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27/11/2014
CHRISTMAS BREAK FROM ANCESTOR SEARCH
Caithness Family History Society volunteers, who man our office in Caithness Horizons, Thurso, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons between 2 and 4, will be having a break in December and January.   We will be happy to see you again in February.  
31/10/2014
Events At Castlehill Heritage Centre
Friday 31st October, --- Caithness Astronomy Group talk and observation evening.  "An Even Briefer History of Time".  
11/9/2014
Thrumster Railway Station Gets Its Sign RestoredThumbnail for article : Thrumster Railway Station Gets Its Sign Restored
Yarrows Heritage Trust located near Thrumster has a number of projects and one of them for the last few years has been the restoration of the Thrumster Railway Station that was once part of the Wick Lybster railway.   Recently the Trust managed to locate and recover the original station platform sign.  
6/7/2014
Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On PicturesThumbnail for article : Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On Pictures
The success of the exhibition, which opened to a capacity audience of well over 100 people on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July at Castletown Heritage Centre, was down to the artistic talents and generosity of locals and others further afield.  Businesses near and far also gave generously to support the event.  
2/4/2014
Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival Programme
Thursday 15th May, 7pm – 9pm Talk – The Pictish and Early Medieval Sculpture of Caithness in detail and in context.  FREE adult event Booking essential Talk by John Borland, Measured Survey Manager, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).  
23/3/2014
More dates for your diary at CastlehillThumbnail for article : More dates for your diary at Castlehill
Just to let you know what is going on in the near future at the Castlehill Centre, Castletown.   We have our final talk in the present series on Tuesday 15th April at 7:30pm in the Castlehill Centre.  
14/3/2014
History of Brough Harbour Goes DigitalThumbnail for article : History of Brough Harbour Goes Digital
The Brough Archive, created from photographs, artefacts and memories from the local community, was initially collected by members of Brough Bay Association, all volunteers, as part of a project to renovate the Brough Harbour in 2011.   They have since continued to update the digital archive, and last week launched an new database at Castlehill Heritage Centre where the public can view it.  
28/12/2013
Castlehill Heritage Centre Gained 3 Star Award From Visit ScotlandThumbnail for article : Castlehill Heritage Centre Gained 3 Star Award From Visit Scotland
Castlehill Heritage Centre has just been graded by Visit Scotland, and they achieved three stars at their first attempt.   Needless to say everyone at Castletown Heritage Society is delighted with the outcome - and they have already set thier sights on a higher target for next year! The grading was revealed by our Chairman, Hugh Crowden, at the Boxing Day Opening.  
29/1/2013
Caithness At War - From The Highland ArchiveThumbnail for article : Caithness At War - From The Highland Archive
A great series being published regularly at the moment at the Highland Archive web site.   Week 22: 29 January-4 February 1940 29 January 1940 On 1 February the Winter War entered its final phase when Russian forces launched a major offensive against the Finnish forces defending the Karelian Isthmus, putting them under severe pressure.