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5/2/2024
Completed Dry January? Reading Fiction Can Help Newly Sober Mothers Decide What's NextThumbnail for article : Completed Dry January? Reading Fiction Can Help Newly Sober Mothers Decide What's Next
More people in the UK have gone dry this January than ever before, so drinking, not drinking, and navigating a course between the two, is on many of our minds.   Many of those people are mothers.  
5/2/2024
Why You Should Train Your Cat - And How To Do ItThumbnail for article : Why You Should Train Your Cat - And How To Do It
The pandemic fuelled a rise in first-time pet owners and people adopting puppies and kittens.  While even inexperienced owners expect a new puppy will need some training, people rarely think the same applies to kittens.  
1/2/2024
Police Dog Tess enjoys retirement with owner IanThumbnail for article : Police Dog Tess enjoys retirement with owner Ian
Police Dog (PD) Tess retired from protecting the Dounreay site last summer and has been living at home with her former handler and now owner, PC Ian Disbury.   We asked Ian for the story behind Tess's career and what she is up to now in her well-earned retirement.  
Online Meetings And SecurityThumbnail for article : Online Meetings And Security
We are all used now with taking part in online meetings and these have been vital to enable us all to get on with our projects.   One issue that has arisen is around privacy.  
30/1/2024
Caithness Voluntary Group AGM 13 February 2024
The Caithness Voluntary Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 13th February 2024 at 7pm in Watten Village Hall.   AGM 2023 Agenda.  
29/1/2024
All At Sea - Exhibition Castletown HeritageThumbnail for article : All At Sea - Exhibition Castletown Heritage
See poster for details..  
29/1/2024
Young People Across The Highlands Are Encouraged To Register To Vote During Welcome To Your Vote Week
This week (29 January - 4 February 2024) is Welcome to Your Vote week which is the ideal time to start conversations with young people about democracy, politics, and all aspects of voting.   The Electoral Commission has created a set of online resources for young people, and those who work with them, to get the discussion started and help young people find out how to get and use their vote.  
27/1/2024
Metacub for Kids At Thurso Leisure CentreThumbnail for article : Metacub for Kids At Thurso Leisure Centre
Great news! Metacub for the kids is back this Friday 2nd Feb! See poster..  
26/1/2024
Refer A Friend For A Free Draw In One Year Membership Thumbnail for article : Refer A Friend For A Free Draw In One Year Membership
Every time your friends join highlife you'll be entered into a prize draw for a year's free membership! Share your highlife membership ID number with a friend for them to enter when creating an account to redeem.   Refer a friend: https://www.highlifehighland.com/join-high-life-highland/.  
24/1/2024
Veganuary's Impact Has Been Huge - Here Are The Stats To Prove ItThumbnail for article : Veganuary's Impact Has Been Huge - Here Are The Stats To Prove It
Since launching in 2014, Veganuary has boasted increasing sign-ups year on year.  But what's the evidence that the campaign that encourages people to adopt a vegan diet during January is really taking a bite out of the meat market?.  
20/1/2024
Local Care Home Get On Their Blue Suede ShoesThumbnail for article : Local Care Home Get On Their Blue Suede Shoes
Pentland View care home in Thurso was transformed into Blue Hawaii to mark what would have been Elvis Presley's 89th birthday on 8 January.   It is estimated that Elvis has sold over one billion records worldwide so to honour the undisputed King of Rock & Roll, the staff and residents enjoyed a fantastic day of music, fun and dancing.  
20/1/2024
Caithness Family History TalksThumbnail for article : Caithness Family History Talks
See poster.  
20/1/2024
Why You May Feel Depressed And Anxious When You're Ill - And How To Cope With It
Winter illnesses are all around us at the moment - from the common cold, COVID-19 and flu to strep throat and stomach bugs.  All have one thing in common: they can make you feel miserable.  
17/1/2024
Wick Butchers Harrolds Offers Free Home Delivery Due To Bad WeatherThumbnail for article : Wick Butchers Harrolds Offers Free Home Delivery Due To Bad Weather
With the wintery conditions causing problems for all kinds of transport today.  ❄️🥶 Get your butcher order delivered FREE of charge within the Wick area.  
17/1/2024
Join The RSPBs #biggardenbirdwatch 2024Thumbnail for article : Join The RSPBs #biggardenbirdwatch 2024
Last year's event (January 2023) saw a huge level of participation, with a staggering 9.1 million birds counted.  BUT...beneath the surface of these seemingly impressive numbers, lies a concerning situation for our winter visitors.  
17/1/2024
Golden Years Treat PostponedThumbnail for article : Golden Years Treat Postponed
See poster.  
16/1/2024
Caithness Voluntary Group are Moving To Help Reduce Running Costs
Some exciting news that CVG are moving premises.   After nearly 20 years at Telford house we will, from the start of April, be renting space at the Pulteney Centre in Wick.  
15/1/2024
Wick River Campsite - A Great Success For Wick Development TrustThumbnail for article : Wick River Campsite - A Great Success For Wick Development Trust
From Caithness Voluntary Group Facebook page about a great success for the volunteer run Wick Development Trust.   I thought I should do a post based on the recent post shared about the new facilities block at Wick River Campsite.  
15/1/2024
Wick Swimming Pool closing early today
Unfortunately our pools will close to the public from 8pm today due to staff shortages.   We will reopen at 7am Tuesday morning.  
15/1/2024
Ormlie Commcunity Association Agm For Today Cancelled
AGM CANCELLED TONIGHT.   We have decided to reschedule our AGM this evening due to the weather conditions.