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28/8/2018
FREE ACAS Training For Voluntary Groups With Staff
Tuesday 23rd October, 9.30am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick This course will cover: Discipline and grievance procedure Understand best practice in operating disciplinary and grievance procedures The right to be accompanied Define the principles required to hold a fair disciplinary interview.  Dealing with absences at work The training is suitable for line managers, committee members and directors.  
28/8/2018
Events At Castlehill -1st September 2018
On Saturday, 1st September 2018 we are having a brooch making day with Joanne Kaar teaching techniques etc.  There are still a few places so if you wish to take part phone 01847 821 120 which is the Centre.  
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.  
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.  
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..  
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
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.  
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.  
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.  
19/6/2018
Midsummer Madness is BACK!Thumbnail for article : Midsummer Madness is BACK!
The second Summer extravaganza of entertainment from Thurso Town Improvements Association is just about here!.   We're throwing the biggest party we possibly can to celebrate how amazing our community are and we'd love for you to join us.".  
Official Opening Of The Wick Community CampusThumbnail for article : Official Opening Of The Wick Community Campus
The official opening of the Wick Community Campus took place on a sunny Saturday 16 June 2018.  Lord Lieutenant John Thurso performed the unveiling of a plaque to mark the occasion.  
29/5/2018
Ranger Events In JuneThumbnail for article : Ranger Events In June
A few Ranger events in June.   See poster For many more Ranger events across Highland go to - https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/upcoming-events/ Don't forget about - Friday 1st June 2018 Area: Wick Foosum Fingers, outdoor messy play, Newtonhill croft forest Have you got a toddler that enjoys exploring outside? Come along for outdoor fun with multi-sensory play activities.  
28/5/2018
Dry Walling and Scythe CoursesThumbnail for article : Dry Walling and Scythe Courses
See poster for details and how to book..  
21/5/2018
Laurandy Day Centre, Wick, Winner At The Scottish Care Awards 2018Thumbnail for article : Laurandy Day Centre, Wick, Winner At The Scottish Care Awards 2018
The Laurandy Centre has been recognised as one of the leading home care services in Scotland.  The Wick-based day care service, has won the Day Service of the Year the recent Scottish Care Awards 2018.  
13/4/2018
Pulteneytown People's Project Success In New Funding AwardThumbnail for article : Pulteneytown People's Project Success In New Funding Award
Pulteneytown People's Project has been successful in securing £149,295 over the next 3 years from the BIG Lottery Community Led Activity.   The funding will allow the organisation to continue to deliver existing activities and develop new ones within the community.  
11/4/2018
Caithness Community Partnership - Next Meeting Castletown 9th May 2018
The next Community Partnership meeting is on the 9th May from 4pm - 6pm in Castletown (venue yet to be confirmed) and all members of the public are invited to attend.   This will be a workshop style event and will be of particular interest to those living and working in the Castletown area as the locality plan covering that area will be discussed in a bit of detail.