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Toolkit to improve early literacy skills across regionThumbnail for article : Toolkit to improve early literacy skills across region
An Emerging Literacy Toolkit developed as one of the Northern Alliance's key workstreams has been designed to help improve early literacy skills across the region.   Recently endorsed by all eight participating local authorities, the toolkit was developed by James Cook, Depute Head Teacher of Milton of Leys Primary School in Inverness.  
Blanket Scotland Cash FreezeThumbnail for article : Blanket Scotland Cash Freeze
7 in 10 Scots delay switching their heating on to save money.   HARD-UP Scots are delaying turning their heating on this winter and instead wrapping up in blankets to save money, according to a study.  
Can You Help Caithness Voluntary Group Improve Their Services - One Minute Survey
Caithness Voluntary Group wants to find out if groups (and their representatives) are clear about their available services and also, how can services be tailored to current (possibly unmet) and future needs.   The survey is aimed at anyone who participates in the running of an organisation.  
John O Groats Trail and Northern Pilgrims' Way MeetingThumbnail for article : John O Groats Trail and Northern Pilgrims' Way Meeting
Report of meeting on 24th October 2019.   Trustees of the The John O Groats Trail and members of the steering group for the Northern Pilgrims' Way had a joint meeting on the 24th October at the Bannockburn Inn, Helmsdale.  
Final chance to sign up for Living Well with Type 2 diabetes event in Caithness
A specialist event for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to get expert advice and information about living with the condition comes to Caithness next week - and it's your final chance to sign up! The Caithness Diabetes group, supported by Diabetes Scotland, is hosting the free event next Wednesday - and are urging those living with the condition, their family members and carers to come along.   Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can feel daunting as it is a complex and serious health condition.  
My Family, My Rights Programme - Is Your Family Affected By Alcohol or Drugs?Thumbnail for article : My Family, My Rights Programme - Is Your Family Affected By Alcohol or Drugs?
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs have planned events in the Highlands to promote and discuss the Alcohol and Drugs Strategy published by the Government in November 2018.   This Strategy outlines the rights for families for the first time and due to this transformational change we are holding events to see what the strategy means for people in communities.  
Wickers have their say in improvements to the townThumbnail for article : Wickers have their say in improvements to the town
More than 80 Wickers gave up their time last Thursday to suggest improvements to High Street and Bridge Street.   The feedback formed part of The Wick Street Design project which is being delivered by Sustrans Scotland and funded by Transport Scotland in partnership with The Highland Council, Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council and Local Councillors.  
Don't Waste Those Pumpkin Scoopings At HalloweenThumbnail for article : Don't Waste Those Pumpkin Scoopings At Halloween
If you are buying pumpkins for halloween don't waste the pulp you scoop out and you can help the environment at the same time if you make some great dishes.   This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium.  
CHAT Team Visit To The New Balfour Hospital in OrkneyThumbnail for article : CHAT Team Visit To The New Balfour Hospital in Orkney
On Friday 18th October four of the CHAT's team visited the new Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall, Orkney.   The main purpose of the visit was partly to see then hospital but in particular how maternity services work there.  
Bangers Brunch At Stacks Sunday 3rd NovemberThumbnail for article : Bangers Brunch At Stacks Sunday 3rd November
See poster To book phone 01955 611582..  
Wick Street Design - Bring Your IdeasThumbnail for article : Wick Street Design - Bring Your Ideas
See poster.  
Brexit Is coming - No need to stockpile food says Scottish Government
The UK may be leaving the European Union on 31 October.   Brexit may have an effect on the way you live in Scotland.  
Speech and Language Therapists planning stand to mark Stammering Awareness Day 2019
Tracy Robson and Joanne Johnson, Speech and Language Therapists, are planning a stand to mark Stammering Awareness Day 2019.   The awareness day is the 22nd October but a stand will be running on 17 October in the Outpatients Department at Raigmore Hospital (Inverness).  
Stop your local area becoming a Firework hotspotThumbnail for article : Stop your local area becoming a Firework hotspot
Crimestoppers campaign asks communities to give firework misuse information 100% anonymously.   Today (14th October 2019) independent charity Crimestoppers is launching a campaign to tackle firework misuse.  
Public Meeting On Land OwnershipThumbnail for article : Public Meeting On Land Ownership
See poster.  
Restart A Heart DayThumbnail for article : Restart A Heart Day
See poster..  
Growing Enterprising Communities
A short 1-day in Wick on Thursday 28th November 2019 The day is aimed at people working in community learning and community development.  It will help you explore enterprising approaches to working with communities, sharing some positive experiences of working in small communities in Highland.  
Do You have Information or Memories about the American Base in Caithness For a New Book
The United States Navy built a radio station at West Murkle and Forss, in 1962.  The station had accommodation at Burnside, Castletown and John Kennedy Drive.  
Stewart asks for answers on Chronic Pain waiting times
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, David Stewart, has contacted both NHS Highland and the Scottish Government to ask what is being done to bring down the unacceptably long waiting times for people in the Highlands to be seen by the Chronic Pain service.   David Stewart said "This issue has been raised with me before, and has now been raised again.  
Scottish Veterans Fund opens
Organisations that want to work with veterans and their families are being urged to apply to a fund that benefits former services personnel.   Veterans Minister Graeme Dey is to open the Scottish Veterans Fund (SVF) at the Armed Forces and Veterans Champions Gathering in Glasgow tomorrow.