Community Groups News
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.
See photos in the gallery for the 2013 Caithness model Show..
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.
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.
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).
(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.
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.
Photos from North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing Match..
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.
Another well attended gala in Thurso. Thurso Gala is held every year at the beginning of August..
Caithness Pony Club run the Wick Gala Gymkhana each year..
Thurso Gala 2011 - Click the link above for all the photos..
To see Thurso Gala 2010 Photos click the link above..
Pulteneytown Peoples Project has secured Leader Funding to set up a new project called TARGET which has the objective of running a course targeting young adults who are currently seeking employment. Courses will also target young adults who are ready to leave school and need experience and information as to what they want to do in the future.
Pulteneytown People’s Project has recently launched its new website, www.pulteneytownpeoplesproject.com. PPP Chairperson, Grant Ramsay explained, "PPP Directors and staff hosted a series of open days and presentations over the last year and it came to light that there were still areas of the community who were unaware of the services offered by PPP, or that these services extend to areas outside Wick.
Click the link above to see all the 2009 Thurso Gala photos..