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16/1/2021
Regulator Appoints Manager To Charity Wick Academy Development Fund As Part Of Decade-long Inquiry
The Scottish regulator has appointed a manager to take over a charity as part of a decade-long inquiry to ensure its trustees do not part with its property without consent.   The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator opened an inquiry into Wick Academy Development Fund in September 2010 after concerns were raised about its public benefit, and a failure to make use of its accumulated funds.  
16/1/2021
Owner Of Ackergill Tower Donates £40,000 To Pulteney Centre
An American millionaire Dr Betsee Pekr has donated £40,000 to Pulteney Centre after opening the doors of her private residence to producers of the Netflix hit drama The Crown.   Dr Betsee Parker is an Episcopalian minister and philanthropist from Virginia, bought Ackergill Tower in early 2019 from Clarenco after it ceased trading.  
Wick High - Important Information For Online Learning Starting 11 January 2021Thumbnail for article : Wick High - Important Information For Online Learning Starting 11 January 2021
Wick High has issued the following information on the school web site.   Please see below important information regarding the arrangements for online learning to begin on Monday 11th January.  
9/1/2021
Thurso High - Ready For Online Learning During LockdownThumbnail for article : Thurso High - Ready For Online Learning During Lockdown
Thurso High posted the following message yesterday on the school web site - 09:07 Yesterday : Lockdown January 2021.  Information about online learning has been emailed to all parents and sent to pupils via google classroom.  
6/1/2021
Local doctor voices concern about delay of Covid-19 vaccines in county
An article published yesterday by the John O'Groat Journal gives the views of local GP Alison Brookes.   Her concerns cover that it looks possible that no vaccine may arrive in the county until 27th January.  
6/1/2021
Letter To Parents of Children at Wick High
Please see below further guidance regarding the opening of the school to vulnerable children and the children of Key Workers for childcare this week Wednesday 6th January to Friday 8th January and for the beginning of online learning on Monday 11th January.   Parent/carers of vulnerable pupils have already been contacted inviting them to attend school from tomorrow, Wednesday 6th January.  
4/1/2021
Retired Wick Surgeon Pradip Datta Publishes His MemoirsThumbnail for article : Retired Wick Surgeon Pradip Datta Publishes His Memoirs
Pradip Datta spent many years of his life working as consultant at Caithness General and his autobiography will be available soon.   The Naked Mountain Lands This is the unique story of an Indian surgeon, describing the challenges he faced, whilst achieving his life-long ambition of higher surgical qualifications in the UK.  
4/1/2021
Scotland In Lockdown From Midnight Tonight - Stay Home
Urgent action to bring virus under control.   Mainland Scotland is to go into lockdown from midnight tonight with a new legal requirement forbidding anyone from leaving their home except for essential purposes.  
1/1/2021
Happy New Year To Everyone From Us At Caithness.org
Keep Safe and things will improve as the new year goes on.   .  
23/12/2020
Highland Council Service Arrangements For Christmas And New Year - Emergency Contact Numbers
The Highland Council has notified its service users and customers of its opening hours and service arrangements over the festive period.   The Service Centre will close at 4pm on 24 December.  
23/12/2020
The Importance Of Asking For Help - Phone Numbers to Call
The Highland Council and NHS Highland are reminding Highland residents of the importance of reaching out for help if this is needed over the festive period.   The current time of year can be difficult for many people anyway, and others may have found that their plans for the festive season have changed at the last minute and the chance to see friends or family is now not possible.  
22/12/2020
Food Support In The Festive SeasonThumbnail for article : Food Support In The Festive Season
Check list..  
22/12/2020
General Support in Festive SeasonThumbnail for article : General Support in Festive Season
A few groups opening times..  
22/12/2020
Young Carers Grant Has Had Low Uptake - Do You Know A Young Carer - Let Them Know
Its over a year since Social Security Scotland launched their Young Carers Grant (YCG), uptake of this grant in Highland has been low.  YCG is an annual payment of £305.10 for young carers aged 16 to 18 who live in Scotland.  
21/12/2020
Protection Levels And Vitamin D Offer Letter - 23 October 2020: Bsl VersionThumbnail for article : Protection Levels And Vitamin D Offer Letter - 23 October 2020: Bsl Version
This is a subtitled BSL version of a letter sent to people on the shielding list on 23 October 2020.  The letter covers the introduction of Protection Levels in Scotland.  
21/12/2020
Competition Launches To Showcase Young People's Art To World Leaders At Cop26Thumbnail for article : Competition Launches To Showcase Young People's Art To World Leaders At Cop26
Actor and broadcaster Cel Spellman launches a nationwide art competition, Creative Earth, in collaboration with COP26 and WWF.   ● Competition launched at a surprise event in a school in Great Yarmouth.  
16/12/2020
Caithness Health Action Group Maternity Petition Discussed Today at Scottish ParliamentThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Group Maternity Petition Discussed Today at Scottish Parliament
Rhoda Grant MSP opened the discussion today on the Caithness Health Action Group petition.   I spoke at the Scottish Parliament today in support of a petition submitted by Caithness Health Campaign group CHAT.  
11/12/2020
The Queen's Gambit Movie - Every Chess Position‎Thumbnail for article : The Queen's Gambit Movie - Every Chess Position‎
Whether you are a chess player or not the movie has been a huge hit on Netflix.   Now on the huge chess web site Chess.com an article shows all the chess positions from the movie.  
9/12/2020
Many People Shun Tradition Ahead Of Scaled Back ChristmasThumbnail for article : Many People Shun Tradition Ahead Of Scaled Back Christmas
Restrictions on celebrations mean Christmas day will look very different for many.  With the majority of Brits (81%) having a scaled-back Christmas dinner, food lovers are ditching the traditional turkey dinner and Christmas pud for an array of foods they enjoy more.  
8/12/2020
Keeping Your Charity Safe Online - PhishingThumbnail for article : Keeping Your Charity Safe Online - Phishing
A new free 'Keeping your charity safe online' webinar will take place on 10 December 2020 from 2pm until 3pm.   The webinar will focus on 'phishing'.