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10/1/2013
Caithness Horizons Launch Their “Peter's Pal's”: Young Curator's ClubThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Launch Their “Peter's Pal's”: Young Curator's Club
On 19th and 20th January Caithness Horizons will be launching a new initiative called "Peter's Pals" a Young Curators Club for children aged between 8 and 12 years old.   Led by “Peter” the Museum’s mascot who is a Little Penguin (scientific name: Eudyptula minor) and the Museum Curator “Peter’s Pal’s” will meet regularly (once a month apart from at Christmas and during the summer holidays) to investigate the Museum Collection; participate in workshops to learn new skills relating to the Museum’s Collection.  
10/1/2013
How To 'Signature Eye Colour: Contour Eye'Thumbnail for article : How To 'Signature Eye Colour: Contour Eye'
Watch Jane Bradley, Make up Ambassador for Liz Earle, as she gives her expert advice and tips on how to create classic contoured eyes with Liz Earle Signature Eye Colour and makeup from the Liz Earle Colour range.  Available in 20 shades, Signature Eye Colour is a lightweight eye shadow which is easy to blend for a smooth, even finish that stays true and lasts..  
10/1/2013
Icecapade - Simon's Cat - Send Us Your Moggie and Doggie Photos Thumbnail for article : Icecapade - Simon's Cat - Send Us Your Moggie and Doggie Photos
For those of you who have not yet seen Simon's Cats you and the kids might enjoy this series of cartoons.   We are thinking about starting a new Moggies and doggies photo gallery on Caithness.org so email your cat or dog photos - kittens and puppies welcome to bill[AT]caithness.org.  
8/1/2013
Help Wick Rotary Club Recycle BicyclesThumbnail for article : Help Wick Rotary Club Recycle Bicycles
Do you have a bicycle you no longer need? Then you can help some poor people in third world countries to get mobile.   Wick Rotary club are collecting old bicycles to refurbish and send off to people who can really use some help with their transport.  
8/1/2013
Portable Museum Of Curiosity inspired by Robert Dick baker & botanist Thumbnail for article : Portable Museum Of Curiosity inspired by Robert Dick baker & botanist
Joanne B Kaar - "The Portable Museum Of Curiosity" This "Portable Museum of Curiosity" is the result of a collaboration with Joanne B Kaar, artist, and Joanne Howdle, museum curator for Caithness Horizons, Thurso, as part of Museums Galleries Scotland / Creative Scotland, Iconic Artists in Iconic Places residency 2012.   "The Portable Museum of Curiosity" is available for schools, colleges, community groups, museums, galleries and other heritage organisations to borrow.  
8/1/2013
Funding Opportunity - Carnegie Challenge Fund
CARNEGIE CHALLENGE FUND The Carnegie UK Trust has announced the launch of its Carnegie Challenge Fund.   The Carnegie Challenge is a fund to enable not-for-profit organisations to put on a high calibre debate to raise the profile and impact of a conference or event which they are organising.  
8/1/2013
Drop a Glass Size in 2013Thumbnail for article : Drop a Glass Size in 2013
A campaign encouraging women to ‘Drop a Glass Size’ in 2013 has been launched today by Health Secretary Alex Neil.   As part of the campaign, which also includes a national roadshow, a new ‘drinking mirror’ smart phone app has been developed to show people the shocking affects of regularly drinking too much.  
8/1/2013
Funding Opportunity - Comic Relief - Local Communities Programme
COMIC RELIEF "LOCAL COMMUNITIES" PROGRAMME Grants of up to £10,000 are available through the Comic Relief "Local Communities" programme.   The programme, which is being managed locally by Community Foundations, support projects that benefit people who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender.  
8/1/2013
Funding Opportunity - For Heart Support Groups
HEALTHY HEARTS GRANTS Heart Research UK has announced the next funding round under its Healthy Heart Grants Scheme opened on the 1st January 2013.   Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities.  
8/1/2013
Funding Opportunity for Small Community Groups
GALAXY HOT CHOCOLATE FUND We are looking to help small, local community based projects and community minded people through our GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund.   From January 7th 2013 to March 31st 2013 we are seeking to donate sixty £300 awards to help people or groups with their community programmes.  
8/1/2013
Funding Opportunities - Social Entrpeneurs
FIRSTPORT: FUNDING FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS Firstport, which supports new and emerging social entrepreneurs across Scotland, has announced that its Level 2 Social Entrepreneurship Fund is open for applications.   Level 2 grants of up to £20,000 are available to individuals and small groups of individuals with a tested and proven social enterprise idea that have a successful trading track record of about 12 months.  
8/1/2013
Funding Opportunity - Climate Challenge Fund
CLIMATE CHALLENGE FUND (SCOTLAND) Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that the next deadline for applications to the Climate challenge fund is the 5th April 2013.   Through the Climate Challenge Fund, Communities across Scotland can apply for grants of up to £150,000 per year to help reduce their carbon footprint and become more energy efficient.  
7/1/2013
New Anti Litter Campaign For Schools and CommunitiesThumbnail for article : New Anti Litter Campaign For Schools and Communities
Schools and communities gear up for the launch of new anti-littering campaign.   A new anti-littering campaign kicks off in Highland next week with 10 secondary schools signed up to take part in the first project of its kind that will bring pupils and the local community together to tackle littering.  
4/1/2013
38 People will No Longer Be Driving After Failing BreathalysersThumbnail for article : 38 People will No Longer Be Driving After Failing Breathalysers
Police disappointed with the increased number detected drink driving during month campaign.   Northern Constabulary report disappointment in the increased number of drivers detected driving under the influence of alcohol during the month-long ACPOS festive safety campaign, which ended yesterday.  
3/1/2013
Launch of Council Community Challenge FundThumbnail for article : Launch of Council Community Challenge Fund
In a move aimed at encouraging community empowerment, The Highland Council today (Thursday 3rd January2 013) launched its new Community Challenge Fund, which will provide £1 million each year of recurring spending for community projects exploring new ways of delivering services at a local level.   Community councils, community groups and establish social enterprises are invited to express their interest via a one-page form which is available from the home page of the Council’s web site: www.highland.gov.uk The Council is open to ideas on how groups could:- 1.  
2/1/2013
NEW HOBBY FOR 2013?
Why not begin researching your Family History? A good place to start is Caithness Family History Society.  It is a Scottish Registered Charity (No SC029848) founded in 1999.  
28/12/2012
Latheron, Lybster and Clyth Community Gain FREE ComputersThumbnail for article : Latheron, Lybster and Clyth Community Gain FREE Computers
History detectives, silver surfers, internet trainees, primary pupils and vulnerable youngsters are all benefiting from a project to give new life to redundant computers.   The renovation has seen over 250 PCs, laptops, tablets and printers saved from landfill and put to use by charities and community groups across the Highlands.  
28/12/2012
Drink Driver Arrests Down But Campaign Goes On Into 2013Thumbnail for article : Drink Driver Arrests Down But Campaign Goes On Into 2013
Police in Highlands and Islands encouraged but not complacent following drop in drink drive arrests - ACPOS Festive Safety Campaign.   Police in the Highlands and Islands say they are encouraged by the figures following week three of the ACPOS Festive Safety Campaign, aimed at targeting drink and drug drivers.  
27/12/2012
Flame Shell Reef DiscoveryThumbnail for article : Flame Shell Reef Discovery
A huge colony of an elusive and brightly coloured shellfish species – numbering at least 100 million – has been revealed in coastal waters in the west of Scotland.   The Marine Scotland commissioned survey of Loch Alsh, a sea inlet between Skye and the Scottish mainland, has uncovered an extensive bed of flame shells.  
27/12/2012
New Year - New Learning Opportunities
Thousands of pupils will leave secondary school this winter with many taking their first steps into employment through Opportunities for All placements.   All 16 to 19-year-olds are guaranteed a place in education or training through Opportunities for All.