At this time of year, plans are being made for the festive period, many of which involve eating out. Christmas shoppers stop for a hard-earned lunch and parties will soon be in full swing.
Following the announcement that Police Scotland were no longer going to fund and manage Traffic Wardens across Scotland, Highlands & Islands MSP Rhoda Grant has been involved in talks with Police Scotland. On Wednesday 27 November 2013, Rhoda Grant met the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Sir Stephen House, in Stirling to explore the issues that have been raised by people in the Highlands.
Having been informed by NHS Highland that the Health Board is not in a position to suspend a community pharmacy application until present legislation is revoked and replaced with other instruction, Highlands and Islands Labour MSPs, Rhoda Grant and David Stewart, have contacted the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Alex Neil, asking when the new legislation relating to the granting of these applications will be introduced. Rhoda Grant and David Stewart have been in dialogue with the Cabinet Secretary for Health about the legislation surrounding community pharmacy applications over recent months.
Currently firms are contacting businesses asking for support for an educational programme on cyber bullying. The line is that councils have cut back on their funding and they can offer help to classes in your local school if you donate to the programme.
Visit MSP Rhoda Grant's surgery for money advice and hwo to join a credit union at Pulteneytown People's Project, Huddart Street, Wick on Friday 6th December between 1.00 – 2.00p.m. Following the launch of the Debtbusters campaign in at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Wick last month, Highlands and Islands (Scottish Labour) MSP Rhoda Grant issued a Debtbusters survey to homes across Wick in order to get a better picture of the current financial situation for those living in the county.
School children to learn about health bugs. e-Bugs A creative online educational resource is being made available to Scottish schools to teach young people about hand-washing.
Hi-Scot Credit Union will be visiting Caithness soon with its new mobile office to promote the benefits of saving and low cost lending for members. You can join anytime via the Hi-Scot web site.
As the festive season approaches and with the increasing number of social events, parties and Christmas nights out, Police Scotland and NHS Highland are reminding the public about the dangers of taking drugs and are advising people not to take them. Caithness Area Inspector Nick Clasper said: "Police Scotland and our partners would like to highlight the potential implications of taking illicit substances.
Cafe Exhibitions Meg Telfer & Rhona Graham November Until the end of November these two local artists will be exhibiting their work in the Gallery Cafe. Christmas Exhibition December Throughout the whole of December an exhibition of small works by local artists will be on show.
CHRISTMAS has come early for Wick folk. Reporter Noel Donaldson.
THE Lybster GP practice was the latest to benefit by an item of equipment presented by Caithness Heart Support Group. Giving the 24hr blood pressure monitor the once over, is group chairman Ernie Ross, front.
NHS Highland urged to act to deliver best possible care for men. MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross – John Thurso - has backed Prostate Cancer UK’s Quality Checklist as a first step towards delivering the best possible care and support for men with the disease.
On Thursday (28 November 2013) voting begins in the Landward Caithness By-election with polling stations opening their doors at 7am and remaining open for voters until 10pm. The electorate for the Ward is 8,588.
Places where you can deliver toys and gifts for distribution locally. Caithness Horizons, Thurso.
This week saw the launch of a new charitable fund in Bonar Bridge available to Highland groups. SSE launched the Sustainable Development Fund that will draw income from the wind farms in the area.
Caithness Gets Ready To Do Battle Over Health Services Once Again. Over 500 Turn Out - Castletown Pharmacy Protest - Save Our Surgeries.
Week 64: 18-24 November 1940 18 November 1940 This week the Greek counter-offensive against the Italian invasion forces succeeded in driving the Italians all the way out of Greece, and pushed them back into Albania. Also, Hungary and Romania signed the Tripartite Pact and joined Germany, Italy and Japan in the Axis.
Police report success over three day anti-violence initiative across Highlands and Islands. Police in the Highlands and Islands are reporting the success of a three day operation deterring and detecting violent and anti-social behaviour last week.
Crossroads School & Scallywags Nursery Licensed Charity Auction on Saturday 23rd November 2013 At 7pm in the Mey Hall With only 4 days to go to the Auction!! Local man David Morrill has kindly donated a 2KW Wind Turbine for auctioning as he is keen to see the School and Nursery flourish! So spread the word along with many more exciting items up for Auction! Any items (old, new or baking) gratefully received. Items can be handed in on Friday 22nd November at Crossroads School between 9am and 3pm or Mey Hall 3.30pm - 7.30pm.
Highlands and Islands (Scottish Labour) MSP, Rhoda Grant the Shadow Minister for Wellbeing is supporting Carbon Monoxide Awareness week which takes places between the 18th -24th November. Mrs Grant said,“Carbon Monoxide poisoning can have a devastating effect and the more people are made aware of the symptoms of exposure, especially at the initial stages, the more chance we have of preventing avoidable deaths or injuries.
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