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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.  
CHAT sends first batch of 1,000 protest postcards to First MinisterThumbnail for article : CHAT sends first batch of 1,000 protest postcards to First Minister
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) has gathered 2,410 postcards from members of the public protesting the centralisation of health services under NHS Highland.  The postcards carry the slogan ‘100 miles too far' in reference to the 100 mile journey patients frequently have to travel to receive basic care.  
14/8/2017
Bats At Thrumster NightThumbnail for article : Bats At Thrumster Night
If you want to find out more about bats in Caithness you could not do better than head to Thrumster Woodlands with the Rangers.   You might be surprised how many there are and where you can find them.  
24/7/2017
Wick Gala 2017 Fun RunThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2017 Fun Run
See a few photo of the fun run in the Photo Gallery link above..  
22/7/2017
Wick Gala 2017Thumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2017
Great night for the Gala.   Many photos now in the gallery and more coming on Sunday..  
Lybster Gala 2017Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2017
A dull evening but the rain stayed away for the Lybster Gala 2017 Saturday evening crowning etc.   See the Photo Gallery above..  
Canisbay Show 2017Thumbnail for article : Canisbay Show 2017
See photo gallery above..  
23/6/2017
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant awardsThumbnail for article : Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant awards
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant assessment round has awarded over £17k to community projects throughout the Caithness & North Sutherland area.   The Caithness Broch Project was granted £10,000 towards costs of holding a Caithness Broch Festival, consisting of a programme of participative archaeological activities that will be held throughout the year focusing around two selected Caithness broch sites.  
23/6/2017
Thurso Town Improvements (TTIA) Tia The Big ArrivalThumbnail for article : Thurso Town Improvements (TTIA) Tia The Big Arrival
Thurso Town Improvements Association (TTIA) are proud to introduce to you our mascot - TIA.  Tia was designed by young creative genius Scott Hughes from Miller Academy primary school.  
Thurso's Midsummer Madness - Day One At The DammiesThumbnail for article : Thurso's Midsummer Madness - Day One At The Dammies
See poster for details of Day on of the Midsummer Madness weekend in Thurso..  
Thurso's Midsummer Madness - DanceThumbnail for article : Thurso's Midsummer Madness - Dance
Part of the Thurso's Midsummer Madness weekend..  
Thurso's Midsummer Madness - Day Two At The DammiesThumbnail for article : Thurso's Midsummer Madness - Day Two At The Dammies
See poster for full details..  
15/5/2017
Statement To CHAT From Labour Candidate Olivia Bell
Caithness Health Action Team.   CHAT's decision to withdraw from the Caithness Maternity and Gynaecological Group should make every politician sit up and take notice.  
15/5/2017
Challenge to SNP and Tories in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from LabourThumbnail for article : Challenge to SNP and Tories in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from Labour
Candidates standing for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross in the General Election have been challenged to spell out what action they would take to support local health campaigners if elected as an MP.   Scottish Labour's Olivia Bell said she was keen that the action part of supporting the local community wasn't lost in hot air and fine words.  
13/5/2017
Mad Hatters Tea Party In Aid Of CHATThumbnail for article : Mad Hatters Tea Party In Aid Of CHAT
Saturday 27th May 2017.   Tickets available to Thurso and Wick Eye Candy shops.  
Dunbeath To Lybster WalkThumbnail for article : Dunbeath To Lybster Walk
Join us for a walk along the breath taking cliff tops of Caithness for the 3rd in our series of 7 ranger guided walks along the East Coast, following the John O'Groats Trail.  There's a lot to see on this walk - two beautiful harbours, sea stacks and nesting seabirds, coastal flora and a ruined Norse keep.  
Ranger Events in May
Armadale Burn Guided Walk Wednesday 10th May 2017.  10am - 1pm.  
23/4/2017
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) - Visual Impact DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)  - Visual Impact Day
Well it looks like almost everyone in the area has used Caithness General at some time.   CHAT will discuss at its meeting in the Park Hotel, Thurso whether to sponsor a candidates for the Westminster election on 8th June.  
19/4/2017
CHAT Visual Impact Day and Rally Sunday 23 April
CHAT - Caithness Health Action Team Bignold Park, Wick 2.30pm Sunday 23rd April 2017 Morning everyone, sorry for the delay.  We have broken the categories down into ten groups for Sunday's Visual Impact Protest in the Bignold Park, Wick at 2.30pm.