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Highland Education Stars Sought For National Awards
Nominations open for Scottish Education Awards 2013.   The search has started for the Highlands’ brightest education stars as local people are called upon to nominate top teaching professionals and schools in the area for recognition at the Scottish Education Awards 2013.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Children's Choir Sing Christmas songs At Tesco, WickThumbnail for article : Caithness And North Sutherland Children's Choir Sing Christmas songs At Tesco, Wick
Shoppers were greeted today with a wide range of delightful Christmas songs by the members of the Caithness and North Sutherland Children's Choir.   The songs ranged from Christmas Carols to popular songs from tv and film all with an appropriate seasonal theme.  
Caithness Groups Among ICANN AwardsThumbnail for article : Caithness Groups Among ICANN Awards
Caithness and Sutherland nurseries celebrate awards for children’s communication.   Staff from north Highland nurseries and playgroups have recently received awards for their organisations from I CAN the Early Talk Scheme run by the national charity for children with speech and language difficulties.  
Highland School Closures Online Launched As Winter ArrivesThumbnail for article : Highland School Closures Online Launched As Winter Arrives
With the onset of wintry conditions, The Highland Council has launched a new school closure page on its website to supplement its school closures telephone information service.   School Closures Online is prominently featured on the home page of the Council’s web site to advise parents and pupils if local schools have been closed due to adverse weather conditions.  
Whyte Sisters From Caithness Complete LejogThumbnail for article :  Whyte Sisters From Caithness Complete Lejog
CAITHNESS sisters Seren Whyte 23 and Elise Whyte 21 have completed the LeJog Land’s End to John O’ Groats classic car reliability challenge, in their Mini Cooper.  They were among the first arrivals to complete the popular route and met up, today, with other drivers who stopped off at Wick's former Haldanes car park where their cars were driven onto low-loaders for the return journey south.  
New Scheme to Tackle Litter at Schools In Highland
The Highland Council awarded £24,000 to trial new project to prevent littering in the Highlands.   A new project led by The Highland Council to prevent littering around 10 secondary schools in the Highlands is set to take place thanks to funding awarded by Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Government-backed body set up to help Scotland reduce waste, recycle more, and use resources sustainably.  
Real Christmas Trees Sale 8th December - Newtonhill CroftThumbnail for article : Real Christmas Trees Sale 8th December - Newtonhill Croft
Take the kids to see Santa in his Grotto at Newtonhill Croft and pick up a real Christmas Tree..  
Funding For Voluntary Groups
This issue of Funding Extra includes information provided by Grants Online. Register to use First Funding Stop - info on 1000+ Government, Lottery, charitable trust and other funds available on a European, national, regional and local basis.  
Drink Drive Campaign Will Be Enforced Hard This YearThumbnail for article : Drink Drive Campaign Will Be Enforced Hard This Year
Police vow to use all resources at their disposal to catch drink drivers as Festive Safety campaign kicks off.   Whilst senior officers support any plans to reduce the drink drive limit the message is that those who plan to get behind the wheel should not drink any alcohol at all.  
4 and a half hours tae Thurso townThumbnail for article : 4 and a half hours tae Thurso town
A wee song about a Truck drivers thoughts on the road from Perth to Thurso, with poetic license of course.   Words 4 and a half hours tae Thurso town 4 and a half hours tae Thurso.  
Chill Out - Caithness: Loin de la lumièreThumbnail for article : Chill Out - Caithness: Loin de la lumière
Dim the lights - sip a dram or glass of sherry and lie back and relax to this video..  
ERI External Seminar, 6th DecemberThumbnail for article : ERI External Seminar, 6th December
We are delighted to invite you all to the latest ERI seminar, this coming Thursday (6th December) at the Environmental Research Institute, Castle Street, at 5.15pm.   Professor Phil Whitfield, from the UHI Centre for Health Studies, will be talking to us on the subject of “Weighing-Up Your Options: The Application of Mass Spectrometry in Biology and Medicine”.  
Keiss Primary School Christmas FayreThumbnail for article : Keiss Primary School Christmas Fayre
KEISS primary school got into the festive spirit at its annual Christmas fayre which also attracted a big crowd and raised cash for school funds..  
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund October 2012 Grant Awards Thumbnail for article : Caithness & North Sutherland Fund October 2012 Grant Awards
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund recently awarded its 4th round of grants for 2012.   Six community groups were awarded funding totalling over £114k for community projects that help to improve the attractiveness of their area as a place to live, work and invest.  
Speeding Motorists To Be Targeted At Highland Schools
Northern Constabulary are conducting targeted speed check in the vicinity of each of the 29 secondary schools within the highland Council area.  This activity is as a direct result of feedback that officers received at the recent Highland Youth Voice Conference at Badaguish.  
First National Celebration Of Reading
Scotland’s first ever national celebration of reading is happening this week.   From 26 November until December 2, Book Week Scotland is encouraging everyone in the country, of all ages and with all interests, to embark or continue on a reading journey.  
Extending The Challenge
Young people will be at the heart of the transition to the low carbon economy, Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse said today.   The minister said that the actions of today’s young people and the way this generation live their lives will have a huge bearing on Scotland’s ability to meet ambitious climate change targets of an 80 per cent reduction in emissions by 2050.  
Locals invited to SNH reception
Local people in and around Caithness are being invited to an evening reception by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso, at 7pm on Wednesday 5 December.   Scottish Natural Heritage is the Scottish Government's advisor on the management, enjoyment, understanding and sustainable use of Scotland’s wildlife, natural habitats and landscape.  
Viking Sites Lead the Way in Global Treasure Hunt
Highland Council are part of an innovative new tourism initiative linking sites in Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, Orkney, Highland, and the Isle of Man.   The Thing Sites GeoTour, which launched last week, the first outside the American Continent and has been developed as part of the EU Northern Periphery Programme funded THING Project.  
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.