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16/3/2020
Charity welcomes TV licence fee delay for over-75s, but says it does not go far enough
Age Scotland has welcomed the BBC's decision to continue to allow free TV licences for all over-75s, but said eight weeks is not long enough.   The BBC announced today (Monday 16th March) it would delay TV licence fee changes for the over-75s until August 1 in light of the coronavirus situation.  
13/3/2020
Caithness Science Festival - Some Cancellations Due To Coronavirus Advice
Caithness International Science Festival - Family Fun Day Cancelled, Saturday 21 st March 2020 Science O3 are disappointed to announce that due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and considering current advice from The Scottish Government, the committee have taken the decision to cancel the Caithness International Science.   Tonight's Caithness Astronomy Group event will be modified, as the presenter can no longer attend.  
11/3/2020
Coronavirus fears for Scotland's 800,000 carers
Contingency plans are lacking say campa igners, leading many fearing to venture outdoors .   Thousands of carers fear coronavirus could render them unable to support their loved ones and are desperately calling on the Scottish Government for help.  
11/3/2020
Charity conferences cancelled over coronavirus
Third Force News article 10 March 2020.   Diabetes UK and the Microbiology Society will not go ahead with planned events in Scotland.  
11/3/2020
Advice issued for charities on coronavirus outbreak
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) - Adviceon Corona Virus Co-vid - 19.   Scotland's third sector organisations should put health first when making decisions around coronavirus.  
11/3/2020
Wick Easter Sports CampThumbnail for article : Wick Easter Sports Camp
See poster for details..  
10/3/2020
Caithness Community ChorusThumbnail for article : Caithness Community Chorus
See poster..  
Sight Action's Short Sharp Campaign Success To Be Celebrated With Supporter Rhoda Grant MSPThumbnail for article : Sight Action's Short Sharp Campaign Success To Be Celebrated With Supporter Rhoda Grant MSP
Sight Action asks MSP Rhoda Grant to co-host thank you reception for clients and politicians who campaigned to save an established model of support services delivered by Sight Action.   A THANK YOU reception is being thrown for clients and politicians who campaigned to save an established model of support services Sight Action delivers.  
Sight Action campaigner Rhoda Grant ‘delighted' NHS Highland has backtracked over plans to discontinueThumbnail for article : Sight Action campaigner Rhoda Grant ‘delighted' NHS Highland has backtracked over plans to discontinue
Sight Action campaigner Rhoda Grant ‘delighted' NHS Highland has backtracked over plans to see its alliance with Sight Action severed.   MSP Rhoda Grant has said she is ‘delighted' that NHS Highland has back-tracked over plans to see its successful and long-standing alliance with Sight Action severed.  
9/3/2020
SIX PROJECTS BENEFIT FROM OVER £85K IN CNS FUND LATEST FUNDING
Six community projects are to benefit from over £85k of funding following the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant awards.   CNSFund Chairperson David Glass said "Our latest grant awards helps to support a wide range of projects including initiatives that focus on delivering social improvements.  
9/3/2020
Child Protection TrainingThumbnail for article : Child Protection Training
COURSE INFO This workshop replaces 'In Safe Hands 1 & 2'.  The workshop is suitable for individuals responsible for leading their club or organisation in the wellbeing and protection of children and young people.  
8/3/2020
Bob A Job In Thurso
BoB a JoB in March For 1st Thurso Boys' Brigade Do you have any jobs that need done then get in touch and we will let you know if we can do it.o Cleaning outside, removing garden rubbish and sweeping your paths, window cleaning, help with technology, recycle trips etc Donations for the work Contact Johanna Geddes 07811 767950.  
7/3/2020
Munsary in Caithness - Plantlife's largest and wildest nature reserveThumbnail for article : Munsary in Caithness - Plantlife's largest and wildest nature reserve
In the far north of Scotland lies Plantlife's largest and wildest nature reserve.  This year, we're sending you regular updates from this extraordinary place.  
6/3/2020
British Science Week 6th - 15th March 2020Thumbnail for article : British Science Week 6th  - 15th March 2020
The Caithness Science Festival is up and running but if you do not live in Caithness then perhaps there are other events closer to you.   The British Science Festival Week web site lists them.  
5/3/2020
Pentland Venture Returning To Wick After 3 Week MaintenanceThumbnail for article : Pentland Venture Returning To Wick After 3 Week Maintenance
The John O'Groats Ferry Pentland Venture entering Wick Harbour this afternoon 5 March 2020.   She has just returned from a 3 week Maintenance Period in Fraserburgh which included a fresh coat of paint..  
4/3/2020
Five amazing facts about your brainThumbnail for article : Five amazing facts about your brain
This article is republished under Creative Commons from the The Conversation web site.  Author - Adam Taylor - Professor and Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre, Lancaster University --------------------------------- Our brain is the most complex organ in the body.  
Caithness Interneational Science Festival 2020Thumbnail for article : Caithness Interneational Science Festival 2020
Caithness International Science Festival 2020 will run from Monday 2nd - Saturday 21st March and includes a public and schools programme, culminating in the Family Fun Day.  Attendees can expect to hear about space exploration, virtual reality, climate change, future fuels, exotic animals, robotics and much more at these exciting and interactive events.  
1/3/2020
Successful Groups In Your Cash Your Caithness
A very interesting set of presentations from 25 Caithness groups who carryout work for the county on a voluntary basis.   The event was held at Thurso High School on Saturday 29th February 2020.  
24/2/2020
Caithness Group Removes 4 Tons of Plastic Already This Year
4 Tons.  That's the amount of plastic that has been picked up THIS YEAR by Caithness Beach Cleans.  
21/2/2020
Mobile screen exposure can lead to poor sleepThumbnail for article : Mobile screen exposure can lead to poor sleep
Report highlights impact on young people's mental health.   Mobile phone use at night time is having a negative impact on young people's sleep and mental wellbeing according to a newly published report.