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1/8/2015
Golspie Gala 2015Thumbnail for article : Golspie Gala 2015
The enthusiasm at Golspie Gala 2015 was not dampened by some rain..  
1/8/2015
North Lands Creative Glass Seashore Art ProjectThumbnail for article : North Lands Creative Glass Seashore Art Project
This past week kids have been learning how to make their own pigments from items found on the seashore and making their own creations.   The project by Northlands Creative Glass has been running for the past few days at the harbour..  
28/7/2015
Wick Gala 2015 - Children's Fancy DressThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2015 - Children's Fancy Dress
The rain came down but the crowd voted to go ahead with the event.   See all the photos in the gallery above..  
26/7/2015
Wick Gala 2015Thumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2015
Wick Gala 2015 got off to a great start with another fabulous show of decorated floats with many themes.   The foot walkers with their collecting tins were as amazing as usual for Wick Gala.  
26/7/2015
Halkirk Highland Games 2015Thumbnail for article : Halkirk Highland Games 2015
The weather was kinder than anticipated given the rain this year and the ground stood up very well with no muddy condition like the county show.   Heavy athletes came from several countries to compete A good show of dancing kept the afternoon flowing between the pipe bands and, cycle and flat races..  
24/7/2015
Wick Green Gym - Volunteer and get fit for free!Thumbnail for article : Wick Green Gym - Volunteer and get fit for free!
Green Gyms are all about Healthy People, Healthy Places.   Come along and volunteer to help look after local green spaces and also improve your own fitness at the same time.  
24/7/2015
North MSP highlight need for more to be done to tackle bullying
Highlands and Islands (including Moray) MSP, Rhoda Grant, who set up the anti-bullying site Tobie (Tackling Oppressive Behaviour In Employment) is delighted at the number of people accessing her site, but she is equally concerned by the level of bullying in the workplace that is on-going.  Eight months ago, during December 2014, Rhoda Grant launched the site in Inverness and Elgin.  
23/7/2015
World first for Highland Folk Museum - Porridge Ice CreamThumbnail for article : World first for Highland Folk Museum - Porridge Ice Cream
With Scottish summers being notoriously unpredictable the team at the Highland Folk Museum had an idea.   Why not create a dish for all temperatures? They imagined combining our nation's favourite breakfast dish, renowned for its warmth giving properties, with everyone's summer favourite - ice cream - and came up with porridge ice cream.  
23/7/2015
Communities leading on development of Local Area Plans for LEADER Programme
Communities across the Highlands are in the process of developing Action Plans outlining local priorities for the LEADER 2014-2020 Programme expected to launch in late Autumn 2015.   LEADER is an EU Fund aimed at promoting economic and community development within rural areas.  
23/7/2015
Biology workshop for children at Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : Biology workshop for children at Caithness Horizons
Join Museum Mascot Peter the Penguin and natural historian Neil Redgate to learn why Museums collect and preserve biology collections.   Thursday 6th August, 10.30am-12.30pm Suitable for children ages between 7 &12 years.  
23/7/2015
Watch out for telephone ‘disconnection scam' warns Highland Council Trading StandardsThumbnail for article : Watch out for telephone ‘disconnection scam' warns Highland Council Trading Standards
Highland Council Trading Standards have issued a warning of a new twist on previous cold call telephone scams, which has been termed as the ‘disconnection scam'.  This recent type of scam can affect both businesses and consumers.  
21/7/2015
Ham Harbour and MillThumbnail for article : Ham Harbour and Mill
Over the years we have visited Ham to see the Harbour and the Mill.   This time a camera suspended beneath a kite gave us a few views from above.  
20/7/2015
Tooled up for tick timeThumbnail for article : Tooled up for tick time
The Highland Council's Environmental Health team is raising awareness of the dangers from ticks, in particular the serious illness known as Lyme disease which can be transmitted to humans through a tick bite.   Ticks are very small spider-like creatures which feed on blood.  
19/7/2015
Massed Caithness Pipe Bands At Market Square, WickThumbnail for article : Massed Caithness Pipe Bands At Market Square, Wick
All the Caithness pipe bands joined forces for this evening of music at Market Square, Wick.   See photos and short film..  
19/7/2015
Vintage Tractors At Caithness County Show 2015 Thumbnail for article : Vintage Tractors At Caithness County Show 2015
A short film clip of the vintage tractors parade at the Caithness County Show 2015..  
19/7/2015
John O'Groats From AboveThumbnail for article : John O'Groats From Above
A look at John O'Groats from above shows just how much it is changing..  
18/7/2015
Caithness County Show 2015 - Saturday PhotosThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2015 - Saturday Photos
The rain stayed off for most of the day.   Welly boots were in evidence to get around the show ground..  
17/7/2015
Caithness County Show 2015Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2015
Photos now in for Friday preview..  
17/7/2015
Castlehill, CaithnessThumbnail for article : Castlehill, Caithness
Castlehill lies just outside Castletown, Caithness.   The area was once famous for its flagstone industry and the nearby harbour is evidence of that.  
15/7/2015
Sinclair Castle formerly known as Girnigoe Castle From A Kite CameraThumbnail for article : Sinclair Castle formerly known as Girnigoe Castle From A Kite Camera
The latest photos of Sinclair Castle formerly known as Girnigoe Castle in Caithness were taken from a camera suspended from a kite.   See the Photo Gallery for all the photos added to the gallery.