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.
The rain came down but the crowd voted to go ahead with the event. See all the photos in the gallery above..
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.
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.
The rain stayed off for most of the day. Welly boots were in evidence to get around the show ground..
Castlehill lies just outside Castletown, Caithness. The area was once famous for its flagstone industry and the nearby harbour is evidence of that.
Thurso Gala 2015 See Link above..
Cafe Exhibitions Thurso Gala primary school art competition exhibition 6th July - 31st July Gallery Exhibitions Hazel Cashmore 5th June - 30th August Special Events Craft Market Saturday 11th July, 11am – 3pm Local makers display and sell their wares at the first of our Summer Craft Markets. We'll host another market in July and then one again in August.
See photo gallery above..
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group handed over the latest items of medical equipment it has funded. Wick medical centre's Riverview Practice received an ECG machine and the Pearson practice, a blood pressure monitor and a pulse oximeter.
The congregation of St. John's Scottish Episcopal church in Wick are opening the church on Wednesdays, noon till 3 pm, for anyone to visit and see this beautiful compact church on the corner of Moray Street.
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group was praised for its role in advising people on the lifestyle changes which could pre-empt heart attacks, as well as supporting them, before and after their operations. The warm tribute, paid at the group's AGM, came from the county's Lord Lieutenant Anne Dunnett.
Hidden Landscapes: LiDAR survey of a multi-period landscape in Caithness (by Charlotte Douglas, Graeme Cavers & Andy Heald). From the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2014 Caithness is well known for its spectacular archaeology but aerial laser scanning surveys carried out in the county have revealed glimpses of the hidden archaeological landscapes that are less easily appreciated.
The annual Caithness Model Boat Show for 2015 was once again held at the British Legion club in Thurso on 9th May 2015. The winners were as follows - John Webster followed by Ted MIller, Billy Macintosh,and Robert Mowat.
The Caithness Model Club show for 2015 took place in the Norseman Hotel, Wick on 18th and 19th April 2015. See photos in the gallery - link above..
Thrumster primary opened its doors at 10am on Monday the 30th of March 2015 to allow parents, friends and family to attend a coffee morning to raise funds for a school trip to Orkney. Whilst the adults enjoyed a cup of tea or coffee and purchased from the many stalls set up, the children of all ages took part in an Easter egg hunt.
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group is hosting a major awareness event aimed at helping people to maintain and improve their health. Arranged on a drop-in basis, at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso, it will feature six organisations, the Caithness Diabetes Group, Wick Wheezers, the community stroke services of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, North Highland Cancer Support, Befriending Caithness, and Caithness Deaf Centre.
Would you like to help out at the cottage stopped in time?.
This article was published in the Caithness field club Bulletin Westside Croft (Mary's Cottage), Caithness A Fenton I have known Westside croft at Dunnet Head in Caithness since the 1960s. Then and in the 1970s, I carried out an examination of the buildings and their contents with the willing help and support of James and Mary-Ann Calder.
The talk will be TUESDAY 7th of April, at 17:30 at the Environmental Research Institute, Castle street, Thurso. Dr.