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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The UK may be leaving the European Union on 31 October. Brexit may have an effect on the way you live in Scotland.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.