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14/8/2017
Ranger Events Until October
Sunday August 20, 2017; 11am - 1pm Gold Panning, Kildonan, Sutherland The Kildonan rush may be over but try your luck searching for gold and garnet stones in the beautiful Kildonan strath.  Please bring welly boots/midge repellent.  
14/8/2017
Caithness Community Partnership
The next Caithness Community Partnership Meeting is Friday 18th August 2017 in the Drill Hall Castletown at 6pm.   AGENDA 1.  
13/8/2017
A Walk Around ReayThumbnail for article : A Walk Around Reay
A few photos from walk around Reay on Saturday 12th August 2017.  See the photo gallery - link above..  
10/8/2017
Back to school with award winning mealsThumbnail for article : Back to school with award winning meals
Highland Parents are being urged to ditch the packed lunch and give their children great Food for Life Highland Council has achieved the Soil Association's Silver and Bronze Food for Life Served Here award for serving fresh and healthy meals in Highland schools and nurseries.  The Silver award schools and nurseries are Cradlehall, Drakies, Holm, Lochaline, Rosebank and Smithton while all other schools and nurseries have the Bronze Award.  
29/7/2017
Halkirk Highland Games 2017Thumbnail for article : Halkirk Highland Games 2017
See photos in the Photo Gallery - link above..  
26/7/2017
Wick Gala 2017 Childrens Fancy DressThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2017 Childrens Fancy Dress
See the photo gallery for all the photos..  
24/7/2017
Wick Gala 2017 Fun RunThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2017 Fun Run
See a few photo of the fun run in the Photo Gallery link above..  
22/7/2017
Wick Gala 2017Thumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2017
Great night for the Gala.   Many photos now in the gallery and more coming on Sunday..  
20/7/2017
Wick Swimming Pool - Great Deal On High Life CardThumbnail for article : Wick Swimming Pool - Great Deal On High Life Card
The new community facility at Wick High still has great offer on the High Life Card.   Usually £20 per month but for this offer pay £200 and get a whole 12 months of access.  
15/7/2017
Caithness County Show 2017 - SaturdayThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2017 - Saturday
The rain was forecast and it came as predicted.   The first couple hours up until about 9.00am were dry then rain came on steadily but the ground remained firm all day.  
14/7/2017
Caithness County Show 2017Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2017
Caithness County Show 2017 is underway.   First photos are from Friday.  
14/7/2017
Lego Broch Exhibition Opens At Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : Lego Broch Exhibition Opens At Caithness Horizons
If you are in Thurso in coming days and months take look in a the Lego Caithness Broch project in Caithnes Horizons ( The old Thurso Town Hall.   It is part of the ongoing quest to build new broch to show what it is all about.  
12/7/2017
Snap a bit of Highland Heritage - Photo CompetitionThumbnail for article : Snap a bit of Highland Heritage  - Photo Competition
Planning is already underway for the Highland Archaeology Festival, the huge celebration of Highland heritage which takes place in October, organised by The Highland Council.  New this year is a chance to capture a bit of Highland Heritage in the HAF2017 photographic competition.  
12/7/2017
Thurso's Midsummer Madness 2017 - Day 1Thumbnail for article : Thurso's Midsummer Madness 2017 - Day 1
See video.  
10/7/2017
Consider Carefully Before Using Tanning Machines
Important warning: There are health risks associated with using ultraviolet (UV) tanning equipment - skin cancer, cataracts, premature ageing of the skin, sunburnt skin, dryness and itching, bumpy rashes, and eye irritation/conjunctivitis.  Any exposure to UV radiation from tanning equipment is potentially harmful.  
9/7/2017
Latheron Show 2017Thumbnail for article : Latheron Show 2017
The Latheron Show 2017 returned to its usual place at Occumster after going to Lybster last year due to wet weather.   See the Photo Gallery link above for lots of photos.  
3/7/2017
Beatrice Highland Partnership Fund Open For Applications From 3 July 2017Thumbnail for article : Beatrice Highland Partnership Fund Open For Applications From 3 July 2017
Community Groups can now apply for funds from the Beatrice Highland Partnership fund.   Grants are available from £10,000 to £50,000.  
Lybster Gala 2017Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2017
A dull evening but the rain stayed away for the Lybster Gala 2017 Saturday evening crowning etc.   See the Photo Gallery above..  
Canisbay Show 2017Thumbnail for article : Canisbay Show 2017
See photo gallery above..  
30/6/2017
Replica Red Phone Box By Dounreay Apprentices For Memory GardenThumbnail for article : Replica Red Phone Box By Dounreay Apprentices For Memory Garden
Apprentices at Dounreay have designed and made a life-size replica red telephone box for the Town and County hospital therapy garden in Wick.   It was designed and built at Dounreay, near Thurso, in Caithness with the help of experienced tradesmen at the site.