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4/12/2019
Eco-friendly addition to Caithness Rural Transport serviceThumbnail for article : Eco-friendly addition to Caithness Rural Transport service
Caithness Rural Transport has a new eco-friendly addition to its fleet which is now up to 10 vehicles offering a transport service in Caithness.  The new electric minibus is cleaner and greener.  
4/12/2019
Triotaxi service will bring cycling to those less ableThumbnail for article : Triotaxi service will bring cycling to those less able
Members of Wick Wheelers cycling cub have taken possession of a rickshaw-style Triotaxi.   This came about through groups in Wick working together.  
4/12/2019
Build A Snowman At Newtonhill Woodland Near WickThumbnail for article : Build A Snowman At Newtonhill Woodland Near Wick
See poster for details and how to book..  
26/11/2019
Easy Way To Help John O'Groats Mill If you shop at CoopThumbnail for article : Easy Way To Help John O'Groats Mill If you shop at Coop
Hi all, As you know, to make the John O Groats Mill into the centre we all want it to be it needs funds.  We made a lot of progress over the past year but we've still a bit to go.  
22/11/2019
Christmas Trees For Sale At Dunnet ForestThumbnail for article : Christmas Trees For Sale At Dunnet Forest
it's nearly that time of year again - and we will have Christmas trees for sale.   The price is unchanged at £3 per foot.  
20/11/2019
Georgesons Solicitors Make Substantial Donation To CHATThumbnail for article : Georgesons Solicitors Make Substantial Donation To CHAT
When Bruce de Wert of Georgesons Solicitors heard of the distress of new Mums having to drive back from Inverness with their newborn in danger, he knew he had to do something.   The problem is that newborns cannot sit in car seats without compressing their lungs and it is a long way from Inverness to Caithness! And, so, he announced that this year the charity for Wills Week would be CHAT who provide lie flat car seats for for newborn babies.  
North Highland College UHI celebrates diamond yearThumbnail for article : North Highland College UHI celebrates diamond year
North Highland College UHI celebrates a milestone this year with 60 years in education.   North Highland College UHI first opened in 1959 as Thurso Technical College to serve the training needs for Dounreay.  
30/10/2019
Can You Help Caithness Voluntary Group Improve Their Services - One Minute Survey
Caithness Voluntary Group wants to find out if groups (and their representatives) are clear about their available services and also, how can services be tailored to current (possibly unmet) and future needs.   The survey is aimed at anyone who participates in the running of an organisation.  
29/10/2019
John O Groats Trail and Northern Pilgrims' Way MeetingThumbnail for article : John O Groats Trail and Northern Pilgrims' Way Meeting
Report of meeting on 24th October 2019.   Trustees of the The John O Groats Trail and members of the steering group for the Northern Pilgrims' Way had a joint meeting on the 24th October at the Bannockburn Inn, Helmsdale.  
20/10/2019
CHAT Team Visit To The New Balfour Hospital in OrkneyThumbnail for article : CHAT Team Visit To The New Balfour Hospital in Orkney
On Friday 18th October four of the CHAT's team visited the new Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall, Orkney.   The main purpose of the visit was partly to see then hospital but in particular how maternity services work there.  
26/9/2019
innogy Launches Flexible Wind Farm Fund To Increase Employment PotentialThumbnail for article : innogy Launches Flexible Wind Farm Fund To Increase Employment Potential
· Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Education & Training Fund created to benefit local residents.   · £133,250 fund per annum now open for applications from residents and community groups.  
5/9/2019
Fashion Show For Local GroupThumbnail for article : Fashion Show For Local Group
See poster.  
Wick High School #Challenge60 for CLIC SargentThumbnail for article : Wick High School #Challenge60 for CLIC Sargent
Wick High School (both pupils and staff) are taking part in this year's #Challenge60 for CLIC Sargent.   Completing 60 miles throughout the month of September to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  
Action and Adventure For Young People Aged 12.5 to 17Thumbnail for article : Action and Adventure For Young People Aged 12.5 to 17
If you're a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then you're in the right place.   Every year nearly 56,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country.  
18/8/2019
Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick BayThumbnail for article : Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay
Black Saturday was, as reported at the time, a ‘fearful calamity'.  In Wick Bay, alone, some 37 fishermen lost their lives, with countless more perishing around the coasts.  
18/8/2019
Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay - Short FilmThumbnail for article : Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay - Short Film
Short Film of part of the ceremonies..  
High School pupils furnish garden comfort for Bayview Care HomeThumbnail for article : High School pupils furnish garden comfort for Bayview Care Home
Residents Bayview care home in Thurso will be able to enjoy the rest of the summer in style thanks to garden furniture won for them by pupils from the local high school.   The Thurso High School pupils successfully competed for £3,000 funding from the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) for the NHS Highland-run Bayview House care home earlier this year.  
15/8/2019
Worried About Someones Drinking?Thumbnail for article : Worried About Someones Drinking?
Al-Anon Family Groups are for the families & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, & hope in order to solve their common problems.   Mutual support groups for families and friends of problem drinkers.  
13/8/2019
Archaeology Dig to start at Iron Age site in CaithnessThumbnail for article : Archaeology Dig to start at Iron Age site in Caithness
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, in partnership with the Yarrows Heritage Trust, are preparing for a fourth season of excavation at the Burn of Swartigill in Thrumster, Caithness, Scotland.   Previous seasons of excavation at the site have uncovered a complex of Iron Age structures, which are providing an important window into Iron Age society away from the monumental architecture of the Brochs.  
11/8/2019
Scallywags Nursery At Crossroads Nursery School Near Dunnet Is Saved
You will note that Dunnet & Canisbay Comm.  Council + Caithness Highland Councillors are thanked in this 'Change.org' statement for their successful campaign to avert its threatened closure, at the start of the 2019/20 school year, of this valuable rural facility/service.