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Caithness Community Partnership - Meeting Wednesday 21st November 2018
The next Meeting of the Caithness Community Partnership Will take place on Wednesday 21st November 2018 at The Pentland Hotel, Thurso 2pm - 4pm Caithness Community Partnership is led by the five statutory bodies; Highlands and Island Enterprise, Police Scotland, Highland Council, Scottish Fire and Rescue Services and NHS Highland.  They work alongside other agencies organisations and local communities to deliver community planning for Caithness.  
School award aims to prevent substance misuse in Highland
The Highland Council, and the Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership launch their "Substance Aware School Award" this Alcohol Awareness Week 19th - 23rd November 2018.  The award aims to recognise and reward consistent, ongoing approaches to prevent substance use among young people across the Highlands.  
Over £300,000 Flag Funding Still Available In Highland & Moray Fishing Communities
Businesses and organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding through the Highland & Moray Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) as part of the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund.   Funding can be used to support a wide range of projects that will boost the local economy and create jobs within the fishing, aquaculture and maritime industries including tourism and seafood sectors.  
Santa doesn't visit every house - Caithness FM Toy AppealThumbnail for article : Santa doesn't visit every house - Caithness FM Toy Appeal
That's right, Santa doesn’t deliver presents to everyone.   There are some children in Caithness who will wake up on Christmas morning with no gifts to open.  
Scottish Government Launches People, Not Profit Campaign To Support The Scottish Credit Unions SectorThumbnail for article : Scottish Government Launches People, Not Profit Campaign To Support The Scottish Credit Unions Sector
The ‘People, Not Profit' credit unions campaign has been launched by Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government today (Wednesday 14 November 2018), as results of a new survey reveal that one in five (20%) people in Scotland have not heard of a credit union.   The launch was held at the Capital credit union in Edinburgh during Talk Money Scotland Week (12-18 November 2018).  
Caithness Horizons go Christmas Crazy
Featuring over 30 local crafters over two days, the Christmas Mega Market at Caithness Horizons is sure to get you in the festive spirit and will include gifts and present ideas from jewellery and candles, to gin, chocolate and cheese!.   This market gives visitors the opportunity to purchase high quality, handmade pieces at a range of prices to suit any budget from local artists and crafters including Ice and Fire Distillery, Donaldson's Designs, Tartan at Heart and many other wonderful local arts and crafts.  
Children In Scotland Treating Their Way To A Health TimebombThumbnail for article : Children In Scotland Treating Their Way To A Health Timebomb
CHILDREN in Scotland are eating more their recommended daily sugar intake - in sweet treats alone.   Research to mark Sugar Awareness Week shows kids in Scotland are eating the equivalent of two-and-a-half 1kg bags of sugar a year just by going to friends' birthday parties.  
1 Day Leadership Workshop - Caithness - Social Enterprise AcademyThumbnail for article : 1 Day Leadership Workshop - Caithness - Social Enterprise Academy
All are welcome, age 16 plus with an interest / role in the third sector.  It's designed as a ‘starting point' for people new to leadership roles, or new to leadership learning.  
NHS Public Meeting Tonight - 6 November 2018 - at PPPThumbnail for article : NHS Public Meeting Tonight - 6 November 2018 - at PPP
NHS Public Meeting Tonight - 6 November 2018 - at PPP 7.00pm.  
Armistice 100 - St John's Wick
On 11 November 2018, 100 years since Armistice, bells will ring out in unison from churches and cathedrals in villages, towns and cities across the country.   As part of "Her Majesty's Government" ambition for Bells to ring out at 12.30pm on the 11th of November, to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice, which signalled the end of the First World War, a team of some of the Poltney Bell Ringers will join the congregation of St John's Scottish Episcopal Church, Moray Street, Wick on Sunday 11th November 2018.  
Your Cash Your Caithness - Deadline For Applications 2nd December 2018
Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £10,000.00 from their Ward Discretionary Budgets to let the local community once again decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.  Whether you 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 your imagination.  
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund AGM 6th November 2018Thumbnail for article : Caithness & North Sutherland Fund AGM 6th November 2018
The Caithness & North Sutherland community are invited to the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund.   7th Annual General Meeting which takes place on Tuesday 6th of November at 7pm.  
New Store B & M Opens At WickThumbnail for article : New Store B & M Opens At Wick
After a few weeks of preparations the new B & M Store has opened today 19th October 2018.   The store took over the premises vacated by Homebase that recently closed several stores around the UK.  
Sleep Scotland Encourages Exhausted Families in the Highlands and Islands to call their Free Sleep Support Phone Line
Sleep Scotland has recently rolled out a free telephone Support Line across Scotland to provide immediate help to parents and carers struggling with their children's and teenagers' sleep problems.   Now, with funding from the Big Lottery and Scottish Government, the charity is encouraging families in the Highlands, Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland to access telephone support from their experienced sleep advisors.  
Memorial Restoration Works Highlighted in lead up to Armistice Day
The Leader of The Highland Council has highlighted the excellent restoration work being done on war memorials across the Highlands using funding from the Council and the Scottish Governments Centenary War Memorial Restoration Fund which is administered by the Council.   Recently a rededication service was held in Dores following an ambitious project lead by the local community with support by the Council to restore their distinctive war memorial.  
Autumn Tips At Your Home Before Winter Really Gets Blowing
Winter will soon be on the way but there is still time to do some simple tasks to keep things safe.   Clean out the gutters Cleaning gutters helps keep rain flowing as it should, and can prevent damp problems.  
FarNorth Dancefest - 2nd - 4th November 2018Thumbnail for article : FarNorth Dancefest - 2nd - 4th November 2018
On the 2nd to the 4th of November 2018, Thurso Come Dancing are hosting the first ever "FarNorth Dancefest".   We are bringing 4 teachers from the Inverness area to 4 venues in Thurso to run simultaneous workshops for a weekend extravaganza.  
Inverness Botanic Gardens Celebrates 25th AnniversaryThumbnail for article : Inverness Botanic Gardens Celebrates 25th Anniversary
A much loved local attraction celebrated its 25th Anniversary last night when members of the team that shaped the development of High Life Highland's Inverness Botanic Gardens and Nursery joined guests to mark the 25th anniversary of the gardens.   Mike Hann, the original creator of the gardens gave a talk outlining the development of the garden and how his plans have taken shape in the 25 years since the inception of the site accompanied by a series of illuminating historic pictures highlighting the journey.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Fund Awards £50,000 To Community ProjectsThumbnail for article : Caithness And North Sutherland Fund Awards £50,000 To Community Projects
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund has recently committed over £50,000 to six community projects in its latest round of grant awards.   Jim MacGregor, CNSFund Chair said, ‘'Our latest funding investment supports improvements to historic and cultural visitor points of interest, village festivities, tourism development, watersports events and young people initiatives.  
Step change required to tackle young people's mental healthThumbnail for article : Step change required to tackle young people's mental health
A big increase in young people being referred to mental health services and longer waiting times are signs of a system under significant pressure, says a new report.   The Auditor General and the Accounts Commission have called for a step change in the way the public sector responds to the mental health needs of children and young people.