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.
Come along and battle against each other to see if you can win the war. Bring your own gun or borrow one of ours.
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.
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 10am - noon Pulteney Centre, Wick. This event, delivered by Volunteer Scotland will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the PVG Disclosure Bill in greater detail.
Good Governance Training will be delivered on Tuesday 3rd September, Pulteney Centre 7pm-8.30pm. Your members what are they?, Ever wondered why you have members and why they are there.
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.
From Bill Mowat. An unique ship from the 'golden era' of Wick's herring catching and food-processing industries has 'sailed back' to her home-port, over 70 years since she ceased having a prominent role at Wick Harbour.
A short film by Gavin Bird..
A short film by Gavin Bird. The island of Stroma sits in the Pentland Firth between Caithness and Orkney, This once thriving island now lays abandoned baa the sheep that still graze it.
Caithness Voluntary Group have just published the following opportunities in their latest newsletter. Caithness and North Sutherland Fund The CNSFund was established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, DSRL and Dounreay Stakeholder Group to distribute a £4m funding package to community organisations for projects that will increase the attractiveness of Caithness and North Sutherland as a place to live, work and invest.
More men taking part in bowel screening programme. The number of men being tested for bowel cancer is at its highest ever level in Scotland.
NHS Highland patients can wait for a year or more for a knee replacement, according to figures released to Labour MSP David Stewart under Freedom of Information. Mr Stewart, who represents the Highlands and Islands and is Scottish Labour's Shadow Health Minister, asked the health authority for the figures after two separate constituents complained that they were facing a wait of up to a year or more to get an operation.
The Care Inspectorate have just published the annual report on fostering and adoption services in Scotland between 2018-19. These services continue to perform well, with 90% of fostering services and 95% of adoption services evaluated as ‘good' or better by our inspectors.
A document from Audit Scotland aims to raise awareness of community empowerment and promote such a shared understanding across scrutiny bodies to support high-quality scrutiny of community empowerment. Whilst the document is aimed at scrutiny bodies it is useful to anyone trying to understand what Community empowerment is and how it might affect decision making in localities.
A misty but warm night from the Wick Gala 2019 Children's Fancy Dress. See the link above for all the photos..
Whether you know exactly what you'd like to do or you're still unsure, we can help you find a course that is perfect for you at North Highland College UHI. Join us for our open evening on Tuesday 6th August 2019 from 4pm - 7pm to: See what courses are available to start this September 2019.
The John O'Groats Mill Trust has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public. The John O'Groats Mill Trust was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards , which is giving £1million to charities this summer.
Three of the Postcode family of Trusts open this week. There's a short window to apply to the Postcode Local Trust, Postcode Community Trust and People's Postcode Trust.
For the final round of 2019 (deadline 26 September) they will accept applications for works costing up to £20,000 excluding VAT, and will offer grants of up to 50% of project costs, not exceeding £10,000. The Foundation Grant Programme is a small grants programme for maintenance to listed and unlisted Christian churches, chapels and meeting houses.
Transport Scotland's Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund is now open for Round 3 applications. Summary: Transport Scotland's Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund is an opportunity for public, community and third sector organisations to apply for funding under the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Programme to facilitate the delivery of active travel and low carbon transport hubs.