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28/3/2016
Ranger Events In Caithness 2016
Monday March 28, 2016 11.00am - 1.00pm Easter Mask Making, Dunnet Come along to the Seadrift Visitor Centre and have fun making and decorating your very own Easter mask using everyday objects.  All materials provided, just bring your imagination.  
20/3/2016
Latest Photos Of New Noss Primary School ConstructionThumbnail for article : Latest Photos Of New Noss Primary School Construction
The latest photo in our gallery for the new Noss Primary school on the north side of the river show it is well on its way to completion.   The new school will replace North and Hillhead primary schools.  
13/3/2016
Highland Council Ranger Events 2016
All the walks are led by a Countryside Ranger.  It is important that you think of your own safety and that of any children for whom you are responsible.  
14/11/2015
Caithness Big Band Swings For Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : Caithness Big Band Swings For Heart Support Group
LOOK OUT your dancing shoes!...the Caithness Big Band is swinging into town next week.   The musicians are again playing for the Caithness Heart Support Group, at Mackays Hotel, Wick, and it promises to be quite a night.  
7/11/2015
A Song Among StonesThumbnail for article : A Song Among Stones
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown.  Saturday 21st November 2015..  
7/11/2015
Round House Or Burnt MoundThumbnail for article : Round House Or Burnt Mound
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown Tuesday 24th November 2015 - 7.30pm..  
7/11/2015
Getting The Message AcrossThumbnail for article : Getting The Message Across
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour road, Castletown.  Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday - 2.00pm - 4.00pm..  
1/11/2015
Telling tales in an entertaining wayThumbnail for article : Telling tales in an entertaining way
MOST of us enjoy a good story and here's an opportunity to hear a few of them.   Caithness Heart Support Group's latest speaker is Eric Farquhar who will be delivering a selection of fascinating tales at the Norseman Hotel, Wick on Wednesday night - 4th November 2015 Group press officer Noel Donaldson said: "Eric has a great way of delivering these stories and I am sure it will be an entertaining evening." The story-telling starts at 7.30 pm in the Norseman's Heron Room.  
24/10/2015
New ECG Machine Presented By Caithness Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : New ECG Machine Presented By Caithness Heart Support Group
THE Town and County Hospital's Newton Wing, at Wick, now has an ECG facility which will enable patients to have their hearts checked on-the-spot, without having to visit the town's Caithness General Hospital.   The hi-tech box was funded by Caithness Heart Support Group and handed over, recently.  
12/10/2015
Local schools join forces during beach cleanThumbnail for article : Local schools join forces during beach clean
Mount Pleasant Primary School P5 class (+ Eco committee) joined Miller Academy Primary School P6 class to undertake a clean-up at Thurso Beach in Caithness on Tuesday 6 October.   Mr Harper from Mount Pleasant and Mrs Phares from Miller Academy brought fifty eight children in total to join forces with Paul Castle and Sam Watson the Highland Council Countryside Rangers and other helpers including Mrs Urquhart, Mr Boyter and Mrs Morris.  
Entry day for the 2016 Be Your Best Rock Challenge and J Rock tour fast approaches!Thumbnail for article : Entry day for the 2016 Be Your Best Rock Challenge and J Rock tour fast approaches!
From 6am on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 Senior Schools, Academies and Sixth Form Colleges (6:30am for Junior and Primary Schools) registration will open to take part in one of the region's most dazzling, high energy performing arts competitions as the Rock Challenge® and J Rock™ tour returns for 2016! The 2016 Safer Highlands J Rock™ will take place on Wednesday 20th April before the Safer Highlands Rock Challenge® on Thursday 21st April.  These events will provide the opportunity for local schools to showcase their creativity, talent and imagination on the stage of Eden Court Theatre.  
8/9/2015
Entry day for the 2016 Be Your Best Rock Challenge and J Rock tour fast approaches!Thumbnail for article : Entry day for the 2016 Be Your Best Rock Challenge and J Rock tour fast approaches!
From 6am on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 Senior Schools, Academies and Sixth Form Colleges (6:30am for Junior and Primary Schools) registration will open to take part in one of the region's most dazzling, high energy performing arts competitions as the Rock Challenge® and J Rock™ tour returns for 2016! The 2016 Safer Highlands J Rock™ will take place on Wednesday 20th April before the Safer Highlands Rock Challenge® on Thursday 21st April.  These events will provide the opportunity for local schools to showcase their creativity, talent and imagination on the stage of Eden Court Theatre.  
27/8/2015
20 - 20 Vision "The Future of Astronomical Telescopes"Thumbnail for article : 20 - 20 Vision
The public astronomy talk is by regular CAG visitor Professor Martin Hendry MBE - his talk is part of the series of local IYL events that have been held this year.  Martin will also be visiting a couple of Wick schools whilst in the area, to enthuse interest in space and science in .  
24/8/2015
Caithness Horizons Secures Funding For Viking Festival 2016Thumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Secures Funding For Viking Festival 2016
Centre For Nordic Studies, UHI Awarded Funding To Work With Caithness Horizons Museum To Develop The Caithness Viking Festival.   Northern Scotland despite its Viking heritage does not have a modern Viking Festival.  
22/8/2015
Bower Gala 2015Thumbnail for article : Bower Gala 2015
See photos of Bower Gala 2015 in the photo gallery..  
13/8/2015
Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitors.Thumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitors.
Tuesday 11th August saw local group No Limits Caithness visit the Museum for a morning packed with Viking activities with Curator Joanne Howdle, or Thordis Eiríksdóttir as she is fondly known to local groups and schools.   The group helped the Museum to hit the half million visitors mark and to celebrate they were presented with a special cake made in the Museum's cafe.  
10/8/2015
The Hidden Bronze AgeThumbnail for article : The Hidden Bronze Age
Saturday 15th August Join Melissa and Romain of the School of Ancient Crafts as we explore how plants and herbs were used in the past.  This workshop will include a spot of foraging as well as making soap with native herbs, using pot-boilers (hot stones) to heat milk and make a soft cheese, baking bread next to an open fire, and much more! Join us again on Sunday 16th August to learn how to build a prehistoric oven in which we will bake fish and bread.  
28/7/2015
Wick Gala 2015 - Children's Fancy DressThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2015 - Children's Fancy Dress
The rain came down but the crowd voted to go ahead with the event.   See all the photos in the gallery above..  
26/7/2015
Wick Gala 2015Thumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2015
Wick Gala 2015 got off to a great start with another fabulous show of decorated floats with many themes.   The foot walkers with their collecting tins were as amazing as usual for Wick Gala.  
23/7/2015
Biology workshop for children at Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : Biology workshop for children at Caithness Horizons
Join Museum Mascot Peter the Penguin and natural historian Neil Redgate to learn why Museums collect and preserve biology collections.   Thursday 6th August, 10.30am-12.30pm Suitable for children ages between 7 &12 years.