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10/6/2024
A New Book About The Ulbster Burial GroundThumbnail for article : A New Book About The Ulbster Burial Ground
Caithness Family History Society held a very successful book launch at the Old Smiddy Inn, Thrumster on the morning of Saturday 25th May.   The book is Fiona Begg's "Ulbster Burial Ground," which contains photos and transcriptions of all visible gravestones, plus some extra family information about the people recorded on the stones.  
29/4/2024
Photography Competition - Castletown HeritageThumbnail for article : Photography Competition - Castletown Heritage
See poster for details..  
28/4/2024
Antenatal Peep From HomeStart CaithnessThumbnail for article : Antenatal Peep From HomeStart Caithness
We are starting another course is May for pregnant parents and their partners.   This can be delivered 1 to 1 or in a group setting.  
Caithness Voluntary Group Has MovedThumbnail for article : Caithness Voluntary Group Has Moved
Caithness Voluntary Group has moved to a new home.   Leaving Telford Street to go to Pulteney House.  
Funding Cuts Hit Third Sector Group With Base In Wick - Sight Action Sensory Services
Efforts are being made to find help for thousands of visually-impaired users of a charity that is being wound up.   The board of Dingwall-based Sight Action Sensory Services says it is no longer viable due to funding cuts.  
Pupils Plant Trees To Improve Wick RiversideThumbnail for article : Pupils Plant Trees To Improve Wick Riverside
Recently pupils and leaders from Step Forward Wick Youth had the opportunity to help out in our local community.   Along with Wick Development Trust and The Countryside Rangers they managed to plant 300 trees along the Wick Riverside to help provide some woodland areas along the riverside, giving the local wildlife shelter and a food source too.  
17/3/2024
The Flight Path to Conservation: St John's Pool's Journey from Field to Bird ReserveThumbnail for article : The Flight Path to Conservation: St John's Pool's Journey from Field to Bird Reserve
Paul Castle reflects on a remarkable journey and the difference conservation volunteering makes.   St John's Pool Bird Reserve began life in 1988 as a damp patch in the corner of a field at the side of St.  
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.  
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..  
20/1/2024
Caithness Family History TalksThumbnail for article : Caithness Family History Talks
See poster.  
16/1/2024
Caithness Voluntary Group are Moving To Help Reduce Running Costs
Some exciting news that CVG are moving premises.   After nearly 20 years at Telford house we will, from the start of April, be renting space at the Pulteney Centre in Wick.  
15/1/2024
Wick River Campsite - A Great Success For Wick Development TrustThumbnail for article : Wick River Campsite - A Great Success For Wick Development Trust
From Caithness Voluntary Group Facebook page about a great success for the volunteer run Wick Development Trust.   I thought I should do a post based on the recent post shared about the new facilities block at Wick River Campsite.  
12/1/2024
Time-travelling Heritage Adventure - Casting A Viking Spell; Ranger Paul Castle Takes Halkirk Primary School Back In TimeThumbnail for article : Time-travelling Heritage Adventure - Casting A Viking Spell; Ranger Paul Castle Takes Halkirk Primary School Back In Time
Heritage education comes in many forms, but our High Life Highland Ranger in Caithness, Paul Castle, has found an innovative way to teach young learners about their local history.   At Halkirk Primary School, the P4-5 class recently had a unique and engaging experience as they delved into the Viking age through immersive role play.  
10/1/2024
Wick Development Trust - Wick Riverside Biodiversity Improvements Success - £6,319Thumbnail for article : Wick Development Trust - Wick Riverside Biodiversity Improvements Success - £6,319
Five local organisations to benefit from the 2023/24 Highland Nature Restoration Fund as further approvals are announced.   Five organisations have been awarded funding from the second round of the 2023/24 Highland Nature Restoration Fund.  
Wick High School Netball Team Show Off Their New Hoodies!Thumbnail for article : Wick High School Netball Team Show Off Their New Hoodies!
The Wick High netball team have been showing their colours to the rest of the school with beautiful new blue versions of the school hoodies.   Mrs Bain, their long-standing coach, sourced them from local business Highland Workwear to show of the team's contribution to the school.  
28/11/2023
Caithness Community Have A ‘Whale Of A Time' At North Coast Visitor CentreThumbnail for article : Caithness Community Have A ‘Whale Of A Time' At North Coast Visitor Centre
High Life Highland's Countryside Ranger's gave members of the public an exciting opportunity to ‘dive in’ to the world of marine wildlife at the North Coast Visitor Centre recently.   The ‘Whale and Dolphin Watching’ presentation took place on Wednesday 15th November at 11am, and was well attended by the local Caithness community.