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31/7/2014
Treasure Hunt For Wick Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Treasure Hunt For Wick Gala 2014
See the photos in the gallery..  
31/7/2014
Caithness Quilters Exhibition for Wick Gala Week 2014Thumbnail for article : Caithness Quilters Exhibition for Wick Gala Week 2014
Another great exhibition from the ladies of Caithness Quilters at Assembly Rooms, Wick.   See the photos in the gallery..  
31/7/2014
Fancy Dress for Wick GalaThumbnail for article : Fancy Dress for Wick Gala
Fancy Dress at Braehead for Wick Gala 2014.   See photos in the gallery..  
30/7/2014
First World War Centenary Commemorations - a call to all Highlanders to remember those who served
Monday 4 August 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and a nation-wide programme of commemoration will begin which will cover the same period as the duration of the war.  As part of that programme, two non-denominational commemorative services are being held in Inverness, and people from Inverness and across the wider Highlands are being encouraged to participate.  
28/7/2014
Lybster Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2014
Thanks to Jimmy Taylor for supplying photos of the Lybster Gala 2014.   Check the photo gallery top left..  
27/7/2014
WICKERS refused to allow the rain to put a damper on their gala curtain-raiserThumbnail for article : WICKERS refused to allow the rain to put a damper on their gala curtain-raiser
They turned out in force for the crowning ceremony and lined the streets in the unrelenting downpour as Queen Katie Dunnett led the traditional procession.   Katie and her court, also equipped with umbrellas did their royal status proud, smiling and waving to the crowds and the young baton twirlers, the floats personnel and the pipe band who didn't have cover, deserve a special mention for weathering the weather.  
27/7/2014
A Jig From Halkirk Highland Games 2014Thumbnail for article : A Jig From Halkirk Highland Games 2014
The annual Highland Games at Halkirk were held on 26 july 2014.   A good crowd basked in the very warm sunshine for the first half until some shade was provided by a few clouds.  
27/7/2014
Another Jig At Halkirk Highland Games 2014Thumbnail for article : Another Jig At Halkirk Highland Games 2014
The annual Highland Games at Halkirk were held on 26 july 2014.   A good crowd basked in the very warm sunshine for the first half until some shade was provided by a few clouds.  
27/7/2014
Wick Gala Parade Collects £6819Thumbnail for article : Wick Gala Parade Collects £6819
Wick Gala Floats Collection 2014 Arthur Gunn (Foxy) New York New York 655.64 Young Guns Game of Thrones 646.30 Wick Players Independence for Poltney 531.95 The Harland Massive.  Sara Banks Wick Schools Go Back in Time not forward 395.47 Castletown Bosum Buddies Blues Brothers 393.60 Cleopatra 266.93 Nurses & Pals.  
27/7/2014
Wick Gala Night Floats & Walkers WinnersThumbnail for article : Wick Gala Night Floats & Walkers Winners
Gala Night Results 2014 - Junior Single 1st - Baton Robber.   Junior Pair 1st - Frozen, 2nd - Gala Tins, 3rd - Sixties Chicks.  
25/7/2014
Banana didn't get seal of approvalThumbnail for article : Banana didn't get seal of approval
What's this...a seal going bananas? Sammy thought it would make a welcome change form all that fishy stuff.   But it didn't take him long to discover things aren't always what they seem, especially at sea...there was no banana, just the skin.  
24/7/2014
Are you game for the "Commonwick Games"?Thumbnail for article : Are you game for the "Commonwick Games"?
Noel Donaldson Looks At Wick's Gala Programme.   IT might not attract quite the same attention as Glasgow's Commonwealth Games but a forthcoming event at this end of Scotland is being keenly anticipated.  
21/7/2014
Wick Pipe Band And Elise Lyall School Of Dance In GermanyThumbnail for article : Wick Pipe Band And Elise  Lyall School Of Dance In Germany
3rd international Waldsee Tatto am 19.  Juli 2014 im Klosterhof Bad Waldsee.  
21/7/2014
Waldsee Tattoo - Elise Lyall School of DanceThumbnail for article : Waldsee Tattoo - Elise Lyall School of Dance
Jul 20, 2014 Die "Highland Dancer " der "Elise Lyall School of Dance" aus Wick (Schottland)..  
20/7/2014
Riders Of The Storm At Caithness County Show 2014Thumbnail for article : Riders Of The Storm At Caithness County Show 2014
A short clip of on of the riders from Riders of the Storm at Caithness County Show 2014..  
19/7/2014
Caithness County Show 2014 - SaturdayThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2014 - Saturday
Plenty of photos from Saturday at the Caithness County Show 2014..  
18/7/2014
Funny Faces at SeadriftThumbnail for article : Funny Faces at Seadrift
As part of The Highland Council Caithness Countryside Ranger summer activities sixteen children spent a morning at the Seadrift Visitor Centre in Dunnet Bay creating their very own masks using everyday household items.   Batman, butterflies, elephants a mermaid and many others were all carefully designed, cut out and painted by the children.  
16/7/2014
Double award success for Caithness studentThumbnail for article : Double award success for Caithness student
A student from Halkirk in Caithness has been awarded two prestigious accolades at Queen Margaret University's recent graduation ceremony in Edinburgh.   22 year old student, Louise Jean Thoms, was presented with the FujiFilm Medical Systems Award for Academic Excellence.  
13/7/2014
Nice and easy does it for tricky towhead transferThumbnail for article : Nice and easy does it for tricky towhead transfer
INCH by inch, the multi-wheeled trailer is backed across the metal bridge onto the barge that delivered it to Scalesburn on Wick's north shore.   The trailer is slid under the massive 200 tonnes towhead and secured.  
11/7/2014
Floral Clock at WickThumbnail for article : Floral Clock at Wick
SAYING it with flowers is extra special when you get a blooming lovely display like this and the correct time into the bargain.  Wick's council gardeners have done us proud again with this year's floral clock..  

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