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Marymas Fayre 2017Thumbnail for article : Marymas Fayre 2017
Maymas Fayre at Dunnet was held on 26 August 2017.   This modern reminder of Fayres of the past is the last that ran in Caithness and were huge events in the days before travel was easier.  
Do You Want An Experience? - Try A Bat Night At Castle Of MeyThumbnail for article : Do You Want An Experience? - Try A Bat Night At Castle Of Mey
Try something different in September.  Check out the bats at Castle of Mey.  
Reay and District Gardening Club 40th Horticultural Show 2017Thumbnail for article : Reay and District Gardening Club 40th Horticultural Show 2017
See photos from the Reay Gardening Club annual show..  
Triangle Of Care & Carers Rights With Kathleen Taylor
12 Sptermber 2017 at 6.30pm Cafe Tempest, Thurso Do you care for someone with dementia or mental health issues? Do you know your rights as an unpaid carer? Does your cared for person know their rights too? Kathleen Taylor (Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland) will be in Thurso to outline the Triangle of Care, Carers Rights, the work of the Welfare Commission and give a brief explanation about the difference between Power of Attorney and Guardianship.   This will be an informative and interesting event and one we would recommend to all carers in Caithness looking after someone with dementia or mental health issues.  
New Care Model Not Yet Achieving Its Full PotentialThumbnail for article : New Care Model Not Yet Achieving Its Full Potential
New ways of offering people more choice and control over their social care can make a real difference but further work is needed to ensure everyone can benefit, says a report out today.   Since 2014 councils have been responsible for implementing Self-directed Support (SDS), which offers people more choices around their support and how it is managed.  
NOSCA Nippers - Check out for Child Care in WickThumbnail for article : NOSCA Nippers - Check out for Child Care in Wick
If you are looking for Child Care in Wick take a look at NOSCA Nippers.   See a larger poster HERE.  
Picking up prize money is ‘childs' play'Thumbnail for article : Picking up prize money is ‘childs' play'
Winners of the Highland Council's Play Improvement Group annual Highland Play Award were in Inverness today (Wed 23 August 2017) to receive £1000 towards their children’s play project.   Badenoch and Strathspey-based "Roots and Shoots" were at the Council’s People Committee to receive their prize money from Cllr Alasdair Christie, Chair of the People Committee and Sandra Harrington, Chair of the Play Improvement Group.  
Cats Protection outlines simple steps to keep puss happily purring throughout the year
Cats Protection has outlined a series of steps which can be taken to help keep felines safe throughout the year.   Although cats often enjoy exploring, their curiosity can lead them into trouble.  
All The Stations Pair Arrive At Wick After 104 DaysThumbnail for article : All The Stations Pair Arrive At Wick After 104 Days
Vikkie Pipe and Geoff Marshall have spent 104 days travelling to every station in Britain.   They have videos all along their route and kept up an endless stream of photos and contacts on social media.  
From what our newest MPs did after winning their seat - to who they'd like to win Love Island - no subject is off limits.   Meet the MPs is an ambitious online series which will introduce the colourful new personalities who have recently joined Westminster's green benches following June's General Election.  
Children In Need Funding Advice Event
Children In Need is holding a funding information event in Wick at the Pulteney Centre, Tuesday 22nd August, 2-3pm.  Janet Morton, national officer for Children in Need will be there to talk about their grants programmes and answer any questions.  
Scotland's Baby Box available nationwideThumbnail for article : Scotland's Baby Box available nationwide
All babies in Scotland due from today (15 August 2017) will be gifted a box full of essential items aimed at tackling inequality and promoting health.   The boxes are a strong signal of the Scottish Government's determination that every child, regardless of their circumstances should get the best start in life.  
Bats At Thrumster NightThumbnail for article : Bats At Thrumster Night
If you want to find out more about bats in Caithness you could not do better than head to Thrumster Woodlands with the Rangers.   You might be surprised how many there are and where you can find them.  
Gold Panning Day With Rangers - You Never Know What You Can FindThumbnail for article : Gold Panning Day With Rangers  - You Never Know What You Can Find
The gravels and sediments of the Kildonan Burn are salted with small concentrations of gold in the form of tiny granular flecks, and the very occasional little nuggets sometimes combined with quartz.   The Helmsdale river valley offers a sheltered and pleasant route to the banks of the Kildonan Burn, signposted as Baile-An-0r, the Gaelic translation of Town of gold.  
Sandside - New PhotosThumbnail for article : Sandside - New Photos
A new set of photos from Sandside, Caithness.   See the photo gallery link above..  
Ranger Events Until October
Sunday August 20, 2017; 11am - 1pm Gold Panning, Kildonan, Sutherland The Kildonan rush may be over but try your luck searching for gold and garnet stones in the beautiful Kildonan strath.  Please bring welly boots/midge repellent.  
Caithness Community Partnership
The next Caithness Community Partnership Meeting is Friday 18th August 2017 in the Drill Hall Castletown at 6pm.   AGENDA 1.  
A Walk Around ReayThumbnail for article : A Walk Around Reay
A few photos from walk around Reay on Saturday 12th August 2017.  See the photo gallery - link above..  
Back to school with award winning mealsThumbnail for article : Back to school with award winning meals
Highland Parents are being urged to ditch the packed lunch and give their children great Food for Life Highland Council has achieved the Soil Association's Silver and Bronze Food for Life Served Here award for serving fresh and healthy meals in Highland schools and nurseries.  The Silver award schools and nurseries are Cradlehall, Drakies, Holm, Lochaline, Rosebank and Smithton while all other schools and nurseries have the Bronze Award.  
Halkirk Highland Games 2017Thumbnail for article : Halkirk Highland Games 2017
See photos in the Photo Gallery - link above..