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24/1/2018
How Many Calories in a Burn's Supper and Ways to Burn Them Off!Thumbnail for article : How Many Calories in a Burn's Supper and Ways to Burn Them Off!
On average there are 1,303 calories in one helping of your Burn's night feast (but then who ever has just one helping?.   Discover the calorie breakdown of the main components of a Burn's supper and some inventive ways to burn your way through it! Haggis Calorie Count: 100g of haggis is ~285 calories This is predominantly made up from the high fat content.  
24/1/2018
Laurandy Day Care Centre Gets Local Funds BoostThumbnail for article : Laurandy Day Care Centre Gets Local Funds Boost
Laurandy Day Care Centre held a fund-raiser day at Tesco , Wick and raised £526.29 at Tesco on Saturday 20th January 2018.   Chairman of Laurandy Day Care Centre, Bill Fernie said,"We thank the public once again for their generosity.  
24/1/2018
CAPTAIN JOHN LEGGETT, BORN 16.01.1943 CROYDON, SURREY: DIED 15.12.2017 ABERDEENThumbnail for article : CAPTAIN JOHN LEGGETT, BORN 16.01.1943 CROYDON, SURREY: DIED 15.12.2017 ABERDEEN
CAPTAIN JOHN LEGGETT, BORN 16.01.1943 CROYDON, SURREY: DIED 15.12.2017 ABERDEEN.   MARINE SUPERINTENDENT AT THE FLOTTA NORTH SEA OIL TERMINAL, SCAPA FLOW, ORKNEY : CONSULTANT ON PROJECT FOR INDIA'S FIRST 'LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS' (LNG) IMPORT TERMINAL ON GULF OF KHAMBAT, GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA.  
22/1/2018
Your Cash Your Caithness 2018 - Projects short-listed for public voteThumbnail for article : Your Cash Your Caithness 2018 - Projects short-listed for public vote
Following the Your Cash Your Caithness initial bidding process, 19 projects now have a chance to put their idea to the public vote.  There is £15,000 on offer with applications received totalling £25,545.  
14/1/2018
The Mill At John O'Groats - Survey To Gather Public ViewsThumbnail for article : The Mill At John O'Groats - Survey To Gather Public Views
Last Day To Complete the Survey.   THE BURNING QUESTION...  
29/12/2017
Wick Hogmanay Street PartyThumbnail for article : Wick Hogmanay Street Party
Market Square, Wick to welcome 2018.   Live stream on the night from about 10.30pm at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bZUqwTfZLGf.  
29/12/2017
Thurso Hogmanay Street PartyThumbnail for article : Thurso Hogmanay Street Party
10.00pm - 1.00am at St John Square, Thurso..  
27/12/2017
PERMANENT EXTENSION TO BLUE BADGE SCHEME CRITERIAThumbnail for article : PERMANENT EXTENSION TO BLUE BADGE SCHEME CRITERIA
Cognitive improvements to be included in Blue Badge scheme The disabled person's parking badge pilot, which was launched in April 2016, has been made permanent by the Scottish Government.   The eligibility criteria were revised and extended under a pilot to allow carers and relatives of people who pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic to apply for a disabled person's parking badge, provided they meet the criteria.  
27/12/2017
Put your best foot forward
Scots are being urged to start their New Year's resolutions early and pledge to walk for 15 minutes a day, as the country takes steps towards becoming the world's first Daily Mile nation.   Earlier this year the Scottish Government wrote to workplaces, schools, nurseries, colleges and universities encouraging people to walk, jog or run a mile every day - and has today published guidance for early learning and childcare services on how the Daily Mile can become an integral part of younger children's early learning and development.  
21/12/2017
Festive Workers At Dounreay Pledge £10k To Good CausesThumbnail for article : Festive Workers At Dounreay Pledge £10k To Good Causes
Generous workers at Dounreay have pledged a staggering £10,000 to good causes in the run up to Christmas.   Caithness Foodbank received a welcome boost this week when a cheque for £3,225 was handed over after donations were collected during the site's festive lunches.  
17/12/2017
Town and County Hospital Christmas Memory Tree - Carols Round The Tree 6.30 - 7.00pmThumbnail for article : Town and County Hospital Christmas Memory Tree - Carols Round The Tree 6.30 - 7.00pm
Come along on Monday evening 18 December at 6.30pm for a short singing of carols led by the Rev John Nugent.   Bring a bauble to hang on the tree.  
15/12/2017
Council calls for responsible dog ownershipThumbnail for article : Council calls for responsible dog ownership
The Highland Council's Environmental Health Service, working with Police Scotland, would like to remind all dog owners it is the owners' responsibility to ensure that their dogs are kept under control at all times and not causing alarm, or fear to any person or animal.   The Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 requires dog owners to ensure that their dogs cannot cause other people to be apprehensive that they that they themselves, or any other person, or animal might be harmed.  
15/12/2017
More Caithness From The AirThumbnail for article : More Caithness From The Air
Great footage from Stevie Bruce..  
14/12/2017
Residents Urged to Remember to Recycle this ChristmasThumbnail for article : Residents Urged to Remember to Recycle this Christmas
Highland Council residents are being asked to remember to recycle as much waste as possible over the festive period.   Christmas cards, paper wrapping paper, paper packaging, cardboard, paper, food tins, drinks cans, envelopes, food and drink cartons, aerosols and clean plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays can all be recycled in your blue bin.  
10/12/2017
Christmas Tree DisplayThumbnail for article : Christmas Tree Display
The annual display of Christmas Trees at St Fergus church, Wick by community groups has grown to its largest yet.   Several groups had people on hand to explain what their groups do and what a huge variety there was even though there are many more groups out there.  
9/12/2017
Public Meeting to explore opportunity for Community Development Trust for Thurso and DistrictThumbnail for article : Public Meeting to explore opportunity for Community Development Trust for Thurso and District
Over the last year, a growing momentum of change is perceived to be developing.  New councillors have been appointed in Thurso and District Ward, Thurso Town Improvements Association have been leading on new events for the area and Pay It Forward Thurso has been recruiting volunteers for community led activities.  
Wick High Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoorsThumbnail for article : Wick High Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors
Two high school pupils have created an app designed to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors more often.  Mari-Ann Ganson and Ellora James, who are both 17, created Envirocache for an apps competition.  
7/12/2017
Thurso Panto Cancelled Tonight Thursday 7 December
Message From Thurso Players.   Due to the weather/Health and Safety reasons, the Thurso High School is shut today which means that unfortunately tonight's performance of the Thurso Players pantomime has had to be cancelled.  
5/12/2017
Wick Hogmanay Street Party Fund RaiserThumbnail for article : Wick Hogmanay Street Party Fund Raiser
See poster.  
2/12/2017
Caithness Heart Support Group's coffee morning -Saturday 2 December 10.00am - MiddayThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group's coffee morning -Saturday 2 December 10.00am - Midday
GETTING some last-minute practice in, before Caithness Heart Support Group's coffee morning at the Norseman Hotel, Wick, tomorrow (December 2).   The group's vice chairman, Noel Donaldson, will be playing a mix of festive favourites and carols.