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Springtime At Last In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Springtime At Last In Caithness
The sever and cold weather we have seen recently made it look like spring would never come.   the days have brightened up to look like spring but the cold is still biting.  
Egg thieves being targeted Thumbnail for article : Egg thieves being targeted
Easter is on the doorstep, birds are nesting, some have already laid eggs, and the national campaign to protect them is now underway.   A new element to this year’s operation will target those who take the eggs or chicks of birds of prey, to sell to illegal falconries.  
Experiences of Primary Care
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published a report exploring variations in the experiences of different people using primary care services.  The report draws on the results of the 2011/12 Scottish patient experience survey of GP and local NHS services.  
Ranger Community Events For EasterThumbnail for article : Ranger Community Events For Easter
Easter Egg-Heads Tuesday 2nd April 2013.  The Seadrift Visitor Centre.  
Remember to make the most of your Recycling Centre this EasterThumbnail for article : Remember to make the most of your Recycling Centre this Easter
Wick and Thurso Recycling Centres are open as normal over the Easter weekend, so whether you’re planning gardening, DIY or entertaining, you can separate your waste and take it to your nearest Recycling Centre for recycling.  There are containers for various materials at both sites, plus staff are always on hand to point you in the right direction.  
Success of breast cancer drive
A groundbreaking breast cancer campaign has seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of women consulting their GP for breast cancer symptoms.   The Scottish Government’s breast cancer drive, featuring Elaine C Smith, launched in September last year and was the first advert in the UK to show real pictures of women’s breasts with visible signs of breast cancer.  
Meet the Charity Regulator – Wick
Wednesday 1st May, 10.00am-12.15pm, Pulteney Centre.   You will have the opportunity to hear about the latest developments in charity regulation, and in areas such as equality and fundraising.  
Wick Death - Police Continue Enquiries
Police are continuing their enquiries into the death of William Mcgough following the discovery of his body in the Wick river on the morning of Saturday the 23rd March 2013.  Police are looking to speak to any one walking in or frequenting the area of Victoria Place, Wick between 6pm and 9pm on Friday the 22nd of march 2013.  
Caithness & North Sutherland Community Groups Awarded over £142K!Thumbnail for article : Caithness & North Sutherland Community Groups Awarded over £142K!
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund recently awarded its latest round of community grants totalling over £142k.   The grants were awarded to eleven community and voluntary groups in the Dounreay travel to work area for projects that help to make Caithness & North Sutherland an attractive place to live, work and invest in.  
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.  
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.  
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 .  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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’ 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).  
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.  
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.  
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.