Up to £10,000 available for groups working in your community. If you need funding to help give families and children the best start in life then it’s easier than you think! What is it? The Communities and Families Fund is a grants programme funded jointly by the Scottish Government and the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland.
Pulteneytown People’s Project are offering a unique opportunity for people who would like to train to work in the following fields; Childcare Health and Social Care Business Administration PPP have secured funding from the Highland Councils Deprived Area Fund to deliver Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ’s). These opportunities are open to anyone over the age of 16 whether they are employed or unemployed.
Today (8th March 2013) is International School Meals Day. Since December 2010, the UK and USA have been sharing examples of policy and practices in promoting healthy eating in schools.
Many schools across the Highland region took part in Wacky Woolly Wednesday to highlight climate change. Schools were turning down the heat slightly and children wore wacky Woollies to keep warm.
Pupils at Pulteneytown Academy, Wick marked Climate Week yesterday (6 March 2013) by taking part in The Highland Council's Wacky Woolly Wednesday. The jumpers were needed in schools and offices where the temperature was turned down by 1 degree to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint.
Ramblers Scotland is today launching TAKE 30, a campaign to support the UK Chief Medical Officers’ recommendation that we should all be aiming to take at least 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 times a week. TAKE 30 supports GPs as they encourage their patients to be more active in the NHS Health Scotland led pilot being launched by the Minister of Commonwealth Games and Sport this Thursday and is endorsed by Dr Andrew Murray, the Scottish Government’s physical activity champion and the Royal College of General Practitioners.
As the weather gets warmer, ticks become more active and are more likely to bite you and your pets? Being out in the countryside or even town parks and gardens where wildlife is present may put you and your pets at risk from tick bites? Around 3,000 people in the UK contract Lyme disease (Borreliosis) from a tick bite each year? Recent research suggests that the prevalence of Lyme disease bacteria in the UK tick population is considerably higher than previously thought? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Internationally renowned entomologist and Channel 4 ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ science presenter, Dr. James Logan, is leading the campaign to tackle tick-borne disease in the UK.
On Tuesday 5 March, facing defeat and with Soviet armies attacking the city of Viipuri and threatening Helsinki, the Finns finally entered into negotiations with Russia about ending the Winter War and Britain and France abandoned plans to send troops to their aid. Meanwhile, with spring just around the corner, it was evident that the “Phoney War” would soon come to an end.
'Don't You Forget About Me' (DYFAM), a Support Group for victims of road collisions established by June Ross after losing her 22 year old son Ian, a passenger in a car involved in such a collision, and 'Sensible Driving - Always Arriving,' a road safety campaign group run by the North Of Scotland Driver Awareness Team (NOSDAT). This was set up by Highlands MSP David Stewart after the death of two local teenagers in a road collision in Inverness, have both received a huge boost from the boy band 'Scouting for Girls'.
Explore the landscape with this great tool that allows you to move around the map. The development of a windfarm at Baillie Hill was granted planning permission subject to a number of conditions.
Formed in 1913 by the late Alex Mackay of the St Clair Hotel, Thurso the band has proved a major asset to the town down through the years. The weekly parades and displays in the summer months holds out a strong magnetic appeal to locals and tourists alike.
Another fine display of bulbs was on show at the Assembly Rooms, Wick, Caithness on Saturday 2nd March 2013. Lord Lieutenant Anne Dunnet opened the show and presented the prizes.
The results of the 2012 Northern Constabulary community consultation survey aimed at gauging the public’s perception of multi agency services in the area, reveals an overwhelming affirmation of public satisfaction in police and criminal justice partners in the Highlands and Islands. 89% of respondents reported that they are satisfied and very satisfied with the service provided by Northern Constabulary and 97% of respondents stated that they feel safe within the areas they live.
"Breathalyser in your car" rule thrown into disarray The French government's decision to postpone indefinitely plans to fine drivers for failing to carry a breathalyser kit in their car highlights the lack of knowledge British visitors have of drink-drive limits when on the continent, says a company specialising in French holidays. France's Minister of Interior has announced fines for motorists who do not carry a kit in their vehicle - previously due to come into force on 1 March - have been shelved.
A new Seashore Wildlife Project was launched on Saturday (23 February 2013) at the Highland Biodiversity Groups Networking Meeting in the Netley Centre, Inverness. Highland Biodiversity Partnership Chairman, Councillor George Farlow, said: “We have a fantastic, long and varied coastline in Highland.
School pupils, Council staff and Councillors are being invited to look out their most outrageous woolly jumper and take part in Wacky Woolly Wednesday. The jumpers are needed on Wednesday 6 March in schools and offices where the temperature is turned down by 1 degree to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint.
Highland Migrant Worker Project is pleased to invite you to a networking event Mercure Hotel, Church Street, Inverness. Monday 4th March 2013, 9.40 am (for 10 am) - 3.15 pm.
There’s still just enough time for householders to enter the Highland Council’s free competition to win a £20 voucher for The Thurso Cinema! There are five vouchers to be won, as part of a drive by the Highland Council’s Waste Aware Team to encourage glass bottle and jar recycling in Caithness. To enter, participants can email a photograph of themselves recycling their glass bottles and jars at any Caithness Recycling Point, before the closing date of 1 March 2013.
Innovative ‘Recycle and Reward’ schemes, offering people money back for recycling empty bottles and cans will be piloted in Scotland. IKEA, Dundee University, Network Rail and Whitmuir Organics are amongst the nine companies and organisations trialling the projects, which will reward people for recycling glass, aluminium and plastic (PET) drinks containers through a range of incentives such as money back, discount vouchers or vouchers for donations to charities.
Gallus grammar advice has been created for Scots speakers’ through additional Scottish Government funding for the language. Minister for Scotland’s Languages Alasdair Allan welcomed the publication of Modren Scots Grammar: Wirkin wi Wirds to mark the tenth anniversary of the Scottish Language Dictionaries (SLD).