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24/3/2013
Caithness Science Festival 2013 - Family Fun Day Attracts Big CrowdsThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2013 - Family Fun Day Attracts Big Crowds
Caithness Science Festival 2013 has been another great success with more people than ever attending the Family Fun Day to end the week of events in schools throughout the county.   The family fun day show-cased many scientific ideas and groups.  
24/3/2013
Nomination Deadline For Caithness Landward (Ward 4) Bi-election - 28th March
The bi-election for Caithness Landward will be held on 2nd May and there is only a few days left for potential candidates to get their nomination papers in.  The bi-election follows the resignation of Robert Coghill.  
23/3/2013
Wild Northern Skies - Article on The e-AstronomerThumbnail for article : Wild Northern Skies - Article on The e-Astronomer
This article recently published on e-Astronomer web site gives an impression of what our skies are like from a man who was recently here.   See the link below - Wild Northern Skies .  
22/3/2013
Peatlands Partnership Wants Your HelpThumbnail for article : Peatlands Partnership Wants Your Help
The Peatlands Partnership is seeking input from local residents on multi-million pound Flows project.   The Peatlands Partnership is looking for your views on how the peatlands of the Flow Country should be promoted to local people and visitors to the area.  
22/3/2013
BBC Story Highlights Carving Found At John O'GroatsThumbnail for article : BBC Story Highlights Carving Found At John O'Groats
A poem by a Nobel Prize-winning poet at the centre of an investigation into his death has been found carved into rocks at a remote Scottish beach.   Pablo Neruda was Chile's greatest poet and died less than two weeks after a military coup in his country in 1973.  
22/3/2013
Scotland takes action to tackle relationship between deprivation and CVD
• Health professionals play vital role in reducing CVD in poorest communities • Professionals need to become more proactive and go out into communities Glasgow, 22 March 2013.  Deprivation represents the “elephant in the room” with regard to cardiovascular disease (CVD), and health care professionals have an important role to play in tackling the problem, delegates heard at a special plenary session opening the EuroHeartCare Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, 22 March to 23 March 2013.  
22/3/2013
How can funding from onshore wind farms be used to benefit Caithness and its communities?
RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) is encouraging people in Caithness to take part in the Caithness Conversation, a discussion about how the community funds linked to wind farms can best be used to support the area.   RWE NRL, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy developers, invests more than £75,000 per annum in Caithness through community funds associated with its wind farms.  
22/3/2013
First Minister Snubs First Lady Of Scottish Wild LandThumbnail for article : First Minister Snubs First Lady Of Scottish Wild Land
Alex Salmond has refused an invitation to accept a petition from Rhona Weir, the 94-year old environmental campaigner and widow of Tom Weir.  The petition which contains close on 4500 signatures from people in 43 different countries calls on Alex Salmond to ‘Stop the Reckless Siting of Wind Turbines in Scotland's Scenic Landscapes’ http://chn.ge/14WzCGZ The organisor of the petition, Harley Keisch of American internet radio station Wind Wise Radio has written twice to the First Minister inviting him to accept it in person at Eden Court from a delegation led by Rhona Weir, widow of celebrated climber, author and broadcaster Tom Weir (photo of Rhona at the Perth anti-wind protest in October attached).  
21/3/2013
Highland youth work champion celebrated at national awardsThumbnail for article : Highland youth work champion celebrated at national awards
12 outstanding individuals and organisations have been recognised as winners at the National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2013.  High Life Highland were celebrated at the National Awards and recognised for their work with young people.  
19/3/2013
Could Your Car Buy You Lunch?Thumbnail for article : Could Your Car Buy You Lunch?
Hi there, It seems like fuel prices are always going up – and as we all know, filling up the car costs a small fortune these days.   The good news is, we can help you do something about it.  
19/3/2013
Funding Opportunity - Help With Physics Events
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS: PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT GRANT PROGRAMME The Institute of Physics has announced that its public engagement grant scheme has re-opened for applications.  Through the public engagement grant scheme grants of up to £1,500 are available to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland.  
17/3/2013
Can You Help Answer This Old Book Question?Thumbnail for article : Can You Help Answer This Old Book Question?
Noel Donaldson contacted to help solve a mystery...........   AN amateur historian is trying to solve a century-plus Caithness mystery which has Scots hero Robert the Bruce at its centre.  
17/3/2013
Handyperson ServicesThumbnail for article : Handyperson Services
Transport In Caithness photos gallery is still growing and the Handyperson Scheme van is now in.   We snapped this photo of the Handyperson Services vehicle in Golspie recently and it shows they get around to deliver their services to elderly and disabled people.  
16/3/2013
Caithness Science Festival Gains £10,000 From Scottish GovernmentThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival Gains £10,000 From Scottish Government
More science chances for kids.   Dozens of events across Scotland will offer thousands of children hands-on science experience as part of Science and Engineering Week.  
16/3/2013
How Can Wind Farm Benefits Best Be Used In Caithness?
How can funding from onshore wind farms be used to benefit Caithness and its communities? RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) is encouraging people in Caithness to take part in the Caithness Conversation, a discussion about how the community funds linked to wind farms can best be used to support the area.   RWE NRL, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy developers, invests more than £75,000 per annum in Caithness through community funds associated with its wind farms.  
16/3/2013
Winter Still Keeps A Grip Into SpringtimeThumbnail for article : Winter Still Keeps A Grip Into Springtime
The weather this week continued to stay cold in Caithness this week like much of the rest of the UK.   Although Caithness did not get the full impact of the snowy weather a couple of morning saw a light covering until the sun got to work.  
16/3/2013
New Skills Development Fund For Museums Sector
Details of a new fund created by Museums Galleries Scotland to support the Scottish museums sector in skills building and workforce development have been announced.   The Scottish Government is providing £80,000 to establish the SkillsDevelopment Fund to support the sector to work in partnership to run training courses and skills development programmes in Scotland.  
16/3/2013
Extending the referendum franchiseThumbnail for article : Extending the referendum franchise
A Bill that will give every 16 and 17 year old the right to add their voice to the most important decision made in Scotland in 300 years has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.   The Scottish Referendum (Franchise) Bill will ensure that everyone aged 16 and above on the day of the referendum in 2014 will be able to participate in the historic vote, and help decide what type of country they want Scotland to be.  
15/3/2013
Drivers On Mobile Phones To Be Targeted By PoliceThumbnail for article : Drivers On Mobile Phones To Be Targeted By Police
Northern Constabulary prepare for day of action against those who use mobile devices whilst driving.   Northern Constabulary is preparing for a day of action against drivers who continue to break the law and use phones and mobile communications devices whilst driving.  
15/3/2013
South School, Wick - March 2013 Newsletter
Dear Parent, Time again for a Newsletter as we approach Easter.  This term has flown past and we have seen all seasons in a few weeks with glorious sunshine and even a good covering of snow.