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26/7/2019
Rare Bird In Caithness - Pink or Rose Coloured StarlingThumbnail for article : Rare Bird In Caithness - Pink or Rose Coloured Starling
Spotted by crofters Stephen and Susan Cox on Thursday 25th July 2019 was a rare visitor to Roster in Caithness.   "A pink starling aka the Rosy Coloured Starling is staying on our croft." "We think it was blown in on the storm earlier in the week from the Western Isles where some were sighted last weekend." For more information about this rare visitor to Caithness see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosy_starling Other sightings in UK this year can be seen at https://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/RealData/gallery.asp?SpeciesID=15840 List of Caithness Bird Photos.  
24/7/2019
Living Well EventThumbnail for article : Living Well Event
If you are living with any long term condition in the Highland area this event is for YOU! Specialist talks on Self Management, Living with Fatigue, Pain Management and Hope will be available via video link to all venues.   Exhibitors at each venue will offer you the opportunity to find out more about local services.  
22/7/2019
The McDonald Collection - Wick photo exhibitionThumbnail for article : The McDonald Collection - Wick photo exhibition
HUNDREDS of photographs of Wick life spanning more than half a century are to go on show during the town's gala week.   They will form an exhibition called The McDonald Collection being held at the St Fergus Church Hall for one day only on Wednesday, 31st July 2019.  
22/7/2019
Caithness County Show 2019 - Vintage Tractors ParadeThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2019 - Vintage Tractors Parade
See gallery link above to take you to the start of the vintage tractors parade in the main county show gallery.   To see more transport in Caithness from tractors, model shows,emergency vehicles, and general section with trucks buses and much more go to http://caithness.org/transport/.  
Caithness County Show 2019 - Horse Winners ParadeThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2019 - Horse Winners Parade
See the link above to start the horse and pony parade in the main county show gallery..  
22/7/2019
Caithness County Show 2019 - Flower TentThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2019 - Flower Tent
A great display of flowers at the Caithness County Show 2019 were on display in a wide range of competitions.   See the photo gallery link above to take you near the start of the photos on the main County Show gallery.  
21/7/2019
Caithness County Show 2019Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2019
Hundereds of photos from the 2019 Caithness County Show held at Wick this year.   See the photo gallery link above..  
17/7/2019
COMMUNITY FUND AWARDS OVER £70K TO SUPPORT LEISURE ACTIVITIES!Thumbnail for article : COMMUNITY FUND AWARDS OVER £70K TO SUPPORT LEISURE ACTIVITIES!
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund has committed over £70k to six community projects in its latest round of grant awards.   CNSFund Chairperson David Glass said "This latest investment supports improvements to recreational amenities and events in Caithness & North Sutherland, helping to ensure that people living and visiting our area can enjoy a high standard of leisure activities.  
16/7/2019
Postcode Community Trust Funding
Postcode Community Trust.  What is the funding for?.  
16/7/2019
National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement - STEM Funding
For anyone looking for funding to support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) public engagement activities, the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement website has links to a range of funding opportunities.   The website also contains a wealth of support features for all public engagement professionals.  
12/7/2019
Declaration of Arbroath to go on public display for the first time in 15 yearsThumbnail for article : Declaration of Arbroath to go on public display for the first time in 15 years
National Museums Scotland and National Records of Scotland have today announced, on the anniversary of Robert the Bruce's birth, that the Declaration of Arbroath will be displayed at the National Museum of Scotland next year to mark 700 years since its creation.   The document will be displayed within the Scotland galleries of the National Museum of Scotland from 27 March to 26 April 2020.  
10/7/2019
S.W.I Display at Caithness County ShowThumbnail for article : S.W.I Display at Caithness County Show
In 2017 every Institute in Scotland was invited to make a 3 inch square to celebrate the 100 years of S.W.I.  these were made up into regional banners.  
9/7/2019
Thurso Heritage Society Talk - A Top Detective Came From ThursoThumbnail for article : Thurso Heritage Society Talk - A Top Detective Came From Thurso
Thurso Heritage Society will host an illustrated talk and book signing with the guest speaker, author Adam Wood at the Royal British Legion, 7:30 pm Friday 19th July 2019 with a book signing, 10 am - 1 pm Saturday 20th July at Thurso Library.   The book, is the first biography about Thurso born, Donald Swanson who would begin life in humble beginnings.  
9/7/2019
New Funding Opportunities for community charities/clubs/groups/activities
Katie Matthews - Community Sports Hub Officer at Highland High Life has sent some information that could be useful if your group is searching for funding.   I wanted to let you know about new funding opportunities that have become available recently.  
7/7/2019
Green Road Playpark Reopens After Great Volunteer EffortsThumbnail for article : Green Road Playpark Reopens After Great Volunteer Efforts
A group of about a dozen volunteers have done a huge amount of work on refurbishing the playpark equipment at Green Road, Wick.   Old equipment was repaired and everything got a lick of paint.  
Canisbay Show 2019Thumbnail for article : Canisbay Show 2019
See the Photo Gallery for lots of photos from the day..  
5/7/2019
Funding Applications Free TrainingThumbnail for article : Funding Applications Free Training
See poster for details..  
5/7/2019
SCHOOLS IN THE UK COULD WIN £1000 FOR THEIR BREAKFAST CLUBThumbnail for article : SCHOOLS IN THE UK COULD WIN £1000 FOR THEIR BREAKFAST CLUB
Schools in the UK could be in with the chance of winning £1,000 by entering the annual Kellogg's Breakfast Club Awards.   One club from each region of the England, as well as one club from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, could be crowned the best breakfast club of the year and bag a cash prize.  
Highlands and Islands MSP raises concerns about cancelled operationsThumbnail for article : Highlands and Islands MSP raises concerns about cancelled operations
Operations had to be cancelled across NHS Highland because hospitals simply could not cope, new figures reveal.   Data published by ISD Scotland shows that 45 operations were cancelled in May 2019 due to non-clinical reasons such as not having enough staff or unclean equipment.  
3/7/2019
Teenage pregnancy rate at 25-year low
Fall for tenth consecutive year.   Teenage pregnancies in Scotland are at the lowest level since 1994, according to the latest statistics.