If you have been inspired by all the archaeology news stories in recent weeks you will love the spectacular finale to Highland Archaeology Festival which has provided a packed two-week programme for 2017; the Scottish Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. The final weekend promises a great way to learn more by providing opportunities to dive in, meet the archaeologists and share your own local knowledge and research.
Saturday 7th October 10.30am - 3.30pm Call in to see the display and support CHAT..
A site where Norse leaders gathered for parliamentary meetings may have been discovered in Caithness. Archeological work is to get underway at Thing's Va Broch near Thurso after "faint features" of such an assembly point were discovered.
The Pay it Forward Thurso collective have been very busy in recent weeks cleaning up various areas of Thurso. They have worked to weed along Victoria Walk and the Esplanade area.
THE renovated croft house at the top of Newtonhill will be the focus for an illustrated talk by volunteers who are hosting it on behalf of Caithness Heart Support Group. The historic croft house dates back to the 18th century.
Noss Primary school has been involved along with other schools in helping kids in Malawi and have an ongoing collection of pennies on a map of Africa. Recently the school in Wick donated the old sweat shirts from the old schools to a project sending items from lost property boxes in Highland schools to schools in Malawi where they could be put to use.
Maureen and Gordon Doull from Wick have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Mackays Hotel and asked their guests to make donations to Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) as they are so concerned at what is happening to health services in Caithness. The couple handed over a £750 to Bill Fernie, chairman of CHAT and founder member Councillor Nicola Sinclair.
An initiative to address poverty and tackle the deprivation that is prevalent throughout the Highlands is launched today (Wednesday, 27 September 2017) by the 9 Community Partnerships. Highland Community Partnerships were formed at the end of 2016 and are a coming together of individuals within local communities, the third sector and public agencies to reduce inequalities and to agree key improvement opportunities that are important to local residents and businesses and thereafter to take the appropriate action.
28th October 2017. Central Hotel, Thurso Join us for all of the Halloween fun with old school central favourites behind the decks we'll be dancing the night away from 9pm onwards! Entry is £5 which will include a free prize draw (drawn on the night) and a drink on arrival if you come along before 10.30pm.
Summer 2017 Round up: We hope you had a good summer, as autumn appears we don't seem to have been too bothered by the sun in Thurso but hopefully you enjoyed it anyhow. As you may have seen, we've tried to change the format of some of our activities.
28th October 2017. Central Hotel, Thurso Join Thurso Town Improvements Association for an afternoon of spooky fun at our Halloween Party.
Health Secretary launches new campaign. A new Scotland-wide awareness-raising campaign on the dangers of sepsis has been announced by Health Secretary Shona Robison.
Taste North, the north Highland's premier food, drink and craft event, in association with Venture North and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), are back for the third year running and this year return to Ackergill Tower with a packed line up and a leading name in the culinary world to head up the fantastic schedule and inspire the foodie passion in us all! Nick Nairn will be joining us as our very special guest this year at Ackergill Tower on 1st October 2017. Nick Nairn is synonymous with spreading the word about Scotland's wonderful natural larder and using it well and couldn't be better placed to highlight the phenomenal produce on the door step of Caithness & Sutherland.
From the new Thurso Heritage Youtube channel..
CAITHNESS Heart Support group recently bade a fond farewell to its patron Miss Anne Dunnett who retired from public life recently. The group was only one of several local organisations Miss Dunnett was involved in, not least as the county's Lord Lieutenant.
World Alzheimer's Day, 21 September 2017 - Letter From Stephanie Stone of Revitalise. We're here to support people affected by Alzheimer's and dementia.
As part of the 2017 Highland Archaeology Festival, a number of geocaches have been hidden throughout the Highlands. "There are so many wonderful sites in the Highlands to explore," explained Kirsty Cameron, Highland Council Archaeologist.