Quartet of organisations call for collective ownership of outdoor paths. Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has joined forces with Sustrans Scotland, Jog Scotland and Paths for All to encourage outdoor enthusiasts - from joggers to bungee jumpers - to take collective ownership for the paths that help to support their outdoor activities.
Our Shorewatch volunteers help us to learn more about the different whales and dolphins living in Scottish waters. No previous skill or knowledge is needed, just an enjoyment of the outdoors! You can do as much or as little as suits you.
Send Moray Firth Radio a picture of your favourite outdoor space for your chance to win a £150 voucher for an Outdoor Store of your choice! Green Health Week 22nd-29th April 2019 with NHS Highland Scotland's outdoors is an under-used health resource - our parks, paths, local green spaces, countryside and coast can supply our 'daily dose' of physical activity and mental refreshment. Green Health Week is a promotional campaign encouraging people to get out into their local wild spaces, gardens and parks for improved health and wellbeing.
On Saturday 13th April 2019 the members of Francis Street Bowlers made three generous donation to three local groups. A day spent playing bowls at the opening day of the season at Thurso Bowling Club was followed by a buffet tea after which they presented the cheques.
Newton Hill Croft Woodland are holding tree planting volunteer days on Saturday/Sunday 13th & 14th April 2019, Saturday 21st April, 10.30am-3.30pm. The organisation received half their trees from the Woodland Trust and the rest from TCV.
Come on the next Volunteer Preparation Course. Wednesdays - 10am - 2.30pm May 22nd, 29th and June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.
The Reverend Deacon Jacques Cooke born 16 December 1924, Roubaix, Northern France: died 25th March 2019, Inverness. James Cooke was the second of five children born to British father (John) and a Belgian mother (Marie-Louise nee Hollebecq), who met on the evening of the 11th November 1918 and married in June 1921.
The next meeting of the Caithness Community Planning Partnership Will take place on Wednesday 17th of April 2019 The Pentland Hotel, Thurso. 11:00am - 1:00pm.
OVER £500,000 FOR FOUR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP PROJECTS. A sports hall in Easterhouse, a disused mill in John O'Groats, an area of amenity land in Strathpeffer and a stretch of foreshore on the Isle of Skye will soon be in the hands of local people as four community groups receive financial support from the Scottish Land Fund. Announcement of the grants was made by Minister, Cabinet Secretary for Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham.
We are almost at the start of our new season at Mary Anne's Cottage in Dunnet. Recruiting volunteers has become increasingly difficult these last few years, and with the 1st May looming we are realising that we will possibly be struggling this season with who we have; two of our regulars have opted to become ‘standby', meaning they are only able to help on an emergency basis.
Trustee recruitment can be a challenge for some charities, but is a vital exercise that all charities must undertake at some point in their lifetime. In their latest video, OSCR Head of Engagement Jude Turbyne talks about the best practices when recruiting a new charity trustee and provides some further sources of help and advice.
Preparing for Brexit. It is currently planned that the United Kingdom will soon leave the European Union (EU).
A cyber fund is available to help charities and small and medium-sized businesses protect against the most common forms of internet-borne cyber attacks. Charities that are eligible can apply for up to £1,000, which will support them to achieve the National Cyber Security Centre's Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.
On 05 March 2019, the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) launched its online application to become a charity. OSCR has had lots of applicants using the service since then and they would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to give us feedback so far.
Research shows that many charities have something in common - they don't have trustees under 27. In her guest blog on the OSCR site, Cordelia Sampson - Chair of Trustees at Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal, talks about why charities don't have young trustees.
As we come into spring-time and lambing season, visiting a farm is an enjoyable and educational experience for many people, particularly children. However, visiting a farm or animal petting centre carries a small risk of catching infection from animals or the environment.
Another highly successful show for 2019 from the Caithness Model club with plenty of people turning out to see the amazing collections of model cars trucks planes and more. Check out a few photos from the show by clicking the link above to the Photo Gallery.
Scots Are Unaware That Mouth Cancer Screening Should Be Routine. Sixty Seconds Could Save Your Life! HNCF calls for Brits to ‘Get Mouthy About Cancer'.
Easter is a time to enjoy the festivities including family meals and chocolate egg hunts. However, it is also rather easy for sugar intakes to skyrocket during this fun time.
NHS Scotland has been urged to be inclusive of vegans through its Best Start voucher scheme by allowing vouchers to be spent on non-dairy milk and to ensure the vitamin D in any supplements being offered is vegan-friendly. The Vegan Society has written a formal letter to NHS Scotland about its scheme - to be launched this summer - that allows some pregnant women and parents of young children to claim free vouchers to spend on milk, fruit and vegetables.