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24/4/2013
Highland Underworld Archaeology seminar proves extremely popularThumbnail for article : Highland Underworld Archaeology seminar proves extremely popular
Archaeology Seminar To Go Live Online Due to High Demand For Places.   Seminar Programme http://www.highland.public-i.tv/core/ on Saturday 27 April from 9:30am High demand from people wishing to attend an archaeology seminar - which is due to take place in the Highlands this weekend (27 April) - has seen organisers, Highland Council arrange webcasting of the event to accommodate those unable to get tickets.  
24/4/2013
Householders warned of rogue traders offering tarmacking services
Trading Standards officers of The Highland Council Standards are warning householders to be on their guard if approached at their home and offered tarmacking.   This follows reports being received that rogue traders are operating in the Dornoch area and are informing householders that they are in the area working for The Highland Council and have some tarmac left over.  
24/4/2013
Police Issue Road Safety Messages
Police in Highland and Islands Division reiterate road safety messages following week of action on roads.   Police Scotland Highland and Islands Division reiterate road safety messages following a week long national enforcement campaign to deter and detect speeding and inappropriate driving on the areas roads.  
23/4/2013
Hanna Miedema SNP Candidate For Landward Caithness Bi-electionThumbnail for article : Hanna Miedema SNP Candidate For Landward Caithness Bi-election
Hanna Miedema is the SNP candidate for the Landward Caithness by-election on the 2nd of May.  She is 29 years old and grew up at Calder Mains, a few miles outside Halkirk.  
23/4/2013
Polling day at Landward Caithness By-Election
1,428 people have applied for a postal vote for the up-coming Landward Caithness by-election.  This represents just over 16% of the total electorate.  
22/4/2013
A Letter From Landward Caithness Labour Candidate David BaronThumbnail for article : A Letter From Landward Caithness Labour Candidate David Baron
Dear Voters, I am ambitious for Landward Caithness.   I want to work with local farmers and businesses to establish a local market where they can sell their products.  
22/4/2013
Shelligoe Archery up-date....
What a great night we had last Wednesday night.   Thanks to all who joined us.  
22/4/2013
World Book Night Today 23 April - Is Anyone In Caithness Involved?
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift specially chosen and printed books in their communities to share their love of reading.  World Book Night is celebrated on April 23.  
22/4/2013
High Life Highland seeks a new director
The Highland Council is seeking to recruit a Director to the Board of High Life Highland (HLH), to provide strategic direction and governance to the company and expert advice and support to its management team in developing and promoting opportunities in culture, learning, sport, leisure, health and wellbeing.   A vacancy has been created following the resignation of Inverness hotel executive, Craig Ewan, due to work pressures.  
21/4/2013
Caithness Model Club Show 2013Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2013
See photos in the gallery for the 2013 Caithness model Show..  
20/4/2013
Latest Addition to the Older Vehicles in Caithness GalleryThumbnail for article : Latest Addition to the Older Vehicles in Caithness Gallery
Two new sets of photos added to the Older Vehicles Gallery are a Cat 951 Traxcavator and a Ruston Bucyrus RB22 excavator.   These fine examples of old work horses are sitting outside John Gunn & Son Ltd at Lybster and many here wlil pass them every day on the A9 heading to or from the south..  
20/4/2013
Depression: why life can feel out of control
People with depression often feel their life is out of control.  It can evoke feelings that their life is pointless or by merely existing bad things can happen.  
20/4/2013
Caithness Model Club Show 2013Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2013
Photos from the 2013 Caithness Model Club show 2013 are being added to the site.  Some one now and the rest to follow on Monday.  
19/4/2013
Independent Candidate For Caithness Landward Gillian Goghill Introductory LetterThumbnail for article : Independent Candidate For Caithness Landward Gillian Goghill Introductory Letter
Landward Independent Candidate for Caithness Landward Election - 2nd MAY2013 Balnahard Farm Harpsdale Halkirk KW12 6UN 01847 831608 coghill[AT]balnahardfarm.co.uk www.balnahardfarm.co.uk Dear Caithness Landward resident I would be grateful for two minutes of your time in order that I may explain why I am standing for Local Elections to represent Landward.   I have lived in Halkirk for my entire adult life.  
19/4/2013
Bowel screening saves 750 lives
Around 750 lives have been saved in Scotland since the introduction of the national bowel screening programme in 2007.   The figures have been revealed to coincide with Nudge Day, a national day of action to encourage Scots to ‘nudge’ older family members to get tested for bowel cancer.  
19/4/2013
Open Day At North Highland College UHIThumbnail for article : Open Day At North Highland College UHI
The Open Day at North Highland College is agreat way to find out about all the courses on offer.   Go along and meet staff and students and find out.  
18/4/2013
Wick High School Belize Trip - Pudding Night and Silent AuctionThumbnail for article : Wick High School Belize Trip - Pudding Night and Silent Auction
This summer ten Wick High School pupils from fifth and sixth year will be flying to Belize for a four week adventure.   SILENT AUCTION AND PUDDING NIGHT - FRIDAY 26TH APRIL 7.00PM Teacher Chris Aitken, who will be accompanying the pupils said “This is an amazing opportunity for the young people involved to expand their horizons and make them really think about life and career choices.  
18/4/2013
Children And Young People Bill Started In Scottish Parliament
The Children and Young People Bill was introduced to Parliament on 18 April.  The Bill and accompanying documents have been published on the Scottish Parliament website: The Bill will further the Scottish Government’s ambition for Scotland to be the best place to grow up in by putting children and young people at the heart of planning and services and ensuring their rights are respected across the public sector.  
18/4/2013
High visibility police campaign welcomed by communities
LOCAL Police throughout the Highlands and Islands took part in a national Campaign Against Violence on Friday 12 April.   As part of the Police Scotland's Violence Reduction Strategy, additional and dedicated patrols, utilising all available officers, are scheduled throughout the year to focus on tackling all types of violence and anti-social behaviour.  
17/4/2013
Glass Recycling Photo Competition WinnersThumbnail for article : Glass Recycling Photo Competition Winners
Five lucky winners who recycled their glass at their local Recycling Point, have received a £20 voucher for the Thurso Cinema.   The Highland Council’s Waste Awareness Team ran the recent competition, which invited householders to email the Council a photograph of themselves recycling their glass, to be in with a chance of winning.