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21/12/2017
Festive Workers At Dounreay Pledge £10k To Good CausesThumbnail for article : Festive Workers At Dounreay Pledge £10k To Good Causes
Generous workers at Dounreay have pledged a staggering £10,000 to good causes in the run up to Christmas.   Caithness Foodbank received a welcome boost this week when a cheque for £3,225 was handed over after donations were collected during the site's festive lunches.  
17/12/2017
Town and County Hospital Christmas Memory Tree - Carols Round The Tree 6.30 - 7.00pmThumbnail for article : Town and County Hospital Christmas Memory Tree - Carols Round The Tree 6.30 - 7.00pm
Come along on Monday evening 18 December at 6.30pm for a short singing of carols led by the Rev John Nugent.   Bring a bauble to hang on the tree.  
15/12/2017
Council calls for responsible dog ownershipThumbnail for article : Council calls for responsible dog ownership
The Highland Council's Environmental Health Service, working with Police Scotland, would like to remind all dog owners it is the owners' responsibility to ensure that their dogs are kept under control at all times and not causing alarm, or fear to any person or animal.   The Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 requires dog owners to ensure that their dogs cannot cause other people to be apprehensive that they that they themselves, or any other person, or animal might be harmed.  
15/12/2017
More Caithness From The AirThumbnail for article : More Caithness From The Air
Great footage from Stevie Bruce..  
14/12/2017
Residents Urged to Remember to Recycle this ChristmasThumbnail for article : Residents Urged to Remember to Recycle this Christmas
Highland Council residents are being asked to remember to recycle as much waste as possible over the festive period.   Christmas cards, paper wrapping paper, paper packaging, cardboard, paper, food tins, drinks cans, envelopes, food and drink cartons, aerosols and clean plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays can all be recycled in your blue bin.  
10/12/2017
Christmas Tree DisplayThumbnail for article : Christmas Tree Display
The annual display of Christmas Trees at St Fergus church, Wick by community groups has grown to its largest yet.   Several groups had people on hand to explain what their groups do and what a huge variety there was even though there are many more groups out there.  
Wick High Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoorsThumbnail for article : Wick High Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors
Two high school pupils have created an app designed to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors more often.  Mari-Ann Ganson and Ellora James, who are both 17, created Envirocache for an apps competition.  
9/12/2017
Public Meeting to explore opportunity for Community Development Trust for Thurso and DistrictThumbnail for article : Public Meeting to explore opportunity for Community Development Trust for Thurso and District
Over the last year, a growing momentum of change is perceived to be developing.  New councillors have been appointed in Thurso and District Ward, Thurso Town Improvements Association have been leading on new events for the area and Pay It Forward Thurso has been recruiting volunteers for community led activities.  
7/12/2017
Thurso Panto Cancelled Tonight Thursday 7 December
Message From Thurso Players.   Due to the weather/Health and Safety reasons, the Thurso High School is shut today which means that unfortunately tonight's performance of the Thurso Players pantomime has had to be cancelled.  
5/12/2017
Wick Hogmanay Street Party Fund RaiserThumbnail for article : Wick Hogmanay Street Party Fund Raiser
See poster.  
2/12/2017
Caithness Heart Support Group's coffee morning -Saturday 2 December 10.00am - MiddayThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group's coffee morning -Saturday 2 December 10.00am - Midday
GETTING some last-minute practice in, before Caithness Heart Support Group's coffee morning at the Norseman Hotel, Wick, tomorrow (December 2).   The group's vice chairman, Noel Donaldson, will be playing a mix of festive favourites and carols.  
29/11/2017
Santa's Sleigh Coming To WickThumbnail for article : Santa's Sleigh Coming To Wick
Santa sleigh tour of Wick.   Elves will be with our sleigh with treats for the kids and collection tins.  
29/11/2017
Caithness Community Partnership - Next Meeting Wednesday 6th December 2017 - Lybster
Next partnership meeting on Wednesday 6th December in Lybster Bowling Hall at 11am This meeting will have a series of workshops discussing the following topics that have been raised by the Lybster, Dunbeath and Berriedale Locality Plan: Employment & Training Transport & Connection Local Childcare Poor Internet & Phone reception Affordable Housing availability Other issues Web site - www.highlandcpp.org.uk/caithness-community-partnership.html.  
28/11/2017
Deadline for Your Cash Your Caithness applications approaches
Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of £15,000 forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Sunday 3rd December Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £15,000.00 from their Ward Discretionary Budget to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.  If your idea fits, the community will get to vote for the best ideas at an event in Thurso High School on Saturday 27th January 2018.  
27/11/2017
Christmas Tree Sale - Newtonhill CroftThumbnail for article : Christmas Tree Sale - Newtonhill Croft
See poster for details..  
26/11/2017
Collapsed Wall At Wick HarbourThumbnail for article : Collapsed Wall At Wick Harbour
A wall has collapsed at Wick harbour.   the wall has suffered from the constant rain in recent days..  
26/11/2017
Making Collapsed Embankment Safe At Riverside WickThumbnail for article : Making Collapsed Embankment Safe At Riverside Wick
Workmen have been working to make the collapse at the children's playpark along the Wick river safe again..  
25/11/2017
Christmas Lights Switch on and Decorated Umbrella Parade in WickThumbnail for article : Christmas Lights Switch on and Decorated Umbrella Parade in Wick
Despite another atrocious day for weather in Caithness the decorated umbrellas parade and switch on of the Christmas Lights went ahead.   Santa was kept busy chatting to kids in his hut in Market Square..  
16/11/2017
Caithness Archers Are Looking For A Place To Hold ShootsThumbnail for article : Caithness Archers Are Looking For A Place To Hold Shoots
Caithness Archers are looking for somewhere to hold their indoor shoots.   We are looking for a good size barn where we could set up our range/clubhouse.  
16/11/2017
Thurso Heritage Society's 2018 charity calendar on saleThumbnail for article : Thurso Heritage Society's 2018 charity calendar on sale
This year Thurso Heritage Society's charity calendar feature a mixture of black and white and colour photographs taken from the negatives of the late Jack Selby.  They are available locally at the moment from Corner Store @19 Princes Street, Tickity Boo at High Street, The Kiln Store and J.