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18/8/2019
Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay - Short FilmThumbnail for article : Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay - Short Film
Short Film of part of the ceremonies..  
High School pupils furnish garden comfort for Bayview Care HomeThumbnail for article : High School pupils furnish garden comfort for Bayview Care Home
Residents Bayview care home in Thurso will be able to enjoy the rest of the summer in style thanks to garden furniture won for them by pupils from the local high school.   The Thurso High School pupils successfully competed for £3,000 funding from the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) for the NHS Highland-run Bayview House care home earlier this year.  
15/8/2019
Worried About Someones Drinking?Thumbnail for article : Worried About Someones Drinking?
Al-Anon Family Groups are for the families & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, & hope in order to solve their common problems.   Mutual support groups for families and friends of problem drinkers.  
13/8/2019
Archaeology Dig to start at Iron Age site in CaithnessThumbnail for article : Archaeology Dig to start at Iron Age site in Caithness
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, in partnership with the Yarrows Heritage Trust, are preparing for a fourth season of excavation at the Burn of Swartigill in Thrumster, Caithness, Scotland.   Previous seasons of excavation at the site have uncovered a complex of Iron Age structures, which are providing an important window into Iron Age society away from the monumental architecture of the Brochs.  
13/8/2019
Nerf War At Messy Play Centre, ThursoThumbnail for article : Nerf War At Messy Play Centre, Thurso
Come along and battle against each other to see if you can win the war.   Bring your own gun or borrow one of ours.  
11/8/2019
Scallywags Nursery At Crossroads Nursery School Near Dunnet Is Saved
You will note that Dunnet & Canisbay Comm.  Council + Caithness Highland Councillors are thanked in this 'Change.org' statement for their successful campaign to avert its threatened closure, at the start of the 2019/20 school year, of this valuable rural facility/service.  
11/8/2019
PVG Disclosure Bill Information Session
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 10am - noon Pulteney Centre, Wick.   This event, delivered by Volunteer Scotland will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the PVG Disclosure Bill in greater detail.  
11/8/2019
Good Governance Training -
Good Governance Training will be delivered on Tuesday 3rd September, Pulteney Centre 7pm-8.30pm.   Your members what are they?, Ever wondered why you have members and why they are there.  
10/8/2019
Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick BayThumbnail for article : Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay
Black Saturday was, as reported at the time, a ‘fearful calamity'.  In Wick Bay, alone, some 37 fishermen lost their lives, with countless more perishing around the coasts.  
UNIQUE STEAM DRIFTER LOTTIE 'SAILS' HOME TO WICKThumbnail for article : UNIQUE STEAM DRIFTER LOTTIE 'SAILS' HOME TO WICK
From Bill Mowat.   An unique ship from the 'golden era' of Wick's herring catching and food-processing industries has 'sailed back' to her home-port, over 70 years since she ceased having a prominent role at Wick Harbour.  
9/8/2019
A Walk Round WickThumbnail for article : A Walk Round Wick
A short film by Gavin Bird..  
9/8/2019
A Look Round The Island In the Stream - StromaThumbnail for article : A Look Round The Island In the Stream - Stroma
A short film by Gavin Bird.   The island of Stroma sits in the Pentland Firth between Caithness and Orkney, This once thriving island now lays abandoned baa the sheep that still graze it.  
More Funding Opportunities
Caithness Voluntary Group have just published the following opportunities in their latest newsletter.   Caithness and North Sutherland Fund The CNSFund was established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, DSRL and Dounreay Stakeholder Group to distribute a £4m funding package to community organisations for projects that will increase the attractiveness of Caithness and North Sutherland as a place to live, work and invest.  
6/8/2019
More Men Than Ever Get Their Poo Tested
More men taking part in bowel screening programme.   The number of men being tested for bowel cancer is at its highest ever level in Scotland.  
2/8/2019
Patients can wait up to a year or more for knee replacements at NHS Highland
NHS Highland patients can wait for a year or more for a knee replacement, according to figures released to Labour MSP David Stewart under Freedom of Information.   Mr Stewart, who represents the Highlands and Islands and is Scottish Labour's Shadow Health Minister, asked the health authority for the figures after two separate constituents complained that they were facing a wait of up to a year or more to get an operation.  
1/8/2019
Fostering and adoption stats for 2018/19 out nowThumbnail for article : Fostering and adoption stats for 2018/19 out now
The Care Inspectorate have just published the annual report on fostering and adoption services in Scotland between 2018-19.  These services continue to perform well, with 90% of fostering services and 95% of adoption services evaluated as ‘good' or better by our inspectors.  
1/8/2019
Principles for Community Empowerment - Making More Decisions LocallyThumbnail for article : Principles for Community Empowerment  - Making More Decisions Locally
A document from Audit Scotland aims to raise awareness of community empowerment and promote such a shared understanding across scrutiny bodies to support high-quality scrutiny of community empowerment.   Whilst the document is aimed at scrutiny bodies it is useful to anyone trying to understand what Community empowerment is and how it might affect decision making in localities.  
31/7/2019
Wick Gala 2019 - Children's Fancy DressThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2019 - Children's Fancy Dress
A misty but warm night from the Wick Gala 2019 Children's Fancy Dress.   See the link above for all the photos..  
31/7/2019
North Highland College Open EveningThumbnail for article : North Highland College Open Evening
Whether you know exactly what you'd like to do or you're still unsure, we can help you find a course that is perfect for you at North Highland College UHI.   Join us for our open evening on Tuesday 6th August 2019 from 4pm - 7pm to: See what courses are available to start this September 2019.  
30/7/2019
John O'Groat Mill Trust Wins £1,000 Movement For Good awardThumbnail for article : John O'Groat Mill Trust Wins £1,000 Movement For Good award
The John O'Groats Mill Trust has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.   The John O'Groats Mill Trust was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards , which is giving £1million to charities this summer.