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18/10/2017
Caithness Access Disabled Panel Questionnaire For BusinessesThumbnail for article : Caithness Access Disabled Panel Questionnaire For Businesses
The above panel have been working over the last few years to build a website which would benefit people living in and visiting Caithness, in relation to visiting/using "accessible" services for people with disabilities.   http://www.caithnessaccesspanel.co.uk/ We are now at the stage that we need information of local businesses that provide services to the public to input onto our website.  
14/10/2017
Caithness Heart Support Group handed over equipment to Wick GP surgeriesThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group handed over equipment to Wick GP surgeries
Caithness Heart Support Group handed over the latest equipment it has funded, to the medical practices at Wick GP surgeries.   Accepting an ECG machine from group member Janice Macgregor (right front) is Pearson practice nurse Shirley Macleod.  
12/10/2017
Wick event to focus on health and wellbeing servicesThumbnail for article : Wick event to focus on health and wellbeing services
THE county's second Health and Wellbeing Market is taking place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday, 21st October 2017.   There will be 23 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed in Caithness.  
12/10/2017
CHAT 100 Mile Helper kits READY TO GOThumbnail for article : CHAT 100 Mile Helper kits READY TO GO
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) have now put the 100 Mile Helper Kits together and wil shortly be distrubiting them to Hositals and GP practices.   The 100 Mile Helper kits are good to go! First batches going to hospitals today.  
9/10/2017
Wedding Dresses Display Cash Handed Over To CHATThumbnail for article : Wedding Dresses Display Cash Handed Over To CHAT
Rev.  John Nugent the minister at St Fergus Church handed over £794 from the Wedding Dresses display by the ladies at St Fergus Church, Wick.  
9/10/2017
Wedding Dresses Display At St Fergus Church, Wick in aid of CHAT FundsThumbnail for article : Wedding Dresses Display At St Fergus Church, Wick in aid of CHAT Funds
The ladies of St Fergus church rallied round to help Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) with yet another fund raiser.   Each year they choose a cause to support either abroad or local This year they decide to help CHAT in their efforts to stop continued reduction in local health services by NHS Highland.  
9/10/2017
St Fergus Bowling Club Donates £300 to Laurandy Day Care CentreThumbnail for article : St Fergus Bowling Club Donates £300 to Laurandy Day Care Centre
St Fergus Bowling club in Wick recently donated £300 to the Laurandy Day Care Centre in Wick.   St Fergus Bowling Club Chairman Malky Mackay handed over a cheque for £300 to Laurandy Centre chairman Bill Fernie.  
6/10/2017
Wedding Memorabilia Display in aid of CHAT at St Fergus Church, Wick
Saturday 7th October 10.30am - 3.30pm Call in to see the display and support CHAT..  
2/10/2017
Thurso volunteers planning BIG clean up of Riverside areaThumbnail for article : Thurso volunteers planning BIG clean up of Riverside area
The Pay it Forward Thurso collective have been very busy in recent weeks cleaning up various areas of Thurso.  They have worked to weed along Victoria Walk and the Esplanade area.  
29/9/2017
Newtonhill Talk Fundraiser For Caithness Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : Newtonhill Talk Fundraiser For Caithness Heart Support Group
THE renovated croft house at the top of Newtonhill will be the focus for an illustrated talk by volunteers who are hosting it on behalf of Caithness Heart Support Group.   The historic croft house dates back to the 18th century.  
29/9/2017
Noss Primary School Exhibition for Malawi KidsThumbnail for article : Noss Primary School Exhibition for Malawi Kids
Noss Primary school has been involved along with other schools in helping kids in Malawi and have an ongoing collection of pennies on a map of Africa.   Recently the school in Wick donated the old sweat shirts from the old schools to a project sending items from lost property boxes in Highland schools to schools in Malawi where they could be put to use.  
27/9/2017
50th Wedding Anniversary Wick Couple Asked Guests To Donate to CHATThumbnail for article : 50th Wedding Anniversary Wick Couple Asked Guests To Donate to CHAT
Maureen and Gordon Doull from Wick have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Mackays Hotel and asked their guests to make donations to Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) as they are so concerned at what is happening to health services in Caithness.   The couple handed over a £750 to Bill Fernie, chairman of CHAT and founder member Councillor Nicola Sinclair.  
27/9/2017
Adults Halloween Party In ThursoThumbnail for article : Adults Halloween Party In Thurso
28th October 2017.   Central Hotel, Thurso Join us for all of the Halloween fun with old school central favourites behind the decks we'll be dancing the night away from 9pm onwards! Entry is £5 which will include a free prize draw (drawn on the night) and a drink on arrival if you come along before 10.30pm.  
27/9/2017
Thurso Matters! A newsletter from TTIAThumbnail for article : Thurso Matters!   A newsletter from TTIA
Summer 2017 Round up: We hope you had a good summer, as autumn appears we don't seem to have been too bothered by the sun in Thurso but hopefully you enjoyed it anyhow.   As you may have seen, we've tried to change the format of some of our activities.  
27/9/2017
Kids Halloween Parties In ThursoThumbnail for article : Kids Halloween Parties In Thurso
28th October 2017.   Central Hotel, Thurso Join Thurso Town Improvements Association for an afternoon of spooky fun at our Halloween Party.  
23/9/2017
FOND FAREWELL TO HEART GROUP'S PATRONThumbnail for article : FOND FAREWELL TO HEART GROUP'S PATRON
CAITHNESS Heart Support group recently bade a fond farewell to its patron Miss Anne Dunnett who retired from public life recently.   The group was only one of several local organisations Miss Dunnett was involved in, not least as the county's Lord Lieutenant.  
14/9/2017
Day of action at Caithness bird havenThumbnail for article : Day of action at Caithness bird haven
After an extremely busy breeding season, most of the nesting birds have now left St Johns Pool, near Dunnet which gave the Caithness Countryside Volunteers the ideal opportunity to get into action before the winter migrants begin to arrive.   The volunteers undertook a range of activities such as wood preserving the viewing hides and fence posts.  
13/9/2017
We are recruiting new Trustees At HomeStart CaithnessThumbnail for article : We are recruiting new Trustees At HomeStart Caithness
Can you spare a couple of hours a month to help change lives? The role of the Trustee.   You may bring a particular expertise to the board, such as professional skills in finance, IT, business, personnel management or marketing and PR, but equally as important are listening and communication skills, commitment and common sense.  
PLAYDEN NURSERY Is your child 2½ year old?Thumbnail for article : PLAYDEN NURSERY Is your child 2½ year old?
Is your child 2½ year old? Would they like to come and have some fun with us? We have spaces available in our sessions and you can choose to attend how many you would like.   Whether it's to get your child familiar with the nursery environment, to get some jobs done or even for you to enjoy some quiet time, we can offer a broad range of pre-school experiences.  
Funding Opportunities from Caithness FundsThumbnail for article : Funding Opportunities from Caithness Funds
There have been a growing number of funds available to groups in Caithness in recent years with more to come as more wind farms come on stream.   The problem for anyone looking for funding is where to start.