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26/4/2017
Newton Park Primary Opens At Wick CampusThumbnail for article : Newton Park Primary Opens At Wick Campus
Children and their teachers marched from the old Pultenytown Academy primary school to their new school.  
25/4/2017
Kids Go Wild with NorthLink Ferries and RSPB ScotlandThumbnail for article : Kids Go Wild with NorthLink Ferries and RSPB Scotland
NorthLink Ferries has teamed up with RSPB Scotland to give families a chance to tap into their wild side.   Until September, a set of ‘pop-up' binoculars and wildlife calendar providing helpful nature-watching tips will be offered to families travelling on the ferry service, helping them spot unique wildlife as they make their way to and from the Northern Isles.  
23/4/2017
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) - Visual Impact DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)  - Visual Impact Day
Well it looks like almost everyone in the area has used Caithness General at some time.   CHAT will discuss at its meeting in the Park Hotel, Thurso whether to sponsor a candidates for the Westminster election on 8th June.  
20/4/2017
John O'Groats Shape The Future - Follow Up EventThumbnail for article : John O'Groats Shape The Future - Follow Up Event
Monday 24th April 2017 2.00pm - 7.00pm.   All Welcome..  
19/4/2017
CHAT Visual Impact Day and Rally Sunday 23 April
CHAT - Caithness Health Action Team Bignold Park, Wick 2.30pm Sunday 23rd April 2017 Morning everyone, sorry for the delay.  We have broken the categories down into ten groups for Sunday's Visual Impact Protest in the Bignold Park, Wick at 2.30pm.  
17/4/2017
Once A Year Trip To Hoy With The RangersThumbnail for article : Once A Year Trip To Hoy With The Rangers
Ship a' Hoy Sunday 21st May 2017.  10.15am - 6pm £46.00 per person (no concessions) This is your only opportunity to sail directly to the Orkney Island of Hoy from the Scottish mainland on the passenger ferry from John O'Groats.  
15/4/2017
Books From Caithness Family History SocietyThumbnail for article : Books From Caithness Family History Society
CAITHNESS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY (Scottish Registered Charity No.  SC029848) has published 8 books which can help with family history research.  
14/4/2017
Laurandy Day Centre, Wick and NHS Bayview, Thurso Take Over Alzheimers In Caithness
From 1st May 2017 Alzheimers Scotland will no longer offer their services in Caithness for people suffering from dementia.   Couthie Corner, Thurso based at Bayview will no longer be run by Alzheimer Scotland but will instead be run by the NHS and the Longberry day service in Wick will be taken over by Laurandy.  
11/4/2017
John Rosie - Obituary by Bill MowatThumbnail for article : John Rosie - Obituary by Bill Mowat
John Swanson Rosie, JP, MBE.  Long-serving Councillor, born Thurso, Caithness 09.03.1937: died Wick, Caithness 29.03.2017.  
Caithness Model Club 2017 ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club 2017 Show
Another packed show this year with hundreds of new models not seen before at previous exhibitions.   Check out many photos by clicking the Photo Gallery link above..  
8/4/2017
Caithness Model Club Donates £500 To Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Donates £500 To Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)
Caithness Model Club handed over a cheque for £500 to Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) at the first day of their annual model exhibition in the Norseman Hotel, Wick today.   Chairman of CHAT Bill Fernie and committee member Liz More accepted the donation on behalf of CHAT.  
8/4/2017
Caithness Model Club Gives £500 to Caithness BefriendersThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Gives £500 to Caithness Befrienders
Caithness Model club today handed over another cheque for £500 to Caithness Befrienders.   The group who are involved in matching volunteers with people who might live alone have been increasing their activities.  
5/4/2017
Funding Opportunities From Caithness Funds
There have been a growing number of funds available to groups in Caithness in recent years with more to come as more wind farms come on stream.   The problem for anyone looking for funding is where to start looking.  
5/4/2017
Caithness Health Action Team Gets £1000 Boost To Funds From Wick Community CouncilThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team Gets £1000 Boost To Funds From Wick Community Council
Chairman of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT), Bill Fernie received a big boost to the CHAT funds from Wick Community council when they handed over a cheque for £1000 to help with campaigning about Health related issues in Caithness.   Bill said,"The funds coming in show that we have a huge amount of support for our campaigns with the community making sure we can do things to highlight concerns at reductions across our services for health and the discomfort caused to mothers and families who need to travel to Raigmore.  
5/4/2017
Caithness Health Action Team - Information Gathering and Visual Impact DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team - Information Gathering and Visual Impact Day
Posted on The CHAT Facebook page for our next action.   Evening firstly thanks to everyone who has supported us and offered help.  
5/4/2017
Attention All Candidates in The Council Elections
As in previous elections Bill Fernie will be publishing his information shortly as part of his campaign to get re-elected for Wick and Caithness East on the web site.   As in all the previous elections and in fairness to all candidates in Caithness he will publish information for every candidate who would like to have a page on the site - free of any charge.  
4/4/2017
Get Help With Your Family History Search
After its winter break, Caithness Family History Society has restarted its "help" sessions for those who would like to research their family history, or need advice on how to continue.   If you are interested, go along to the CFHS office in Caithness Horizons, Old Town Hall, Thurso, between 2pm and 4pm on any Saturday afternoon or on the last Wednesday afternoon of any month.  
1/4/2017
Universal vitamins for pregnant women rolled out from 1 April 2017
From 1 April 2017, all pregnant women in Scotland will receive free vitamins.   The move to provide universal access will improve parent and children's health and has widespread support among healthcare professionals.  
31/3/2017
Change is Good - improvements to Tesco Bags of Help fundingThumbnail for article : Change is Good - improvements to Tesco Bags of Help funding
Do you think you know what Tesco Bags of Help funds? Read on as the Bags of Help team have been listening to applicants, customers and Tesco colleague feedback and we've made some immediate improvements: · Apply anytime for projects that bring benefits to the community · Projects can be outdoor or indoor improvements, activities and equipment purchases · Apply for capital and revenue funding between £1000 and £4000 · Simpler online application process · Community groups, schools, charities, local authorities and not for profits can all apply · You can apply again for a different project at any time To ensure that the programme is really local the number of projects funded every two months has been increased.  We still fund projects that improve or encourage the use of outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens.