Community Groups News
THE county's third Health and Wellbeing Market is taking place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday May 18th. There will be more than 20 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed in Caithness.
Applications for the NHS Highland Third Sector Funding have just opened. NHS Highland believes that a thriving third sector is a real asset to the Highlands.
Wednesday 12th June 2019, 10am-1.30pm. Pulteney Centre, Wick.
The Caithness Disabled Access Panel meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the Pulteney Centre between noon and 2pm. The aim of the panel is to campaign so that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. It looks to achieve full access and inclusion for everyone. It does this by working together - including people with any type of impairment, statutory organisations and disability organisations. Panel members would be delighted to hear from anyone who shares their goals and might want to get involved with their work. For further information, contact Helen Budge at email@example.com or speak to Allan Tait at Caithness Voluntary Group on 01955 603453. .
OVER £500,000 FOR FOUR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP PROJECTS. A sports hall in Easterhouse, a disused mill in John O'Groats, an area of amenity land in Strathpeffer and a stretch of foreshore on the Isle of Skye will soon be in the hands of local people as four community groups receive financial support from the Scottish Land Fund. Announcement of the grants was made by Minister, Cabinet Secretary for Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham.
Another highly successful show for 2019 from the Caithness Model club with plenty of people turning out to see the amazing collections of model cars trucks planes and more. Check out a few photos from the show by clicking the link above to the Photo Gallery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6. The following extracts from the War Diary of the late Henrietta Munro of Thurso come from the North Highland Archive and are published with their permission.
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6. Early in the 20th century, Italian-owned cafes, ice cream parlours and chip shops spread through- out Scotland, run by enterprising immigrants, who saw Scotland as a land of opportunity, at a time when work was scarce in their own country.
Great day out for all the family. 6 and 7th April 2019.
A popular resource for pregnant women and their families has been updated to include the latest information on perinatal mental health support. A refreshed edition of Scotland's ‘Ready Steady Baby' publication was launched today by Minister for Public Health Joe FitzPatrick.
With spring around the corner we will be looking forward to some nice weather and more daylight to enable us to get outside more. There is more and more evidence that making more use of local green spaces and natural places can help guard against and manage key health issues such as depression, coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and dementia.
See poster for a number of events from the Ranger service..