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Caithness Model Club Gives £500 to Caithness BefriendersThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Gives £500 to Caithness Befrienders
Caithness Model club today handed over another cheque for £500 to Caithness Befrienders.   The group who are involved in matching volunteers with people who might live alone have been increasing their activities.  
Caithness Health Action Team Gets £1000 Boost To Funds From Wick Community CouncilThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team Gets £1000 Boost To Funds From Wick Community Council
Chairman of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT), Bill Fernie received a big boost to the CHAT funds from Wick Community council when they handed over a cheque for £1000 to help with campaigning about Health related issues in Caithness.   Bill said,"The funds coming in show that we have a huge amount of support for our campaigns with the community making sure we can do things to highlight concerns at reductions across our services for health and the discomfort caused to mothers and families who need to travel to Raigmore.  
Caithness Health Action Team - Information Gathering and Visual Impact DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team - Information Gathering and Visual Impact Day
Posted on The CHAT Facebook page for our next action.   Evening firstly thanks to everyone who has supported us and offered help.  
26/11/2016
CHAT Stall At Wick Fun Day Raises Great Amount For Fighting Fund
CHAT's treasurer has sent out a message about today's Funday with regard to the stalls funds - "Well done to everyone involved in the fundraising stall in the Market Square today, the total raised was £672.87 which is really great.  The total is for everything - raffle, donations, etc it includes the £40 that Bill received as donations." CHAT chairman Bill Fernie paid tribute to a great and dedicated group who are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to oppose NHS Highland plans to downgrade maternity services at Caithness General and he said, Once again people in Caithness have shown their generosity and that they are prepared to help ensure that funds are not a problem in taking the campaign forward.  
25/11/2016
Paul Monaghan MP Joins In To Downgrade Caithness Maternity On Safety GroundsThumbnail for article : Paul Monaghan MP Joins In To Downgrade Caithness Maternity On Safety Grounds
Much stress on safety issues and much of what is in the NHS report backs this claim up.  But is that the whole story? There are other issues that are impacted by a decision to remove the consultants.  
25/11/2016
CHAT - Open Public Meeting Tonight Friday 25 November - 7.00pmThumbnail for article : CHAT  - Open Public Meeting Tonight Friday 25 November - 7.00pm
The maternity downgrading issue will be discussed at a public meeting tonight in Assembly Rooms, Wick.   The meeting starts at 7.00pm.  
21/11/2016
CHAT Will Lobby Councillors In Demo At Wick Town Hall - From 9.20am Tuesday 22 NovemberThumbnail for article : CHAT Will Lobby Councillors In Demo At Wick Town Hall - From 9.20am Tuesday 22 November
Caithness Health Area Team - CHAT members and supporters will demonstrate outside Wick Town Hall when the Caithness Committee meets on Tuesday 22nd November 2016.   Meeting is open to the public but may be restricted once seats are full.  
18/11/2016
CHAT calls for radical infrastructure improvements in wake of major report into Caithness maternity servicesThumbnail for article : CHAT calls for radical infrastructure improvements in wake of major report into Caithness maternity services
The long-awaited report of Public Health Scotland (PHS) into maternity services at Caithness General Hospital was launched today, and recommends that the Henderson Maternity Unit moves to a midwife led model (CMU).  The Report concludes that Caithness does not have the population to support an obstetrician, and that the presence of specialists without the backup of intensive care facilities or a paediatrician creates unnecessary risk factors for patients.  
24/10/2016
Newtonhill By Night - Family Time In the DarkThumbnail for article : Newtonhill By Night - Family Time In the Dark
An interesting evening sure to be a hit with the kids..  
15/10/2016
North and West Caithness Ploughing Association 27th Annual Ploughing MatchThumbnail for article : North and West Caithness Ploughing Association 27th Annual Ploughing Match
The 27th Annual ploughing match organised by North and West Caithness Ploughing Association took place on Saturday 15th October 2016.   The days was very wet with rain have been on for several hours before the start.  
5/10/2016
Highland Countryside Rangers gear up for extra events in OctoberThumbnail for article : Highland Countryside Rangers gear up for extra events in October
The Rangers are planning a series of exciting events such as guided walks and children's activities throughout the Highlands.  "There is something here for everyone" says Eilidh-Ann Phillips, Senior Ranger for South Highlands.  
1/10/2016
CAITHNESS FIELD CLUB PROGRAMME 2016-17
Sunday 2 October 2016 Walk for Highland Archaeology Festival Seeking hut circles using Li.  Dar images - Geoff Leet to lead.  
17/9/2016
Over 5000 Kids Seen By Highland Rangers So Far In 2016Thumbnail for article : Over 5000 Kids Seen By Highland Rangers So Far In 2016
Over 5000 North Highland pupils have undertaken a project with the Highland Council's Rangers so far this year.   It has been a really busy year in the North Highlands for The Highland Council's Countryside Ranger team.  
29/8/2016
Bat Hunt at ThrumsterThumbnail for article : Bat Hunt at Thrumster
Friday night on 2nd September 2016 gives you the chance to go out with an experienced ranger to find out about the bats that are all around us in Caithness..  
27/7/2016
Scary characters with something to crow aboutThumbnail for article : Scary characters with something to crow about
WORZEL Gummidge would doubtless have dismissed it as the last straw...scarecrows deserting their field posts to show themselves off in town..   Goodness knows what Aunt Sally would have said.  
27/7/2016
Childrens Fancy Dress At Wick Gala 2016Thumbnail for article : Childrens Fancy Dress At Wick Gala 2016
INTERMITTENT rain failed to dampen the imaginative enthusiasm of entrants at the fancy dress competition at Braehead - one of the most popular events in Wick Gala Week's packed programme..  
24/7/2016
Wick Gala 2016 - A Very Colourful GalaThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2016 - A Very Colourful Gala
The weather cleared away the mist and the Wick Gala 2016 saw a great parade with amazing costumes.   See over 500 photo in the galery above.  
Ranger Events For Mid JulyThumbnail for article : Ranger Events For Mid July
Check out these Ranger events in July.   Sunday July 10, 2016 10.00am - 12.30pm Crabs at Keiss Discover life below the waves with meat eating predators & exciting rock pool life.  
Lybster Gala 2016Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2016
Lybster Gala 2016.   See the Photo Gallery above.  
26/6/2016
Thurso Gala 2016Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2016
The crowds were out in force for Thurso Gala 2016 night on Saturday 25 June 2016.   The change of venue to the car park area seems to have been a good one with much wider space for all the activities.