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    3/11/2016
    Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterflyThumbnail for article : Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterfly
    Members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers turned out in force on Sunday (30 October 2016) to assist with a habitat enhancement project for a rare butterfly species in the Dunnet Bay area.   Dunnet Bay is home to the most northerly colony of the Small Blue Butterfly whose caterpillars depend solely on kidney vetch as a food source.  
    3/11/2016
    Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterflyThumbnail for article : Caithness Volunteers enhance habitat for the Small Blue butterfly
    Members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers turned out in force on Sunday (30 October 2016) to assist with a habitat enhancement project for a rare butterfly species in the Dunnet Bay area.   Dunnet Bay is home to the most northerly colony of the Small Blue Butterfly whose caterpillars depend solely on kidney vetch as a food source.  
    15/10/2016
    North and West Caithness Ploughing Association 27th Annual Ploughing MatchThumbnail for article : North and West Caithness Ploughing Association 27th Annual Ploughing Match
    The 27th Annual ploughing match organised by North and West Caithness Ploughing Association took place on Saturday 15th October 2016.   The days was very wet with rain have been on for several hours before the start.  
    19/7/2016
    Caithness County Show 2016 - ResultsThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2016 - Results
    Cattle Aberdeen-Angus: Champion - B and J Mackay, of Skitten, Wick, with Balmachie Roderick, a thee-year-old bull sired by Balmachie Benvorlick.  Beef Shorthorn: J Campbell and Co, of Todholes, Thurso, with Ballylinney Daisy, a 17-month-old daughter of Podehole Edward.  
    16/7/2016
    Caithness County Show 2016Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2016
    The 175th Caithness County Show got off to a wonderful Saturday morning and rain only came in by the afternoon.  Nothing could stop the event by then.  
    16/7/2016
    Caithness County Show 2016Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2016
    The 175th Caithness County Show got off to a wonderful Saturday morning and rain only came in by the afternoon.  Nothing could stop the event by then.  
    2/6/2016
    Caithness County Show 2016 - Deadline For EntriesThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2016 - Deadline For Entries
    The 2016 Caithness County Show will be here before you know it.   So anyone who still has an entry form waiting to go in or has not completed one yet should get their skates on.  
    18/7/2015
    Caithness County Show 2015 - Saturday PhotosThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2015 - Saturday Photos
    The rain stayed off for most of the day.   Welly boots were in evidence to get around the show ground..  
    19/7/2014
    Caithness County Show 2014Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2014
    The Caithness county Show 2014 was held at Thurso East..  
    2/7/2014
    Volunteers Spruce Up Mey Bird HideThumbnail for article : Volunteers Spruce Up Mey Bird Hide
    Members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers were pleased with the dry weather on Sunday morning as they were busy painting the second coat of wood preservative at the Loch of Mey bird hide.   The local Scottish Ornithologists' Club (SOC) were fortunate to access a grant from the Action Earth Awards to pay for the wood preservative, brushes, wood and guttering to undertake vital repairs at the bird watching facility.