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3/10/2012
Restored Crane Was Once At Wick Harbour 1880 - 1925Thumbnail for article : Restored Crane Was Once At Wick Harbour 1880 - 1925
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.  
26/9/2012
Therapeutic Toolkit For Children And Young PeopleThumbnail for article : Therapeutic Toolkit For Children And Young People
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.  
PPP Offer Five Places To Gain SVQ In Playwork - Is This Opportunity For You?
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.  
9/9/2012
Karting Day Success For Thurso RotaryThumbnail for article : Karting Day Success For Thurso Rotary
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.  
2/9/2012
Caithness Field Club Offering Opportunities To Get Out And Explore In 2012/13Thumbnail for article : Caithness Field Club Offering Opportunities To Get Out And Explore In 2012/13
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.  
26/8/2012
Over 100 Children Get Reading Awards At Wick LibraryThumbnail for article : Over 100 Children Get Reading Awards At Wick Library
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.  
24/8/2012
Harbour Day At John O' GroatsThumbnail for article : Harbour Day At John O' Groats
Photographer Jimmy Taylor provides us with a gallery of photos from this years' Harbour Day at John O'Groats..  
19/8/2012
Keiss Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Keiss Gala 2012
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..  
19/8/2012
Bower Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Bower Gala 2012
Another successful Gala in Bower.   Bower Gala takes place each year at the village hall with a fun day for the family..  
18/8/2012
Keiss Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Keiss Gala 2012
Keiss 2012 Photos See the Photo Gallery link above..  
18/8/2012
Bower Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Bower Gala 2012
Bower Gala 2016 - Check out the photo gallery..  
6/8/2012
It's A Knockout At Wick Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : It's A Knockout At Wick Gala 2012
A hugely popular event during Wick Gala Week, It's a Knockout.   Providing fun for participants and spectators alike..  
6/8/2012
Brilon And Thurso Scouts Maintain Twinning LinksThumbnail for article : Brilon And Thurso Scouts Maintain Twinning Links
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.  
Thurso Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2012
Another well attended gala in Thurso.   Thurso Gala is held every year at the beginning of August..  
Wick Gala 2012 - GymkhanaThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2012 - Gymkhana
Caithness Pony Club run the Wick Gala Gymkhana each year..  
30/7/2012
Wick Gala 2012 PhotosThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2012 Photos
Wick Gala Photos 2012..  
19/7/2012
Caithness County Show 2012Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2012
Caithness County Show 2012 Photos..  
23/6/2012
Lybster Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2012
Lybster Gala 2012 - See photo gallery above..  
29/3/2012
BeBe Vox Thurso Concert Highlights 29th March 2012Thumbnail for article : BeBe Vox Thurso Concert Highlights 29th March 2012
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..  
18/11/2011
Grand Tour of ThursoThumbnail for article : Grand Tour of Thurso
The BBC travel show "Grand Tours of Scotland" arrives in Thurso and checks the surf..