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The coastal path from the Mill to John O'Groats Harbour has been much used since it was made in August last year. Unfortunately time & weather prevented the sowing of wildflower seed in the Autumn, so now is the time! We've got the seed and need lots of volunteers to help sow it.
The performance for tonight at Lyth is sold out but there are still a few tickets left for the Wick performance at Pulteney Centre on Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 7.30pm BCO play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats. The Budapest Cafe Orchestra was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances.
The garden will start touring later this month, see a list of dates below. With exciting plans for families, schools, gigs and more, keep your eyes peeled for further information! John O'Groats | Sat 28 May - Sat 18 June.
For people looking to press pause on ageing, it hasn't always been as easy as it is today. Throughout history people have used all sorts of outlandish anti-ageing skincare techniques - such as bathing in donkey's milk as Cleopatra supposedly did, or applying mercury directly to the skin, as the Elizabethans did.
A Genealogical History and Guide to the Strongholds and Lairds Houses of the County of Caithness in the Northern Highlands of Scotland by Michael J Gunn. This book recounts the histories and family connections of more than one hundred Caithness strongholds.
Wick High School are taking some pupils away to Alladale Outdoor Centre to do some wild camping after the effects of lockdown. To help keep costs down we are looking for any donations of walking shoes/boots and waterproof trousers/jackets.
Readers young and old are being challenged to spend six minutes reading on Wednesday 11May 2022. It is part of Keep the Heid and Read campaign, a Scotland-wide reading initiative led by The Scottish Library and Information Council.
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Bill Fernie started the campaign trail today at Wick airport where flights recently restarted with Eastern airways. The over to the Nucleus now a big employer in Wick as the nuclear records from all over the UK are being digitised.
A dry but dull morning saw Bill out again on the election campaign trail. A very nice part of Caithness for walking and woodland if you have to time to investigate.
Heading back into Wick on a different set of streets on Friday showing the old and new parts of the town. There is still some confusion in some people's minds about who does what in respect to road repairs.
Bit of roundabout route to Thurso by Bus and then onwards to begin the walkabout. Lovely sunny morning and met some nice people along the way..
Another beautiful day for Keiss today. If you have not been to Keiss for a while take look around the photo gallery and spot any changes.
The sun kept shining for the second visit of the day. Staxigoe looked great and some nice views around the village and at the harbour..
A dull and chilly for Bill's walkabout from Hospital Road, Wick to Milton. Walking may good for fitness but he was read for hot bowl of soup at the Norseman today as there was no heat under the clouds.
Highland charity Inspiring Young Voices has welcomed Sandra Brown to the newly created post of Chief Officer. Inspiring Young Voices, which was formerly known as Highland Children & Young People's Forum, works to enable children and young people with additional support needs to take control of their lives by promoting their rights, supporting their participation and empowering them to have a greater say in decisions that affect their lives Sandra has over 30 years' experience supporting people of all ages and backgrounds to speak out and remove barriers to participation in society, including 15 years as a manager in the third sector.
Sundays are not campaign days so it was on with the usual house work, laundry and then baked a chocolate cake to have with my afternoon coffee. The raspberry Jam was from the batch I made last August from rasps we planted over the years and now have quite big crop every year.