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18/1/2013
Fairy Tale Readings At Wick LibraryThumbnail for article : Fairy Tale Readings At Wick Library
Brothers Grim Fairy Tales read by George Gunn and Linda Young..  
18/1/2013
Time To Enrol Children For School
Parents and guardians of children are being informed by The Highland Council that itís time for enrolment into pre-school and primary school in the Highlands.   The next school session starts on 14 August 2013.  
17/1/2013
PENSIONERS PARTY WAS A 'REEL' TREATThumbnail for article : PENSIONERS PARTY WAS A 'REEL' TREAT
Report by Noel Donaldson WICK warks weil...never was the royal burgh's famous motto more true that when it comes to its annual pensioners party.   The post-festive treat last night was staged at the townís Assembly Rooms.  
17/1/2013
Protect your pipes and play safe around watercourses during the cold weatherThumbnail for article : Protect your pipes and play safe around watercourses during the cold weather
With the arrival of low temperatures and snow in Scotland, Scottish Water is reminding people to ensure their properties are protected and to play safe around watercourses.   We are asking householders and businesses to ensure that their properties are protected and urging them to follow Scottish Waterís winter code - a set of simple steps to protect your pipes, be prepared and heat, insulate and protect your property - whether itís your home, a holiday home or business premises.  
17/1/2013
Scot Of The Year 2012 Short List
Schoolgirl Martha Payne and Olympic Gold medal winner Andy Murray in race for the title as charity for Scots in London announces shortlist for Scot of the Year 2012 ScotsCare, the charity for Scots in London, has announced the shortlist for Scot of the Year 2012.   Schoolgirl Martha Payne, famous for her blog about school dinners, which then grew into a fundraising campaign which has raised in excess of £100,000 to help schools in Malawi, is currently in the lead.  
16/1/2013
Funding Opportunity - Tesco Charitable Funds
The current round for Children's Welfare and Children's Education (Including Special Needs Schools) closes on 31st January 2013.   Community Awards The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to registered charities and not for profit organisations who are working on local projects that support children and their education and welfare, elderly people and adults and children with disabilities.  
16/1/2013
Extended Visiting Times In Some Hospitals
Hospital wards across Scotland are piloting more flexible visiting hours.   Family and friends will be able to visit patients at hospital at times which are convenient to them.  
16/1/2013
DORNOCH RAIL LINK ACTION GROUP - Winter newsletter - Part Two
Far North Line 11.  As stated above, many railways in the U.K.  
16/1/2013
DORNOCH RAIL LINK ACTION GROUP - Winter newsletter - Part OneThumbnail for article : DORNOCH RAIL LINK ACTION GROUP - Winter newsletter - Part One
DORNOCH RAIL LINK ACTION GROUP - Winter newsletter from Mark Norton Hon.  President Revd.  
16/1/2013
£1million To Preserve Memory Of Scotland's War DeadThumbnail for article : £1million To Preserve Memory Of Scotland's War Dead
Scotlandís war memorials will be cleaned and restored in readiness for the anniversary of the First World War through a new fund being made available to communities across the country.   The additional £1 million for the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund - announced by First Minister Alex Salmond today - will pay for the upgrade and maintenance of memorials in villages, towns and cities in Scotland that pay tribute to those who gave their lives during both world wars and other conflicts.  
16/1/2013
Deadline approaches for Highland groups to apply for Community Covenant funding
Community groups and organisations across the Highlands have until Friday 1 February to bid for funding from a £30 million grant scheme which is operated by the Ministry of Defence to finance local projects which strengthen the ties between members of the Armed Forces community and local communities.   Councillor Carolyn Caddick, The Highland Councilís Armed Forces and Veteransí Champion said: ďI strongly encourage organisations and community groups who are looking for funding support for their projects to get their applications before the deadline.  
16/1/2013
Funding Opportunity - Communities and Families Fund
3rd Sector Early Intervention Fund ending and new Communities and Families fund will replace it.   Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm, 1st February 2013 The Unified Voluntary Sector Fund, CLD HQ Funds and Early Years Early Action Fund in their present format will come to an end at the end of this current financial year (2012-13).  
15/1/2013
Caithness In World War Two - Highland Archive Centre
The Highland Archive Centre has been investigating what has appeared in the press for Caithness during world War Two and made copies of its research from the local papers available on their web site.   They have now reached week 20 so it is worth a look to see what they have already compiled from 1939 to 21st January 1940.  
15/1/2013
Wick Coastal Rowing Club - gluing up the first boatThumbnail for article : Wick Coastal Rowing Club - gluing up the first boat
The new wick coastal rowing club have wasted no time in commencing to build their boats.   They were recently already gluing up the first of them.  
15/1/2013
Green Routes to Feeling Good Conference - InvernessThumbnail for article : Green Routes to Feeling Good Conference - Inverness
Green Routes to Feeling Good - Health links to the environment Conference & Showcase - Saturday 2nd March 2013 Millburn Academy, Diriebught Road, Inverness.   Green Routes to Feeling Good Conference Join our inspiring and informative day which will involve a wide range of speakers and workshop sessions led by health and environmental experts.  
14/1/2013
Funding Opportunities - YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME
YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME - CALLS FOR PROPOSALS 2013 The European Commission has announced its call for proposals under the Youth in Action Programme.   During 2013 approximately ?180 million will be available to not for profit and statutory organisations to support a wide variety of youth projects.  
14/1/2013
Funding Opportunity - THE GO FOR IT SCOTLAND! BURSARY PROGRAMME
THE GO FOR IT SCOTLAND! BURSARY PROGRAMME The Go for it Scotland! bursary programme, run by QMS and sportscotland, is open to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities providing they live and train in Scotland and take part in a healthy activity which increases their heart rate.  Individuals, groups and clubs are invited to apply for the twenty £500 bursaries which are being awarded annually in the run up to Glasgow 2014.  
14/1/2013
Funding Opportunities - NOMINET TRUST - DIGITAL EDGE PROGRAMME
NOMINET TRUST - DIGITAL EDGE PROGRAMME The Nominet Trust has announced that the 2nd call for applications under its £2 million Digital Edge Programme is now open for applications.   The programme aims to support projects that use new technology to engage young people in new, more meaningful and relevant ways and enable their participation in building a more resilient society.  
14/1/2013
Funding Opportunity - FUNDING TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF GAELIC
TAIC FREUMHAN COIMHEARSNACHD 2013-14: FUNDING TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF GAELIC Are you interested in receiving some support to encourage the use of Gaelic in your area? BÚrd na Gŗidhlig''s funding scheme Taic Freumhan Coimhearsnachd is now open to new applications, to assist projects which will encourage and increase the learning and usage of Gaelic within communities, by supporting at least one of the following priorities: .  Home and Early Years .  
14/1/2013
Funding Opportunities - PEOPLE'S POSTCODE TRUST: SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
Our small grants programme exists to try to make the world a better place through short-term, project specific funding.   Through this programme, we provide funding for projects of up to six months in length, ranging from £500 up to £10,000 (£5,000 in Wales) to registered charities, community and voluntary groups, community interest companies and other not-for-profit organisations.