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Dunnet Beach Clean - Can You Spare an HourThumbnail for article : Dunnet Beach Clean - Can You Spare an Hour
See poster for details..  
27/3/2019
New look Baby Box ready for Mother's DayThumbnail for article : New look Baby Box ready for Mother's Day
Uptake jumps to 96% as 80,000 deliveries made to parents.   The new Baby Box design, created by a team of children and young people, has been unveiled.  
25/3/2019
Dunnet Forestry Trust Bids To Take Ownership Of The ForestThumbnail for article : Dunnet Forestry Trust Bids To Take Ownership Of The Forest
A Letter sent to members of the Dunnet Forestry Trust IMPORTANT NEWS - PROPOSAL FOR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP OF DUNNET FOREST March 2019 Dear Member, Dunnet Forestry Trust has launched a proposal to take ownership of Dunnet Forest on behalf of the community.  Currently the forest is owned by Scottish Natural Heritage and leased to the Trust.  
23/3/2019
Caithness Science Festival 2019 Fun DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2019 Fun Day
Big crowds turned out to see the fun day at the Caithness Science Festival 2019.   The science festival has grown each year since its inception 17 years ago.  
22/3/2019
Mapping Thurso - Asking the Community What Needs to Be ImprovedThumbnail for article : Mapping Thurso - Asking the Community What Needs to Be Improved
Thurso Development Officer, Joan Lawrie has been running a series of community consultation since taking up post with Caithness Voluntary Group under the Scottish Government funded Aspiring Communities programme in January.  Joan has been speaking to users of Ormlie Community Association, Caithness Citizen's Advice Bureau, Thurso Community Cafe and speaking to various groups existing in the town.  
21/3/2019
Old St Peters Kirk - Graveyard SurveyThumbnail for article : Old St Peters Kirk - Graveyard Survey
Old St.  Peter's Kirk Preservation Association and Historic Environment Scotland are teaming up to hold a two day workshop on how to survey and formally record the graveyard and gravestones.  
21/3/2019
Prize Winners at Science Festival Art CompetitionThumbnail for article : Prize Winners at Science Festival Art Competition
Sorry about low resolution photo..  
21/3/2019
Dunnet Beach Clean - Saturday 6th AprilThumbnail for article : Dunnet Beach Clean - Saturday 6th April
See poster for details..  
17/3/2019
Hetty Munro's War Diaries by Elizabeth Rintoul - July 1942 - February 1943
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6.   The following extracts from the War Diary of the late Henrietta Munro of Thurso come from the North Highland Archive and are published with their permission.  
16/3/2019
History of Cabrelli‘s Cafe at the Camps in Wick by Lyndall LeetThumbnail for article : History of Cabrelli‘s Cafe at the Camps in Wick by Lyndall Leet
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2010 Vol 7 No 6.   Early in the 20th century, Italian-owned cafes, ice cream parlours and chip shops spread through- out Scotland, run by enterprising immigrants, who saw Scotland as a land of opportunity, at a time when work was scarce in their own country.  
15/3/2019
Caithness Model Club Annual ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Annual Show
Great day out for all the family.   6 and 7th April 2019.  
14/3/2019
New edition of NHS Scotland's guide to pregnancy, labour and birthThumbnail for article : New edition of NHS Scotland's guide to pregnancy, labour and birth
A popular resource for pregnant women and their families has been updated to include the latest information on perinatal mental health support.   A refreshed edition of Scotland's ‘Ready Steady Baby' publication was launched today by Minister for Public Health Joe FitzPatrick.  
28/2/2019
Ranger Events In MarchThumbnail for article : Ranger Events In March
See poster for a number of events from the Ranger service..  
28/2/2019
Green Health Benefits - Help Identify All Opportunities In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Green Health Benefits - Help Identify All Opportunities In Caithness
With spring around the corner we will be looking forward to some nice weather and more daylight to enable us to get outside more.   There is more and more evidence that making more use of local green spaces and natural places can help guard against and manage key health issues such as depression, coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and dementia.  
26/2/2019
New Hospital At Aviemore Finally Goes To Planning Stage But How Long Will Caithness Redesign Take?
With respect to the new hospital at Aviemore Dr Boyd Peters said "We have been on this journey since 2012 and the land purchase is a significant step towards securing much needed modern healthcare facilities for the population of Badenoch and Strathspey" After seven years it finally reaches the planning stage so that must mean yet another two or even three years until its on the ground and working.   In Caithness redesign of health services has been going on and on for several years and recently we have the early stages of a "hub" idea being promoted.  
23/2/2019
Walks In March 2019Thumbnail for article : Walks In March 2019
For anyone wondering what they are like: Basically we walk, stop, look, discuss the scenery and history of the things we are looking at, walk on a bit, stop for lunch, eat some homemade biscuits (these are also free), walk on again, repeat.  These are not aimed at stomping along the cliffs trying to break records and we walk as fast as the slowest (or most scenery fixated) walker.  
22/2/2019
NHS Highland Announces New Date For Annual ReviewThumbnail for article : NHS Highland Announces New Date For Annual Review
NHS Highland's annual review has been rescheduled for Tuesday 09 April 2019.  It will be held in the Centre for Health Science, Inverness with Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, in attendance.  
21/2/2019
MSP raises the case of Caithness twins' mother and why air ambulance wasn’t initially called
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has raised with the First Minister why the air ambulance was not initially called when a Caithness mother went into labour at 30 weeks with twins.   At First Minister's Questions today, Mrs Grant told Nicola Sturgeon the woman had bravely shared her experience of giving birth under the current maternity provisions in Caithness.  
21/2/2019
Dunbeath Strath Walk With The RangersThumbnail for article : Dunbeath Strath Walk With The Rangers
Enjoy a gorgeous spring-time walk up the Dunbeath Strath.   Follow the river through the hazel & birch woods and up onto Cnoc na Maranaich to take in amazing views.  
20/2/2019
Caithness International Science Festival 2019Thumbnail for article : Caithness International Science Festival 2019
Events - The Physics of Mountaineering Mon 4th March, Norseman Hotel Wick, 7pm.Alison McLure from the Institute of Physics talks about the science behind mountain safety and mountain rescue.  Tea and coffee and chat to Dr McLure after.