First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited V&A Dundee this week to celebrate over 10,000 people taking part in free family workshops since the museum opened. The First Minister also met with Home-Start Dundee, a local charity which supports families with young children through a range of issues including post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems and bereavement.
James Mowat Simpson, born isle of Stroma 05.04.1928: died 02.06.2019 in Wick, Caithness. Jimmy Simpson, the Laird of Stroma, died at the age of 91 on June 2nd, 2019 at the Town & County Hospital, in Wick, Caithness, after a lengthy illness.
More than 14,000 applications for Best Start Grant have been received in a week, following the launch of the new School Age Payment. Social Security Scotland uses a single application process for these payments so families can apply for a number of Best Start Grant Payments in one form.
Labour MSP Rhoda Grant is still pushing for more to be done for pregnant women in Caithness. An MSP is renewing her call for a full risk assessment to be carried out on the methods of transporting pregnant women to hospital from Caithness to Inverness after receiving an edited version of an investigation into the birth of twin babies, born 50 miles apart.
Parents and carers with children attending a Highland school are being asked to participate in a Parental Involvement and Engagement (PIE) Census. Through the census the Scottish Government is seeking to collate comparable data nationally based on a set of questions that all local authorities have been asked to share with families.
The Good Morning Scotland programme broadcast on Saturday 8th June 2019 picks upon the recent prediction for huge population decrease in Caithness and the north of Scotland that will happen in the next few years. A few things that are wrong - Solutions?.
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.
See the poster. School's Out activities online now http://www.myhighlife.co.uk/sap/.
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.
5pm, Tuesday 4th June 2019. Pulteney Centre, Wick.
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.
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.
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.
A walk with the Rangers to see the village. See poster for details and how to book.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Wednesday 12th June, 10am-1.30pm. Pulteney Centre, Wick.
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.