A hand-cranked crane built by Bowser and Cameron of Glasgow in 1859 has been restored and put back on display in Hopeman Harbour, Morayshire. The crane was first used in preparing cargo at ports on the Clyde, and then in 1880 it was purchased by the Wick Harbour Board for use in the Herring fishing industry, before being moved to Hopeman Harbour around 1925.
A local organisation supporting children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery. Caithness & Sutherland Women’s Aid – Children & Young People’s Service was awarded £1,545,00 by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Pulteneytown People's Project have secured funding through the Highland Council to provide a unique opportunity to put five people through their SVQ level 2 or 3 in Playwork. The full cost of the year long course will be covered and childcare will be provided in the PPP creche/after school club, free of charge, if required.
A successful karting day was held by Thurso Rotary Club when entrants from all ages brought their home-made karts to try out the downhill run at North Highland College. It seemed a fitting place to get the art of kart building going again as the run ended up at the new Engineering, Technology and Energy centre opened officially just over week ago by first minister Alex Salmond.
If you would like to see more of Caithness and find out some interesting things about the area then why not join the Field Club members on some of their outings. Over the months you will learn about flora and fauna, history, archaeology and all on short walks around the area.
Wick library like other Highland libraries runs reading programmes in the summertime. These fun reading programmes for children are very popular and this year over 100 children received a medal and certificate.
Photographer Jimmy Taylor provides us with a gallery of photos from this years' Harbour Day at John O'Groats..
Keiss is a small village near Wick and they held a small gala full of events over the weekend. This annual day of fun is filled with fun events for all the family..
Another successful Gala in Bower. Bower Gala takes place each year at the village hall with a fun day for the family..
Keiss 2012 Photos See the Photo Gallery link above..
Bower Gala 2016 - Check out the photo gallery..
A hugely popular event during Wick Gala Week, It's a Knockout. Providing fun for participants and spectators alike..
Brilon Scouts are in Caithness for a few days staying with local families and joining with Thurso scouts to celebrate 40 years of twinning arrangements. Brilon is small town in Germany and over the years there have been a number of exchange visits by the scout groups in each town.
Another well attended gala in Thurso. Thurso Gala is held every year at the beginning of August..
Caithness Pony Club run the Wick Gala Gymkhana each year..
Caithness County Show 2012 Photos..
Lybster Gala 2012 - See photo gallery above..
Some highlights of the BeBe Vox Thurso concert (29th of March 2012). During the week she took Easter school assemblies for over 2000 pupils in Caithness and performed to over 900 people at two concerts in Thurso and Wick..
The BBC travel show "Grand Tours of Scotland" arrives in Thurso and checks the surf..