An amateur geologist is helping students to gain a rock solid education with a donation of geological samples. Calum Anton from Fortrose has given over 50 rock specimens to the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Five members of CHAT formed the delegation to meet with the health minister Shona Robison on Wednesday 7th February 2018. The team from CHAT each took different elements of health concerns in Caithness to present to those present.
A vacancy has arisen for a local person to serve on the Stroupster Community Fund Panel. The representative must reside within the Dunnet & Canisbay Community Council area and be 16 or over.
It's set to be the coldest week of the year! Harley Street Dermatologist tells you exactly how to protect your skin from central heating this week The coldest week in winter is upon us, but keeping warm at home can come at a cost on a more personal level. Cranking up the central heating can be a damaging problem for your skin.
In the latest round of awards from the E.ON Camster Community Fund over £75,000 has been distributed to eleven local projects. Awards ranged from £255 to hire a bouncy castle for the Watten Pre-School Parents Council annual Christmas party, to £25,000 to Lybster Community Improvement Fundraising Group to contribute to the purchase and installation of equipment to transform the playpark.
Your Cash Your Caithness. Local people in Caithness cast their votes on Saturday (27th January 2018) at a Highland Council participatory budgeting event held in Thurso High School.
Highland Council is inviting parents and carers to enrol their child for nursery and primary 1 for the 2018/19 school year which starts on 21 August 2018. If your child will be five years of age on or before 28 February 2019, they are eligible to enrol for primary 1.
Inverness Castle Viewpoint has seen 24,133 people through its doors since opening in April 2017. The attraction has been well received with some excellent reviews being posted on social media.
A leading children's charity are seeking volunteer mentors across the Highlands to work with young people 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.
On average there are 1,303 calories in one helping of your Burn's night feast (but then who ever has just one helping?. Discover the calorie breakdown of the main components of a Burn's supper and some inventive ways to burn your way through it! Haggis Calorie Count: 100g of haggis is ~285 calories This is predominantly made up from the high fat content.
Laurandy Day Care Centre held a fund-raiser day at Tesco , Wick and raised £526.29 at Tesco on Saturday 20th January 2018. Chairman of Laurandy Day Care Centre, Bill Fernie said,"We thank the public once again for their generosity.
CAPTAIN JOHN LEGGETT, BORN 16.01.1943 CROYDON, SURREY: DIED 15.12.2017 ABERDEEN. MARINE SUPERINTENDENT AT THE FLOTTA NORTH SEA OIL TERMINAL, SCAPA FLOW, ORKNEY : CONSULTANT ON PROJECT FOR INDIA'S FIRST 'LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS' (LNG) IMPORT TERMINAL ON GULF OF KHAMBAT, GUJARAT, WESTERN INDIA.
Following the Your Cash Your Caithness initial bidding process, 19 projects now have a chance to put their idea to the public vote. There is £15,000 on offer with applications received totalling £25,545.
Last Day To Complete the Survey. THE BURNING QUESTION...
Market Square, Wick to welcome 2018. Live stream on the night from about 10.30pm at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bZUqwTfZLGf.
10.00pm - 1.00am at St John Square, Thurso..
Cognitive improvements to be included in Blue Badge scheme The disabled person's parking badge pilot, which was launched in April 2016, has been made permanent by the Scottish Government. The eligibility criteria were revised and extended under a pilot to allow carers and relatives of people who pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic to apply for a disabled person's parking badge, provided they meet the criteria.
Scots are being urged to start their New Year's resolutions early and pledge to walk for 15 minutes a day, as the country takes steps towards becoming the world's first Daily Mile nation. Earlier this year the Scottish Government wrote to workplaces, schools, nurseries, colleges and universities encouraging people to walk, jog or run a mile every day - and has today published guidance for early learning and childcare services on how the Daily Mile can become an integral part of younger children's early learning and development.
Generous workers at Dounreay have pledged a staggering £10,000 to good causes in the run up to Christmas. Caithness Foodbank received a welcome boost this week when a cheque for £3,225 was handed over after donations were collected during the site's festive lunches.
Come along on Monday evening 18 December at 6.30pm for a short singing of carols led by the Rev John Nugent. Bring a bauble to hang on the tree.