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6/8/2020
Green Health Packs to benefit environment and boost wellbeing across CaithnessThumbnail for article : Green Health Packs to benefit environment and boost wellbeing across Caithness
Green Health Packs have been bagged and are being distributed to community groups in a project that will bring environmental benefits across Caithness while also boosting people's wellbeing.   Caithness Voluntary Group has assembled 450 packs with help from volunteers and staff at Pulteneytown People's Project in Wick, while Caithness Rural Transport has helped get them distributed.  
5/8/2020
Police Scotland - BSL Coronavirus MessageThumbnail for article : Police Scotland - BSL Coronavirus Message
A message regarding coronavirus and hate crime signed in British Sign Language with open captions from Police Scotland..  
5/8/2020
Support For Working Families Affected By Coronavirus Given An Extra Boost
Families who benefit from government funded childcare support were given a boost today as the Government announced that they would not lose out due to COVID-19.   Working parents or carers, who are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare but have temporarily fallen below the minimum income requirement as a result of the pandemic, will continue to receive financial support until 31 October 2020 Critical workers who may exceed the income threshold for the 2020-21 tax year, as a result of working more to play a vital role in tackling the coronavirus pandemic, will continue to receive support this tax year.  
5/8/2020
BRANSTON RACES AGAINST THE CLOCK IN A BID TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYSThumbnail for article : BRANSTON RACES AGAINST THE CLOCK IN A BID TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
PERTHSHIRE POTATO supplier Branston is planning to virtually travel around the world in 80 days to support its charity of the year Rachel House, which is run by Children's Hospices Across Scotland.   Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the spud supplier had to cancel its fundraising events this year including its big annual 100-mile sponsored cycle.  
4/8/2020
What uncertainty does the Covid-19 Outbreak bring to pregnant women?Thumbnail for article : What uncertainty does the Covid-19 Outbreak bring to pregnant women?
Even in normal circumstances, pregnancy can feel incredibly daunting.  Bringing new life into the world is an incredible experience but expecting mums can often feel anxious and unprepared.  
23/7/2020
Spotted At Scrabster Harbour Today - A Ship Flying The Union Jack Flag Upside DownThumbnail for article : Spotted At Scrabster Harbour Today - A Ship Flying The Union Jack Flag Upside Down
German registered chemical Tanker "Antares" alongside at Scrabster Harbour today.  The vessel is in theory committing "Lèse-Majeste" (to do wrong to majesty) by flying the Union Flag upside down.  
23/7/2020
Temporary Closure Of The Coghill Bridges In WickThumbnail for article : Temporary Closure Of The Coghill Bridges In Wick
Upgrading work is to be carried out on the Coghill Bridges.   Check the dates when the bridges will be closed..  
23/7/2020
Test And Protect: Self-isolate If Contacted By NHS ScotlandThumbnail for article : Test And Protect: Self-isolate If Contacted By NHS Scotland
If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, NHS Scotland will get in touch and ask you to self-isolate for 14 days.   It's crucial that you do, to stop the virus spreading, and to protect each other and the progress we have made.  
10/7/2020
Why it's better to give to a food bank now than three months agoThumbnail for article : Why it's better to give to a food bank now than three months ago
Food banks in the UK reported that demand had tripled in March this year as the coronavirus lockdown threw millions out of work.  Many food banks faced an urgent need for money to buy extra food and launched appeals through crowdfunding websites.  
1/7/2020
CASWA Fighting Domestic AbuseThumbnail for article : CASWA Fighting Domestic Abuse
CASWA covers Caithness and Sutherland and provides support to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse..  
30/6/2020
Sir John Square, Thurso - Community TakeoverThumbnail for article : Sir John Square, Thurso - Community Takeover
This year, due to lock down, Highland Council have been unable to plant the usual, beautiful floral displays in Sir Johns Square, Thurso.  With permission from the council Thurso Grows, a project run by Thurso Community Development Trust, has taken over Sir John Square this year to plant a vegetable garden and create a collective community art work installation.  
29/6/2020
Two Wick Buildings To Finally Be Demolished and The Sites Taken Over By Wick Development TrustThumbnail for article : Two Wick Buildings To Finally Be Demolished and The Sites Taken Over By Wick Development Trust
Two prominent derelict buildings in Wick High Street are to be demolished following decades lying empty.  Numbers 30 and 126 (known locally as Dominoes (the former cinema) and Sloans are to benefit from demolition and site clearance, before ownership is returned to the local community.  
26/6/2020
Dounreay Cash Reaches Groups In Need During Coronavirus LockdownThumbnail for article : Dounreay Cash Reaches Groups In Need During Coronavirus Lockdown
More than 30 community groups received help from a fund supported by Dounreay and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority during the COVID-19 crisis.   In March 2020, Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd anticipated an upsurge in demand from community organisations for small-scale financial assistance.  
22/6/2020
Video shorts help young Gaelic learners in the home - Bhidiothan goirid a’ cuideachadh luchd-ionnsachaidh le Gàidhlig san dachaighThumbnail for article : Video shorts help young Gaelic learners in the home - Bhidiothan goirid a’ cuideachadh luchd-ionnsachaidh le Gàidhlig san dachaigh
A series of 9 short videos, have been created by The Highland Council Gaelic Team to assist non-Gaelic speaking parents who have young children entering Gaelic medium education.   The videos called “Spòrs agus Seinn Còmhla ri Ellen”, “Fun and Sing along with Ellen”, are each around 7 minutes long and cover the typical themes encountered during the average day at home with small children.  
22/6/2020
A primary school sports day and some views of Wick from 1933Thumbnail for article : A primary school sports day and some views of Wick from 1933
The film opens on a boat coming into Wick harbour and we get an impression of how busy the harbour is.  A brief view of the town is given, with a panning shot looking over Bridge Street toward the mouth of the river.  
16/6/2020
Venture alongside Edda SunThumbnail for article : Venture alongside Edda Sun
Not the easiest job in the world, but Scrabster Pilot boat "Venture" expertly manoeuvers alongside the 4,398 gross ton Norwegian registered Research/Survey vessel "Edda Sun", whilst heading towards Scrabster Harbour this morning (06/06/20).  Weather was light rain with a moderate sea swell.  
16/6/2020
Ro-Ro Container Carrier HvitanesThumbnail for article : Ro-Ro Container Carrier Hvitanes
Faroe Islands registered Ro-Ro Container Carrier Hvitanes IMO 7915541, Built 1980, Length 336ft 102.4m, Breadth 54ft 16.5m, Gross tonnage 4,636 in Thurso Bay this afternoon on her journey from Torshavn, Faroe Islands to the ferry terminal at Scrabster Harbour Photo from John Hay..  
11/6/2020
New law for Disclosure regime
Children and protected adults will be better protected under new legislation.   The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill, which has passed its final stage in the Scottish Parliament, will transform how criminal record disclosures operate and improve the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  
9/6/2020
Highland pupils enjoy Wake Up Shake Up classes online
Highland pupils have been jumping out of bed in great numbers to join ‘Wake Up Shake Up' sessions online since mid-May, as part of the High Life Highland to support communities during the Covid-19 crisis.   The movement and dance sessions are available to primary school age pupils with a Highland Google account, and are led by Amy Gallagher of High Life Highland.  
9/6/2020
AYRSHIRE EARLY POTATOES LAUNCH IN TESCO STORESThumbnail for article : AYRSHIRE EARLY POTATOES LAUNCH IN TESCO STORES
AYRSHIRE Earlies, Scotland's first New potato crop of the year, will arrive in Tesco stores across Scotland from this week.  Supplied from Branston's site near Perth, these unique potatoes - which were recently awarded PGI status - will only be available locally.