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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.  
Caithness Ranger Events April 2016
Willow Bees 1 - Wednesday 6th April.  6pm - 8pm.  
28/3/2016
Ranger Events In Caithness 2016
Monday March 28, 2016 11.00am - 1.00pm Easter Mask Making, Dunnet Come along to the Seadrift Visitor Centre and have fun making and decorating your very own Easter mask using everyday objects.  All materials provided, just bring your imagination.  
13/3/2016
Highland Council Ranger Events 2016
All the walks are led by a Countryside Ranger.  It is important that you think of your own safety and that of any children for whom you are responsible.  
27/8/2015
20 - 20 Vision "The Future of Astronomical Telescopes"Thumbnail for article : 20 - 20 Vision
The public astronomy talk is by regular CAG visitor Professor Martin Hendry MBE - his talk is part of the series of local IYL events that have been held this year.  Martin will also be visiting a couple of Wick schools whilst in the area, to enthuse interest in space and science in .  
28/7/2015
Wick Gala 2015 - Children's Fancy DressThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2015 - Children's Fancy Dress
The rain came down but the crowd voted to go ahead with the event.   See all the photos in the gallery above..  
26/7/2015
Wick Gala 2015Thumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2015
Wick Gala 2015 got off to a great start with another fabulous show of decorated floats with many themes.   The foot walkers with their collecting tins were as amazing as usual for Wick Gala.  
28/6/2015
Thurso Gala 2015 - PhotosThumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2015 - Photos
Thurso Gala 2015 See Link above..  
27/6/2015
Canisbay Show 2015Thumbnail for article : Canisbay Show 2015
See photo gallery above..  
11/5/2015
Hidden Landscapes: LiDAR survey of a multi-period landscape in CaithnessThumbnail for article : Hidden Landscapes: LiDAR survey of a multi-period landscape in Caithness
Hidden Landscapes: LiDAR survey of a multi-period landscape in Caithness (by Charlotte Douglas, Graeme Cavers & Andy Heald).   From the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2014 Caithness is well known for its spectacular archaeology but aerial laser scanning surveys carried out in the county have revealed glimpses of the hidden archaeological landscapes that are less easily appreciated.  
Caithness Model Boat Show 2015Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Boat Show 2015
The annual Caithness Model Boat Show for 2015 was once again held at the British Legion club in Thurso on 9th May 2015.   The winners were as follows - John Webster followed by Ted MIller, Billy Macintosh,and Robert Mowat.  
19/4/2015
Caithness Model Club Show 2015Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2015
The Caithness Model Club show for 2015 took place in the Norseman Hotel, Wick on 18th and 19th April 2015.   See photos in the gallery - link above..  
Ormlie Community - Easter ProgrammeThumbnail for article : Ormlie Community - Easter Programme
A few activities for young children and the family at Easter from Ormlie Community Association.   Monday 13th to Thursday 16th april 2015..  
28/3/2015
Caithness CAB, Ormlie Community Association and Pulteneytown People's Project Gain FundingThumbnail for article : Caithness CAB, Ormlie Community Association and Pulteneytown People's Project Gain Funding
197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland.   Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants.  
17/3/2015
Halkirk Young Farmers Club Kicking Off Anniversary CelebrationsThumbnail for article : Halkirk Young Farmers Club Kicking Off Anniversary Celebrations
Halkirk Young Farmers will turn 70 next year and following their recent AGM, current members are holding an open meeting for all past members to discuss the programme of events for the 2016 celebrations.   The meeting is to be held in the Ross Institute, Halkirk on Wednesday 25th March at 7.30pm.