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14/4/2013
Helping People With Brain Injuries In Caithness
Headway Highland has a branch in Caithness that aims to help local people who have suffered a brain injury.   Headway Highland in Caithness March 2011 saw the opening of a local support group in the Caithness area as part of Headway Highland.  
31/3/2013
Caithness Secret Army WW2 - Remembrance DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Secret Army WW2 - Remembrance Day
From Tricia Barnett (nee More) Churchill’s secret army granted parade with Cenotaph march past.   Royal British Legion grants permission for Auxiliary Units and Special Duties Branch veterans to march past in November 2013 after British Resistance Archive campaign.  
31/3/2013
Visit The Island Of Stroma With Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : Visit The Island Of Stroma With Caithness Horizons
Stroma Visit - Saturday 10th August 2013 Last year we organised a visit to Stroma, prompted by interest from the Islands Book Trust, and readers of their book Stroma, published in 2010.  Taking the abandoned island as its subject, the book features photos by Roddie Ritchie, with poetry by Caithness writer George Gunn.  
31/3/2013
‘Beatrice Works’ Education Programme With Caithness HorizonsThumbnail for article : ‘Beatrice Works’ Education Programme With Caithness Horizons
We’re planning an ambitious programme of events to complement this Summer’s major exhibition in our Gallery.   During May and June, Sutherland based artist Sue Jane Taylor will be joined by Caithness STEM Ambassadors to work with young people from Caithness and North Sutherland schools, exploring how current developments in renewable technology are making an impact locally as well as nationally and internationally.  
31/3/2013
What's Coming Up At Caithness Horizons
April Exhibition of paintings inspired by the Caithness landscape by local artist Tom Newton.  21st April—Peter’s Pals session on Museum Pests with fibre artist Joanne B Kaar.  
29/1/2013
Caithness At War - From The Highland ArchiveThumbnail for article : Caithness At War - From The Highland Archive
A great series being published regularly at the moment at the Highland Archive web site.   Week 22: 29 January-4 February 1940 29 January 1940 On 1 February the Winter War entered its final phase when Russian forces launched a major offensive against the Finnish forces defending the Karelian Isthmus, putting them under severe pressure.  
26/1/2013
The Moorland Mission Churches of Caithness (by George Watson)
This article was first published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011.   Today there are few traces of the active missionary movement which once transcended parish and county boundaries to cater for a surprisingly large population in the moorland areas of Caithness.  
20/1/2013
Hetty Munro’s War Diaries (by Elizabeth Rintoul)
First published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2011 Vol 7 No7 The following extracts from the War Diary of the late Henrietta Munro of Thurso come from the North Highland Archive and are published with their permission.  Earlier extracts were published in previous Field Club Bulletins – Vol 6 No 8 (2004), Vol 7 No 1 (2005), Vol 7 No 2 (2006), Vol 7 No 3 (2007), Vol 7 No 4 (2008), Vol 7 No 5 (2009) and Vol 7 No 6 (2010).  
19/1/2013
David and Big Bertha, A Short Lived Affair Thumbnail for article : David and Big Bertha,  A Short Lived Affair
(by Andrew Guttridge) This article was first published in the Annual Bulletin of Caithness Field Club 2011.   How the RAF gained and lost a naval big gun.  
10/1/2013
Caithness Horizons Launch Their “Peter's Pal's”: Young Curator's ClubThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Launch Their “Peter's Pal's”: Young Curator's Club
On 19th and 20th January Caithness Horizons will be launching a new initiative called "Peter's Pals" a Young Curators Club for children aged between 8 and 12 years old.   Led by “Peter” the Museum’s mascot who is a Little Penguin (scientific name: Eudyptula minor) and the Museum Curator “Peter’s Pal’s” will meet regularly (once a month apart from at Christmas and during the summer holidays) to investigate the Museum Collection; participate in workshops to learn new skills relating to the Museum’s Collection.  
26/12/2012
Caithness Astronomy Group - December 2012 UpdateThumbnail for article : Caithness Astronomy Group - December 2012 Update
Public and Schools Solar Observing Activities 2012 During the International Year of Astronomy, Caithness Astronomy Group held numerous public and school events, engaging the local population with the varied science and technology associated with Space and Astronomy.   Thanks to funding from the IoP in Scotland and the Dounreay Communities Fund in 2010, Caithness Astronomy Group (CAG) were able to purchase solar observing equipment that provided a new avenue for engaging with the local population that would complement our night time observing events.  
3/11/2012
North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing MatchThumbnail for article : North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing Match
Photos from North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing Match..  
26/9/2012
Therapeutic Toolkit For Children And Young PeopleThumbnail for article : Therapeutic Toolkit For Children And Young People
A local organisation supporting children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.   Caithness & Sutherland Women’s Aid – Children & Young People’s Service was awarded £1,545,00 by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.  
PPP Offer Five Places To Gain SVQ In Playwork - Is This Opportunity For You?
Pulteneytown People's Project have secured funding through the Highland Council to provide a unique opportunity to put five people through their SVQ level 2 or 3 in Playwork.  The full cost of the year long course will be covered and childcare will be provided in the PPP creche/after school club, free of charge, if required.  
18/8/2012
Keiss Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Keiss Gala 2012
Keiss 2012 Photos See the Photo Gallery link above..  
18/8/2012
Bower Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Bower Gala 2012
Bower Gala 2016 - Check out the photo gallery..  
Thurso Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2012
Another well attended gala in Thurso.   Thurso Gala is held every year at the beginning of August..  
Wick Gala 2012 - GymkhanaThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2012 - Gymkhana
Caithness Pony Club run the Wick Gala Gymkhana each year..  
30/7/2012
Wick Gala 2012 PhotosThumbnail for article : Wick Gala 2012 Photos
Wick Gala Photos 2012..  
19/7/2012
Caithness County Show 2012Thumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2012
Caithness County Show 2012 Photos..