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4/7/2015
Wick High School - Class Of 77 Reunion
WICK HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 77 REUNION Friday 24th July 2015 - 7.30pm - Late Mackay's Hotel, Wick Includes Music by Doon Major and Finger Foods Partners Optional - Tickets 20 pounds per person Tickets Available now from Mackay's Hotel Forum messages at - http://forum.caithness.org/showthread.php?242892-Wick-High-School-Class-Of-77-Reunion Leave Messages for Mandy Scudder (nee Miller) coming back from Australia and your other classmates.   The 2001 Pulteneytown Reunion pages are at - http://www.caithness.org/reunions/7077reunion/pulyacademyreunion7077.htm Another Reunion took place in August 2004.  
3/7/2015
Police to conduct anti-social driving initiative
Police in Thurso have planned an initiative to tackle a prevalent anti-social driving issue in the Thurso town centre, following reports from members of the public.   Acting Inspector Marlene MacDonald said: "As part Operation Route, which aims to engage, advise and educate road users with a view to preventing crime, road collisions and road casualties, local officers and those from the Divisional Roads Policing Unit will be seeking to deter people from driving in an anti-social manner, and where appropriate, take enforcement action on anyone found to be committing road traffic offences.  
3/7/2015
Charity Car Wash for KaydensWish2WalkThumbnail for article : Charity Car Wash for KaydensWish2Walk
On Saturday 4th July between 10am and 4pm we will be holding a Charity Car Wash at Dunnets Garage in Thurso with all proceeds going straight to KaydensWish2Walk.   https://www.justgiving.com/Kaydenswish2walk/ We are still looking for a couple of volunteers.  
29/6/2015
The Musical Map Of Caithness Takes You On A TourThumbnail for article : The Musical Map Of Caithness Takes You On A Tour
The ‘Musical Map of Caithness' is the brand new CD & project produced by local musician Gordon Gunn and other musical talents from across Scotland with the North Highland Initiative (NHI).   The musical map has been created in order to enhance the current visitor experience to Caithness while also raising awareness of the Caithness culture, history, nature and landscapes of the area through Celtic instrumental sounds.  
28/6/2015
Thurso Gala 2015 - PhotosThumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2015 - Photos
Thurso Gala 2015 See Link above..  
28/6/2015
Canisbay Show 2015 PhotosThumbnail for article : Canisbay Show 2015 Photos
See all the Canisbay Show 2015 Photos..  
28/6/2015
What's On at Caithness Horizons: July 2015
Cafe Exhibitions Thurso Gala primary school art competition exhibition 6th July - 31st July Gallery Exhibitions Hazel Cashmore 5th June - 30th August Special Events Craft Market Saturday 11th July, 11am – 3pm Local makers display and sell their wares at the first of our Summer Craft Markets.   We'll host another market in July and then one again in August.  
23/6/2015
New Materials for Highland Blue Bins announced during Recycle WeekThumbnail for article : New Materials for Highland Blue Bins announced during Recycle Week
It's National Recycle Week (22nd-28th June) and, tying in with this year's theme ‘recycling around the home', The Highland Council is pleased to announce that householders can now recycle more items in their blue recycling bins.  Aerosols, cardboard-based food and drink cartons (e.g.  
21/6/2015
Wick Harbour Day 2015Thumbnail for article : Wick Harbour Day 2015
THE rain held off for most of the afternoon to make this year's Wick harbour day a success.  Crowds flocking to the quayside found plenty to entertain them in the programme compiled by the organisers Wick Lifeboat committee, both on land and on the water, as you can see from our photos.  
20/6/2015
Vote For The Flag for Caithness.Thumbnail for article : Vote For The Flag for Caithness.
The shortlisting panel have agreed that four designs can go forward to a public vote.  The four designs have ideas extracted from more than one entry.  
20/6/2015
Thurso student elected to key roleThumbnail for article : Thurso student elected to key role
A student at North Highland College UHI has taken up a key role in the Highlands and Islands Students' Association.  Lorna Stanger (46), a sport, fitness and health student from Thurso, was voted as vice-president (further education) of the organisation.  
20/6/2015
Wick High School App Winner For Secondary Schools
Pupils from Wick High School and Lamlash Primary School on the Isle of Arran have been announced as winners of a dragon's den style competition to design apps that solve real-world problems.   The Highlands and Islands ‘Apps for Good’ final took place today where schools from across the region pitched their products via live videos to a panel of judges based at UHI’s executive office in Inverness.  
16/6/2015
Midsummer Music For Women's Aid
A nostalgic selection of popular songs presented by Martin Treacher (Skibo Castle's resident musical entertainer) and Scottish folk music performed by the acclaimed Sutherland Duo, Mhairi Mackinnon (fiddle) & Heather Shelley (keyboard) Carnegie Hall, Clashmore, Dornoch Sunday 21st June - 7pm till 9pm Refreshments included at interval Admission Free Donations to Caithness and Sutherland Women's Aid at door CherryGrove Three leading Sutherland-based musicians are set to provide a sparkling evening of entertainment for a good cause when a local charity celebrates its 10th birthday.   Caithness and Sutherland Women's Aid will mark its first decade by staging ‘Musical Entertainment for Mid-Summer Evening' on Sunday 21 June at The Carnegie Hall in Clashmore.  
15/6/2015
Caithness Heart Support Group Presents More Medical EquipmentThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group Presents More Medical Equipment
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group handed over the latest items of medical equipment it has funded.   Wick medical centre's Riverview Practice received an ECG machine and the Pearson practice, a blood pressure monitor and a pulse oximeter.  
15/6/2015
Students make contribution to gaelic playgroupThumbnail for article : Students make contribution to gaelic playgroup
Students on the Employment Programme into Construction (EPIC) course at North Highland College UHI have recently designed, built and installed a shed for the Gaelic playgroup based at Mount Pleasant School.   As part of their enterprise unit ‘identifying a need in the community' the students reached out to numerous organisations for a project that they could help with and following discussions with the playgroup, the students collectively decided this would be a great project to work on.  
15/6/2015
Redesign of Caithness General Hospital and local NHS staffing on the agenda at next District Partnership
On Friday 26 June, the Caithness District Partnership will meet in full as part of the arrangements under the Planning for Integration (P4i) partnership between the NHS and The Highland Council.   Issues to be discussed will include updates on the NHS redesign of Caithness General Hospital and local NHS staffing.  
15/6/2015
Board game aims to educate youngsters about healthy weight
Two Highland public health dietitians have created a board game aimed at improving peoples understanding of healthy weight.  The Food, Mood and Health board game is a thoughtful and fun learning resource for children, young people and adults that provides an informal context for learning about important food and health topics.  
15/6/2015
Commuter Gripes Could Be Solved by Bike WeekThumbnail for article : Commuter Gripes Could Be Solved by Bike Week
As part of its preparations for Bike Week 2015 (running 13 - 21 June), the national cycling charity, CTC has found that almost half of Britain's commuters live within an ‘easily cycle-able' distance from their place of work (0-5 miles away).  If they aren't already enjoying a ride to work, CTC's survey responses suggest that millions of more commuters would feel much better for making the switch to cycling.  
14/6/2015
Police Looking For Stolen Cement Mixer
Police in Thurso are investigating the theft of an orange cement mixer and an orange, red and white coloured Stihl saw with a circular cutting blade.   This theft occurred from a property under renovation at Brough by Dunnet and is believed to have happened some time between 1st May 2015 and 9th June 2015.  
14/6/2015
Halkirk Gala 2015 - PhotosThumbnail for article : Halkirk Gala 2015 - Photos
Photos of the Halkirk Gala are now online.   See the link above..