £40 that Bill received as donations." CHAT chairman Bill Fernie paid tribute to a great and dedicated group who are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to oppose NHS Highland plans to downgrade maternity services at Caithness General and he said, Once again people in Caithness have shown their generosity and that they are prepared to help ensure that funds are not a problem in taking the campaign forward.  
25/11/2016
Paul Monaghan MP Joins In To Downgrade Caithness Maternity On Safety GroundsThumbnail for article : Paul Monaghan MP Joins In To Downgrade Caithness Maternity On Safety Grounds
Much stress on safety issues and much of what is in the NHS report backs this claim up.  But is that the whole story? There are other issues that are impacted by a decision to remove the consultants.  
25/11/2016
CHAT - Open Public Meeting Tonight Friday 25 November - 7.00pmThumbnail for article : CHAT  - Open Public Meeting Tonight Friday 25 November - 7.00pm
The maternity downgrading issue will be discussed at a public meeting tonight in Assembly Rooms, Wick.   The meeting starts at 7.00pm.  
23/11/2016
Wick High Schools Open Day, Saturday 10th December 2016Thumbnail for article : Wick High Schools Open Day, Saturday 10th December 2016
To mark the conclusion of our proud 106 year history in our current building, and to look forward to the bright future in our new home, Wick High School would like to invite you to an Open Day in ‘the original' Wick High School on Saturday 10th December 2016 from 10am-3pm.   During this time we will open the doors of this historic building to the general public for the final time in its incredible history.  
21/11/2016
CHAT Will Lobby Councillors In Demo At Wick Town Hall - From 9.20am Tuesday 22 NovemberThumbnail for article : CHAT Will Lobby Councillors In Demo At Wick Town Hall - From 9.20am Tuesday 22 November
Caithness Health Area Team - CHAT members and supporters will demonstrate outside Wick Town Hall when the Caithness Committee meets on Tuesday 22nd November 2016.   Meeting is open to the public but may be restricted once seats are full.  
20/11/2016
Public Vote on Cash For Local Groups In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Public Vote on Cash For Local Groups In Caithness
On Saturday 19th November members of the public voted on which groups who had applied for funds would be successful.   The event was held at Puleteney Centre, Wick and once again the hall was full for the third event.  
20/11/2016
Funding for 3rd sector culture and leisure groups decided
Highland Council's third sector culture and leisure funding until 2018/19 has been agreed by Members of the Education, Children and Adult Services Committee according to Council priorities as previously set in December 2014.   Members have agreed grant allocations of £1,053,409 for 2017/18 and £493,821 for 2018/19.  
18/11/2016
CHAT calls for radical infrastructure improvements in wake of major report into Caithness maternity servicesThumbnail for article : CHAT calls for radical infrastructure improvements in wake of major report into Caithness maternity services
The long-awaited report of Public Health Scotland (PHS) into maternity services at Caithness General Hospital was launched today, and recommends that the Henderson Maternity Unit moves to a midwife led model (CMU).  The Report concludes that Caithness does not have the population to support an obstetrician, and that the presence of specialists without the backup of intensive care facilities or a paediatrician creates unnecessary risk factors for patients.  
14/11/2016
Remembrance At Wick 2016Thumbnail for article : Remembrance At Wick 2016
Photos from the remembrance parade and ceremonies at Wick..  
12/11/2016
Caithness WASPI Meetings
Caithness WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) are holding meetings on Tuesday 15th November 2016 at 6.30 pm in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso and Wednesday 16th November 2016 at 6.30 pm in the Norseman Hotel, Wick.   The aim of the meetings are to give an update on the progress made so far in particular the Crowdfunding campaign which has raised over £100K for legal action to secure a better deal for 1950s born women unfairly affected by State Pension Age changes in the 1995 & 2011 Pensions Acts..  
12/11/2016
Murkle WRI DanceThumbnail for article : Murkle WRI Dance
Saturday 19th November 2016..  
12/11/2016
Your Cash Your Caithness event Saturday 19 November 2016
Following the initial bidding process 15 projects now have a chance to put their idea to the public vote .  There is £30,000.00 on offer with applications received totalling £40,464.00.  
3/11/2016
Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterflyThumbnail for article : Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterfly
Members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers turned out in force on Sunday (30 October 2016) to assist with a habitat enhancement project for a rare butterfly species in the Dunnet Bay area.   Dunnet Bay is home to the most northerly colony of the Small Blue Butterfly whose caterpillars depend solely on kidney vetch as a food source.  
3/11/2016
Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterflyThumbnail for article : Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterfly
Members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers turned out in force on Sunday (30 October 2016) to assist with a habitat enhancement project for a rare butterfly species in the Dunnet Bay area.   Dunnet Bay is home to the most northerly colony of the Small Blue Butterfly whose caterpillars depend solely on kidney vetch as a food source.  
3/11/2016
Christmas Dance At Mackays HotelThumbnail for article : Christmas Dance At Mackays Hotel
Christmas Dinner Dance at Mackays Hotel, Wick.  17 December 2017..  
24/10/2016
Newtonhill By Night - Family Time In the DarkThumbnail for article : Newtonhill By Night - Family Time In the Dark
An interesting evening sure to be a hit with the kids..  
21/10/2016
Apply for a Bags of Help grant
Bags of Help is Tesco's local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK.  The projects must meet the criteria of promoting community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces.  
21/10/2016
Greigs Foundation - Local Community Projects Fund
The Local Community Projects Fund helps organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of our local communities.  The programme is administered by seven charity committees throughout England, Wales and Scotland.