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1/4/2015
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.  
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1/4/2015
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..  
1/4/2015
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.  
1/4/2015
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).  
1/4/2015
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.  
31/3/2015
Operation Monarda update - campaign against bogus callers and associated doorstep crime
As part of Operation Monarda, Police Scotland's campaign against Bogus Callers and associated Doorstep Crime, officers from Police Scotland, VOSA, SEPA and Highland Council Trading Standards, carried out a high visibility operations in both Inverness and Brora last week.   Operation Monarda aims to raise awareness of bogus callers, rogue traders and associated doorstep crime by providing advice and information on how householders can protect themselves from such crimes.  
30/3/2015
Egg Decorating CompetitionThumbnail for article : Egg Decorating Competition
Caithness Free Range Eggs is once again running an Easter Egg decorating competition.   Post entries on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CaithnessFreeRangeEggs or email them to Larmitage[AT]enterprise.net..  
30/3/2015
Support for victims of violence
£20m additional funding to tackle abuse against women and girls.   An additional £20 million will be invested in a range of measures to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls in Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.  
30/3/2015
Meningitis B vaccine to be introduced in Scotland
Vaccine to be part of Scottish childhood immunisation programme.   All infants in Scotland are to be offered a vaccination against meningitis B through the NHS.  
30/3/2015
More control over care
One year of Self-directed Support.   Self-directed Support (SDS) became law in Scotland one year ago, meaning that everyone who is eligible for social care now has a right to design their own support package.  
30/3/2015
Garden waste monitoring raises the standard
With the re-starting of The Highland Council garden waste collections at the beginning of March, tighter contamination monitoring has seen a substantial improvement in the quality of the collected material compared to last year.   Councillor Graham MacKenzie, Chair of the Community Services Committee praised residents for the overall quality of material presented.  
28/3/2015
Caithness CAB, Ormlie Community Association and Pulteneytown People's Project Gain FundingThumbnail for article : Caithness CAB, Ormlie Community Association and Pulteneytown People's Project Gain Funding
197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland.   Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants.  
28/3/2015
Tackling violence against womenThumbnail for article : Tackling violence against women
FM announces consultation on domestic abuse and sexual offences.   Proposals to help victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual offences have been announced in a consultation by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today.  
27/3/2015
Social Enterprise Census Scotland 2015
Across Scotland, enterprising community groups, charities and other organisations are recognising that grants are in decline and that other forms of trading and income generation provide a growing opportunity.   A consortium of support bodies and government agencies have come together to launch a high profile and ambitious study.  
27/3/2015
Highland LEADER funding outcome awaited
In common with other rural areas across Scotland, the Highland LEADER Programme is currently working to secure an allocation from the Scottish Government to deliver the Programme across the Highlands until 2020.   Across Scotland, the Scottish Government are still working on the guidance for the new Programme and the development of a new IT system.  
21/3/2015
Nine Caught Topping 120mph on Scottish Roads, IAM Reveals
Nine people have been caught by safety cameras in Scotland exceeding 120mph during 2014, according to the latest figures obtained by leading road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).   The charity made a Freedom of Information request to Police Scotland asking for details of the Top 20 cases of excessive speeding captured on safety cameras on Scottish roads in 2014.  
21/3/2015
Kess Community Council Fundraiser For War MemorialThumbnail for article : Kess Community Council Fundraiser For War Memorial
KEISS Community Council is hoping that a sale of work will provide the balance of funds needed to refurbish the local war memorial.   The commendable fundraiser is a table-top sale in the village hall from 11am - 2pm, Sunday 22 March 2015.  
21/3/2015
It's Time to Frame the BridgeThumbnail for article : It's Time to Frame the Bridge
Selfies and snaps of family & friends to form unique online record of Queensferry Crossing A new campaign has been launched encouraging the public to take their pictures with the spectacular Queensferry Crossing works in the background.   The pictures can then be uploaded to 'the People's Bridge' - an animated, interactive mosaic of the finished bridge made up entirely of images of the public.  
21/3/2015
DA42 Approach and Landing to Wick, ScotlandThumbnail for article : DA42 Approach and Landing to Wick, Scotland
A pilots eye view of landing a plane at Wick..  
21/3/2015
Tackling bureaucracy
Working Group issues new recommendations in follow-up report.   New recommendations on cutting classroom bureaucracy have sent to all schools in Scotland.