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News Archive


28/1/2013
Pulteneytown Academy Pupils Promote Glass Recycling CompetitionThumbnail for article : Pulteneytown Academy Pupils Promote Glass Recycling Competition
Households in Caithness are being encouraged to recycle their glass bottles and jars and be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher for cinema tickets.   Pupils from Pulteneytown Academy Primary in Wick launched the competition which is promoting five £20 vouchers to be won, courtesy of The Thurso Cinema.  
26/1/2013
The Moorland Mission Churches of Caithness (by George Watson)
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011.   Today there are few traces of the active missionary movement which once transcended parish and county boundaries to cater for a surprisingly large population in the moorland areas of Caithness.  
25/1/2013
“North Highland College” - New Session Of Evening Classes
Our new session of evening classes starts soon, we have classes in Vehicle Maintenance; Psychology; Computing; Cookery lessons from the House of Morven Working with Wood, Stained Glass and more.   Please click on the following link to take you to our new brochure : http://issuu.com/jackie_mack/docs/eveningclassbrochure2013 or phone us on 01847 889250.  
25/1/2013
Tackling fuel poverty
The energy sector and the UK Government must take immediate action to help Scots facing the hardship of fuel poverty, Housing and Welfare Minister Margaret Burgess said today.   After a fuel poverty debate in Parliament, the Minister outlined six key demands she will raise at a joint fuel poverty summit with the UK Government which will take place tomorrow (January 23rd) in Edinburgh.  
25/1/2013
Beware Of The Ice
Police advise caution near frozen water after dog falls through ice.   Police are advising the public to be particularly cautious regarding frozen rivers and other water, following an incident in which a dog was rescued after falling through ice in Orkney.  
24/1/2013
Council Staff At Wick Moved to Temporary OfficesThumbnail for article : Council Staff At Wick Moved to Temporary Offices
The council staff are shown in these photos leaving their offices in Market Square, Wick and moving to their new home in Girnigoe Street where they will stay for nearly two years as the new offices in Market Square are built.   New offices have been needed for some years and now Highland council has begun the process as part of a series of major investments to regenerate Wick.  
24/1/2013
Scot of the Year 2012 - WinnerThumbnail for article : Scot of the Year 2012 - Winner
Martha Payne, writer of a fantastic blog on school dinners and fundraiser extraordinaire, is announced Scot of the Year 2012 by charity for Scots in London to celebrate Burns Day Martha Payne, a 10 year old schoolgirl from Argyll, has been announced Scot of the Year 2012 by ScotsCare, the charity for Scots in London.   Martha was on the list in recognition of her fantastic fundraising campaign to support schools in Malawi through her blog about school dinners, which has raised more than £120,000.  
22/1/2013
Highland Council Wants Your Ideas To Plan The Future For ThursoThumbnail for article : Highland Council Wants Your Ideas To Plan The Future For Thurso
Work on the new Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan will begin later this month.   As part of this the communities of Wick and Thurso will each have a unique opportunity to shape the future of their community and influence future development decisions in the area.  
22/1/2013
Highland Council Wants Your Ideas To Plan The Future For WickThumbnail for article : Highland Council Wants Your Ideas To Plan The Future For Wick
Work on the new Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan will begin later this month.   As part of this the communities of Wick and Thurso will each have a unique opportunity to shape the future of their community and influence future development decisions in the area.  
22/1/2013
English For Speakers Of Other Languages - Free Classes In Wick & Thurso
English for Speakers of Other Languages - New FREE classes in Wick at the Pulteney Centre every Tuesday 2-4pm.   The North Highland college are now offering ESOL classes in Wick.  
21/1/2013
More Caithness WheelsThumbnail for article : More Caithness Wheels
We have many Caithness business vehicles already in the photo gallery and many more to come.   We are keen to set one going for older vehicles to show transport for business in the past.  
20/1/2013
Hetty Munro’s War Diaries (by Elizabeth Rintoul)
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011 Vol 7 No7 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.  Earlier extracts were published in previous Field Club Bulletins – Vol 6 No 8 (2004), Vol 7 No 1 (2005), Vol 7 No 2 (2006), Vol 7 No 3 (2007), Vol 7 No 4 (2008), Vol 7 No 5 (2009) and Vol 7 No 6 (2010).  
19/1/2013
David and Big Bertha, A Short Lived Affair Thumbnail for article : David and Big Bertha,  A Short Lived Affair
(by Andrew Guttridge) This article was first published in the Annual Bulletin of Caithness Field Club 2011.   How the RAF gained and lost a naval big gun.  
19/1/2013
Aurora Display From Sandigoe Beach - by Maciej WiniarczykThumbnail for article : Aurora Display From Sandigoe Beach - by  Maciej Winiarczyk
Another great little film of an Aurora display in Caithness..  
19/1/2013
Vehicles In Caithness Section Growing FastThumbnail for article : Vehicles In Caithness Section Growing Fast
The latest vehicles into the fast growing photo gallery are from Sutherland Brothers in Wick The vehicles photo gallery has a link where it is available to working vehicles.   We intend to begin another gallery of older and historical vehicles as they become available.  
18/1/2013
Fairy Tale Readings At Wick LibraryThumbnail for article : Fairy Tale Readings At Wick Library
Brothers Grim Fairy Tales read by George Gunn and Linda Young..  
18/1/2013
Time To Enrol Children For School
Parents and guardians of children are being informed by The Highland Council that it’s time for enrolment into pre-school and primary school in the Highlands.   The next school session starts on 14 August 2013.  
17/1/2013
PENSIONERS PARTY WAS A 'REEL' TREATThumbnail for article : PENSIONERS PARTY WAS A 'REEL' TREAT
Report by Noel Donaldson WICK warks weil...never was the royal burgh's famous motto more true that when it comes to its annual pensioners party.   The post-festive treat last night was staged at the town’s Assembly Rooms.  
17/1/2013
Protect your pipes and play safe around watercourses during the cold weatherThumbnail for article : Protect your pipes and play safe around watercourses during the cold weather
With the arrival of low temperatures and snow in Scotland, Scottish Water is reminding people to ensure their properties are protected and to play safe around watercourses.   We are asking householders and businesses to ensure that their properties are protected and urging them to follow Scottish Water’s winter code - a set of simple steps to protect your pipes, be prepared and heat, insulate and protect your property - whether it’s your home, a holiday home or business premises.  
17/1/2013
Scot Of The Year 2012 Short List
Schoolgirl Martha Payne and Olympic Gold medal winner Andy Murray in race for the title as charity for Scots in London announces shortlist for Scot of the Year 2012 ScotsCare, the charity for Scots in London, has announced the shortlist for Scot of the Year 2012.   Schoolgirl Martha Payne, famous for her blog about school dinners, which then grew into a fundraising campaign which has raised in excess of £100,000 to help schools in Malawi, is currently in the lead.