While Thurso may be busier than other parts of Scotland, Christopherson suggests it's worth braving the crowds - which will be smaller in winter.................... Check out the full article HERE.
A good welcome for 2017 was had by local residents at Watten Village Hall. Check out the Photo Gallery..
A short walk along the River Wick to get moving in 2017..
To see the Hogmanay street party at Wick click HERE.
The annual Hogmanay party will take place once again at Kirk Lane, Wick. Donations for next years event gratefully received on the night.
The open day film was made by John O'Groat Journal reporter..
Places now available for 3-18 years.come and try a new sport, meet new friends and learn new skills.both competitive and relaxed dance hobby.all abilities welcome.first class free. For further details please contact us via our facebook page or telephone 01955604767.
Beatrice Community Fund in the Highlands Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm. We are launching the Beatrice Highland Partnership Fund on Wednesday 14 December from 1.00pm - 3.30pm in the Pulteneytown People's Project in Wick.
It's hard to believe it has come round again so quickly but its time to think about your Christmas cards! 2nd Thurso Scouts will be running their Community Scout Post again this year and post boxes are now out in their locations around the town and will remain open until Friday 17th December at Newsbeat on Princes Street, Frasers on Castlegreen Road, McColls in High Ormlie, the Co-op in Mount Pleasant and in Thurso Library and the Council offices in Rotterdam Street. It’s fantastic that local government and local businesses support this worthwhile event.
The decorated umbrella parade turned the Market Square in Wick to a colourful display with many having lights on to brighten the evening. Santa and helpers were around all afternoon as kids queued to see him in his hut.
CHAT's treasurer has sent out a message about today's Funday with regard to the stalls funds - "Well done to everyone involved in the fundraising stall in the Market Square today, the total raised was £672.87 which is really great. The total is for everything - raffle, donations, etc it includes the £40 that Bill received as donations." CHAT chairman Bill Fernie paid tribute to a great and dedicated group who are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to oppose NHS Highland plans to downgrade maternity services at Caithness General and he said, Once again people in Caithness have shown their generosity and that they are prepared to help ensure that funds are not a problem in taking the campaign forward.
Much stress on safety issues and much of what is in the NHS report backs this claim up. But is that the whole story? There are other issues that are impacted by a decision to remove the consultants.
The maternity downgrading issue will be discussed at a public meeting tonight in Assembly Rooms, Wick. The meeting starts at 7.00pm.
To mark the conclusion of our proud 106 year history in our current building, and to look forward to the bright future in our new home, Wick High School would like to invite you to an Open Day in ‘the original' Wick High School on Saturday 10th December 2016 from 10am-3pm. During this time we will open the doors of this historic building to the general public for the final time in its incredible history.
Caithness Health Area Team - CHAT members and supporters will demonstrate outside Wick Town Hall when the Caithness Committee meets on Tuesday 22nd November 2016. Meeting is open to the public but may be restricted once seats are full.
On Saturday 19th November members of the public voted on which groups who had applied for funds would be successful. The event was held at Puleteney Centre, Wick and once again the hall was full for the third event.
Highland Council's third sector culture and leisure funding until 2018/19 has been agreed by Members of the Education, Children and Adult Services Committee according to Council priorities as previously set in December 2014. Members have agreed grant allocations of £1,053,409 for 2017/18 and £493,821 for 2018/19.
The long-awaited report of Public Health Scotland (PHS) into maternity services at Caithness General Hospital was launched today, and recommends that the Henderson Maternity Unit moves to a midwife led model (CMU). The Report concludes that Caithness does not have the population to support an obstetrician, and that the presence of specialists without the backup of intensive care facilities or a paediatrician creates unnecessary risk factors for patients.
Photos from the remembrance parade and ceremonies at Wick..
Caithness WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) are holding meetings on Tuesday 15th November 2016 at 6.30 pm in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso and Wednesday 16th November 2016 at 6.30 pm in the Norseman Hotel, Wick. The aim of the meetings are to give an update on the progress made so far in particular the Crowdfunding campaign which has raised over £100K for legal action to secure a better deal for 1950s born women unfairly affected by State Pension Age changes in the 1995 & 2011 Pensions Acts..