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9/3/2020
Child Protection TrainingThumbnail for article : Child Protection Training
COURSE INFO This workshop replaces 'In Safe Hands 1 & 2'.  The workshop is suitable for individuals responsible for leading their club or organisation in the wellbeing and protection of children and young people.  
8/3/2020
Bob A Job In Thurso
BoB a JoB in March For 1st Thurso Boys' Brigade Do you have any jobs that need done then get in touch and we will let you know if we can do it.o Cleaning outside, removing garden rubbish and sweeping your paths, window cleaning, help with technology, recycle trips etc Donations for the work Contact Johanna Geddes 07811 767950.  
7/3/2020
Munsary in Caithness - Plantlife's largest and wildest nature reserveThumbnail for article : Munsary in Caithness - Plantlife's largest and wildest nature reserve
In the far north of Scotland lies Plantlife's largest and wildest nature reserve.  This year, we're sending you regular updates from this extraordinary place.  
6/3/2020
British Science Week 6th - 15th March 2020Thumbnail for article : British Science Week 6th  - 15th March 2020
The Caithness Science Festival is up and running but if you do not live in Caithness then perhaps there are other events closer to you.   The British Science Festival Week web site lists them.  
5/3/2020
Pentland Venture Returning To Wick After 3 Week MaintenanceThumbnail for article : Pentland Venture Returning To Wick After 3 Week Maintenance
The John O'Groats Ferry Pentland Venture entering Wick Harbour this afternoon 5 March 2020.   She has just returned from a 3 week Maintenance Period in Fraserburgh which included a fresh coat of paint..  
4/3/2020
Five amazing facts about your brainThumbnail for article : Five amazing facts about your brain
This article is republished under Creative Commons from the The Conversation web site.  Author - Adam Taylor - Professor and Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre, Lancaster University --------------------------------- Our brain is the most complex organ in the body.  
Caithness Interneational Science Festival 2020Thumbnail for article : Caithness Interneational Science Festival 2020
Caithness International Science Festival 2020 will run from Monday 2nd - Saturday 21st March and includes a public and schools programme, culminating in the Family Fun Day.  Attendees can expect to hear about space exploration, virtual reality, climate change, future fuels, exotic animals, robotics and much more at these exciting and interactive events.  
1/3/2020
Successful Groups In Your Cash Your Caithness
A very interesting set of presentations from 25 Caithness groups who carryout work for the county on a voluntary basis.   The event was held at Thurso High School on Saturday 29th February 2020.  
24/2/2020
Caithness Group Removes 4 Tons of Plastic Already This Year
4 Tons.  That's the amount of plastic that has been picked up THIS YEAR by Caithness Beach Cleans.  
21/2/2020
Mobile screen exposure can lead to poor sleepThumbnail for article : Mobile screen exposure can lead to poor sleep
Report highlights impact on young people's mental health.   Mobile phone use at night time is having a negative impact on young people's sleep and mental wellbeing according to a newly published report.  
21/2/2020
Messy Play IdeasThumbnail for article : Messy Play Ideas
Messy Play is a great way to get all covered in paint and stuff while playing.   We have 5 booklets available which are full of ideas.  
20/2/2020
Blog by Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young PeopleThumbnail for article : Blog by Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People
I am excited to be entering 2020 as this is, of course, the year when children's entitlement to funded early learning and childcare will nearly double.   From August 2020, all 3 and 4 year olds, and around a quarter of 2 year olds, will be eligible for 1140 hours of early learning and childcare a year.  
20/2/2020
LGBT history monthThumbnail for article : LGBT history month
By Peter Macleod, Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate.   As you may know, LGBT History Month takes place in February each year.  
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19/2/2020
Dounreay Communities Fund Closing DateThumbnail for article : Dounreay Communities Fund Closing Date
The next closing date for applications is 9th March 2020.   Community organisations or charities that benefit people in Caithness and North Sutherland may be eligible for assistance from the Dounreay Communities Fund.  
19/2/2020
Vehicles to meet disabled people's needsThumbnail for article : Vehicles to meet disabled people's needs
Motability Scheme accredited to provide wide choice of vehicles at affordable rates.   Disabled people will continue to be able to lease mobility vehicles under Scotland's new social security system.  
MSP determined to help in the fight to save Highlands and Islands charity - Third sector groups await decision on fundingThumbnail for article : MSP determined to help in the fight to save Highlands and Islands charity - Third sector groups await decision on funding
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has tabled a motion for debate in the Scottish Parliament in a bid to save a local charity, Sight Action, as NHS Highland make funding cuts and re-design services for the blind and visually impaired.   It was indicated to Mrs Grant at the end of last year that Sight Action's valuable services to almost 3,000 blind or visually impaired adults and children will no longer continue past the 31st March 2020.  
17/2/2020
Coronavirus: how media coverage of epidemics often stokes fear and panic
New contagious diseases are scary - They frighten us because they are unknown and unpredictable.  The ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus has received extensive media attention, coverage that can tell us a lot about how uncertainty in the face of such an epidemic can all too easily breed fear.  
15/2/2020
Caithness Field Club Winter programme 2019 - 20 February - April
Saturday 22nd February: A walk led by Sharon Pottinger around her patch.   It's about 6 miles, mainly on by-roads, so bring a pack lunch.  
15/2/2020
The crisis of care.com
The article "The Crisis in care.com" was published on the web site "openDemocaracy" on 11th February 2020.   We all know that there have been problems surrounding the Care Sector including lack of provision and low pay.  
11/2/2020
Thurso Grows Spring Open DayThumbnail for article : Thurso Grows Spring Open Day
Thurso Grows, a climate change project run by Thurso Community Development Trust and funded by Climate Challenge Scotland, is holding an open day at Thurso Grows Community Garden.   The project has turned the garden in Falconer Waters Court into a vibrant growing space and are planning further development and expansion throughout this year.