NorthLink Ferries has teamed up with RSPB Scotland to give families a chance to tap into their wild side. Until September, a set of ‘pop-up' binoculars and wildlife calendar providing helpful nature-watching tips will be offered to families travelling on the ferry service, helping them spot unique wildlife as they make their way to and from the Northern Isles.
Well it looks like almost everyone in the area has used Caithness General at some time. CHAT will discuss at its meeting in the Park Hotel, Thurso whether to sponsor a candidates for the Westminster election on 8th June.
Monday 24th April 2017 2.00pm - 7.00pm. All Welcome..
CHAT - Caithness Health Action Team Bignold Park, Wick 2.30pm Sunday 23rd April 2017 Morning everyone, sorry for the delay. We have broken the categories down into ten groups for Sunday's Visual Impact Protest in the Bignold Park, Wick at 2.30pm.
Ship a' Hoy Sunday 21st May 2017. 10.15am - 6pm £46.00 per person (no concessions) This is your only opportunity to sail directly to the Orkney Island of Hoy from the Scottish mainland on the passenger ferry from John O'Groats.
CAITHNESS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY (Scottish Registered Charity No. SC029848) has published 8 books which can help with family history research.
From 1st May 2017 Alzheimers Scotland will no longer offer their services in Caithness for people suffering from dementia. Couthie Corner, Thurso based at Bayview will no longer be run by Alzheimer Scotland but will instead be run by the NHS and the Longberry day service in Wick will be taken over by Laurandy.
John Swanson Rosie, JP, MBE. Long-serving Councillor, born Thurso, Caithness 09.03.1937: died Wick, Caithness 29.03.2017.
Another packed show this year with hundreds of new models not seen before at previous exhibitions. Check out many photos by clicking the Photo Gallery link above..
Caithness Model Club handed over a cheque for £500 to Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) at the first day of their annual model exhibition in the Norseman Hotel, Wick today. Chairman of CHAT Bill Fernie and committee member Liz More accepted the donation on behalf of CHAT.
Caithness Model club today handed over another cheque for £500 to Caithness Befrienders. The group who are involved in matching volunteers with people who might live alone have been increasing their activities.
Posted on The CHAT Facebook page for our next action. Evening firstly thanks to everyone who has supported us and offered help.
Chairman of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT), Bill Fernie received a big boost to the CHAT funds from Wick Community council when they handed over a cheque for £1000 to help with campaigning about Health related issues in Caithness. Bill said,"The funds coming in show that we have a huge amount of support for our campaigns with the community making sure we can do things to highlight concerns at reductions across our services for health and the discomfort caused to mothers and families who need to travel to Raigmore.
As in previous elections Bill Fernie will be publishing his information shortly as part of his campaign to get re-elected for Wick and Caithness East on the web site. As in all the previous elections and in fairness to all candidates in Caithness he will publish information for every candidate who would like to have a page on the site - free of any charge.
After its winter break, Caithness Family History Society has restarted its "help" sessions for those who would like to research their family history, or need advice on how to continue. If you are interested, go along to the CFHS office in Caithness Horizons, Old Town Hall, Thurso, between 2pm and 4pm on any Saturday afternoon or on the last Wednesday afternoon of any month.
From 1 April 2017, all pregnant women in Scotland will receive free vitamins. The move to provide universal access will improve parent and children's health and has widespread support among healthcare professionals.
Do you think you know what Tesco Bags of Help funds? Read on as the Bags of Help team have been listening to applicants, customers and Tesco colleague feedback and we've made some immediate improvements: · Apply anytime for projects that bring benefits to the community · Projects can be outdoor or indoor improvements, activities and equipment purchases · Apply for capital and revenue funding between £1000 and £4000 · Simpler online application process · Community groups, schools, charities, local authorities and not for profits can all apply · You can apply again for a different project at any time To ensure that the programme is really local the number of projects funded every two months has been increased. We still fund projects that improve or encourage the use of outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens.
Saturday April 01 2017; 10.30am - 2pm Local Lichens: Introduction to looking for Lichen's in the Dunbeath area An introduction to these fascinating organisms, a walk through Dunbeath strath and shore to look for lichen species, discuss their importance as indicator species. 3 mi/4.8km Meeting place given out on booking.
A squad of volunteers turned upon Saturday 25th March 2017 to help with further tree planting. Volunteers have put in thousands of hours to help develop the woodland.
After a successful call for hen harrier sightings last year, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Heads Up for Harriers project are once more asking people to report sightings of this special bird. Hen harriers remain one of Scotland's rarest and most spectacular birds of prey.