TechFest is in Caithness this week (March 19 - 23) to show primary school pupils how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills can be used to build space rockets and solve investigations. All part of Caithness International Science Festival.
The Strengthening Communities Conference Scotland brings together people who are at the heart of community-led development. We held the inaugural event in September 2017 and are pleased to be hosting a second conference on the 27th and 28th May 2019 at the MacDonald Aviemore Resort.
Kellogg's is doubling the number of grants it offers to school breakfast clubs across the UK. The scheme will help to provide breakfast to more than 600 schools in the communities that need them the most.
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6. The following extracts from the War Diary of the late Henrietta Munro of Thurso come from the North Highland Archive and are published with their permission.
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6. Early in the 20th century, Italian-owned cafes, ice cream parlours and chip shops spread through- out Scotland, run by enterprising immigrants, who saw Scotland as a land of opportunity, at a time when work was scarce in their own country.
Great day out for all the family. 6 and 7th April 2019.
A popular resource for pregnant women and their families has been updated to include the latest information on perinatal mental health support. A refreshed edition of Scotland's ‘Ready Steady Baby' publication was launched today by Minister for Public Health Joe FitzPatrick.
All users of play parks in Wick are invited to a meeting to discuss setting up groups to assist with maintenance and improvement of play parks in Wick. 30th March 2019.
Teachers from nearly 70 per cent of Scottish schools have signed up for BT tech literacy programme. A programme to help teachers bring computer science to life in the classroom has already reached nearly 70 per cent of Scotland's primary schools, according to new figures.
RSPB Scotland is excited to announce entries are now open for the prestigious Nature of Scotland Awards co-sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage. The awards are a celebration of people, projects, and organisations who have had wonderful achievements in conservation thanks to their passion and dedication.
The kids at Noss dressed up as characters from their favourite books on World Book Day. MORE PHOTOS.
The Samaritans branch in Thurso has been chosen for a visit by long-distance cyclist, Steve Johnson, as he rides 1,600 miles from Hastings, in Sussex, to the charity's most northern branch - Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. Steve is seeking to recruit additional Samaritans volunteers and to raise funds for the charity.
People living in The Highland Council area can now find out how to foster and adopt in the comfort of their own homes. Alison Gordon, Highland Council's Fostering and Adoption Resource Manager explained: "We have created this website to try to make it easier for anyone living in the Highlands who is considering fostering or adoption and we have tried to make the process of applying easier.
The Play Talk Read bus is coming to Thurso and Wick. "The Play, Talk, Read campaign highlights how the first few years represent a golden opportunity for us to give our children the best possible start in life.
More than £50 million is to be spent on improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The new money will provide access to treatment for an additional 11,000 women who experience mental health problems during and after their pregnancy.
Consultation starts on delivering a fairer system. Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville today asked for views as she launched a consultation on delivering fairer Disability Assistance benefits.
A Caithness MS support charity has been awarded £30,000, the maximum award, by the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund. The MS Therapy Centre Wick was given the money to help refurbish its premises in Braehead and create a new community wellbeing hub.
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Caithness Older People's Get-Together Facilitated by Highland Senior Citizens Network & Age Scotland Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 10.30am - 2pm (lunch from 1pm) The Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7AA Please join us for the Caithness Older People's Groups Get-together; giving older people, representatives from older people's groups and organisations supporting older people, the opportunity to come together in Caithness to share news, discuss common interests, get information about activities and services, and plan future developments. We would like to invite you/members of your group to come along to the next gathering, which will take place on Tuesday 2nd April at The Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso.
Vintage Tractors At Caithness County Show 2018 now added to the Transport section. See the Photo Gallery link above..