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28/3/2018
Video: The role of the charity trusteeThumbnail for article : Video: The role of the charity trustee
Presentation by OSCR - Scottish Charity Regulator.   Charity trustees are our secret superheroes.  
27/3/2018
John O'Groats Trail Group Install New Footbridge at OusdaleThumbnail for article : John O'Groats Trail Group Install New Footbridge at Ousdale
Jay Wilson Chair, Friends of the John o' Groats Trail, gives an update he new bridge they have built at Ousdale.   Today (25th March 2018) marked one of the key moments in the history of the John o' Groats Trail.  
27/3/2018
E.ON's Camster wind farm powering improvements for Caithness communityThumbnail for article : E.ON's Camster wind farm powering improvements for Caithness community
Caithness residents are enjoying improved facilities thanks to the efforts of the Latheronwheel and Latheron Improvement Group, local volunteers and donations totalling £25,000 from the E.ON Camster Community Fund.   The funding has contributed to the refurbishment of the children's playpark in Latheronwheel, providing wheelchair access and a range of outdoor play equipment, as well as a woodland path network - the Burn Walk - which has been upgraded and had overgrown vegetation removed to make it suitable for visitors of all ages.  
26/3/2018
AGM At Gills Harbour and Some History BelowThumbnail for article : AGM At Gills Harbour and Some History Below
An eloquent plea for a Gills Bay to Shetland sea-link from 1872, uncovered b y local 'historian Mr Morris Pottinger.   With Gills Harbour Ltd's AGM coming on Tuesday 27.03.2018 evening at 19:30 sharp, retired farmer (Caithness & Orkney) Mr Morris Pottinger, who regularly writes historical articles for the Groat and has written the book on Parish Life on the Pentland Firth about mid-17th C, has kindly sent this extract from an Orkney paper of 1872 - see below.  
23/3/2018
How will you celebrate Earth Hour 2018?Thumbnail for article : How will you celebrate Earth Hour 2018?
The Highland Council is once again proud to be taking part in WWF's Earth Hour and is leading the way in supporting the event throughout the region.   For the 11th consecutive year, the Council is calling on local people and businesses to back WWF’s Earth Hour and support collective action in tackling climate change.  
22/3/2018
Councillors commitment to understand challenges in acute mental health services
Mental health was at the forefront of Highland Councillors' attention today (21 March 2018) as they participated in a seminar at Highland Council’s headquarters in Inverness.   The seminar was organised by the Council for Members and others, providing them an opportunity to hear about the different mental health services in place in Highland and the various challenges currently facing services and partners.  
20/3/2018
Don't Get Caught By Scams on Telephone Preference ServiceThumbnail for article : Don't Get Caught By Scams on Telephone Preference Service
Beware of calls from scammers pretending to be the Telephone Preference Service warns Highland Council Trading Standards.   Highland Council Trading Standards wish to warn consumers not to fall for a new telephone call scam in which fraudsters pretend to be calling from the Telephone Preference Service (or TPS).  
20/3/2018
PLAYMOBIL announces sponsorship of World Autism Awareness Week
PLAYMOBIL toys are played with across the world and enjoyed by children of all ages.  In fact in 2017 the toy giant marked the production of its 3 billionth figure.  
19/3/2018
Newton Hill Community Woodland Volunteer Days
Sun 25th Mar and Sun 1st Apr 2018 10.30am to 3.30pm.   We have our annual batch of trees from the TCV, now at the woodland and ready for planting.  
18/3/2018
The John O'Groats Trail Group Moving ForwardThumbnail for article : The John O'Groats Trail Group Moving Forward
Since its inception by Jay Wilson the John OGroats Trail group of volunteers have kept moving forward.   With a daunting prospect of marking out 147 miles of trail From Inverness to John O'Groats they have created a viable route.  
18/3/2018
Caithness Science Festival 2018 Fun DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2018 Fun Day
The final day of the Caithness Science Festival - "The Fun Day" gave a chance for listening to talks on various topic and many hands on displays.   The day showed to young people that science can be not only extremely interesting but also fun with the added bonus of a potential career.  
16/3/2018
‘Preparing for Investment' in the Highlands and Islands - charities, social enterprises, community enterpriseThumbnail for article : ‘Preparing for Investment' in the Highlands and Islands - charities, social enterprises, community enterprise
We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming programme of free workshops, ‘Preparing for Investment' in the Highlands and Islands.   We're delighted to invite you to our upcoming events 'Preparing for Investment' in the Highlands and Islands.  
16/3/2018
Caithness Science Festival 2018 - Launch PhotosThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2018 - Launch Photos
The Caithness Science Festival 2018 is still going strong in its sixteenth year.   The official launch was on Tuesday this week with events running every day.  
15/3/2018
Community Groups Rewarded To Deliver Improvement ProjectsThumbnail for article : Community Groups Rewarded To Deliver Improvement Projects
Community groups across Caithness and north Sutherland have gained more than £178,000 from a local fund's recent awards.  The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund, which is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), has held two funding rounds since October and awarded money to eleven projects.  
12/3/2018
Opinions sought from Thurso ResidentsThumbnail for article : Opinions sought from Thurso Residents
Thurso Community Development Trust is continuing in its efforts to understand the needs of Thurso Residents while moving forward in identifying early projects for the Trust to complete for the development of the town.   A successful public meeting was held earlier this month where round table discussions brought out many positive opinions of the town and needs for improvement.  
11/3/2018
Pass your instrument on!Thumbnail for article : Pass your instrument on!
Highland Council is asking people with unwanted and unused musical instruments in their homes if they ‘Gave it up?' to ‘Pass it on!' during Pass it on Week which runs from 10 - 18 March 2018.   Pass it on Week is Scotland's annual celebration of re-use promoted by Zero Waste Scotland and recycle for Scotland.  
8/3/2018
Leading Female Politicians Back GIRLGUIDING SCOTLAND & WOMEN 50:50'S New CampaignThumbnail for article : Leading Female Politicians Back GIRLGUIDING SCOTLAND & WOMEN 50:50'S New Campaign
SCOTLAND'S LEADING FEMALE POLITICIANS BACK GIRLGUIDING SCOTLAND & WOMEN 50:50'S NEW CAMPAIGN TO EMPOWER GIRLS TO LEAD.   Girlguiding Scotland, the leading charity for girls in Scotland, has joined forces with leading equality campaign group Women 50:50 to launch Citizen Girl, a new initiative to inspire the next generation of female leaders.  
7/3/2018
Dunbeath Broch Gains Leader FundingThumbnail for article : Dunbeath Broch Gains Leader Funding
An award of £21,014 from the Highland LEADER Programme is the last piece of the financial jigsaw required for a project which aims to conserve Dunbeath Broch in Caithness.   Neil Buchanan, Chair of Berriedale & Dunbeath Community Council said: "Dunbeath Strath provides a walk with a variety of interest and is popular with local people, the wider Caithness community and visitors to the area.  
7/3/2018
Volunteers Wanted To Record PlantsThumbnail for article : Volunteers Wanted To Record Plants
How would you or one of your group members like to be part of a UK wide project to record how our native plant species are changing over time? The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) http://www.npms.org.uk/ is looking for volunteers to adopt a one km square in your area that you can visit twice a year.  The scheme is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage and will help us gain a greater understanding of plant communities in Scotland.  
2/3/2018
Living Better With A Long Term ConditionThumbnail for article : Living Better With A Long Term Condition
Sign up for a 5 week course.   Caithness Horizons, Thurso.