Scotland is aiming to be a world leader in improving the public's health, through a new vision for organisations and communities across the country. The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly published public health priorities for Scotland, aimed at focussing action across the public sector and voluntary sector and in communities.
Today (Thursday 14 June 2018) at the High Life Highland, Highland Youth Parliament (HYP) Annual Conference, The Highland Council launched their new ‘Positive Relationships and Bullying Prevention Policy and Guidance'. This is the first Care and Learning Policy which has been developed by young people across Highland from initial consultation through to its launch.
Golden couple, Donnie and Jane McLean from Castletown - who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the British Legion in Thurso a few weeks ago - have kindly donated two substantial sums to local charities. Jane (71) and Donnie (73) split the money they raised at their party between the Mey Pensioners Group and the Highland Youngsters with Diabetes Group.
A morning of fun and festivities for the local community will mark the official opening of the East Caithness Community Campus on Saturday 16 June 2018. Guest of honour, Lord Lieutenant of Caithness, The Right Honourable John Sinclair, Viscount Thurso of Ulbster, PC will mark the occasion by unveiling a plaque at the event which starts at 10am and runs till 12 noon.
You wait 10 years for a circus then two come along at once. Circus Montini is coming to Thurso and Wick Thurso 14 - 17 June 2018 Kirkwall 19 - 22 June 2018 Wick 23 - 25 June 2018 Also visiting Forres, Tain, Dornoch See web site to book.
18th - 21st July 2018. We have an early bird offer for online booking at zippos.co.uk Use discount code WIK50 before 1 July and get 50% off all tickets! And Zippos Circus is in Tain from 23 to 25 July with another early bird offer.
Free draught proofing and energy advice service is available to anyone in the Caithness & Sutherland area postcodes KW1 to KW14 whom is primarily: - In receipt of unemployment benefits/ESA/PIP - Retired/Pensioner - A Carer - Has a support worker - On a low income/Part time worker(under 16 hours) - In fuel poverty(struggling to pay energy bills) - Living with a disability/health concerns Or secondly the service is also available to the general public for free energy saving advice. A fully qualified, Disclosure Scotland Energy Adviser will undertake an assessment of the needs/issues in your property, in regards to reducing bills, reduce drafts on doors/windows, increase disposable income, explain/set up heating controls and advise on help & funding/grants available to reducing carbon emissions(energy losses).
Come to Lidl Thurso on Saturday 2nd June 2018, for some family fun, while ‘getting the messages'. Children can enjoy face painting, an entertainer, giveaways and games.
A few Ranger events in June. See poster For many more Ranger events across Highland go to - https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/upcoming-events/ Don't forget about - Friday 1st June 2018 Area: Wick Foosum Fingers, outdoor messy play, Newtonhill croft forest Have you got a toddler that enjoys exploring outside? Come along for outdoor fun with multi-sensory play activities.
See poster for details and how to book..
* Research by MSD reveals a staggering 100 per cent of British pet owners have been affected by flea outbreaks. *82 per cent of Brits struggle to keep fleas under control.
Historic Environment Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Industrial Heritage Society, and the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group is pleased to host an Industrial Archaeology Conference in Caithness from 22nd June to 27th June 2018. A series of talks, tours and site visits around Caithness and Orkney will radiate from Wick.
Highlife Highland - Summer Actvities. We hope you're enjoying choosing activities for all the family using our activity catalogue.
Still a few weeks left to learn how to go about birdwatching to understand what you can see..
The Laurandy Centre has been recognised as one of the leading home care services in Scotland. The Wick-based day care service, has won the Day Service of the Year the recent Scottish Care Awards 2018.
See postcard for details.
To mark Deaf Awareness Week (14 - 20 May 2018), The Highland Council has launched an innovative pack for learning British Sign Language in Primary Schools. The number of pupils taking languages to exam stages in schools has dropped significantly.
Following recent community engagement on the establishment of an East Caithness Community Sport Hub, we are delighted to announce that the Hub's first meeting will be in held in Wick. Sportscotland Partnership Manager, Garry Reid will officially open the Hub's first meeting which will be chaired by Katie Matthews, Community Sports Hub Officer for the North Highlands.
This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field.
The Wick Paths Group is joining with the Wick Society for a talk by James Miller will give a talk on his his book "The Finest Road in the World" in MacKay's Hotel on Tuesday 12th June 2018 starting at 7.00pm, admission costs £5 and there will also be a raffle. Come along and support 2 local organisations.