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Christmas Fun Day 2012 At WickThumbnail for article : Christmas Fun Day 2012 At Wick
Wick got Christmas going with the annual Fun Day.   Christmas Carols from Wick Choral, Jolly tunes from Pentland Brass with comic action from Wick Players.  
Fit's in 'e Groat 'e day - Friday 23rd November 2012
A fast look by Noel Donaldson at the John O'Groat Journal for Friday 23rd November 2012.   If you are short of time catch the main items in brief.  
Highland Council Services in BSLThumbnail for article : Highland Council Services in BSL
Videos explaining several Highland council services are now available at the Highland Councilís British Sign Language (BSL).   Access to Highland Council Services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing has recently been improved with the introduction of information provided in British Sign Language (BSL) on the Councilís website.  
A new local radio service comes to Lochbroom
The long-established Lochbroom FM radio station based in Ullapool has linked up with Gairloch-based Two Lochs Radio to provide a new local radio service for the area.  At the same time Lochbroom FM will continue to develop an online Internet-only radio service from its Ullapool studio.  
Do any Of Your Ash Trees Have DiebackThumbnail for article : Do any Of Your Ash Trees Have Dieback
Steve Scott, Area Director for the Forestry Commission, shows how to spot the tell-tale signs of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea), the disease currently threatening Britain's native ash trees.  Shot on location at Wayland Wood in Norfolk, courtesy of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  
Snaring Legislation To Come Into Force
All snaring operators will need to undergo a training course and to use a unique identification number on their snares under new legislation.   The change in legislation applies to all snares and snaring operators who currently use snares as a means of pest and predator control including farmers, crofters, gamekeepers, and greenkeepers on golf courses.  
Carr Gomm Recruiting In Caithness and Other AreasThumbnail for article : Carr Gomm Recruiting In Caithness and Other Areas
We are looking for Relief Support Assistants in the following localities: Skye & Lochalsh; Nairn, Ardersier, Badenoch & Strathspey; Inverness; Lochaber; Caithness; Mid and West Ross; East Ross.   Relief Support Assistant/ £6.95 per hour plus paid annual leave.  
Focusing On Highlandís Most Disadvantaged Areas
Community and third sector organisations are being invited by The Highland Council to submit applications for the Councilís 2013 Deprived Area Fund.   Applications will be welcomed for projects that will help communities to develop activities aimed at improving quality of life and regenerating communities.  
Minister to give evidence on ash dieback disease.
The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee will take evidence on the management of ash dieback disease in Scotland from the Scottish Government Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse, at its meeting on Wednesday 28 November.   Convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Rob Gibson MSP said, ďAsh Dieback is a serious disease threatening ash trees in Scotland and the UK.  
Old Buildings in Caithness - New Photo GalleryThumbnail for article : Old Buildings in Caithness - New Photo Gallery
There are a number of places that record old buildings in Scotland and we thought it would be a good idea to draw together them into a photo gallery here on   Bill has begun to take photos of more old buildings to add to photos already on the site and to draw together some already in part of the site so they are easy to find in one place.  
Bower Busy Bees Get Active With New Go-KartsThumbnail for article : Bower Busy Bees Get Active With New Go-Karts
All smiles as the Bower Busy Bees show off their new go-karts.  The go-karts were funded through MFR Cash for Kids and will encourage the youngsters to get active even in the poorer winter weather.  
Road Safety Advice - Winter Conditions
Below are some important tips being offered by Police.   During the winter months, road conditions can be extremely difficult and dangerous.  
Achieving a fairer deal for Internet shoppers
A campaign spearheaded by The Highland Council to win a fairer deal for consumers over delivery charges for goods bought on the internet.   This is especially for those living in remote communities, is continuing to produce beneficial outcomes for consumers.  
Donít Give Fire A Home This Winter
A map showing where house fires took place across Scotland over the last year has been unveiled at the launch of an annual fire safety campaign.   The ĎScotlandís Hottest Postcodesí map reveals that while the highest concentration of house fires in 2011-12 were centred around built-up areas such as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, house fires affect homes throughout Scotland.  
Waste management review
A review is to be made of The Highland Councilís waste management strategy to ensure the Council meets its new statutory requirements under the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012.   The new regulations and the Zero Waste Policy require the Council to.  
Salt supplies at maximum levels in readiness for winterThumbnail for article : Salt supplies at maximum levels in readiness for winter
Salt supplies in the Highlands are at maximum levels as The Highland Council prepares for the winter.  Stocks stand at 67,300 tonnes.  
Fire At Ormlie Industrial Estate - From The AirThumbnail for article : Fire At Ormlie Industrial Estate - From The Air
A fire that broke out at Ormlie Industrial Estate, Thurso, Caithness about midday on Saturday 3rd November 2012 was brought under control by firefighters from Thurso and Wick.   Four tenders were at the scene of the fire.  
North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing MatchThumbnail for article : North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing Match
Photos from North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing Match..  
New Community Section now under construction
Our new Community Section is now under construction.   We will be using this new section for all of the news and community groups that do not currently fit into our Business, Arts and Sports indexes.  
Motor Cycle Funerals Firm Visits WickThumbnail for article : Motor Cycle Funerals Firm Visits Wick
A visit to Wick for an unusual hearse.   Ten years ago in 2002 Reverend Paul Sinclair founded Motorcycle Funerals Limited, Britain's first ever motorcycle hearse service.