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14/3/2013
Funding Opportunity - Poetry and Literature
CLORE DUFFIELD FOUNDATION: POETRY AND LITERATURE AWARDS OPEN TO APPLICATION The fifth round of the Clore Poetry and Literature Awards is now open to applications from schools, community groups, and not-for-profit organisations to help provide poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people across the UK.   The overall objective of the programme is to provide young people under the age of nineteen with the opportunity to experience poetry, literature, and creative writing both inside and outside of school, in compelling and exciting forms.  
14/3/2013
Funding Opportunity - Peoples Millions
PEOPLES MILLIONS From March 13th groups across Scotland have the chance to win £50k to make a difference in their communities and turn dreams into reality as The People's Millions launches for 2013.   The Peoples Millions is an annual TV competition run by Big Lottery Fund and STV which funds community projects which will improve the lives of local people.  
14/3/2013
Funding Opportunity - Carnegie Challenge Fund
CARNEGIE CHALLENGE FUND MThe 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.  
13/3/2013
Volunteers get to work planting for the futureThumbnail for article : Volunteers get to work planting for the future
Members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers met last Sunday (10th March 2013) to help plant trees and wild flowers at the ‘Planting for the Future’ site at Ormlie, Thurso.   The volunteers planted a range of broadleaf trees including rowan and beech and planted wildflowers such as fox glove and cowslip to help provide useful habitat to wildlife at the site.  
13/3/2013
Do You Need Some Financial Help For Educational Purposes And Live in Caithness?
If you live in Caithness small grants are available for wide range or educational purposes and course.   Check it out.  
13/3/2013
Scottish sharks to be tracked for a second year
Scientists are to extend a popular basking shark tracking project for another year, it was announced today.   For the last seven months the public have been able to follow the progress of eight of the giant sharks online, after they were tagged off the west coast of Scotland in July last year.  
11/3/2013
SNH’s ‘natural knowhow’ delivers fun factsThumbnail for article : SNH’s ‘natural knowhow’ delivers fun facts
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is stockpiling a long list of odd and fascinating facts about nature and then sharing them through social media.   The idea is part of the 2013 Year of Natural Scotland celebrations The facts include the oldest tree in Scotland, the mammal that eats 3000 midges a night, the plant only found in Scotland, and evidence of the largest meteor to hit Britain.  
11/3/2013
Wild Skies Weekend 15th - 16th MarchThumbnail for article : Wild Skies Weekend 15th  - 16th March
"In mid March Caithness Astronomy Group have a weekend of free events planned for skywatchers in the far North of Scotland.  The highlights include two public talks by Professor Andy Lawrence of Edinburgh University and the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh, and the chance to view a comet in the twilight sky after sunset.  
11/3/2013
New Playpark at KeissThumbnail for article : New Playpark at Keiss
The new playpark at Keiss opened recently after lots of fund raising and grant applications by a local committee.   the new area has plenty to keep the kids occupied and the area has been generously covered in safety matting with grass growing through it to make for softer landings after slips and falls..  
11/3/2013
Caithness Science Festival 2013 - ProgrammeThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2013 - Programme
A wide range of events are being staged for the Caithness International Science Festival 2013..  
11/3/2013
Whale and Dolphin Shorewatch - Join InThumbnail for article : Whale and Dolphin Shorewatch - Join In
You can help with the whale and dolphin watch by going to the training course on 24th March..  
10/3/2013
Wacky Woolly Wednesday - Pennyland SchoolThumbnail for article : Wacky Woolly Wednesday - Pennyland School
Many schools across the Highland region took part in Wacky Woolly Wednesday to highlight climate change.  Schools were turning down the heat slightly and children wore wacky Woollies to keep warm.  
10/3/2013
Caithness Science Festival 2013Thumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2013
A science quiz is currently running in Wick Library.   Entry forms are available from the Festival display in the lobby and the first correct entry drawn from the box will win a copy of The Ultimate Bookof Science; An "Art of Science" project is running at the St Fergus Gallery.  
10/3/2013
Caithness Heart Support Group Donates Digital ScalesThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group Donates Digital Scales
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group secretary, Marjorie Donaldson checks out the digital scales before they were handed over to the Pearson Practice at Wick medical centre.   The scales were the latest item to be funded by the group which also handed over a blood pressure monitor.  
9/3/2013
Communities and Families FundThumbnail for article : Communities and Families Fund
Up to £10,000 available for groups working in your community.   If you need funding to help give families and children the best start in life then it’s easier than you think! What is it? The Communities and Families Fund is a grants programme funded jointly by the Scottish Government and the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland.  
8/3/2013
New Opportunities for SVQ Qualifications In Wick
Pulteneytown People’s Project are offering a unique opportunity for people who would like to train to work in the following fields; Childcare Health and Social Care Business Administration PPP have secured funding from the Highland Councils Deprived Area Fund to deliver Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ’s).  These opportunities are open to anyone over the age of 16 whether they are employed or unemployed.  
8/3/2013
International School Meals Day TodayThumbnail for article : International School Meals Day Today
Today (8th March 2013) is International School Meals Day.   Since December 2010, the UK and USA have been sharing examples of policy and practices in promoting healthy eating in schools.  
7/3/2013
Wacky Woolly Wednesday - Mount Pleasant Primary SchoolThumbnail for article : Wacky Woolly Wednesday - Mount Pleasant Primary School
Many schools across the Highland region took part in Wacky Woolly Wednesday to highlight climate change.   Schools were turning down the heat slightly and children wore wacky Woollies to keep warm.  
7/3/2013
Wacky Woolly Wednesday - Pulteneytown AcademyThumbnail for article : Wacky Woolly Wednesday - Pulteneytown Academy
Pupils at Pulteneytown Academy, Wick marked Climate Week yesterday (6 March 2013) by taking part in The Highland Council's Wacky Woolly Wednesday.   The jumpers were needed in schools and offices where the temperature was turned down by 1 degree to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint.  
7/3/2013
TAKE 30, the Ramblers Scotland guide to walking for health and fitness
Ramblers Scotland is today launching TAKE 30, a campaign to support the UK Chief Medical Officers’ recommendation that we should all be aiming to take at least 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 times a week.   TAKE 30 supports GPs as they encourage their patients to be more active in the NHS Health Scotland led pilot being launched by the Minister of Commonwealth Games and Sport this Thursday and is endorsed by Dr Andrew Murray, the Scottish Government’s physical activity champion and the Royal College of General Practitioners.