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30/11/2003
Thurso Meeting Packs Town HallThumbnail for article : Thurso Meeting Packs Town Hall
A large audience turned out for the meeting organised by the League of Friends of Caithness General Hospital.   Speakers included - Jamie Stone MSP, David Flear Caithness Area Convenor, George Bruce, chair of Caithness Health Forum, and councillors Bill Fernie and Graham Smith.  
27/11/2003
Rob Gibson MSP Supports Campaign For Maternity ServicesThumbnail for article : Rob Gibson MSP Supports Campaign For Maternity Services
"Use Continental Practice To Support Caithness Maternity" SNP list member for the Highlands and Islands Rob Gibson welcomes the turn out of last nights (Wednesday 26th of November) public meeting about the downgrading of Wick Maternity Ward.   He will be present at the 15 December meeting with Prof.  
20/11/2003
Stuart Craigie Heads On To Propulsion EngineerThumbnail for article : Stuart Craigie Heads On To Propulsion Engineer
Young Castletown man, Stuart Craigie, has successfully completed his RAF basic training and he now moves on to 12 month trade training at RAF Cosford for his role as a propulsion engineer.  He will then partake in on-the-job training at an operational base and he hopes this will be servicing the Nimrod aircraft, possibly at RAF Kinloss.  
Caithness Convener Joins Call For Maternity Upgrading
The Convener of The Highland Council's Caithness Area Committee, Councillor David Flear, has joined the call for health bosses to consider upgrading maternity services at Caithness General Hospital.   Councillor Flear intends raising the matter at the next Area Committee meeting on Monday 15 September and expects to send a firmly worded response to the Highland Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, who are currently reviewing maternity services provided in Wick as part of a Scotland-wide review.  
30/7/2003
Wick Gala 2003 PhotosThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2003 Photos
Wick Gala 2003 Photos.  
19/7/2003
Caithness County Show 2003Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2003
Caithness County Show 2003 - Photos..  
Caithness Canine Club 2003 Open Dog ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Canine Club 2003 Open Dog Show
The 2003 Caithness Canine Open Dog Show was well attended although entries were down on last year due another show elsewhere.   The club had recruited Albert Wight a well known show judge who recently judged the Best In Show category at Crufts in London.  
16/4/2003
Activity Outing To ThursoThumbnail for article : Activity Outing To Thurso
Mums and kids made a day out to Thurso with visits to Viking Bowl, Ormlie Skateboard Park and Thurso Swimming Pool all on a lovely sunny day..  
8/3/2003
Bothy Night at ThrumsterThumbnail for article : Bothy Night at Thrumster
Thrumster village Hall had a smash hit night right from the outset.   Full to overflowing, standing room only and people turned away.  
Bayview House Newsletter 2003
In 2001, one of our Day Care staff, Mairi Coghill, successfully produced a Magazine called the “Bayview Buzz”.   This contained lots of interesting articles about Local Folklore.  
Holiday ClubThumbnail for article : Holiday Club
A very succesful holiday club was run by mums in Pulteneytown using the South School hall and playground.   John Thurso the local member of parliament visited the club and was delighted to see the range of activities organised to occupy the children..  
Thurso Gala 2002 PhotosThumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2002 Photos
See photos at the link above..  
30/7/2002
Wick Gala 2002 PhotosThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2002 Photos
Wick Gala 2002 Photos.  
PPP Fun, Barbecue & Clean UpThumbnail for article : PPP Fun, Barbecue & Clean Up
The group had support from many residents and a local contractor to clean up the area of grassland round about the burn.   A huge quantity of rubbish including concrete and old beds and all manner of glass and other rubbish was removed.  
A breakthrough as the Health Board announce the Review finds in favour of keeping services local
Check out what Susan Deacon the Health Minister for Scotland said in her September press release following publication of the Arbuthnott Report on allocations of expenditure for rural areas.   The report has a short summary of the main points as well as the full report.  
Highland Maternity Service Review Supports Rural Provision
The review of maternity services in Highland is complete and has been presented to Highland Health Board members today.   The review calls for a Highland wide maternity service to be designed around the needs of women, with midwife managed care being the norm for the majority of low risk pregnancies.  
14/3/2001
Maternity Review - Thurso Meeting
Thurso's people turned out in droves last night to attend the meeting called by the reference group.   Many people were turned away as the hall was full to overflowing.  
13/3/2001
Maternity Review - Wick Meeting - MUMS Pull In the CrowdsThumbnail for article : Maternity Review - Wick Meeting - MUMS Pull In the Crowds
The meeting in Wick High School was packed out on Monday night as the people in East Caithness reacted to the perceived threat to maternity services.   The representatives were grilled and in typical Wick fashion the audience demanded improvements not downgrading to services.  
18/2/2001
Highland Health Board Denies Gagging Order
Highland Health Board have denied that any of the local staff have been warned not to talk about the review to members of the public.   Robert MacLennan took up the matter with the Health board following reports he had received.  
Winter Weather Proves the People of Caithness are Right
The winter weather has forcefully convinced Caithness people that what they have said all along is true.   That an area as far away from the main centres must have its own dedicated services especially in vital areas of health like maternity where emergencies do and will happen when the weather cuts the county off.