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Wick Gala 2022 PhotosThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2022 Photos
Unfortunately Bill Was not able to attend the gala this year to take photos.   However thanks to Alistair Sinclair for sending his photos for a gallery.  
Cost of Living - Back To SchoolThumbnail for article : Cost of Living - Back To School
The cost of living crisis is impacting on everyone with the real likelihood that it will get worse this winter with more price increases.   The Caithness Poverty Action Group have been working to see what the community can do to help the most vulnerable.  
SSE Renewables Backs Highland Projects With £1.5m In Response To Climate EmergencyThumbnail for article : SSE Renewables Backs Highland Projects With £1.5m In Response To Climate Emergency
SSE Renewables has awarded more than £1.5 million to 20 ‘transformational' projects across the Highlands.   It comes in a bid to help communities respond to the climate emergency, with the projects ranging from decarbonising heat in community facilities in Golspie to the creation of active travel routes in Skye.  
A Night For The Gala From Wick PlayersThumbnail for article : A Night For The Gala From Wick Players
Thursday 28th July Wick Assembly Rooms.   See poster for details..  
Ranger Events in JulyThumbnail for article : Ranger Events in July
See poster.  
High Life Highland's libraries to provide technological support for people living with type 2 diabetes
iPads packed with information and support for people with type 2 diabetes will be available from High Life Highland libraries.   There is a growing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Scotland, and it is hoped technology, loaded with health information, access to online peer support, online education and helping people access appointments will improve people's access to the right healthcare.  
Nine Vegetables That Are Healthier For You When CookedThumbnail for article : Nine Vegetables That Are Healthier For You When Cooked
Raw food diets are a fairly recent trend, including raw veganism.  The belief being that the less processed food is, the better.  
Castlehill Heritage Centre Event 24 JuneThumbnail for article : Castlehill Heritage Centre Event 24 June
We have some different events coming up.   June 24th 1 PM to 4 PM we have a visit from the BBC.  
First ‘Here for Caithness' event proves to be a success
The first ‘Here for Caithness' event held in Wick last month has proved to be a success with a number of local services in attendance highlighting how they can support the local community.   A number of these events are planned for the area with the next one taking place on the 29 June, 10:00 - 14:00, at the North Coast Visitors Centre in Thurso.  
High Life Highland's School’s Out summer holiday programme is back
High Life Highland's popular Schools Out summer programme, with nearly 1,000 adventures for children, is back for the school holidays.  Children of all ages across the Highlands can enjoy activities from football to swimming, trampolining to mountain biking, outdoor activities and gadgets, books and crafts.  High Life Highland's Director of Sport and Leisure Douglas Wilby said, "We can't wait to welcome children to holiday activities keeping children active, engaged and inspired over the summer months.   "We've created some fantastic opportunities for people to book onto this year and the website is now open for you to have a look at all the activities aimed to help children make new friends, get active and encourage their creativity." The fun starts on 4 July and runs until mid-August.  
Modernising Breast Screening Services
Review of breast screening programme published.   A major review of Scotland's breast screening programme which makes 17 recommendations to strengthen and improve it has been published The report recommends ways to make the breast screening programme more accessible, resilient and sustainable, to drive improvements and build upon successful delivery of services.  
Sale at BB Hall ThursoThumbnail for article : Sale at BB Hall Thurso
See poster for details.   .  
Help Plant Wild Flowers At The John O'groats Mill PathThumbnail for article : Help Plant Wild Flowers At The John O'groats Mill Path
The coastal path from the Mill to John O'Groats Harbour has been much used since it was made in August last year.   Unfortunately time & weather prevented the sowing of wildflower seed in the Autumn, so now is the time! We've got the seed and need lots of volunteers to help sow it.  
Budapest Cafe Orchestra At Pulteney Centre Wick - A few tickets left for Tuesday 17th MayThumbnail for article : Budapest Cafe Orchestra At Pulteney Centre Wick - A few tickets left for Tuesday 17th May
The performance for tonight at Lyth is sold out but there are still a few tickets left for the Wick performance at Pulteney Centre on Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 7.30pm BCO play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.   The Budapest Cafe Orchestra was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances.  
Unexpected Garden From Lyth ArtsThumbnail for article : Unexpected Garden From Lyth Arts
The garden will start touring later this month, see a list of dates below.   With exciting plans for families, schools, gigs and more, keep your eyes peeled for further information! John O'Groats | Sat 28 May - Sat 18 June.  
Do These Three Popular Anti-ageing Skincare Ingredients Work? Here's What The Evidence SaysThumbnail for article : Do These Three Popular Anti-ageing Skincare Ingredients Work? Here's What The Evidence Says
For people looking to press pause on ageing, it hasn't always been as easy as it is today.  Throughout history people have used all sorts of outlandish anti-ageing skincare techniques - such as bathing in donkey's milk as Cleopatra supposedly did, or applying mercury directly to the skin, as the Elizabethans did.  
Caithness Castles And Other Fortified Buildings - Now AvailableThumbnail for article : Caithness Castles And Other Fortified Buildings - Now Available
A Genealogical History and Guide to the Strongholds and Lairds Houses of the County of Caithness in the Northern Highlands of Scotland by Michael J Gunn.   This book recounts the histories and family connections of more than one hundred Caithness strongholds.