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.
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.
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.
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/.
See the link above to start the horse and pony parade in the main county show gallery..
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.
Hundereds of photos from the 2019 Caithness County Show held at Wick this year. See the photo gallery link above..
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.
Postcode Community Trust. What is the funding for?.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See the Photo Gallery for lots of photos from the day..
See poster for details..
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.
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.
Fall for tenth consecutive year. Teenage pregnancies in Scotland are at the lowest level since 1994, according to the latest statistics.