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News Archive


4/10/2019
New Health And Social Care Hub Wick - Still Dates To Visit The Popup Information Shop
NHS Highland plans to rent a temporary pop up shop to update local residents about proposals for its primary health and social care hub for Wick at the end of this month.   During the Caithness Health and Social Care consultation last year, the board found the temporary ‘High Street Presence' approach proved an effective way to engage with people about the redesign plans.  
3/10/2019
Living well with Type 2 diabetes event 30th October Book Now
A specialist event for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to get expert advice and information about living with the condition comes to Caithness next month - and bookings are now open.   The Caithness Diabetes group, supported by Diabetes Scotland, is hosting the free event - and are urging those living with the condition, their family members and carers to come along.  
2/10/2019
Time Running Out For Telephone Box Consultation 2019Thumbnail for article : Time Running Out For Telephone Box Consultation 2019
The Highland council has been running a consultation about the removal of 110 telephone boxes in Highland.   The last list showed there had been no objections for the removal of Caithness telephone boxes in Castletown, Halkirk and Latheron.  
1/10/2019
Taste North 2019 - Sunday 6th October 2019 11am to 4.30pm. at Together Travel - John O'GroatsThumbnail for article : Taste North 2019 - Sunday 6th October 2019 11am to 4.30pm. at Together Travel - John O'Groats
Taste North 2019 - Sunday 6th October 2019 11am to 4.30pm.  at Together Travel - John O'Groats.  
30/9/2019
Could You Help Shape The Future Of Wick High Street?Thumbnail for article : Could You Help Shape The Future Of Wick High Street?
Wickers are being given the chance to help transform their High Street into a more vibrant, accessible and a welcoming place for everyone to spend time in, as part of the Town Centre Regeneration.   The Wick Street Design project is being delivered by Sustrans Scotland in partnership with The Highland Council, Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council and Local Councillors.  
30/9/2019
Will You Go Sober For October?
Be a Soberhero and go 31 days without alcohol this October - say no to the booze and yes to raising money for people living with cancer.   And just like every hero's trusty sidekick, Macmillan will be with you every step of the way to help you along your sober journey.  
26/9/2019
New Advice Service For Parents Carers and ChildrenThumbnail for article : New Advice Service For Parents Carers and Children
A new service which is open to parents/carers/children and those who work with them..  
26/9/2019
innogy Launches Flexible Wind Farm Fund To Increase Employment PotentialThumbnail for article : innogy Launches Flexible Wind Farm Fund To Increase Employment Potential
· Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Education & Training Fund created to benefit local residents.   · £133,250 fund per annum now open for applications from residents and community groups.  
25/9/2019
Obituary - William 'Bill' Arif Born 25 February 1937 Died 22 August 2019Thumbnail for article : Obituary - William 'Bill' Arif Born 25 February 1937 Died 22 August 2019
WILLIAM 'BILL' ARIF, BORN 25.02.1937, THURSO CAITHNESS: DIED 22.08.  2019, FOCHABERS, MORAY.  
25/9/2019
New relationships, sexual health and parenthood website
A new teaching website that strengthens the quality, consistency and relevance of education on relationships, sexual health and parenthood has been launched.   The Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RHSP) site - https://rshp.scot/ - contains over 100 lesson plans for use in all education settings.  
19/9/2019
COMMUNITY PROJECTS BENEFIT OVER £80K IN CNSFUND LATEST FUNDING
Seven community projects are to benefit from over £80k of funding following the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant awards.   CNSFund Chairperson David Glass said "Our latest funding includes improvements to youth activities, community and recreational facilities as well as progressing an ambitious project to establish a major visitor attraction in Caithness.  
19/9/2019
STRATHPEFFER PAVILION TO RETURN TO COMMUNITY OWNERSHIPThumbnail for article : STRATHPEFFER PAVILION TO RETURN TO COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP
The community of Strathpeffer are gearing up to celebrate having secured £485K from the Scottish Land Fund to purchase the Pavilion in the heart of the village from current owners the Scottish Historical Buildings Trust.   The recently formed Strathpeffer Pavilion Community Trust is co-chaired by local man Fraser Mackenzie who, along with the other members, have spent endless hours preparing the successful bid to the Scottish Land Fund.  
16/9/2019
Are You Interested In Joining The Children's Panel? Closing Date 18 September
Around 2,500 amazing people volunteer to be part of the Children's Panel in Scotland.   We’re here to make sure all of Highland’s infants, children and young people feel safe, loved, valued and respected.  
11/9/2019
Wick Indoor Market Success on First DayThumbnail for article : Wick Indoor Market Success on First Day
The First Saturday of the trial Indoor Market in the foyer of the Caithness Council offices in Wick was a great success.   Three more Saturdays will see a different variety of stalls.  
9/9/2019
Living With Diabetes Day (LWDD) 30 October - Open To Local Health Groups
The Caithness Diabetes group to host a Living With Diabetes Day (LWDD) on Wednesday 30th October in the Assembly Rooms in Wick.   The event will run from around 10 - 4 for people living with Type 2 diabetes and their families and/or carers with a blend of workshops and presentations and there will also be a ‘marketplace' of stalls/information stands.  
5/9/2019
Fashion Show For Local GroupThumbnail for article : Fashion Show For Local Group
See poster.  
Wick High School #Challenge60 for CLIC SargentThumbnail for article : Wick High School #Challenge60 for CLIC Sargent
Wick High School (both pupils and staff) are taking part in this year's #Challenge60 for CLIC Sargent.   Completing 60 miles throughout the month of September to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  
Action and Adventure For Young People Aged 12.5 to 17Thumbnail for article : Action and Adventure For Young People Aged 12.5 to 17
If you're a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then you're in the right place.   Every year nearly 56,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country.  
19/8/2019
Caithness Community Planning Partnership - Thursday 22 August, Castletown
11am, Thursday 22nd August 2019, Drill Hall, Main Street, Castletown.   Presentations then questions.  
18/8/2019
Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick BayThumbnail for article : Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay
Black Saturday was, as reported at the time, a ‘fearful calamity'.  In Wick Bay, alone, some 37 fishermen lost their lives, with countless more perishing around the coasts.