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14/8/2018
AED Roadshows In CaithnessThumbnail for article : AED Roadshows In Caithness
We invite all members of the public who are interested in learning more about these lifesaving devices to attend.  We also recommend all who are owners/custodians of AEDs to attend and any members of the public/groups that are planning to purchase a AED for their community, business or organisation to come along and find out more about our campaign..  
Saving Critically Endangered birds in Bangladesh - ERI TalksThumbnail for article : Saving Critically Endangered birds in Bangladesh - ERI Talks
We are delighted to invite you to our next external seminar, being held on Thursday 23rd August.   Environmental Research Institute (ERI), Thurso have two speakers, Alam Sarawar and Sayam Chowdhury who will be talking about "Saving Critically Endangered birds in Bangladesh." The presentation will be held in the ERI seminar room, Castle Street in Thurso - doors open at 5.15pm.  
9/8/2018
PROUD NESS OUT-REACH EVENTThumbnail for article : PROUD NESS OUT-REACH EVENT
The Highland Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Forum have organised a Proud Ness event in Inverness on 6th October 2018, which will be supported by an out-reach event in Thurso Precinct on 11th August 2018, 11am to 4pm.   The out-reach event is being held to increase the visibility of the LGBTI+ community in the Highlands and to provide space for the community to come together to reduce isolation.  
Budget Cuts Hit Caithness Voluntary Group and All Highland Third SectorThumbnail for article : Budget Cuts Hit Caithness Voluntary Group and All Highland Third Sector
Budget cuts are now hitting the voluntary third sector in Caithness and the rest of Highland.   Caithness Voluntary Group is member of the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) and they have been informed of a 13% cut in funding.  
2/8/2018
Highland Council celebrates award-winning school meals for ninth year running
Highland parents urged to take advantage of fresh, healthy, and sustainable school meals which have once again been recognised with a national award.   Despite the challenges of serving Scotland's largest council area, which includes some of the most sparsely populated areas of the UK, Highland Council is celebrating after achieving the Soil Association Scotland's Silver and Bronze Food for Life Served Here award in its primary schools and nurseries for the ninth year running.  
30/7/2018
Gift for Guest Speaker Councillor Nicola SinclairThumbnail for article : Gift for Guest Speaker Councillor Nicola Sinclair
Guest speaker at a recent Caithness Heart support Group AGM was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS.   Cllr Sinclair is well placed to speak to groups about health service having been a founder member of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) and still involved in the campaigns over Caithness health issues.  
30/7/2018
Ernie Ross Stands Down As Chair of Caithness Heart support GroupThumbnail for article : Ernie Ross Stands Down As Chair of Caithness Heart support Group
A TRIBUTE was paid at the AGM of Caithness Heart Support Group, recently, to long-serving chairman Ernie Ross, standing down after nine years service.   Highlighting Mr Ross's contribution, the new chairman, Noel Donaldson said: "Ernie has not always enjoyed the best of health but has always given us a one hundred percent commitment to the group and that has been greatly appreciated." However, Mr Donaldson was pleased to add that Mr Ross was not severing his connection with the group but has decided to remain as a committee member.  
30/7/2018
Caithness Heart Support Group - Councillor Sinclair Guest SpeakerThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group - Councillor Sinclair Guest Speaker
Caithness Heart support Group AGM.   Guest speaker was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS.  
28/7/2018
Wick Gala 2018Thumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2018
See all the photos in the gallery - link above..  
16/7/2018
Wick Teacher Working With Rwanda's Teachers This SummerThumbnail for article : Wick Teacher Working With Rwanda's Teachers This Summer
A Wick High School teacher is spending the summer in Rwanda delivering teacher training opportunities in the country.   Caitlin Morrison, who teaches social subjects and history, is travelling to the Zaza in the Eastern Province as part of the Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) professional development programme alongside charity Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda.  
Wick oral history project has 100,000 reasons to celebrateThumbnail for article : Wick oral history project has 100,000 reasons to celebrate
Wick Voices, the Wick Society's oral history section, has broken through the 100,000 barrier in terms of listener response to its collection of online recordings.   That's how many individual plays there have been since the project was set up less than two years ago with the aim of preserving local voices for posterity.  
10/7/2018
Saltire Volunteering Awards In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Saltire Volunteering Awards In Caithness
Check out the newsletter for all the awards.   http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/saltireawards2018.pdf.  
10/7/2018
Caithness Volunteering Summer 2018 NewsletterThumbnail for article : Caithness Volunteering Summer 2018 Newsletter
Check out the news at the link below http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/summer2018news.pdf.  
29/6/2018
Canisbay Parent Council Fund Raising AuctionThumbnail for article : Canisbay Parent Council Fund Raising Auction
Canisbay Primary Parent Council were looking to make improvements to the playground and last year we supported Mrs Moodie out headteacher in an application to Greencoat Stroupster Community Fund.  We submitted an application which was to: Build a canopy / shelter at the school which would give 2 benefits , an outdoor classroom area and also a shelter and play area for the kids to be protected from the Caithness weather.  
26/6/2018
Eyes Open Approach Encouraged For Children At RiskThumbnail for article : Eyes Open Approach Encouraged For Children At Risk
Everyone in Highland is asked to keep their Eyes Open for children at risk during the school holidays.   In the week that Highland schools sound the end of term bell, Child Protection Committees across Scotland are encouraging the public to be extra observant to help protect potentially vulnerable children when school's out for summer.  
21/6/2018
Riding Horses From John O'Groats To Lands End For CharitiesThumbnail for article : Riding Horses From John O'Groats To Lands End For Charities
The Hesteyri Horses team are riding from John O'Groats to Land's End on horseback!.   Hesteyri Horses is a family run equestrian business focusing on giving all horses a chance, bringing out the best in their own horses and client horses as well as their extensive work rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing horses and ponies who have been neglected or abused.  
Erin Green From Wick High One of the Volunteers Recognised High Life HighlandThumbnail for article : Erin Green From Wick High One of the Volunteers Recognised High Life Highland
High Life Highland recognised top performing volunteers last Thursday at its annual award ceremony held at Strathpeffer Pavilion.   The event saw volunteers from across the Highlands recognised for significant contributions to the charity, its clients and customers.  
Red Critter Awards Take Off At Wick HighThumbnail for article : Red Critter Awards Take Off At Wick High
From Mr Mackenzie Wick High School.   The month of May saw our school complete the first full month of using our new student rewards system RedCritter.  
20/6/2018
Changes to collection of information on funded Early Learning and Childcare
The Highland Council is informing parents on changes in how the authority collects information on funded Early Learning and Childcare following guidance introduced by the Scottish Government.   The guidance states: Each year the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) census collects information about children receiving funded ELC across Scotland.  
20/6/2018
SCHOOLS COULD WIN £1000 FOR THEIR BREAKFAST CLUB
Local schools could be in with the chance of winning £1,000 for their pre-school club to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kellogg's supporting breakfast clubs in the UK.   Schools are invited to enter the annual Kellogg's Breakfast Club Awards, and one club from each region of the UK, as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will win a cash prize.