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11/9/2014
Thrumster Railway Station Gets Its Sign RestoredThumbnail for article : Thrumster Railway Station Gets Its Sign Restored
Yarrows Heritage Trust located near Thrumster has a number of projects and one of them for the last few years has been the restoration of the Thrumster Railway Station that was once part of the Wick Lybster railway.   Recently the Trust managed to locate and recover the original station platform sign.  
11/9/2014
2015 Caithness Calendar To Boost Caithness Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : 2015 Caithness Calendar To Boost Caithness Heart Support Group
THE winter reflections scene at the Riverside, Wick, is just one of the many scenes in Caithness Heart Support Group's 2015 calendar.   A limited number of copies will be available at the group's latest fundraiser at the Norsemen Hotel on Saturday night, featuring the Caithness Big Band.  
7/9/2014
Big Band Bash Could Boost Heart Group's FundsThumbnail for article : Big Band Bash Could Boost  Heart Group's Funds
THE popular Caithness Big Band returns to Wick's Norseman Hotel, later this month, for a charity bash in aid of the Caithness Heart Support Group.   It's one of the group's biggest fundraisers and tickets both for the event, on September 13, and raffle, are available.  
24/8/2014
Watten Fun Day 2014Thumbnail for article : Watten Fun Day 2014
There was plenty of fun, flowers and ferrets at the Watten Fund day on Sunday 24th August 2014.   Tea and cakes or burgers and sausages depending on how hungry you were.  
16/8/2014
Bower Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Bower Gala 2014
See all the 2014 photos in the photo gallery..  
19/7/2014
Caithness County Show 2014Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2014
The Caithness county Show 2014 was held at Thurso East..  
12/7/2014
Thurso Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2014
See photos for Thurso Gala 2014 at the link above..  
6/7/2014
Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On PicturesThumbnail for article : Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On Pictures
The success of the exhibition, which opened to a capacity audience of well over 100 people on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July at Castletown Heritage Centre, was down to the artistic talents and generosity of locals and others further afield.  Businesses near and far also gave generously to support the event.  
2/7/2014
Volunteers Spruce Up Mey Bird HideThumbnail for article : Volunteers Spruce Up Mey Bird Hide
Members of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers were pleased with the dry weather on Sunday morning as they were busy painting the second coat of wood preservative at the Loch of Mey bird hide.   The local Scottish Ornithologists' Club (SOC) were fortunate to access a grant from the Action Earth Awards to pay for the wood preservative, brushes, wood and guttering to undertake vital repairs at the bird watching facility.  
Lybster Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2014
Lybster Gala 2014 - See Photo Gallery above..  
22/6/2014
HomeStart Caithness - Newsletter Spring/SummerThumbnail for article : HomeStart Caithness - Newsletter Spring/Summer
The latest newsletter from HomeStart Caithness gives updates on what has been happening to the groups in the past few months.   To read the news letter Click HERE.  
21/6/2014
Keiss School Sports 2014Thumbnail for article : Keiss School Sports 2014
BRIGHT and breezy...that was the weather for Keiss primary school's annual sports and the description was also applied to the keen competition on the field for the coveted honours.   .  
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! .