HIGHLAND dancers are to perform at a fundraising event in Wick's World War II memorial garden this Saturday 1st July 2017 . It is being organised by the Elise Lyall School of Dance in aid of the community group that created the garden in Bank Row and is responsible for maintaining it.
The North Coast 500 is a 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle. See a guide to the North Coast 500 HERE North Coast 500 Web Site.
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant assessment round has awarded over £17k to community projects throughout the Caithness & North Sutherland area. The Caithness Broch Project was granted £10,000 towards costs of holding a Caithness Broch Festival, consisting of a programme of participative archaeological activities that will be held throughout the year focusing around two selected Caithness broch sites.
Thurso Town Improvements Association (TTIA) are proud to introduce to you our mascot - TIA. Tia was designed by young creative genius Scott Hughes from Miller Academy primary school.
A team of students has won the Scottish Championship in the Bloodhound Rocket Car Competition after qualifying in a heat held at North Highland College UHI, Thurso. The team of four girls, from Tain Royal Academy, set the fastest speed out of 32 teams from across the country at the Scottish Finals held at Perth College UHI. Molly Mackay, Mollie Lauritsen, Orla Young and Aimee Milne, were one of only two all-girl teams competing. They had spent the semester improving their understanding of engineering as it applies to automotive aerodynamics and power, and designing their car, under the guidance of their teachers, Iain Carlton and Tanya Marshall, and with support from engineering curriculum leader, Peter Hylton, at North Highland College UHI.
The list of contents for Scotland's Baby Box is now available online as registration for the nationwide roll out begins. All babies due on or after 15 August 2017 will receive a box of essential items to support parents and promote a fair and equal start for all children in Scotland.
The Wick Society's oral history section, Wick Voices, is generating a lot of interest in the community. The project was launched in 2016 with the aim of preserving local voices for posterity.
IN her valedictory address as Caithness Heart Support Group's patron, Anne Dunnett, paid tribute to the organisation's commitment, at their AGM, recently. The Lord Lieutenant, retiring from public life, later this month, said she had "never seen such a dedicated bunch of fundraisers who care so much for people that need help" and added: "It is a great team they have here, and I have been honoured to have been a small part of it." Miss Dunnett told an 'encouraging' turnout at the St Fergus Church Hall, that, thanks to advances in technology and good doctors and nurses, the chances of survival from heart attacks, had improved.
This month we mark Carer's Week, a chance to recognise and celebrate unpaid carers right across the UK. With an estimated 6.8 million carers known to be looking after a loved one in the UK alone, it's likely that as you're reading this letter, a carer is too.
Duncansby Head Seabird Walk Wednesday 14th June. 10am - 1pm.
Storm in a teacup, as new poll reveals how much sugar Brits are adding to tea and coffee - and why it could be spelling bad news for our teeth! www.nationalsmilemonth.org/ • Brits consume around four cups of tea and coffee per day with a one in seven adding at least two teaspoons of sugar to each mug. • An estimated 15 million adults in the UK are adding at least one teaspoon of sugar to their tea and coffee, making up almost half their advised daily sugar intake.
We are making our first round of awards to support transformational projects in Caithness, Sutherland and Moray from the £6m Beatrice Community Fund. The first round has seen an initial sum of £378,000 donated to 14 different projects across the north of Scotland.
A leading children's charity are seeking volunteer mentors across the Highlands to work with young people. The volunteers will be supported by a project Action for Children have just launched in Inverness and Ross shire - Caithness and Sutherland are next! Action for Children in the Highlands have begun delivering ‘Intandem', a needs led volunteer mentoring service funded by Inspiring Scotland, for young people aged 8-14 who face complicated and challenging situations. Intandem has been set up to support young people coming into, or leaving the care system, and provide a positive adult role model.
Find funders with this toolkit. Check the categories and then you can read the conditions and closing dates etc.
The Highland Council is urging all organisers of community fireworks events that they will need to get their public entertainment licence application submitted soon to the Council if they wish to have a licence in place for Bonfire Night. With only 5 months to 5th November, organisers of community fireworks events are urged to make early applications for public entertainment licences to ensure that they can be processed and granted in time for their events.
See poster for details of Day on of the Midsummer Madness weekend in Thurso..
Part of the Thurso's Midsummer Madness weekend..
See poster for full details..
Anne Leitch Dunnett, born 11.08.1932 John O'Groats, Caithness: died 24.04.2017, Wick, Caithness. Miller's daughter who compiled a lengthy 'reference book' for her home area, regarded as a role-model for Scottish social history.
John Hugh Dunnet, Justice of the Peace; born Seater, Canisbay, Caithness on 08.10.1933: died 23.05.2017, at Seater. Agricultural contractor & community political activist.