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31/3/2013
Dunnet Forest and Beach Walk at EasterThumbnail for article : Dunnet Forest and Beach Walk at Easter
Still very cold for this time of year but a few people ventured out in the sunshine at Dunnet forest and strolled along the beach..  
31/3/2013
Scotland Winter Wonderland 2009Thumbnail for article : Scotland Winter Wonderland 2009
This was one of the worst winters for many years but spectacular views of Scotland.   In December 2009 the snow came - and overnight Scotland was transformed into a winter wonderland.  
31/3/2013
Fly to Caithness - It's FasterThumbnail for article : Fly to Caithness - It's Faster
This short promotional film shows some of the highlights to be seen in Caithness.   There is much more to see once you are on the ground..  
31/3/2013
John O'Groats In 1926 - Short FilmThumbnail for article : John O'Groats In 1926 - Short Film
The most northerly point of the journey made by Claude Friese-Greene in 'The Open Road' is John O'Groats, where an elderly gatekeeper shows the way up to the entrance of the famous John O'Groats Hotel.   This extract comes from Claude Friese-Greene's 'The Open Road' - originally filmed in 1925/6 and now re-edited and digitally resto This extract comes from Claude Friese-Greene's 'The Open Road' - originally filmed in 1925/6 and now re-edited and digitally resto This extract comes from Claude Friese-Greene's 'The Open Road' - originally filmed in 1925/6 and now re-edited and digitally restored by the BFI National Archive.  
31/3/2013
Caithness' At War
1 - 7 April 1940 - Week 31 http://www.highlandarchives.org.uk/caithness-at-war.asp?id=32.  
31/3/2013
Get On Your Bike in Dunnet Forest This SummerThumbnail for article : Get On Your Bike in Dunnet Forest This Summer
A nice little film from 2009 to show you some of Dunnet forest by bike..  
31/3/2013
Scotland In Winter 2010 RevealedThumbnail for article : Scotland In Winter 2010 Revealed
This programme that was shown on STV in 2010 gives you a great view of Scotland in winter.   If you have 45 minutes to spare you will see some of the most spectacular views of Scotland in winter..  
31/3/2013
Wick Harbour At Easter WeekendThumbnail for article : Wick Harbour At Easter Weekend
Wick harbour like most of Caithness had a very sunny weekend.   Still one of the coldest if fresh Easters we have had for many years.  
31/3/2013
Caithness Secret Army WW2 - Remembrance DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Secret Army WW2 - Remembrance Day
From Tricia Barnett (nee More) Churchill’s secret army granted parade with Cenotaph march past.   Royal British Legion grants permission for Auxiliary Units and Special Duties Branch veterans to march past in November 2013 after British Resistance Archive campaign.  
31/3/2013
Visit The Island Of Stroma With Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : Visit The Island Of Stroma With Caithness Horizons
Stroma Visit - Saturday 10th August 2013 Last year we organised a visit to Stroma, prompted by interest from the Islands Book Trust, and readers of their book Stroma, published in 2010.  Taking the abandoned island as its subject, the book features photos by Roddie Ritchie, with poetry by Caithness writer George Gunn.  
31/3/2013
‘Beatrice Works’ Education Programme With Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : ‘Beatrice Works’ Education Programme With Caithness Horizons
We’re planning an ambitious programme of events to complement this Summer’s major exhibition in our Gallery.   During May and June, Sutherland based artist Sue Jane Taylor will be joined by Caithness STEM Ambassadors to work with young people from Caithness and North Sutherland schools, exploring how current developments in renewable technology are making an impact locally as well as nationally and internationally.  
31/3/2013
Wild North Wild Flower Europe FestivalThumbnail for article : Wild North Wild Flower Europe Festival
The Wild North Wild Flower Europe Festival takes place this year in the Highlands in June and July 2013.   Events in Caithness range from a photography competition and exhibition, Plantlife International’s ‘Patchwork Meadow’ exhibition, to talks, walks and workshops.  
31/3/2013
What's Coming Up At Caithness Horizons
April Exhibition of paintings inspired by the Caithness landscape by local artist Tom Newton.  21st April—Peter’s Pals session on Museum Pests with fibre artist Joanne B Kaar.  
30/3/2013
Scott Explorer Unloading Salt At Wick HarbourThumbnail for article : Scott Explorer Unloading Salt At Wick Harbour
Scot Explorer Unloading Salt At WickThis load of salt for the main roads was being delivered on Friday 29th March 2013 at by the "Scot Explorer" to Wick Harbour in Caithness, Scotland for BEAR who will use it for the roads in the north in frosty or icy conditions.   At first sight you might think it is sand but it is definitely salt that came from a huge salt mine in Northern Ireland.  
29/3/2013
Quit Smoking And Go Holidays
Highland smokers urged to quit today and save enough for a summer holiday.   New Smokeline Holiday Savings Calculator highlights how much smokers could save by quitting smoking in time for their summer break.  
29/3/2013
Springtime At Last In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Springtime At Last In Caithness
The sever and cold weather we have seen recently made it look like spring would never come.   the days have brightened up to look like spring but the cold is still biting.  
28/3/2013
Egg thieves being targeted Thumbnail for article : Egg thieves being targeted
Easter is on the doorstep, birds are nesting, some have already laid eggs, and the national campaign to protect them is now underway.   A new element to this year’s operation will target those who take the eggs or chicks of birds of prey, to sell to illegal falconries.  
28/3/2013
Experiences of Primary Care
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published a report exploring variations in the experiences of different people using primary care services.  The report draws on the results of the 2011/12 Scottish patient experience survey of GP and local NHS services.  
27/3/2013
Ranger Community Events For EasterThumbnail for article : Ranger Community Events For Easter
Easter Egg-Heads Tuesday 2nd April 2013.  The Seadrift Visitor Centre.  
26/3/2013
Remember to make the most of your Recycling Centre this EasterThumbnail for article : Remember to make the most of your Recycling Centre this Easter
Wick and Thurso Recycling Centres are open as normal over the Easter weekend, so whether you’re planning gardening, DIY or entertaining, you can separate your waste and take it to your nearest Recycling Centre for recycling.  There are containers for various materials at both sites, plus staff are always on hand to point you in the right direction.