With the onset of wintry conditions, The Highland Council has launched a new school closure page on its website to supplement its school closures telephone information service. School Closures Online is prominently featured on the home page of the Council’s web site www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosuresonline to advise parents and pupils if local schools have been closed due to adverse weather conditions.
Caithness and Sutherland nurseries celebrate awards for children’s communication. Staff from north Highland nurseries and playgroups have recently received awards for their organisations from I CAN the Early Talk Scheme run by the national charity for children with speech and language difficulties.
CAITHNESS sisters Seren Whyte 23 and Elise Whyte 21 have completed the LeJog Land’s End to John O’ Groats classic car reliability challenge, in their Mini Cooper. They were among the first arrivals to complete the popular route and met up, today, with other drivers who stopped off at Wick's former Haldanes car park where their cars were driven onto low-loaders for the return journey south.
The Highland Council awarded £24,000 to trial new project to prevent littering in the Highlands. A new project led by The Highland Council to prevent littering around 10 secondary schools in the Highlands is set to take place thanks to funding awarded by Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Government-backed body set up to help Scotland reduce waste, recycle more, and use resources sustainably.
Take the kids to see Santa in his Grotto at Newtonhill Croft and pick up a real Christmas Tree..
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Police vow to use all resources at their disposal to catch drink drivers as Festive Safety campaign kicks off. Whilst senior officers support any plans to reduce the drink drive limit the message is that those who plan to get behind the wheel should not drink any alcohol at all.
A wee song about a Truck drivers thoughts on the road from Perth to Thurso, with poetic license of course. Words 4 and a half hours tae Thurso town 4 and a half hours tae Thurso.
Dim the lights - sip a dram or glass of sherry and lie back and relax to this video..
We are delighted to invite you all to the latest ERI seminar, this coming Thursday (6th December) at the Environmental Research Institute, Castle Street, at 5.15pm. Professor Phil Whitfield, from the UHI Centre for Health Studies, will be talking to us on the subject of “Weighing-Up Your Options: The Application of Mass Spectrometry in Biology and Medicine”.
KEISS primary school got into the festive spirit at its annual Christmas fayre which also attracted a big crowd and raised cash for school funds..
The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund recently awarded its 4th round of grants for 2012. Six community groups were awarded funding totalling over £114k for community projects that help to improve the attractiveness of their area as a place to live, work and invest.
Northern Constabulary are conducting targeted speed check in the vicinity of each of the 29 secondary schools within the highland Council area. This activity is as a direct result of feedback that officers received at the recent Highland Youth Voice Conference at Badaguish.
Young people will be at the heart of the transition to the low carbon economy, Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse said today. The minister said that the actions of today’s young people and the way this generation live their lives will have a huge bearing on Scotland’s ability to meet ambitious climate change targets of an 80 per cent reduction in emissions by 2050.
Scotland’s first ever national celebration of reading is happening this week. From 26 November until December 2, Book Week Scotland is encouraging everyone in the country, of all ages and with all interests, to embark or continue on a reading journey.
Local people in and around Caithness are being invited to an evening reception by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso, at 7pm on Wednesday 5 December. Scottish Natural Heritage is the Scottish Government's advisor on the management, enjoyment, understanding and sustainable use of Scotland’s wildlife, natural habitats and landscape.
Highland Council are part of an innovative new tourism initiative linking sites in Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, Orkney, Highland, and the Isle of Man. The Thing Sites GeoTour, which launched last week, the first outside the American Continent and has been developed as part of the EU Northern Periphery Programme funded THING Project.
Wick got Christmas going with the annual Fun Day. Christmas Carols from Wick Choral, Jolly tunes from Pentland Brass with comic action from Wick Players.
Videos explaining several Highland council services are now available at the Highland Council’s British Sign Language (BSL). Access to Highland Council Services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing has recently been improved with the introduction of information provided in British Sign Language (BSL) on the Council’s website.
Steve Scott, Area Director for the Forestry Commission, shows how to spot the tell-tale signs of ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea), the disease currently threatening Britain's native ash trees. Shot on location at Wayland Wood in Norfolk, courtesy of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.