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19/3/2020
Highlife Highland To Close All Archive Centres, Libraries, Leisure Centres, Museums And Swimming PoolsThumbnail for article : Highlife Highland To Close All Archive Centres, Libraries, Leisure Centres, Museums And Swimming Pools
HIGH LIFE HIGHLAND FOCUSING ON SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES.   High Life Highland today confirmed that the Charity has reached the difficult decision to close all archive centres, libraries, leisure centres, museums and swimming pools across the Highlands in line with both Scottish Government and UK Government's advice to minimise social contact.  
19/3/2020
Charities and Coronavirus: An update from the regulator in Scotland OSCRThumbnail for article : Charities and Coronavirus: An update from the regulator in Scotland OSCR
The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is currently open during our standard operating hours.   This is in line with advice from the Scottish Government.  
19/3/2020
Regulators urge safe giving to charities as communities respond to Coronavirus pandemic
The Charity Commission in England and Fundraising Regulator today urged people to ‘give safely' as people continue to respond with generosity in the current crisis.   The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator today urged people to ‘give safely' as people continue to respond with generosity in the current crisis.  
18/3/2020
Covid-19 Reality Strikes
This article appears today 18 March 2020 in the Scottish Review.   Covid-19 Reality Strikes Anthony Seaton is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Medicine at Aberdeen University Andrew Seaton is Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and an Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Glasgow (@raseaton66 on Twitter).  
ERI, Thurso Cancels Events
As I am sure you will all understand we have decided to cancel the ERI External seminar that was scheduled for the 31st March.  This was to be a talk by David Agombar about saving the Albatross through use of new technology for longline fishing, the Hookpod.  
18/3/2020
High Life Highland COVID-19 Announcement About Events
Steve Walsh, Chief Executive of High Life Highland today confirmed that his teams were working hard to ensure that the Charity was closely following the recommendations made by the Scottish and UK Governments.   Mr Walsh said, "Statements made by the Prime Minister and First Minister last night represented a decisive alteration in the guidance for social interaction.  
18/3/2020
_The Nuclear and Caithness Archives - Closed Until Further Notice
Niùclas: An Tasglann Niùclasach agus Gallach.   Following guidance from the Scottish and UK Governments to delay the spread of the coronavirus, Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archive is closed from 17th March 2020 until further notice..  
18/3/2020
Newsflash - All Schools To Close By End Of This Week
First Minister announces all Schools In Scotland To Close By End Of This Week..  
18/3/2020
A group for Third Sector managers to share information and ideas in light of COVID-19
Highland Third Sector Interface have set up a new facebook page for Managers in the Sector in Highland, the link is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/821385825048384/about/ I appreciate that there might be a few different pages getting set up but perhaps if you want to join this one we can keep in touch both in Caithness and with what other similar organisations in the Highlands are doing.   Alan Tait Caithness Voluntary Group.  
18/3/2020
John O'Groats Book Festival Postponed
I'm afraid the inevitable has arrived and we are forced to postpone the 3rd John O Groats Book Festival.  We will be back, hopefully later this year..  
18/3/2020
Castlehill Heritage Centre Closed
Following discussion, and following Government advice we have decided to close Castlehill Centre for the immediate future..  It is a most frustrating and worrying time so we feel it best to follow advice..  
17/3/2020
Letter To Parents Of School Children In Highland From Chief Executive Donna Manson
Dear Parent / Carer As you know, we are in a complex situation with regard to schools and the Coronavirus.  I fully understand your anxiety and concerns.  
17/3/2020
Caithness Voluntary Group Coronavirus Message
The voluntary sector will doubtless play a huge part in supporting the vulnerable in the current crises and Caithness Voluntary Group will continue to provide support but for the time being will be working slightly differently.   Until further notice Telford House will be closed to all visitors .  
17/3/2020
Coronavirus Care Inspectorate guidance for services
Revised notification guidance.   In light of the current outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19, we have revised our notifications guidance with immediate effect and until further notice.  
17/3/2020
Cancellation of Events In the Whatson Section - Please check if events are still on before you go
Several events have already been cancelled in the light of updates on Coronavirus from the government and Highland council.   Some groups are meeting tonight and others expect updates tomorrow so the whatson section will probably show more cancllations.  
17/3/2020
Thousands of childcare volunteers across the UK and Europe show solidarity with healthcare workers
Europe has intensified its measures to combat COVID-19, and the UK has ramped up its response encouraging everyone to stay home, avoid all unnecessary travel, and to self-isolate if you are in a high-risk group.  For many European countries, schools and non-essential businesses have already closed, and national quarantine has become or is becoming the foreseeable future for millions of people.  
17/3/2020
Event Cancellation - The History Of Wick Players
"Wick Players are sorry to announce that due to the restrictions suggested by the government, the talk on the history of the club which was to take place on Thursday 19th March has been CANCELED.  Cancelling is something we would have liked to have avoided, however, due to the ongoing issue of COVID-19 we have taken many point into consideration and have taken on the advice suggested.  
17/3/2020
Cancelled - Wick Accordion & Fiddle Club - Tonight
Cancelled Due to Coronavirus advice..  
16/3/2020
Coronavirus Update From Scottish Government - People advised to limit social contact
Those most at risk strongly advised to reduce unnecessary contact.   To slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the general public are being asked to stay at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary social contact.  
16/3/2020
Cancellation of All of Caithness International Science Festival Events
Unfortunately the Science Festival organisers have received the latest news from the Highland council in face of the evolving Coronavirus crisis.   "In line with national guidance, the Council has moved from containment to delay.