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Your Cash Your Caithness - 29th February 2020. Following the call by The Highland Council for local groups in Caithness to apply for a share of £10,000 to fund projects in their local area, members of the public are now being invited to take part in the Your Cash Your Caithness event on Saturday 29th February to decide how the money will be distributed.
Dylan Cundall (S6) and Daniel Gunn (S2) have received the Summit Saltire 500 hour award. The Summit award is for an outstanding contribution to volunteering.
Highland Council Gaelic Team organised a fun, open day session which was held in Mount Pleasant Primary School, Thurso, at the end of last week. The informal session was well attended and held to provide parents with information regarding Gaelic Medium Education and the benefits of bilingualism.
The Scottish Government has awarded The Highland Council funding to deliver area based energy efficiency programmes in the Highlands. The area based programmes aim to: Target fuel-poor areas Offer insulation measures, such as External Wall Insulation (EWI), Cavity and Loft Insulation The Scottish Government grant, in conjunction with Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding, and a homeowner contribution will help owner occupiers and privately rented properties to improve the energy efficiency within their home.
As some of you might be aware the level and extent of funding by NHS Highland to third sector organisations has been under review for quite some time. In a couple of weeks David Park the chief officer of NHSH is coming up to Caithness to have a short meeting with some of the current organisations who do receive funding and hopefully explain how the review is going.
Wandering albatrosses have long been considered exceptional creatures. They can fly 8.5 million kilometres during their lifetimes - the equivalent of flying to the Moon and back more than ten times.
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Funding cuts will take toll on support for visually impaired children and adults in the Highlands and Islands. THOUSANDS of vulnerable people will be failed if NHS Highland refuses to properly fund a rehabilitation service for adults and children with blindness and impaired vision in the Highlands and the Western Isles.
This year, the awards are merging with the Scottish Association of Social Work awards. The new partnership will see categories introduced for a Social Worker and Student Social Worker of the Year.
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Three reports have been published following a year long project co-ordinated by Caithness Voluntary Group. The reports cover Thurso, Wick and rural Caithness.
Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of £10,000.00, forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Sunday 2nd February 2020. £10,000.00 of funding is available to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.
The Highland Council took receipt of £9,497 from the old Caithness Partnership earlier in 2019 on condition that these funds were set aside and used in a Your Cash Your Caithness funding event. The Highland Council have topped this amount up to £10,000 now to let the local community once again decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.
Applications open from 21st January 2020. Local charities and good causes are being encouraged to apply for funding of over £3 million that has been raised by the players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Early in the morning 19 January 2020 Annie Rose WK889 suffered a burst pipe whilst out fishing, causing the vessel to be inoperable. Karen Jane WK36 came to her aid and safely towed her into Scrabster Harbour..
Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2018 Articles now added at the link above Caithness Field Club Summer Programme 2018 - See below Field Club Activities during 2017 (by Tony Bradford) Botanical Report 2017 (by Francis and Margaret Higgins) Ranger Wildlife Notes 2017 (by Paul Castle) Strathmore Flora (contributed by Keith Gerry) Allan's Reminiscences (by Allan Abernethy) Place-names - Nottingham and Snottergill Burn (by George Watson) St Donnan - Patron Saint (by Audrey Munro) Thusater Dig (by Caithness Broch Project) Caithness Field Club Trips (by Anna Rogalski) Heads of Heroes (by Geoff Leet) Tale of a Carriage (by Tony Bradford).
The photos by John Hay are from the 2020 Caithness Maritime Calendar showing some of the many boats either working locally or visiting. See all 12 in the Photo Gallery above.
Families can now enrol children for funded places for August. A nationwide public information campaign is encouraging families to enrol their children for funded early learning and childcare ahead of a major expansion this summer.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has thanked compassionate community volunteers who are helping those facing hunger in Scotland. Ms Sturgeon was in Kinross to express her gratitude to Broke not Broken, a volunteer-led project, which runs a food bank and advice hub offering people support before they end up in a crisis situation.