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5/12/2014
Board Members Needed - Pentland Housing Association
Meetings in Thurso.   Are you looking for an awarding way to use your talents? Can you help us provide even higher quality services to our tenants, and improve people's lives? Pentland Housing Association is a key provider of social rented housing in the County of Caithness, but in combination with its two subsidiaries, Pentland Community Enterprises and Pentland Energy Advice, it has a wider remit to support and invest in local regeneration, and help sustain local communities.  
2/12/2014
New Noss Primary School AnimationThumbnail for article : New Noss Primary School Animation
An animation has been created to show how the new Noss Primary school in Wick will look.   The new school is expected to open in 2016.  
27/11/2014
CHRISTMAS BREAK FROM ANCESTOR SEARCH
Caithness Family History Society volunteers, who man our office in Caithness Horizons, Thurso, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons between 2 and 4, will be having a break in December and January.   We will be happy to see you again in February.  
31/10/2014
Events At Castlehill Heritage Centre
Friday 31st October, --- Caithness Astronomy Group talk and observation evening.  "An Even Briefer History of Time".  
20/10/2014
Bumper Cheque For Caithness Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : Bumper Cheque For Caithness Heart Support Group
BIG CHEQUE and a sizeable amount to match...that's the sum total of a charity cycling challenge undertaken by Wick riders Arthur Robertson (left) and Willie Macdonald, recently.   The enterprising pair clocked up some 78 miles circling the county in demanding weather conditions, to raise a impressive £2,500 for Caithness Heart Support Group.  
18/9/2014
Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No 1 April 2013Thumbnail for article : Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No 1 April 2013
© Copyright Caithness Field Club 2013 Your Committee Chairman: Geoff Leet Tel: 01847 89 6989 Secretary: Marion Owen, 9 Tormsdale Place Thurso Caithness KW14 8PZ Scotland Tel: 01847 89 2999 Treasurer: Elizabeth Rintoul Tel: 01955 60 2168 Editor: Ken Butler Tel: 01847 89 3549 e-mail: kbutler243[AT]mertensia.co.uk Committee Members: Calum McKenzie, Myra Wilson Jennifer Bruce Phillip Brown.   Cover picture: The windmill pump tower at Achscrabster Quarry.  
18/9/2014
The Battle of Altimarlach (by Malcolm, Earl of Caithness)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 The Battle of Altimarlach (by Malcolm, Earl of Caithness) 2010 marked the 330th anniversary of the Battle of Altimarlach on 13th July 1680, near Wick, and as part of our International Clan Gathering that year, the Sinclairs visited the site of the battle to commemorate the event.  
18/9/2014
Eyebrights Of The North by Ken ButlerThumbnail for article : Eyebrights Of The North by Ken Butler
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 Eyebrights of the North (by Ken Butler) Eyebrights - the Genus Euphrasia - have a reputation for being difficult to identify.  
18/9/2014
Mr Clark, A Caithness Remittance Man (by George Watson)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 Mr Clark, A Caithness Remittance Man (by George Watson) The John O'Groat Journal, March 2nd 1836, carried the following obituary:- "Died on 9th ultimo, at the house of Mr Sutherland of Bylbster parish of Watten in the County, Mr James Clark, generally believed to have been the husband of the late celebrated Mrs Mary Ann Clark remarkable for having acted such a conspicuous part during the trial of his Royal Highness the late Duke of York.  
18/9/2014
Hetty Munro's War Diaries (by Elizabeth Rintoul)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 We have now reached the end of Hetty's diaries but the archive also contains a number of ‘loose' sheets of paper.  
18/9/2014
An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet)Thumbnail for article : An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet) At Nottingham Mains farm, close to the Doocot at the Wag of Forse (ND212355) is a barn, probably built as a piggery.  
18/9/2014
Some Highlights of Natural History in 2012 (by Donald Omand and PaulCastle)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 Caithness Bird Notes 2012 by Donald Omand Geese and Gulls were the highlight species of the first three months of 2012.  
11/9/2014
Thrumster Railway Station Gets Its Sign RestoredThumbnail for article : Thrumster Railway Station Gets Its Sign Restored
Yarrows Heritage Trust located near Thrumster has a number of projects and one of them for the last few years has been the restoration of the Thrumster Railway Station that was once part of the Wick Lybster railway.   Recently the Trust managed to locate and recover the original station platform sign.  
11/9/2014
2015 Caithness Calendar To Boost Caithness Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : 2015 Caithness Calendar To Boost Caithness Heart Support Group
THE winter reflections scene at the Riverside, Wick, is just one of the many scenes in Caithness Heart Support Group's 2015 calendar.   A limited number of copies will be available at the group's latest fundraiser at the Norsemen Hotel on Saturday night, featuring the Caithness Big Band.  
7/9/2014
Big Band Bash Could Boost Heart Group's FundsThumbnail for article : Big Band Bash Could Boost  Heart Group's Funds
THE popular Caithness Big Band returns to Wick's Norseman Hotel, later this month, for a charity bash in aid of the Caithness Heart Support Group.   It's one of the group's biggest fundraisers and tickets both for the event, on September 13, and raffle, are available.  
24/8/2014
Watten Fun Day 2014Thumbnail for article : Watten Fun Day 2014
There was plenty of fun, flowers and ferrets at the Watten Fund day on Sunday 24th August 2014.   Tea and cakes or burgers and sausages depending on how hungry you were.  
16/8/2014
Bower Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Bower Gala 2014
See all the 2014 photos in the photo gallery..  
19/7/2014
Caithness County Show 2014Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2014
The Caithness county Show 2014 was held at Thurso East..  
12/7/2014
Thurso Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2014
See photos for Thurso Gala 2014 at the link above..  
6/7/2014
Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On PicturesThumbnail for article : Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On Pictures
The success of the exhibition, which opened to a capacity audience of well over 100 people on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July at Castletown Heritage Centre, was down to the artistic talents and generosity of locals and others further afield.  Businesses near and far also gave generously to support the event.