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22/3/2018
Councillors commitment to understand challenges in acute mental health services
Mental health was at the forefront of Highland Councillors' attention today (21 March 2018) as they participated in a seminar at Highland Council’s headquarters in Inverness.   The seminar was organised by the Council for Members and others, providing them an opportunity to hear about the different mental health services in place in Highland and the various challenges currently facing services and partners.  
20/3/2018
Don't Get Caught By Scams on Telephone Preference ServiceThumbnail for article : Don't Get Caught By Scams on Telephone Preference Service
Beware of calls from scammers pretending to be the Telephone Preference Service warns Highland Council Trading Standards.   Highland Council Trading Standards wish to warn consumers not to fall for a new telephone call scam in which fraudsters pretend to be calling from the Telephone Preference Service (or TPS).  
20/3/2018
PLAYMOBIL announces sponsorship of World Autism Awareness Week
PLAYMOBIL toys are played with across the world and enjoyed by children of all ages.  In fact in 2017 the toy giant marked the production of its 3 billionth figure.  
19/3/2018
Newton Hill Community Woodland Volunteer Days
Sun 25th Mar and Sun 1st Apr 2018 10.30am to 3.30pm.   We have our annual batch of trees from the TCV, now at the woodland and ready for planting.  
18/3/2018
The John O'Groats Trail Group Moving ForwardThumbnail for article : The John O'Groats Trail Group Moving Forward
Since its inception by Jay Wilson the John OGroats Trail group of volunteers have kept moving forward.   With a daunting prospect of marking out 147 miles of trail From Inverness to John O'Groats they have created a viable route.  
18/3/2018
Caithness Science Festival 2018 Fun DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2018 Fun Day
The final day of the Caithness Science Festival - "The Fun Day" gave a chance for listening to talks on various topic and many hands on displays.   The day showed to young people that science can be not only extremely interesting but also fun with the added bonus of a potential career.  
16/3/2018
Caithness Science Festival 2018 - Launch PhotosThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2018 - Launch Photos
The Caithness Science Festival 2018 is still going strong in its sixteenth year.   The official launch was on Tuesday this week with events running every day.  
16/3/2018
‘Preparing for Investment' in the Highlands and Islands - charities, social enterprises, community enterpriseThumbnail for article : ‘Preparing for Investment' in the Highlands and Islands - charities, social enterprises, community enterprise
We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming programme of free workshops, ‘Preparing for Investment' in the Highlands and Islands.   We're delighted to invite you to our upcoming events 'Preparing for Investment' in the Highlands and Islands.  
15/3/2018
Community Groups Rewarded To Deliver Improvement ProjectsThumbnail for article : Community Groups Rewarded To Deliver Improvement Projects
Community groups across Caithness and north Sutherland have gained more than £178,000 from a local fund's recent awards.  The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund, which is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), has held two funding rounds since October and awarded money to eleven projects.  
12/3/2018
Opinions sought from Thurso ResidentsThumbnail for article : Opinions sought from Thurso Residents
Thurso Community Development Trust is continuing in its efforts to understand the needs of Thurso Residents while moving forward in identifying early projects for the Trust to complete for the development of the town.   A successful public meeting was held earlier this month where round table discussions brought out many positive opinions of the town and needs for improvement.  
11/3/2018
Pass your instrument on!Thumbnail for article : Pass your instrument on!
Highland Council is asking people with unwanted and unused musical instruments in their homes if they ‘Gave it up?' to ‘Pass it on!' during Pass it on Week which runs from 10 - 18 March 2018.   Pass it on Week is Scotland's annual celebration of re-use promoted by Zero Waste Scotland and recycle for Scotland.  
8/3/2018
Leading Female Politicians Back GIRLGUIDING SCOTLAND & WOMEN 50:50'S New CampaignThumbnail for article : Leading Female Politicians Back GIRLGUIDING SCOTLAND & WOMEN 50:50'S New Campaign
SCOTLAND'S LEADING FEMALE POLITICIANS BACK GIRLGUIDING SCOTLAND & WOMEN 50:50'S NEW CAMPAIGN TO EMPOWER GIRLS TO LEAD.   Girlguiding Scotland, the leading charity for girls in Scotland, has joined forces with leading equality campaign group Women 50:50 to launch Citizen Girl, a new initiative to inspire the next generation of female leaders.  
7/3/2018
Dunbeath Broch Gains Leader FundingThumbnail for article : Dunbeath Broch Gains Leader Funding
An award of £21,014 from the Highland LEADER Programme is the last piece of the financial jigsaw required for a project which aims to conserve Dunbeath Broch in Caithness.   Neil Buchanan, Chair of Berriedale & Dunbeath Community Council said: "Dunbeath Strath provides a walk with a variety of interest and is popular with local people, the wider Caithness community and visitors to the area.  
7/3/2018
Volunteers Wanted To Record PlantsThumbnail for article : Volunteers Wanted To Record Plants
How would you or one of your group members like to be part of a UK wide project to record how our native plant species are changing over time? The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) http://www.npms.org.uk/ is looking for volunteers to adopt a one km square in your area that you can visit twice a year.  The scheme is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage and will help us gain a greater understanding of plant communities in Scotland.  
2/3/2018
Living Better With A Long Term ConditionThumbnail for article : Living Better With A Long Term Condition
Sign up for a 5 week course.   Caithness Horizons, Thurso.  
2/3/2018
Is It Time To Think About Your LiverThumbnail for article : Is It Time To Think About Your Liver
Great video advice if your thinking it is time to eatmore vegetables and cut down on alcohol before its too late for your liver..  
Caithness Field Club - Events March to May 2018
Caithness Field Club Winter programme 2018.   Tuesday 20th March at 7-30pm: A talk Iain MacLean of Caithness Broch Builders Project on latest findings: in Pentland Hotel, Thurso.  
27/2/2018
HiMRA - Highland Migrant & Refugee Advocacy - A New Volunteering OpportunityThumbnail for article : HiMRA - Highland Migrant & Refugee Advocacy - A New Volunteering Opportunity
This new project has a focus on empowering migrants and refugees to speak out and seek support.   Building on the findings from Birchwood Highland's 'Migrant Matters' research, this project will seek to fulfil the need for support services to be enduring, community based and community led.  
26/2/2018
KELLOGG'S Celebrates 20 Years Of Supporting Breakfast Clubs With New Grant ProgrammeThumbnail for article : KELLOGG'S Celebrates 20 Years Of Supporting Breakfast Clubs With New Grant Programme
Kellogg's celebrates 20th anniversary of supporting school breakfast clubs.   Cereal giant to give £1,000 to a breakfast club every school day of 2018.  
23/2/2018
Caithness Science Festival 2018 Bigger Than EverThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2018 Bigger Than Ever
Snakes, Tarantulas,Gorilla's, Engineering, Wildlife Adventures, Elements, Programming, Environments, Electrics, K'NEX and Storytelling.   Yes it is that time of year again - the 2018 Caithness International Science Festival is ready to kick for an even bigger festival.