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19/3/2019
CAITHNESS PUPILS TO CELEBRATE SCIENCE FESTIVAL WITH TECHFESTThumbnail for article : CAITHNESS PUPILS TO CELEBRATE SCIENCE FESTIVAL WITH TECHFEST
TechFest is in Caithness this week (March 19 - 23) to show primary school pupils how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills can be used to build space rockets and solve investigations.   All part of Caithness International Science Festival.  
19/3/2019
Strengthening Communities Conference - May 2019Thumbnail for article : Strengthening Communities Conference - May 2019
The Strengthening Communities Conference Scotland brings together people who are at the heart of community-led development.  We held the inaugural event in September 2017 and are pleased to be hosting a second conference on the 27th and 28th May 2019 at the MacDonald Aviemore Resort.  
18/3/2019
KELLOGG'S BOOST ITS GRANTS FOR SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS IN LOCAL AREASThumbnail for article : KELLOGG'S BOOST ITS GRANTS FOR SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS IN LOCAL AREAS
Kellogg's is doubling the number of grants it offers to school breakfast clubs across the UK.   The scheme will help to provide breakfast to more than 600 schools in the communities that need them the most.  
17/3/2019
Hetty Munro's War Diaries by Elizabeth Rintoul - July 1942 - February 1943
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6.   The following extracts from the War Diary of the late Henrietta Munro of Thurso come from the North Highland Archive and are published with their permission.  
16/3/2019
History of Cabrelli‘s Cafe at the Camps in Wick by Lyndall LeetThumbnail for article : History of Cabrelli‘s Cafe at the Camps in Wick by Lyndall Leet
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6.   Early in the 20th century, Italian-owned cafes, ice cream parlours and chip shops spread through- out Scotland, run by enterprising immigrants, who saw Scotland as a land of opportunity, at a time when work was scarce in their own country.  
15/3/2019
Caithness Model Club Annual ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Annual Show
Great day out for all the family.   6 and 7th April 2019.  
14/3/2019
New edition of NHS Scotland's guide to pregnancy, labour and birthThumbnail for article : New edition of NHS Scotland's guide to pregnancy, labour and birth
A popular resource for pregnant women and their families has been updated to include the latest information on perinatal mental health support.   A refreshed edition of Scotland's ‘Ready Steady Baby' publication was launched today by Minister for Public Health Joe FitzPatrick.  
12/3/2019
Wick Play Parks Meeting - Community Taking Control - Are You In?Thumbnail for article : Wick Play Parks Meeting - Community Taking Control - Are You In?
All users of play parks in Wick are invited to a meeting to discuss setting up groups to assist with maintenance and improvement of play parks in Wick.   30th March 2019.  
12/3/2019
Teachers Resources For Computing Lessons In Scottish SchoolThumbnail for article : Teachers Resources For Computing Lessons In Scottish School
Teachers from nearly 70 per cent of Scottish schools have signed up for BT tech literacy programme.   A programme to help teachers bring computer science to life in the classroom has already reached nearly 70 per cent of Scotland's primary schools, according to new figures.  
12/3/2019
RSPB Scotland seeks conservation championsThumbnail for article : RSPB Scotland seeks conservation champions
RSPB Scotland is excited to announce entries are now open for the prestigious Nature of Scotland Awards co-sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage.  The awards are a celebration of people, projects, and organisations who have had wonderful achievements in conservation thanks to their passion and dedication.  
11/3/2019
World Book Day at Noss Primary School, WickThumbnail for article : World Book Day at Noss Primary School, Wick
The kids at Noss dressed up as characters from their favourite books on World Book Day.   MORE PHOTOS.  
11/3/2019
Hastings Cycling Samaritan to call at Thurso en-route to the ShetlandsThumbnail for article : Hastings Cycling Samaritan to call at Thurso en-route to the Shetlands
The Samaritans branch in Thurso has been chosen for a visit by long-distance cyclist, Steve Johnson, as he rides 1,600 miles from Hastings, in Sussex, to the charity's most northern branch - Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.   Steve is seeking to recruit additional Samaritans volunteers and to raise funds for the charity.  
11/3/2019
Finding Out How To Foster And Adopt Made Easier In HighlandThumbnail for article : Finding Out How To Foster And Adopt Made Easier In Highland
People living in The Highland Council area can now find out how to foster and adopt in the comfort of their own homes.   Alison Gordon, Highland Council's Fostering and Adoption Resource Manager explained: "We have created this website to try to make it easier for anyone living in the Highlands who is considering fostering or adoption and we have tried to make the process of applying easier.  
8/3/2019
Play Talk Read Bus Coming To Thurso and WickThumbnail for article : Play Talk Read Bus Coming To Thurso and Wick
The Play Talk Read bus is coming to Thurso and Wick.   "The Play, Talk, Read campaign highlights how the first few years represent a golden opportunity for us to give our children the best possible start in life.  
6/3/2019
Mental health care for new mumsThumbnail for article : Mental health care for new mums
More than £50 million is to be spent on improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.   The new money will provide access to treatment for an additional 11,000 women who experience mental health problems during and after their pregnancy.  
5/3/2019
Building better Disability Assistance benefitsThumbnail for article : Building better Disability Assistance benefits
Consultation starts on delivering a fairer system.   Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville today asked for views as she launched a consultation on delivering fairer Disability Assistance benefits.  
4/3/2019
CNS FUND awards maximum funding for MS Therapy Centre RefurbishmentThumbnail for article : CNS FUND awards maximum funding for MS Therapy Centre Refurbishment
A Caithness MS support charity has been awarded £30,000, the maximum award, by the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund.   The MS Therapy Centre Wick was given the money to help refurbish its premises in Braehead and create a new community wellbeing hub.  
3/3/2019
Caithness Vehicles Photographed in 2018Thumbnail for article : Caithness Vehicles Photographed in 2018
Click the link above to the photo gallery..  
3/3/2019
Caithness Older People's Get-TogetherThumbnail for article : Caithness Older People's Get-Together
Caithness Older People's Get-Together Facilitated by Highland Senior Citizens Network & Age Scotland Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 10.30am - 2pm (lunch from 1pm) The Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7AA Please join us for the Caithness Older People's Groups Get-together; giving older people, representatives from older people's groups and organisations supporting older people, the opportunity to come together in Caithness to share news, discuss common interests, get information about activities and services, and plan future developments.   We would like to invite you/members of your group to come along to the next gathering, which will take place on Tuesday 2nd April at The Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso.  
3/3/2019
Vintage Tractors 2018Thumbnail for article : Vintage Tractors 2018
Vintage Tractors At Caithness County Show 2018 now added to the Transport section.   See the Photo Gallery link above..