The annual display of Christmas Trees at St Fergus church, Wick by community groups has grown to its largest yet. Several groups had people on hand to explain what their groups do and what a huge variety there was even though there are many more groups out there.
Two high school pupils have created an app designed to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors more often. Mari-Ann Ganson and Ellora James, who are both 17, created Envirocache for an apps competition.
Over the last year, a growing momentum of change is perceived to be developing. New councillors have been appointed in Thurso and District Ward, Thurso Town Improvements Association have been leading on new events for the area and Pay It Forward Thurso has been recruiting volunteers for community led activities.
Message From Thurso Players. Due to the weather/Health and Safety reasons, the Thurso High School is shut today which means that unfortunately tonight's performance of the Thurso Players pantomime has had to be cancelled.
GETTING some last-minute practice in, before Caithness Heart Support Group's coffee morning at the Norseman Hotel, Wick, tomorrow (December 2). The group's vice chairman, Noel Donaldson, will be playing a mix of festive favourites and carols.
Santa sleigh tour of Wick. Elves will be with our sleigh with treats for the kids and collection tins.
Next partnership meeting on Wednesday 6th December in Lybster Bowling Hall at 11am This meeting will have a series of workshops discussing the following topics that have been raised by the Lybster, Dunbeath and Berriedale Locality Plan: Employment & Training Transport & Connection Local Childcare Poor Internet & Phone reception Affordable Housing availability Other issues Web site - www.highlandcpp.org.uk/caithness-community-partnership.html.
Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of £15,000 forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Sunday 3rd December Caithness Members of The Highland Council have set aside £15,000.00 from their Ward Discretionary Budget to let the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area. If your idea fits, the community will get to vote for the best ideas at an event in Thurso High School on Saturday 27th January 2018.
A wall has collapsed at Wick harbour. the wall has suffered from the constant rain in recent days..
Workmen have been working to make the collapse at the children's playpark along the Wick river safe again..
Despite another atrocious day for weather in Caithness the decorated umbrellas parade and switch on of the Christmas Lights went ahead. Santa was kept busy chatting to kids in his hut in Market Square..
Caithness Archers are looking for somewhere to hold their indoor shoots. We are looking for a good size barn where we could set up our range/clubhouse.
This year Thurso Heritage Society's charity calendar feature a mixture of black and white and colour photographs taken from the negatives of the late Jack Selby. They are available locally at the moment from Corner Store @19 Princes Street, Tickity Boo at High Street, The Kiln Store and J.
Caithness Voluntary Group Annual General Meeting. Tuesday 12 December 2017.
The announcement from COSLA that 1% of local authority spending is to be allocated through some kind of Participatory Budgeting process heralds a step change in terms of the scale of ambition for this method of allocating public funds - 1% equates to roughly £100m. To date, it's probably fair to say that most activity has centred on the allocation of relatively small pots of funding to local projects.
Caithness to the Côte D'Azur When the Monte Carlo Rally Started from John O'Groats Limited Edition of 300 numbered copies What the press have said: Classic & Sportscar : "a superb account" The Automobile : "packed with entertaining stories" The Herald : "perhaps the definitive guide to the Rally" Octane: "packed with pictures & anecdotes" Classic Car Weekly : “a fascinating insight” ‘Many excellent books have been written about the Monte Carlo Rally but despite the fact that the first British winner started the rally from Caithness in 1926, the Scottish connection during the pre war years has been largely overlooked. This may be due to the lack of an overall winner from among the John O'Groats starters in subsequent years because of the complex scoring system which made it virtually impossible for them to achieve outright victory.
A crofting and farming exhibition is now on at Casteltown Heritage Centre. Check poster for opening times..
MSP praises campaign group for award. The honorary vice-president of Friends of the Far North line has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament praising the campaign group for winning a top award.