Village Halls News
With the announcement of the closure of Caithness Horizons is it time to reflection whether there is longer life in volunteers running these places. The fact that grants have been a big part of the running has always put it at risk if as now grant funding is being seriously cut back as part of government austerity measures.
A good welcome for 2017 was had by local residents at Watten Village Hall. Check out the Photo Gallery..
Fun day for all - BBQ, Fresh pancakes being made with a variety of toppings. Mr Fox Treasure Hunt, Come and see the animals, Bounce and Slide Bouncy Castle, Bottle Stall, Face Painting, Chocolate Fountain, Watten Primary School Art Competition, Raffle.
The 2016 Bower Gala was held on Saturday 20th August. The weather had been very heavy rain in the night before but happily it cleared up by the afternoon.
See photos of Bower Gala 2015 in the photo gallery..
There was plenty of fun, flowers and ferrets at the Watten Fund day on Sunday 24th August 2014. Tea and cakes or burgers and sausages depending on how hungry you were.
See all the 2014 photos in the photo gallery..
Participants in a 10k-5k funrun/walk along the Welbeck Estate road at Berriedale on Sunday were rewarded with a lovely sunny day. Funds raised went to the Red Cross, Macmillan Cancer Support and the refurbishment of the local hall.
Scotland welcomes the world for the Year of Homecoming 2014. Homecoming Scotland 2014 offers a year-long programme of events celebrating the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage.
The freedom of the most northerly community in Great Britain – John O’Groats – has been bestowed by The Highland Council on former Highland Councillor and local resident of John O’Groats Mr John Houston Green. Tributes were paid to Mr Green at a ceremony held at John O’Groats Village Hall on Tuesday evening (10 December 2013).
Cafe Exhibitions Meg Telfer & Rhona Graham November Until the end of November these two local artists will be exhibiting their work in the Gallery Cafe. Christmas Exhibition December Throughout the whole of December an exhibition of small works by local artists will be on show.
THE spooks, witches and vampires decided to have some fun in Keiss hall before spiriting themselves off on the trail of toil and trouble, later this week. There were some ghostly games and competitions and plenty to eat and drink, at the early Halloween party, at the weekend.
Nursery children at Bower Busy Bees are thoroughly enjoying the recent revamp of their outdoor play area. The Highland Council Community Payback, under the management of Rodney Brass, painted the wooden fence, furniture and play equipment within the nursery garden ready for the children returning from the school holidays.
Petr's Pals Curators Club for youngsters is getting popular and priority is given to them for events. Book early for your children if you want them to attend.
See the 2013 Bower Gala photos in the photo gallery..
Exhibitions Sue Jane Taylor “Beatrice Works” Exhibition Temporary Exhibition Gallery Until 22nd August The “Beatrice Works” exhibition is open until 22nd August so if you haven’t already been to see it make sure you don’t miss your chance! Thurso Gala: Children’s Art Competition Exhibition Cafe Throughout August Throughout August the Thurso Gala children’s art competition entries will be brightening up our Cafe walls. Do come and have a look at the fantastic work that is on display.
MUSEUM PROJECTS TO RECEIVE £300K INVESTMENT ANNOUNCED. A new roof, Homecoming 2014 events, collection redisplays, enhanced security and marketing training and support are some of the benefits to come from Museums Galleries Scotland’s new Strategic Investment Fund.
“Inaugural Meeting of the Great Guild of Museologists” Museums at Night is Culture24's UK-wide festival of inspiring after hours cultural events in Museums and Galleries. It runs from Thursday 16th May until Saturday 18th May 2013.
Stroma Visit - Saturday 10th August 2013 Last year we organised a visit to Stroma, prompted by interest from the Islands Book Trust, and readers of their book Stroma, published in 2010. Taking the abandoned island as its subject, the book features photos by Roddie Ritchie, with poetry by Caithness writer George Gunn.
We’re planning an ambitious programme of events to complement this Summer’s major exhibition in our Gallery. During May and June, Sutherland based artist Sue Jane Taylor will be joined by Caithness STEM Ambassadors to work with young people from Caithness and North Sutherland schools, exploring how current developments in renewable technology are making an impact locally as well as nationally and internationally.