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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.  
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
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
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
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
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
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.