Community Groups News
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No. 1 - April 2013 Eyebrights of the North (by Ken Butler) Eyebrights - the Genus Euphrasia - have a reputation for being difficult to identify.
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No. 1 - April 2013 The Battle of Altimarlach (by Malcolm, Earl of Caithness) 2010 marked the 330th anniversary of the Battle of Altimarlach on 13th July 1680, near Wick, and as part of our International Clan Gathering that year, the Sinclairs visited the site of the battle to commemorate the event.
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No. 1 - April 2013 An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet) At Nottingham Mains farm, close to the Doocot at the Wag of Forse (ND212355) is a barn, probably built as a piggery.
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No. 1 - April 2013 Caithness Bird Notes 2012 by Donald Omand Geese and Gulls were the highlight species of the first three months of 2012.
See photos for Thurso Gala 2014 at the link above..
If the kids are looking for things to do then take look at the Ormlie Summer Programme.
The success of the exhibition, which opened to a capacity audience of well over 100 people on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July at Castletown Heritage Centre, was down to the artistic talents and generosity of locals and others further afield. Businesses near and far also gave generously to support the event.
Another good entry for the 2014 model boat show run each year by Pentland Model Boat Club. The winning entries in each of the categories chosen by the judges were - Warships - K80 - Ian Moore Search and Rescue - Taylors Thurso Life Boat - Ted Miller Fishing Boats - Thorsa - Ian Mackintosh Work Boats - Ballachylist - Dave Lambert Leisure Boats - Jet Stream - Ted Miller Sailing Boats - Grand Banks Schooner - Billy Mackintosh The overall winner was Ted Miller for his Taylors Thurso Lifeboat.
At Castletown Hotel Saturday 26th April 7pm Please come along and find out about the exciting developments we are making with our project to renovate Traill Hall as a community Centre. We also want to share with you our ideas about a number of community initiatives and events taking place now! .
Thurso Gala committee have announced the names of the 2014 gala court. Gala Queen: Eilidh Harper.
See photos from the 2014 Caithness Model Show in the gallery..
Places where you can deliver toys and gifts for distribution locally. Caithness Horizons, Thurso.
Join CAG and guest speaker Dr Lyndsay Fletcher, a Solar Physicist based at the University of Glasgow for a weekend of events where you can: Learn about the Sun & how it generates "weather" in space that affects our planet. Find out how this stormy space weather can produce the magnificent diplays of Northern Lights we often see from Caithness.
Nursery children at Bower Busy Bees are thoroughly enjoying the recent revamp of their outdoor play area. The Highland Council Community Payback, under the management of Rodney Brass, painted the wooden fence, furniture and play equipment within the nursery garden ready for the children returning from the school holidays.
Members of the Pentland Model Boat Club based in Thurso were away to Coatbridge last weekend for the annual regatta of the Scottish Federation of Boat Clubs. The regatta this year was held in Summerlea Museum.
Thurso Gala 2013 - See photos link above..
This article was first published in the Caithness Field club Bulletin 2011 (Bob Dawson is the Scottish Conservation Officer for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust – Ed) Summary This was a very successful year, although the season was about two weeks later than last year. Many more people reported seeing, and are now more familiar with, the Great Yellow Bumblebee.
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club bulletin 2011 The Little Bunting that was seen at the end of 2009 stayed at Ham throughout the winter, eventually leaving in early April after 110 days, which may well be a record for Britain. Another unusual winter visitor for Caithness was Great-Crested Grebe, with birds seen in January on Loch Watten (2), and a single bird in Thurso.
This article was first publishedin the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011 In May I was looking for the Celery-leaved Buttercup along the banks of the Wick River. It has been recorded from the tidal stretch between the supermarket car park and the Fairies Hillock.
See photos in the gallery for the 2013 Caithness model Show..