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Budding Engineers Crowdfunding to To Increase Children's Access to 3D Design and ArchitectureThumbnail for article : Budding Engineers Crowdfunding to To Increase Children's Access to 3D Design and Architecture
We are currently in the process of trying to raise enough money through crowdfunding for a 3D Community printer here in Caithness.  In addition we are also looking to purchase several Architectural Modelling Kits to introduce into Primary Education, some of these are available for children as young as 4 years.  
Ranger Events in June 2019Thumbnail for article : Ranger Events in June 2019
See the poster.   School's Out activities online now http://www.myhighlife.co.uk/sap/.  
4/6/2019
Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019
The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six library books during the long summer holiday.   This year's exciting theme is Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.  
3/6/2019
Caithness Community Planning Partnership - 5.00pm Tuesday 4th June
5pm, Tuesday 4th June 2019.  Pulteney Centre, Wick.  
Have You Got The Skills To Assist The Caithness Broch Project Reach Its GoalsThumbnail for article : Have You Got The Skills To Assist The Caithness Broch Project Reach Its Goals
Wanted: Volunteers with project and contract management skills and enthusiasm to join management committee of the Caithness Broch Project.   Computer literacy a must, interest in archaeology and/or heritage an advantage.  
31/5/2019
HomeStart Caithness Team Raising Fund In the Kilt WalkThumbnail for article : HomeStart Caithness Team Raising Fund In the Kilt Walk
The staff team at HomeStart Caithness are taking part in the Kilt Walk in Aberdeen to raise fund for the group that assists families and young children.   Sunday 2nd June 2019.  
29/5/2019
Highland on track to meet ELC expansion requirements by 2020
The national expansion of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) hours will see entitlement for three and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds increased from 600 to 1,140 hours per year from August 2020.   Every setting in Highland is being considered and assessed in preparation for full roll out in August 2020.  
28/5/2019
The Lost Village of BadryrieThumbnail for article : The Lost Village of Badryrie
A walk with the Rangers to see the village.   See poster for details and how to book.  
23/5/2019
Music Lessons From Pentland Music, Thurso To Anywhere OnlineThumbnail for article : Music Lessons From Pentland Music, Thurso To Anywhere Online
If you want to learn the Ukulele but can't find a teacher then you can now get lessons online from Pentland Music in Thurso via your computer.   If you live locally its easy enough perhaps to go in for a lesson but if you live way out in the countryside or in another place far away you may want to take advantage of the live online lessons on offer.  
23/5/2019
Miller Academy 1962 Class PhotoThumbnail for article : Miller Academy 1962 Class Photo
Jim Christie has sent this latest addition to the 1962 centenary photos listing.   We already have photos number A to Y so this one is Z.  
23/5/2019
A Walk Around Thurso On A Dreich DayThumbnail for article : A Walk Around Thurso On A Dreich Day
Yesterday was a kind of damp drizzly day but not wet enough to stop going for a wander around Thurso.   See the photo gallery link above..  
14/5/2019
Car Parking Warning Notices But Be Assured MobiLe Traffic Officers Will Hit HarderThumbnail for article : Car Parking Warning Notices But Be Assured MobiLe Traffic Officers Will Hit Harder
Parking Enforcement is coming to a street near you With the Decriminalisation of Parking Enforcement, and establishment of the Highland Council Parking Services in 2016, the local authority has committed to the roll-out of enforcement activities across all population centres in Highland.   2016 saw delivery in Inverness and Fort William and all Off Street Car Parks.  
14/5/2019
Is Your Group Looking For Funding Then Go To The INFORMATION EVENTThumbnail for article : Is Your Group Looking For Funding Then Go To The INFORMATION EVENT
Wednesday 12th June, 10am-1.30pm.  Pulteney Centre, Wick.  
Thurso Grows
Thurso Grows is at the start of their fanatic new project in Thurso funded by the Climate Challenge Fund.  I just wanted to send you an email to give you some information as what we are trying to achieve and how you may like to get involved.  
9/5/2019
Wick councillors announce follow-up meetings in town centre regeneration plan
Plans for a town centre regeneration in Wick have taken another step forward with the announcement of two further stakeholder meetings.   On Tuesday 28 May2019, town centre retailers are invited to join Ward 3 councillors and Highland Council officers for a workshop exploring some of the key themes identified during the first round of engagement, which took place on 16 May.  
7/5/2019
Community Market In Thurso 11th May 2019Thumbnail for article : Community Market In Thurso 11th May 2019
See poster for details..  
4/5/2019
McIvor and Allen Wood Chip Carvers of Castletown ExhibitionThumbnail for article : McIvor and Allen Wood Chip Carvers of Castletown Exhibition
The exhibition is now on at Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour road, Castlehill, Castletown.   From an earlier exhibition way back in 2001 we published a short history of chip carving in Castletown by James Dunster Photos from the 2001 exhibition can be seen HERE There are also photos of the building where the work was carried out - it sits on the main road through Castletown.  
Labour Party Visit To Caithness Hears About Third Sector and Health Issues From CHATThumbnail for article : Labour Party Visit To Caithness Hears About Third Sector and Health Issues From CHAT
A visit of the Labour Party Leader in Scotland Richard Leonard MSP accompanied by Rhoda Grant MSP heard from the third sector and Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) about problems arising to the community from changes to health provision and wide range of topics.   Roger Saxon the local Labour party organiser and Alan Tait from Caithness Voluntary Group facilitated the meeting at the Pulteney Centre in Wick.  
2/5/2019
Olrig House Castletown - Bluebell walkThumbnail for article : Olrig House Castletown - Bluebell walk
'Bluebell walk.' Enjoy a walking tour with the Head Gardener, Graham around the grounds of Olrig House, see the stunning bluebells and learn about some of the history and stories related to Olrig.  Tours will run throughout May on Friday and Saturday at the following times.  
2/5/2019
Missing Tabby cat from KeissThumbnail for article : Missing Tabby cat from Keiss
Just moved to Keiss and cat gone missing.   If anyone sees or finds the cat contact - Scott Russell-Roberts Phone-01955 631281.