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    14/9/2017
    Day of action at Caithness bird havenThumbnail for article : Day of action at Caithness bird haven
    After an extremely busy breeding season, most of the nesting birds have now left St Johns Pool, near Dunnet which gave the Caithness Countryside Volunteers the ideal opportunity to get into action before the winter migrants begin to arrive.   The volunteers undertook a range of activities such as wood preserving the viewing hides and fence posts.  
    15/7/2017
    Caithness County Show 2017 - SaturdayThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2017 - Saturday
    The rain was forecast and it came as predicted.   The first couple hours up until about 9.00am were dry then rain came on steadily but the ground remained firm all day.  
    14/7/2017
    Caithness County Show 2017Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2017
    Caithness County Show 2017 is underway.   First photos are from Friday.  
    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.