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First Minister Snubs First Lady Of Scottish Wild LandThumbnail for article : First Minister Snubs First Lady Of Scottish Wild Land
Alex Salmond has refused an invitation to accept a petition from Rhona Weir, the 94-year old environmental campaigner and widow of Tom Weir.  The petition which contains close on 4500 signatures from people in 43 different countries calls on Alex Salmond to ‘Stop the Reckless Siting of Wind Turbines in Scotland's Scenic Landscapes’ The organisor of the petition, Harley Keisch of American internet radio station Wind Wise Radio has written twice to the First Minister inviting him to accept it in person at Eden Court from a delegation led by Rhona Weir, widow of celebrated climber, author and broadcaster Tom Weir (photo of Rhona at the Perth anti-wind protest in October attached).  
Highland youth work champion celebrated at national awardsThumbnail for article : Highland youth work champion celebrated at national awards
12 outstanding individuals and organisations have been recognised as winners at the National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2013.  High Life Highland were celebrated at the National Awards and recognised for their work with young people.  
Could Your Car Buy You Lunch?Thumbnail for article : Could Your Car Buy You Lunch?
Hi there, It seems like fuel prices are always going up – and as we all know, filling up the car costs a small fortune these days.   The good news is, we can help you do something about it.  
Funding Opportunity - Help With Physics Events
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS: PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT GRANT PROGRAMME The Institute of Physics has announced that its public engagement grant scheme has re-opened for applications.  Through the public engagement grant scheme grants of up to £1,500 are available to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland.  
Can You Help Answer This Old Book Question?Thumbnail for article : Can You Help Answer This Old Book Question?
Noel Donaldson contacted to help solve a mystery...........   AN amateur historian is trying to solve a century-plus Caithness mystery which has Scots hero Robert the Bruce at its centre.  
Handyperson ServicesThumbnail for article : Handyperson Services
Transport In Caithness photos gallery is still growing and the Handyperson Scheme van is now in.   We snapped this photo of the Handyperson Services vehicle in Golspie recently and it shows they get around to deliver their services to elderly and disabled people.  
How Can Wind Farm Benefits Best Be Used In Caithness?
How can funding from onshore wind farms be used to benefit Caithness and its communities? RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) is encouraging people in Caithness to take part in the Caithness Conversation, a discussion about how the community funds linked to wind farms can best be used to support the area.   RWE NRL, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy developers, invests more than £75,000 per annum in Caithness through community funds associated with its wind farms.  
Caithness Science Festival Gains £10,000 From Scottish GovernmentThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival Gains £10,000 From Scottish Government
More science chances for kids.   Dozens of events across Scotland will offer thousands of children hands-on science experience as part of Science and Engineering Week.  
Winter Still Keeps A Grip Into SpringtimeThumbnail for article : Winter Still Keeps A Grip Into Springtime
The weather this week continued to stay cold in Caithness this week like much of the rest of the UK.   Although Caithness did not get the full impact of the snowy weather a couple of morning saw a light covering until the sun got to work.  
New Skills Development Fund For Museums Sector
Details of a new fund created by Museums Galleries Scotland to support the Scottish museums sector in skills building and workforce development have been announced.   The Scottish Government is providing £80,000 to establish the SkillsDevelopment Fund to support the sector to work in partnership to run training courses and skills development programmes in Scotland.  
Extending the referendum franchiseThumbnail for article : Extending the referendum franchise
A Bill that will give every 16 and 17 year old the right to add their voice to the most important decision made in Scotland in 300 years has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.   The Scottish Referendum (Franchise) Bill will ensure that everyone aged 16 and above on the day of the referendum in 2014 will be able to participate in the historic vote, and help decide what type of country they want Scotland to be.  
Drivers On Mobile Phones To Be Targeted By PoliceThumbnail for article : Drivers On Mobile Phones To Be Targeted By Police
Northern Constabulary prepare for day of action against those who use mobile devices whilst driving.   Northern Constabulary is preparing for a day of action against drivers who continue to break the law and use phones and mobile communications devices whilst driving.  
South School, Wick - March 2013 Newsletter
Dear Parent, Time again for a Newsletter as we approach Easter.  This term has flown past and we have seen all seasons in a few weeks with glorious sunshine and even a good covering of snow.  
Highland landmarks to go dark during WWF’s Earth HourThumbnail for article : Highland landmarks to go dark during WWF’s Earth Hour
Earth Hour.   At 8.30pm on Saturday 23rd March, hundreds of millions of people will turn off their lights for one hour across the globe, in a symbolic show of support for action on climate change and for a more sustainable future.  
Seal Takes In The Sights Of WickThumbnail for article : Seal Takes In The Sights Of Wick
THIS seafarer might not be quite as big as his walrus cousin which visited the shores of North Ronaldsay but he still turned a few heads when he came up river to sample the spring sunshine below Wick town bridge.  The seal settled on a rock only a few yards from the bank and appeared to lap up the attention from passers-by and photographers.  
Top 6 reasons that great projects don't get their grantsThumbnail for article : Top 6 reasons that great projects don't get their grants
The Big Lottery has published this video to help[ groups avoid the pitfalls of a failed application.   If you are applying for one of BIG Scotland's small or medium size grants (mostly up to £10k, some up to £50k), we usually wait until after we have offered you a grant before asking for supporting information about your group/organisation.  
Funding Opportunity - Sharing Heritage
SHARING HERITAGE The Sharing Heritage programme is for any type of project related to national, regional or local heritage in the UK.   You can apply for a grant from £3,000 to £10,000.  
Funding From TSB - Skype Surgeries
TSB FOUNDATION FOR SCOTLAND - SKYPE SURGERIES TSB Foundation for Scotland is holding a small number of surgeries on Skype which will allow people from anywhere in the country to have an appointment.  These will be run in exactly the same way as the Foundation's face to face surgeries, with groups making an appointment in advance for a specific time.  
Funding Opportunity - Poetry and Literature
CLORE DUFFIELD FOUNDATION: POETRY AND LITERATURE AWARDS OPEN TO APPLICATION The fifth round of the Clore Poetry and Literature Awards is now open to applications from schools, community groups, and not-for-profit organisations to help provide poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people across the UK.   The overall objective of the programme is to provide young people under the age of nineteen with the opportunity to experience poetry, literature, and creative writing both inside and outside of school, in compelling and exciting forms.  
Funding Opportunity - For Gommunity Groups & Charities
SCOTMID CO-OPERATIVE COMMUNITY GRANTS Scotmid Co-operative''s Community Grant scheme gives support to local communities served by Scotmid and Semichem stores.  They will consider applications from community groups and charities supporting projects in any of the following categories: children and education; health; fairtrade; homelessness and poverty; arts and culture; the environment; elderly people and active lifestyles.