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11/4/2017
John Rosie - Obituary by Bill MowatThumbnail for article : John Rosie - Obituary by Bill Mowat
John Swanson Rosie, JP, MBE.  Long-serving Councillor, born Thurso, Caithness 09.03.1937: died Wick, Caithness 29.03.2017.  
Caithness Model Club 2017 ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club 2017 Show
Another packed show this year with hundreds of new models not seen before at previous exhibitions.   Check out many photos by clicking the Photo Gallery link above..  
Caithness Model Club Donates £500 To Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Donates £500 To Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)
Caithness Model Club handed over a cheque for £500 to Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) at the first day of their annual model exhibition in the Norseman Hotel, Wick today.   Chairman of CHAT Bill Fernie and committee member Liz More accepted the donation on behalf of CHAT.  
Caithness Model Club Gives £500 to Caithness BefriendersThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Gives £500 to Caithness Befrienders
Caithness Model club today handed over another cheque for £500 to Caithness Befrienders.   The group who are involved in matching volunteers with people who might live alone have been increasing their activities.  
Caithness Health Action Team Gets £1000 Boost To Funds From Wick Community CouncilThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team Gets £1000 Boost To Funds From Wick Community Council
Chairman of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT), Bill Fernie received a big boost to the CHAT funds from Wick Community council when they handed over a cheque for £1000 to help with campaigning about Health related issues in Caithness.   Bill said,"The funds coming in show that we have a huge amount of support for our campaigns with the community making sure we can do things to highlight concerns at reductions across our services for health and the discomfort caused to mothers and families who need to travel to Raigmore.  
Caithness Health Action Team - Information Gathering and Visual Impact DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team - Information Gathering and Visual Impact Day
Posted on The CHAT Facebook page for our next action.   Evening firstly thanks to everyone who has supported us and offered help.  
5/4/2017
Attention All Candidates in The Council Elections
As in previous elections Bill Fernie will be publishing his information shortly as part of his campaign to get re-elected for Wick and Caithness East on the web site.   As in all the previous elections and in fairness to all candidates in Caithness he will publish information for every candidate who would like to have a page on the site - free of any charge.  
4/4/2017
Get Help With Your Family History Search
After its winter break, Caithness Family History Society has restarted its "help" sessions for those who would like to research their family history, or need advice on how to continue.   If you are interested, go along to the CFHS office in Caithness Horizons, Old Town Hall, Thurso, between 2pm and 4pm on any Saturday afternoon or on the last Wednesday afternoon of any month.  
1/4/2017
Universal vitamins for pregnant women rolled out from 1 April 2017
From 1 April 2017, all pregnant women in Scotland will receive free vitamins.   The move to provide universal access will improve parent and children's health and has widespread support among healthcare professionals.  
31/3/2017
Change is Good - improvements to Tesco Bags of Help fundingThumbnail for article : Change is Good - improvements to Tesco Bags of Help funding
Do you think you know what Tesco Bags of Help funds? Read on as the Bags of Help team have been listening to applicants, customers and Tesco colleague feedback and we've made some immediate improvements: · Apply anytime for projects that bring benefits to the community · Projects can be outdoor or indoor improvements, activities and equipment purchases · Apply for capital and revenue funding between £1000 and £4000 · Simpler online application process · Community groups, schools, charities, local authorities and not for profits can all apply · You can apply again for a different project at any time To ensure that the programme is really local the number of projects funded every two months has been increased.  We still fund projects that improve or encourage the use of outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens.  
27/3/2017
Rangers Events April To October 2017
Saturday April 01 2017; 10.30am - 2pm Local Lichens: Introduction to looking for Lichen's in the Dunbeath area An introduction to these fascinating organisms, a walk through Dunbeath strath and shore to look for lichen species, discuss their importance as indicator species.  3 mi/4.8km Meeting place given out on booking.  
26/3/2017
More Tree Planting At Newtonhill near WickThumbnail for article : More Tree Planting At Newtonhill near Wick
A squad of volunteers turned upon Saturday 25th March 2017 to help with further tree planting.   Volunteers have put in thousands of hours to help develop the woodland.  
26/3/2017
Public asked for sightings of rare hen harriersThumbnail for article : Public asked for sightings of rare hen harriers
After a successful call for hen harrier sightings last year, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Heads Up for Harriers project are once more asking people to report sightings of this special bird.   Hen harriers remain one of Scotland's rarest and most spectacular birds of prey.  
26/3/2017
More help for young mums
Family Nurse Partnership marks Mother's Day milestone.   More than 1,500 young mothers have graduated from a pioneering programme that provides them with support and regular home visits from a specially trained nurse.  
26/3/2017
Scottish wildlife groups must unite to fight crimeThumbnail for article : Scottish wildlife groups must unite to fight crime
The "alarming distrust" between groups that tackle Scotland's worst wildlife crimes must come to an end, a Committee has warned today.   The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham today after scrutinising the Scottish Government's Wildlife Crime in Scotland 2015 Annual Report.  
24/3/2017
Colin Campbell's Local Radio Show on TV, Vol.1Thumbnail for article : Colin Campbell's Local Radio Show on TV, Vol.1
What a great series for anyone from Caithness or if you can get your ear into the dialect then you will enjoy it.   Colin Campbell's great recordings are still available online for sale..  
24/3/2017
Third Sector Interface Workshop - Book Now For 4th AprilThumbnail for article : Third Sector Interface Workshop - Book Now For 4th April
For information about the Third Sector Interface go to - http://www.highlandtsi.org.uk/membership-to-the-htsi.html.  
22/3/2017
Thanks To Eveyrone Who Helped Raise £4000 at Lybster Thrift Shop
We would like to say a huge heartfelt thankyou to everyone in making the Thrift Shop for the British Heart Foundation held in Lybster Free Church Hall a great success and most enjoyable week.   We are truly grateful and thankful to everyone for their generosity, kindness, time and effort.  
20/3/2017
Noss Head Flying PastThumbnail for article : Noss Head Flying Past
Nosshead Lighthouse is now part of the Nosshead Estates offering a unique chance to stay in a place with unrivalled views over the cliffs.   This combined with the fact that it is fast becoming the world centre for information on the clan Sinclair - Clan Sinclair Study Centre In Caithness .  
20/3/2017
Castle Sinclair - Girnigoe - A Film From The AirThumbnail for article : Castle Sinclair - Girnigoe  - A Film From The Air
The books basically tell us that this icon the County were two castles - one being the tower house built between 1476 and 1496 which was called Girnigoe and the other called Sinclair was built on land to the west in 1606 - and that they were partially destroyed by George Sinclair of Keiss who attacked it with cannon in either 1680 or 1690 (depending on the author) to oust John Campbell of Glenorchy to whom it had been given by George 6th Earl of Caithness in lieu of debts.  These ‘facts' have been embellished and embroidered over time by a number of different authors.