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20/2/2019
Family Fun Night and Activities At Dunnet BeachThumbnail for article : Family Fun Night and Activities At Dunnet Beach
So what do you do as a family in the dark evenings? Well here is an unusual activity night organised by the Highland Rangers that families can enjoy together.   Join the rangers for a family event in the dark at Dunnet Bay.  
18/2/2019
£2 million for Highland communities
Question Is it not ironic that funds are being disbursed via Scottish Government when at the same time local councils are making major cuts in third sector funding and education? --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Communities in the Highlands and Islands have been awarded more than £2 million to find new ways to improve people's lives and services.   The funding will benefit 22 community and third sector groups who will use the investment to deliver innovative and long-lasting projects which tackle inequality, poverty and support inclusion in the local community.  
11/2/2019
Caithness Astronomy Group Moon Watch Observing SessionsThumbnail for article : Caithness Astronomy Group Moon Watch Observing Sessions
Weather permitting there will be the opportunity to drop by and view the Moon through Caithness Astronomy Group telescopes at Thurso Riverside and Wick High School on the evening of Saturday 16th February.   7.00 - 8.00pm.  
30/1/2019
Thurso Community Fridge - You Can Help Give This Fund -raiser a wee pushThumbnail for article : Thurso Community Fridge - You Can Help Give This Fund -raiser a wee push
We're looking to establish a Community Fridge in Thurso - but we need you help to do it! There are currently 32 Community Fridges across the UK and their numbers are growing.  A Community Fridge is open to all and it's key aim is to minimise food waste in a community.  
11/1/2019
Caithness Voluntary Groups Awarded £183,296 To Combat PovertyThumbnail for article : Caithness Voluntary Groups Awarded £183,296 To Combat Poverty
Caithness Voluntary Group, in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project and Thurso Community Development Trust have been awarded 183,296 to employ the four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator.   The 12-month project will employ, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker.  
31/12/2018
Caithness Access Panel Report
Caithness Access panel meets monthly In the Pulteney Centre in Wick on the last Wednesday of the month between 12 - 2pm.   We are all volunteers and have a membership of over 20 who attend and also through our petition over 200 supporters of the group's aims.  
27/12/2018
Caithness Field Club Winter programme 2018 - 19
Thursday 29th November at 7:30pm: A talk by Roy Mackenzie on the Veteran's Tower, in the Smith Room at the Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 7:30pm in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso: A talk by Lydia Fensome on bygone bikes, illustrated by some in her own collection.   Saturday 9th February 2019: A walk, led by Joy and Tony, around Achvarasdal, to see the broch.  
John O'Groats Mill PhotosThumbnail for article : John O'Groats Mill Photos
See photo gallery link above..  
28/8/2018
FREE ACAS Training For Voluntary Groups With Staff
Tuesday 23rd October, 9.30am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick This course will cover: Discipline and grievance procedure Understand best practice in operating disciplinary and grievance procedures The right to be accompanied Define the principles required to hold a fair disciplinary interview.  Dealing with absences at work The training is suitable for line managers, committee members and directors.  
Budget Cuts Hit Caithness Voluntary Group and All Highland Third SectorThumbnail for article : Budget Cuts Hit Caithness Voluntary Group and All Highland Third Sector
Budget cuts are now hitting the voluntary third sector in Caithness and the rest of Highland.   Caithness Voluntary Group is member of the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) and they have been informed of a 13% cut in funding.  
28/7/2018
Wick Gala 2018Thumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2018
See all the photos in the gallery - link above..  
10/7/2018
Caithness Volunteering Summer 2018 NewsletterThumbnail for article : Caithness Volunteering Summer 2018 Newsletter
Check out the news at the link below http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/summer2018news.pdf.  
10/7/2018
Saltire Volunteering Awards In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Saltire Volunteering Awards In Caithness
Check out the newsletter for all the awards.   http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/saltireawards2018.pdf.  
19/6/2018
Midsummer Madness is BACK!Thumbnail for article : Midsummer Madness is BACK!
The second Summer extravaganza of entertainment from Thurso Town Improvements Association is just about here!.   We're throwing the biggest party we possibly can to celebrate how amazing our community are and we'd love for you to join us.".  
29/5/2018
Ranger Events In JuneThumbnail for article : Ranger Events In June
A few Ranger events in June.   See poster For many more Ranger events across Highland go to - https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/upcoming-events/ Don't forget about - Friday 1st June 2018 Area: Wick Foosum Fingers, outdoor messy play, Newtonhill croft forest Have you got a toddler that enjoys exploring outside? Come along for outdoor fun with multi-sensory play activities.  
13/4/2018
Pulteneytown People's Project Success In New Funding AwardThumbnail for article : Pulteneytown People's Project Success In New Funding Award
Pulteneytown People's Project has been successful in securing £149,295 over the next 3 years from the BIG Lottery Community Led Activity.   The funding will allow the organisation to continue to deliver existing activities and develop new ones within the community.  
11/4/2018
Caithness Community Partnership - Next Meeting Castletown 9th May 2018
The next Community Partnership meeting is on the 9th May from 4pm - 6pm in Castletown (venue yet to be confirmed) and all members of the public are invited to attend.   This will be a workshop style event and will be of particular interest to those living and working in the Castletown area as the locality plan covering that area will be discussed in a bit of detail.  
10/4/2018
Volunteering Caithness Spring 2018 NewsLetterThumbnail for article : Volunteering Caithness Spring 2018 NewsLetter
See the Spring Newsletter from the volunteering section of Caithness Voluntary Group HERE HERE HERE.  
Help To Make A Complaint About Health Services In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Help To Make A Complaint About Health Services In Caithness
Have you had problems with healthcare? Do you want to complain, but need someone to help you? Caithness Health Action Team have organised for Patient Advice and Support Service to come to Wick (am in the Norseman hotel) and Thurso (pm in the Pentland hotel) on the 17th April.   Contact: info@caithnesshealth.com Private message Caithness Health Action Team on Facebook Phone:07437340146 This service is confidential and by appointment..  
28/3/2018
Funding Information Event In Wick 24th April 2018Thumbnail for article : Funding Information Event In Wick 24th April 2018
FUNDING INFORMATION EVENT.   Tuesday 24th April 10.00am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick.