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2/5/2019
BT offers communities the chance to ‘adopt' their local phone box for just £1Thumbnail for article : BT offers communities the chance to ‘adopt' their local phone box for just £1
BT is offering communities across Scotland the opportunity to adopt their local phone box for just £1 to turn them into something inspirational for their local area.   More than 740 traditional red boxes are available for adoption across Scotland and BT will also consider adoption requests to house defibrillators in more modern kiosks.  
2/5/2019
The Flow Country - Peatland Partnership's World Heritage Site's Project Open DaysThumbnail for article : The Flow Country - Peatland Partnership's World Heritage Site's Project Open Days
The Peatlands Partnership is announcing the start of an extensive community consultation over a proposed World Heritage Site for The Flow Country, the vast area of peatlands in Sutherland and Caithness that is now widely recognised as being the best peatland of its type in the world.   Joe Perry, the Peatland Partnership's World Heritage Site's Project Coordinator said: "A Flow Country World Heritage Site would not only be an enormous accolade for the area and the many organisations, land managers, crofters and farmers who have maintained this land for generations but it could also bring many positive development opportunities and undoubtedly some challenges too.  
2/5/2019
Got Something To Say About Local Services - Go And TellThumbnail for article : Got Something To Say About Local Services - Go And Tell
See poster for places and times to have your say or get help..  
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1/5/2019
Free To Any Local Charity - Office Furniture
Contact Caithness Voluntary Group is interested in the following items - 1600mm LH wave desk (ex SSE Perth) - 9 x free to charity.  1600mm RH wave desk (ex SSE Perth) - 9 x free to charity.  
29/4/2019
New benefit pays out £3.5 million in first three months
More than 9,700 families receive Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby payment.   Nearly 10,000 low income families across Scotland got help from the new Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby payment, official statistics show.  
29/4/2019
Volunteering for all - Widening access and opportunities to volunteer
A new framework aimed at getting more people involved in volunteering has been launched.   The Volunteering Outcomes Framework aims to reduce barriers to volunteering for people from all sections of the community, regardless of their background.  
27/4/2019
CHAT Gets Headlines In Press and Journal After 3 million miles revelations of patients travelling to RaigmoreThumbnail for article : CHAT Gets Headlines In Press and Journal After 3 million miles revelations of patients travelling to Raigmore
Bill Fernie Chairman of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) at the Annual NHS Highland review 25 April 2019 open to the public asked the top table of Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport , recently appointed chief executive Iain Stewart and chairman Boyd Robertson of NHS Highland if they were aware of how changes over the years had increased patient travel to Raigmore to very high levels.   A rough calculation showed it was in excess of 3 million miles each year now creating hardship for some families and huge inconvenience compared to to a time when more clinics were held in Caithness..  
24/4/2019
Health and Wellbeing Market - Saturday 18th May 2019Thumbnail for article : Health and Wellbeing Market - Saturday 18th May 2019
THE county's third Health and Wellbeing Market is taking place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday May 18th.  There will be more than 20 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed in Caithness.  
24/4/2019
Family History Conference - Saturday, April 27th
Family history enthusiasts from across Scotland and beyond will gather in Caithness this month for a major one-day conference.   Wick's Pulteney Centre Saturday is the venue on Saturday, April 27th for the annual conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS) under the title of Northern Roots.  
24/4/2019
Free Dog microchipping and healthcare events - WickThumbnail for article : Free Dog microchipping and healthcare events - Wick
The Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity has teamed up with The Highland Council dog wardens to provide free drop-in microchipping and healthcare events for dogs in Alness, Inverness, Nairn, Thurso and Wick.   On Tuesday 7 May 2019 owners and their 4-legged friends are invited to come along to the Farmers show Field in Nairn between 12 noon and 3.30pm.  
24/4/2019
Funding Sources Supplied By Caithness Voluntary Group
Applications for the NHS Highland Third Sector Funding have just opened.  NHS Highland believes that a thriving third sector is a real asset to the Highlands.  
24/4/2019
Free Dog microchipping and healthcare events - ThursoThumbnail for article : Free Dog microchipping and healthcare events - Thurso
The Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity has teamed up with The Highland Council dog wardens to provide free drop-in microchipping and healthcare events for dogs in Alness, Inverness, Nairn, Thurso and Wick.   On Tuesday 7 May 2019 owners and their 4-legged friends are invited to come along to the Farmers show Field in Nairn between 12 noon and 3.30pm.  
24/4/2019
FUNDING INFORMATION EVENT - 12th June 2019
Wednesday 12th June 2019, 10am-1.30pm.  Pulteney Centre, Wick.  
24/4/2019
Funding Opportunity - Ecclesiastical Insurance Movement for Good Awards
Ecclesiastical Insurance Movement for Good Awards The £1million Giving programme has two funding categories: 500 Charities will be awarded £1,000 On Tue 23 April 2019, Ecclesiastical Insurance launced its Movement for Good awards - a programme designed to give £1million to charities.   In the first round of funding, 500 charities will each be awarded £1,000.  
24/4/2019
Caithness Disabled Access Panel
The Caithness Disabled Access Panel meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the Pulteney Centre between noon and 2pm. The aim of the panel is to campaign so that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. It looks to achieve full access and inclusion for everyone. It does this by working together - including people with any type of impairment, statutory organisations and disability organisations.   Panel members would be delighted to hear from anyone who shares their goals and might want to get involved with their work. For further information, contact Helen Budge at helenbudge@aol.com or speak to Allan Tait at Caithness Voluntary Group on 01955 603453. .  
23/4/2019
Wick Baptist Church Opening TimesThumbnail for article : Wick Baptist Church Opening Times
See poster..