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Farming and Feasting at the Iron Age site of Mine Howe, OrkneyThumbnail for article : Farming and Feasting at the Iron Age site of Mine Howe, Orkney
The talk will take place this coming Thursday, the 27th February at 1730, at the Environmental Research Institute, Castle Street.   Dr Ingrid Mainland, from Orkney College UHI will be talking to us about ‘Farming and Feasting at the Iron Age site of Mine Howe, Orkney’ Excavations at Minehowe, an enigmatic site on the Orkney Mainland, have recovered rich bioarchaeological assemblages including carbonised plant remains, land and marine molluscs and mammal, bird and fish bone, dating from the 3rd century BC to the fourth-fifth centuries AD.  
20/2/2014
NOSCA’s New School Run Car FleetThumbnail for article : NOSCA’s New School Run Car Fleet
For families living, working or training in the Far North of Scotland, access to quality childcare can be a major barrier.  NOSCA has spent many years building a strong service here in Caithness, operating a range of childcare solutions regulated by the Care Inspectorate including out-of-school care, daycare, pre-school education, breakfast clubs, toddler groups and crèches.  
30/1/2014
Caithness Countryside Volunteers Help Out At ForsinainThumbnail for article : Caithness Countryside Volunteers Help Out At Forsinain
The Caithness Countryside Volunteers ventured across to Mackay country this month to work on a boggy project on the flows of Sutherland.   The peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland are a globally important habitat and the RSPB are currently undertaking work to restore some areas of former conifer plantation back to native bog.  
23/1/2014
New Year: new challenges? Thumbnail for article : New Year: new challenges?
Home-Start Caithness is currently recruiting Home-Visiting volunteers to provide families with one-to-one support.  If you are looking for a new challenge this year, why not invest two hours a week of your time and make a lasting difference to a local family.  
7/1/2014
Caithness Horizons: Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival 2014Thumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons: Year of Ancient Ancestors Festival 2014
Scotland welcomes the world for the Year of Homecoming 2014.   Homecoming Scotland 2014 offers a year-long programme of events celebrating the very best of Scotlands food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage.  
New Wick Children's Home ProgressThumbnail for article : New Wick Children's Home Progress
The new Children's home continues to build to schedule and our latest photo was taken yesterday 1st January 2014.   See the Photo Gallery for more photos from the start.  
28/12/2013
Castlehill Heritage Centre Gained 3 Star Award From Visit ScotlandThumbnail for article : Castlehill Heritage Centre Gained 3 Star Award From Visit Scotland
Castlehill Heritage Centre has just been graded by Visit Scotland, and they achieved three stars at their first attempt.   Needless to say everyone at Castletown Heritage Society is delighted with the outcome - and they have already set thier sights on a higher target for next year! The grading was revealed by our Chairman, Hugh Crowden, at the Boxing Day Opening.  
14/12/2013
Christmas Tree Festival At Wick St Fergus ChurchThumbnail for article : Christmas Tree Festival At Wick St Fergus Church
Wick St Fergus held their first Christmas Tree Festival on Saturday 14th December 2013, and invited Charities and other groups to come along to the Church and decorate a tree and showcase their activities.   Usual stalls, Christmas flowers, music and a sales table were on show with tea, coffee and cakes and mince pies on offer to warm before venturing out again to the high gales on Saturday.  
11/12/2013
Freedom of John OGroats conferred on John GreenThumbnail for article : Freedom of John OGroats conferred on John Green
The freedom of the most northerly community in Great Britain John OGroats has been bestowed by The Highland Council on former Highland Councillor and local resident of John OGroats Mr John Houston Green.   Tributes were paid to Mr Green at a ceremony held at John OGroats Village Hall on Tuesday evening (10 December 2013).  
29/11/2013
Whats On At Caithness Horizons: November/December 2013Thumbnail for article : Whats On At Caithness Horizons: November/December 2013
Cafe Exhibitions Meg Telfer & Rhona Graham November Until the end of November these two local artists will be exhibiting their work in the Gallery Cafe.   Christmas Exhibition December Throughout the whole of December an exhibition of small works by local artists will be on show.  
24/11/2013
Caithness FM Annual Toy AppealThumbnail for article : Caithness FM Annual Toy Appeal
Places where you can deliver toys and gifts for distribution locally.   Caithness Horizons, Thurso.  
21/11/2013
Over 500 Turn Out - Castletown Pharmacy Protest - Save Our Surgeries Thumbnail for article : Over 500 Turn Out -  Castletown Pharmacy Protest - Save Our Surgeries
Caithness Gets Ready To Do Battle Over Health Services Once Again.  Over 500 Turn Out - Castletown Pharmacy Protest - Save Our Surgeries.  
29/10/2013
Keiss Halloween PartyThumbnail for article : Keiss Halloween Party
THE spooks, witches and vampires decided to have some fun in Keiss hall before spiriting themselves off on the trail of toil and trouble, later this week.  There were some ghostly games and competitions and plenty to eat and drink, at the early Halloween party, at the weekend.  
25/10/2013
51st Scottish Ploughing Championships 2013Thumbnail for article : 51st Scottish Ploughing Championships 2013
Stanstill Farm in Caithness saw the start of the 51st Scottish Ploughing Championships.   On what turned out to be a dry Saturday following heavy rain on Friday conditions seemed ideal for the competitions that went into full swing from the shire horses showing how it used to be done to the bigger modern ploughs and many in between.  
24/10/2013
Caithness Heart Support Group - Presentation 1Thumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group - Presentation 1
Caithness Heart Support Group made a double presentation of equipment at the Wick Medical Centre, recently.  The first was a digital scales handed over to Riverview practice nurse Laura Stewart by group chairman, Ernie Ross (above).  
24/10/2013
Caithness Heart Support Group - Presentation 2Thumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group  - Presentation 2
Caithness Heart Support Group made a double presentation of equipment at the Wick Medical Centre, recently.   The second presentation which will be used jointly by both the Riverview and the Dr Pearson practices, was the latest Doppler machine which measures the circulation in limbs and, unlike the one currently employed, can be used without an initial, patient-rest period of 20 minutes and provide a series of readings immediately.  
20/10/2013
Scotlands People Hub opens at InvernessThumbnail for article : Scotlands People Hub opens at Inverness
The eagerly-awaited access to ScotlandsPeople Hub for the public to search the birth, death and marriage records unassisted has finally come on-stream in Inverness.   The recent addition to the services provided at the Highland Archive and Registration Centre, Bught Road, Inverness also provides access on-line to valuation rolls with the facility to search by street, wills and testaments and Catholic records for all of Scotland.  
4/10/2013
Trustees Week Is Coming - You Can Help A Caithness Group
Trustees Week is running from 4th November to 10th Novermber 2013 to highlight the valuable contribition people who join the boards of charity groups make to their communities.   Trustees and directors of the boards of thousands of local charities make it possible for charities to run legally.  
19/9/2013
Wild Skies Weekend In Caithness 27th & 28th September 2013Thumbnail for article : Wild Skies Weekend In Caithness 27th & 28th September 2013
Join CAG and guest speaker Dr Lyndsay Fletcher, a Solar Physicist based at the University of Glasgow for a weekend of events where you can: Learn about the Sun & how it generates "weather" in space that affects our planet.  Find out how this stormy space weather can produce the magnificent diplays of Northern Lights we often see from Caithness.  
18/9/2013
Busy Bees Revamped Outdoor Play AreaThumbnail for article : Busy Bees Revamped Outdoor Play Area
Nursery children at Bower Busy Bees are thoroughly enjoying the recent revamp of their outdoor play area.  The Highland Council Community Payback, under the management of Rodney Brass, painted the wooden fence, furniture and play equipment within the nursery garden ready for the children returning from the school holidays.