Three reports have been published following a year long project co-ordinated by Caithness Voluntary Group. The reports cover Thurso, Wick and rural Caithness.
Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of £10,000.00, forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Sunday 2nd February 2020. £10,000.00 of funding is available to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.
The Highland Council took receipt of £9,497 from the old Caithness Partnership earlier in 2019 on condition that these funds were set aside and used in a Your Cash Your Caithness funding event. The Highland Council have topped this amount up to £10,000 now to let the local community once again decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.
Applications open from 21st January 2020. Local charities and good causes are being encouraged to apply for funding of over £3 million that has been raised by the players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Early in the morning 19 January 2020 Annie Rose WK889 suffered a burst pipe whilst out fishing, causing the vessel to be inoperable. Karen Jane WK36 came to her aid and safely towed her into Scrabster Harbour..
Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2018 Articles now added at the link above Caithness Field Club Summer Programme 2018 - See below Field Club Activities during 2017 (by Tony Bradford) Botanical Report 2017 (by Francis and Margaret Higgins) Ranger Wildlife Notes 2017 (by Paul Castle) Strathmore Flora (contributed by Keith Gerry) Allan's Reminiscences (by Allan Abernethy) Place-names - Nottingham and Snottergill Burn (by George Watson) St Donnan - Patron Saint (by Audrey Munro) Thusater Dig (by Caithness Broch Project) Caithness Field Club Trips (by Anna Rogalski) Heads of Heroes (by Geoff Leet) Tale of a Carriage (by Tony Bradford).
The photos by John Hay are from the 2020 Caithness Maritime Calendar showing some of the many boats either working locally or visiting. See all 12 in the Photo Gallery above.
Families can now enrol children for funded places for August. A nationwide public information campaign is encouraging families to enrol their children for funded early learning and childcare ahead of a major expansion this summer.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has thanked compassionate community volunteers who are helping those facing hunger in Scotland. Ms Sturgeon was in Kinross to express her gratitude to Broke not Broken, a volunteer-led project, which runs a food bank and advice hub offering people support before they end up in a crisis situation.
There will be two meetings on Wednesday 22 January 2020, one in the afternoon and another in the evening. Hopefully people can make one or the other.
With expert guidance from the crew of Pentland Ferries "Alfred" this lorry safely loads onto the ferry at Gills Harbour, Caithness, today (9 January 2019), for her crossing to St Margarets Hope. Sea swells were evident, making the job even harder & causing the ferry to be delayed.
In the second year of running in the SQA's Award in Cyber Security Fundamentals Wick High is delighted that 37 S3 pupils received the award. After spending two months learning about cyber security threats and how to defend against them, pupils sat an exam that covered both the theory and practical elements of the course.
Wickers are being asked to help develop designs ideas to help improve the High Street. Launched in October 2019, the Wick Street Design Project is a partnership project between Sustrans Scotland, The Highland Council, Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council and Local Councillors working on an ambitious collaborative project to re-design Wick High Street.
Adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene practices - to ‘Catch it. Bin it.
The government and animal welfare charities urge pet owners to microchip their cats and dogs this New Year. The government and leading animal welfare charities are urging pet owners to microchip their cats and dogs this New Year, to give them the best chance at being reunited if their pet gets lost or strays.
15 January 2020 Wick Heritage Museum Join us for Day 1 of the Wick Street Design Festival to celebrate Wick's heritage. Free refreshments will be provided.
See the poster for the meeting dates in 2020..
The Flow Country is one of our last wild places, stretching across Caithness and Sutherland in the far north of Scotland. And it's a crucial spot in the battle against climate change - on the best and biggest peatland of its type in the world.