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Caithness Model Club 2014 ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club 2014 Show
See photos from the 2014 Caithness Model Show in the gallery..  
24/11/2013
Caithness FM Annual Toy AppealThumbnail for article : Caithness FM Annual Toy Appeal
Places where you can deliver toys and gifts for distribution locally.   Caithness Horizons, Thurso.  
19/9/2013
Wild Skies Weekend In Caithness 27th & 28th September 2013Thumbnail for article : Wild Skies Weekend In Caithness 27th & 28th September 2013
Join CAG and guest speaker Dr Lyndsay Fletcher, a Solar Physicist based at the University of Glasgow for a weekend of events where you can: Learn about the Sun & how it generates "weather" in space that affects our planet.  Find out how this stormy space weather can produce the magnificent diplays of Northern Lights we often see from Caithness.  
18/9/2013
Busy Bees Revamped Outdoor Play AreaThumbnail for article : Busy Bees Revamped Outdoor Play Area
Nursery children at Bower Busy Bees are thoroughly enjoying the recent revamp of their outdoor play area.  The Highland Council Community Payback, under the management of Rodney Brass, painted the wooden fence, furniture and play equipment within the nursery garden ready for the children returning from the school holidays.  
14/9/2013
Pentland Model Boat Club Members Win PrizesThumbnail for article : Pentland Model Boat Club Members Win Prizes
Members of the Pentland Model Boat Club based in Thurso were away to Coatbridge last weekend for the annual regatta of the Scottish Federation of Boat Clubs.   The regatta this year was held in Summerlea Museum.  
20/7/2013
Thurso Gala 2013 PhotosThumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2013 Photos
Thurso Gala 2013 - See photos link above..  
22/6/2013
Lybster Gala 2013Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2013
Lybster Gala 2013 - See Photo Gallery above..  
The Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) in Caithness in 2010 (by Bob Dawson)
This article was first published in the Caithness Field club Bulletin 2011 (Bob Dawson is the Scottish Conservation Officer for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust – Ed) Summary This was a very successful year, although the season was about two weeks later than last year.   Many more people reported seeing, and are now more familiar with, the Great Yellow Bumblebee.  
Highlights of Botany in 2010 (by Ken Butler)
This article was first publishedin the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011 In May I was looking for the Celery-leaved Buttercup along the banks of the Wick River.  It has been recorded from the tidal stretch between the supermarket car park and the Fairies Hillock.  
Bird Report for 2010 (by Donald Omand)
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club bulletin 2011 The Little Bunting that was seen at the end of 2009 stayed at Ham throughout the winter, eventually leaving in early April after 110 days, which may well be a record for Britain.  Another unusual winter visitor for Caithness was Great-Crested Grebe, with birds seen in January on Loch Watten (2), and a single bird in Thurso.  
21/4/2013
Caithness Model Club Show 2013Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2013
See photos in the gallery for the 2013 Caithness model Show..  
31/3/2013
Caithness Secret Army WW2 - Remembrance DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Secret Army WW2 - Remembrance Day
From Tricia Barnett (nee More) Churchill’s secret army granted parade with Cenotaph march past.   Royal British Legion grants permission for Auxiliary Units and Special Duties Branch veterans to march past in November 2013 after British Resistance Archive campaign.  
26/1/2013
The Moorland Mission Churches of Caithness (by George Watson)
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011.   Today there are few traces of the active missionary movement which once transcended parish and county boundaries to cater for a surprisingly large population in the moorland areas of Caithness.  
20/1/2013
Hetty Munro’s War Diaries (by Elizabeth Rintoul)
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011 Vol 7 No7 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.  Earlier extracts were published in previous Field Club Bulletins – Vol 6 No 8 (2004), Vol 7 No 1 (2005), Vol 7 No 2 (2006), Vol 7 No 3 (2007), Vol 7 No 4 (2008), Vol 7 No 5 (2009) and Vol 7 No 6 (2010).  
19/1/2013
David and Big Bertha, A Short Lived Affair Thumbnail for article : David and Big Bertha,  A Short Lived Affair
(by Andrew Guttridge) This article was first published in the Annual Bulletin of Caithness Field Club 2011.   How the RAF gained and lost a naval big gun.  
26/12/2012
Caithness Astronomy Group - December 2012 UpdateThumbnail for article : Caithness Astronomy Group - December 2012 Update
Public and Schools Solar Observing Activities 2012 During the International Year of Astronomy, Caithness Astronomy Group held numerous public and school events, engaging the local population with the varied science and technology associated with Space and Astronomy.   Thanks to funding from the IoP in Scotland and the Dounreay Communities Fund in 2010, Caithness Astronomy Group (CAG) were able to purchase solar observing equipment that provided a new avenue for engaging with the local population that would complement our night time observing events.  
3/11/2012
North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing MatchThumbnail for article : North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing Match
Photos from North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing Match..  
PPP Offer Five Places To Gain SVQ In Playwork - Is This Opportunity For You?
Pulteneytown People's Project have secured funding through the Highland Council to provide a unique opportunity to put five people through their SVQ level 2 or 3 in Playwork.  The full cost of the year long course will be covered and childcare will be provided in the PPP creche/after school club, free of charge, if required.  
Thurso Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2012
Another well attended gala in Thurso.   Thurso Gala is held every year at the beginning of August..  
Wick Gala 2012 - GymkhanaThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2012 - Gymkhana
Caithness Pony Club run the Wick Gala Gymkhana each year..