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14/9/2013
Pentland Model Boat Club Members Win PrizesThumbnail for article : Pentland Model Boat Club Members Win Prizes
Members of the Pentland Model Boat Club based in Thurso were away to Coatbridge last weekend for the annual regatta of the Scottish Federation of Boat Clubs.   The regatta this year was held in Summerlea Museum.  
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6/9/2013
Wick Sea Cadets InspectionThumbnail for article : Wick Sea Cadets Inspection
Wick Sea Cadets were well turned out for their inspection that takes place every two years.   Captain Peter Adams carried out the inspection and spoke to each cadet individually.  
24/8/2013
Historical Cooking With Peter's Pals At Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : Historical Cooking With Peter's Pals At Caithness Horizons
Petr's Pals Curators Club for youngsters is getting popular and priority is given to them for events.   Book early for your children if you want them to attend.  
17/8/2013
Bower Gala 2013Thumbnail for article : Bower Gala 2013
See the 2013 Bower Gala photos in the photo gallery..  
31/7/2013
What’s on in August at Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : What’s on in August at Caithness Horizons
Exhibitions Sue Jane Taylor “Beatrice Works” Exhibition Temporary Exhibition Gallery Until 22nd August The “Beatrice Works” exhibition is open until 22nd August so if you haven’t already been to see it make sure you don’t miss your chance! Thurso Gala: Children’s Art Competition Exhibition Cafe Throughout August Throughout August the Thurso Gala children’s art competition entries will be brightening up our Cafe walls.   Do come and have a look at the fantastic work that is on display.  
20/7/2013
Caithness County Show 2013Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2013
Photos from the Caithness County Show 2013..  
20/7/2013
Thurso Gala 2013 PhotosThumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2013 Photos
Thurso Gala 2013 - See photos link above..  
17/7/2013
Caithness Horizons Gains New Project FundingThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Gains New Project Funding
MUSEUM PROJECTS TO RECEIVE £300K INVESTMENT ANNOUNCED.   A new roof, Homecoming 2014 events, collection redisplays, enhanced security and marketing training and support are some of the benefits to come from Museums Galleries Scotland’s new Strategic Investment Fund.  
27/6/2013
HomeStart Caithness Gain Volunteer Friendly AwardThumbnail for article : HomeStart Caithness Gain Volunteer Friendly Award
Home Start Caithness were presented with a Volunteer Friendly Award at a gathering in Thurso recently.   Lord Lieutenant of Caithness, Anne Dunnet presented the award to Home-Start Caithness staff, Rachel & Dorothy and Linda who is one of the volunteers that visit families..  
22/6/2013
Lybster Gala 2013Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2013
Lybster Gala 2013 - See Photo Gallery above..  
6/6/2013
Heart Support Group Presents New Monitors To Caithness General HospitalThumbnail for article : Heart Support Group Presents New Monitors To Caithness General Hospital
ONE of four vital signs monitors presented to Caithness General Hospital wards by Caithness Heart Support Group, recently.   Receiving it, on the hospital's behalf is its rural general hospital manager, Pauline Craw, and staff members.  
The Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) in Caithness in 2010 (by Bob Dawson)
This article was first published in the Caithness Field club Bulletin 2011 (Bob Dawson is the Scottish Conservation Officer for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust – Ed) Summary This was a very successful year, although the season was about two weeks later than last year.   Many more people reported seeing, and are now more familiar with, the Great Yellow Bumblebee.  
Bird Report for 2010 (by Donald Omand)
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club bulletin 2011 The Little Bunting that was seen at the end of 2009 stayed at Ham throughout the winter, eventually leaving in early April after 110 days, which may well be a record for Britain.  Another unusual winter visitor for Caithness was Great-Crested Grebe, with birds seen in January on Loch Watten (2), and a single bird in Thurso.  
Highlights of Botany in 2010 (by Ken Butler)
This article was first publishedin the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011 In May I was looking for the Celery-leaved Buttercup along the banks of the Wick River.  It has been recorded from the tidal stretch between the supermarket car park and the Fairies Hillock.  
29/5/2013
New Al-Anon Group Set Up
A new group to help families has been set up.   Al-Anon will meet each Monday at 8.00pm in the conference room at Caithness General Hospital, Wick..  
24/5/2013
A Short Video To Tell You About HomeStartThumbnail for article : A Short Video To Tell You About HomeStart
This short video teels you what Home Start Caithness does.   HomeStart Caithness has been around for a few years and should not be confused with HomeAid another Caithness group doing entirely different things in the community.  
23/5/2013
SSAFA - Local Caithness Group To Help Armed Forces And FamiliesThumbnail for article : SSAFA - Local Caithness Group To Help Armed Forces And Families
Commitment deserves commitment are the latest watchwords from SSAFA a charity set up to help serving memebrs or ex memebrs of the armed forces in the UK.   Local Caithness organiser Sharon Johns from Murkle is looking for volunteers to help her provide support to local members or ex-members of the armed forces in Caithness.  
13/5/2013
Caithness Horizons Museums at Night EventThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Museums at Night Event
“Inaugural Meeting of the Great Guild of Museologists” Museums at Night is Culture24's UK-wide festival of inspiring after hours cultural events in Museums and Galleries.  It runs from Thursday 16th May until Saturday 18th May 2013.  
9/5/2013
Home Visiting Volunteers – Home-Start CaithnessThumbnail for article : Home Visiting Volunteers – Home-Start Caithness
Are you a parent? Could you be a good role model for parents who are struggling with their young children? Do you have a couple of hours a week to spare? If so, we would love to hear from you! What’s in it for you?...  * Training & Development.  
21/4/2013
Caithness Model Club Show 2013Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Show 2013
See photos in the gallery for the 2013 Caithness model Show..