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CHAT Team Visit To The New Balfour Hospital in OrkneyThumbnail for article : CHAT Team Visit To The New Balfour Hospital in Orkney
On Friday 18th October four of the CHAT's team visited the new Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall, Orkney.   The main purpose of the visit was partly to see then hospital but in particular how maternity services work there.  
Bangers Brunch At Stacks Sunday 3rd NovemberThumbnail for article : Bangers Brunch At Stacks Sunday 3rd November
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Wick Street Design - Bring Your IdeasThumbnail for article : Wick Street Design - Bring Your Ideas
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Brexit Is coming - No need to stockpile food says Scottish Government
The UK may be leaving the European Union on 31 October.   Brexit may have an effect on the way you live in Scotland.  
Speech and Language Therapists planning stand to mark Stammering Awareness Day 2019
Tracy Robson and Joanne Johnson, Speech and Language Therapists, are planning a stand to mark Stammering Awareness Day 2019.   The awareness day is the 22nd October but a stand will be running on 17 October in the Outpatients Department at Raigmore Hospital (Inverness).  
Stop your local area becoming a Firework hotspotThumbnail for article : Stop your local area becoming a Firework hotspot
Crimestoppers campaign asks communities to give firework misuse information 100% anonymously.   Today (14th October 2019) independent charity Crimestoppers is launching a campaign to tackle firework misuse.  
Public Meeting On Land OwnershipThumbnail for article : Public Meeting On Land Ownership
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Restart A Heart DayThumbnail for article : Restart A Heart Day
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Growing Enterprising Communities
A short 1-day in Wick on Thursday 28th November 2019 The day is aimed at people working in community learning and community development.  It will help you explore enterprising approaches to working with communities, sharing some positive experiences of working in small communities in Highland.  
Do You have Information or Memories about the American Base in Caithness For a New Book
The United States Navy built a radio station at West Murkle and Forss, in 1962.  The station had accommodation at Burnside, Castletown and John Kennedy Drive.  
Stewart asks for answers on Chronic Pain waiting times
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, David Stewart, has contacted both NHS Highland and the Scottish Government to ask what is being done to bring down the unacceptably long waiting times for people in the Highlands to be seen by the Chronic Pain service.   David Stewart said "This issue has been raised with me before, and has now been raised again.  
Scottish Veterans Fund opens
Organisations that want to work with veterans and their families are being urged to apply to a fund that benefits former services personnel.   Veterans Minister Graeme Dey is to open the Scottish Veterans Fund (SVF) at the Armed Forces and Veterans Champions Gathering in Glasgow tomorrow.  
Obituary: Chris Ferreira, pioneering geobotanistThumbnail for article : Obituary: Chris Ferreira, pioneering geobotanist
Born: August 30, 1931 - Died: August 2, 2019.   DR Robert Edwin Christopher (Chris) Ferreira, who has died aged 87, was uniquely skilled and versatile as a botanist and geologist, and was also a philanthropist.  
Obituary - Ronnie Johnstone
Minister in Glasgow and Caithness.   Born: November 11, 1945 - Died: August 30, 2019.  
New Health And Social Care Hub Wick - Still Dates To Visit The Popup Information Shop
NHS Highland plans to rent a temporary pop up shop to update local residents about proposals for its primary health and social care hub for Wick at the end of this month.   During the Caithness Health and Social Care consultation last year, the board found the temporary ‘High Street Presence' approach proved an effective way to engage with people about the redesign plans.  
Living well with Type 2 diabetes event 30th October Book Now
A specialist event for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to get expert advice and information about living with the condition comes to Caithness next month - and bookings are now open.   The Caithness Diabetes group, supported by Diabetes Scotland, is hosting the free event - and are urging those living with the condition, their family members and carers to come along.  
Time Running Out For Telephone Box Consultation 2019Thumbnail for article : Time Running Out For Telephone Box Consultation 2019
The Highland council has been running a consultation about the removal of 110 telephone boxes in Highland.   The last list showed there had been no objections for the removal of Caithness telephone boxes in Castletown, Halkirk and Latheron.  
Taste North 2019 - Sunday 6th October 2019 11am to 4.30pm. at Together Travel - John O'GroatsThumbnail for article : Taste North 2019 - Sunday 6th October 2019 11am to 4.30pm. at Together Travel - John O'Groats
Taste North 2019 - Sunday 6th October 2019 11am to 4.30pm.  at Together Travel - John O'Groats.  
Could You Help Shape The Future Of Wick High Street?Thumbnail for article : Could You Help Shape The Future Of Wick High Street?
Wickers are being given the chance to help transform their High Street into a more vibrant, accessible and a welcoming place for everyone to spend time in, as part of the Town Centre Regeneration.   The Wick Street Design project is being delivered by Sustrans Scotland in partnership with The Highland Council, Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council and Local Councillors.  
Will You Go Sober For October?
Be a Soberhero and go 31 days without alcohol this October - say no to the booze and yes to raising money for people living with cancer.   And just like every hero's trusty sidekick, Macmillan will be with you every step of the way to help you along your sober journey.