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17/3/2013
Can You Help Answer This Old Book Question?Thumbnail for article : Can You Help Answer This Old Book Question?
Noel Donaldson contacted to help solve a mystery...........   AN amateur historian is trying to solve a century-plus Caithness mystery which has Scots hero Robert the Bruce at its centre.  
17/3/2013
Handyperson ServicesThumbnail for article : Handyperson Services
Transport In Caithness photos gallery is still growing and the Handyperson Scheme van is now in.   We snapped this photo of the Handyperson Services vehicle in Golspie recently and it shows they get around to deliver their services to elderly and disabled people.  
16/3/2013
Caithness Science Festival Gains 10,000 From Scottish GovernmentThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival Gains 10,000 From Scottish Government
More science chances for kids.   Dozens of events across Scotland will offer thousands of children hands-on science experience as part of Science and Engineering Week.  
16/3/2013
How Can Wind Farm Benefits Best Be Used In Caithness?
How can funding from onshore wind farms be used to benefit Caithness and its communities? RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) is encouraging people in Caithness to take part in the Caithness Conversation, a discussion about how the community funds linked to wind farms can best be used to support the area.   RWE NRL, one of the UKs leading renewable energy developers, invests more than 75,000 per annum in Caithness through community funds associated with its wind farms.  
16/3/2013
Winter Still Keeps A Grip Into SpringtimeThumbnail for article : Winter Still Keeps A Grip Into Springtime
The weather this week continued to stay cold in Caithness this week like much of the rest of the UK.   Although Caithness did not get the full impact of the snowy weather a couple of morning saw a light covering until the sun got to work.  
16/3/2013
New Skills Development Fund For Museums Sector
Details of a new fund created by Museums Galleries Scotland to support the Scottish museums sector in skills building and workforce development have been announced.   The Scottish Government is providing 80,000 to establish the SkillsDevelopment Fund to support the sector to work in partnership to run training courses and skills development programmes in Scotland.  
16/3/2013
Extending the referendum franchiseThumbnail for article : Extending the referendum franchise
A Bill that will give every 16 and 17 year old the right to add their voice to the most important decision made in Scotland in 300 years has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.   The Scottish Referendum (Franchise) Bill will ensure that everyone aged 16 and above on the day of the referendum in 2014 will be able to participate in the historic vote, and help decide what type of country they want Scotland to be.  
15/3/2013
Drivers On Mobile Phones To Be Targeted By PoliceThumbnail for article : Drivers On Mobile Phones To Be Targeted By Police
Northern Constabulary prepare for day of action against those who use mobile devices whilst driving.   Northern Constabulary is preparing for a day of action against drivers who continue to break the law and use phones and mobile communications devices whilst driving.  
15/3/2013
South School, Wick - March 2013 Newsletter
Dear Parent, Time again for a Newsletter as we approach Easter.  This term has flown past and we have seen all seasons in a few weeks with glorious sunshine and even a good covering of snow.  
15/3/2013
Highland landmarks to go dark during WWFs Earth HourThumbnail for article : Highland landmarks to go dark during WWFs Earth Hour
Earth Hour.   At 8.30pm on Saturday 23rd March, hundreds of millions of people will turn off their lights for one hour across the globe, in a symbolic show of support for action on climate change and for a more sustainable future.  
15/3/2013
Seal Takes In The Sights Of WickThumbnail for article : Seal Takes In The Sights Of Wick
THIS seafarer might not be quite as big as his walrus cousin which visited the shores of North Ronaldsay but he still turned a few heads when he came up river to sample the spring sunshine below Wick town bridge.  The seal settled on a rock only a few yards from the bank and appeared to lap up the attention from passers-by and photographers.  
14/3/2013
Top 6 reasons that great projects don't get their grantsThumbnail for article : Top 6 reasons that great projects don't get their grants
The Big Lottery has published this video to help[ groups avoid the pitfalls of a failed application.   If you are applying for one of BIG Scotland's small or medium size grants (mostly up to 10k, some up to 50k), we usually wait until after we have offered you a grant before asking for supporting information about your group/organisation.  
14/3/2013
Funding From TSB - Skype Surgeries
TSB FOUNDATION FOR SCOTLAND - SKYPE SURGERIES TSB Foundation for Scotland is holding a small number of surgeries on Skype which will allow people from anywhere in the country to have an appointment.  These will be run in exactly the same way as the Foundation's face to face surgeries, with groups making an appointment in advance for a specific time.  
14/3/2013
Top tips for Highland consumers to keep food fresher for longer
The Highland Council is working alongside Zero Waste Scotland to help raise awareness of the benefits of food packaging and show consumers how packaging and labels can help them waste less and save more.  The average household can save 430 a year, or 35 a month simply by making the most of the food we buy.  
14/3/2013
Funding Opportunity - Sharing Heritage
SHARING HERITAGE The Sharing Heritage programme is for any type of project related to national, regional or local heritage in the UK.   You can apply for a grant from 3,000 to 10,000.  
14/3/2013
Funding Opportunity - For Gommunity Groups & Charities
SCOTMID CO-OPERATIVE COMMUNITY GRANTS Scotmid Co-operative''s Community Grant scheme gives support to local communities served by Scotmid and Semichem stores.  They will consider applications from community groups and charities supporting projects in any of the following categories: children and education; health; fairtrade; homelessness and poverty; arts and culture; the environment; elderly people and active lifestyles.  
14/3/2013
Calling all dog owners get your dog a good name!
As spring approaches, dog owners are being encouraged to pick up after their dog when out and about.   The latest national radio campaign from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) begins this week, focussing on the issues surrounding dog waste, as part of ongoing work to publicise access rights and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.  
14/3/2013
Funding Opportunity - Peope's Postcode Small Grants
PEOPLE'S POSTCODE TRUST SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME The People''s Postcode Trust has announced its Small Grants Programme is now closed and will re-open for applications on the 7th April 2013.   Through its small grants programme, the People''s Postcode Trust offers grants of between 500 and 10,000 to small organisations and community groups for projects lasting up to 6 months in the areas of Poverty Prevention; Advancement of Health; Community Development; Public Sports; Human Rights; and Environmental Protection.  
14/3/2013
Funding Opportunity - Young People
THE BENJAMIN GAUTREY FOUNDATION The Benjamin Gautrey Foundation aims to help young people (under the age of 21 years).  The Trustees have four priorities:- supporting young people to enjoy sport in their free-time, whatever their background; support to young people to allow them to participate safely in sport; the provision of safety, protection and medical assistance of participants, officials and spectators at Motorcycle Sports Events in the UK and University Scholarships to students who wish to further their careers within the railway industry in conjunction with Network Rail and Keltbray.  
14/3/2013
Funding Opportunity - Artists Project Earth Grant
ARTISTS PROJECT EARTH (APE) Application Deadline: 31 March 2013 The Artists Project Earth Grant is provided and administered by The Artists Project Earth (APE) and is available for TSOs active in the UK.   The scheme is intended to support charitable originations undertaking projects and awareness raising initiatives to combat climate change and raise funds for natural disaster relief.