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News Archive


26/9/2019
New Advice Service For Parents Carers and ChildrenThumbnail for article : New Advice Service For Parents Carers and Children
A new service which is open to parents/carers/children and those who work with them..  
26/9/2019
innogy Launches Flexible Wind Farm Fund To Increase Employment PotentialThumbnail for article : innogy Launches Flexible Wind Farm Fund To Increase Employment Potential
· Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Education & Training Fund created to benefit local residents.   · £133,250 fund per annum now open for applications from residents and community groups.  
25/9/2019
Obituary - William 'Bill' Arif Born 25 February 1937 Died 22 August 2019Thumbnail for article : Obituary - William 'Bill' Arif Born 25 February 1937 Died 22 August 2019
WILLIAM 'BILL' ARIF, BORN 25.02.1937, THURSO CAITHNESS: DIED 22.08.  2019, FOCHABERS, MORAY.  
25/9/2019
New relationships, sexual health and parenthood website
A new teaching website that strengthens the quality, consistency and relevance of education on relationships, sexual health and parenthood has been launched.   The Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RHSP) site - https://rshp.scot/ - contains over 100 lesson plans for use in all education settings.  
19/9/2019
COMMUNITY PROJECTS BENEFIT OVER £80K IN CNSFUND LATEST FUNDING
Seven community projects are to benefit from over £80k of funding following the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant awards.   CNSFund Chairperson David Glass said "Our latest funding includes improvements to youth activities, community and recreational facilities as well as progressing an ambitious project to establish a major visitor attraction in Caithness.  
19/9/2019
STRATHPEFFER PAVILION TO RETURN TO COMMUNITY OWNERSHIPThumbnail for article : STRATHPEFFER PAVILION TO RETURN TO COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP
The community of Strathpeffer are gearing up to celebrate having secured £485K from the Scottish Land Fund to purchase the Pavilion in the heart of the village from current owners the Scottish Historical Buildings Trust.   The recently formed Strathpeffer Pavilion Community Trust is co-chaired by local man Fraser Mackenzie who, along with the other members, have spent endless hours preparing the successful bid to the Scottish Land Fund.  
16/9/2019
Are You Interested In Joining The Children's Panel? Closing Date 18 September
Around 2,500 amazing people volunteer to be part of the Children's Panel in Scotland.   We’re here to make sure all of Highland’s infants, children and young people feel safe, loved, valued and respected.  
11/9/2019
Wick Indoor Market Success on First DayThumbnail for article : Wick Indoor Market Success on First Day
The First Saturday of the trial Indoor Market in the foyer of the Caithness Council offices in Wick was a great success.   Three more Saturdays will see a different variety of stalls.  
9/9/2019
Living With Diabetes Day (LWDD) 30 October - Open To Local Health Groups
The Caithness Diabetes group to host a Living With Diabetes Day (LWDD) on Wednesday 30th October in the Assembly Rooms in Wick.   The event will run from around 10 - 4 for people living with Type 2 diabetes and their families and/or carers with a blend of workshops and presentations and there will also be a ‘marketplace' of stalls/information stands.  
5/9/2019
Fashion Show For Local GroupThumbnail for article : Fashion Show For Local Group
See poster.  
Wick High School #Challenge60 for CLIC SargentThumbnail for article : Wick High School #Challenge60 for CLIC Sargent
Wick High School (both pupils and staff) are taking part in this year's #Challenge60 for CLIC Sargent.   Completing 60 miles throughout the month of September to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  
Action and Adventure For Young People Aged 12.5 to 17Thumbnail for article : Action and Adventure For Young People Aged 12.5 to 17
If you're a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then you're in the right place.   Every year nearly 56,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country.  
19/8/2019
Caithness Community Planning Partnership - Thursday 22 August, Castletown
11am, Thursday 22nd August 2019, Drill Hall, Main Street, Castletown.   Presentations then questions.  
18/8/2019
Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick BayThumbnail for article : Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay
Black Saturday was, as reported at the time, a ‘fearful calamity'.  In Wick Bay, alone, some 37 fishermen lost their lives, with countless more perishing around the coasts.  
18/8/2019
Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay - Short FilmThumbnail for article : Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay - Short Film
Short Film of part of the ceremonies..  
High School pupils furnish garden comfort for Bayview Care HomeThumbnail for article : High School pupils furnish garden comfort for Bayview Care Home
Residents Bayview care home in Thurso will be able to enjoy the rest of the summer in style thanks to garden furniture won for them by pupils from the local high school.   The Thurso High School pupils successfully competed for £3,000 funding from the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) for the NHS Highland-run Bayview House care home earlier this year.  
15/8/2019
Worried About Someones Drinking?Thumbnail for article : Worried About Someones Drinking?
Al-Anon Family Groups are for the families & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, & hope in order to solve their common problems.   Mutual support groups for families and friends of problem drinkers.  
13/8/2019
Archaeology Dig to start at Iron Age site in CaithnessThumbnail for article : Archaeology Dig to start at Iron Age site in Caithness
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, in partnership with the Yarrows Heritage Trust, are preparing for a fourth season of excavation at the Burn of Swartigill in Thrumster, Caithness, Scotland.   Previous seasons of excavation at the site have uncovered a complex of Iron Age structures, which are providing an important window into Iron Age society away from the monumental architecture of the Brochs.  
13/8/2019
Nerf War At Messy Play Centre, ThursoThumbnail for article : Nerf War At Messy Play Centre, Thurso
Come along and battle against each other to see if you can win the war.   Bring your own gun or borrow one of ours.  
11/8/2019
Scallywags Nursery At Crossroads Nursery School Near Dunnet Is Saved
You will note that Dunnet & Canisbay Comm.  Council + Caithness Highland Councillors are thanked in this 'Change.org' statement for their successful campaign to avert its threatened closure, at the start of the 2019/20 school year, of this valuable rural facility/service.