Dornoch is the only Scottish finalist in the Great British High Street Awards and local Councillor Jim McGillivray is calling for people to cast their vote to give the Sutherland village a chance of winning. He said: "Across all fourteen categories of the awards, Dornoch is the only Scottish finalist, and we're up against Leominister and Stockton on Tees in the Rising Star category, both of which have much larger populations than we do.
Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of £30,000 forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Monday 31st October. Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £30,000.00 from their Ward Discretionary Budget to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.
The 27th Annual ploughing match organised by North and West Caithness Ploughing Association took place on Saturday 15th October 2016. The days was very wet with rain have been on for several hours before the start.
FM sets out funding options for next phase of ‘childcare revolution'. Quality, choice and flexibility will be placed at the heart of Scotland's childcare revolution under new funding proposals unveiled for consultation by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today.
Scottish Women's Rights Centre expands to Dundee and the Highlands. Advice and support for victims of gender based violence will be expanded after Justice Secretary Michael Matheson confirmed an extra £665,000 over two years.
HI-Scot Credit Union celebrated its 10th Birthday on Wednesday 12 October 2016. Since HI-Scot first opened its doors in late 2016, it has provided loan and savings products to its members.
Recycling Books and DVD's is to be one way local libraries can raise funds for new items. If you would like to help and get a bargain at the same time then head to Thurso library on the day of the sale..
Children embrace love of books. More than 1,000 schools across Scotland have signed up to an initiative to get children reading for pleasure.
International Development Minister comments from Malawi. Minister for International Development Dr Allan has a porridge breakfast with Mary meals staff in Malawi to mark World Porridge Day.
Speed mentoring event for UN International Day of the Girl. Gender equality is a basic right that should be recognised by communities and governments around the world 365 days of the year, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said on the UN International Day of the Girl.
Thurso Beach in Caithness had virtually every little piece of litter removed yesterday (Wednesday 5 October 2016) thanks to the hard work of pupils from Mount Pleasant Primary School. The Keep Scotland Beautiful registered beach clean was undertaken by the Primary 4 and 5 classes and the P4 Gaelic medium class.
Take look at what is on offer and think about joining in..
The Rangers are planning a series of exciting events such as guided walks and children's activities throughout the Highlands. "There is something here for everyone" says Eilidh-Ann Phillips, Senior Ranger for South Highlands.
National childhood flu immunisation programme gets underway. Parents are being encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring children aged 2 -5 get their flu vaccination.
Sunday 2 October 2016 Walk for Highland Archaeology Festival Seeking hut circles using Li. Dar images - Geoff Leet to lead.
A 2013 study in the Wildlife Society Bulletin estimated that wind turbines inadvertently kill many bats a year across the UK alone. Conservationists believe bats ,which are a protected species, are dying while hunting insects that are attracted by the heat generated by turbine blades.
29 September - 2 October 2016. There is still time to book some of the many events in the 2016 Loch Ness Knitting Festival taking place at Eden Court in Inverness Loch Ness Knit Fest - an exciting and innovative four-day festival for the international crafting community to be held in the heart of the Highlands.
Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £30,000 from their Ward Discretionary Budgets to let the local community once again decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area. Whether locals want to organise a dance for young people, a healthy living project, a crime prevention idea, a lunch club for older residents, a community art project, the only limit is their imagination.
www.highland-independent-councillors.org The majority of councillors in Highland are independents with no party allegiances. Once they were the majority like Shetland and Orkney but the new voting system with multi-member wards reduced their numbers giving political parties more representation.
Highlands & Islands (Including Moray) MSP, Rhoda Grant, has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Shona Robinson, about her concerns in relation to the level of care applied to the service provided to constituents in the Highlands & Islands region by NHS 24. This follows contact she has had from the son of an elderly constituent resident within the region.