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22/2/2024
Whether Inserted, Ingested Or Implanted, Batteries Are A Matter Of Life And DeathThumbnail for article : Whether Inserted, Ingested Or Implanted, Batteries Are A Matter Of Life And Death
If you've heard about the case of the Australian man who needed emergency removal of the three "button" batteries he'd inserted into his urethra, then it's likely your eyes will still be watering.  According to the case report, ten days later, he required follow-up surgery for penile tissue necrosis caused by the battery burns.  
18/2/2024
Rediscovering Lazy BedsThumbnail for article : Rediscovering Lazy Beds
Imogen Furlong, the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger Manager, explores a historical perspective on climate resilience.   In the Scottish Highlands, a quiet but profound testament to historical ingenuity and resilience lies in the form of lazy beds.  
18/2/2024
Expecting A Baby - FREE PeeP Antenatal Course With HomeStart CaithnessThumbnail for article : Expecting A Baby  - FREE PeeP Antenatal Course With HomeStart Caithness
Our next Antenatal PeeP course begins soon.   If you are expecting a baby in APRIL, MAY or JUNE 2024 give us a message now.  
15/2/2024
Free Bus To Inverness By Pulteneytown Peoples ProjectThumbnail for article : Free Bus To Inverness By Pulteneytown Peoples Project
BUS TRIPS TO INVERNESS 🚍 We are going to be running some bus trips to Inverness - free of charge to the public.   24th February 2024 9th March 2024 16th March 2024 30th March 2024 Whatever your plans are! Fancy a day shopping? Wanting a bingo trip? Take the kids & enjoy a day at soft play and the trampoline park! We can get you there! Drop off & pick up location in Inverness is to be confirmed.  
15/2/2024
MSP Meets Highland Violence Against Women PartnershipThumbnail for article : MSP Meets Highland Violence Against Women Partnership
Emma Roddick MSP visited Inverness yesterday to learn more about the work being done to prevent violence against women.   Ms Roddick met with with staff from the Highland Violence Against Women Partnership (HVAWP) and NHS Highland's Public Health team to discuss their innovative approach to raising awareness of abusive relationships.  
8/2/2024
NHS Highland And The Broons' Legendary Characters Embark On A Braw Initiative To Tackle Deconditioning #nhsbroonsThumbnail for article : NHS Highland And The Broons' Legendary Characters Embark On A Braw Initiative To Tackle Deconditioning #nhsbroons
NHS Highland and the team behind The Broons have joined forces to launch an educational 'deconditioning' comic strip for Scotland's ageing population.   The information has been presented in a captivating format, featuring The Broons' legendary characters, that is likely to be identifiable to all ages, but particularly older people and their families.  
8/2/2024
Finances proving biggest challenge to charities as rising costs bite
Research also found a third of organisations were dipping into reserves.   An overwhelming majority of charities in Scotland have reported financial challenges as their biggest source of concern.  
8/2/2024
Charities face staff and volunteer crisis
A third of organisations reported this as one of their top challenges.   Third Sector organisations in Scotland are increasingly facing shortages of staff and volunteers, a new report has warned.  
6/2/2024
North Coast Bumblebees - In Person TalkThumbnail for article : North Coast Bumblebees - In Person Talk
Paul Castle is the dedicated Countryside Ranger for North Sutherland and North Caithness with High Life Highland and is giving talks about bumblebees in Thurso and Bettyhill.   For me, the buzzing of a bumblebee is the quintessential ‘Sound of Summer'.  
5/2/2024
Supervised Toothbrushing In Schools And Nurseries Is A Good Idea - It's Proven To Reduce Tooth DecayThumbnail for article : Supervised Toothbrushing In Schools And Nurseries Is A Good Idea - It's Proven To Reduce Tooth Decay
Nearly a quarter of five-year-old children in England have tooth decay.  In deprived areas of the country the proportion is even higher.  
5/2/2024
There Are Benefits To Sharing A Bed With Your Pet - As Long As You're Scrupulously CleanThumbnail for article : There Are Benefits To Sharing A Bed With Your Pet - As Long As You're Scrupulously Clean
When heading off for a night's slumber, does your pet follow? Perhaps the cat curls up at the end of your bed.  Maybe the dog dives under the duvet or pops their head on your pillow.  
5/2/2024
How Long Might Your Dog Live? New Study Calculates Life Expectancy For Different BreedsThumbnail for article : How Long Might Your Dog Live? New Study Calculates Life Expectancy For Different Breeds
The UK has long been considered to have some of the strongest animal welfare laws in the world.  Beginning with Martin's act on the cruel treatment of cattle, through to the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and then Finn's law to protect service animals, UK animal welfare laws have sought to reduce harm and cruelty to animals.  
5/2/2024
Completed Dry January? Reading Fiction Can Help Newly Sober Mothers Decide What's NextThumbnail for article : Completed Dry January? Reading Fiction Can Help Newly Sober Mothers Decide What's Next
More people in the UK have gone dry this January than ever before, so drinking, not drinking, and navigating a course between the two, is on many of our minds.   Many of those people are mothers.  
5/2/2024
Why You Should Train Your Cat - And How To Do ItThumbnail for article : Why You Should Train Your Cat - And How To Do It
The pandemic fuelled a rise in first-time pet owners and people adopting puppies and kittens.  While even inexperienced owners expect a new puppy will need some training, people rarely think the same applies to kittens.  
1/2/2024
Police Dog Tess enjoys retirement with owner IanThumbnail for article : Police Dog Tess enjoys retirement with owner Ian
Police Dog (PD) Tess retired from protecting the Dounreay site last summer and has been living at home with her former handler and now owner, PC Ian Disbury.   We asked Ian for the story behind Tess's career and what she is up to now in her well-earned retirement.  
Online Meetings And SecurityThumbnail for article : Online Meetings And Security
We are all used now with taking part in online meetings and these have been vital to enable us all to get on with our projects.   One issue that has arisen is around privacy.  
30/1/2024
Caithness Voluntary Group AGM 13 February 2024
The Caithness Voluntary Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 13th February 2024 at 7pm in Watten Village Hall.   AGM 2023 Agenda.  
29/1/2024
All At Sea - Exhibition Castletown HeritageThumbnail for article : All At Sea - Exhibition Castletown Heritage
See poster for details..  
29/1/2024
Young People Across The Highlands Are Encouraged To Register To Vote During Welcome To Your Vote Week
This week (29 January - 4 February 2024) is Welcome to Your Vote week which is the ideal time to start conversations with young people about democracy, politics, and all aspects of voting.   The Electoral Commission has created a set of online resources for young people, and those who work with them, to get the discussion started and help young people find out how to get and use their vote.  
27/1/2024
Metacub for Kids At Thurso Leisure CentreThumbnail for article : Metacub for Kids At Thurso Leisure Centre
Great news! Metacub for the kids is back this Friday 2nd Feb! See poster..