A map showing where house fires took place across Scotland over the last year has been unveiled at the launch of an annual fire safety campaign. The ‘Scotland’s Hottest Postcodes’ map reveals that while the highest concentration of house fires in 2011-12 were centred around built-up areas such as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, house fires affect homes throughout Scotland.
Salt supplies in the Highlands are at maximum levels as The Highland Council prepares for the winter. Stocks stand at 67,300 tonnes.
A review is to be made of The Highland Council’s waste management strategy to ensure the Council meets its new statutory requirements under the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012. The new regulations and the Zero Waste Policy require the Council to.
A fire that broke out at Ormlie Industrial Estate, Thurso, Caithness about midday on Saturday 3rd November 2012 was brought under control by firefighters from Thurso and Wick. Four tenders were at the scene of the fire.
Photos from North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing Match..
Our new Community Section is now under construction. We will be using this new section for all of the news and community groups that do not currently fit into our Business, Arts and Sports indexes.
A visit to Wick for an unusual hearse. Ten years ago in 2002 Reverend Paul Sinclair founded Motorcycle Funerals Limited, Britain's first ever motorcycle hearse service.
With Geocaching about to take off in Caithness and other northern places with the launch of the "Haggis Trail" of geocaches. Over 1000 new caches have been hidden for people to find.
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..