The gravels and sediments of the Kildonan Burn are salted with small concentrations of gold in the form of tiny granular flecks, and the very occasional little nuggets sometimes combined with quartz. The Helmsdale river valley offers a sheltered and pleasant route to the banks of the Kildonan Burn, signposted as Baile-An-0r, the Gaelic translation of Town of gold.
A new set of photos from Sandside, Caithness. See the photo gallery link above..
Sunday August 20, 2017; 11am - 1pm Gold Panning, Kildonan, Sutherland The Kildonan rush may be over but try your luck searching for gold and garnet stones in the beautiful Kildonan strath. Please bring welly boots/midge repellent.
The next Caithness Community Partnership Meeting is Friday 18th August 2017 in the Drill Hall Castletown at 6pm. AGENDA 1.
A few photos from walk around Reay on Saturday 12th August 2017. See the photo gallery - link above..
Highland Parents are being urged to ditch the packed lunch and give their children great Food for Life Highland Council has achieved the Soil Association's Silver and Bronze Food for Life Served Here award for serving fresh and healthy meals in Highland schools and nurseries. The Silver award schools and nurseries are Cradlehall, Drakies, Holm, Lochaline, Rosebank and Smithton while all other schools and nurseries have the Bronze Award.
See photos in the Photo Gallery - link above..
See the photo gallery for all the photos..
See a few photo of the fun run in the Photo Gallery link above..
Great night for the Gala. Many photos now in the gallery and more coming on Sunday..
The new community facility at Wick High still has great offer on the High Life Card. Usually £20 per month but for this offer pay £200 and get a whole 12 months of access.
The rain was forecast and it came as predicted. The first couple hours up until about 9.00am were dry then rain came on steadily but the ground remained firm all day.
Caithness County Show 2017 is underway. First photos are from Friday.
If you are in Thurso in coming days and months take look in a the Lego Caithness Broch project in Caithnes Horizons ( The old Thurso Town Hall. It is part of the ongoing quest to build new broch to show what it is all about.
Planning is already underway for the Highland Archaeology Festival, the huge celebration of Highland heritage which takes place in October, organised by The Highland Council. New this year is a chance to capture a bit of Highland Heritage in the HAF2017 photographic competition.
Important warning: There are health risks associated with using ultraviolet (UV) tanning equipment - skin cancer, cataracts, premature ageing of the skin, sunburnt skin, dryness and itching, bumpy rashes, and eye irritation/conjunctivitis. Any exposure to UV radiation from tanning equipment is potentially harmful.
The Latheron Show 2017 returned to its usual place at Occumster after going to Lybster last year due to wet weather. See the Photo Gallery link above for lots of photos.
Community Groups can now apply for funds from the Beatrice Highland Partnership fund. Grants are available from £10,000 to £50,000.
A dull evening but the rain stayed away for the Lybster Gala 2017 Saturday evening crowning etc. See the Photo Gallery above..