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3/4/2019
NHS Scotland urged to remove restriction on non-dairy milkThumbnail for article : NHS Scotland urged to remove restriction on non-dairy milk
NHS Scotland has been urged to be inclusive of vegans through its Best Start voucher scheme by allowing vouchers to be spent on non-dairy milk and to ensure the vitamin D in any supplements being offered is vegan-friendly.   The Vegan Society has written a formal letter to NHS Scotland about its scheme - to be launched this summer - that allows some pregnant women and parents of young children to claim free vouchers to spend on milk, fruit and vegetables.  
2/4/2019
Neonatal Expenses Fund - Present SituationThumbnail for article : Neonatal Expenses Fund - Present Situation
An in-year ‘temperature check' of the first four months of the Neonatal Expenses fund, allowing Ministers and Boards to see how well the early stages of the scheme is functioning and to make any urgent changes.   In-year Evaluation of Neonatal Expenses Fund: Improving Health and Wellbeing Introduction The Neonatal Expenses Fund (NEF) was launched on 1st April 2018 and is designed to help parents of premature and sick newborn babies to offset the cost of travelling to and from hospital during the early days of their baby's life and the subsistence required to allow them to spend time with their baby in order to bond as a family during these early days.  
2/4/2019
Have you played ‘Bin Chess'? 95% have no idea of their bin collection datesThumbnail for article : Have you played ‘Bin Chess'? 95% have no idea of their bin collection dates
Everyday life can be hectic and small details often get missed - but a staggering 95% of households have ‘no idea' which of their rubbish bins are due to be collected each week, waste disposal experts BusinessWaste.co.uk have found.   The survey conducted by BusinessWaste.co.uk, which polled 1,400 households, showed that the vast majority of households could not remember which of their bins was due to be collected that week - and an entertaining number of respondents admitted to resorting to ‘Bin Chess' to find out.  
1/4/2019
Fun At Lyth For Easter School HolidaysThumbnail for article : Fun At Lyth For  Easter School Holidays
See poster for details..  
Dunnet Beach Clean - Can You Spare an HourThumbnail for article : Dunnet Beach Clean - Can You Spare an Hour
See poster for details..  
1/4/2019
Cancer Support Group for Men - Meetings for 2019Thumbnail for article : Cancer Support Group for Men - Meetings for 2019
The group meets monthly and is for men who have you been affected by cancer, either as a patient or in support of someone else? Why not pop along to the meeting for a chat, or simply listen to the issues that affect men living with cancer.   The purpose of the meetings is to learn from each other in order to improve our physical, emotional and/or financial well-being.  
31/3/2019
Improving wheelchair access in housing
First step to tackling shortage of wheelchair accessible homes.   Local authorities will be required to provide wheelchair accessible housing across all tenures and report annually on progress.  
31/3/2019
Increasing support for those with autism
Steps to increase support for people with autism and improve public understanding of the condition have been announced ahead of World Autism Awareness Week 2019.   In partnership with Queen Margaret University, a National Autism Implementation Team will work across children and adults services to improve the diagnosis process and care pathway for autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD.  
27/3/2019
New look Baby Box ready for Mother's DayThumbnail for article : New look Baby Box ready for Mother's Day
Uptake jumps to 96% as 80,000 deliveries made to parents.   The new Baby Box design, created by a team of children and young people, has been unveiled.  
26/3/2019
New Leisure Link Partnership secures free access for Leisure members across four areas of ScotlandThumbnail for article : New Leisure Link Partnership secures free access for Leisure members across four areas of Scotland
High Life Highland today announced a new partnership with four other areas of Scotland that will see highlife members able to access free use of leisure facilities outside the Highland region for the first time since the low cost access card was introduced over 15 years ago.   The scheme, involving four other areas will be known as the "Leisure Link Partnership".  
26/3/2019
Maternity Care Survey 2018
An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.   A survey of just over 2,000 women across Scotland has found that women were generally very positive about their experiences of maternity care services.  
26/3/2019
Helping tadpoles grow up into gardeners friendsThumbnail for article : Helping tadpoles grow up into gardeners friends
Gardeners peering into ponds at this time of year could be in for a nice surprise.  The thick, jelly-ish clumps of frog spawn floating free and long strings of toad spawn, wrapped around water plants, will soon turn into a mass of wriggling tadpoles.  
25/3/2019
Dunnet Forestry Trust Bids To Take Ownership Of The ForestThumbnail for article : Dunnet Forestry Trust Bids To Take Ownership Of The Forest
A Letter sent to members of the Dunnet Forestry Trust IMPORTANT NEWS - PROPOSAL FOR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP OF DUNNET FOREST March 2019 Dear Member, Dunnet Forestry Trust has launched a proposal to take ownership of Dunnet Forest on behalf of the community.  Currently the forest is owned by Scottish Natural Heritage and leased to the Trust.  
25/3/2019
Highland Universal Credit Claimants Urged To Act Ahead Of Annual Rent IncreaseThumbnail for article : Highland Universal Credit Claimants Urged To Act Ahead Of Annual Rent Increase
Highland tenants claiming Universal Credit are being urged to log on and update their UC claim this April 1st to ensure their entitlement covers their annual rent increase for the year ahead.  Those who fail to do so will face a shortfall in their housing entitlement, putting them at risk of arrears.  
23/3/2019
Caithness Science Festival 2019 Fun DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2019 Fun Day
Big crowds turned out to see the fun day at the Caithness Science Festival 2019.   The science festival has grown each year since its inception 17 years ago.  
22/3/2019
Mapping Thurso - Asking the Community What Needs to Be ImprovedThumbnail for article : Mapping Thurso - Asking the Community What Needs to Be Improved
Thurso Development Officer, Joan Lawrie has been running a series of community consultation since taking up post with Caithness Voluntary Group under the Scottish Government funded Aspiring Communities programme in January.  Joan has been speaking to users of Ormlie Community Association, Caithness Citizen's Advice Bureau, Thurso Community Cafe and speaking to various groups existing in the town.  
21/3/2019
Old St Peters Kirk - Graveyard SurveyThumbnail for article : Old St Peters Kirk - Graveyard Survey
Old St.  Peter's Kirk Preservation Association and Historic Environment Scotland are teaming up to hold a two day workshop on how to survey and formally record the graveyard and gravestones.  
21/3/2019
Prize Winners at Science Festival Art CompetitionThumbnail for article : Prize Winners at Science Festival Art Competition
Sorry about low resolution photo..  
21/3/2019
Dunnet Beach Clean - Saturday 6th AprilThumbnail for article : Dunnet Beach Clean - Saturday 6th April
See poster for details..  
20/3/2019
Care Inspectorate Relaunch The HubThumbnail for article : Care Inspectorate Relaunch The Hub
Care Inspectorate have relaunched The Hub and it's better than ever! Visitors will find the new website more user-friendly with exciting new features and content.  It is quick and easy to find all the content relevant to you and you can even create your own personal library of resources and information.