A TRIBUTE was paid at the AGM of Caithness Heart Support Group, recently, to long-serving chairman Ernie Ross, standing down after nine years service. Highlighting Mr Ross's contribution, the new chairman, Noel Donaldson said: "Ernie has not always enjoyed the best of health but has always given us a one hundred percent commitment to the group and that has been greatly appreciated." However, Mr Donaldson was pleased to add that Mr Ross was not severing his connection with the group but has decided to remain as a committee member.
Caithness Heart support Group AGM. Guest speaker was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS.
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A Wick High School teacher is spending the summer in Rwanda delivering teacher training opportunities in the country. Caitlin Morrison, who teaches social subjects and history, is travelling to the Zaza in the Eastern Province as part of the Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) professional development programme alongside charity Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda.
Wick Voices, the Wick Society's oral history section, has broken through the 100,000 barrier in terms of listener response to its collection of online recordings. That's how many individual plays there have been since the project was set up less than two years ago with the aim of preserving local voices for posterity.
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Check out the newsletter for all the awards. http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/saltireawards2018.pdf.
Canisbay Primary Parent Council were looking to make improvements to the playground and last year we supported Mrs Moodie out headteacher in an application to Greencoat Stroupster Community Fund. We submitted an application which was to: Build a canopy / shelter at the school which would give 2 benefits , an outdoor classroom area and also a shelter and play area for the kids to be protected from the Caithness weather.
Everyone in Highland is asked to keep their Eyes Open for children at risk during the school holidays. In the week that Highland schools sound the end of term bell, Child Protection Committees across Scotland are encouraging the public to be extra observant to help protect potentially vulnerable children when school's out for summer.
The Hesteyri Horses team are riding from John O'Groats to Land's End on horseback!. Hesteyri Horses is a family run equestrian business focusing on giving all horses a chance, bringing out the best in their own horses and client horses as well as their extensive work rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing horses and ponies who have been neglected or abused.
High Life Highland recognised top performing volunteers last Thursday at its annual award ceremony held at Strathpeffer Pavilion. The event saw volunteers from across the Highlands recognised for significant contributions to the charity, its clients and customers.
From Mr Mackenzie Wick High School. The month of May saw our school complete the first full month of using our new student rewards system RedCritter.
The Highland Council is informing parents on changes in how the authority collects information on funded Early Learning and Childcare following guidance introduced by the Scottish Government. The guidance states: Each year the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) census collects information about children receiving funded ELC across Scotland.
Local schools could be in with the chance of winning £1,000 for their pre-school club to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kellogg's supporting breakfast clubs in the UK. Schools are invited to enter the annual Kellogg's Breakfast Club Awards, and one club from each region of the UK, as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will win a cash prize.
The second Summer extravaganza of entertainment from Thurso Town Improvements Association is just about here!. We're throwing the biggest party we possibly can to celebrate how amazing our community are and we'd love for you to join us.".
Pentland Housing Association Board Members Needed. Meetings in Thurso.
The Highland Council and its partners at the University of the Highlands and Islands and NHS Highland are preparing their first British Sign Language (BSL) plans, which will be published in October. These will reflect a national BSL Plan published by the Scottish Government last year.
The official opening of the Wick Community Campus took place on a sunny Saturday 16 June 2018. Lord Lieutenant John Thurso performed the unveiling of a plaque to mark the occasion.
Scotland is aiming to be a world leader in improving the public's health, through a new vision for organisations and communities across the country. The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly published public health priorities for Scotland, aimed at focussing action across the public sector and voluntary sector and in communities.
Today (Thursday 14 June 2018) at the High Life Highland, Highland Youth Parliament (HYP) Annual Conference, The Highland Council launched their new ‘Positive Relationships and Bullying Prevention Policy and Guidance'. This is the first Care and Learning Policy which has been developed by young people across Highland from initial consultation through to its launch.