The Community centre which was described as partly a regeneration centre was given the go ahead after site inspection today in Wick. 8 councillors attended and there were no dissenting voices.
Another of the many events on in Caithness on Saturday. The PPP Fun Day is getting bigger each year.
Pictured here are the Anchor Boys who are part of the Boys Brigade reformed last year in Wick..
Caithness Army Cadet Force held a fieldcraft exercise weekend at Broubster Forest near Reay as the culmination of the Company's training before annual camp. Activities included living in the field, camouflage, observation, tactical movement and patrolling.
On 13th May members of 1285 (Caithness) Squadron travelled from Wick to RAF Kinloss to participate in the Highland Wing Drill, Aircraft Recognition and modelling competitions. High School exams limited the numbers of cadets who were able to travel, but attending the events were James Bamfield, Christopher Bremner, Yeager Coghill, Kerry Wilson, Kerry Smith, Diane Banks and Steffi Niwa.
Pentland Model Boat Club holds a show each year usualyin the Briitish Legion club in Thurso..
Miss Anne Dunnett, Lord Lieutenant of Caithness, was inspecting officer at the Thurso Air Cadetís Annual Parentís Night and Presentation of Awards in the Royal British Legion Thurso at the end of April. In addressing the cadets, Miss Dunnett highlighted their high standard of turnout and emphasised that, by being part of an organisation such as the Air Cadets, they were all youngsters who were doing something to make a difference in their lives.
Local Air Cadets, Sergeant David Struthers from Thurso and Corporal Christopher Bremner from Wick had a flying start to the year when they attended RAF Kinloss for their Gliding Scholarships. They arrived at Kinloss early on the 2nd January, and spent a week learning all the knowledge and skills required to successfully complete the course.
Residents at Bayview House, Thurso, were welcomed back to the residential home this week following a £380,000 refurbishment to meet new standards. Councillor David Flear, Convener of The Highland Council's Caithness Area Committee, and Councillor Bill Fernie, Chairman of the Caithness Area Social Work Committee, greeted the first residents to return to the home following an eight-month absence.
The army Cadets carried out a map reading weekend on the 14th and 15th January. All the Cadets worked hard, and found some of the problems not only of navigating, but also simply moving, at night.
See photos from the 2005 event in the photo gallery..
The Pultneytown People's Project goes from strength to strength as was shown at their AGM held in South School on 28 September 2005. Indeed the very name should be plural now.
A new fund aimed at assisting regeneration of the Pulteneytown area of Wick will help see fifteen local people trained over the next three months (October to December) in the 'Principles of Retail'. A ten week course has been set up by North Highland College with Scottish Executive Community Regeneration Funding, and targeted primarily at unemployed people living in the Pulteneytown area of Wick.
The Wick Anchor Boys have restarted and a good number of boys have already joined up for the weekly meeting in the BB Hall. The group suffered from a lack of leaders but has now reformed.
A fun day at Argyle Square 20th august 2005. Se the photo gallery above left..
Prince Charles arrived by helicopter at wick airport this morning and went to open the Pultneytown People's Centre in the former Old Man's Rest. The centre is used for meetings and some of the overflow groups from the offices in Murchison Street.
Another successful summer camp was attended by members of the Caithness Army Cadet Force at Altcar near Liverpool. The young folk were accompanied by adult leaders from Caithness.