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13/6/2018
Big-hearted couple donates funds raised at their Golden wedding party to local charitiesThumbnail for article : Big-hearted couple donates funds raised at their Golden wedding party to local charities
Golden couple, Donnie and Jane McLean from Castletown - who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the British Legion in Thurso a few weeks ago - have kindly donated two substantial sums to local charities.   Jane (71) and Donnie (73) split the money they raised at their party between the Mey Pensioners Group and the Highland Youngsters with Diabetes Group.  
12/6/2018
Community open day to mark official opening of East Caithness Community Campus
A morning of fun and festivities for the local community will mark the official opening of the East Caithness Community Campus on Saturday 16 June 2018.   Guest of honour, Lord Lieutenant of Caithness, The Right Honourable John Sinclair, Viscount Thurso of Ulbster, PC will mark the occasion by unveiling a plaque at the event which starts at 10am and runs till 12 noon.  
8/6/2018
Another Circus Comes To Caithness - Circus MontiniThumbnail for article : Another Circus Comes To Caithness  - Circus Montini
You wait 10 years for a circus then two come along at once.   Circus Montini is coming to Thurso and Wick Thurso 14 - 17 June 2018 Kirkwall 19 - 22 June 2018 Wick 23 - 25 June 2018 Also visiting Forres, Tain, Dornoch See web site to book.  
4/6/2018
Zippos Circus Coming To WickThumbnail for article : Zippos Circus Coming To Wick
18th - 21st July 2018.   We have an early bird offer for online booking at zippos.co.uk Use discount code WIK50 before 1 July and get 50% off all tickets! And Zippos Circus is in Tain from 23 to 25 July with another early bird offer.  
4/6/2018
Draught Busting Caithness and SutherlandThumbnail for article : Draught Busting Caithness and Sutherland
Free draught proofing and energy advice service is available to anyone in the Caithness & Sutherland area postcodes KW1 to KW14 whom is primarily: - In receipt of unemployment benefits/ESA/PIP - Retired/Pensioner - A Carer - Has a support worker - On a low income/Part time worker(under 16 hours) - In fuel poverty(struggling to pay energy bills) - Living with a disability/health concerns Or secondly the service is also available to the general public for free energy saving advice.   A fully qualified, Disclosure Scotland Energy Adviser will undertake an assessment of the needs/issues in your property, in regards to reducing bills, reduce drafts on doors/windows, increase disposable income, explain/set up heating controls and advise on help & funding/grants available to reducing carbon emissions(energy losses).  
29/5/2018
Family Fun At LIDL ThursoThumbnail for article : Family Fun At LIDL Thurso
Come to Lidl Thurso on Saturday 2nd June 2018, for some family fun, while ‘getting the messages'.   Children can enjoy face painting, an entertainer, giveaways and games.  
29/5/2018
Ranger Events In JuneThumbnail for article : Ranger Events In June
A few Ranger events in June.   See poster For many more Ranger events across Highland go to - https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/upcoming-events/ Don't forget about - Friday 1st June 2018 Area: Wick Foosum Fingers, outdoor messy play, Newtonhill croft forest Have you got a toddler that enjoys exploring outside? Come along for outdoor fun with multi-sensory play activities.  
28/5/2018
Dry Walling and Scythe CoursesThumbnail for article : Dry Walling and Scythe Courses
See poster for details and how to book..  
25/5/2018
Study Reveals Devastating Impact That Flea Outbreaks Have on British Pet OwnersThumbnail for article : Study Reveals Devastating Impact That Flea Outbreaks Have on British Pet Owners
* Research by MSD reveals a staggering 100 per cent of British pet owners have been affected by flea outbreaks.   *82 per cent of Brits struggle to keep fleas under control.  
23/5/2018
Archaeology Conference in Caithness 22nd to 27th June 2018Thumbnail for article : Archaeology Conference in Caithness 22nd to 27th June 2018
Historic Environment Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Industrial Heritage Society, and the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group is pleased to host an Industrial Archaeology Conference in Caithness from 22nd June to 27th June 2018.   A series of talks, tours and site visits around Caithness and Orkney will radiate from Wick.  
23/5/2018
School's Out: Booking Opens Saturday 2nd JuneThumbnail for article : School's Out: Booking Opens Saturday 2nd June
Highlife Highland - Summer Actvities.   We hope you're enjoying choosing activities for all the family using our activity catalogue.  
23/5/2018
Birdwatching For BeginnersThumbnail for article : Birdwatching For Beginners
Still a few weeks left to learn how to go about birdwatching to understand what you can see..  
21/5/2018
Laurandy Day Centre, Wick, Winner At The Scottish Care Awards 2018Thumbnail for article : Laurandy Day Centre, Wick, Winner At The Scottish Care Awards 2018
The Laurandy Centre has been recognised as one of the leading home care services in Scotland.  The Wick-based day care service, has won the Day Service of the Year the recent Scottish Care Awards 2018.  
16/5/2018
Exploring Life's Key QuestionsThumbnail for article : Exploring Life's Key Questions
See postcard for details.  
15/5/2018
Signs of the times in Highland
To mark Deaf Awareness Week (14 - 20 May 2018), The Highland Council has launched an innovative pack for learning British Sign Language in Primary Schools.   The number of pupils taking languages to exam stages in schools has dropped significantly.  
14/5/2018
Community Sport Hubs Highland - Meeting 16th May - WickThumbnail for article : Community Sport Hubs Highland - Meeting 16th May - Wick
Following recent community engagement on the establishment of an East Caithness Community Sport Hub, we are delighted to announce that the Hub's first meeting will be in held in Wick.   Sportscotland Partnership Manager, Garry Reid will officially open the Hub's first meeting which will be chaired by Katie Matthews, Community Sports Hub Officer for the North Highlands.  
14/5/2018
NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Wick, 25th May 2018Thumbnail for article : NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Wick, 25th May 2018
This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk.  Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field.  
5/5/2018
The Finest Road In The World - A Talk By James MillerThumbnail for article : The Finest Road In The World - A Talk By James Miller
The Wick Paths Group is joining with the Wick Society for a talk by James Miller will give a talk on his his book "The Finest Road in the World" in MacKay's Hotel on Tuesday 12th June 2018 starting at 7.00pm, admission costs £5 and there will also be a raffle.  Come along and support 2 local organisations.  
25/4/2018
Workers Educational Association - Women in the Highlands - NEWS Apr 2018Thumbnail for article : Workers Educational Association - Women in the Highlands - NEWS Apr 2018
Welcome to our Apr 2018 news update.   Firstly we are delighted to announce, that in addition to a wonderful line-up of women participating at our conference, Maree Todd MSP for Highlands & Islands will be our Keynote speaker!! Book Here - its FREE https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wea-highland-14664030672 The WEA Women in the Highlands Project is all set to take off! We have been working hard on a number of events and workshops which are now taking place.  
22/4/2018
Free Draught Proofing and Energy Advice
Free draught proofing and energy advice service is available to anyone in Caithness & Sutherland area whom is: In receipt of unemployment benefits/ESA/PIP Retired/Pensioner A Carer Has a support worker On a low income/Part time worker(under 16 hours) In fuel poverty(struggling to pay energy bills) Living with a disability/health concerns A fully qualified, disclosed Energy Adviser will undertake an assessment of the needs/issues in your property, in regards to reducing bills, reduce drafts on doors/windows, increase disposable income, explain/set up heating controls - systems and advise on help/funding/grants available to reducing carbon emissions(energy losses) This is for private home owners, Highland council tenants, Housing associations or people with a private landlord You will receive free energy saving measures that may be required as part of the Energy visit.   Fitted - free hot water tank jacket/lagging, free draught excluders for door/windows, free external/internal door/window seals, free LED bulbs, free radiator reflector panelling.