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9/6/2014
Berriedale Fun Run/WalkThumbnail for article : Berriedale Fun Run/Walk
Participants in a 10k-5k funrun/walk along the Welbeck Estate road at Berriedale on Sunday were rewarded with a lovely sunny day.  Funds raised went to the Red Cross, Macmillan Cancer Support and the refurbishment of the local hall.  
29/5/2014
SUPPORT GROUP IN GOOD HEART CHAIRMAN TELLS AGMThumbnail for article : SUPPORT GROUP IN GOOD HEART CHAIRMAN TELLS AGM
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group is in fine fettle and looking forward with confidence to the challenges it faces in the new financial year.   That was the upbeat message that went out from its AGM, held, recently, in the canteen at Caithness General Hospital.  
24/5/2014
Pentland Model Boat Club 2014 ShowThumbnail for article : Pentland Model Boat Club 2014 Show
Another good entry for the 2014 model boat show run each year by Pentland Model Boat Club.   The winning entries in each of the categories chosen by the judges were - Warships - K80 - Ian Moore Search and Rescue - Taylors Thurso Life Boat - Ted Miller Fishing Boats - Thorsa - Ian Mackintosh Work Boats - Ballachylist - Dave Lambert Leisure Boats - Jet Stream - Ted Miller Sailing Boats - Grand Banks Schooner - Billy Mackintosh The overall winner was Ted Miller for his Taylors Thurso Lifeboat.  
14/5/2014
Save The Sound Of Summer - The Great Yellow BumblebeeThumbnail for article : Save The Sound Of Summer - The Great Yellow Bumblebee
The sound of bumblebees buzzing around our flowers on a warm sunny day is a sure sign summer is here.  But bumblebees are also an essential part of the countryside, responsible as they are for pollinating our crops and wildflowers.  
6/5/2014
Caithness Volunteers Get Giant Hogweed Under ControlThumbnail for article : Caithness Volunteers Get Giant Hogweed Under Control
Members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers, with direction from John Parrott from Coille Alba, undertook control measures on Giant Hogweed along the Wick riverside last weekend.   Growing to 20 feet high, this impressive plant was once planted in gardens but has become a problematic invasive species in Britain, particularly along river banks.  
6/5/2014
What's Happening At MS People CaithnessThumbnail for article : What's Happening At MS People Caithness
MS People Caithness is an organisation formed to raise awareness and money for people with MS in Caithness.  We are available to help and support in many areas such as claiming benefits, we have a travel scooter available that can be lent out to people going on holiday & help with specialist equipment.  
24/4/2014
Environmental volunteering is key to healthier, happier, more employable young people, says SNH chairmanThumbnail for article : Environmental volunteering is key to healthier, happier, more employable young people, says SNH chairman
Scotland’s young people can become healthier, happier, and more employable by taking part in environmental volunteering, according to the chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).   An estimated 90,000 people take part in environmental or wildlife volunteering in Scotland each year.  
23/4/2014
Traill Hall Community Trust AGM 2014Thumbnail for article : Traill Hall Community Trust AGM 2014
At Castletown Hotel Saturday 26th April 7pm Please come along and find out about the exciting developments we are making with our project to renovate Traill Hall as a community Centre.   We also want to share with you our ideas about a number of community initiatives and events taking place now! .  
20/4/2014
Church to display historical stone Thumbnail for article : Church to display historical stone
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Thurso has received a fibre glass replica of a historical stone, which will be displayed on Saturday, 26 April from 1-5pm during free tours of the new Thurso meeting house.   The stone was originally part of a building in Stirling, where its inscription, ‘What E’er Thou Art, Act Well Thy Part,’ inspired a young man named David Oman McKay as he struggled with homesickness.  
College Students ‘Champion’ Barclays Money Skills WeekThumbnail for article : College Students ‘Champion’ Barclays Money Skills Week
Students at North Highland College UHI enjoyed a series of activities to learn how to better manage their money during Barclays Money Skills Week.   The interactive events covered themes such as budgeting, saving and spending, and were designed to be entertaining and informative.  
14/4/2014
Your Citizens Advice Bureau – here to help
Caithness CAB was set up in 1982 and has been running successfully ever since.   Your Citizens Advice Bureau – here to help The CAB service is here to help you.  
13/4/2014
Thurso Gala Queen 2014 Announced
Thurso Gala committee have announced the names of the 2014 gala court.   Gala Queen: Eilidh Harper.  
8/4/2014
Wick High Pupils Build Bug HotelThumbnail for article : Wick High Pupils Build Bug Hotel
Pupils at Wick High School have been regularly working with the local Highland Council countryside ranger at Newtonhill Croft Woodland over the last 6 months.  The youngsters have been working in all weather conditions and have undertaken a wide range of tasks such as hedge cutting and tree planting.  
Caithness Model Club 2014 ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club 2014 Show
See photos from the 2014 Caithness Model Show in the gallery..  
SPRING SHOW ATTRACTS EQUINE ENTHUSIASTS FROM FAR AND WIDE Thumbnail for article : SPRING SHOW ATTRACTS EQUINE ENTHUSIASTS FROM FAR AND WIDE
Last weekend was the North Highland College Equestrian Centre Spring Show which attracted entries from all over Caithness, Sutherland and Inverness.   Judges Fiona Cameron, Melrose & Kimberley Nicoll, Ayrshire were both extremely impressed with both the standard of horses & ponies and the riders.  
2/4/2014
Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival Programme
Thursday 15th May, 7pm – 9pm Talk – The Pictish and Early Medieval Sculpture of Caithness in detail and in context.  FREE adult event Booking essential Talk by John Borland, Measured Survey Manager, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).  
Ready Steady Work For Senior Pupils - Book EarlyThumbnail for article : Ready Steady Work For Senior Pupils - Book Early
In 2013 DSRL held a week-long pilot course called Ready Steady Work to help senior pupils in Caithness and North Sutherland prepare themselves for work.   Following positive feedback, DSRL now proposes to hold this event again in 2014 offering the option of two different weeks.  
23/3/2014
More dates for your diary at CastlehillThumbnail for article : More dates for your diary at Castlehill
Just to let you know what is going on in the near future at the Castlehill Centre, Castletown.   We have our final talk in the present series on Tuesday 15th April at 7:30pm in the Castlehill Centre.  
14/3/2014
History of Brough Harbour Goes DigitalThumbnail for article : History of Brough Harbour Goes Digital
The Brough Archive, created from photographs, artefacts and memories from the local community, was initially collected by members of Brough Bay Association, all volunteers, as part of a project to renovate the Brough Harbour in 2011.   They have since continued to update the digital archive, and last week launched an new database at Castlehill Heritage Centre where the public can view it.  
1/3/2014
After 50 years, a church of their own . . . a church to call homeThumbnail for article : After 50 years, a church of their own . . . a church to call home
Barbara Haywood chuckles as she remembers one particularly memorable Sunday.   Members of her church were meeting in the Thurso Youth Center, which also was a hostel at the time.