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Thefts In Thurso - Have You Spotted Unattended Baggage?
Police in Thurso have arrested one male in relation to thefts in Thurso that occurred between 7.00 - 8.00 am on Saturday 25th April 2015.   This male stole a number of items of baggage from a guest room in the Station Hotel, Thurso and then stole numerous grocery type items from the Co-op, Meadow Lane, Thurso.  
Vandalism in Thurso
Police in Thurso are investigating damage to a window on Henderson Street, during the evening of Friday the 24th of April 2015.   If anyone has any information about the incident they are encouraged to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at  
ERI Seminar series: Berry good for you? Berries and human healthThumbnail for article : ERI Seminar series: Berry good for you? Berries and human health
5th May 2015 5.30pm - 6.30pm ERI, Castle Street, Thurso.   Dr Gordon McDougall, from the James Hutton Institute, will give a talk entitled "Berry good for you? Berries and human health".  
Duncraig Educational Trust Scheme - Open for Applications Closing Date 29th May
There is one application round each year.  The 2015 deadline date is 5pm on Friday 29 May.  
Roger Saxon, Labour Councillor for Thurso and Scrabster ward, has backed a petition started by a local person calling for a post box outside the Tesco in Thurso.   The petition was started two weeks ago by local person Mike Lunan and calls for Royal Mail to erect a new post box outside the Tesco.  
Beach Clean and Basking Sharks At DunnetThumbnail for article : Beach Clean and Basking Sharks At Dunnet
On Saturday (18 April 2015) around 35 local residents and volunteers turned out in stunning sunshine to help The Highland Council's Countryside Rangers undertake the annual spring beach clean at Dunnet Bay, north Caithness.  A huge amount of litter was collected completely filling the skip and the subsequent second large pile of rubbish required a second skip to remove it.  
Petition To Install A Post Box Outside Tesco In ThursoThumbnail for article : Petition To Install A Post Box Outside Tesco In Thurso
Join Mike Lunan in his bid to get a new post box at Tesco in Thurso.   Tesco attracts a large number of customers every day.  
Tempest Community Club
A group of like-minded people have got together for the social interaction of the community.  The voluntary non-profit club will be primarily based at Cafe Tempest, Thurso Harbour where most of its events will be held.  
Caithness Model Club Show 2015Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2015
The Caithness Model Club show for 2015 took place in the Norseman Hotel, Wick on 18th and 19th April 2015.   See photos in the gallery - link above..  
Thrumster Primary Easter egg hunt/Coffee morning eggxellent success!!Thumbnail for article : Thrumster Primary Easter egg hunt/Coffee morning eggxellent success!!
Thrumster primary opened its doors at 10am on Monday the 30th of March 2015 to allow parents, friends and family to attend a coffee morning to raise funds for a school trip to Orkney.  Whilst the adults enjoyed a cup of tea or coffee and purchased from the many stalls set up, the children of all ages took part in an Easter egg hunt.  
Improve Your Health - Visit The Pentland Hotel On Saturday 18th April 2015Thumbnail for article : Improve Your Health - Visit The Pentland Hotel On Saturday 18th April 2015
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group is hosting a major awareness event aimed at helping people to maintain and improve their health.   Arranged on a drop-in basis, at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso, it will feature six organisations, the Caithness Diabetes Group, Wick Wheezers, the community stroke services of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, North Highland Cancer Support, Befriending Caithness, and Caithness Deaf Centre.  
Have you taken part in the Highland Third Sector Census yet? Thumbnail for article : Have you taken part in the Highland Third Sector Census yet?
It only takes a few minutes! Highland Third Sector Interface are working with CVG, CVS North and VGES on a census, to prove to others what people in Caithness & Sutherland already know - that volunteers, local and national charities, and all sorts of local organisations are central to our economy and society at every level.  Highland Third Sector Interface We are calling on EVERYONE - from lunch clubs, Community Councils, Churches, sports clubs and brownies to social enterprises and large national charities - to¬†fill out a census.  
Volunteer At Mary Ann's CottageThumbnail for article : Volunteer At Mary Ann's Cottage
Would you like to help out at the cottage stopped in time?.  
Westside Croft (Mary's Cottage), Caithness
This article was published in the Caithness field club Bulletin Westside Croft (Mary's Cottage), Caithness A Fenton I have known Westside croft at Dunnet Head in Caithness since the 1960s.  Then and in the 1970s, I carried out an examination of the buildings and their contents with the willing help and support of James and Mary-Ann Calder.  
Highland Council to consult on Self-Directed Support
Families and carers of children and young people who are eligible for Self-Directed Support are to be consulted on the continuing use of direct payments for services in the Highlands.   Self-Directed Support is available for children and young people who have been assessed as requiring care or support.  
Family Easter Treasure HuntThumbnail for article : Family Easter Treasure Hunt
The rangers are organising a fun day for the family hunting for treasure in the form of all kinds of eggs.   Head for Geiss Farm car park near Glengolly.  
Ormlie Community - Easter ProgrammeThumbnail for article : Ormlie Community - Easter Programme
A few activities for young children and the family at Easter from Ormlie Community Association.   Monday 13th to Thursday 16th april 2015..  
Citizen Science In Scotland's Seas - The Seasearch ScemeThumbnail for article : Citizen Science In Scotland's Seas - The Seasearch Sceme
The talk will be TUESDAY 7th of April, at 17:30 at the Environmental Research Institute, Castle street, Thurso.   Dr.  
Easter with the Highland Countryside Rangers
The Highland Council's Countryside Rangers have organised a number of fun events for all ages to enjoy over the Easter holidays from hunting for dinosaur footprints, taking part in a reptile survey, guided clifftop walks and the chance to explore some wild west scenery to egg hunts and craft sessions.   In Caithness on Easter Sunday there will be a family treasure hunt near Glengolly followed by an Easter egg-case hunt at Sandside on Monday 6 April.  
Supporting children in care
Changes to provide more support for young people in care commences.   Extra support and greater rights for children and young people in care come into effect today (Wednesday 1st April 2015).