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21/11/2016
CHAT Will Lobby Councillors In Demo At Wick Town Hall - From 9.20am Tuesday 22 NovemberThumbnail for article : CHAT Will Lobby Councillors In Demo At Wick Town Hall - From 9.20am Tuesday 22 November
Caithness Health Area Team - CHAT members and supporters will demonstrate outside Wick Town Hall when the Caithness Committee meets on Tuesday 22nd November 2016.   Meeting is open to the public but may be restricted once seats are full.  
18/11/2016
CHAT calls for radical infrastructure improvements in wake of major report into Caithness maternity servicesThumbnail for article : CHAT calls for radical infrastructure improvements in wake of major report into Caithness maternity services
The long-awaited report of Public Health Scotland (PHS) into maternity services at Caithness General Hospital was launched today, and recommends that the Henderson Maternity Unit moves to a midwife led model (CMU).  The Report concludes that Caithness does not have the population to support an obstetrician, and that the presence of specialists without the backup of intensive care facilities or a paediatrician creates unnecessary risk factors for patients.  
24/10/2016
Newtonhill By Night - Family Time In the DarkThumbnail for article : Newtonhill By Night - Family Time In the Dark
An interesting evening sure to be a hit with the kids..  
15/10/2016
North and West Caithness Ploughing Association 27th Annual Ploughing MatchThumbnail for article : North and West Caithness Ploughing Association 27th Annual Ploughing Match
The 27th Annual ploughing match organised by North and West Caithness Ploughing Association took place on Saturday 15th October 2016.   The days was very wet with rain have been on for several hours before the start.  
5/10/2016
Highland Countryside Rangers gear up for extra events in OctoberThumbnail for article : Highland Countryside Rangers gear up for extra events in October
The Rangers are planning a series of exciting events such as guided walks and children's activities throughout the Highlands.  "There is something here for everyone" says Eilidh-Ann Phillips, Senior Ranger for South Highlands.  
1/10/2016
CAITHNESS FIELD CLUB PROGRAMME 2016-17
Sunday 2 October 2016 Walk for Highland Archaeology Festival Seeking hut circles using Li.  Dar images - Geoff Leet to lead.  
17/9/2016
Over 5000 Kids Seen By Highland Rangers So Far In 2016Thumbnail for article : Over 5000 Kids Seen By Highland Rangers So Far In 2016
Over 5000 North Highland pupils have undertaken a project with the Highland Council's Rangers so far this year.   It has been a really busy year in the North Highlands for The Highland Council's Countryside Ranger team.  
29/8/2016
Bat Hunt at ThrumsterThumbnail for article : Bat Hunt at Thrumster
Friday night on 2nd September 2016 gives you the chance to go out with an experienced ranger to find out about the bats that are all around us in Caithness..  
27/7/2016
Scary characters with something to crow aboutThumbnail for article : Scary characters with something to crow about
WORZEL Gummidge would doubtless have dismissed it as the last straw...scarecrows deserting their field posts to show themselves off in town..   Goodness knows what Aunt Sally would have said.  
27/7/2016
Childrens Fancy Dress At Wick Gala 2016Thumbnail for article : Childrens Fancy Dress At Wick Gala 2016
INTERMITTENT rain failed to dampen the imaginative enthusiasm of entrants at the fancy dress competition at Braehead - one of the most popular events in Wick Gala Week's packed programme..  
24/7/2016
Wick Gala 2016 - A Very Colourful GalaThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2016 - A Very Colourful Gala
The weather cleared away the mist and the Wick Gala 2016 saw a great parade with amazing costumes.   See over 500 photo in the galery above.  
Ranger Events For Mid JulyThumbnail for article : Ranger Events For Mid July
Check out these Ranger events in July.   Sunday July 10, 2016 10.00am - 12.30pm Crabs at Keiss Discover life below the waves with meat eating predators & exciting rock pool life.  
Lybster Gala 2016Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2016
Lybster Gala 2016.   See the Photo Gallery above.  
26/6/2016
Thurso Gala 2016Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2016
The crowds were out in force for Thurso Gala 2016 night on Saturday 25 June 2016.   The change of venue to the car park area seems to have been a good one with much wider space for all the activities.  
30/5/2016
Rangers show the way on the Peatlands of the Flow CountryThumbnail for article : Rangers show the way on the Peatlands of the Flow Country
Over forty members of the public attended a series of high profile guided walks on the peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland led by the Highland Council Rangers.   Andy Summers, Senior Countryside Ranger said: "We saw lots of exciting wildlife including great views of a peregrine falcon, breeding greenshanks and red-throated divers, dragonflies hunting around bog pools.  
18/5/2016
Clowns of the OceanThumbnail for article : Clowns of the Ocean
Enjoy an illustrated talk on 'An Introduction to Caithness Seabirds' with some coffee/tea & home baking before taking a short walk to view a puffin colony in the Dunbeath area.   3rd June 2016.  
17/5/2016
Caithness Health Area Team - CHAT - New Group To Lobby On Caithness Health MattersThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Area Team - CHAT - New Group To Lobby On Caithness Health Matters
Maternity Unit In Crisis Consultants - Too Many Locums A new local lobbying group "CHAT" Caithness Health Action Team has been formed by a group of local Caithness people concerned about a variety of matters affecting health services in Caithness.   These vary from Maternity where many more mothers in recent times are being sent to Raigmore hospital in Inverness, Lack of consultants, Locum cover, Lack of GP's.  
29/4/2016
Sun or Hail - Litter Pickers Prevail - HalkirkThumbnail for article : Sun or Hail - Litter Pickers Prevail - Halkirk
Just less than a week separated Halkirk and Melvich Primary School's village litter picks but the weather couldn’t have been more different.  Both village litter picks were undertaken as part of the schools Eco-studies programme and registered with the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign and each event received assistance from The Highland Council’s local Countryside Ranger Paul Castle.  
29/4/2016
Sun or Hail - Litter Pickers Prevail - MelvichThumbnail for article : Sun or Hail - Litter Pickers Prevail - Melvich
Just less than a week separated Halkirk and Melvich Primary School's village litter picks but the weather couldn't have been more different.  Both village litter picks were undertaken as part of the schools Eco-studies programme and registered with the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign and each event received assistance from The Highland Council’s local Countryside Ranger Paul Castle.  
17/4/2016
Caithness Model Club 2016 ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club 2016 Show
Records were broken for the numbers of models on show and for the numbers of people coming along to view the amazing collections that had come from both Caithness and many other parts of the country.  The Model Show has now purchased its own tables so no longer needs to make a round trip to Dornoch to borrow them.