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Give Blood At Assembly Rooms, WickThumbnail for article : Give Blood At Assembly Rooms, Wick
Give blood at Wick Assembly Rooms.   !5 Novermber 2017.  
A Walk Around Central ThursoThumbnail for article : A Walk Around Central Thurso
Some photos from a walk around central Thurso.   For many more photos in Thurso see  
Talking Pictures - Images of Caithness Landscapes and BirdlifeThumbnail for article : Talking Pictures - Images of Caithness Landscapes and Birdlife
Book to make sure of your seat..  
SSE Sustainable Development Fund - Now Open for Applications
The Sustainable Development Fund is in addition to our local community funds and supports strategic projects in the regions where SSE is operating.  It allows the benefits of our renewable energy developments to be accessible to a wider area and is directed to projects that can achieve significant impact in local communities.  
Your Cash Your Caithness - Another Chance For FundsThumbnail for article : Your Cash Your Caithness - Another Chance For Funds
Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £15,000.00 from their Ward Discretionary Budgets to let the local community once again decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.   Whether you want to organise a dance for young people, a healthy living project, a crime prevention idea, a lunch club for older residents, a community art project, the only limit is your imagination.  
Support for first-time mums
Family Nurse Partnership to be extended.   The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) will be expanded significantly so that eligible mothers in all parts of the country can benefit from the programme by the end of next year.  
CHAT Now Spreads Campaign To Twitter
Up until now CHAT - Caithness Health Action Team has not used Twitter directly for the campaigns over maternity and threats to bed numbers and hospitals in Caithness.   Everyone with a Twitter account can help spread the messages.  
More choice for communities
People across Scotland will now have a say in how £100 million of council funds will be used in their communities.   Council leaders have agreed that at least 1% of local government budgets will be subject to participatory budgeting by the end of 2021, giving communities more influence than ever to make decisions on how funding is spent in their localities.  
Highland Resident Spurs National Health Campaign
A mental health campaign started by a Highland resident has attracted widespread public support within only a week of starting.   Emma Roddick, who lives in the city, started a petition last week calling for NHS24 to add a mental health option to its telephone menu and has already attracted almost 2,500 signatures.  
Reform of NHS is progressing but fundamentals still need addressedThumbnail for article : Reform of NHS is progressing but fundamentals still need addressed
Significant activity is underway to transform Scotland's healthcare system, but a number of crucial building blocks still need to be put in place.   Audit Scotland's annual review of the NHS says staff are committed and overall patient satisfaction is high.  
A place to live - Citizens Panel Survey reports highest ever percentage of people feeling safe
98.1% of respondents consider the area within 15 minutes' walk of their home to be ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ safe compared to 96.7% the previous year.  In comparison, 86% of the younger age group felt safe.  
RNLI Thurso Coxswain retires after almost half a century of serviceThumbnail for article : RNLI Thurso Coxswain retires after almost half a century of service
Bill ‘Wing' Munro the Coxswain for the RNLI Thurso lifeboat will retire on Thursday 26th October having served at the station for almost 48 years.   Wing Munro, 65, has served on the crew of the Thurso lifeboat for 47 years, 9 months and as full-time Coxswain for just under 16 years.  
Town and County Hospital, WickThumbnail for article : Town and County Hospital, Wick
A candlelit vigil in support of the hospital and staff is to be held on Thursday 26th October 2017 at the hospital - bring candles or torches.   Starts at 6.30pm and will not last long.  
YOUR CASH YOUR CAITHNESS - How would you change Caithness?Thumbnail for article : YOUR CASH YOUR CAITHNESS - How would you change Caithness?
Do you have an idea that will make Caithness a better place for everyone? Do you need up to £1,500.00 to put your idea into action? If your answer is YES then ‘YOUR CASH YOUR CAITHNESS' is the opportunity for you to make your project happen.   Deadline for applications is Sunday 3rd December 2017.  
Meeting Older People
Befriending Caithness is a free service which is being offered to older people in the area who are feeling isolated or lonely.  We accept referrals from health professionals, voluntary organisations, families, friends and also self referrals.  
Health and Wellbeing Day At Pulteney Centre, WickThumbnail for article : Health and Wellbeing Day At Pulteney Centre, Wick
A few photos of some of the stalls and participants at the Health and well being day held in Pulteney Centre, Wick.   A few links with our photos to web sites for information if you did not manage along to pick up leaflets etc.  
New Beginnings Care CourseThumbnail for article : New Beginnings Care Course
See poster for details..  
JUST ENTERPRISE/FIRSTPORT - 2 FREE WORKSHOPS IN WICK Monday 23 October - Telford House, Williamson Street, Wick Planning & Delivery 10.30am - 12.30pm Branding & Marketing 1pm - 3pm Full details and how to book can be found on the website These workshops are FREE and places are still available..  
Do You Know Anything About This Go-Cart?Thumbnail for article : Do You Know Anything About This Go-Cart?
Long shot here but I'm desperately trying to locate a old go kart that I sold a few years ago.  A lad from Caithness bought this kart along with two other karts.  
Ken Butler - Died 5 October 2017Thumbnail for article : Ken Butler - Died 5 October 2017
JOSEPH KENNETH 'KEN' BUTLER.   Born 14.05.1939 at Warrington- Died 05.10.2017 at Thurso Caithness .