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History News

15/4/2017
Books From Caithness Family History SocietyThumbnail for article : Books From Caithness Family History Society
CAITHNESS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY (Scottish Registered Charity No.  SC029848) has published 8 books which can help with family history research.  
4/4/2017
Get Help With Your Family History Search
After its winter break, Caithness Family History Society has restarted its "help" sessions for those who would like to research their family history, or need advice on how to continue.   If you are interested, go along to the CFHS office in Caithness Horizons, Old Town Hall, Thurso, between 2pm and 4pm on any Saturday afternoon or on the last Wednesday afternoon of any month.  
7/11/2015
A Song Among StonesThumbnail for article : A Song Among Stones
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown.  Saturday 21st November 2015..  
7/11/2015
Round House Or Burnt MoundThumbnail for article : Round House Or Burnt Mound
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown Tuesday 24th November 2015 - 7.30pm..  
7/11/2015
Getting The Message AcrossThumbnail for article : Getting The Message Across
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour road, Castletown.  Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday - 2.00pm - 4.00pm..  
24/8/2015
Caithness Horizons Secures Funding For Viking Festival 2016Thumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Secures Funding For Viking Festival 2016
Centre For Nordic Studies, UHI Awarded Funding To Work With Caithness Horizons Museum To Develop The Caithness Viking Festival.   Northern Scotland despite its Viking heritage does not have a modern Viking Festival.  
13/8/2015
Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitors.Thumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitors.
Tuesday 11th August saw local group No Limits Caithness visit the Museum for a morning packed with Viking activities with Curator Joanne Howdle, or Thordis Eiríksdóttir as she is fondly known to local groups and schools.   The group helped the Museum to hit the half million visitors mark and to celebrate they were presented with a special cake made in the Museum's cafe.  
10/8/2015
The Hidden Bronze AgeThumbnail for article : The Hidden Bronze Age
Saturday 15th August Join Melissa and Romain of the School of Ancient Crafts as we explore how plants and herbs were used in the past.  This workshop will include a spot of foraging as well as making soap with native herbs, using pot-boilers (hot stones) to heat milk and make a soft cheese, baking bread next to an open fire, and much more! Join us again on Sunday 16th August to learn how to build a prehistoric oven in which we will bake fish and bread.  
23/7/2015
Biology workshop for children at Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : Biology workshop for children at Caithness Horizons
Join Museum Mascot Peter the Penguin and natural historian Neil Redgate to learn why Museums collect and preserve biology collections.   Thursday 6th August, 10.30am-12.30pm Suitable for children ages between 7 &12 years.  
17/7/2015
Castlehill, CaithnessThumbnail for article : Castlehill, Caithness
Castlehill lies just outside Castletown, Caithness.   The area was once famous for its flagstone industry and the nearby harbour is evidence of that.  
28/6/2015
What's On at Caithness Horizons: July 2015
Cafe Exhibitions Thurso Gala primary school art competition exhibition 6th July - 31st July Gallery Exhibitions Hazel Cashmore 5th June - 30th August Special Events Craft Market Saturday 11th July, 11am – 3pm Local makers display and sell their wares at the first of our Summer Craft Markets.   We'll host another market in July and then one again in August.  
12/4/2015
Volunteer At Mary Ann's CottageThumbnail for article : Volunteer At Mary Ann's Cottage
Would you like to help out at the cottage stopped in time?.  
12/4/2015
Westside Croft (Mary's Cottage), Caithness
This article was published in the Caithness field club Bulletin Westside Croft (Mary's Cottage), Caithness A Fenton I have known Westside croft at Dunnet Head in Caithness since the 1960s.  Then and in the 1970s, I carried out an examination of the buildings and their contents with the willing help and support of James and Mary-Ann Calder.  
1/3/2015
Photographic Competition - Yarrows Heritage TrustThumbnail for article : Photographic Competition - Yarrows Heritage Trust
Joseph Anderson Photo Contest Rules Joseph Anderson 2015 Photo Contest ends Friday July 31st, 2015, at 5:00 PM By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest.   Who may enter: There are 3 age categories Under 12 years of age on 31st July 2015 13 - 17 years of age on 31st July 18 years and over on 31st July.  
17/1/2015
Whats On At Castletown Heritage Centre in 2015
Wed, Sat, Sun 2 - 4pm All Year Winter exhibition - Domestic Artefacts Over Time – Looking at the change in technology in the home as the years have gone by.  Marine Exhibition – Models of ships that carried flagstone from Castlehill, marine charts, artefacts from marine life.  
27/11/2014
CHRISTMAS BREAK FROM ANCESTOR SEARCH
Caithness Family History Society volunteers, who man our office in Caithness Horizons, Thurso, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons between 2 and 4, will be having a break in December and January.   We will be happy to see you again in February.  
31/10/2014
Events At Castlehill Heritage Centre
Friday 31st October, --- Caithness Astronomy Group talk and observation evening.  "An Even Briefer History of Time".  
11/9/2014
Thrumster Railway Station Gets Its Sign RestoredThumbnail for article : Thrumster Railway Station Gets Its Sign Restored
Yarrows Heritage Trust located near Thrumster has a number of projects and one of them for the last few years has been the restoration of the Thrumster Railway Station that was once part of the Wick Lybster railway.   Recently the Trust managed to locate and recover the original station platform sign.  
6/7/2014
Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On PicturesThumbnail for article : Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On Pictures
The success of the exhibition, which opened to a capacity audience of well over 100 people on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July at Castletown Heritage Centre, was down to the artistic talents and generosity of locals and others further afield.  Businesses near and far also gave generously to support the event.  
2/4/2014
Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival Programme
Thursday 15th May, 7pm – 9pm Talk – The Pictish and Early Medieval Sculpture of Caithness in detail and in context.  FREE adult event Booking essential Talk by John Borland, Measured Survey Manager, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).