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16/11/2019
New drive to curb online puppy sales
Buyers urged to boycott illegal trade.   People in Scotland are increasingly buying puppies online despite the risk of purchasing from illegal breeders, according to new research.  
13/11/2019
Caithness FM Annual Toy AppealThumbnail for article : Caithness FM Annual Toy Appeal
Santa doesn't visit every house in Caithness.   That's right, Santa doesn’t deliver presents to everyone.  
12/11/2019
Game on! Competition for pupils across Northern Alliance launches
We're pleased to announce the launch of a Northern Alliance-wide GamesCon event.   Primary school pupils from across the Northern Alliance - from Shetland to Aberdeen and right across to Argyll and Bute - are to benefit from the opportunity to take part in a competition to create a game using coding software, SCRATCH.  
North Highland College UHI celebrates diamond yearThumbnail for article : North Highland College UHI celebrates diamond year
North Highland College UHI celebrates a milestone this year with 60 years in education.   North Highland College UHI first opened in 1959 as Thurso Technical College to serve the training needs for Dounreay.  
5/11/2019
New £11.5 million fund to tackle poverty and inequality
People in disadvantaged communities are set to benefit from a range of projects to tackle poverty, inequality and rural disadvantage.   Around 250 community groups, social enterprises and charities across the country will receive a share of £11.5 million in 2019-20 through the new Scottish Government Investing in Communities Fund.  
4/11/2019
Businesses and Groups Invited To Old Woolies Building - Bring Your IdeasThumbnail for article : Businesses and Groups Invited To Old Woolies Building - Bring Your Ideas
The old Woolworth building in Market Square, Wick is lying empty and unused.   The Wick Community Council is looking for any ideas from businesses or/and local groups for possible uses.  
2/11/2019
Toolkit to improve early literacy skills across regionThumbnail for article : Toolkit to improve early literacy skills across region
An Emerging Literacy Toolkit developed as one of the Northern Alliance's key workstreams has been designed to help improve early literacy skills across the region.   Recently endorsed by all eight participating local authorities, the toolkit was developed by James Cook, Depute Head Teacher of Milton of Leys Primary School in Inverness.  
1/11/2019
Blanket Scotland Cash FreezeThumbnail for article : Blanket Scotland Cash Freeze
7 in 10 Scots delay switching their heating on to save money.   HARD-UP Scots are delaying turning their heating on this winter and instead wrapping up in blankets to save money, according to a study.  
30/10/2019
Can You Help Caithness Voluntary Group Improve Their Services - One Minute Survey
Caithness Voluntary Group wants to find out if groups (and their representatives) are clear about their available services and also, how can services be tailored to current (possibly unmet) and future needs.   The survey is aimed at anyone who participates in the running of an organisation.  
29/10/2019
John O Groats Trail and Northern Pilgrims' Way MeetingThumbnail for article : John O Groats Trail and Northern Pilgrims' Way Meeting
Report of meeting on 24th October 2019.   Trustees of the The John O Groats Trail and members of the steering group for the Northern Pilgrims' Way had a joint meeting on the 24th October at the Bannockburn Inn, Helmsdale.  
25/10/2019
Final chance to sign up for Living Well with Type 2 diabetes event in Caithness
A specialist event for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to get expert advice and information about living with the condition comes to Caithness next week - and it's your final chance to sign up! The Caithness Diabetes group, supported by Diabetes Scotland, is hosting the free event next Wednesday - and are urging those living with the condition, their family members and carers to come along.   Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can feel daunting as it is a complex and serious health condition.  
24/10/2019
My Family, My Rights Programme - Is Your Family Affected By Alcohol or Drugs?Thumbnail for article : My Family, My Rights Programme - Is Your Family Affected By Alcohol or Drugs?
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs have planned events in the Highlands to promote and discuss the Alcohol and Drugs Strategy published by the Government in November 2018.   This Strategy outlines the rights for families for the first time and due to this transformational change we are holding events to see what the strategy means for people in communities.  
22/10/2019
Wickers have their say in improvements to the townThumbnail for article : Wickers have their say in improvements to the town
More than 80 Wickers gave up their time last Thursday to suggest improvements to High Street and Bridge Street.   The feedback formed part of The Wick Street Design project which is being delivered by Sustrans Scotland and funded by Transport Scotland in partnership with The Highland Council, Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council and Local Councillors.  
22/10/2019
Don't Waste Those Pumpkin Scoopings At HalloweenThumbnail for article : Don't Waste Those Pumpkin Scoopings At Halloween
If you are buying pumpkins for halloween don't waste the pulp you scoop out and you can help the environment at the same time if you make some great dishes.   This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium.  
20/10/2019
CHAT Team Visit To The New Balfour Hospital in OrkneyThumbnail for article : CHAT Team Visit To The New Balfour Hospital in Orkney
On Friday 18th October four of the CHAT's team visited the new Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall, Orkney.   The main purpose of the visit was partly to see then hospital but in particular how maternity services work there.  
17/10/2019
Bangers Brunch At Stacks Sunday 3rd NovemberThumbnail for article : Bangers Brunch At Stacks Sunday 3rd November
See poster To book phone 01955 611582..  
16/10/2019
Wick Street Design - Bring Your IdeasThumbnail for article : Wick Street Design - Bring Your Ideas
See poster.  
16/10/2019
Brexit Is coming - No need to stockpile food says Scottish Government
The UK may be leaving the European Union on 31 October.   Brexit may have an effect on the way you live in Scotland.  
16/10/2019
Speech and Language Therapists planning stand to mark Stammering Awareness Day 2019
Tracy Robson and Joanne Johnson, Speech and Language Therapists, are planning a stand to mark Stammering Awareness Day 2019.   The awareness day is the 22nd October but a stand will be running on 17 October in the Outpatients Department at Raigmore Hospital (Inverness).  
14/10/2019
Stop your local area becoming a Firework hotspotThumbnail for article : Stop your local area becoming a Firework hotspot
Crimestoppers campaign asks communities to give firework misuse information 100% anonymously.   Today (14th October 2019) independent charity Crimestoppers is launching a campaign to tackle firework misuse.