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21/3/2019
Dunnet Beach Clean - Saturday 6th AprilThumbnail for article : Dunnet Beach Clean - Saturday 6th April
See poster for details..  
17/3/2019
Hetty Munro's War Diaries by Elizabeth Rintoul - July 1942 - February 1943
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.  
16/3/2019
History of Cabrelli‘s Cafe at the Camps in Wick by Lyndall LeetThumbnail for article : History of Cabrelli‘s Cafe at the Camps in Wick by Lyndall Leet
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.  
15/3/2019
Caithness Model Club Annual ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Annual Show
Great day out for all the family.   6 and 7th April 2019.  
14/3/2019
New edition of NHS Scotland's guide to pregnancy, labour and birthThumbnail for article : New edition of NHS Scotland's guide to pregnancy, labour and birth
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.  
28/2/2019
Green Health Benefits - Help Identify All Opportunities In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Green Health Benefits - Help Identify All Opportunities In Caithness
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.  
28/2/2019
Ranger Events In MarchThumbnail for article : Ranger Events In March
See poster for a number of events from the Ranger service..  
26/2/2019
New Hospital At Aviemore Finally Goes To Planning Stage But How Long Will Caithness Redesign Take?
With respect to the new hospital at Aviemore Dr Boyd Peters said "We have been on this journey since 2012 and the land purchase is a significant step towards securing much needed modern healthcare facilities for the population of Badenoch and Strathspey" After seven years it finally reaches the planning stage so that must mean yet another two or even three years until its on the ground and working.   In Caithness redesign of health services has been going on and on for several years and recently we have the early stages of a "hub" idea being promoted.  
23/2/2019
Walks In March 2019Thumbnail for article : Walks In March 2019
For anyone wondering what they are like: Basically we walk, stop, look, discuss the scenery and history of the things we are looking at, walk on a bit, stop for lunch, eat some homemade biscuits (these are also free), walk on again, repeat.  These are not aimed at stomping along the cliffs trying to break records and we walk as fast as the slowest (or most scenery fixated) walker.  
22/2/2019
NHS Highland Announces New Date For Annual ReviewThumbnail for article : NHS Highland Announces New Date For Annual Review
NHS Highland's annual review has been rescheduled for Tuesday 09 April 2019.  It will be held in the Centre for Health Science, Inverness with Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, in attendance.  
21/2/2019
MSP raises the case of Caithness twins' mother and why air ambulance wasn’t initially called
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has raised with the First Minister why the air ambulance was not initially called when a Caithness mother went into labour at 30 weeks with twins.   At First Minister's Questions today, Mrs Grant told Nicola Sturgeon the woman had bravely shared her experience of giving birth under the current maternity provisions in Caithness.  
21/2/2019
Dunbeath Strath Walk With The RangersThumbnail for article : Dunbeath Strath Walk With The Rangers
Enjoy a gorgeous spring-time walk up the Dunbeath Strath.   Follow the river through the hazel & birch woods and up onto Cnoc na Maranaich to take in amazing views.  
20/2/2019
Caithness International Science Festival 2019Thumbnail for article : Caithness International Science Festival 2019
Events - The Physics of Mountaineering Mon 4th March, Norseman Hotel Wick, 7pm.Alison McLure from the Institute of Physics talks about the science behind mountain safety and mountain rescue.  Tea and coffee and chat to Dr McLure after.  
20/2/2019
Family Fun Night and Activities At Dunnet BeachThumbnail for article : Family Fun Night and Activities At Dunnet Beach
So what do you do as a family in the dark evenings? Well here is an unusual activity night organised by the Highland Rangers that families can enjoy together.   Join the rangers for a family event in the dark at Dunnet Bay.  
18/2/2019
£2 million for Highland communities
Question Is it not ironic that funds are being disbursed via Scottish Government when at the same time local councils are making major cuts in third sector funding and education? --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Communities in the Highlands and Islands have been awarded more than £2 million to find new ways to improve people's lives and services.   The funding will benefit 22 community and third sector groups who will use the investment to deliver innovative and long-lasting projects which tackle inequality, poverty and support inclusion in the local community.  
11/2/2019
Caithness Astronomy Group Moon Watch Observing SessionsThumbnail for article : Caithness Astronomy Group Moon Watch Observing Sessions
Weather permitting there will be the opportunity to drop by and view the Moon through Caithness Astronomy Group telescopes at Thurso Riverside and Wick High School on the evening of Saturday 16th February.   7.00 - 8.00pm.  
30/1/2019
Thurso Community Fridge - You Can Help Give This Fund -raiser a wee pushThumbnail for article : Thurso Community Fridge - You Can Help Give This Fund -raiser a wee push
We're looking to establish a Community Fridge in Thurso - but we need you help to do it! There are currently 32 Community Fridges across the UK and their numbers are growing.  A Community Fridge is open to all and it's key aim is to minimise food waste in a community.  
11/1/2019
Caithness Voluntary Groups Awarded £183,296 To Combat PovertyThumbnail for article : Caithness Voluntary Groups Awarded £183,296 To Combat Poverty
Caithness Voluntary Group, in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project and Thurso Community Development Trust have been awarded 183,296 to employ the four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator.   The 12-month project will employ, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker.  
31/12/2018
Caithness Access Panel Report
Caithness Access panel meets monthly In the Pulteney Centre in Wick on the last Wednesday of the month between 12 - 2pm.   We are all volunteers and have a membership of over 20 who attend and also through our petition over 200 supporters of the group's aims.  
27/12/2018
Caithness Field Club Winter programme 2018 - 19
Thursday 29th November at 7:30pm: A talk by Roy Mackenzie on the Veteran's Tower, in the Smith Room at the Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 7:30pm in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso: A talk by Lydia Fensome on bygone bikes, illustrated by some in her own collection.   Saturday 9th February 2019: A walk, led by Joy and Tony, around Achvarasdal, to see the broch.