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10/11/2023
The Elves And The Shoemaker - Thurso PlayersThumbnail for article : The Elves And The Shoemaker - Thurso Players
See poster for details..  
8/11/2023
Nature The Winner As Set-aside Area Of Highland Capital Bustling With WildlifeThumbnail for article : Nature The Winner As Set-aside Area Of Highland Capital Bustling With Wildlife
Highland Council's continued commitment to biodiversity has been rewarded with plants and mammals thriving in a set-aside area of Inverness.   Boswell Park is an area of grassland, in which the Council has deliberately reduced grass cutting frequency for biodiversity purposes.  
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7/11/2023
Friends Of The North Baths Received Funding For Picnic Benches, Seats And Maintenance Equipment Through The Caithness Community FundThumbnail for article : Friends Of The North Baths Received Funding For Picnic Benches, Seats And Maintenance Equipment Through The Caithness Community Fund
More than 20 groups in Caithness are benefiting from the second round of awards from ScottishPower Renewables' Halsary Windfarm Community Benefit Fund, which is set to deliver £3.75 million locally over the next 24 years.   A total of £59,688.43 has been committed to 15 projects through the Caithness Community Fund.  
7/11/2023
Funding Opportunity - Music for All - Community Project Funding
At the Music For All Charity they believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to play music.  They make grants available to address the musical needs of community music groups and educational organisations.  
7/11/2023
New Members Wanted For Local Access Forums
The Highland Council is looking for new members to fill vacancies on the six local outdoor access forums in Caithness, Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty, Inverness & Nairn, Skye & Lochalsh and Lochaber.  There are currently at least 2 vacancies on each group.  
7/11/2023
Funding Opportunity - Canoe Foundation
The Foundation supports projects that increase access to canoeing.  Specifically, they are looking to fund: Launch and landing platforms, ramps or steps.  
6/11/2023
Funding Opportunities From Caithness Funds UpdatedThumbnail for article : Funding Opportunities From Caithness Funds Updated
There have been a growing number of funds available to groups in Caithness in recent years with more to come as more wind farms come on stream.   The problem for anyone looking for funding is where to start.  
1/11/2023
Highland Young Musicians set to have their first full orchestra since pre-Covid led by new local Conductor Thumbnail for article : Highland Young Musicians set to have their first full orchestra since pre-Covid led by new local Conductor
Formal invitations for all Highland Young Musician groups have reached nearly 250 young People ahead of the annual rehearsal calendar starting from Saturday 4th November.   It is expected that the total membership numbers will be over 200 this year, populating the six music groups: Highland Youth Big Band, Highland Regional Youth Orchestra, Highland Youth Wind Band, Highland Youth Choir, Highland Youth String Orchestra, and ‘Snas (Ceilidh band).  
1/11/2023
Words On The Wind - Flim and Poetry by George GunnThumbnail for article : Words On The Wind  - Flim and Poetry by George Gunn
At Lyth Arts Centre Friday 10th November 2023 at 7.00pm.   "Words On The Wind" is a film about Caithness featuring the people of Caithness and the poetry of Caithness.  
1/11/2023
Creative Writing Workshops At Lyth Arts Centre Starting ThursdayThumbnail for article : Creative Writing Workshops At Lyth Arts Centre Starting Thursday
Join local artist Andrea Wotherspoon for some Creative Writing Workshops here at LAC! Andrea Wotherspoon (she/her) is a writer based in Thurso.  Her short stories have been published in The People's Friend, Woman's Weekly and Take a Break Fiction Feast.  
23/10/2023
Community-led Designs For Wick Lanes To Be RevealedThumbnail for article : Community-led Designs For Wick Lanes To Be Revealed
Designs based on the community's ideas for transforming some of the lanes connected to Wick High Street will be revealed at an event in the town in November.   The Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council and The Highland Council successfully applied for Sustrans Scotland's Pocket Places Programme funding to improve the area.  
11/10/2023
New Fiddle Teacher In CaithnessThumbnail for article : New Fiddle Teacher In Caithness
Daniel Ferguson is the latest teacher in Caithness to offer music lessons for the violin.   For beginners and intermediate players.  
11/10/2023
Winners Of The High Life Highland Countryside Rangers ‘wildflower Poetry Competition' AnnouncedThumbnail for article : Winners Of The High Life Highland Countryside Rangers ‘wildflower Poetry Competition' Announced
As part of both the Google Classroom and in-person Wildflower Schools Project delivered by the High Life Highland Countryside Rangers team, Primary School pupils from across the Highlands were invited to create a poem about wildflowers in English or Gaelic.   The competition opened for entries in April this year and encouraged Young Writers to submit their poems about any element of wildflowers as taught by local Rangers, from the Google Classroom, or from their own research and experiences.  
8/10/2023
Exhibition At Castletown Heritage - Castlehill House And Estate 1770 -1967Thumbnail for article : Exhibition At Castletown Heritage - Castlehill House And Estate 1770 -1967
At Castlehill we now have our new exhibition up and running.  The title of the exhibition is "Castlehill House and Estate 1770 -1967".  
Families Were Crammed Together 'Like Herring In A Barrel' During Wick Fishing BoomThumbnail for article : Families Were Crammed Together 'Like Herring In A Barrel' During Wick Fishing Boom
Wick's herring-fishing boom is considered to have been a time of great prosperity for the town - but those living in unsanitary conditions in the streets around the harbour faced a daily struggle with poverty, overcrowding and disease.   The hardships endured by families crammed "cheek by jowl" in the Lower Pulteneytown area have been highlighted by Caithness poet and playwright George Gunn in a new recording for Wick Voices, the oral history section of the Wick Society.  
5/10/2023
Association of Northern Trails Scotland AGM 2023
Please note that this year's AGM will take place at the Norseman Hotel in Wick on Thursday 26th October 2023, at 7pm.   For those unable to attend in person, there will be an opportunity to attend online via Zoom.  
4/10/2023
6 Caithness Groups Among Highland Organisations To Benefit From Community Regeneration Funding Towards Revenue Projects
A funding boost of nearly £1million of revenue investment is set to benefit rural areas across Highland.   The Highland Strategic Local Action Group who met during September, considered, and agreed funding for revenue projects submitted to the first round of the 2023/24 Community Regeneration Fund.  
2/10/2023
Halloween Mask MakingThumbnail for article : Halloween Mask Making
See poster for details.   Note change of venue..  
27/9/2023
Let's Talk About Play! Council Asking For Children's Input To Play Park Strategy
The Highland Council is in the process of developing a Playpark Strategy and would love children to be at the heart of the conversation.   To steer its strategy in the right direction the Council would like to find out how children want to play in the future and what they want to see in their local playparks.  
25/9/2023
Caithness Groups Get Lottery Awards
A number of groups in Caithness were on a long list of Scottish awards from the lottery.   Caithness KLICS (SCIO) Medium Grants Scotland: Improving Lives £76,763 Highland The group will use the funding to offer a range of activities for young carers, including weekly group sessions and after school sessions to reduce stress and provide respite bringing some normality into their lives.