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29/4/2016
Sun or Hail - Litter Pickers Prevail - HalkirkThumbnail for article : Sun or Hail - Litter Pickers Prevail - Halkirk
Just less than a week separated Halkirk and Melvich Primary School's village litter picks but the weather couldn’t have been more different.  Both village litter picks were undertaken as part of the schools Eco-studies programme and registered with the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign and each event received assistance from The Highland Council’s local Countryside Ranger Paul Castle.  
29/4/2016
Sun or Hail - Litter Pickers Prevail - MelvichThumbnail for article : Sun or Hail - Litter Pickers Prevail - Melvich
Just less than a week separated Halkirk and Melvich Primary School's village litter picks but the weather couldn't have been more different.  Both village litter picks were undertaken as part of the schools Eco-studies programme and registered with the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign and each event received assistance from The Highland Council’s local Countryside Ranger Paul Castle.  
27/4/2016
Ship a Hoy - Day TripThumbnail for article : Ship a Hoy - Day Trip
Sunday 29th May 2016.   10.15am - 6pm (approximately).  
27/4/2016
Public asked to report rare hen harrier sightingsThumbnail for article : Public asked to report rare hen harrier sightings
The public is being asked to report any hen harrier sightings this year by the ‘Heads Up for Harriers' project group.  Run by the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW Scotland), this is one part of the effort to help rare hen harriers.  
25/4/2016
Duncansby Head and stacks, Caithness, Scotland.Thumbnail for article : Duncansby Head and stacks, Caithness, Scotland.
Duncansby with some great music from Maciej Winiarczyk..  
21/4/2016
Final call for Your Cash Your Caithness applications
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 £30,000 forms need to be submitted by 5pm on Friday 6 May.   Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £30k from their Ward Discretionary Budget to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.  
18/4/2016
Sunset at Sibster in Caithness, ScotlandThumbnail for article : Sunset at Sibster in Caithness, Scotland
Short, low-level aerial video of the area next to the Wick River at Sibster in Caithness at Sunset.   From Highland Aerial Vews..  
17/4/2016
Caithness Model Club 2016 ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club 2016 Show
Records were broken for the numbers of models on show and for the numbers of people coming along to view the amazing collections that had come from both Caithness and many other parts of the country.  The Model Show has now purchased its own tables so no longer needs to make a round trip to Dornoch to borrow them.  
12/4/2016
North Coast 500 Wildlife FestivalThumbnail for article : North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival
The HC rangers are organising a wildlife festival.   The North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival runs from 28th of May - 5th of June 2016 and has been created to bring the best of the outdoors straight to the North Coast 500 travellers and others at locations across the route.  
12/4/2016
Discrete HIV Testing In Caithness
Waverley Care are running a Rapid Testing clinic in Wick on 3rd May 2016 in the evening.   They are the only organisation funded to provide this service in the Highlands.  
12/4/2016
Ranger Walks and Events in Sutherland 2016
Wednesday March 30, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Castle Bharraich Hill Walk, Tongue Guided walk to this enigmatic castle ruin and beyond over the hill.  Meet at Tongue village car park near the bank.  
7/4/2016
JOE SWASH GETS BEHIND THE WHEEL WITH GREEN FLAGThumbnail for article : JOE SWASH GETS BEHIND THE WHEEL WITH GREEN FLAG
Presenter, actor and brand new driver, Joe Swash, has joined forces with Green Flag and gone on a scenic tour of Scotland as we head into spring National breakdown cover provider Green Flag is kicking off spring with an exciting new video series starring ex-Eastender and recently qualified driver Joe Swash.  The series, called the Scenic Route, will be running throughout summer, featuring some of the countrys best-known faces, to fuel inspiration for great adventures in the UK and Europe and celebrate the freedom of drivers taking the road less travelled.  
6/4/2016
Towheads Travelling Through WickThumbnail for article : Towheads Travelling Through Wick
Subsea 7 will be moving the final two towheads for the Premier Catcher project from Wick Harbour to Wester Site over the next few days.  It is planned that the first towhead will travel the route through town just after 9.00am on Thursday 7 April 2016 , with the remaining towhead following on Sunday 10th April 2016 - exact timing will depend on how the Police direct proceedings.  
5/4/2016
North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival 2016Thumbnail for article : North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival 2016
The Highland Council Countryside Rangers will be presenting a wide range of events in this years North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival which will focus on the wildlife, heritage, history and nature travellers on the iconic route can spot.   The Rangers have joined with a host of other organisations including North West Highlands Geopark, Scottish Natural Heritage, John Muir Trust, the RSPB, Flow to the Future, Caithness Wildlife Tours, Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to develop a fantastic programme of guided walks and other events for people of all ages to enjoy.  
4/4/2016
New Noss Prmary School, Wick - Aerial PhotoThumbnail for article : New Noss Prmary School, Wick - Aerial Photo
The new Noss Primary school in Wick opens soon and shortly after the demoltion of the old school wil begin..  
3/4/2016
John OGroats named one of Scotlands coolest holiday destinations - ScotsmanThumbnail for article : John OGroats named one of Scotlands coolest holiday destinations - Scotsman
Today the Scotsman has an item highlighting the transformation of John OGroats.   See article HERE It has long been derided as one of Scotlands biggest eyesores and was labelled the most dismal part of the country only six years ago.  
Caithness Ranger Events April 2016
Willow Bees 1 - Wednesday 6th April.  6pm - 8pm.  
28/3/2016
Ranger Events In Caithness 2016
Monday March 28, 2016 11.00am - 1.00pm Easter Mask Making, Dunnet Come along to the Seadrift Visitor Centre and have fun making and decorating your very own Easter mask using everyday objects.  All materials provided, just bring your imagination.  
25/3/2016
Health project Branching Out uses the great outdoors as a medicineThumbnail for article : Health project Branching Out uses the great outdoors as a medicine
A green space on referrals project has been offered to patients in the far north to improve their health this winter.   A hardy group of NHS staff and eight patients visited Dunnet forest one day a week for ten weeks starting in January.  
23/3/2016
Road Safety at School Crossings - Thurso - Police Scotland
Police in Thurso are urging motorists to drive safely around schools following a number of reports of drivers failing to stop at school crossings.   Three incidents of drivers failing to stop when being signalled to do so by a school crossing patroller using a lollipop sign have been reported.