There will be a meeting on 6th September 2018 at 7.00pm in the Seaforth Club - Small Lounge regarding the new season of bridge playing. New members are always welcome.
Tuesday 23rd October, 9.30am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick This course will cover: Discipline and grievance procedure Understand best practice in operating disciplinary and grievance procedures The right to be accompanied Define the principles required to hold a fair disciplinary interview. Dealing with absences at work The training is suitable for line managers, committee members and directors.
On Saturday, 1st September 2018 we are having a brooch making day with Joanne Kaar teaching techniques etc. There are still a few places so if you wish to take part phone 01847 821 120 which is the Centre.
Wednesday 22 August 2018. 7.00pm Francis Street Club Wick.
We invite all members of the public who are interested in learning more about these lifesaving devices to attend. We also recommend all who are owners/custodians of AEDs to attend and any members of the public/groups that are planning to purchase a AED for their community, business or organisation to come along and find out more about our campaign..
We are delighted to invite you to our next external seminar, being held on Thursday 23rd August. Environmental Research Institute (ERI), Thurso have two speakers, Alam Sarawar and Sayam Chowdhury who will be talking about "Saving Critically Endangered birds in Bangladesh." The presentation will be held in the ERI seminar room, Castle Street in Thurso - doors open at 5.15pm.
The Highland Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Forum have organised a Proud Ness event in Inverness on 6th October 2018, which will be supported by an out-reach event in Thurso Precinct on 11th August 2018, 11am to 4pm. The out-reach event is being held to increase the visibility of the LGBTI+ community in the Highlands and to provide space for the community to come together to reduce isolation.
Budget cuts are now hitting the voluntary third sector in Caithness and the rest of Highland. Caithness Voluntary Group is member of the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) and they have been informed of a 13% cut in funding.
Highland parents urged to take advantage of fresh, healthy, and sustainable school meals which have once again been recognised with a national award. Despite the challenges of serving Scotland's largest council area, which includes some of the most sparsely populated areas of the UK, Highland Council is celebrating after achieving the Soil Association Scotland's Silver and Bronze Food for Life Served Here award in its primary schools and nurseries for the ninth year running.
Guest speaker at a recent Caithness Heart support Group AGM was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS. Cllr Sinclair is well placed to speak to groups about health service having been a founder member of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) and still involved in the campaigns over Caithness health issues.
A TRIBUTE was paid at the AGM of Caithness Heart Support Group, recently, to long-serving chairman Ernie Ross, standing down after nine years service. Highlighting Mr Ross's contribution, the new chairman, Noel Donaldson said: "Ernie has not always enjoyed the best of health but has always given us a one hundred percent commitment to the group and that has been greatly appreciated." However, Mr Donaldson was pleased to add that Mr Ross was not severing his connection with the group but has decided to remain as a committee member.
Caithness Heart support Group AGM. Guest speaker was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS.
See all the photos in the gallery - link above..
A Wick High School teacher is spending the summer in Rwanda delivering teacher training opportunities in the country. Caitlin Morrison, who teaches social subjects and history, is travelling to the Zaza in the Eastern Province as part of the Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) professional development programme alongside charity Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda.
Wick Voices, the Wick Society's oral history section, has broken through the 100,000 barrier in terms of listener response to its collection of online recordings. That's how many individual plays there have been since the project was set up less than two years ago with the aim of preserving local voices for posterity.
Check out the news at the link below http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/summer2018news.pdf.
Check out the newsletter for all the awards. http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/saltireawards2018.pdf.
Canisbay Primary Parent Council were looking to make improvements to the playground and last year we supported Mrs Moodie out headteacher in an application to Greencoat Stroupster Community Fund. We submitted an application which was to: Build a canopy / shelter at the school which would give 2 benefits , an outdoor classroom area and also a shelter and play area for the kids to be protected from the Caithness weather.
Everyone in Highland is asked to keep their Eyes Open for children at risk during the school holidays. In the week that Highland schools sound the end of term bell, Child Protection Committees across Scotland are encouraging the public to be extra observant to help protect potentially vulnerable children when school's out for summer.
The Hesteyri Horses team are riding from John O'Groats to Land's End on horseback!. Hesteyri Horses is a family run equestrian business focusing on giving all horses a chance, bringing out the best in their own horses and client horses as well as their extensive work rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing horses and ponies who have been neglected or abused.