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18/9/2014
An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet)Thumbnail for article : An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet)
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.  
18/9/2014
Some Highlights of Natural History in 2012 (by Donald Omand and PaulCastle)
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.  
12/7/2014
Thurso Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2014
See photos for Thurso Gala 2014 at the link above..  
10/7/2014
Summer Programme at OrmlieThumbnail for article : Summer Programme at Ormlie
If the kids are looking for things to do then take look at the Ormlie Summer Programme.  
6/7/2014
Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On PicturesThumbnail for article : Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On Pictures
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.  
24/5/2014
Pentland Model Boat Club 2014 ShowThumbnail for article : Pentland Model Boat Club 2014 Show
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.  
23/4/2014
Traill Hall Community Trust AGM 2014Thumbnail for article : Traill Hall Community Trust AGM 2014
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! .  
13/4/2014
Thurso Gala Queen 2014 Announced
Thurso Gala committee have announced the names of the 2014 gala court.   Gala Queen: Eilidh Harper.  
Caithness Model Club 2014 ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club 2014 Show
See photos from the 2014 Caithness Model Show in the gallery..  
24/11/2013
Caithness FM Annual Toy AppealThumbnail for article : Caithness FM Annual Toy Appeal
Places where you can deliver toys and gifts for distribution locally.   Caithness Horizons, Thurso.  
19/9/2013
Wild Skies Weekend In Caithness 27th & 28th September 2013Thumbnail for article : Wild Skies Weekend In Caithness 27th & 28th September 2013
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.  
18/9/2013
Busy Bees Revamped Outdoor Play AreaThumbnail for article : Busy Bees Revamped Outdoor Play Area
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.  
14/9/2013
Pentland Model Boat Club Members Win PrizesThumbnail for article : Pentland Model Boat Club Members Win Prizes
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.  
20/7/2013
Thurso Gala 2013 PhotosThumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2013 Photos
Thurso Gala 2013 - See photos link above..  
The Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) in Caithness in 2010 (by Bob Dawson)
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.  
Bird Report for 2010 (by Donald Omand)
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.  
Highlights of Botany in 2010 (by Ken Butler)
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.  
21/4/2013
Caithness Model Club Show 2013Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2013
See photos in the gallery for the 2013 Caithness model Show..  
31/3/2013
Caithness Secret Army WW2 - Remembrance DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Secret Army WW2 - Remembrance Day
From Tricia Barnett (nee More) Churchill’s secret army granted parade with Cenotaph march past.   Royal British Legion grants permission for Auxiliary Units and Special Duties Branch veterans to march past in November 2013 after British Resistance Archive campaign.  
26/1/2013
The Moorland Mission Churches of Caithness (by George Watson)
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011.   Today there are few traces of the active missionary movement which once transcended parish and county boundaries to cater for a surprisingly large population in the moorland areas of Caithness.