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11/10/2023
New Fiddle Teacher In CaithnessThumbnail for article : New Fiddle Teacher In Caithness
Daniel Ferguson is the latest teacher in Caithness to offer music lessons for the violin.   For beginners and intermediate players.  
11/10/2023
Winners Of The High Life Highland Countryside Rangers ‘wildflower Poetry Competition' AnnouncedThumbnail for article : Winners Of The High Life Highland Countryside Rangers ‘wildflower Poetry Competition' Announced
As part of both the Google Classroom and in-person Wildflower Schools Project delivered by the High Life Highland Countryside Rangers team, Primary School pupils from across the Highlands were invited to create a poem about wildflowers in English or Gaelic.   The competition opened for entries in April this year and encouraged Young Writers to submit their poems about any element of wildflowers as taught by local Rangers, from the Google Classroom, or from their own research and experiences.  
8/10/2023
Exhibition At Castletown Heritage - Castlehill House And Estate 1770 -1967Thumbnail for article : Exhibition At Castletown Heritage - Castlehill House And Estate 1770 -1967
At Castlehill we now have our new exhibition up and running.  The title of the exhibition is "Castlehill House and Estate 1770 -1967".  
Families Were Crammed Together 'Like Herring In A Barrel' During Wick Fishing BoomThumbnail for article : Families Were Crammed Together 'Like Herring In A Barrel' During Wick Fishing Boom
Wick's herring-fishing boom is considered to have been a time of great prosperity for the town - but those living in unsanitary conditions in the streets around the harbour faced a daily struggle with poverty, overcrowding and disease.   The hardships endured by families crammed "cheek by jowl" in the Lower Pulteneytown area have been highlighted by Caithness poet and playwright George Gunn in a new recording for Wick Voices, the oral history section of the Wick Society.  
5/10/2023
Association of Northern Trails Scotland AGM 2023
Please note that this year's AGM will take place at the Norseman Hotel in Wick on Thursday 26th October 2023, at 7pm.   For those unable to attend in person, there will be an opportunity to attend online via Zoom.  
4/10/2023
6 Caithness Groups Among Highland Organisations To Benefit From Community Regeneration Funding Towards Revenue Projects
A funding boost of nearly £1million of revenue investment is set to benefit rural areas across Highland.   The Highland Strategic Local Action Group who met during September, considered, and agreed funding for revenue projects submitted to the first round of the 2023/24 Community Regeneration Fund.  
2/10/2023
Halloween Mask MakingThumbnail for article : Halloween Mask Making
See poster for details.   Note change of venue..  
27/9/2023
Let's Talk About Play! Council Asking For Children's Input To Play Park Strategy
The Highland Council is in the process of developing a Playpark Strategy and would love children to be at the heart of the conversation.   To steer its strategy in the right direction the Council would like to find out how children want to play in the future and what they want to see in their local playparks.  
25/9/2023
Caithness Groups Get Lottery Awards
A number of groups in Caithness were on a long list of Scottish awards from the lottery.   Caithness KLICS (SCIO) Medium Grants Scotland: Improving Lives £76,763 Highland The group will use the funding to offer a range of activities for young carers, including weekly group sessions and after school sessions to reduce stress and provide respite bringing some normality into their lives.  
25/9/2023
Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop For Young People Sunday 1st October 2023Thumbnail for article : Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop For Young People Sunday 1st October 2023
SMARTPHONE FILMMAKING - Advanced Workshop create filmed stories using your mobile phone led by filmmaker Robert Aitken.   Sunday 1st October - 10am - 4pm at Lyth Arts Centre.  
19/9/2023
Species On The Edge Youth Panel - Interested? Sign Up For More DetailsThumbnail for article : Species On The Edge Youth Panel - Interested? Sign Up For More Details
Do you care about your local wildlife and want to inspire others to take action? We're looking for young people aged 16-25 from across the Species on the Edge project areas to join the Species on the Edge Youth Panel.   Panellists will meet online to discuss issues relating to the natural environment and will be supported in developing their own local projects to help more people connect with nature.  
11/9/2023
Seed Swap Shop And Bomb MakingThumbnail for article : Seed Swap Shop And Bomb Making
See poster for details..  
11/9/2023
Rising Artists Of Caithness Sept 23 - July 24Thumbnail for article : Rising Artists Of Caithness Sept 23 - July 24
See poster for details.   Deadline: 25th September 2023.  
4/9/2023
All Welcome: Highland Young Musicians To Host Upcoming ‘taster Day' For Prospective MembersThumbnail for article : All Welcome: Highland Young Musicians To Host Upcoming ‘taster Day' For Prospective Members
High Life Highland's Music Tuition Service is providing the exciting opportunity for young musicians across the Highlands to register for membership in the flagship Highland Young Musicians groups.   Highland Young Musicians activities provide fantastic opportunities to progress from the many school, area, and independent groups which exist throughout the region.  
4/9/2023
Highland Charity Secures Funding For A Voice For Gender-diverse Young People In HighlandThumbnail for article : Highland Charity Secures Funding For A Voice For Gender-diverse Young People In Highland
Inspiring Young Voices, a well-established local charity has secured funding for 12 months to develop a unique collective voice for trans/non-binary young people up to the age of 25 years living in the Highlands.   The Inclusion Worker will work alongside the young people from Inspire Highland, Inspiring Young Voices' youth-led participation project, to expand their youth-led collective voice for LGBTQ+ young people in Highland, particularity those who identify as trans/non-binary.  
31/8/2023
Highland Carers Roadshow to support carers across HighlandThumbnail for article : Highland Carers Roadshow to support carers across Highland
NHS Highland, in collaboration with Connecting Carers, Befrienders Highland and others, is excited to be involved in The Highland Carers Roadshow.  This is a series of free events offering unpaid carers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the people who can help.  
21/8/2023
Drama Drop-in Is Back From 2nd September! At Lyth Arts - For Ages 9-19Thumbnail for article : Drama Drop-in Is Back From 2nd September! At Lyth Arts - For Ages 9-19
Our very popular Drama Drop-In sessions will begin again on Saturdays 1pm - 3pm from 2nd September at Lyth Arts Centre.   Sessions will be led by Sophie Wink, an emerging playwright and performer based in Inverness.  
15/8/2023
Ranger Walk 31 August 2023Thumbnail for article : Ranger Walk 31 August 2023
See poster for details..  
12/8/2023
Wick Players Panto Script Reading - Take PartThumbnail for article : Wick Players Panto Script Reading  - Take Part
See poster for details..  
3/8/2023
Really Wild Nursery Rhymes at Wick RiverThumbnail for article : Really Wild Nursery Rhymes at Wick River
See poster for details.