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26/3/2019
Maternity Care Survey 2018
An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.   A survey of just over 2,000 women across Scotland has found that women were generally very positive about their experiences of maternity care services.  
26/3/2019
Helping tadpoles grow up into gardeners friendsThumbnail for article : Helping tadpoles grow up into gardeners friends
Gardeners peering into ponds at this time of year could be in for a nice surprise.  The thick, jelly-ish clumps of frog spawn floating free and long strings of toad spawn, wrapped around water plants, will soon turn into a mass of wriggling tadpoles.  
25/3/2019
Dunnet Forestry Trust Bids To Take Ownership Of The ForestThumbnail for article : Dunnet Forestry Trust Bids To Take Ownership Of The Forest
A Letter sent to members of the Dunnet Forestry Trust IMPORTANT NEWS - PROPOSAL FOR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP OF DUNNET FOREST March 2019 Dear Member, Dunnet Forestry Trust has launched a proposal to take ownership of Dunnet Forest on behalf of the community.  Currently the forest is owned by Scottish Natural Heritage and leased to the Trust.  
25/3/2019
Highland Universal Credit Claimants Urged To Act Ahead Of Annual Rent IncreaseThumbnail for article : Highland Universal Credit Claimants Urged To Act Ahead Of Annual Rent Increase
Highland tenants claiming Universal Credit are being urged to log on and update their UC claim this April 1st to ensure their entitlement covers their annual rent increase for the year ahead.  Those who fail to do so will face a shortfall in their housing entitlement, putting them at risk of arrears.  
23/3/2019
Caithness Science Festival 2019 Fun DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2019 Fun Day
Big crowds turned out to see the fun day at the Caithness Science Festival 2019.   The science festival has grown each year since its inception 17 years ago.  
22/3/2019
Mapping Thurso - Asking the Community What Needs to Be ImprovedThumbnail for article : Mapping Thurso - Asking the Community What Needs to Be Improved
Thurso Development Officer, Joan Lawrie has been running a series of community consultation since taking up post with Caithness Voluntary Group under the Scottish Government funded Aspiring Communities programme in January.  Joan has been speaking to users of Ormlie Community Association, Caithness Citizen's Advice Bureau, Thurso Community Cafe and speaking to various groups existing in the town.  
21/3/2019
Old St Peters Kirk - Graveyard SurveyThumbnail for article : Old St Peters Kirk - Graveyard Survey
Old St.  Peter's Kirk Preservation Association and Historic Environment Scotland are teaming up to hold a two day workshop on how to survey and formally record the graveyard and gravestones.  
21/3/2019
Prize Winners at Science Festival Art CompetitionThumbnail for article : Prize Winners at Science Festival Art Competition
Sorry about low resolution photo..  
21/3/2019
Dunnet Beach Clean - Saturday 6th AprilThumbnail for article : Dunnet Beach Clean - Saturday 6th April
See poster for details..  
20/3/2019
Care Inspectorate Relaunch The HubThumbnail for article : Care Inspectorate Relaunch The Hub
Care Inspectorate have relaunched The Hub and it's better than ever! Visitors will find the new website more user-friendly with exciting new features and content.  It is quick and easy to find all the content relevant to you and you can even create your own personal library of resources and information.  
20/3/2019
Review of Scotland's early learning and childcare servicesThumbnail for article : Review of Scotland's early learning and childcare services
The number of children experiencing early learning and childcare in Scotland has increased to more than 290,000.   The Care Inspectorate has published a new review of settings for early learning and childcare covers the three years from 2014 to 2017.  
20/3/2019
Food Matters - Children's Eating ExaminedThumbnail for article : Food Matters - Children's Eating Examined
The Care Inspectorate have just published Food Matters, because they want services to support children to have positive eating experiences and enjoy well-balanced nutritious food.   Food Matters is a new resource about nurturing happy, healthy children and it shares good practice examples from across Scotland's early learning and childcare (ELC) sector.  
19/3/2019
CAITHNESS PUPILS TO CELEBRATE SCIENCE FESTIVAL WITH TECHFESTThumbnail for article : CAITHNESS PUPILS TO CELEBRATE SCIENCE FESTIVAL WITH TECHFEST
TechFest is in Caithness this week (March 19 - 23) to show primary school pupils how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills can be used to build space rockets and solve investigations.   All part of Caithness International Science Festival.  
19/3/2019
Strengthening Communities Conference - May 2019Thumbnail for article : Strengthening Communities Conference - May 2019
The Strengthening Communities Conference Scotland brings together people who are at the heart of community-led development.  We held the inaugural event in September 2017 and are pleased to be hosting a second conference on the 27th and 28th May 2019 at the MacDonald Aviemore Resort.  
18/3/2019
KELLOGG'S BOOST ITS GRANTS FOR SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS IN LOCAL AREASThumbnail for article : KELLOGG'S BOOST ITS GRANTS FOR SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS IN LOCAL AREAS
Kellogg's is doubling the number of grants it offers to school breakfast clubs across the UK.   The scheme will help to provide breakfast to more than 600 schools in the communities that need them the most.  
17/3/2019
Hetty Munro's War Diaries by Elizabeth Rintoul - July 1942 - February 1943
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6.   The following extracts from the War Diary of the late Henrietta Munro of Thurso come from the North Highland Archive and are published with their permission.  
16/3/2019
History of Cabrelli‘s Cafe at the Camps in Wick by Lyndall LeetThumbnail for article : History of Cabrelli‘s Cafe at the Camps in Wick by Lyndall Leet
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6.   Early in the 20th century, Italian-owned cafes, ice cream parlours and chip shops spread through- out Scotland, run by enterprising immigrants, who saw Scotland as a land of opportunity, at a time when work was scarce in their own country.  
15/3/2019
Caithness Model Club Annual ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Annual Show
Great day out for all the family.   6 and 7th April 2019.  
14/3/2019
New edition of NHS Scotland's guide to pregnancy, labour and birthThumbnail for article : New edition of NHS Scotland's guide to pregnancy, labour and birth
A popular resource for pregnant women and their families has been updated to include the latest information on perinatal mental health support.   A refreshed edition of Scotland's ‘Ready Steady Baby' publication was launched today by Minister for Public Health Joe FitzPatrick.  
12/3/2019
Wick Play Parks Meeting - Community Taking Control - Are You In?Thumbnail for article : Wick Play Parks Meeting - Community Taking Control - Are You In?
All users of play parks in Wick are invited to a meeting to discuss setting up groups to assist with maintenance and improvement of play parks in Wick.   30th March 2019.