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20/10/2016
Councillor calls for people to vote for Dornoch
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.  
19/10/2016
Your Cash Your Caithness - deadline for entries approaches
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.  
15/10/2016
North and West Caithness Ploughing Association 27th Annual Ploughing MatchThumbnail for article : North and West Caithness Ploughing Association 27th Annual Ploughing Match
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.  
15/10/2016
Delivering flexible childcare
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.  
15/10/2016
Specialist service for victims of violence
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.  
14/10/2016
Hi-Scot Credit Union Celebrates 10 YearsThumbnail for article : Hi-Scot Credit Union Celebrates 10 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.  
14/10/2016
Library In Thurso Raising Funds To Improve Its ServiceThumbnail for article : Library In Thurso Raising Funds To Improve Its Service
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..  
11/10/2016
Schools rise to reading challengeThumbnail for article : Schools rise to reading challenge
Children embrace love of books.   More than 1,000 schools across Scotland have signed up to an initiative to get children reading for pleasure.  
11/10/2016
World Porridge Day
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.  
11/10/2016
World gender equality
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.  
6/10/2016
Thurso litter bustersThumbnail for article : Thurso litter busters
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.  
6/10/2016
Young Mums Group - Thurso and WickThumbnail for article : Young Mums Group - Thurso and Wick
Take look at what is on offer and think about joining in..  
5/10/2016
Highland Countryside Rangers gear up for extra events in OctoberThumbnail for article : Highland Countryside Rangers gear up for extra events in October
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.  
5/10/2016
Parents urged to get 2-5 year olds ready to fight fluThumbnail for article : Parents urged to get 2-5 year olds ready to fight flu
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.  
1/10/2016
CAITHNESS FIELD CLUB PROGRAMME 2016-17
Sunday 2 October 2016 Walk for Highland Archaeology Festival Seeking hut circles using Li.  Dar images - Geoff Leet to lead.  
26/9/2016
North MSP asks Government what action they are taking to protect batsThumbnail for article : North MSP asks Government what action they are taking to protect bats
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.  
25/9/2016
Loch Ness Knit Fest - Four Days International CraftingThumbnail for article : Loch Ness Knit Fest - Four Days International Crafting
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.  
23/9/2016
Your cash your Caithness
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.  
22/9/2016
Highland Independent Councillors Launch New Web SiteThumbnail for article : Highland Independent Councillors Launch New Web Site
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.  
19/9/2016
North MSP raises concerns about NHS 24 service
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.