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20/11/2016
Public Vote on Cash For Local Groups In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Public Vote on Cash For Local Groups In Caithness
On Saturday 19th November members of the public voted on which groups who had applied for funds would be successful.   The event was held at Puleteney Centre, Wick and once again the hall was full for the third event.  
20/11/2016
Funding for 3rd sector culture and leisure groups decided
Highland Council's third sector culture and leisure funding until 2018/19 has been agreed by Members of the Education, Children and Adult Services Committee according to Council priorities as previously set in December 2014.   Members have agreed grant allocations of £1,053,409 for 2017/18 and £493,821 for 2018/19.  
18/11/2016
CHAT calls for radical infrastructure improvements in wake of major report into Caithness maternity servicesThumbnail for article : CHAT calls for radical infrastructure improvements in wake of major report into Caithness maternity services
The long-awaited report of Public Health Scotland (PHS) into maternity services at Caithness General Hospital was launched today, and recommends that the Henderson Maternity Unit moves to a midwife led model (CMU).  The Report concludes that Caithness does not have the population to support an obstetrician, and that the presence of specialists without the backup of intensive care facilities or a paediatrician creates unnecessary risk factors for patients.  
14/11/2016
Remembrance At Wick 2016Thumbnail for article : Remembrance At Wick 2016
Photos from the remembrance parade and ceremonies at Wick..  
12/11/2016
Caithness WASPI Meetings
Caithness WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) are holding meetings on Tuesday 15th November 2016 at 6.30 pm in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso and Wednesday 16th November 2016 at 6.30 pm in the Norseman Hotel, Wick.   The aim of the meetings are to give an update on the progress made so far in particular the Crowdfunding campaign which has raised over £100K for legal action to secure a better deal for 1950s born women unfairly affected by State Pension Age changes in the 1995 & 2011 Pensions Acts..  
12/11/2016
Murkle WRI DanceThumbnail for article : Murkle WRI Dance
Saturday 19th November 2016..  
12/11/2016
Your Cash Your Caithness event Saturday 19 November 2016
Following the initial bidding process 15 projects now have a chance to put their idea to the public vote .  There is £30,000.00 on offer with applications received totalling £40,464.00.  
3/11/2016
Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterflyThumbnail for article : Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterfly
Members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers turned out in force on Sunday (30 October 2016) to assist with a habitat enhancement project for a rare butterfly species in the Dunnet Bay area.   Dunnet Bay is home to the most northerly colony of the Small Blue Butterfly whose caterpillars depend solely on kidney vetch as a food source.  
3/11/2016
Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterflyThumbnail for article : Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterfly
Members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers turned out in force on Sunday (30 October 2016) to assist with a habitat enhancement project for a rare butterfly species in the Dunnet Bay area.   Dunnet Bay is home to the most northerly colony of the Small Blue Butterfly whose caterpillars depend solely on kidney vetch as a food source.  
3/11/2016
Christmas Dance At Mackays HotelThumbnail for article : Christmas Dance At Mackays Hotel
Christmas Dinner Dance at Mackays Hotel, Wick.  17 December 2017..  
24/10/2016
Newtonhill By Night - Family Time In the DarkThumbnail for article : Newtonhill By Night - Family Time In the Dark
An interesting evening sure to be a hit with the kids..  
21/10/2016
Apply for a Bags of Help grant
Bags of Help is Tesco's local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK.  The projects must meet the criteria of promoting community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces.  
21/10/2016
Greigs Foundation - Local Community Projects Fund
The Local Community Projects Fund helps organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of our local communities.  The programme is administered by seven charity committees throughout England, Wales and Scotland.  
21/10/2016
Trees for Schools
Tree Appeal provides trees to schools and colleges throughout the UK and Ireland.  They are paid for by our corporate sponsors so there is absolutely no charge to the schools receiving them (but you have to plant them; we don't do that!) Does your school want to plant trees linked to environmental education? To see if you can provide a good home for some trees, we need to know just a few things about your project.  
21/10/2016
Big Lottery - Community Assets - Apply Any Time
Grants from £10,000 to £1 million to create strong and resilient communities through assets.   Through Community Assets grants, we aim to empower people to create strong and resilient communities by helping them to acquire, manage or develop assets such as buildings or land.  
20/10/2016
Scotlands rarest fish finds safe haven in southern lochThumbnail for article : Scotlands rarest fish finds safe haven in southern loch
A small freshwater fish, whose habitat had reduced to just two locations in England, is successfully surviving following its introduction to Loch Skeen near Moffat.   Conservation charity, The National Trust for Scotland, has been working with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and experts from the University of Glasgow to establish a thriving population of the fish in the loch, which sits in the Trust's Grey Mare's Tail nature reserve.  
20/10/2016
Councillor calls for people to vote for Dornoch
Dornoch is the only Scottish finalist in the Great British High Street Awards and local Councillor Jim McGillivray is calling for people to cast their vote to give the Sutherland village a chance of winning.   He said: "Across all fourteen categories of the awards, Dornoch is the only Scottish finalist, and we're up against Leominister and Stockton on Tees in the Rising Star category, both of which have much larger populations than we do.  
19/10/2016
Your Cash Your Caithness - deadline for entries approaches
Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of £30,000 forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Monday 31st October.   Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £30,000.00 from their Ward Discretionary Budget to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.  
15/10/2016
North and West Caithness Ploughing Association 27th Annual Ploughing MatchThumbnail for article : North and West Caithness Ploughing Association 27th Annual Ploughing Match
The 27th Annual ploughing match organised by North and West Caithness Ploughing Association took place on Saturday 15th October 2016.   The days was very wet with rain have been on for several hours before the start.  
15/10/2016
Delivering flexible childcare
FM sets out funding options for next phase of ‘childcare revolution'.   Quality, choice and flexibility will be placed at the heart of Scotland's childcare revolution under new funding proposals unveiled for consultation by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today.