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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.  
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.