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23/12/2019
A Special Santa Snooper Video: Christmas Eve test flight!Thumbnail for article : A Special Santa Snooper Video: Christmas Eve test flight!
Welcome to the Christmas Eve edition of emailSanta.com's Santa Snooper! Twas days before Christmas and at the North Pole, Santa was checking his Naughty / Nice scroll.  The elves came a' running (as fast as they can).  
20/12/2019
Two Caithness Residents Benefit From First Wind Farm Education And Training FundThumbnail for article : Two Caithness Residents Benefit From First Wind Farm Education And Training Fund
* Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Education & Training Fund created to benefit residents.   * First local beneficiaries to undertake qualifications in Kiltmaking and Accounting.  
20/12/2019
Highland partnership focuses the spotlight on preventing domestic abuse during festive seasonThumbnail for article : Highland partnership focuses the spotlight on preventing domestic abuse during festive season
For some Christmas is seen as a time to spend time with friends and family, but for survivors of domestic abuse, it can be an extremely difficult time of year.   It's too easy to think of domestic abuse as physical violence but it is very often so much more than that.  
19/12/2019
Lands End to John OGroats in Brussel SproutsThumbnail for article : Lands End to John OGroats in Brussel Sprouts
100 MILLION BRUSSEL SPROUTS AT RISK OF DUMPING THIS CHRISTMAS...   LETS #SAVEOURSPROUTS.  
19/12/2019
SCOTLAND'S MOST FESTIVE STREET NAMESThumbnail for article : SCOTLAND'S MOST FESTIVE STREET  NAMES
 Glasgow is home to the most festive street names  Scotland has just under 100 festive street names  Which Saint does Scotland love most? According to street names Right now, it may seem like everyone is in the festive spirit across the world, but how dedicated is Scotland to Christmas? Street names can be strange, fun and rude- but they can also be festive.   As Christmas is around the corner, Sellhousefast.uk did some digging to find out which area in Scotland is home to the most festive street names.  
19/12/2019
Which Christmas Film House Was Voted The Most IdealThumbnail for article : Which Christmas Film House Was Voted The Most Ideal
* The Home Alone house was voted as having the most ideal Christmas setup by 83% of participants.   * 23% of people believe The Nightmare Before Christmas house was an ideal Christmas set up.  
18/12/2019
Plunge In! The Coasts and Waters Community Fund
Scotland's Coasts and Waters will be showcased in 2020 with a themed year designed to inspire both visitors and locals to explore and experience our unrivalled shores, rivers, lochs and waterways.  Led by VisitScotland, the year aims to build on the momentum of previous themed years to celebrate and promote opportunities to experience and enjoy Scotland's fantastic coasts and waters, encouraging responsible engagement and participation.  
18/12/2019
Early learning and childcare
Almost 50,000 children are already benefiting from an expansion of funded early learning and childcare.   From August 2020, the amount of funded learning and care for three and four-year-olds, and eligible two-year-olds, is being nearly doubled from 600 hours a year to 1,140 hours.  
16/12/2019
ChristingleThumbnail for article : Christingle
Wednesday 18th December .  4.00pm..  
9/12/2019
Vinyl records are topping ParcelHero's chart as the gift enjoying the fastest growth this year.Thumbnail for article : Vinyl records are topping ParcelHero's chart as the gift enjoying the fastest growth this year.
Christmas 2019 winners and losers: Which gift is breaking records and which is out of the picture? The home delivery specialist ParcelHero has revealed which gift has soared to the top of its charts, and which present is no longer being snapped up - and the results may surprise you.   Some Christmas gifts, from candles to festive jumpers, stay perennially popular; but others suddenly disappear from everyone's wish lists.  
6/12/2019
Winter Wonderland 2019 - InvernessThumbnail for article : Winter Wonderland 2019 - Inverness
If you are planning a Christmas Shopping Trip to Inverness with the kids.   The Highland Council has announced details of its free Inverness Common Good Fund sponsored Winter Wonderland event.  
5/12/2019
Proposed increase in foster carer payments to be considered at council
Members will be asked to approve a proposal to substantially increase the payment to foster carers at the meeting of Highland Council on Monday 9 December 2019.   The new payment proposal recognises the valuable role of foster carers in providing a home and care for the most vulnerable children within their Highland community.  
4/12/2019
Eco-friendly addition to Caithness Rural Transport serviceThumbnail for article : Eco-friendly addition to Caithness Rural Transport service
Caithness Rural Transport has a new eco-friendly addition to its fleet which is now up to 10 vehicles offering a transport service in Caithness.  The new electric minibus is cleaner and greener.  
4/12/2019
Triotaxi service will bring cycling to those less ableThumbnail for article : Triotaxi service will bring cycling to those less able
Members of Wick Wheelers cycling cub have taken possession of a rickshaw-style Triotaxi.   This came about through groups in Wick working together.  
4/12/2019
Build A Snowman At Newtonhill Woodland Near WickThumbnail for article : Build A Snowman At Newtonhill Woodland Near Wick
See poster for details and how to book..  
2/12/2019
Climate Action Funding Proposal
Thurso Community Development Trust working in partnership with Lairg Learning Centre are intending to submit an initial project proposal to the new TNL Climate Action Fund to develop a project across Caithness and Sutherland which aims to change behaviours in our community in order to take action against Climate Change.  We will be looking at various options including encouraging Zero Waste, Local Food Growing and Food Waste Minimisation to change behaviours in the face of the Climate Emergency.  
2/12/2019
Don't leave it until the last minute to submit your accounts to OSCRThumbnail for article : Don't leave it until the last minute to submit your accounts to OSCR
Around 40% of charities have a 31 March financial year end, meaning that the deadline for filing their accounts is 31 December.  This means that December is often a very busy time for us responding to queries from charities that need a little assistance and receiving submissions.  
1/12/2019
Caithness FM Annual Toy AppealThumbnail for article : Caithness FM Annual Toy Appeal
This year is our 25th toy appeal and we would really like it to be the best yet! We gave been totally taken aback by the generosity of the Caithness people over the years, the help we have received has been totally amazing and we really do appreciate it.   Everything we collect is delivered to the local social work department who consult with other organisations to ensure that the gifts go to those most in need.  
26/11/2019
Easy Way To Help John O'Groats Mill If you shop at CoopThumbnail for article : Easy Way To Help John O'Groats Mill If you shop at Coop
Hi all, As you know, to make the John O Groats Mill into the centre we all want it to be it needs funds.  We made a lot of progress over the past year but we've still a bit to go.