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Are you 16 or 17 and looking for something different this summer?Thumbnail for article : Are you 16 or 17 and looking for something different this summer?
Are you 16 or 17 and looking for something different this summer? Become a Futureshaper! Climate change affects your future, so better come to grips with it! Spend a week with peers, having fun, gaining new skills and becoming Futureshapers: You will find out how you can make a difference in your area for the benefit of the local and the global things that matter! Meeting with like-minded others is also a great way to get new ideas and inspiration for things you would like to take on yourself.   The week runs from 14 - 20 July 2017.  
Coastal deaths: RNLI says ‘fight your instincts, not the water' to help stay aliveThumbnail for article : Coastal deaths: RNLI says ‘fight your instincts, not the water' to help stay alive
New research1 commissioned by the RNLI has revealed that six in ten people (61%) in Scotland would follow a potentially life-threatening instinct if they fell unexpectedly into water.  The RNLI is now calling on the public to fight their instincts and remember one simple skill - floating - that could save lives from drowning.  
Create a feline-friendly planting scheme with Cats Protection's gardening tipsThumbnail for article : Create a feline-friendly planting scheme with Cats Protection's gardening tips
Scottish gardeners can find out how to create a feline-friendly outdoor space thanks to Cats Protection's tips for green-fingered cat owners.   The UK’s largest cat charity will be sharing its 2017 planting ideas when it attends Gardening Scotland at the Royal Highland Centre from 2-4 June.  
Highland Council pays respect to lives lost in Manchester - Miller AcademyThumbnail for article : Highland Council pays respect to lives lost in Manchester - Miller Academy
There was a 1 minute silence at 11am today at all Highland Council premises in tribute to the victims of the Manchester bomb attack.   At the Council's headquarters on Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, staff joined Convener of The Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban and Members to observe the silence.  
Thurso High Sponsored Walk - Note For Drivers To Take Care
Thurso High School pupils are doing a sponsored walk on the morning of Wednesday 24 May 2017.   Walkers will leave the school from 9.10 in staggered groups.  
Inside The New Wick High SchoolThumbnail for article : Inside The New Wick High School
The new Wick High School finally opened recently and today everyone was allowed to look around.   See the Photo Gallery link above.  
General Election 2017 - Hustings In ThursoThumbnail for article : General Election 2017 - Hustings In Thurso
Check poster for details.  
Paul Monaghan Public MeetingsThumbnail for article : Paul Monaghan Public Meetings
Friday 19th May - Pentland Hotel, Thurso Tuesday 30th May - Britannia Hall, Dunnnet Friday 2nd June - Bettyhill Village Hall.  
Set at St.  John's Pool Bird Reserve near Dunnet Head.  
Orca Watch At Duncansby Head Saturday 20th - Sunday 28th May
Duncansby Head Join Orca Watch founder, Colin Bird, as he watches for orcas! You can come along for as little or as long as you like, but if you think you can offer upwards of an hour please drop us a line so we can get organised! Please dress sensibly for changeable weather and bring the food and drink you may require for the length of your watch.  Please note that the nearest toilet facilities are three miles away in John O'Groats.  
Apply Now: First Minister Mentoring Programme - Young Women Aged 18 - 23Thumbnail for article : Apply Now: First Minister Mentoring Programme - Young Women Aged 18 - 23
Imagine what you could achieve with Scotland's First Minister beside you? We are working with the Scottish Government to find an aspiring young woman (aged 18 to 23 on the 8th March 2017 - International Women's Day) to be mentored by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.   Mentoring is a powerful way of helping young women achieve their goals and will help to create a new generation of positive role models to inspire other young women.  
Duncraig Educational Trust Scheme - Closing Date 31st May
The Duncraig Educational Trust Scheme can provide financial assistance to young Highland people who meet the essential criteria for the scheme.  These are: Young people with an exceptional or unique talent And, who attend or attended secondary school in the Highland Council area Or, whose parents or grandparents attended a Highland secondary school for a minimum of two years There are two categories of award with different age groups being eligible to apply for each category: Sports grants are available for 14 to 25 year olds who have been selected to participate in sporting events at national or international level and, or who require specialist sports coaching, training or equipment to compete at national or international level Grants for 16 to 25 year olds undertaking specialist courses of study in arts, language and heritage, science and environment and or to purchase specialist equipment for such courses To apply go to -  
Funding Opportunity for Community Youth Projects: think Big with O2
Telecoms provider O2 "Think Big with O2" youth programme is currently open for applications.  The programme supports young people in the UK (aged between 13 and 25) who want to use digital technology to make positive changes to their communities.  
Funding Opportunity - DM Thomas Foundation for Young People
Applications working in the areas of education or health with one of our three chosen focus groups are selected or considered: - Children and young people with disabilities - Children and young people who are sick in hospital - Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care) If favoured, grant applications for up to £5,000 can be approved by the Director, up to £10,000 can be approved by the Grants Committee, and applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval.  The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year).  
Funding Opportunity - FCC Environment Scottish Action Fund
The FCC Scottish Action Fund offers funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 to projects from FCC Environment through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.   Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 for land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings.  
Funding Opportunity - Creative Scotland: Youth Music Initiative Funding
Creative Scotland administers the Scottish Government's Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme which in 2017-18 will: - Create access to high-quality music-making opportunities for young people aged 0-25 years, particularly for those that would not normally have the chance to participate.  - Enable young people to achieve their potential in or through music making.  
Funding Opportunity - People's Health Trust - Active Communities Funding Programme
The People's Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain.  Using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, People's Health Trust opens in different areas at different times throughout the year.  
Funding Opportunity - Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust
The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 1st September 2017.  Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply.  
Funding Opportunity - Valuing the expertise of people living with dementia
"Valuing the expertise of people living with dementia".   Concept notes as a first stage application should be submitted by 28th May 2017.  
Statement To CHAT From Labour Candidate Olivia Bell
Caithness Health Action Team.   CHAT's decision to withdraw from the Caithness Maternity and Gynaecological Group should make every politician sit up and take notice.