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Caithness County Show 2016 - ResultsThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2016 - Results
Cattle Aberdeen-Angus: Champion - B and J Mackay, of Skitten, Wick, with Balmachie Roderick, a thee-year-old bull sired by Balmachie Benvorlick.  Beef Shorthorn: J Campbell and Co, of Todholes, Thurso, with Ballylinney Daisy, a 17-month-old daughter of Podehole Edward.  
Caithness County Show 2016Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2016
The 175th Caithness County Show got off to a wonderful Saturday morning and rain only came in by the afternoon.  Nothing could stop the event by then.  
Wick's Pipe Band Week finished on a rather damp note on Saturday.  Rain had threatened all day and finally came around teatime and continued relentlessly.  
Latheron Show 2016Thumbnail for article : Latheron Show 2016
For a second year the Latheron Show was mostly held in Lybster with the horse over at Halkirk.  The field usually used was too wet and it was decided to move to Lybster where events took place using the hall, bowling club and golf course..  
Ranger Events For Mid JulyThumbnail for article : Ranger Events For Mid July
Check out these Ranger events in July.   Sunday July 10, 2016 10.00am - 12.30pm Crabs at Keiss Discover life below the waves with meat eating predators & exciting rock pool life.  
Free events in Caithness on Autism and Transitions - WickThumbnail for article : Free events in Caithness on Autism and Transitions - Wick
Wick: Thursday 28th July 2016 Transitions from children's to adult's services - For Parents and Practitioners - two events.   Venue: Wick Youth Club 11 Lower Dunbar St Wick Time: 9:45 - 12:45 Date: 28th July 2016 We can also offer this session on the same date in the evening if needed.  
Mini Kelpies come to Inverness Campus - Enter The Selfie CompetitionThumbnail for article : Mini Kelpies come to Inverness Campus - Enter The Selfie Competition
Inverness Campus is to become home to the Kelpies maquettes as part of their world tour helping to promote Scotland as a visitor destination.   The Kelpie maquettes are 1:10 scale models of the world famous Kelpies sculpture - two 100 foot high horses' heads situated in Falkirk, and will be at Inverness Campus from Thursday 7th to Saturday 23rd July.  
Scotlands butterfly population shows winners and losersThumbnail for article : Scotlands butterfly population shows winners and losers
Scotland's butterfly population continues to have winners and losers in the face of climate change and habitat loss, the latest Scottish Biodiversity Indicator has reported.   The majority of Scottish butterflies can be conveniently classed as ‘specialists' or ‘generalists.' Scotland's specialist butterflies have declined by 67% since 1979.  
Your say on special protection for marine birdsThumbnail for article : Your say on special protection for marine birds
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is inviting views on plans to protect some of our most important coastal areas for marine birds.   A public consultation launched today (Monday) by SNH on behalf of Scottish Government is asking people to comment on a suite of proposed Special Protection Areas (pSPAs).  
National Parks 80th Anniversary - Free Organised WalksThumbnail for article : National Parks 80th Anniversary - Free Organised Walks
The hills of Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & the Trossachs are alive with the sound of celebration.   38 Degrees celebrates Campaign for National Parks 80th Anniversary at Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.  
Funding Opportunity - The Wheelsforgood Community Fund
The Wheelsforgood Community Fund Wheelsforgood aims to give something back to the community by helping out worthy causes related to wheels, transport or the motor industry.  Since its launch in 2009 the fund has helped out loads of people and organisations around the country.  
Funding Opportunity - Boost for community decision-making
Applications are now open for a new £2 million fund giving communities the opportunity to vote on how money is spent in their area.   The £2 million Community Choices Fund will be targeted at work in deprived areas, and for the first time community groups as well as all public authorities, including local authorities, will be able to apply for funding to organise their own Community Choices budgeting events.  
Funding Opportunity - Hilden Charitable Fund
The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries.  The aim of the fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions.  
Funding Opportunity - Heritage Lottery Fund Start-up Grants
Start-up Grants can help in the early stages of planning your activities.  If your group isn't formally constituted yet, our funding can help you put in place the governance structure that's right for you.  
Funding Opportunity - To Promote Healthy Eating Within Low Income Communities
Community Food and Health (Scotland) has two funding opportunities available for groups and agencies in Scotland that wish to improve access to, and take up of, a healthy, varied and balanced diet.   You can apply for either or both of these.  
Funding Opportunity - Agnes Hunter Trust Grants Programme
The Trust operates two grant programmes: the main grant programme and the small grant programme.  The main grant programme has a minimum grant level of £4,000.  
Funding Opportunity - To Support Education in Impoverished Areas
The British & Foreign School Society gives grants to charities for educational activities.  Grants for education projects are given up to a total of around £600,000 in any one year.  
Funding Opportunity - To Build Resilient Economies
Funding to Build Resilient Economies The Friends Provident Foundation provides financial support to projects that promote a more resilient, sustainable and fairer economic system.   Support is available through the Foundation for projects that aim to transform current financial systems in an ‘engine' for social benefits.  
Lybster Gala 2016Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2016
The weather was not good with torrential rain for the 60th Lybster Gala night.   Everything moved into the hall but once crowing of the queen was over the sun came out and it was outside for pipe band and procession..  
Highland Young Philanthropists Secure £72,000 in Funding for Local Charities
Winning secondary school teams from across Scotland recently attended the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Scotland's "Festival of Philanthropy" at Perth Concert Hall (on 21 June).   This year 24 of the 27 Highland based schools took part in the YPI programme and their winning teams were at the national event to celebrate their success and the inspirational way they have become involved in prominent social issues within their local area.