Recommendations on enhancing maternity and neonatal care. Every woman will have continuity of care from a primary midwife, who will provide the majority of their antenatal, childbirth and postnatal care, as part of a new model of care for maternity services in Scotland.
Community projects in Scotland are invited to enter an awards programme which could see them share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area. Now in their fifth year, the Clydesdale Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 is open for applications.
Are you looking for support to fund a community project in Caithness? Highland LEADER Programme has funding of £497,080 to allocate to projects in the area, and will be hosting information sessions in Wick and Thurso on 24th & 25th January respectively. For more information and to book, contact Paula Betts on firstname.lastname@example.org / 01463 702275.
Online Housing Repairs. Are you a council tenant? Did you know you can now report routine housing repairs online through the Highland Council website? Visit www.highland.gov.uk/housing for more information..
New online Freedom of Information (FOI) appeal service. Requesters can use it to appeal if their requests are refused or they are unhappy with the way their requests were handled by public authorities.
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland is asking locals to nominate their Heart Hero for our Heart Hero Awards 2017. The four categories this year are: Inspiration award Fighting spirit award Young hero award Heart health professional award These awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional contribution of our supporters, fundraisers, volunteers and partners who have made an exceptional contribution to our fight for every heartbeat.
HITRANS, the regional transport partnership for the Highlands and Islands, has introduced a quick and easy way for those with a disability to get help when using public transport, particularly buses. They have widely circulated a new Thistle Assistance Card which the holder can use to advise the bus driver/public transport operator of any special help that is required.
THE war memorial in the royal burgh of Wick has been disrespected by vandals It would probably have taken two of them, one standing on the other's shoulders to reach the top of the statue's base and place the traffic cone on the top of the head. It will certainly require a ladder or a long pole to remove it.
While Thurso may be busier than other parts of Scotland, Christopherson suggests it's worth braving the crowds - which will be smaller in winter.................... Check out the full article HERE.
A good welcome for 2017 was had by local residents at Watten Village Hall. Check out the Photo Gallery..
A short walk along the River Wick to get moving in 2017..
To see the Hogmanay street party at Wick click HERE.
The annual Hogmanay party will take place once again at Kirk Lane, Wick. Donations for next years event gratefully received on the night.
The open day film was made by John O'Groat Journal reporter..
Places now available for 3-18 years.come and try a new sport, meet new friends and learn new skills.both competitive and relaxed dance hobby.all abilities welcome.first class free. For further details please contact us via our facebook page or telephone 01955604767.
Beatrice Community Fund in the Highlands Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm. We are launching the Beatrice Highland Partnership Fund on Wednesday 14 December from 1.00pm - 3.30pm in the Pulteneytown People's Project in Wick.
It's hard to believe it has come round again so quickly but its time to think about your Christmas cards! 2nd Thurso Scouts will be running their Community Scout Post again this year and post boxes are now out in their locations around the town and will remain open until Friday 17th December at Newsbeat on Princes Street, Frasers on Castlegreen Road, McColls in High Ormlie, the Co-op in Mount Pleasant and in Thurso Library and the Council offices in Rotterdam Street. It’s fantastic that local government and local businesses support this worthwhile event.
The decorated umbrella parade turned the Market Square in Wick to a colourful display with many having lights on to brighten the evening. Santa and helpers were around all afternoon as kids queued to see him in his hut.
CHAT's treasurer has sent out a message about today's Funday with regard to the stalls funds - "Well done to everyone involved in the fundraising stall in the Market Square today, the total raised was £672.87 which is really great. The total is for everything - raffle, donations, etc it includes the £40 that Bill received as donations." CHAT chairman Bill Fernie paid tribute to a great and dedicated group who are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to oppose NHS Highland plans to downgrade maternity services at Caithness General and he said, Once again people in Caithness have shown their generosity and that they are prepared to help ensure that funds are not a problem in taking the campaign forward.
Much stress on safety issues and much of what is in the NHS report backs this claim up. But is that the whole story? There are other issues that are impacted by a decision to remove the consultants.