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5/9/2017
Wick Trail Group Meeting 20th September 2017
As some of you might know the John O Groat trail is hoping to be officially opened next year.   The trail will pass through Wick and it was thought that this would be an opportunity to showcase the attractions of Wick for the visiting walkers, those driving the NC500 and others visiting the area.  
4/9/2017
Alexander 'Sandy' Manson born 1st August 1924 died 22nd August 2017Thumbnail for article : Alexander 'Sandy' Manson born 1st August 1924 died 22nd August 2017
Alexander 'Sandy' Manson, John O'Groats postmaster and Arctic Convoys veteran.   Born 01/08.1924, died 22.08.2017, both at John O'Groats, Caithness.  
4/9/2017
FANCY YOURSELF AS A BIT OF A SLEUTH? - Ashley Cowie Will Reveal New DiscoveriesThumbnail for article : FANCY YOURSELF AS A BIT OF A SLEUTH? - Ashley Cowie Will Reveal New Discoveries
Fancy yourself as a bit of a sleuth? Come and apply your skills at a unique historic investigaton and hear all about Ashley's latest Neolithic discovery in Caithness.   £17.00.  
2/9/2017
Royal British Legion Scotland Wick Canisbay & Latheron BranchThumbnail for article : Royal British Legion Scotland Wick Canisbay & Latheron Branch
Royal British legion Scotland Wick Canisbay and Latheron Branch, over the last year have had a very busy, rewarding and successful time.   The members saved from demolition and purchased The North Head Soldiers Memorial Tower in Wick at the start of the year, they have since secured grant funding to restore it back to its original 1909 condition.  
31/8/2017
Could you volunteer for Home-Start Caithness?
Could you volunteer for Home-Start Caithness? We are a family charity that works with young families who need a little extra support and friendship.  We need both men and women who have parenting experience to join our team of dedicated volunteers and befriend a family that needs just that little extra support.  
28/8/2017
School Lunch in Japan - It's Not Just About Eating!Thumbnail for article : School Lunch in Japan - It's Not Just About Eating!
An interesting look at School dinners in Japan..  
28/8/2017
Scotland: a Daily Mile NationThumbnail for article : Scotland: a Daily Mile Nation
All Scottish schools encouraged to take part.   The Scottish Government has written to schools, nurseries, colleges and universities urging them to help Scotland become the first Daily Mile Nation.  
27/8/2017
Marymas Fayre 2017Thumbnail for article : Marymas Fayre 2017
Maymas Fayre at Dunnet was held on 26 August 2017.   This modern reminder of Fayres of the past is the last that ran in Caithness and were huge events in the days before travel was easier.  
26/8/2017
Do You Want An Experience? - Try A Bat Night At Castle Of MeyThumbnail for article : Do You Want An Experience? - Try A Bat Night At Castle Of Mey
Try something different in September.  Check out the bats at Castle of Mey.  
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26/8/2017
Reay and District Gardening Club 40th Horticultural Show 2017Thumbnail for article : Reay and District Gardening Club 40th Horticultural Show 2017
See photos from the Reay Gardening Club annual show..  
25/8/2017
Triangle Of Care & Carers Rights With Kathleen Taylor
12 Sptermber 2017 at 6.30pm Cafe Tempest, Thurso Do you care for someone with dementia or mental health issues? Do you know your rights as an unpaid carer? Does your cared for person know their rights too? Kathleen Taylor (Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland) will be in Thurso to outline the Triangle of Care, Carers Rights, the work of the Welfare Commission and give a brief explanation about the difference between Power of Attorney and Guardianship.   This will be an informative and interesting event and one we would recommend to all carers in Caithness looking after someone with dementia or mental health issues.  
24/8/2017
New Care Model Not Yet Achieving Its Full PotentialThumbnail for article : New Care Model Not Yet Achieving Its Full Potential
New ways of offering people more choice and control over their social care can make a real difference but further work is needed to ensure everyone can benefit, says a report out today.   Since 2014 councils have been responsible for implementing Self-directed Support (SDS), which offers people more choices around their support and how it is managed.  
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.  
23/8/2017
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.  
22/8/2017
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.  
20/8/2017
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.  
17/8/2017
CORE POLITICS LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE TV SERIES 'MEET THE MPs' - Jame StoneThumbnail for article : CORE POLITICS LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE TV SERIES 'MEET THE MPs' - Jame Stone
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.  
16/8/2017
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.  
15/8/2017
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.  
14/8/2017
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.