New measures introduced to tackle nuisance and scam callers. A £50,000 fund to install call-blocking technology for those most at risk from nuisance calls was announced today by Economy Secretary Keith Brown.
Climate Week 2017 takes place from 18-22 September and is a national campaign to raise awareness of, and inspire action on, climate change. Climate change is recognised as one of the key priorities in The Highland Council Programme 2017-2022.
Is your child 2½ year old? Would they like to come and have some fun with us? We have spaces available in our sessions and you can choose to attend how many you would like. Whether it's to get your child familiar with the nursery environment, to get some jobs done or even for you to enjoy some quiet time, we can offer a broad range of pre-school experiences.
The CHAT postcard campaign has now moved on with the first batch of 1000 postcards sent ot the First Minister. Here are some sample comments from the postcards.
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.
The Town & County Hospital, Wick is under threat of closure. This hospital offers 8 beds for frail, elderly and young disabled patients.
Robert Smith has signed up for the Kilt Walk in Edinburgh on September 17th to raise money in aid of Home-Start Caithness. "I spent my childhood in Caithness and have decided to support their local branch of Home-Start.
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.
Everyone in our community is aware of the mill at Groats - we've all driven past it, some of us daily. It's very much a local landmark.
The Highland Council has unanimously agreed a motion to hold a meeting to discuss concerns regarding the future of acute mental health services in the Highlands. The motion which was signed by Councillor Richard Laird, Councillor Muriel Cockburn and Councillor Maxine Smith states:"Highland Mental Health Services - The Highland Council notes with concern recent restrictions on admissions to New Craigs Hospital following “extreme staffing pressures" and further notes concerning feedback at the provision of emergency psychiatric services in the Highlands.
For Colin Campbell fans - a recording you may not have seen before but still as funny as ever..
As communities in Highland and indeed Scotland get left to do more in their areas one group is showing the way. Wick Riverside Volunteers have already changed the look of several areas around the riverside and you can see the before and after photos on their Facebook page Dorren Gow a volunteer with the group sent some photos from last weekend and said,"We were given lots of tar planings from Highland Council roads dept for improving the paths, and GMR Hendersons supplied equipment and manpower last weekend.
There are still a couple of places remaining for the ‘Mapping the Ecosystem Services of Noss Head and East Caithness Cliffs' participatory workshop at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Thursday 7th September. The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided.
As some of you might know the John O Groat trail is hoping to be officially opened next year. The trail will pass through Wick and it was thought that this would be an opportunity to showcase the attractions of Wick for the visiting walkers, those driving the NC500 and others visiting the area.
Alexander 'Sandy' Manson, John O'Groats postmaster and Arctic Convoys veteran. Born 01/08.1924, died 22.08.2017, both at John O'Groats, Caithness.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a sleuth? Come and apply your skills at a unique historic investigaton and hear all about Ashley's latest Neolithic discovery in Caithness. £17.00.
Royal British legion Scotland Wick Canisbay and Latheron Branch, over the last year have had a very busy, rewarding and successful time. The members saved from demolition and purchased The North Head Soldiers Memorial Tower in Wick at the start of the year, they have since secured grant funding to restore it back to its original 1909 condition.
Could you volunteer for Home-Start Caithness? We are a family charity that works with young families who need a little extra support and friendship. We need both men and women who have parenting experience to join our team of dedicated volunteers and befriend a family that needs just that little extra support.
An interesting look at School dinners in Japan..
All Scottish schools encouraged to take part. The Scottish Government has written to schools, nurseries, colleges and universities urging them to help Scotland become the first Daily Mile Nation.