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28/3/2015
Caithness CAB, Ormlie Community Association and Pulteneytown People's Project Gain FundingThumbnail for article : Caithness CAB, Ormlie Community Association and Pulteneytown People's Project Gain Funding
197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland.   Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants.  
28/3/2015
Tackling violence against womenThumbnail for article : Tackling violence against women
FM announces consultation on domestic abuse and sexual offences.   Proposals to help victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual offences have been announced in a consultation by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today.  
17/3/2015
Halkirk Young Farmers Club Kicking Off Anniversary CelebrationsThumbnail for article : Halkirk Young Farmers Club Kicking Off Anniversary Celebrations
Halkirk Young Farmers will turn 70 next year and following their recent AGM, current members are holding an open meeting for all past members to discuss the programme of events for the 2016 celebrations.   The meeting is to be held in the Ross Institute, Halkirk on Wednesday 25th March at 7.30pm.  
17/3/2015
Halkirk Young Farmers Winners 2015Thumbnail for article : Halkirk Young Farmers Winners 2015
Winners Picture L/r Vicky Rosie 3rd Senior Female, Fiona Swanson 1st Senior Female, Euan Bremner 1st Jnr Male and Participation, Craig Budge 1st Senior Male, Fiona Sinclair 2nd Senior Female and Emma Coghill 1st Jnr Female and Overall Winner.  
9/3/2015
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
A musical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat performed by the pupils of Lybster Primary School.   25th 26th 27th March 2015 Tickets £5 Concessions £3.  
Wick High Oscars Night Puts Friendship First For LifeThumbnail for article : Wick High Oscars Night Puts Friendship First For Life
In what was undoubtedly a first for Wick High school Murray Watts, script writer and director in the film industry compered an evening of short films and Oscar awards.   Murray introduced and interviewed his friend author and TV presenter Sally Magnusson describing their family connections over many years.  
7/3/2015
Wick Medical Centre Staff Present Cheque To Caithness Heart SupportThumbnail for article : Wick Medical Centre Staff Present Cheque To Caithness Heart Support
Caithness Heart Support Group's funds received a welcome boost, recently, in the shape of this handsome cheque for £1,386 from the two practices at the Wick medical centre.   The cash represented the proceeds from fundraisers organised by the staff each year, for local charities.  
Caithness International Science Festival 2015Thumbnail for article : Caithness International Science Festival 2015
As well as the schools programme, this year there will be activities for the general public throughout the week, including: Public Launch Event: Pulteneytown Primary Academy School, Tuesday 17th March at 6.30pm Festival Patron Lord-Lieutenant for Caithness Anne Dunnett, along with Festival Chairman Professor Iain Baikie, will launch this year's Festival and present prizes to the winners of this year's Schools Design Competition which were kindly donated by Kongsberg Maritime Ltd.   There will be performances by various presenters, along with "taster" workshops that were on offer to the school children throughout the festival week.  
1/3/2015
Photographic Competition - Yarrows Heritage TrustThumbnail for article : Photographic Competition - Yarrows Heritage Trust
Joseph Anderson Photo Contest Rules Joseph Anderson 2015 Photo Contest ends Friday July 31st, 2015, at 5:00 PM By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest.   Who may enter: There are 3 age categories Under 12 years of age on 31st July 2015 13 - 17 years of age on 31st July 18 years and over on 31st July.  
21/2/2015
Three chairs for Thurso medical practiceThumbnail for article : Three chairs for Thurso medical practice
Dr Anna Seborova tests one of three, padded, phlebotomy chairs presented to Thurso and Halkirk medical practice, by Caithness Heart Support Group.   In addition, a mobile drip stand and an emergency first aid/responder bag were handed over.  
21/2/2015
Pennyland Kids In Aldi AdvertThumbnail for article : Pennyland Kids In Aldi Advert
Pennyland pupils star in a an Ad for Aldi supermarkets..  
19/2/2015
Anyone For Tennis Say Thrumster KidsThumbnail for article : Anyone For Tennis Say Thrumster Kids
Thrumster school is sure to be hitting aces with all new tennis equipment and nets.   Children from Thrumster Primary are celebrating a successful application to the Bilbster wind farm fund for tennis equipment.  
15/2/2015
International Year Of Light In CaithnessThumbnail for article : International Year Of Light In Caithness
Observing and Imaging Eclipses Friday 13th March, Castlehill Heritage Centre at 7pm Talk by CAG, with demonstrations that will provide useful guidance prior to the significant solar eclipse on 20th March.  Followed by an after dark observing session if weather permits.  
15/2/2015
The Hunter's Hidden GemsThumbnail for article : The Hunter's Hidden Gems
Learn about the interesting objects in the constellation of Orion.   20th February 2015 7.00pm Castlehill Heritage Centre..  
1/2/2015
Long Service Award For SSAFA StalwartThumbnail for article : Long Service Award For SSAFA Stalwart
This item was lost in the email from March 2014.   Jack McKechnie receives his long service award for 20 years from the Branch Chair, Sharon Johns.  
17/1/2015
Whats On At Castletown Heritage Centre in 2015
Wed, Sat, Sun 2 - 4pm All Year Winter exhibition - Domestic Artefacts Over Time – Looking at the change in technology in the home as the years have gone by.  Marine Exhibition – Models of ships that carried flagstone from Castlehill, marine charts, artefacts from marine life.  
27/12/2014
Some Thoughts on Castle Varrich, Tongue. (by George Watson)Thumbnail for article : Some Thoughts on Castle Varrich, Tongue. (by George Watson)
This article appeared in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin for 2013.   Perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the Kyle of Tongue this small tower was described in 1791 as, "a structure so antient, that there is no consistent tradition concerning it"i.  
23/12/2014
Hillhead Primary School Creates Unique 2015 CalendarThumbnail for article : Hillhead Primary School Creates Unique 2015 Calendar
Primary 7 pupils at Hillhead Primary School have created Christmas cards and calendars with a very special Wick connection.  The primary 7 class have taken hundreds of photographs of signs around Wick.  
23/12/2014
Keiss School Christmas ConcertThumbnail for article : Keiss School Christmas Concert
The annual Christmas concert took place at Keiss primary school.   See photos at link above.  
11/12/2014
Noel tunes up for a festive fundraiserThumbnail for article : Noel tunes up for a festive fundraiser
What do the accordion, the coffee cup and a funny Christmas hat have in common? The answer is a coffee and carols session at the Norseman Hotel on Saturday, in aid of Caithness Heart Support Group.  I'll be playing the carols and other festive favourites from 10am-noon so if you fancy a cuppa and a 'bickie', why not have a break from your shopping and take the weight off your feet for a mere £2.