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Cadets Travel 1000 Miles For AdventureThumbnail for article : Cadets Travel 1000 Miles For Adventure
Eleven cadets and 3 members of staff from the Thurso Squadron travelled over 1000 miles to attend an Adventure Training Camp in Staffordshire.   The green camp was held at the Anzio Army Training Base in Leek and was organised by the 1406 (SPALDING) Sqn.  
Fun Day At Pulteneytown People's ProjectThumbnail for article : Fun Day At Pulteneytown People's Project
PULTENEYTOWN People's Project held its annual fun day on Saturday afternoon - and it all went thunderfully well after earlier fears that the event might be a washout.  Torrential rain and a few rumbles of thunder around lunchtime threatened to undermine the efforts of the community regeneration group but the PPP staff and volunteers decided to carry on as planned.  
Caithness Air Cadets Hit Success In Athletics CompetitionsThumbnail for article : Caithness Air Cadets Hit Success In Athletics Competitions
Cadets from the 1769 (THURSO) Squadron Air Cadets have been flying high over the last few weeks with great success in Athletics.   Seven cadets, representing their Squadron against the rest of Highland Wing achieved 9 Gold and 3 Silver medals.  
Caithness Canine Club 2004 Dog Show At WickThumbnail for article : Caithness Canine Club 2004 Dog Show At Wick
A busy day at the Caithness Canine Club 2004 Dog Show where over 150 entries were judged in many categories.   The gallery shows just a few of the entries in this years show and not necessarily winners of the various classes..  
Wick And District Pigeon Club HistoryThumbnail for article : Wick And District Pigeon Club History
FLYING HIGH FOR 100 YEARS.   DR Simpson, Grover Clyne, John Hood—all names familiar to Wickers past and present as stalwarts on the business scene, but how many would know they were among the founding fathers of the Caithness Homing Club, set up 100 years ago to provide a focus for local racing-pigeon enthusiasts? In the days before TV and widespread car ownership, communities like Wick had thriving sports/arts/hobby scenes—hard to believe now, but the 1904 Fur & Feather Show had 600 exhibitors for a 3-day event! With the first World War having seen homing pigeons used in large numbers as battlefield messengers, it was a natural progression for the Wick fanciers to provide pigeons to the National Pigeon Service during World War 2.  
1/1/2004
Boys Brigade Wick - Collection of Old PhotosThumbnail for article : Boys Brigade Wick - Collection of Old Photos
We have a small collection of old photographs from the Boys Brigade in Wick.   The earliest dates back to 1887.  
15/12/2003
The Demonstration Day Timetable
7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am - possibly throughout the day George Bruce Interviews on Moray Firth Radio News 12:00 Noon Demonstration Begins At Caithness General Hospital 12:01pm Toot Your Horn Campaign Begins Motorist are being asked to toot their horns as they pass the demonstration at Caithness General 12:05pm Professor Calder Team Arrives Wick Airport 12:15pm Press Conference At Wick Airport 12:40pm Professor Calder Team Arrival Expected Caithness General 1:00pm Council Press Conference At Wick Town Hall Area Convenor David Flear will lead the press conference with Jenny Spence, League of Friends, Jamie Stone MSP.  George Bruce, Caithness & North Sutherland Health Forum and two mothers.  
15/12/2003
Maternity Gets Good Airing On Radio and Television
The visit of Professor Andrew Calder to Wick on Monday 15 December had a big profile as it gained mentions on Moray Firth Radio, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Scotland Television News.   Repeat mentions on several news broadcasts are ensuring the issue is highlighted.  
14/12/2003
George Bruce - Maternity Interview On MFR Radio - Monday 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am
Tune in to Moray Firth Radio to hear George Bruce chairman of the Caithness & North Sutherland Health Forum being interviewed about the current Maternity Review to coincide with Professor Calder's visit to Caithness General Hospital.   Listen on radio or on the web by going to Moray Firth Radio web site and click on Listen.  
13/12/2003
League Of Friends Confirm Second Demo at 6:00pm At Caithness General Hospital
As local feeling continues to rise on the Maternity Services issue in Caithness confirmation has been given that a second demonstration will take place at 6:00pm at Caithness General Hospital on Monday 15th.   The first demo will happen to coincide with the arrival of Professor Calder and his team as part of the review.  
13/12/2003
Young Mums Groups Ready For Demo
A variety of groups that involve young mothers is likely to arrive with pushchairs and prams on Monday.   Several groups from around Caithness intend to be represented at the Noon Demonstration with several intending to attend both the noon and 6:00pm demos.  
13/12/2003
David Flear Gets Biggest Mail Ever On Maternity Issue
Caithness Area Convenor David Flear is receiving the biggest correspondence he has ever received on any topic by a huge margin.   Mail is arriving every day by post and email is constantly popping in to add weight to his arguments.  
13/12/2003
"We Don't Want Our Maternity Service To be Invernational"
Posters in Caithness supporting the demonstrations at Caithness General Hospital on Monday 15 December have turned a current Television advertising campaign for flights from Inverness airport on its head.   Whilst the TV ad shows how great it is that you can now fly to many places from Inverness the posters bring home the point that few in the north want the same service for delivering babies up to 130 miles away..  
13/12/2003
Highland Council Press Conference
Caithness Convenor David Flear will lead a Highland Council Press Conference at Wick Town Hall on Monday 15th at 1:00pm time in the Wick Town Hall.   Councillor Flear will chair the briefing.  
13/12/2003
National Press Likely at Professor Calder Press Conference
Professor Calder is to hold a short press conference at Wick Airport shortly after he arrives.   With interest in the visit now coming under intense scrutiny he is likely to face a barrage of questions from reporters.  
13/12/2003
League Of Friends Profile Higher Than Ever
Jenny Spence and her fellow fundraisers find themselves at the forefront of a growing campaign to retain services in the Caithness General Hospital.   From a small fund-raising group normally donating items to the hospital they find themselves rocketing towards national status as they galvanise local groups and support into one campaign to retain and improve services at their local hospital.  
13/12/2003
Toot Your Horn Campaign On Demo Day
Wick is likely to be somewhat noisier than usual from 12 Noon as a "Toot Your horn " campaign is gets underway for drivers passing the demo on Monday 15 December.   Drivers are being asked to toot their support as they drive past the demo taking place outside the Caithness General Hospital..  
12/12/2003
"Maternity Services Caithness" - Issued By Highland Health Services
A group of external assessors will be carrying out an independent clinical assessment of maternity services in Caithness next week.   They will be meeting with local health professionals, the Scottish Ambulance Service and with a group of community representatives during a two day visit.  
12/12/2003
Another Obstetrician Resigns At Caithness Maternity
Nigel Hobson, Director of Quality and Nursing, confirmed a report by the BBC today: "I regret to confirm that I have just been informed that Dr Harry Olorunda, Consultant Obstetrician in Caithness General Hospital, has now accepted a job at another hospital.  We have not yet, however, formally received Dr Olorunda 's resignation, but would expect this in due course.  
6/12/2003
High Noon At Caithness General - Monday 15 December
An unusual site in Caithness is to take place on Monday 15 December at 12 Noon when a demonstration organised by The League of Friends will take place outside the Caithness General Hospital.   The demonstration (a rare thing in Caithness) is to show the strength of feeling about the possibility of downgrading the Maternity services in the county.