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29/5/2019
Highland on track to meet ELC expansion requirements by 2020
The national expansion of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) hours will see entitlement for three and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds increased from 600 to 1,140 hours per year from August 2020.   Every setting in Highland is being considered and assessed in preparation for full roll out in August 2020.  
28/5/2019
The Lost Village of BadryrieThumbnail for article : The Lost Village of Badryrie
A walk with the Rangers to see the village.   See poster for details and how to book.  
23/5/2019
Music Lessons From Pentland Music, Thurso To Anywhere OnlineThumbnail for article : Music Lessons From Pentland Music, Thurso To Anywhere Online
If you want to learn the Ukulele but can't find a teacher then you can now get lessons online from Pentland Music in Thurso via your computer.   If you live locally its easy enough perhaps to go in for a lesson but if you live way out in the countryside or in another place far away you may want to take advantage of the live online lessons on offer.  
23/5/2019
Miller Academy 1962 Class PhotoThumbnail for article : Miller Academy 1962 Class Photo
Jim Christie has sent this latest addition to the 1962 centenary photos listing.   We already have photos number A to Y so this one is Z.  
23/5/2019
A Walk Around Thurso On A Dreich DayThumbnail for article : A Walk Around Thurso On A Dreich Day
Yesterday was a kind of damp drizzly day but not wet enough to stop going for a wander around Thurso.   See the photo gallery link above..  
14/5/2019
Car Parking Warning Notices But Be Assured MobiLe Traffic Officers Will Hit HarderThumbnail for article : Car Parking Warning Notices But Be Assured MobiLe Traffic Officers Will Hit Harder
Parking Enforcement is coming to a street near you With the Decriminalisation of Parking Enforcement, and establishment of the Highland Council Parking Services in 2016, the local authority has committed to the roll-out of enforcement activities across all population centres in Highland.   2016 saw delivery in Inverness and Fort William and all Off Street Car Parks.  
14/5/2019
Is Your Group Looking For Funding Then Go To The INFORMATION EVENTThumbnail for article : Is Your Group Looking For Funding Then Go To The INFORMATION EVENT
Wednesday 12th June, 10am-1.30pm.  Pulteney Centre, Wick.  
Thurso Grows
Thurso Grows is at the start of their fanatic new project in Thurso funded by the Climate Challenge Fund.  I just wanted to send you an email to give you some information as what we are trying to achieve and how you may like to get involved.  
9/5/2019
Wick councillors announce follow-up meetings in town centre regeneration plan
Plans for a town centre regeneration in Wick have taken another step forward with the announcement of two further stakeholder meetings.   On Tuesday 28 May2019, town centre retailers are invited to join Ward 3 councillors and Highland Council officers for a workshop exploring some of the key themes identified during the first round of engagement, which took place on 16 May.  
7/5/2019
Community Market In Thurso 11th May 2019Thumbnail for article : Community Market In Thurso 11th May 2019
See poster for details..  
4/5/2019
McIvor and Allen Wood Chip Carvers of Castletown ExhibitionThumbnail for article : McIvor and Allen Wood Chip Carvers of Castletown Exhibition
The exhibition is now on at Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour road, Castlehill, Castletown.   From an earlier exhibition way back in 2001 we published a short history of chip carving in Castletown by James Dunster Photos from the 2001 exhibition can be seen HERE There are also photos of the building where the work was carried out - it sits on the main road through Castletown.  
2/5/2019
Olrig House Castletown - Bluebell walkThumbnail for article : Olrig House Castletown - Bluebell walk
'Bluebell walk.' Enjoy a walking tour with the Head Gardener, Graham around the grounds of Olrig House, see the stunning bluebells and learn about some of the history and stories related to Olrig.  Tours will run throughout May on Friday and Saturday at the following times.  
Labour Party Visit To Caithness Hears About Third Sector and Health Issues From CHATThumbnail for article : Labour Party Visit To Caithness Hears About Third Sector and Health Issues From CHAT
A visit of the Labour Party Leader in Scotland Richard Leonard MSP accompanied by Rhoda Grant MSP heard from the third sector and Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) about problems arising to the community from changes to health provision and wide range of topics.   Roger Saxon the local Labour party organiser and Alan Tait from Caithness Voluntary Group facilitated the meeting at the Pulteney Centre in Wick.  
2/5/2019
Missing Tabby cat from KeissThumbnail for article : Missing Tabby cat from Keiss
Just moved to Keiss and cat gone missing.   If anyone sees or finds the cat contact - Scott Russell-Roberts Phone-01955 631281.  
2/5/2019
BT offers communities the chance to ‘adopt' their local phone box for just £1Thumbnail for article : BT offers communities the chance to ‘adopt' their local phone box for just £1
BT is offering communities across Scotland the opportunity to adopt their local phone box for just £1 to turn them into something inspirational for their local area.   More than 740 traditional red boxes are available for adoption across Scotland and BT will also consider adoption requests to house defibrillators in more modern kiosks.  
2/5/2019
The Flow Country - Peatland Partnership's World Heritage Site's Project Open DaysThumbnail for article : The Flow Country - Peatland Partnership's World Heritage Site's Project Open Days
The Peatlands Partnership is announcing the start of an extensive community consultation over a proposed World Heritage Site for The Flow Country, the vast area of peatlands in Sutherland and Caithness that is now widely recognised as being the best peatland of its type in the world.   Joe Perry, the Peatland Partnership's World Heritage Site's Project Coordinator said: "A Flow Country World Heritage Site would not only be an enormous accolade for the area and the many organisations, land managers, crofters and farmers who have maintained this land for generations but it could also bring many positive development opportunities and undoubtedly some challenges too.  
2/5/2019
Got Something To Say About Local Services - Go And TellThumbnail for article : Got Something To Say About Local Services - Go And Tell
See poster for places and times to have your say or get help..  
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1/5/2019
Free To Any Local Charity - Office Furniture
Contact Caithness Voluntary Group is interested in the following items - 1600mm LH wave desk (ex SSE Perth) - 9 x free to charity.  1600mm RH wave desk (ex SSE Perth) - 9 x free to charity.  
29/4/2019
New benefit pays out £3.5 million in first three months
More than 9,700 families receive Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby payment.   Nearly 10,000 low income families across Scotland got help from the new Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby payment, official statistics show.  
29/4/2019
Volunteering for all - Widening access and opportunities to volunteer
A new framework aimed at getting more people involved in volunteering has been launched.   The Volunteering Outcomes Framework aims to reduce barriers to volunteering for people from all sections of the community, regardless of their background.