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Wick High School Pupils Help With Noss Forest ProjectThumbnail for article : Wick High School Pupils Help With Noss Forest Project
You may have heard of the excellent work being undertaken in Noss Forest by a team of volunteers to tidy up and develop the area for use as an outdoor learning venue.  Mr Aitken, who is a leading member of this project team, has recently taken three high school pupils to the site to help with the work on a weekly basis.  
Come to The Gathering 2019 - - Free for Third SectorThumbnail for article : Come to The Gathering 2019 - - Free for Third Sector
What is The Gathering? Organised every year by SCVO, The Gathering is the largest free third sector event in the UK, a place for all the amazing people working in the sector to network, showcase what they do and learn from each other.   With a bustling marketplace with over 100 exhibitors, and a packed programme featuring more than 70 workshops, seminars and training sessions over two days, it's also a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the third sector in Scotland to come along and get involved.  
Regulator reminds late charities to submit informationThumbnail for article : Regulator reminds late charities to submit information
The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) would like to remind charities of the importance of complying with their annual reporting duties.   A charity has to provide annual reports and accounts by sending OSCR: a statement of accounts a trustees' annual report and an external scrutiny report.  
Diabetes Scotland launches a series of grassroots events calling for local action to tackle the defining health crisis of our time.   With almost 300,000* people living with diabetes in Scotland and over 500,000 at risk of developing Type 2, the condition is the defining health crisis of our time.  
Firework Safety ConsultationThumbnail for article : Firework Safety Consultation
Public consultation seeks views on steps to tackle their misuse.   The use and regulation of fireworks is the focus of a public consultation which aims to ensure everyone can enjoy displays safely.  
Pastime From Past TimesThumbnail for article : Pastime From Past Times
An exhibition at Castletown Heritage.  
Staxigoe to Reiss Cliff Top Guided WalkThumbnail for article : Staxigoe to Reiss Cliff Top Guided Walk
‘Staxigoe to Reiss' Cliff Top Guided Walk.  Saturday 23rd February 10.30am-3.00pm..  
The Community Empowerment Act - What's It All About?
It is a relatively new concept and might sound totally unfamiliar but there is plenty of information out there for anyone to look at.   Communities can changes things - they always do.  
Caithness defibrillator campaign group (cdcg) big donationThumbnail for article : Caithness defibrillator campaign group (cdcg) big donation
The Caithness Defibrillator Campaign Group (CDCG) would like to express their thanks to local couple John and Lorna Mackenzie for their most generous donation of £2,000 for the installation of a Public Access Defibrillator at Lieurary Hall.   John and Lorna said "We are glad to help as it will be very worthwhile and a great benefit to the local community hopefully it will never be needed but if it helps towards saving a life, then that would be the biggest reward to us." John and Lorna also thanked Billy Mitchell (Chairman CDCG) for arranging the purchase and installation through the Community Heartbeat Trust for them and thanked the group for all the hard work that goes towards such a worthwhile cause.  
Cafes in communities - survey
Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS) wants to hear from anyone involved in running a cafe in a local community (geographical or shared interest) run for local people and/or by local people.   In partnership with Senscot and cafe networks across Scotland, CFHS wants to highlight the contribution that cafes make in supporting communities' health and wellbeing, and find out what would help make sure cafes in communities are, and continue to be, seen as valuable assets and sustainable.  
Community Workshop in CastletownThumbnail for article : Community Workshop in Castletown
What's it all about - the serious stuff.   The Aspiring Communities Fund helps enable community bodies and third sector organisations in our most deprived and fragile communities to develop and deliver long-term local solutions that address local priorities and needs, increase active inclusion.  
Hi-Viz Vests Free To Clubs and Groups in Caithness
Specsavers in Wick have been in touch to say they have a lots of Hi-Viz vest free for any local groups, schools or clubs Their are adult and kids sizes available.   "Previously we have given them to some local schools and clubs but we still have lots left.  
Appeal for healthcare professionals to become diabetes Clinical Champions for Scotland
Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals from all over Scotland to lead improvements in diabetes care.  The charity is searching for consultants, nurses, GPs, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists and psychologists to take part in its Clinical Champions programme.  
Third Sector Grant Cuts Biting Hard
In 2018, The Highland Council agreed a review of all third sector funding contracts moving forward.  This is to ensure that in a time of reducing public sector resource, any funding for third sector services should be allocated within Service Level Agreements, to meet identified needs, with measurable outcomes and providing best value for public money.  
Thurso Community Fridge - You Can Help Give This Fund -raiser a wee pushThumbnail for article : Thurso Community Fridge - You Can Help Give This Fund -raiser a wee push
We're looking to establish a Community Fridge in Thurso - but we need you help to do it! There are currently 32 Community Fridges across the UK and their numbers are growing.  A Community Fridge is open to all and it's key aim is to minimise food waste in a community.  
Where are the Defibrilators in Caithness? - See the list.Thumbnail for article : Where are the Defibrilators in Caithness? - See the list.
list attached.   No LOCATION ACCESS 1 BERRIEDALE - Berriedale Portland Estate Office KW7 6HE Public Access 24/7 2 BOWER - Subsea 7 Hastigrow Fabrication Facility KW1 4TP Public Access 24/7 3 BRIDGE of WESTER - Subsea 7 Wester Site, KW1 4UR Public Access 24/7.  
Caithness Defibrillator Campaign Group (CDCG) Latest Map & List of AEDs in CaithnessThumbnail for article : Caithness Defibrillator Campaign Group (CDCG) Latest Map & List of AEDs in Caithness
Latest location map of defibrillators in Caithness..  
Your Cash Your Caithness - Everyone Wins - Big Surprise For EveryoneThumbnail for article : Your Cash Your Caithness - Everyone Wins - Big Surprise For Everyone
On Saturday 26th January 2019 the Your Cash Your Caithness event was held in front of packed auditorium at the Pulteney Centre in Wick.   Once again 22 Caithness community groups made presentations with questions from the audience about their many and varied projects listed below.  
New website - Proudly Supporting Those Who ServeThumbnail for article : New website - Proudly Supporting Those Who Serve
A new website was launched today (Thursday 24 January 2019) in Highland at Highland Council Council's headquarters which aims to support members of the Armed Forces community in Moray and Highland.   Convener of The Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban welcomed the launch of the website which was created by Highland and Moray Councils.  
Partnership with the Third Sector
A paper presented to the Highland council Care Learning and Housing committee on 24 January 2018 showcased some of the work for children and families by the Third sector.   The debate and presentation can be viewed on the council web casting section later today and for one year.