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22/1/2020
Year Long Community Research Report Now Available For Thurso, Wick and Rural CaithnessThumbnail for article : Year Long Community Research Report Now Available For Thurso, Wick and Rural Caithness
Three reports have been published following a year long project co-ordinated by Caithness Voluntary Group.   The reports cover Thurso, Wick and rural Caithness.  
22/1/2020
Still time to submit Your Cash Your Caithness applications - Deadline 2nd February
Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of £10,000.00, forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Sunday 2nd February 2020.   £10,000.00 of funding is available to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.  
20/1/2020
More Money Up For Grabs For Local Groups With Your Cash Your Caithness
The Highland Council took receipt of £9,497 from the old Caithness Partnership earlier in 2019 on condition that these funds were set aside and used in a Your Cash Your Caithness funding event.   The Highland Council have topped this amount up to £10,000 now to let the local community once again decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.  
20/1/2020
Up To £20,000 In Funding Available For LOCAL PROJECTSThumbnail for article : Up To £20,000 In Funding Available For LOCAL PROJECTS
Applications open from 21st January 2020.   Local charities and good causes are being encouraged to apply for funding of over £3 million that has been raised by the players of People's Postcode Lottery.  
19/1/2020
Annie Rose WK889 Gets Towed To Scrabster By Karen Jane WK36Thumbnail for article : Annie Rose WK889 Gets Towed To Scrabster By Karen Jane WK36
Early in the morning 19 January 2020 Annie Rose WK889 suffered a burst pipe whilst out fishing, causing the vessel to be inoperable.  Karen Jane WK36 came to her aid and safely towed her into Scrabster Harbour..  
18/1/2020
Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2018
Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2018 Articles now added at the link above Caithness Field Club Summer Programme 2018 - See below Field Club Activities during 2017 (by Tony Bradford) Botanical Report 2017 (by Francis and Margaret Higgins) Ranger Wildlife Notes 2017 (by Paul Castle) Strathmore Flora (contributed by Keith Gerry) Allan's Reminiscences (by Allan Abernethy) Place-names - Nottingham and Snottergill Burn (by George Watson) St Donnan - Patron Saint (by Audrey Munro) Thusater Dig (by Caithness Broch Project) Caithness Field Club Trips (by Anna Rogalski) Heads of Heroes (by Geoff Leet) Tale of a Carriage (by Tony Bradford).  
15/1/2020
Photos from the 2020 Caithness Maritime CalendarThumbnail for article : Photos from the 2020 Caithness Maritime Calendar
The photos by John Hay are from the 2020 Caithness Maritime Calendar showing some of the many boats either working locally or visiting.   See all 12 in the Photo Gallery above.  
13/1/2020
Early Learning and Childcare expansion
Families can now enrol children for funded places for August.   A nationwide public information campaign is encouraging families to enrol their children for funded early learning and childcare ahead of a major expansion this summer.  
13/1/2020
Volunteers helping tackle food bank misery
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has thanked compassionate community volunteers who are helping those facing hunger in Scotland.   Ms Sturgeon was in Kinross to express her gratitude to Broke not Broken, a volunteer-led project, which runs a food bank and advice hub offering people support before they end up in a crisis situation.  
12/1/2020
Green Health Events Stakeholder Engagement meetings
There will be two meetings on Wednesday 22 January 2020, one in the afternoon and another in the evening.  Hopefully people can make one or the other.  
9/1/2020
Safe Loading In Rough Seas at Gills Harbour Pentland FerriesThumbnail for article : Safe Loading In Rough Seas at Gills Harbour Pentland Ferries
With expert guidance from the crew of Pentland Ferries "Alfred" this lorry safely loads onto the ferry at Gills Harbour, Caithness, today (9 January 2019), for her crossing to St Margarets Hope.   Sea swells were evident, making the job even harder & causing the ferry to be delayed.  
Wick High Pupils Receive SQA Cyber Security AwardThumbnail for article : Wick High Pupils Receive SQA Cyber Security Award
In the second year of running in the SQA's Award in Cyber Security Fundamentals Wick High is delighted that 37 S3 pupils received the award.   After spending two months learning about cyber security threats and how to defend against them, pupils sat an exam that covered both the theory and practical elements of the course.  
6/1/2020
Wick Street Design Festival to help redesign Wick's High StreetThumbnail for article : Wick Street Design Festival to help redesign Wick's High Street
Wickers are being asked to help develop designs ideas to help improve the High Street.   Launched in October 2019, the Wick Street Design Project is a partnership project between Sustrans Scotland, The Highland Council, Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council and Local Councillors working on an ambitious collaborative project to re-design Wick High Street.  
5/1/2020
Catch It Bin It Kill It to beat the FluThumbnail for article : Catch It Bin It Kill It to beat the Flu
Adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene practices - to ‘Catch it.  Bin it.  
5/1/2020
Microchipping your pet is the best New Year's resolution you could makeThumbnail for article : Microchipping your pet is the best New Year's resolution you could make
The government and animal welfare charities urge pet owners to microchip their cats and dogs this New Year.   The government and leading animal welfare charities are urging pet owners to microchip their cats and dogs this New Year, to give them the best chance at being reunited if their pet gets lost or strays.  
3/1/2020
Wick Street Design FestivalThumbnail for article : Wick Street Design Festival
15 January 2020 Wick Heritage Museum Join us for Day 1 of the Wick Street Design Festival to celebrate Wick's heritage.  Free refreshments will be provided.  
2/1/2020
Cancer Support Group for Men (CSG4Men) Meeting Dates For 2020Thumbnail for article : Cancer Support Group for Men (CSG4Men) Meeting Dates For 2020
See the poster for the meeting dates in 2020..  
2/1/2020
Flow Country projects ends on a highThumbnail for article : Flow Country projects ends on a high
The Flow Country is one of our last wild places, stretching across Caithness and Sutherland in the far north of Scotland.  And it's a crucial spot in the battle against climate change - on the best and biggest peatland of its type in the world.