We invite all members of the public who are interested in learning more about these lifesaving devices to attend. We also recommend all who are owners/custodians of AEDs to attend and any members of the public/groups that are planning to purchase a AED for their community, business or organisation to come along and find out more about our campaign..
We are delighted to invite you to our next external seminar, being held on Thursday 23rd August. Environmental Research Institute (ERI), Thurso have two speakers, Alam Sarawar and Sayam Chowdhury who will be talking about "Saving Critically Endangered birds in Bangladesh." The presentation will be held in the ERI seminar room, Castle Street in Thurso - doors open at 5.15pm.
The Highland Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Forum have organised a Proud Ness event in Inverness on 6th October 2018, which will be supported by an out-reach event in Thurso Precinct on 11th August 2018, 11am to 4pm. The out-reach event is being held to increase the visibility of the LGBTI+ community in the Highlands and to provide space for the community to come together to reduce isolation.
Budget cuts are now hitting the voluntary third sector in Caithness and the rest of Highland. Caithness Voluntary Group is member of the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) and they have been informed of a 13% cut in funding.
Highland parents urged to take advantage of fresh, healthy, and sustainable school meals which have once again been recognised with a national award. Despite the challenges of serving Scotland's largest council area, which includes some of the most sparsely populated areas of the UK, Highland Council is celebrating after achieving the Soil Association Scotland's Silver and Bronze Food for Life Served Here award in its primary schools and nurseries for the ninth year running.
Guest speaker at a recent Caithness Heart support Group AGM was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS. Cllr Sinclair is well placed to speak to groups about health service having been a founder member of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) and still involved in the campaigns over Caithness health issues.
A TRIBUTE was paid at the AGM of Caithness Heart Support Group, recently, to long-serving chairman Ernie Ross, standing down after nine years service. Highlighting Mr Ross's contribution, the new chairman, Noel Donaldson said: "Ernie has not always enjoyed the best of health but has always given us a one hundred percent commitment to the group and that has been greatly appreciated." However, Mr Donaldson was pleased to add that Mr Ross was not severing his connection with the group but has decided to remain as a committee member.
Caithness Heart support Group AGM. Guest speaker was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS.
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A Wick High School teacher is spending the summer in Rwanda delivering teacher training opportunities in the country. Caitlin Morrison, who teaches social subjects and history, is travelling to the Zaza in the Eastern Province as part of the Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) professional development programme alongside charity Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda.
Wick Voices, the Wick Society's oral history section, has broken through the 100,000 barrier in terms of listener response to its collection of online recordings. That's how many individual plays there have been since the project was set up less than two years ago with the aim of preserving local voices for posterity.
Check out the newsletter for all the awards. http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/saltireawards2018.pdf.
Check out the news at the link below http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/summer2018news.pdf.
Canisbay Primary Parent Council were looking to make improvements to the playground and last year we supported Mrs Moodie out headteacher in an application to Greencoat Stroupster Community Fund. We submitted an application which was to: Build a canopy / shelter at the school which would give 2 benefits , an outdoor classroom area and also a shelter and play area for the kids to be protected from the Caithness weather.
Everyone in Highland is asked to keep their Eyes Open for children at risk during the school holidays. In the week that Highland schools sound the end of term bell, Child Protection Committees across Scotland are encouraging the public to be extra observant to help protect potentially vulnerable children when school's out for summer.
The Hesteyri Horses team are riding from John O'Groats to Land's End on horseback!. Hesteyri Horses is a family run equestrian business focusing on giving all horses a chance, bringing out the best in their own horses and client horses as well as their extensive work rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing horses and ponies who have been neglected or abused.
High Life Highland recognised top performing volunteers last Thursday at its annual award ceremony held at Strathpeffer Pavilion. The event saw volunteers from across the Highlands recognised for significant contributions to the charity, its clients and customers.
From Mr Mackenzie Wick High School. The month of May saw our school complete the first full month of using our new student rewards system RedCritter.
The Highland Council is informing parents on changes in how the authority collects information on funded Early Learning and Childcare following guidance introduced by the Scottish Government. The guidance states: Each year the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) census collects information about children receiving funded ELC across Scotland.
Local schools could be in with the chance of winning £1,000 for their pre-school club to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kellogg's supporting breakfast clubs in the UK. Schools are invited to enter the annual Kellogg's Breakfast Club Awards, and one club from each region of the UK, as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will win a cash prize.