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10/4/2005
Caithness Model Club - Thurso 9 and 10 April 2005Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club - Thurso 9 and 10 April 2005
See photos from the 2005 show in the photo gallery..  
13/3/2005
Caithness Science Festival 2005Thumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2005
See photo gallery above..  
20/2/2005
Model Club Show - Wick - February 2005Thumbnail for article : Model Club Show - Wick - February 2005
See photo gallery for February 2005..  
30/7/2004
Wick Gala 2004 PhotosThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2004 Photos
Wick Gala 2004 Photos.  
Fun Day At Pulteneytown People's ProjectThumbnail for article : Fun Day At Pulteneytown People's Project
PULTENEYTOWN People's Project held its annual fun day on Saturday afternoon - and it all went thunderfully well after earlier fears that the event might be a washout.  Torrential rain and a few rumbles of thunder around lunchtime threatened to undermine the efforts of the community regeneration group but the PPP staff and volunteers decided to carry on as planned.  
14/3/2004
Caithness Science Festival 2004Thumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2004
See photo gallery above,.  
15/12/2003
The Demonstration Day Timetable
7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am - possibly throughout the day George Bruce Interviews on Moray Firth Radio News 12:00 Noon Demonstration Begins At Caithness General Hospital 12:01pm Toot Your Horn Campaign Begins Motorist are being asked to toot their horns as they pass the demonstration at Caithness General 12:05pm Professor Calder Team Arrives Wick Airport 12:15pm Press Conference At Wick Airport 12:40pm Professor Calder Team Arrival Expected Caithness General 1:00pm Council Press Conference At Wick Town Hall Area Convenor David Flear will lead the press conference with Jenny Spence, League of Friends, Jamie Stone MSP.  George Bruce, Caithness & North Sutherland Health Forum and two mothers.  
15/12/2003
Maternity Gets Good Airing On Radio and Television
The visit of Professor Andrew Calder to Wick on Monday 15 December had a big profile as it gained mentions on Moray Firth Radio, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Scotland Television News.   Repeat mentions on several news broadcasts are ensuring the issue is highlighted.  
14/12/2003
George Bruce - Maternity Interview On MFR Radio - Monday 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am
Tune in to Moray Firth Radio to hear George Bruce chairman of the Caithness & North Sutherland Health Forum being interviewed about the current Maternity Review to coincide with Professor Calder's visit to Caithness General Hospital.   Listen on radio or on the web by going to Moray Firth Radio web site and click on Listen.  
13/12/2003
Young Mums Groups Ready For Demo
A variety of groups that involve young mothers is likely to arrive with pushchairs and prams on Monday.   Several groups from around Caithness intend to be represented at the Noon Demonstration with several intending to attend both the noon and 6:00pm demos.  
13/12/2003
League Of Friends Confirm Second Demo at 6:00pm At Caithness General Hospital
As local feeling continues to rise on the Maternity Services issue in Caithness confirmation has been given that a second demonstration will take place at 6:00pm at Caithness General Hospital on Monday 15th.   The first demo will happen to coincide with the arrival of Professor Calder and his team as part of the review.  
13/12/2003
David Flear Gets Biggest Mail Ever On Maternity Issue
Caithness Area Convenor David Flear is receiving the biggest correspondence he has ever received on any topic by a huge margin.   Mail is arriving every day by post and email is constantly popping in to add weight to his arguments.  
13/12/2003
Highland Council Press Conference
Caithness Convenor David Flear will lead a Highland Council Press Conference at Wick Town Hall on Monday 15th at 1:00pm time in the Wick Town Hall.   Councillor Flear will chair the briefing.  
13/12/2003
League Of Friends Profile Higher Than Ever
Jenny Spence and her fellow fundraisers find themselves at the forefront of a growing campaign to retain services in the Caithness General Hospital.   From a small fund-raising group normally donating items to the hospital they find themselves rocketing towards national status as they galvanise local groups and support into one campaign to retain and improve services at their local hospital.  
13/12/2003
"We Don't Want Our Maternity Service To be Invernational"
Posters in Caithness supporting the demonstrations at Caithness General Hospital on Monday 15 December have turned a current Television advertising campaign for flights from Inverness airport on its head.   Whilst the TV ad shows how great it is that you can now fly to many places from Inverness the posters bring home the point that few in the north want the same service for delivering babies up to 130 miles away..  
13/12/2003
National Press Likely at Professor Calder Press Conference
Professor Calder is to hold a short press conference at Wick Airport shortly after he arrives.   With interest in the visit now coming under intense scrutiny he is likely to face a barrage of questions from reporters.  
13/12/2003
Toot Your Horn Campaign On Demo Day
Wick is likely to be somewhat noisier than usual from 12 Noon as a "Toot Your horn " campaign is gets underway for drivers passing the demo on Monday 15 December.   Drivers are being asked to toot their support as they drive past the demo taking place outside the Caithness General Hospital..  
12/12/2003
"Maternity Services Caithness" - Issued By Highland Health Services
A group of external assessors will be carrying out an independent clinical assessment of maternity services in Caithness next week.   They will be meeting with local health professionals, the Scottish Ambulance Service and with a group of community representatives during a two day visit.  
12/12/2003
Another Obstetrician Resigns At Caithness Maternity
Nigel Hobson, Director of Quality and Nursing, confirmed a report by the BBC today: "I regret to confirm that I have just been informed that Dr Harry Olorunda, Consultant Obstetrician in Caithness General Hospital, has now accepted a job at another hospital.  We have not yet, however, formally received Dr Olorunda 's resignation, but would expect this in due course.  
6/12/2003
High Noon At Caithness General - Monday 15 December
An unusual site in Caithness is to take place on Monday 15 December at 12 Noon when a demonstration organised by The League of Friends will take place outside the Caithness General Hospital.   The demonstration (a rare thing in Caithness) is to show the strength of feeling about the possibility of downgrading the Maternity services in the county.