The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Thurso has received a fibre glass replica of a historical stone, which will be displayed on Saturday, 26 April from 1-5pm during free tours of the new Thurso meeting house. The stone was originally part of a building in Stirling, where its inscription, ‘What E’er Thou Art, Act Well Thy Part,’ inspired a young man named David Oman McKay as he struggled with homesickness.
Police Scotland, Highland and Islands Division are hosting a Facebook chat event on Tuesday 22 April 2014 on the topic of motorcycle safety. The evening, which will run between 18:00 hours and 19:30 hours will be facilitated by Acting Sergeant Alistair Mcbean, an Advanced Police Driving and Motorcycle Instructor, based in the Divisional Road Policing Unit in Dingwall.
Taking a dander down memory lane again Willie Nicolsons grocer shop in the High Street Wick (or Jim Tait's as it became in time) held a great fascination for me as a child. As the clerk in charge of finances sat high up near the ceiling in a pulpit like desk overseeing us mortals on the shop floor rather like ants to -ing and fro-ing about our everyday lives .This lucky individual was one Isobel Steven whose father Sanny had a miraculous escape from the bombs which devastated Bank Row in 1940.
With lambing season well underway, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Ramblers Scotland and land management organisations, Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland, are asking dog walkers to be aware of vulnerable young lambs when they’re out walking over the Easter holiday weekend. At this time of year, dogs chasing sheep are a particular danger to pregnant ewes and lambs.
The Highland Council is reminding people that bids to the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme need to be submitted by Wednesday 30 April. All applications will then be reviewed by Highland assessors and those endorsed will be forwarded to the Scottish Panel for a decision in May.
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Awards (£1k – £18k) for training for crafts people – deadline: 7 May 2014 Star9The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards craftsmen and women of all ages with scholarships between £1,000 to £18,000 for study, training and practical experience to help them further their careers. QEST is the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, whose aim is to contribute to the pool of talent in the UK and celebrate the excellence of British craftsmanship.
Students at North Highland College UHI enjoyed a series of activities to learn how to better manage their money during Barclays Money Skills Week. The interactive events covered themes such as budgeting, saving and spending, and were designed to be entertaining and informative.
Caithness CAB was set up in 1982 and has been running successfully ever since. Your Citizens Advice Bureau – here to help The CAB service is here to help you.
Thurso Gala committee have announced the names of the 2014 gala court. Gala Queen: Eilidh Harper.
Out Of Doors - BBC Scotland http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0403ld9 Broadcast at 6.30 am today but available online this programme was about the debate attended by farmers from all over Scotland at United Auctions in Stirling. Although focused on farming it is a very well organised and balanced debate from both the YES and NO sides.
Two vacancies have arisen for community representatives to serve on a locally elected panel making decisions about funding from the E.ON Camster Community Fund; one representative is sought from the Watten Community Council area and one from the Tannach & District Community Council area. This is an opportunity to help ensure the Fund continues to be spent on projects that provide a real benefit to local communities.
If you’re leaving school this year, planning a career change or would like to retrain, North Highland College UHI has a range of new courses to kick start your career. The North Highland College UHI is continually seeking to improve their range of courses and levels and modes of study.
Check out what's on at Caithness horizons in coming months. April Throughout April—paintings of local scenes by Mary Edmondson will be on display in the cafe.
Pupils at Wick High School have been regularly working with the local Highland Council countryside ranger at Newtonhill Croft Woodland over the last 6 months. The youngsters have been working in all weather conditions and have undertaken a wide range of tasks such as hedge cutting and tree planting.
Police in Wick are appealing for any witnesses to a fire which was deliberately set and caused substantial damage to a boating shed at the Wick Harbour around 03:15 hours on Sunday 06 April 2014. Police are keen to speak to anyone who has any information about the incident and would encourage them to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.
As part of a Divisional initiative known as Operation Ram, police in Wick discovered a large scale cannabis cultivation in the Lybster area of Caithness with an estimated potential value of up to £130,000. A male and female have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for their involvement in this cultivation.
The Highland Council Countryside Rangers in Caithness will be running three events over the Easter holidays for local families and visitors to enjoy. On Saturday 12 April the Rangers are looking for volunteers to come and join them spring clean Dunnet Beach.
Police in Inverness wish to make the public aware of their concerns regarding bogus callers wishing to obtain particular details of bank and credit cards. It appears these persons are targeting takeaway restaurants in an effort to obtain customer card details.
Last weekend was the North Highland College Equestrian Centre Spring Show which attracted entries from all over Caithness, Sutherland and Inverness. Judges Fiona Cameron, Melrose & Kimberley Nicoll, Ayrshire were both extremely impressed with both the standard of horses & ponies and the riders.
Thursday 15th May, 7pm – 9pm Talk – The Pictish and Early Medieval Sculpture of Caithness in detail and in context. FREE adult event Booking essential Talk by John Borland, Measured Survey Manager, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).
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