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Canisbay Show 2019Thumbnail for article : Canisbay Show 2019
See the Photo Gallery for lots of photos from the day..  
Highlands and Islands MSP raises concerns about cancelled operationsThumbnail for article : Highlands and Islands MSP raises concerns about cancelled operations
Operations had to be cancelled across NHS Highland because hospitals simply could not cope, new figures reveal.   Data published by ISD Scotland shows that 45 operations were cancelled in May 2019 due to non-clinical reasons such as not having enough staff or unclean equipment.  
20/6/2019
Subsea7 Donate £1000 To Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)Thumbnail for article : Subsea7 Donate £1000 To Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)
Mikie Aitken , Quality Control Inspector for Subsea7 Wester Site ,recently won a thousand pounds for a safety award while working on the Equinor Snorre project to be given to a charity of his choice.   He chose to donate to Caithness Health Action Team 100mile helper kits which are given to Caithness General Hospital , Community Maternity Unit who give the kits to local women that have to be quickly transferred to Raigmore maternity hospital in an emergency situation.  
18/6/2019
Three Eminent Speakers Go FULL FLOWThumbnail for article : Three Eminent Speakers Go FULL FLOW
Events set out reasons to support UNESCO World Heritage Site Status for The Flow Country.   TV historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver and geology's ‘rock star' Professor Iain Stewart will be joined by UNESCO expert Professor Barry Gilbertson in a series of talks in the Highlands this summer that answer the question Why make The Flow Country a World Heritage Site? The ‘Full Flow' events, which will take place in Lairg, Thurso and Inverness on 5, 6, and 7 July respectively, invite audiences to hear about the environmental and cultural importance of The Flow Country in Sutherland and Caithness, addressing Scotland's climate emergency, the need to protect the spectacular beauty and wildlife of the area’s unique habitat and the part it plays in the lives of people who live here.  
Budding Engineers Crowdfunding to To Increase Children's Access to 3D Design and ArchitectureThumbnail for article : Budding Engineers Crowdfunding to To Increase Children's Access to 3D Design and Architecture
We are currently in the process of trying to raise enough money through crowdfunding for a 3D Community printer here in Caithness.  In addition we are also looking to purchase several Architectural Modelling Kits to introduce into Primary Education, some of these are available for children as young as 4 years.  
Ranger Events in June 2019Thumbnail for article : Ranger Events in June 2019
See the poster.   School's Out activities online now http://www.myhighlife.co.uk/sap/.  
Have You Got The Skills To Assist The Caithness Broch Project Reach Its GoalsThumbnail for article : Have You Got The Skills To Assist The Caithness Broch Project Reach Its Goals
Wanted: Volunteers with project and contract management skills and enthusiasm to join management committee of the Caithness Broch Project.   Computer literacy a must, interest in archaeology and/or heritage an advantage.  
28/5/2019
The Lost Village of BadryrieThumbnail for article : The Lost Village of Badryrie
A walk with the Rangers to see the village.   See poster for details and how to book.  
14/5/2019
Is Your Group Looking For Funding Then Go To The INFORMATION EVENTThumbnail for article : Is Your Group Looking For Funding Then Go To The INFORMATION EVENT
Wednesday 12th June, 10am-1.30pm.  Pulteney Centre, Wick.  
Thurso Grows
Thurso Grows is at the start of their fanatic new project in Thurso funded by the Climate Challenge Fund.  I just wanted to send you an email to give you some information as what we are trying to achieve and how you may like to get involved.  
Labour Party Visit To Caithness Hears About Third Sector and Health Issues From CHATThumbnail for article : Labour Party Visit To Caithness Hears About Third Sector and Health Issues From CHAT
A visit of the Labour Party Leader in Scotland Richard Leonard MSP accompanied by Rhoda Grant MSP heard from the third sector and Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) about problems arising to the community from changes to health provision and wide range of topics.   Roger Saxon the local Labour party organiser and Alan Tait from Caithness Voluntary Group facilitated the meeting at the Pulteney Centre in Wick.  
24/4/2019
Health and Wellbeing Market - Saturday 18th May 2019Thumbnail for article : Health and Wellbeing Market - Saturday 18th May 2019
THE county's third Health and Wellbeing Market is taking place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday May 18th.  There will be more than 20 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed in Caithness.  
24/4/2019
Funding Sources Supplied By Caithness Voluntary Group
Applications for the NHS Highland Third Sector Funding have just opened.  NHS Highland believes that a thriving third sector is a real asset to the Highlands.  
24/4/2019
FUNDING INFORMATION EVENT - 12th June 2019
Wednesday 12th June 2019, 10am-1.30pm.  Pulteney Centre, Wick.  
24/4/2019
Caithness Disabled Access Panel
The Caithness Disabled Access Panel meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the Pulteney Centre between noon and 2pm. The aim of the panel is to campaign so that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. It looks to achieve full access and inclusion for everyone. It does this by working together - including people with any type of impairment, statutory organisations and disability organisations.   Panel members would be delighted to hear from anyone who shares their goals and might want to get involved with their work. For further information, contact Helen Budge at helenbudge@aol.com or speak to Allan Tait at Caithness Voluntary Group on 01955 603453. .  
10/4/2019
John O'Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064Thumbnail for article : John O'Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064
OVER £500,000 FOR FOUR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP PROJECTS.   A sports hall in Easterhouse, a disused mill in John O'Groats, an area of amenity land in Strathpeffer and a stretch of foreshore on the Isle of Skye will soon be in the hands of local people as four community groups receive financial support from the Scottish Land Fund.    Announcement of the grants was made by Minister, Cabinet Secretary for Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham.  
Caithness Model Club Show 2019Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2019
Another highly successful show for 2019 from the Caithness Model club with plenty of people turning out to see the amazing collections of model cars trucks planes and more.   Check out a few photos from the show by clicking the link above to the Photo Gallery.  
Dunnet Beach Clean - Can You Spare an HourThumbnail for article : Dunnet Beach Clean - Can You Spare an Hour
See poster for details..  
27/3/2019
New look Baby Box ready for Mother's DayThumbnail for article : New look Baby Box ready for Mother's Day
Uptake jumps to 96% as 80,000 deliveries made to parents.   The new Baby Box design, created by a team of children and young people, has been unveiled.