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7/3/2018
Dunbeath Broch Gains Leader FundingThumbnail for article : Dunbeath Broch Gains Leader Funding
An award of £21,014 from the Highland LEADER Programme is the last piece of the financial jigsaw required for a project which aims to conserve Dunbeath Broch in Caithness.   Neil Buchanan, Chair of Berriedale & Dunbeath Community Council said: "Dunbeath Strath provides a walk with a variety of interest and is popular with local people, the wider Caithness community and visitors to the area.  
7/3/2018
Volunteers Wanted To Record PlantsThumbnail for article : Volunteers Wanted To Record Plants
How would you or one of your group members like to be part of a UK wide project to record how our native plant species are changing over time? The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) http://www.npms.org.uk/ is looking for volunteers to adopt a one km square in your area that you can visit twice a year.  The scheme is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage and will help us gain a greater understanding of plant communities in Scotland.  
2/3/2018
Living Better With A Long Term ConditionThumbnail for article : Living Better With A Long Term Condition
Sign up for a 5 week course.   Caithness Horizons, Thurso.  
Caithness Field Club - Events March to May 2018
Caithness Field Club Winter programme 2018.   Tuesday 20th March at 7-30pm: A talk Iain MacLean of Caithness Broch Builders Project on latest findings: in Pentland Hotel, Thurso.  
2/3/2018
Is It Time To Think About Your LiverThumbnail for article : Is It Time To Think About Your Liver
Great video advice if your thinking it is time to eatmore vegetables and cut down on alcohol before its too late for your liver..  
27/2/2018
HiMRA - Highland Migrant & Refugee Advocacy - A New Volunteering OpportunityThumbnail for article : HiMRA - Highland Migrant & Refugee Advocacy - A New Volunteering Opportunity
This new project has a focus on empowering migrants and refugees to speak out and seek support.   Building on the findings from Birchwood Highland's 'Migrant Matters' research, this project will seek to fulfil the need for support services to be enduring, community based and community led.  
26/2/2018
KELLOGG'S Celebrates 20 Years Of Supporting Breakfast Clubs With New Grant ProgrammeThumbnail for article : KELLOGG'S Celebrates 20 Years Of Supporting Breakfast Clubs With New Grant Programme
Kellogg's celebrates 20th anniversary of supporting school breakfast clubs.   Cereal giant to give £1,000 to a breakfast club every school day of 2018.  
23/2/2018
Caithness Science Festival 2018 Bigger Than EverThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2018 Bigger Than Ever
Snakes, Tarantulas,Gorilla's, Engineering, Wildlife Adventures, Elements, Programming, Environments, Electrics, K'NEX and Storytelling.   Yes it is that time of year again - the 2018 Caithness International Science Festival is ready to kick for an even bigger festival.  
23/2/2018
Caithness Science Festival 2018 - John O Groats - Science Festival ExhibitThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2018 - John O Groats - Science Festival Exhibit
Caithness International Science Festival John O'Groats Events John O'Groats Interactive Map Wick Voices The Groatie Buckie Gift Shop Sat 24 Feb - Fri 16 Mar 10am - 4pm In 2016 Wick Voices, the Wick Society's Oral History Section, embarked on an ambitious, long-term project aimed at collecting and preserving memories and information from the past.  During the Caithness International Science Festival, through the use of ‘Talking Tiles,’ the aim is to create an interactive map giving information and stories about the history and heritage of John O’Groats.  
22/2/2018
Bookbug Session at Wick Library East Caithness Community FacilityThumbnail for article : Bookbug Session at Wick Library East Caithness Community Facility
Bookbug rhyme time and singing for preschoolers.  All welcome come along and find out what how much fun it can be.  
13/2/2018
Caithness Countryside Volunteers Work Day and AGMThumbnail for article : Caithness Countryside Volunteers Work Day and AGM
CCV work day and AGM..  
13/2/2018
Students learn that geology rocks with new donationThumbnail for article : Students learn that geology rocks with new donation
An amateur geologist is helping students to gain a rock solid education with a donation of geological samples.   Calum Anton from Fortrose has given over 50 rock specimens to the University of the Highlands and Islands.  
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) At Scottish ParliamentThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) At Scottish Parliament
Five members of CHAT formed the delegation to meet with the health minister Shona Robison on Wednesday 7th February 2018.   The team from CHAT each took different elements of health concerns in Caithness to present to those present.  
8/2/2018
Local resident wanted to represent communities on decision making Panel
A vacancy has arisen for a local person to serve on the Stroupster Community Fund Panel.  The representative must reside within the Dunnet & Canisbay Community Council area and be 16 or over.  
5/2/2018
Winter Advice on Protecting Your Skin
It's set to be the coldest week of the year! Harley Street Dermatologist tells you exactly how to protect your skin from central heating this week The coldest week in winter is upon us, but keeping warm at home can come at a cost on a more personal level.  Cranking up the central heating can be a damaging problem for your skin.  
30/1/2018
Local Groups Share Funding Pot of £75000
In the latest round of awards from the E.ON Camster Community Fund over £75,000 has been distributed to eleven local projects.   Awards ranged from £255 to hire a bouncy castle for the Watten Pre-School Parents Council annual Christmas party, to £25,000 to Lybster Community Improvement Fundraising Group to contribute to the purchase and installation of equipment to transform the playpark.  
29/1/2018
Community groups celebrate after being awarded funding following public voteThumbnail for article : Community groups celebrate after being awarded funding following public vote
Your Cash Your Caithness.   Local people in Caithness cast their votes on Saturday (27th January 2018) at a Highland Council participatory budgeting event held in Thurso High School.  
29/1/2018
Highland primary and nursery enrolment
Highland Council is inviting parents and carers to enrol their child for nursery and primary 1 for the 2018/19 school year which starts on 21 August 2018.   If your child will be five years of age on or before 28 February 2019, they are eligible to enrol for primary 1.  
28/1/2018
Inverness Castle Viewpoint opens its doors in FebruaryThumbnail for article : Inverness Castle Viewpoint opens its doors in February
Inverness Castle Viewpoint has seen 24,133 people through its doors since opening in April 2017.  The attraction has been well received with some excellent reviews being posted on social media.  
24/1/2018
Volunteer Mentors Sought by Action for Children in Caithness and SutherlandThumbnail for article : Volunteer Mentors Sought by Action for Children in Caithness and Sutherland
A leading children's charity are seeking volunteer mentors across the Highlands to work with young people supported by a project Action for Children have just launched in Inverness and Ross shire.  Caithness and Sutherland are next!   Action for Children in the Highlands have begun delivering ‘Intandem', a needs led volunteer mentoring service funded by Inspiring Scotland, for young people aged 8-14 who face complicated and challenging situations.    Intandem has been set up to support young people coming into, or leaving the care system, and provide a positive adult role model.