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‘Beatrice Works’ Education Programme With Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : ‘Beatrice Works’ Education Programme With Caithness Horizons
We’re planning an ambitious programme of events to complement this Summer’s major exhibition in our Gallery.   During May and June, Sutherland based artist Sue Jane Taylor will be joined by Caithness STEM Ambassadors to work with young people from Caithness and North Sutherland schools, exploring how current developments in renewable technology are making an impact locally as well as nationally and internationally.  
Wild North Wild Flower Europe FestivalThumbnail for article : Wild North Wild Flower Europe Festival
The Wild North Wild Flower Europe Festival takes place this year in the Highlands in June and July 2013.   Events in Caithness range from a photography competition and exhibition, Plantlife International’s ‘Patchwork Meadow’ exhibition, to talks, walks and workshops.  
What's Coming Up At Caithness Horizons
April Exhibition of paintings inspired by the Caithness landscape by local artist Tom Newton.  21st April—Peter’s Pals session on Museum Pests with fibre artist Joanne B Kaar.  
Scott Explorer Unloading Salt At Wick HarbourThumbnail for article : Scott Explorer Unloading Salt At Wick Harbour
Scot Explorer Unloading Salt At WickThis load of salt for the main roads was being delivered on Friday 29th March 2013 at by the "Scot Explorer" to Wick Harbour in Caithness, Scotland for BEAR who will use it for the roads in the north in frosty or icy conditions.   At first sight you might think it is sand but it is definitely salt that came from a huge salt mine in Northern Ireland.  
Quit Smoking And Go Holidays
Highland smokers urged to quit today and save enough for a summer holiday.   New Smokeline Holiday Savings Calculator highlights how much smokers could save by quitting smoking in time for their summer break.  
Springtime At Last In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Springtime At Last In Caithness
The sever and cold weather we have seen recently made it look like spring would never come.   the days have brightened up to look like spring but the cold is still biting.  
Egg thieves being targeted Thumbnail for article : Egg thieves being targeted
Easter is on the doorstep, birds are nesting, some have already laid eggs, and the national campaign to protect them is now underway.   A new element to this year’s operation will target those who take the eggs or chicks of birds of prey, to sell to illegal falconries.  
Experiences of Primary Care
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published a report exploring variations in the experiences of different people using primary care services.  The report draws on the results of the 2011/12 Scottish patient experience survey of GP and local NHS services.  
Ranger Community Events For EasterThumbnail for article : Ranger Community Events For Easter
Easter Egg-Heads Tuesday 2nd April 2013.  The Seadrift Visitor Centre.  
Remember to make the most of your Recycling Centre this EasterThumbnail for article : Remember to make the most of your Recycling Centre this Easter
Wick and Thurso Recycling Centres are open as normal over the Easter weekend, so whether you’re planning gardening, DIY or entertaining, you can separate your waste and take it to your nearest Recycling Centre for recycling.  There are containers for various materials at both sites, plus staff are always on hand to point you in the right direction.  
Meet the Charity Regulator – Wick
Wednesday 1st May, 10.00am-12.15pm, Pulteney Centre.   You will have the opportunity to hear about the latest developments in charity regulation, and in areas such as equality and fundraising.  
Success of breast cancer drive
A groundbreaking breast cancer campaign has seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of women consulting their GP for breast cancer symptoms.   The Scottish Government’s breast cancer drive, featuring Elaine C Smith, launched in September last year and was the first advert in the UK to show real pictures of women’s breasts with visible signs of breast cancer.  
Wick Death - Police Continue Enquiries
Police are continuing their enquiries into the death of William Mcgough following the discovery of his body in the Wick river on the morning of Saturday the 23rd March 2013.  Police are looking to speak to any one walking in or frequenting the area of Victoria Place, Wick between 6pm and 9pm on Friday the 22nd of march 2013.  
Caithness & North Sutherland Community Groups Awarded over £142K!Thumbnail for article : Caithness & North Sutherland Community Groups Awarded over £142K!
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund recently awarded its latest round of community grants totalling over £142k.   The grants were awarded to eleven community and voluntary groups in the Dounreay travel to work area for projects that help to make Caithness & North Sutherland an attractive place to live, work and invest in.  
Caithness Science Festival 2013 - Family Fun Day Attracts Big CrowdsThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2013 - Family Fun Day Attracts Big Crowds
Caithness Science Festival 2013 has been another great success with more people than ever attending the Family Fun Day to end the week of events in schools throughout the county.   The family fun day show-cased many scientific ideas and groups.  
Nomination Deadline For Caithness Landward (Ward 4) Bi-election - 28th March
The bi-election for Caithness Landward will be held on 2nd May and there is only a few days left for potential candidates to get their nomination papers in.  The bi-election follows the resignation of Robert Coghill.  
Wild Northern Skies - Article on The e-AstronomerThumbnail for article : Wild Northern Skies - Article on The e-Astronomer
This article recently published on e-Astronomer web site gives an impression of what our skies are like from a man who was recently here.   See the link below - Wild Northern Skies .  
Peatlands Partnership Wants Your HelpThumbnail for article : Peatlands Partnership Wants Your Help
The Peatlands Partnership is seeking input from local residents on multi-million pound Flows project.   The Peatlands Partnership is looking for your views on how the peatlands of the Flow Country should be promoted to local people and visitors to the area.  
BBC Story Highlights Carving Found At John O'GroatsThumbnail for article : BBC Story Highlights Carving Found At John O'Groats
A poem by a Nobel Prize-winning poet at the centre of an investigation into his death has been found carved into rocks at a remote Scottish beach.   Pablo Neruda was Chile's greatest poet and died less than two weeks after a military coup in his country in 1973.  
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.