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.
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.
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.
Caithness Science Festival 2013 has been another great success with more people than ever attending the Family Fun Day to end the week of events in schools throughout the county. The family fun day show-cased many scientific ideas and groups.
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.
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.
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).
(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.
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.
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.
Photos from North And West Caithness Ploughing Association 23rd Annual Ploughing Match..
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.
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.
Keiss 2012 Photos See the Photo Gallery link above..
Bower Gala 2016 - Check out the photo gallery..
Another well attended gala in Thurso. Thurso Gala is held every year at the beginning of August..
Caithness Pony Club run the Wick Gala Gymkhana each year..
Caithness County Show 2012 Photos..
Lybster Gala 2012 - See photo gallery above..