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More Caithness WheelsThumbnail for article : More Caithness Wheels
We have many Caithness business vehicles already in the photo gallery and many more to come.   We are keen to set one going for older vehicles to show transport for business in the past.  
Hetty Munro’s War Diaries (by Elizabeth Rintoul)
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011 Vol 7 No7 The following extracts from the War Diary of the late Henrietta Munro of Thurso come from the North Highland Archive and are published with their permission.  Earlier extracts were published in previous Field Club Bulletins – Vol 6 No 8 (2004), Vol 7 No 1 (2005), Vol 7 No 2 (2006), Vol 7 No 3 (2007), Vol 7 No 4 (2008), Vol 7 No 5 (2009) and Vol 7 No 6 (2010).  
David and Big Bertha, A Short Lived Affair Thumbnail for article : David and Big Bertha,  A Short Lived Affair
(by Andrew Guttridge) This article was first published in the Annual Bulletin of Caithness Field Club 2011.   How the RAF gained and lost a naval big gun.  
Aurora Display From Sandigoe Beach - by Maciej WiniarczykThumbnail for article : Aurora Display From Sandigoe Beach - by  Maciej Winiarczyk
Another great little film of an Aurora display in Caithness..  
Vehicles In Caithness Section Growing FastThumbnail for article : Vehicles In Caithness Section Growing Fast
The latest vehicles into the fast growing photo gallery are from Sutherland Brothers in Wick The vehicles photo gallery has a link where it is available to working vehicles.   We intend to begin another gallery of older and historical vehicles as they become available.  
Fairy Tale Readings At Wick LibraryThumbnail for article : Fairy Tale Readings At Wick Library
Brothers Grim Fairy Tales read by George Gunn and Linda Young..  
Time To Enrol Children For School
Parents and guardians of children are being informed by The Highland Council that it’s time for enrolment into pre-school and primary school in the Highlands.   The next school session starts on 14 August 2013.  
Report by Noel Donaldson WICK warks weil...never was the royal burgh's famous motto more true that when it comes to its annual pensioners party.   The post-festive treat last night was staged at the town’s Assembly Rooms.  
Protect your pipes and play safe around watercourses during the cold weatherThumbnail for article : Protect your pipes and play safe around watercourses during the cold weather
With the arrival of low temperatures and snow in Scotland, Scottish Water is reminding people to ensure their properties are protected and to play safe around watercourses.   We are asking householders and businesses to ensure that their properties are protected and urging them to follow Scottish Water’s winter code - a set of simple steps to protect your pipes, be prepared and heat, insulate and protect your property - whether it’s your home, a holiday home or business premises.  
Scot Of The Year 2012 Short List
Schoolgirl Martha Payne and Olympic Gold medal winner Andy Murray in race for the title as charity for Scots in London announces shortlist for Scot of the Year 2012 ScotsCare, the charity for Scots in London, has announced the shortlist for Scot of the Year 2012.   Schoolgirl Martha Payne, famous for her blog about school dinners, which then grew into a fundraising campaign which has raised in excess of £100,000 to help schools in Malawi, is currently in the lead.  
Funding Opportunity - Tesco Charitable Funds
The current round for Children's Welfare and Children's Education (Including Special Needs Schools) closes on 31st January 2013.   Community Awards The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to registered charities and not for profit organisations who are working on local projects that support children and their education and welfare, elderly people and adults and children with disabilities.  
Extended Visiting Times In Some Hospitals
Hospital wards across Scotland are piloting more flexible visiting hours.   Family and friends will be able to visit patients at hospital at times which are convenient to them.  
DORNOCH RAIL LINK ACTION GROUP - Winter newsletter - Part Two
Far North Line 11.  As stated above, many railways in the U.K.  
DORNOCH RAIL LINK ACTION GROUP - Winter newsletter - Part OneThumbnail for article : DORNOCH RAIL LINK ACTION GROUP - Winter newsletter - Part One
DORNOCH RAIL LINK ACTION GROUP - Winter newsletter from Mark Norton Hon.  President Revd.  
£1million To Preserve Memory Of Scotland's War DeadThumbnail for article : £1million To Preserve Memory Of Scotland's War Dead
Scotland’s war memorials will be cleaned and restored in readiness for the anniversary of the First World War through a new fund being made available to communities across the country.   The additional £1 million for the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund - announced by First Minister Alex Salmond today - will pay for the upgrade and maintenance of memorials in villages, towns and cities in Scotland that pay tribute to those who gave their lives during both world wars and other conflicts.  
Deadline approaches for Highland groups to apply for Community Covenant funding
Community groups and organisations across the Highlands have until Friday 1 February to bid for funding from a £30 million grant scheme which is operated by the Ministry of Defence to finance local projects which strengthen the ties between members of the Armed Forces community and local communities.   Councillor Carolyn Caddick, The Highland Council’s Armed Forces and Veterans’ Champion said: “I strongly encourage organisations and community groups who are looking for funding support for their projects to get their applications before the deadline.  
Funding Opportunity - Communities and Families Fund
3rd Sector Early Intervention Fund ending and new Communities and Families fund will replace it.   Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm, 1st February 2013 The Unified Voluntary Sector Fund, CLD HQ Funds and Early Years Early Action Fund in their present format will come to an end at the end of this current financial year (2012-13).  
Caithness In World War Two - Highland Archive Centre
The Highland Archive Centre has been investigating what has appeared in the press for Caithness during world War Two and made copies of its research from the local papers available on their web site.   They have now reached week 20 so it is worth a look to see what they have already compiled from 1939 to 21st January 1940.  
Wick Coastal Rowing Club - gluing up the first boatThumbnail for article : Wick Coastal Rowing Club - gluing up the first boat
The new wick coastal rowing club have wasted no time in commencing to build their boats.   They were recently already gluing up the first of them.  
Green Routes to Feeling Good Conference - InvernessThumbnail for article : Green Routes to Feeling Good Conference - Inverness
Green Routes to Feeling Good - Health links to the environment Conference & Showcase - Saturday 2nd March 2013 Millburn Academy, Diriebught Road, Inverness.   Green Routes to Feeling Good Conference Join our inspiring and informative day which will involve a wide range of speakers and workshop sessions led by health and environmental experts.