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Erin Green From Wick High One of the Volunteers Recognised High Life HighlandThumbnail for article : Erin Green From Wick High One of the Volunteers Recognised High Life Highland
High Life Highland recognised top performing volunteers last Thursday at its annual award ceremony held at Strathpeffer Pavilion.   The event saw volunteers from across the Highlands recognised for significant contributions to the charity, its clients and customers.  
Red Critter Awards Take Off At Wick HighThumbnail for article : Red Critter Awards Take Off At Wick High
From Mr Mackenzie Wick High School.   The month of May saw our school complete the first full month of using our new student rewards system RedCritter.  
Changes to collection of information on funded Early Learning and Childcare
The Highland Council is informing parents on changes in how the authority collects information on funded Early Learning and Childcare following guidance introduced by the Scottish Government.   The guidance states: Each year the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) census collects information about children receiving funded ELC across Scotland.  
Local schools could be in with the chance of winning £1,000 for their pre-school club to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kellogg's supporting breakfast clubs in the UK.   Schools are invited to enter the annual Kellogg's Breakfast Club Awards, and one club from each region of the UK, as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will win a cash prize.  
Midsummer Madness is BACK!Thumbnail for article : Midsummer Madness is BACK!
The second Summer extravaganza of entertainment from Thurso Town Improvements Association is just about here!.   We're throwing the biggest party we possibly can to celebrate how amazing our community are and we'd love for you to join us.".  
Pentland Housing Association - Board Members Needed
Pentland Housing Association Board Members Needed.   Meetings in Thurso.  
BSL Plan - we want to hear from BSL users!
The Highland Council and its partners at the University of the Highlands and Islands and NHS Highland are preparing their first British Sign Language (BSL) plans, which will be published in October.   These will reflect a national BSL Plan published by the Scottish Government last year.  
Official Opening Of The Wick Community CampusThumbnail for article : Official Opening Of The Wick Community Campus
The official opening of the Wick Community Campus took place on a sunny Saturday 16 June 2018.  Lord Lieutenant John Thurso performed the unveiling of a plaque to mark the occasion.  
The vision for Scotland's health
Scotland is aiming to be a world leader in improving the public's health, through a new vision for organisations and communities across the country.   The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly published public health priorities for Scotland, aimed at focussing action across the public sector and voluntary sector and in communities.  
Anti bullying guidance developed by young people in Highland launchedThumbnail for article : Anti bullying guidance developed by young people in Highland launched
Today (Thursday 14 June 2018) at the High Life Highland, Highland Youth Parliament (HYP) Annual Conference, The Highland Council launched their new ‘Positive Relationships and Bullying Prevention Policy and Guidance'.  This is the first Care and Learning Policy which has been developed by young people across Highland from initial consultation through to its launch.  
Big-hearted couple donates funds raised at their Golden wedding party to local charitiesThumbnail for article : Big-hearted couple donates funds raised at their Golden wedding party to local charities
Golden couple, Donnie and Jane McLean from Castletown - who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the British Legion in Thurso a few weeks ago - have kindly donated two substantial sums to local charities.   Jane (71) and Donnie (73) split the money they raised at their party between the Mey Pensioners Group and the Highland Youngsters with Diabetes Group.  
Community open day to mark official opening of East Caithness Community Campus
A morning of fun and festivities for the local community will mark the official opening of the East Caithness Community Campus on Saturday 16 June 2018.   Guest of honour, Lord Lieutenant of Caithness, The Right Honourable John Sinclair, Viscount Thurso of Ulbster, PC will mark the occasion by unveiling a plaque at the event which starts at 10am and runs till 12 noon.  
Another Circus Comes To Caithness - Circus MontiniThumbnail for article : Another Circus Comes To Caithness  - Circus Montini
You wait 10 years for a circus then two come along at once.   Circus Montini is coming to Thurso and Wick Thurso 14 - 17 June 2018 Kirkwall 19 - 22 June 2018 Wick 23 - 25 June 2018 Also visiting Forres, Tain, Dornoch See web site to book.  
Zippos Circus Coming To WickThumbnail for article : Zippos Circus Coming To Wick
18th - 21st July 2018.   We have an early bird offer for online booking at Use discount code WIK50 before 1 July and get 50% off all tickets! And Zippos Circus is in Tain from 23 to 25 July with another early bird offer.  
Draught Busting Caithness and SutherlandThumbnail for article : Draught Busting Caithness and Sutherland
Free draught proofing and energy advice service is available to anyone in the Caithness & Sutherland area postcodes KW1 to KW14 whom is primarily: - In receipt of unemployment benefits/ESA/PIP - Retired/Pensioner - A Carer - Has a support worker - On a low income/Part time worker(under 16 hours) - In fuel poverty(struggling to pay energy bills) - Living with a disability/health concerns Or secondly the service is also available to the general public for free energy saving advice.   A fully qualified, Disclosure Scotland Energy Adviser will undertake an assessment of the needs/issues in your property, in regards to reducing bills, reduce drafts on doors/windows, increase disposable income, explain/set up heating controls and advise on help & funding/grants available to reducing carbon emissions(energy losses).  
Family Fun At LIDL ThursoThumbnail for article : Family Fun At LIDL Thurso
Come to Lidl Thurso on Saturday 2nd June 2018, for some family fun, while ‘getting the messages'.   Children can enjoy face painting, an entertainer, giveaways and games.  
Ranger Events In JuneThumbnail for article : Ranger Events In June
A few Ranger events in June.   See poster For many more Ranger events across Highland go to - Don't forget about - Friday 1st June 2018 Area: Wick Foosum Fingers, outdoor messy play, Newtonhill croft forest Have you got a toddler that enjoys exploring outside? Come along for outdoor fun with multi-sensory play activities.  
Dry Walling and Scythe CoursesThumbnail for article : Dry Walling and Scythe Courses
See poster for details and how to book..  
Study Reveals Devastating Impact That Flea Outbreaks Have on British Pet OwnersThumbnail for article : Study Reveals Devastating Impact That Flea Outbreaks Have on British Pet Owners
* Research by MSD reveals a staggering 100 per cent of British pet owners have been affected by flea outbreaks.   *82 per cent of Brits struggle to keep fleas under control.  
Archaeology Conference in Caithness 22nd to 27th June 2018Thumbnail for article : Archaeology Conference in Caithness 22nd to 27th June 2018
Historic Environment Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Industrial Heritage Society, and the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group is pleased to host an Industrial Archaeology Conference in Caithness from 22nd June to 27th June 2018.   A series of talks, tours and site visits around Caithness and Orkney will radiate from Wick.