Scotlandís first ever national celebration of reading is happening this week. From 26 November until December 2, Book Week Scotland is encouraging everyone in the country, of all ages and with all interests, to embark or continue on a reading journey.
Local people in and around Caithness are being invited to an evening reception by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso, at 7pm on Wednesday 5 December. Scottish Natural Heritage is the Scottish Government's advisor on the management, enjoyment, understanding and sustainable use of Scotlandís wildlife, natural habitats and landscape.
Highland Council are part of an innovative new tourism initiative linking sites in Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, Orkney, Highland, and the Isle of Man. The Thing Sites GeoTour, which launched last week, the first outside the American Continent and has been developed as part of the EU Northern Periphery Programme funded THING Project.
Wick got Christmas going with the annual Fun Day. Christmas Carols from Wick Choral, Jolly tunes from Pentland Brass with comic action from Wick Players.
Videos explaining several Highland council services are now available at the Highland Councilís British Sign Language (BSL). Access to Highland Council Services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing has recently been improved with the introduction of information provided in British Sign Language (BSL) on the Councilís website.
The long-established Lochbroom FM radio station based in Ullapool has linked up with Gairloch-based Two Lochs Radio to provide a new local radio service for the area. At the same time Lochbroom FM will continue to develop an online Internet-only radio service from its Ullapool studio.
A fast look by Noel Donaldson at the John O'Groat Journal for Friday 23rd November 2012. If you are short of time catch the main items in brief.
Steve Scott, Area Director for the Forestry Commission, shows how to spot the tell-tale signs of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea), the disease currently threatening Britain's native ash trees. Shot on location at Wayland Wood in Norfolk, courtesy of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
All snaring operators will need to undergo a training course and to use a unique identification number on their snares under new legislation. The change in legislation applies to all snares and snaring operators who currently use snares as a means of pest and predator control including farmers, crofters, gamekeepers, and greenkeepers on golf courses.
We are looking for Relief Support Assistants in the following localities: Skye & Lochalsh; Nairn, Ardersier, Badenoch & Strathspey; Inverness; Lochaber; Caithness; Mid and West Ross; East Ross. Relief Support Assistant/ £6.95 per hour plus paid annual leave.
Community and third sector organisations are being invited by The Highland Council to submit applications for the Councilís 2013 Deprived Area Fund. Applications will be welcomed for projects that will help communities to develop activities aimed at improving quality of life and regenerating communities.
The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee will take evidence on the management of ash dieback disease in Scotland from the Scottish Government Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse, at its meeting on Wednesday 28 November. Convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Rob Gibson MSP said, ďAsh Dieback is a serious disease threatening ash trees in Scotland and the UK.
There are a number of places that record old buildings in Scotland and we thought it would be a good idea to draw together them into a photo gallery here on Caithness.org. Bill has begun to take photos of more old buildings to add to photos already on the site and to draw together some already in part of the site so they are easy to find in one place.
All smiles as the Bower Busy Bees show off their new go-karts. The go-karts were funded through MFR Cash for Kids and will encourage the youngsters to get active even in the poorer winter weather.
Below are some important tips being offered by Police. During the winter months, road conditions can be extremely difficult and dangerous.
A campaign spearheaded by The Highland Council to win a fairer deal for consumers over delivery charges for goods bought on the internet. This is especially for those living in remote communities, is continuing to produce beneficial outcomes for consumers.
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 ĎScotlandís Hottest Postcodesí 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 Councilís 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.