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Science Festival 2017 - The Story Of A Grey Seal PupThumbnail for article : Science Festival 2017 - The Story Of A Grey Seal Pup
Friday 17th March 2017..  
North Coast 500 - Short FlimThumbnail for article : North Coast 500 - Short Flim
A new short film created by Joe Gallon and Louis Ghadially to showcase some of the magical moments you can experience along the North Coast 500.   Web site -  
Vote For The Peatland Partnership Project and Help Them Win Cash
The Peatland Partnership's Flows to the Future Project has been shortlisted for receiving £30,000 from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), taking us to the public vote stage.   This is the link to the voting page: This money would be hugely beneficial to the Project.  
Introducing the Lybster and Tannach non formal learning bursary schemeThumbnail for article : Introducing the Lybster and Tannach non formal learning bursary scheme
The Lybster & Tannach non-formal learning bursary scheme launched in January 2017 to benefit residents within the Lybster, Latheron & Clyth and Tannach & District Community Council areas.  The scheme is available to individuals and groups who are looking to take part in non-formal learning projects.  
15th Caithness International Science FestivalThumbnail for article : 15th Caithness International Science Festival
Saturday 11th - Saturday 18th March 2017 See a bigger poster HERE.  
Two Walks With Countryside Rangers - 13th & 17th March 2017
Thurso East to Castletown Monday 13th March 2017.  11am - 3pm.  
Funding Opportunity - The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund
We invite applications from groups or individuals across Scotland looking to fund arts, community recreation and/or sports activities and projects in the vicinity of a train station or with a travel or safety theme.   The application must fit within at least one of the following themes to be eligible for funding: Promotion of performing arts, visual arts, literature, community arts, and cultural traditions Support for artists and artistic organisations Public art e.g.  
Caithness Countryside Volunteers AGMThumbnail for article : Caithness Countryside Volunteers AGM
Sunday 12th March 10.30am St Johns Pool, near Dunnet.   The Caithness Countryside Volunteers is a small group of volunteers who meet once a month to undertake environmental projects around Caithness.  
Helmsdale to Berriedale Walk - 2 April 2017Thumbnail for article : Helmsdale to Berriedale Walk - 2 April 2017
Coast Series: Helmsdale to Berriedale 2nd April 2017.   Join us for a walk along the breathtaking clifftops of Sutherland and Caithness for the 1st in our series of 7 ranger guided walks along the East Coast, following the John O'Groats Trail.  
Rockpool Rummage, Ackergillshore - 19th March 2017Thumbnail for article : Rockpool Rummage, Ackergillshore - 19th March 2017
Discover life below the waves.   Search for weird and wonderful creatures including fierce meat eating predators.  
Boccia AfternoonThumbnail for article : Boccia Afternoon
A Boccia Afternoon in Wick April 1st.   Open to anyone with a long term condition as well as family members,friends and carers..  
Four Seasons Hair and Beauty Show 2017Thumbnail for article : Four Seasons Hair and Beauty Show 2017
Enjoy a night out and see the great work being done by Four Seasons students in the hair and beauty lines Get some ideas and tips..  
Citizen Science Event: Dunbeath Strath - calling all lichen lovers!Thumbnail for article : Citizen Science Event: Dunbeath Strath - calling all lichen lovers!
1st April 2017 10:30am-2:00pm.   Join Caithness Countryside Rangers for a morning of Citizen Science at Dunbeath Strath.  
Beatrice local Community Fund - Information Evenings
SSE would like to invite members of the public form the five community council areas below to attend an information event in their local community where they will learn more about the Beatrice local Community Fund.  They are also looking for volunteers form each community to join the decision making panel and a ballot will be held at each evet to appoint the community panel members.  
Improved safety measures for Miller Academy pupils
Member of the Caithness Area Committee have given the go-ahead to a project to improve the safety of pupils walking and cycling to and from Miller Academy in Thurso.   £20,000 will be spent creating a footpath and installing a barrier with linings on the ground to make the usage of the drop off area at the school safer for pupils.  
WASPI Continues The State Pension Fight For Women - Check This Out
The Caithness WASPI group are keen to reach out to more 1950s women who are unsure of when they will get their State Pension and how much they will receive.   They also want to update people on what's happening with the WASPI campaign which is very exciting! WASPI have raised over £100K to appoint top London law firm Bindmans to help challenge the Government on this important issue.  
Caithness Archive Moving Soon To New HomeThumbnail for article : Caithness Archive Moving Soon To New Home
The Caithness Archive will re-open in its new home on 14th February 2017.   Improved opening hours will make it more accessible..  
Theft - Wick Food Bank
Police in Wick are carrying out enquiries following a break-in and theft at the charity food bank on Lower Dunbar Street.   Between 4pm on Sunday 22nd January and 12:15pm yesterday (24th January) entry was forced to the premises and various food items removed.  
Review of Maternity and Neonatal services published
Recommendations on enhancing maternity and neonatal care.  Every woman will have continuity of care from a primary midwife, who will provide the majority of their antenatal, childbirth and postnatal care, as part of a new model of care for maternity services in Scotland.  
Community projects in Scotland are invited to enter an awards programme which could see them share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area.   Now in their fifth year, the Clydesdale Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 is open for applications.