Caithness County Show 2017 is underway. First photos are from Friday.
If you are in Thurso in coming days and months take look in a the Lego Caithness Broch project in Caithnes Horizons ( The old Thurso Town Hall. It is part of the ongoing quest to build new broch to show what it is all about.
Planning is already underway for the Highland Archaeology Festival, the huge celebration of Highland heritage which takes place in October, organised by The Highland Council. New this year is a chance to capture a bit of Highland Heritage in the HAF2017 photographic competition.
Important warning: There are health risks associated with using ultraviolet (UV) tanning equipment - skin cancer, cataracts, premature ageing of the skin, sunburnt skin, dryness and itching, bumpy rashes, and eye irritation/conjunctivitis. Any exposure to UV radiation from tanning equipment is potentially harmful.
The Latheron Show 2017 returned to its usual place at Occumster after going to Lybster last year due to wet weather. See the Photo Gallery link above for lots of photos.
Community Groups can now apply for funds from the Beatrice Highland Partnership fund. Grants are available from £10,000 to £50,000.
A dull evening but the rain stayed away for the Lybster Gala 2017 Saturday evening crowning etc. See the Photo Gallery above..
See photo gallery above..
Apprentices at Dounreay have designed and made a life-size replica red telephone box for the Town and County hospital therapy garden in Wick. It was designed and built at Dounreay, near Thurso, in Caithness with the help of experienced tradesmen at the site.
HIGHLAND dancers are to perform at a fundraising event in Wick's World War II memorial garden this Saturday 1st July 2017 . It is being organised by the Elise Lyall School of Dance in aid of the community group that created the garden in Bank Row and is responsible for maintaining it.
The North Coast 500 is a 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle. See a guide to the North Coast 500 HERE North Coast 500 Web Site.
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant assessment round has awarded over £17k to community projects throughout the Caithness & North Sutherland area. The Caithness Broch Project was granted £10,000 towards costs of holding a Caithness Broch Festival, consisting of a programme of participative archaeological activities that will be held throughout the year focusing around two selected Caithness broch sites.
Thurso Town Improvements Association (TTIA) are proud to introduce to you our mascot - TIA. Tia was designed by young creative genius Scott Hughes from Miller Academy primary school.
A team of students has won the Scottish Championship in the Bloodhound Rocket Car Competition after qualifying in a heat held at North Highland College UHI, Thurso. The team of four girls, from Tain Royal Academy, set the fastest speed out of 32 teams from across the country at the Scottish Finals held at Perth College UHI. Molly Mackay, Mollie Lauritsen, Orla Young and Aimee Milne, were one of only two all-girl teams competing. They had spent the semester improving their understanding of engineering as it applies to automotive aerodynamics and power, and designing their car, under the guidance of their teachers, Iain Carlton and Tanya Marshall, and with support from engineering curriculum leader, Peter Hylton, at North Highland College UHI.
The list of contents for Scotland's Baby Box is now available online as registration for the nationwide roll out begins. All babies due on or after 15 August 2017 will receive a box of essential items to support parents and promote a fair and equal start for all children in Scotland.
The Wick Society's oral history section, Wick Voices, is generating a lot of interest in the community. The project was launched in 2016 with the aim of preserving local voices for posterity.
IN her valedictory address as Caithness Heart Support Group's patron, Anne Dunnett, paid tribute to the organisation's commitment, at their AGM, recently. The Lord Lieutenant, retiring from public life, later this month, said she had "never seen such a dedicated bunch of fundraisers who care so much for people that need help" and added: "It is a great team they have here, and I have been honoured to have been a small part of it." Miss Dunnett told an 'encouraging' turnout at the St Fergus Church Hall, that, thanks to advances in technology and good doctors and nurses, the chances of survival from heart attacks, had improved.
This month we mark Carer's Week, a chance to recognise and celebrate unpaid carers right across the UK. With an estimated 6.8 million carers known to be looking after a loved one in the UK alone, it's likely that as you're reading this letter, a carer is too.
Duncansby Head Seabird Walk Wednesday 14th June. 10am - 1pm.