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Damage to Vehicle - Market Street, Wick
Summary: Police in Wick are investigating damage caused to a vehicle parked on Market Street, Wick about 9am on Wednesday 27th January 2016.   Police are keen to speak with the driver of Land Rover Discovery who was seen in the area at the time.  
Damage to Vehicle - Market Square, Wick
Police in Wick are investigating damage caused to a silver vehicle parked in Market Square, Wick.  This is believed to have occurred between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on Friday 29th Janurary 2016.  
Flower Display Damaged - High Street, Wick
A report has been received by police of persons having disturbed numerous flower planters in High Street, Wick.  The contents of the planters appear to have been tipped over and spilt over the street.  
Dunbeath Village Shop Break-in - Police Appeal For Information
Police in Caithness are appealing for information following a break-in and theft at the Dunbeath village shop.   The break-in is believed to have happened around 12.20am this morning (Weds 3rd Feb 2016).  
Branching Out builds bird boxesThumbnail for article : Branching Out builds bird boxes
Branching Out is an innovative, multi-partner, referral programme of woodland activities for people using health services in Caithness.   The aim is to get people out in Dunnet Forest to undertake activities, conservation work and exercise.  
Childrens workshop -become a wind witch for the afternoon!Thumbnail for article : Childrens workshop -become a wind witch for the afternoon!
Join Peters Pals club - suitable ages 7 - 11.   Meets once a month at Caithness Horizons..  
Vandalism - Holborn Avenue, Thurso
Police in Thurso are appealing for information following a window being smashed on Holborn Avenue, Thurso.   The damage took place between Saturday 16th January 2016 and Monday 18th January 2016.  
Wick man urges people to join the BOWEL MOVEMENT
A Wick man, whose bowel cancer was caught early after completing his home bowel screening test, is backing a campaign to encourage people to join the ‘bowel movement.   Hamish Macleod, who was diagnosed in January 2015, had no signs of bowel cancer so is urging others to take the test, even if they feel well, as it can often spot hidden symptoms.  
Caithness Flag LaunchedThumbnail for article : Caithness Flag Launched
A nordic cross and galley symbolising ancient ties to the Vikings are part of the winning design of the flag for Caithness.   Councillor Gail Ross, Civic Leader of The Highland Council in Caithness unfurled the new at a Flag Order of Ceremony held in Wick Town Hall today (26 January 2016).  
The Men Who Own ScotlandThumbnail for article : The Men Who Own Scotland
Published on 9 Jan 2014.   Meet the powerful - and usually very private - people who own much of our country.  
Invisible College public talk - Andy Wightman, 9.6.2012Thumbnail for article : Invisible College public talk - Andy Wightman, 9.6.2012
Published on 31 Jan 2013 Writer and activist Andy Wightman talks about land rights and ownership in Scotland, and some related issues: money, debt and governance.  This talk was part of the Invisible College research network, based on the ruins of Kilmahew and St.  
The Land Debate in Scotland - Andy Wightman at Making Land WorkThumbnail for article : The Land Debate in Scotland - Andy Wightman at Making Land Work
Published on 23 Jun 2015.   As part of Shared Assets first policy conference, writer and land rights campaigner Andy Wightman talks us through land reform in a Scottish context.  
Scottish land reform: are the SNP doing enough?Thumbnail for article : Scottish land reform: are the SNP doing enough?
Published on 15 Oct 2015.   The Scottish government has promised to change the laws on how Scotland's hills and glens are owned and used.  
New Wick High School Construction Photos 17th January 2016Thumbnail for article : New Wick High School Construction Photos 17th January 2016
See the latest photos of the Wick High School construction site..  
Funding Opportunity - BBC Children in Need - Small Grants Programme
Not for profit organisations such as such schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc.  can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme.  
More Money Come From Scottish Government After Successful Participation Event
The new Chair of the Caithness Committee, Councillor Gillian Coghill has thanked everyone who took part in the recent participatory budget event held in Wick and says she would like to see other areas of the Highlands use this dynamic way to involve members of the public in decision-making.   Last year Caithness councillors set aside £30,000 from their ward discretionary to create a participatory budgeting event.  
Funding Opportunity - CashBack for Communities - Small Grants Scheme
Next closing date for applications: 1st March 2016.   Cashback for Communities is a Scottish Government initiative that uses funds recovered from criminal activity to support positive activities for young people.  
Funding Opportunity - Transform Foundation - Tech Grants
Who should apply? We are looking to work with charities with: Limited investment resources: Does your charity generate an annual income of under £30 million? Urgent need for digital transformation: Is your website getting in the way of your fundraising and marketing? Potential for bigger income and impact: Can you better leverage digital to reach more supporters, raise more money? What does it cover? Each £18,000 grant covers strategy, design and development to build an amazing website.  The grant covers 100% of the upfront costs.  
Funding Opportunity - Scottish Youth Hostel Association: Give Us A Break
The Scottish Youth Hostel Association (Hostelling Scotland )has announced that its Give Us A Break programme 2016 is now open for applications.  Give us a Break is the funded residential programme of SYHA Hostelling Scotland which aims to tackle social exclusion by offering groups of vulnerable or disadvantaged young people the opportunity to take part in activity holidays at youth hostels across Scotland.  
Funding Opportunity - Learning Disabilities
The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which was established to provide both research and project funding in the area of learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability.  The Trust consider under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism.