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17/3/2015
Halkirk Young Farmers Winners 2015Thumbnail for article : Halkirk Young Farmers Winners 2015
Winners Picture L/r Vicky Rosie 3rd Senior Female, Fiona Swanson 1st Senior Female, Euan Bremner 1st Jnr Male and Participation, Craig Budge 1st Senior Male, Fiona Sinclair 2nd Senior Female and Emma Coghill 1st Jnr Female and Overall Winner.  
Caithness International Science Festival 2015Thumbnail for article : Caithness International Science Festival 2015
As well as the schools programme, this year there will be activities for the general public throughout the week, including: Public Launch Event: Pulteneytown Primary Academy School, Tuesday 17th March at 6.30pm Festival Patron Lord-Lieutenant for Caithness Anne Dunnett, along with Festival Chairman Professor Iain Baikie, will launch this year's Festival and present prizes to the winners of this year's Schools Design Competition which were kindly donated by Kongsberg Maritime Ltd.   There will be performances by various presenters, along with "taster" workshops that were on offer to the school children throughout the festival week.  
15/2/2015
International Year Of Light In CaithnessThumbnail for article : International Year Of Light In Caithness
Observing and Imaging Eclipses Friday 13th March, Castlehill Heritage Centre at 7pm Talk by CAG, with demonstrations that will provide useful guidance prior to the significant solar eclipse on 20th March.  Followed by an after dark observing session if weather permits.  
15/2/2015
The Hunter's Hidden GemsThumbnail for article : The Hunter's Hidden Gems
Learn about the interesting objects in the constellation of Orion.   20th February 2015 7.00pm Castlehill Heritage Centre..  
27/12/2014
Some Thoughts on Castle Varrich, Tongue. (by George Watson)Thumbnail for article : Some Thoughts on Castle Varrich, Tongue. (by George Watson)
This article appeared in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin for 2013.   Perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the Kyle of Tongue this small tower was described in 1791 as, "a structure so antient, that there is no consistent tradition concerning it"i.  
31/10/2014
Events At Castlehill Heritage Centre
Friday 31st October, --- Caithness Astronomy Group talk and observation evening.  "An Even Briefer History of Time".  
18/9/2014
Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No 1 April 2013Thumbnail for article : Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No 1 April 2013
© Copyright Caithness Field Club 2013 Your Committee Chairman: Geoff Leet Tel: 01847 89 6989 Secretary: Marion Owen, 9 Tormsdale Place Thurso Caithness KW14 8PZ Scotland Tel: 01847 89 2999 Treasurer: Elizabeth Rintoul Tel: 01955 60 2168 Editor: Ken Butler Tel: 01847 89 3549 e-mail: kbutler243[AT]mertensia.co.uk Committee Members: Calum McKenzie, Myra Wilson Jennifer Bruce Phillip Brown.   Cover picture: The windmill pump tower at Achscrabster Quarry.  
18/9/2014
Hetty Munro's War Diaries (by Elizabeth Rintoul)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 We have now reached the end of Hetty's diaries but the archive also contains a number of ‘loose' sheets of paper.  
18/9/2014
Eyebrights Of The North by Ken ButlerThumbnail for article : Eyebrights Of The North by Ken Butler
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 Eyebrights of the North (by Ken Butler) Eyebrights - the Genus Euphrasia - have a reputation for being difficult to identify.  
18/9/2014
Mr Clark, A Caithness Remittance Man (by George Watson)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 Mr Clark, A Caithness Remittance Man (by George Watson) The John O'Groat Journal, March 2nd 1836, carried the following obituary:- "Died on 9th ultimo, at the house of Mr Sutherland of Bylbster parish of Watten in the County, Mr James Clark, generally believed to have been the husband of the late celebrated Mrs Mary Ann Clark remarkable for having acted such a conspicuous part during the trial of his Royal Highness the late Duke of York.  
18/9/2014
The Battle of Altimarlach (by Malcolm, Earl of Caithness)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 The Battle of Altimarlach (by Malcolm, Earl of Caithness) 2010 marked the 330th anniversary of the Battle of Altimarlach on 13th July 1680, near Wick, and as part of our International Clan Gathering that year, the Sinclairs visited the site of the battle to commemorate the event.  
18/9/2014
An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet)Thumbnail for article : An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet) At Nottingham Mains farm, close to the Doocot at the Wag of Forse (ND212355) is a barn, probably built as a piggery.  
18/9/2014
Some Highlights of Natural History in 2012 (by Donald Omand and PaulCastle)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 Caithness Bird Notes 2012 by Donald Omand Geese and Gulls were the highlight species of the first three months of 2012.  
12/7/2014
Thurso Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2014
See photos for Thurso Gala 2014 at the link above..  
10/7/2014
Summer Programme at OrmlieThumbnail for article : Summer Programme at Ormlie
If the kids are looking for things to do then take look at the Ormlie Summer Programme.  
6/7/2014
Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On PicturesThumbnail for article : Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On Pictures
The success of the exhibition, which opened to a capacity audience of well over 100 people on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July at Castletown Heritage Centre, was down to the artistic talents and generosity of locals and others further afield.  Businesses near and far also gave generously to support the event.  
Lybster Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2014
Lybster Gala 2014 - See Photo Gallery above..  
24/5/2014
Pentland Model Boat Club 2014 ShowThumbnail for article : Pentland Model Boat Club 2014 Show
Another good entry for the 2014 model boat show run each year by Pentland Model Boat Club.   The winning entries in each of the categories chosen by the judges were - Warships - K80 - Ian Moore Search and Rescue - Taylors Thurso Life Boat - Ted Miller Fishing Boats - Thorsa - Ian Mackintosh Work Boats - Ballachylist - Dave Lambert Leisure Boats - Jet Stream - Ted Miller Sailing Boats - Grand Banks Schooner - Billy Mackintosh The overall winner was Ted Miller for his Taylors Thurso Lifeboat.  
23/4/2014
Traill Hall Community Trust AGM 2014Thumbnail for article : Traill Hall Community Trust AGM 2014
At Castletown Hotel Saturday 26th April 7pm Please come along and find out about the exciting developments we are making with our project to renovate Traill Hall as a community Centre.   We also want to share with you our ideas about a number of community initiatives and events taking place now! .  
13/4/2014
Thurso Gala Queen 2014 Announced
Thurso Gala committee have announced the names of the 2014 gala court.   Gala Queen: Eilidh Harper.