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NOSCA Nippers - Check out for Child Care in WickThumbnail for article : NOSCA Nippers - Check out for Child Care in Wick
If you are looking for Child Care in Wick take a look at NOSCA Nippers.   See a larger poster HERE.  
Picking up prize money is ‘childs' play'Thumbnail for article : Picking up prize money is ‘childs' play'
Winners of the Highland Council's Play Improvement Group annual Highland Play Award were in Inverness today (Wed 23 August 2017) to receive £1000 towards their children’s play project.   Badenoch and Strathspey-based "Roots and Shoots" were at the Council’s People Committee to receive their prize money from Cllr Alasdair Christie, Chair of the People Committee and Sandra Harrington, Chair of the Play Improvement Group.  
Cats Protection outlines simple steps to keep puss happily purring throughout the year
Cats Protection has outlined a series of steps which can be taken to help keep felines safe throughout the year.   Although cats often enjoy exploring, their curiosity can lead them into trouble.  
All The Stations Pair Arrive At Wick After 104 DaysThumbnail for article : All The Stations Pair Arrive At Wick After 104 Days
Vikkie Pipe and Geoff Marshall have spent 104 days travelling to every station in Britain.   They have videos all along their route and kept up an endless stream of photos and contacts on social media.  
From what our newest MPs did after winning their seat - to who they'd like to win Love Island - no subject is off limits.   Meet the MPs is an ambitious online series which will introduce the colourful new personalities who have recently joined Westminster's green benches following June's General Election.  
Children In Need Funding Advice Event
Children In Need is holding a funding information event in Wick at the Pulteney Centre, Tuesday 22nd August, 2-3pm.  Janet Morton, national officer for Children in Need will be there to talk about their grants programmes and answer any questions.  
Scotland's Baby Box available nationwideThumbnail for article : Scotland's Baby Box available nationwide
All babies in Scotland due from today (15 August 2017) will be gifted a box full of essential items aimed at tackling inequality and promoting health.   The boxes are a strong signal of the Scottish Government's determination that every child, regardless of their circumstances should get the best start in life.  
Bats At Thrumster NightThumbnail for article : Bats At Thrumster Night
If you want to find out more about bats in Caithness you could not do better than head to Thrumster Woodlands with the Rangers.   You might be surprised how many there are and where you can find them.  
Gold Panning Day With Rangers - You Never Know What You Can FindThumbnail for article : Gold Panning Day With Rangers  - You Never Know What You Can Find
The gravels and sediments of the Kildonan Burn are salted with small concentrations of gold in the form of tiny granular flecks, and the very occasional little nuggets sometimes combined with quartz.   The Helmsdale river valley offers a sheltered and pleasant route to the banks of the Kildonan Burn, signposted as Baile-An-0r, the Gaelic translation of Town of gold.  
Sandside - New PhotosThumbnail for article : Sandside - New Photos
A new set of photos from Sandside, Caithness.   See the photo gallery link above..  
Ranger Events Until October
Sunday August 20, 2017; 11am - 1pm Gold Panning, Kildonan, Sutherland The Kildonan rush may be over but try your luck searching for gold and garnet stones in the beautiful Kildonan strath.  Please bring welly boots/midge repellent.  
Caithness Community Partnership
The next Caithness Community Partnership Meeting is Friday 18th August 2017 in the Drill Hall Castletown at 6pm.   AGENDA 1.  
A Walk Around ReayThumbnail for article : A Walk Around Reay
A few photos from walk around Reay on Saturday 12th August 2017.  See the photo gallery - link above..  
Back to school with award winning mealsThumbnail for article : Back to school with award winning meals
Highland Parents are being urged to ditch the packed lunch and give their children great Food for Life Highland Council has achieved the Soil Association's Silver and Bronze Food for Life Served Here award for serving fresh and healthy meals in Highland schools and nurseries.  The Silver award schools and nurseries are Cradlehall, Drakies, Holm, Lochaline, Rosebank and Smithton while all other schools and nurseries have the Bronze Award.  
Halkirk Highland Games 2017Thumbnail for article : Halkirk Highland Games 2017
See photos in the Photo Gallery - link above..  
Wick Gala 2017 Childrens Fancy DressThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2017 Childrens Fancy Dress
See the photo gallery for all the photos..  
Wick Gala 2017 Fun RunThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2017 Fun Run
See a few photo of the fun run in the Photo Gallery link above..  
Wick Gala 2017Thumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2017
Great night for the Gala.   Many photos now in the gallery and more coming on Sunday..  
Wick Swimming Pool - Great Deal On High Life CardThumbnail for article : Wick Swimming Pool - Great Deal On High Life Card
The new community facility at Wick High still has great offer on the High Life Card.   Usually £20 per month but for this offer pay £200 and get a whole 12 months of access.  
Caithness County Show 2017 - SaturdayThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2017 - Saturday
The rain was forecast and it came as predicted.   The first couple hours up until about 9.00am were dry then rain came on steadily but the ground remained firm all day.