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19/4/2019
Raising awareness of sepsisThumbnail for article : Raising awareness of sepsis
New campaign focuses on spotting the early signs.   The five early signs of sepsis are to be highlighted in a new campaign to help raise public awareness of this potentially fatal condition.  
18/4/2019
Be Part Of It Whale and Dolphin WatchThumbnail for article : Be Part Of It Whale and Dolphin Watch
Our Shorewatch volunteers help us to learn more about the different whales and dolphins living in Scottish waters.  No previous skill or knowledge is needed, just an enjoyment of the outdoors! You can do as much or as little as suits you.  
18/4/2019
Outdoor enthusiasts encouraged to join spring clean of ScotlandThumbnail for article : Outdoor enthusiasts encouraged to join spring clean of Scotland
Quartet of organisations call for collective ownership of outdoor paths.   Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has joined forces with Sustrans Scotland, Jog Scotland and Paths for All to encourage outdoor enthusiasts - from joggers to bungee jumpers - to take collective ownership for the paths that help to support their outdoor activities.  
16/4/2019
Green Health Week 22nd-29th April 2019 with NHS Highland - Photo Competition With Moray Firth RadioThumbnail for article : Green Health Week 22nd-29th April 2019 with NHS Highland - Photo Competition With Moray Firth Radio
Send Moray Firth Radio a picture of your favourite outdoor space for your chance to win a £150 voucher for an Outdoor Store of your choice! Green Health Week 22nd-29th April 2019 with NHS Highland Scotland's outdoors is an under-used health resource - our parks, paths, local green spaces, countryside and coast can supply our 'daily dose' of physical activity and mental refreshment.   Green Health Week is a promotional campaign encouraging people to get out into their local wild spaces, gardens and parks for improved health and wellbeing.  
15/4/2019
Francis Street Bowlers, Wick Supports 3 Local GroupsThumbnail for article : Francis Street Bowlers, Wick Supports 3 Local Groups
On Saturday 13th April 2019 the members of Francis Street Bowlers made three generous donation to three local groups.   A day spent playing bowls at the opening day of the season at Thurso Bowling Club was followed by a buffet tea after which they presented the cheques.  
15/4/2019
Tree Planting At Newtonhill WoodlandThumbnail for article : Tree Planting At Newtonhill Woodland
Newton Hill Croft Woodland are holding tree planting volunteer days on Saturday/Sunday 13th & 14th April 2019, Saturday 21st April, 10.30am-3.30pm.  The organisation received half their trees from the Woodland Trust and the rest from TCV.  
12/4/2019
Become a Volunteer with Home-Start Caithness and help local familiesThumbnail for article : Become a Volunteer with Home-Start Caithness and help local families
Come on the next Volunteer Preparation Course.   Wednesdays - 10am - 2.30pm May 22nd, 29th and June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.  
11/4/2019
The Rev. Deacon Jacques Cooke - ObituaryThumbnail for article : The Rev. Deacon Jacques Cooke - Obituary
The Reverend Deacon Jacques Cooke born 16 December 1924, Roubaix, Northern France: died 25th March 2019, Inverness.   James Cooke was the second of five children born to British father (John) and a Belgian mother (Marie-Louise nee Hollebecq), who met on the evening of the 11th November 1918 and married in June 1921.  
11/4/2019
Caithness Community Planning Partnership - Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Caithness Community Planning Partnership Will take place on Wednesday 17th of April 2019 The Pentland Hotel, Thurso.  11:00am - 1:00pm.  
10/4/2019
John O'Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064Thumbnail for article : John O'Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064
OVER £500,000 FOR FOUR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP PROJECTS.   A sports hall in Easterhouse, a disused mill in John O'Groats, an area of amenity land in Strathpeffer and a stretch of foreshore on the Isle of Skye will soon be in the hands of local people as four community groups receive financial support from the Scottish Land Fund.    Announcement of the grants was made by Minister, Cabinet Secretary for Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham.  
10/4/2019
Would You Like To Help Out At Mary Anns CottageThumbnail for article : Would You Like To Help Out At Mary Anns Cottage
We are almost at the start of our new season at Mary Anne's Cottage in Dunnet.   Recruiting volunteers has become increasingly difficult these last few years, and with the 1st May looming we are realising that we will possibly be struggling this season with who we have; two of our regulars have opted to become ‘standby', meaning they are only able to help on an emergency basis.  
8/4/2019
Trustee recruitment and succession planningThumbnail for article : Trustee recruitment and succession planning
Trustee recruitment can be a challenge for some charities, but is a vital exercise that all charities must undertake at some point in their lifetime.   In their latest video, OSCR Head of Engagement Jude Turbyne talks about the best practices when recruiting a new charity trustee and provides some further sources of help and advice.  
8/4/2019
Is Your Charity Ready For Brexit?
Preparing for Brexit.   It is currently planned that the United Kingdom will soon leave the European Union (EU).  
8/4/2019
Up to £1,000 available to charities to help defend against cyber attacks
A cyber fund is available to help charities and small and medium-sized businesses protect against the most common forms of internet-borne cyber attacks.   Charities that are eligible can apply for up to £1,000, which will support them to achieve the National Cyber Security Centre's Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.  
8/4/2019
Goodbye Paper Applications - Hello Digital - Apply online to become a charityThumbnail for article : Goodbye Paper Applications - Hello Digital - Apply online to become a charity
On 05 March 2019, the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) launched its online application to become a charity.   OSCR has had lots of applicants using the service since then and they would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to give us feedback so far.  
8/4/2019
5 Excuses for Not Having Young Trustees
Research shows that many charities have something in common - they don't have trustees under 27.   In her guest blog on the OSCR site, Cordelia Sampson - Chair of Trustees at Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal, talks about why charities don't have young trustees.  
8/4/2019
Reducing Risk Of Infection From Animal Contact And Farm VisitsThumbnail for article : Reducing Risk Of Infection From Animal Contact And Farm Visits
As we come into spring-time and lambing season, visiting a farm is an enjoyable and educational experience for many people, particularly children.  However, visiting a farm or animal petting centre carries a small risk of catching infection from animals or the environment.  
Caithness Model Club Show 2019Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2019
Another highly successful show for 2019 from the Caithness Model club with plenty of people turning out to see the amazing collections of model cars trucks planes and more.   Check out a few photos from the show by clicking the link above to the Photo Gallery.  
4/4/2019
Scots Are Unaware That Mouth Cancer Screening Should Be RoutineThumbnail for article : Scots Are Unaware That Mouth Cancer Screening Should Be Routine
Scots Are Unaware That Mouth Cancer Screening Should Be Routine.   Sixty Seconds Could Save Your Life! HNCF calls for Brits to ‘Get Mouthy About Cancer'.  
4/4/2019
Berry Up at EastertimeThumbnail for article : Berry Up at Eastertime
Easter is a time to enjoy the festivities including family meals and chocolate egg hunts.   However, it is also rather easy for sugar intakes to skyrocket during this fun time.