On 15th September 2018, Caithness Horizons are taking part in the annual Doors Open Day Campaign coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust. This wonderful event allows people living and visiting Scotland to explore hundreds of fascinating buildings across our country for FREE on weekends throughout September.
John William 'Jocky' Sutherland, who died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 68 on 28th August, 2018 at his home in Wick, Caithness, was a charismatic self-made businessman. He will be chiefly remembered for his key role in re-launching the traditional, but near moribund 200-year-old Caithness flagstone 'pavement' industry into the modern era, from the early 1990s onwards.
New round of grants for smaller grassroots, third sector organisations in Scotland working hard to tackle welfare reform and poverty in communities throughout Scotland. Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) are delighted to announce that with continued investment from Scottish Government we are now accepting applications from Scotland's third sector organisations to support their delivery of projects and activities that help mitigate the effects of welfare reform, combat social inequality, promote social inclusion and have a preventative impact in communities.
Esme Leitch from Duror took up her role as the 13th Highland Youth Convener at the end of August 2018. As Youth Convenor, Esme provides a consistent link for Elected Members and senior officials in The Highland Council, representing young people's views and act as a sounding board for youth issues in the Highlands.
Barnardo's Scotland Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill. Commenting on the introduction of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill today, 7 September 2018, by Scottish Green MSP John Finnie, Martin Crewe, Director of Barnardo's Scotland said:"We are absolutely delighted to see the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill introduced to the Scottish Parliament today.
Join the North Highland College UHI Board of Management to help shape education across the Highlands and Islands. North Highland College UHI is a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands and a leading college of further and higher education offering training, education and skills development opportunities from access to PhD level.
High Life Highland today announced that it has been successful in an application to the Year of Young People National Lottery Fund, to support its HLH Leadership Programme. "Choose to Lead" will be a Leadership Award that will be recognised by the SCQF Framework and accreditation of the award will be carried out by the University of The Highlands and Islands.
Children's Hearings Scotland exist to help protect the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people in Scotland. The Children's Panel in Scotland is made up of around 2,500 specially trained volunteer Panel Members from all walks of life.
The Rhind Lectures have been delivered in Edinburgh for the last 140 years. Don't miss the first staging of the Lectures in Rhind's home town of Wick.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has produced a leaflet, What to expect from your care worker, to let people know what type of behaviour and values they can expect from their care worker and what to do if they have a concern. The leaflets will be available in all GP surgeries in Scotland from September.
There will be a meeting on 6th September 2018 at 7.00pm in the Seaforth Club - Small Lounge regarding the new season of bridge playing. New members are always welcome.
Tuesday 23rd October, 9.30am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick This course will cover: Discipline and grievance procedure Understand best practice in operating disciplinary and grievance procedures The right to be accompanied Define the principles required to hold a fair disciplinary interview. Dealing with absences at work The training is suitable for line managers, committee members and directors.
On Saturday, 1st September 2018 we are having a brooch making day with Joanne Kaar teaching techniques etc. There are still a few places so if you wish to take part phone 01847 821 120 which is the Centre.
Wednesday 22 August 2018. 7.00pm Francis Street Club Wick.
We invite all members of the public who are interested in learning more about these lifesaving devices to attend. We also recommend all who are owners/custodians of AEDs to attend and any members of the public/groups that are planning to purchase a AED for their community, business or organisation to come along and find out more about our campaign..
We are delighted to invite you to our next external seminar, being held on Thursday 23rd August. Environmental Research Institute (ERI), Thurso have two speakers, Alam Sarawar and Sayam Chowdhury who will be talking about "Saving Critically Endangered birds in Bangladesh." The presentation will be held in the ERI seminar room, Castle Street in Thurso - doors open at 5.15pm.
The Highland Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Forum have organised a Proud Ness event in Inverness on 6th October 2018, which will be supported by an out-reach event in Thurso Precinct on 11th August 2018, 11am to 4pm. The out-reach event is being held to increase the visibility of the LGBTI+ community in the Highlands and to provide space for the community to come together to reduce isolation.
Budget cuts are now hitting the voluntary third sector in Caithness and the rest of Highland. Caithness Voluntary Group is member of the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) and they have been informed of a 13% cut in funding.
Highland parents urged to take advantage of fresh, healthy, and sustainable school meals which have once again been recognised with a national award. Despite the challenges of serving Scotland's largest council area, which includes some of the most sparsely populated areas of the UK, Highland Council is celebrating after achieving the Soil Association Scotland's Silver and Bronze Food for Life Served Here award in its primary schools and nurseries for the ninth year running.
Guest speaker at a recent Caithness Heart support Group AGM was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS. Cllr Sinclair is well placed to speak to groups about health service having been a founder member of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) and still involved in the campaigns over Caithness health issues.