First step to tackling shortage of wheelchair accessible homes. Local authorities will be required to provide wheelchair accessible housing across all tenures and report annually on progress.
Steps to increase support for people with autism and improve public understanding of the condition have been announced ahead of World Autism Awareness Week 2019. In partnership with Queen Margaret University, a National Autism Implementation Team will work across children and adults services to improve the diagnosis process and care pathway for autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD.
Uptake jumps to 96% as 80,000 deliveries made to parents. The new Baby Box design, created by a team of children and young people, has been unveiled.
High Life Highland today announced a new partnership with four other areas of Scotland that will see highlife members able to access free use of leisure facilities outside the Highland region for the first time since the low cost access card was introduced over 15 years ago. The scheme, involving four other areas will be known as the "Leisure Link Partnership".
An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland. A survey of just over 2,000 women across Scotland has found that women were generally very positive about their experiences of maternity care services.
Gardeners peering into ponds at this time of year could be in for a nice surprise. The thick, jelly-ish clumps of frog spawn floating free and long strings of toad spawn, wrapped around water plants, will soon turn into a mass of wriggling tadpoles.
A Letter sent to members of the Dunnet Forestry Trust IMPORTANT NEWS - PROPOSAL FOR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP OF DUNNET FOREST March 2019 Dear Member, Dunnet Forestry Trust has launched a proposal to take ownership of Dunnet Forest on behalf of the community. Currently the forest is owned by Scottish Natural Heritage and leased to the Trust.
Highland tenants claiming Universal Credit are being urged to log on and update their UC claim this April 1st to ensure their entitlement covers their annual rent increase for the year ahead. Those who fail to do so will face a shortfall in their housing entitlement, putting them at risk of arrears.
Big crowds turned out to see the fun day at the Caithness Science Festival 2019. The science festival has grown each year since its inception 17 years ago.
Thurso Development Officer, Joan Lawrie has been running a series of community consultation since taking up post with Caithness Voluntary Group under the Scottish Government funded Aspiring Communities programme in January. Joan has been speaking to users of Ormlie Community Association, Caithness Citizen's Advice Bureau, Thurso Community Cafe and speaking to various groups existing in the town.
Old St. Peter's Kirk Preservation Association and Historic Environment Scotland are teaming up to hold a two day workshop on how to survey and formally record the graveyard and gravestones.
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Care Inspectorate have relaunched The Hub and it's better than ever! Visitors will find the new website more user-friendly with exciting new features and content. It is quick and easy to find all the content relevant to you and you can even create your own personal library of resources and information.
The number of children experiencing early learning and childcare in Scotland has increased to more than 290,000. The Care Inspectorate has published a new review of settings for early learning and childcare covers the three years from 2014 to 2017.
The Care Inspectorate have just published Food Matters, because they want services to support children to have positive eating experiences and enjoy well-balanced nutritious food. Food Matters is a new resource about nurturing happy, healthy children and it shares good practice examples from across Scotland's early learning and childcare (ELC) sector.
TechFest is in Caithness this week (March 19 - 23) to show primary school pupils how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills can be used to build space rockets and solve investigations. All part of Caithness International Science Festival.
The Strengthening Communities Conference Scotland brings together people who are at the heart of community-led development. We held the inaugural event in September 2017 and are pleased to be hosting a second conference on the 27th and 28th May 2019 at the MacDonald Aviemore Resort.
Kellogg's is doubling the number of grants it offers to school breakfast clubs across the UK. The scheme will help to provide breakfast to more than 600 schools in the communities that need them the most.
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6. The following extracts from the War Diary of the late Henrietta Munro of Thurso come from the North Highland Archive and are published with their permission.