This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6. Early in the 20th century, Italian-owned cafes, ice cream parlours and chip shops spread through- out Scotland, run by enterprising immigrants, who saw Scotland as a land of opportunity, at a time when work was scarce in their own country.
Great day out for all the family. 6 and 7th April 2019.
A popular resource for pregnant women and their families has been updated to include the latest information on perinatal mental health support. A refreshed edition of Scotland's ‘Ready Steady Baby' publication was launched today by Minister for Public Health Joe FitzPatrick.
All users of play parks in Wick are invited to a meeting to discuss setting up groups to assist with maintenance and improvement of play parks in Wick. 30th March 2019.
Teachers from nearly 70 per cent of Scottish schools have signed up for BT tech literacy programme. A programme to help teachers bring computer science to life in the classroom has already reached nearly 70 per cent of Scotland's primary schools, according to new figures.
RSPB Scotland is excited to announce entries are now open for the prestigious Nature of Scotland Awards co-sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage. The awards are a celebration of people, projects, and organisations who have had wonderful achievements in conservation thanks to their passion and dedication.
The kids at Noss dressed up as characters from their favourite books on World Book Day. MORE PHOTOS.
The Samaritans branch in Thurso has been chosen for a visit by long-distance cyclist, Steve Johnson, as he rides 1,600 miles from Hastings, in Sussex, to the charity's most northern branch - Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. Steve is seeking to recruit additional Samaritans volunteers and to raise funds for the charity.
People living in The Highland Council area can now find out how to foster and adopt in the comfort of their own homes. Alison Gordon, Highland Council's Fostering and Adoption Resource Manager explained: "We have created this website to try to make it easier for anyone living in the Highlands who is considering fostering or adoption and we have tried to make the process of applying easier.
The Play Talk Read bus is coming to Thurso and Wick. "The Play, Talk, Read campaign highlights how the first few years represent a golden opportunity for us to give our children the best possible start in life.
More than £50 million is to be spent on improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The new money will provide access to treatment for an additional 11,000 women who experience mental health problems during and after their pregnancy.
Consultation starts on delivering a fairer system. Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville today asked for views as she launched a consultation on delivering fairer Disability Assistance benefits.
A Caithness MS support charity has been awarded £30,000, the maximum award, by the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund. The MS Therapy Centre Wick was given the money to help refurbish its premises in Braehead and create a new community wellbeing hub.
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Caithness Older People's Get-Together Facilitated by Highland Senior Citizens Network & Age Scotland Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 10.30am - 2pm (lunch from 1pm) The Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7AA Please join us for the Caithness Older People's Groups Get-together; giving older people, representatives from older people's groups and organisations supporting older people, the opportunity to come together in Caithness to share news, discuss common interests, get information about activities and services, and plan future developments. We would like to invite you/members of your group to come along to the next gathering, which will take place on Tuesday 2nd April at The Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso.
Vintage Tractors At Caithness County Show 2018 now added to the Transport section. See the Photo Gallery link above..
Scarlet fever is a seasonal bacterial illness that is common at this time of year, mainly affects children, and is easily treated with antibiotics. The latest report by Public Health England (PHE) shows that 6,316 cases of scarlet fever have been reported since mid-September 2018, compared to an average of 6,680 for the same period over the last 5 years.
The fund is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and administered by Dounreay in association with the Dounreay Stakeholder Group. Community organisations or charities that benefit people in Caithness and North Sutherland may be eligible for assistance from the Dounreay Communities Fund.
How it works Help to Save is a type of savings account. It allows certain people entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1 they save over 4 years.
Talks have taken place on the possibility of reopening Thurso's Caithness Horizons which closed last week due to financial problems. The operators of the museum and art gallery said increasing running costs and reduced income had made the running of the site "unsustainable".