Caithness as we all know is surrounded on two sides by the sea. Unless you take to the sea you will miss much of what is around us.
The weather cleared away the mist and the Wick Gala 2016 saw a great parade with amazing costumes. See over 500 photo in the galery above.
Princess Marina tested before it heads for Wick many years ago..
The four turbines bound for Lochend Wind Farm at Barrock, Caithness have been unloaded at Wick Harbour awaiting transportation. Lochend Wind Farm comprises 4 x 2300Kw Wind Turbines With A Height To Tip Of 99.5M, Height Hub Of 64M, Rotor Diameter Of 71M.
Cattle Aberdeen-Angus: Champion - B and J Mackay, of Skitten, Wick, with Balmachie Roderick, a thee-year-old bull sired by Balmachie Benvorlick. Beef Shorthorn: J Campbell and Co, of Todholes, Thurso, with Ballylinney Daisy, a 17-month-old daughter of Podehole Edward.
The 175th Caithness County Show got off to a wonderful Saturday morning and rain only came in by the afternoon. Nothing could stop the event by then.
Wick's Pipe Band Week finished on a rather damp note on Saturday. Rain had threatened all day and finally came around teatime and continued relentlessly.
For a second year the Latheron Show was mostly held in Lybster with the horse over at Halkirk. The field usually used was too wet and it was decided to move to Lybster where events took place using the hall, bowling club and golf course..
Check out these Ranger events in July. Sunday July 10, 2016 10.00am - 12.30pm Crabs at Keiss Discover life below the waves with meat eating predators & exciting rock pool life.
Wick: Thursday 28th July 2016 Transitions from children's to adult's services - For Parents and Practitioners - two events. Venue: Wick Youth Club 11 Lower Dunbar St Wick Time: 9:45 - 12:45 Date: 28th July 2016 We can also offer this session on the same date in the evening if needed.
Inverness Campus is to become home to the Kelpies maquettes as part of their world tour helping to promote Scotland as a visitor destination. The Kelpie maquettes are 1:10 scale models of the world famous Kelpies sculpture - two 100 foot high horses' heads situated in Falkirk, and will be at Inverness Campus from Thursday 7th to Saturday 23rd July.
Scotland's butterfly population continues to have winners and losers in the face of climate change and habitat loss, the latest Scottish Biodiversity Indicator has reported. The majority of Scottish butterflies can be conveniently classed as ‘specialists' or ‘generalists.' Scotland's specialist butterflies have declined by 67% since 1979.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is inviting views on plans to protect some of our most important coastal areas for marine birds. A public consultation launched today (Monday) by SNH on behalf of Scottish Government is asking people to comment on a suite of proposed Special Protection Areas (pSPAs).
The hills of Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & the Trossachs are alive with the sound of celebration. 38 Degrees celebrates Campaign for National Parks 80th Anniversary at Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
The Wheelsforgood Community Fund Wheelsforgood aims to give something back to the community by helping out worthy causes related to wheels, transport or the motor industry. Since its launch in 2009 the fund has helped out loads of people and organisations around the country.
Applications are now open for a new £2 million fund giving communities the opportunity to vote on how money is spent in their area. The £2 million Community Choices Fund will be targeted at work in deprived areas, and for the first time community groups as well as all public authorities, including local authorities, will be able to apply for funding to organise their own Community Choices budgeting events.
The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries. The aim of the fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions.
Start-up Grants can help in the early stages of planning your activities. If your group isn't formally constituted yet, our funding can help you put in place the governance structure that's right for you.
Community Food and Health (Scotland) has two funding opportunities available for groups and agencies in Scotland that wish to improve access to, and take up of, a healthy, varied and balanced diet. You can apply for either or both of these.
The Trust operates two grant programmes: the main grant programme and the small grant programme. The main grant programme has a minimum grant level of £4,000.