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28/1/2015
22 year-old man charged with serious assault following incident in Wick
Police in Wick can confirm that a 22 year-old man has been charged with serious assault following an incident which occured within the smoking area of a nightclub in the town at around 0200 hours on Sunday 7th December 2014.   A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.  
27/1/2015
Caithness Joint Ward Forum (Thurso, Wick and Landward) - Tuesday 10th February 2015
Caithness Joint Ward Forum (Thurso, Wick and Landward).   Town Hall, Bridge Street, Wick Tuesday 10th February 2015 7.00 pm to 9.00pm.  
27/1/2015
PLAY AND LEARNING INTO PRACTICE - Six Day Course
Are you a newly appointed member of staff or an existing member of an EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE team seeking to increase or refresh your knowledge and practical skills prior to commencing a formal qualification to meet SSSC requirements? This practical six day training course delivered by CALA and HiMATS provides learners with an introduction to the value of play and learning.  The course has the SQA NC unit "Child Development and Health" embedded within it, therefore is an ideal introduction to study for those beginning to work towards a relevant qualification.  
26/1/2015
New venue for this week's Caithness District Partnership Meeting
The scheduled Caithness District Partnership will still take place on Friday 30 January 2015 in Thurso but people should be aware that the venue and start time have been changed from what was originally promoted.   The Partnership meeting will now take place at 10.30am in the Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso.  
25/1/2015
Removal of paper and can banks from Recycling PointsThumbnail for article : Removal of paper and can banks from Recycling Points
Paper and can banks are to be phased out of The Highland Council's network of Recycling Points during February and March.  The decision was taken at a meeting of The Highland Council on the 18th December, at which the budget for 2015/16 and the indicative budget for the following 3 years was agreed, a package of savings totaling £42.8 million.  
22/1/2015
Phonme Scams Target The Elderly In Highland Area
Police Scotland are advising members of the public to be aware of possible telephone scams operating in the Highlands after recent reports from members of the public and local businesses.   Police in the Ross-shire and Inverness areas were alerted to a phone scam this week following two separate reports of an unknown caller contacting elderly individuals, explaining that they had won an amount of money.  
20/1/2015
Repairs to Pipes At Service Bridge, WickThumbnail for article : Repairs to Pipes At Service Bridge, Wick
Work to repair pipes was ongoing at the Service Bridge in Wick..  
19/1/2015
Loch Seaforth The New Ferry For Western Isles Visits ScrabsterThumbnail for article : Loch Seaforth The New Ferry For Western Isles Visits Scrabster
Ted Miller took photos of the new Western Isles Ferry today in Scrabster.   MV Loch Seaforth is the new Caledonian MacBrayne ferry being built for the Stornoway to Ullapool crossing.  
19/1/2015
Wind Farm Cash Making a Lasting Difference to Local Community
Local groups and charities are celebrating awards from the E.ON Camster Community Fund.   The latest awards panel awarded over £65,000 in the first of two rounds in the fund's second year bringing the total invested in the area to over £200K since it opened in the summer of 2013, making a positive difference to the local community.  
19/1/2015
Calling Parents Of North School PupilsThumbnail for article : Calling Parents Of North School Pupils
FREE ‘GETTING ONLINE' CLASSES FOR PARENTS OF NORTH SCHOOL PUPILS Are you interested in getting online? Do you want to feel more confident using your laptop or tablet? Would you like to learn how to help your child with their school project, access various services or just send an email? Starting Wednesday 21 January 2015 9.30-11.30am in North School Library If you are interested, please contact: Nina Mackay Adult Learning Co-ordinator Tel (01955) 607037 nina.mackay[AT]highlifehighland.com or leave your name and contact details with Angela in the school office.  
19/1/2015
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Starts in Wick - Tuesday 20 JanuaryThumbnail for article : English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Starts in Wick - Tuesday 20 January
ENGLISH CLASSES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class starting Tuesday 20 January 2015 6.30-8pm Rhind House, West Banks Avenue, Wick FREE classes Informal Open to all levels - Beginner to Advanced Practise speaking, reading, writing and listening For more information please contact: Nina Mackay-Adult Learning Co-ordinator Tel 01955 607037 nina.mackay[AT]highlifehighland.com.  
17/1/2015
Help Is Locally Available for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/BlindThumbnail for article : Help Is Locally Available for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind
Highland council will provide help for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or who are deaf and blind.   Interpreters who can use sign language for any individuals is available by appointment.  
17/1/2015
Whats On At Castletown Heritage Centre in 2015
Wed, Sat, Sun 2 - 4pm All Year Winter exhibition - Domestic Artefacts Over Time – Looking at the change in technology in the home as the years have gone by.  Marine Exhibition – Models of ships that carried flagstone from Castlehill, marine charts, artefacts from marine life.  
16/1/2015
Would you like to support adult learners in your community?Thumbnail for article : Would you like to support adult learners in your community?
The PDA in Supporting Adult Literacies Learning at SCQF level 6 is intended for individuals who wish to assist with tutoring adults in numeracy and literacy.   Starting March 2015 in Rhind House, Wick - See poster for more details..  
15/1/2015
Senior citizens celebrate at their exclusive party in WickThumbnail for article : Senior citizens celebrate at their exclusive party in Wick
Who said the festive party season was over?....not a band of Wick pensioners.   They were again the guests of honour at their annual treat, its 51st anniversary, in the Assembly Rooms.  
12/1/2015
Fire On Wick School Bus From Keiss Thumbnail for article : Fire On Wick School Bus From Keiss
Everyone on the Wick High school bus from Keiss got off safely before the bus was destroyed by fire put out by the fire brigade today 12 January 2014.   .  
12/1/2015
Police appeal for information following break-in to premises in Thurso
Police in Caithness are appealing for information following a break-in to Ormlie Finest Plaice, Provost Sinclair Road, Thurso.   The fish and chip shop was broken in to overnight between Monday 5th January and Tuesday 6th January 2015.  
12/1/2015
58° North - A Modern Pilgrimage around the GlobeThumbnail for article : 58° North - A Modern Pilgrimage around the Globe
This year, Timespan is setting out on a journey of discovery.  At its heart is our own Northern identity and the ambition to learn from others who share the same latitude.  
8/1/2015
Raw TV Storm Project
TV company Raw are currently making a documentary for Channel 4 about extreme winter weather and they need your help.   They want to get a complete picture of the way that storms, snow, ice, rain, high winds and big waves can affect life for ordinary Britons - and so are asking members of the public to document the way in which bad winter weather affects their daily lives.  
6/1/2015
Former Depute Head Teacher of Thurso High School In Honours List
Queen's New Year Honours for Highland Council employees.   One current and two former employees of The Highland Council have been awarded in the Queen’s New Year Honour’s list for their services to education, child welfare and their community.