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12/3/2019
RSPB Scotland seeks conservation championsThumbnail for article : RSPB Scotland seeks conservation champions
RSPB Scotland is excited to announce entries are now open for the prestigious Nature of Scotland Awards co-sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage.  The awards are a celebration of people, projects, and organisations who have had wonderful achievements in conservation thanks to their passion and dedication.  
11/3/2019
World Book Day at Noss Primary School, WickThumbnail for article : World Book Day at Noss Primary School, Wick
The kids at Noss dressed up as characters from their favourite books on World Book Day.   MORE PHOTOS.  
11/3/2019
Hastings Cycling Samaritan to call at Thurso en-route to the ShetlandsThumbnail for article : Hastings Cycling Samaritan to call at Thurso en-route to the Shetlands
The Samaritans branch in Thurso has been chosen for a visit by long-distance cyclist, Steve Johnson, as he rides 1,600 miles from Hastings, in Sussex, to the charity's most northern branch - Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.   Steve is seeking to recruit additional Samaritans volunteers and to raise funds for the charity.  
11/3/2019
Finding Out How To Foster And Adopt Made Easier In HighlandThumbnail for article : Finding Out How To Foster And Adopt Made Easier In Highland
People living in The Highland Council area can now find out how to foster and adopt in the comfort of their own homes.   Alison Gordon, Highland Council's Fostering and Adoption Resource Manager explained: "We have created this website to try to make it easier for anyone living in the Highlands who is considering fostering or adoption and we have tried to make the process of applying easier.  
8/3/2019
Play Talk Read Bus Coming To Thurso and WickThumbnail for article : Play Talk Read Bus Coming To Thurso and Wick
The Play Talk Read bus is coming to Thurso and Wick.   "The Play, Talk, Read campaign highlights how the first few years represent a golden opportunity for us to give our children the best possible start in life.  
6/3/2019
Mental health care for new mumsThumbnail for article : Mental health care for new mums
More than £50 million is to be spent on improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.   The new money will provide access to treatment for an additional 11,000 women who experience mental health problems during and after their pregnancy.  
5/3/2019
Building better Disability Assistance benefitsThumbnail for article : Building better Disability Assistance benefits
Consultation starts on delivering a fairer system.   Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville today asked for views as she launched a consultation on delivering fairer Disability Assistance benefits.  
4/3/2019
CNS FUND awards maximum funding for MS Therapy Centre RefurbishmentThumbnail for article : CNS FUND awards maximum funding for MS Therapy Centre Refurbishment
A Caithness MS support charity has been awarded £30,000, the maximum award, by the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund.   The MS Therapy Centre Wick was given the money to help refurbish its premises in Braehead and create a new community wellbeing hub.  
3/3/2019
Caithness Vehicles Photographed in 2018Thumbnail for article : Caithness Vehicles Photographed in 2018
Click the link above to the photo gallery..  
3/3/2019
Caithness Older People's Get-TogetherThumbnail for article : Caithness Older People's Get-Together
Caithness Older People's Get-Together Facilitated by Highland Senior Citizens Network & Age Scotland Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 10.30am - 2pm (lunch from 1pm) The Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7AA Please join us for the Caithness Older People's Groups Get-together; giving older people, representatives from older people's groups and organisations supporting older people, the opportunity to come together in Caithness to share news, discuss common interests, get information about activities and services, and plan future developments.   We would like to invite you/members of your group to come along to the next gathering, which will take place on Tuesday 2nd April at The Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso.  
3/3/2019
Vintage Tractors 2018Thumbnail for article : Vintage Tractors 2018
Vintage Tractors At Caithness County Show 2018 now added to the Transport section.   See the Photo Gallery link above..  
1/3/2019
Parents encouraged to be aware of scarlet fever symptomsThumbnail for article : Parents encouraged to be aware of scarlet fever symptoms
Scarlet fever is a seasonal bacterial illness that is common at this time of year, mainly affects children, and is easily treated with antibiotics.   The latest report by Public Health England (PHE) shows that 6,316 cases of scarlet fever have been reported since mid-September 2018, compared to an average of 6,680 for the same period over the last 5 years.  
1/3/2019
Dounreay Communities Fund - Closing Dates For Applications in 2019Thumbnail for article : Dounreay Communities Fund - Closing Dates For Applications in 2019
The fund is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and administered by Dounreay in association with the Dounreay Stakeholder Group.   Community organisations or charities that benefit people in Caithness and North Sutherland may be eligible for assistance from the Dounreay Communities Fund.  
1/3/2019
Get help with savings if you're on a low income - Help to SaveThumbnail for article : Get help with savings if you're on a low income - Help to Save
How it works Help to Save is a type of savings account.  It allows certain people entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1 they save over 4 years.  
28/2/2019
Highland Council In Talks To Reopen Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : Highland Council In Talks To Reopen Caithness Horizons
Talks have taken place on the possibility of reopening Thurso's Caithness Horizons which closed last week due to financial problems.   The operators of the museum and art gallery said increasing running costs and reduced income had made the running of the site "unsustainable".  
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28/2/2019
Noss Primary School Kids Learn About Peaceful ProtestingThumbnail for article : Noss Primary School Kids Learn About Peaceful Protesting
This term P6/7B have been learning about the ‘Civil Rights Movement' and the peaceful tactics used by demonstrators.  We looked at figures such as Rosa Parks and Dr Martin Luther King Jr.  
28/2/2019
Green Health Benefits - Help Identify All Opportunities In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Green Health Benefits - Help Identify All Opportunities In Caithness
With spring around the corner we will be looking forward to some nice weather and more daylight to enable us to get outside more.   There is more and more evidence that making more use of local green spaces and natural places can help guard against and manage key health issues such as depression, coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and dementia.  
28/2/2019
Ranger Events In MarchThumbnail for article : Ranger Events In March
See poster for a number of events from the Ranger service..  
28/2/2019
New Keep Safe locations in the HighlandsThumbnail for article : New Keep Safe locations in the Highlands
Police Scotland and the I Am Me charity have welcomed new members to the network of Highland premises which have agreed to make their premises a Keep Safe place for people to go if they feel frightened, distressed or have been the victim of crime.   Nairn Citizens Advice Bureau and the Co-ops in Golspie and Brora have joined the initiative, which is delivered in partnership between I Am Me and Police Scotland.  
28/2/2019
Highland Council Community Play Award 2019Thumbnail for article : Highland Council Community Play Award 2019
The Highland Council, in association with Play Highland, are offering an award of £1000 to the group, organisation or community that has done the most to promote benefits of play for children this year.   The annual award is presented by the Council's Play Improvement Group, which works to promote self-directed free play with daily access to the outdoors.