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10/12/2017
Christmas Tree DisplayThumbnail for article : Christmas Tree Display
The annual display of Christmas Trees at St Fergus church, Wick by community groups has grown to its largest yet.   Several groups had people on hand to explain what their groups do and what a huge variety there was even though there are many more groups out there.  
Wick High Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoorsThumbnail for article : Wick High Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors
Two high school pupils have created an app designed to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors more often.  Mari-Ann Ganson and Ellora James, who are both 17, created Envirocache for an apps competition.  
9/12/2017
Public Meeting to explore opportunity for Community Development Trust for Thurso and DistrictThumbnail for article : Public Meeting to explore opportunity for Community Development Trust for Thurso and District
Over the last year, a growing momentum of change is perceived to be developing.  New councillors have been appointed in Thurso and District Ward, Thurso Town Improvements Association have been leading on new events for the area and Pay It Forward Thurso has been recruiting volunteers for community led activities.  
7/12/2017
Thurso Panto Cancelled Tonight Thursday 7 December
Message From Thurso Players.   Due to the weather/Health and Safety reasons, the Thurso High School is shut today which means that unfortunately tonight's performance of the Thurso Players pantomime has had to be cancelled.  
5/12/2017
Wick Hogmanay Street Party Fund RaiserThumbnail for article : Wick Hogmanay Street Party Fund Raiser
See poster.  
2/12/2017
Caithness Heart Support Group's coffee morning -Saturday 2 December 10.00am - MiddayThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group's coffee morning -Saturday 2 December 10.00am - Midday
GETTING some last-minute practice in, before Caithness Heart Support Group's coffee morning at the Norseman Hotel, Wick, tomorrow (December 2).   The group's vice chairman, Noel Donaldson, will be playing a mix of festive favourites and carols.  
29/11/2017
Santa's Sleigh Coming To WickThumbnail for article : Santa's Sleigh Coming To Wick
Santa sleigh tour of Wick.   Elves will be with our sleigh with treats for the kids and collection tins.  
29/11/2017
Caithness Community Partnership - Next Meeting Wednesday 6th December 2017 - Lybster
Next partnership meeting on Wednesday 6th December in Lybster Bowling Hall at 11am This meeting will have a series of workshops discussing the following topics that have been raised by the Lybster, Dunbeath and Berriedale Locality Plan: Employment & Training Transport & Connection Local Childcare Poor Internet & Phone reception Affordable Housing availability Other issues Web site - www.highlandcpp.org.uk/caithness-community-partnership.html.  
28/11/2017
Deadline for Your Cash Your Caithness applications approaches
Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of £15,000 forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Sunday 3rd December Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £15,000.00 from their Ward Discretionary Budget to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.  If your idea fits, the community will get to vote for the best ideas at an event in Thurso High School on Saturday 27th January 2018.  
27/11/2017
Christmas Tree Sale - Newtonhill CroftThumbnail for article : Christmas Tree Sale - Newtonhill Croft
See poster for details..  
26/11/2017
Collapsed Wall At Wick HarbourThumbnail for article : Collapsed Wall At Wick Harbour
A wall has collapsed at Wick harbour.   the wall has suffered from the constant rain in recent days..  
26/11/2017
Making Collapsed Embankment Safe At Riverside WickThumbnail for article : Making Collapsed Embankment Safe At Riverside Wick
Workmen have been working to make the collapse at the children's playpark along the Wick river safe again..  
25/11/2017
Christmas Lights Switch on and Decorated Umbrella Parade in WickThumbnail for article : Christmas Lights Switch on and Decorated Umbrella Parade in Wick
Despite another atrocious day for weather in Caithness the decorated umbrellas parade and switch on of the Christmas Lights went ahead.   Santa was kept busy chatting to kids in his hut in Market Square..  
16/11/2017
Caithness Archers Are Looking For A Place To Hold ShootsThumbnail for article : Caithness Archers Are Looking For A Place To Hold Shoots
Caithness Archers are looking for somewhere to hold their indoor shoots.   We are looking for a good size barn where we could set up our range/clubhouse.  
16/11/2017
Thurso Heritage Society's 2018 charity calendar on saleThumbnail for article : Thurso Heritage Society's 2018 charity calendar on sale
This year Thurso Heritage Society's charity calendar feature a mixture of black and white and colour photographs taken from the negatives of the late Jack Selby.  They are available locally at the moment from Corner Store @19 Princes Street, Tickity Boo at High Street, The Kiln Store and J.  
16/11/2017
Caithness Voluntary Group Annual General Meeting
Caithness Voluntary Group Annual General Meeting.   Tuesday 12 December 2017.  
15/11/2017
Participatory Budgeting Steps Up
The announcement from COSLA that 1% of local authority spending is to be allocated through some kind of Participatory Budgeting process heralds a step change in terms of the scale of ambition for this method of allocating public funds - 1% equates to roughly £100m.   To date, it's probably fair to say that most activity has centred on the allocation of relatively small pots of funding to local projects.  
14/11/2017
Caithness to the Côte D'Azur - A New BookThumbnail for article : Caithness to the Côte D'Azur - A New Book
Caithness to the Côte D'Azur When the Monte Carlo Rally Started from John O'Groats Limited Edition of 300 numbered copies What the press have said: Classic & Sportscar : "a superb account" The Automobile : "packed with entertaining stories" The Herald : "perhaps the definitive guide to the Rally" Octane: "packed with pictures & anecdotes" Classic Car Weekly : “a fascinating insight” ‘Many excellent books have been written about the Monte Carlo Rally but despite the fact that the first British winner started the rally from Caithness in 1926, the Scottish connection during the pre war years has been largely overlooked.  This may be due to the lack of an overall winner from among the John O'Groats starters in subsequent years because of the complex scoring system which made it virtually impossible for them to achieve outright victory.  
14/11/2017
Crofting and Farming ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Crofting and Farming Exhibition
A crofting and farming exhibition is now on at Casteltown Heritage Centre.   Check poster for opening times..  
10/11/2017
Newsletter Award For Friends of the Far North LineThumbnail for article : Newsletter Award For Friends of the Far North Line
MSP praises campaign group for award.   The honorary vice-president of Friends of the Far North line has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament praising the campaign group for winning a top award.