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7/10/2020
Spirit Of The Highlands - Autobiography - Call For Stories
As a key stakeholder in the everyday life and culture of the Highlands, I hope that you will want to support the Spirit of the Highlands - an initiative specifically designed to help boost tourism and economic growth throughout the Highland area by promoting its culture and heritage, supported by the Inverness and the Highlands City Region Deal.   One of the project's aims is to create an ‘Autobiography of the Highlands', a unique collection of stories held in a digital archive, all told by the people who live, work and visit here.  
5/10/2020
Parent And Baby Groups - Updated Guidance Published On Number Of Adults Allowed
The number of adults allowed to attend parent and baby groups has been increased, subject to certain conditions, following the publication of updated public health advice.   When all children in a group are less than 12 months old, and other health and safety criteria are met, groups will now allow up to ten adults to be present at one time.  
4/10/2020
Could You Represent Wick As A Community Councillor?Thumbnail for article : Could You Represent Wick As A Community Councillor?
A Community Council is a voluntary organisation set up by statute by the Local Authority and run by local residents to act on behalf of its area.  As the most local tier of elected representation, Community Councils play an important role in local democracy.  
26/9/2020
Minimum Income Standard Research - Wick Volunteers Required
Do you live in Wick or surrounding villages (Thrumster, Watten, Staxigoe, Reiss or Ackergill)? If so we are looking for some volunteers for some important social research looking into the needs and costs of people living in remote and rural Scotland! All you have to do is take part in a 3 hour Zoom session! You do not need to be an expert in anything! All participants will receive a £50 voucher (Tesco, Amazon or M&S) for taking part.   For further information please contact Jo Ellen on 07851 969871 or email misrrs.recruitment@gmail.com.  
25/9/2020
Does Your Group Need Help To Hold Meetings Online?Thumbnail for article : Does Your Group Need Help To Hold Meetings Online?
Message From Alan Tait at Caithness Voluntary Group.   Sadly it seems that the Covid -19 restrictions are going to be with us by the looks of it over the winter I know a lot of groups were in abeyance since March but were starting to think about getting activities going again.  
23/9/2020
Caithness Community Groups See Investment Of Over £150k In Latest Funding RoundThumbnail for article : Caithness Community Groups See Investment Of Over £150k In Latest Funding Round
Seven community projects are to benefit from over £150k of funding following the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant awards.   CNSFund Chairperson David Glass said "Our latest grant investments will enable community groups to deliver a wide range of improvements to benefit people living in Caithness & North Sutherland.  
21/9/2020
A Minimum Income Standard for Remote and Rural Scotland - Volunteer ParticipantsThumbnail for article : A Minimum Income Standard for Remote and Rural Scotland - Volunteer Participants
The Scottish Government have commissioned research to help create a better understanding of the needs and costs experienced by people who live in rural and remote areas of Scotland.  This research initiative is called Minimum Income Standard for Remote and Rural Scotland and updates similar work which was commissioned in 2012 by Highlands and islands Enterprise and partner organisations.  
21/9/2020
School Access For Highland Highlife Offers Support To Young PeopleThumbnail for article : School Access For Highland Highlife Offers Support To Young People
Young people at school are the winners as a result of discussions between High Life Highland and The Highland Council that will see the Charity's staff phased back into schools after the October break.   Speaking about the arrangement, High Life Highland Chairman, Ian Ross said, "I am delighted that once again our partnership working arrangements with colleagues in The Highland Council mean that High Life Highland staff will be able to recommence their work with young people during the school day and within school buildings.  
16/9/2020
Miller Academy And Victoria Walk in Thurso Benefit From Caithness Community PaybackThumbnail for article : Miller Academy And Victoria Walk in Thurso Benefit From Caithness Community Payback
Despite restrictions during COVID-19, the Caithness Community Payback Team have been working throughout the County ensuring that clients sentenced to carry out unpaid work by Wick Sheriff Court have been paying back the Community.   Following a three month closure and COVID-19 restrictions greatly reducing the number of clients that can be facilitated daily by the Community Payback Team - work has continued to benefit Caithness Community organisations.  
10/9/2020
Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme
announced by Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, the Third Sector Community and Recovery Programme will open for applications later in September.   As part of the programme tailored, specialist advice and financial support (grants and loans) will be available.  
10/9/2020
Nhs Highland - No Alcohol In Pregnancy Is The Best And Safest Choice
The Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership along with NHS Highland and the Highland Child Protection Committee are raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) on 9th September.   FASD is the leading known preventable cause of learning disability worldwide.  
7/9/2020
News Update On Wick Map - Streets For AllThumbnail for article : News Update On Wick Map - Streets For All
Frequently asked questions Posted on Sep 7th 2020 by Tremaine Bilham, Community Engagement Officer, Wick Street Design Thank you to all those who have contributed to this consultation so far.  We've had an incredible response already (over 90 comments in just two weeks) and many of you had questions.  
5/9/2020
Learn With Lorna Series Brings More People To Highland ArchiveThumbnail for article : Learn With Lorna Series Brings More People To Highland Archive
When the UK went into lockdown in March earlier this year it became clear that the Highland Archive had to find new ways of engaging with people.  Unable to physically welcome people into buildings meant finding different ways to proactively engage with a local and international audience utilising digital platforms.  
5/9/2020
Highland Archives Launch Virtual Doors Open DaysThumbnail for article : Highland Archives Launch Virtual Doors Open Days
Each September "Doors Open Days" events take place across the country, giving the public behind-the-scenes access to some of Scotland's most fascinating buildings and organisations.   For High Life Highland’s Archive Service, which looks after historic Highland documents dating from the 1200s to the present day, Doors Open Day is an annual highlight which sees dozens of people visit to learn more about the work of the service and its fascinating collections.  
5/9/2020
Doors Open Day interview with Jennifer Johnstone, Archivist, Highland Archive CentreThumbnail for article : Doors Open Day interview with Jennifer Johnstone, Archivist, Highland Archive Centre
As part of the Highland Archive Service's Virtual Doors Open Day event Community Engagement Officer, Lorna Steele, interviews various members of staff from across our four offices.   The events runs 5th and 6th September 2020..  
5/9/2020
Highland Archive Service Doors Open Day introduction - Lorna Steele, Community Engagement OfficerThumbnail for article : Highland Archive Service Doors Open Day introduction - Lorna Steele, Community Engagement Officer
The introduction to the 2020 Highland Archive Service Virtual Doors Open Day, in which a series of films will be broadcast featuring different staff throughout the weekend of 5/6 September 2020..  
4/9/2020
Two New Turbines Proposed For Forss - Further ConsultationThumbnail for article : Two New Turbines Proposed For Forss - Further Consultation
Abbey Properties Cambridgeshire Limited are continuing to explore the potential to add additional wind turbines to the existing 6 turbines at the Forss Business & Energy Park approximately 7km west of Scrabster on the north coast of Caithness.  We undertook an exhibition in July 2019 for a 5 turbine scheme and have since been reviewing the scheme.  
3/9/2020
£25m Sector Recovery Fund AnnouncedThumbnail for article : £25m Sector Recovery Fund Announced
Funding to help the voluntary sector thrive post-coronavirus has been announced as part of the Programme for Government.   A multi-million pound fund to help the voluntary sector thrive post-coronavirus has been announced.  
3/9/2020
Highland Archives launch Virtual Doors Open Days
Each September "Doors Open Days" events take place across the country, giving the public behind-the-scenes access to some of Scotland's most fascinating buildings and organisations.   For High Life Highland's Archive Service, which looks after historic Highland documents dating from the 1200s to the present day, Doors Open Day is an annual highlight which sees dozens of people visit to learn more about the work of the service and its fascinating collections.  
30/8/2020
Wick Harbour 28 August 2020Thumbnail for article : Wick Harbour 28 August 2020
A look around Wick Harbour on 28th August 2020.   See the Photo Gallery link above.