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24/4/2019
Health and Wellbeing Market - Saturday 18th May 2019Thumbnail for article : Health and Wellbeing Market - Saturday 18th May 2019
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.  
24/4/2019
Funding Sources Supplied By Caithness Voluntary Group
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.  
24/4/2019
FUNDING INFORMATION EVENT - 12th June 2019
Wednesday 12th June 2019, 10am-1.30pm.  Pulteney Centre, Wick.  
24/4/2019
Caithness Disabled Access Panel
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 helenbudge@aol.com or speak to Allan Tait at Caithness Voluntary Group on 01955 603453. .  
10/4/2019
John O'Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064Thumbnail for article : John O'Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064
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.  
Caithness Model Club Show 2019Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2019
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.  
Dunnet Beach Clean - Can You Spare an HourThumbnail for article : Dunnet Beach Clean - Can You Spare an Hour
See poster for details..  
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.  
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.  
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..  
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..