From Lois Gray, Castletown My daughter, Nicola Gray (17) is running the Glasgow half marathon, to raise money to volunteer in Nepal with GVI. She has taken a gap year to help orphaned children there.
Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) is a national campaign group that fights the injustice done to women born in the 1950s (on or after 6 April 1951) regarding the changes to their state pension age A recently formed Caithness WASPI group has been set up by Aileen Shanks (Thurso) and Lorna Simpson (Wick). They are holding meetings in Wick and Thurso to raise awareness of the issue and would like to encourage women born in the 1950s to come along and hear what has been happening with the national WASPI campaign.
Peter Youngs book recently published "Ice Cream, Cakes and a Very Long Walk". Peter walked from Land's End to John O'Groats over a period of 3 years and 7 months, covering 1,535 miles during 107 days of walking.
Today saw probably the biggest ever convoy of Landrovers to make the trip from Landsend to John O'Groats. All in the aid of three charities the crews have had a great time meeting each other.
Here it is! Lands end (Cornwall) to John O Groats (highland) In aid of (Air Ambulance - RNLI - UK Homes 4 Heroes) Admission is £20 per vehicle and all funds raised will go to the charities as mentioned above. The convoy will run over 4 days to give people time to rest.
WORZEL Gummidge would doubtless have dismissed it as the last straw...scarecrows deserting their field posts to show themselves off in town.. Goodness knows what Aunt Sally would have said.
INTERMITTENT rain failed to dampen the imaginative enthusiasm of entrants at the fancy dress competition at Braehead - one of the most popular events in Wick Gala Week's packed programme..
Caithness as we all know is surrounded on two sides by the sea. Unless you take to the sea you will miss much of what is around us.
The weather cleared away the mist and the Wick Gala 2016 saw a great parade with amazing costumes. See over 500 photo in the galery above.
Princess Marina tested before it heads for Wick many years ago..
The four turbines bound for Lochend Wind Farm at Barrock, Caithness have been unloaded at Wick Harbour awaiting transportation. Lochend Wind Farm comprises 4 x 2300Kw Wind Turbines With A Height To Tip Of 99.5M, Height Hub Of 64M, Rotor Diameter Of 71M.
Cattle Aberdeen-Angus: Champion - B and J Mackay, of Skitten, Wick, with Balmachie Roderick, a thee-year-old bull sired by Balmachie Benvorlick. Beef Shorthorn: J Campbell and Co, of Todholes, Thurso, with Ballylinney Daisy, a 17-month-old daughter of Podehole Edward.
The 175th Caithness County Show got off to a wonderful Saturday morning and rain only came in by the afternoon. Nothing could stop the event by then.
Wick's Pipe Band Week finished on a rather damp note on Saturday. Rain had threatened all day and finally came around teatime and continued relentlessly.
For a second year the Latheron Show was mostly held in Lybster with the horse over at Halkirk. The field usually used was too wet and it was decided to move to Lybster where events took place using the hall, bowling club and golf course..
Check out these Ranger events in July. Sunday July 10, 2016 10.00am - 12.30pm Crabs at Keiss Discover life below the waves with meat eating predators & exciting rock pool life.
Wick: Thursday 28th July 2016 Transitions from children's to adult's services - For Parents and Practitioners - two events. Venue: Wick Youth Club 11 Lower Dunbar St Wick Time: 9:45 - 12:45 Date: 28th July 2016 We can also offer this session on the same date in the evening if needed.
Inverness Campus is to become home to the Kelpies maquettes as part of their world tour helping to promote Scotland as a visitor destination. The Kelpie maquettes are 1:10 scale models of the world famous Kelpies sculpture - two 100 foot high horses' heads situated in Falkirk, and will be at Inverness Campus from Thursday 7th to Saturday 23rd July.
Scotland's butterfly population continues to have winners and losers in the face of climate change and habitat loss, the latest Scottish Biodiversity Indicator has reported. The majority of Scottish butterflies can be conveniently classed as ‘specialists' or ‘generalists.' Scotland's specialist butterflies have declined by 67% since 1979.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is inviting views on plans to protect some of our most important coastal areas for marine birds. A public consultation launched today (Monday) by SNH on behalf of Scottish Government is asking people to comment on a suite of proposed Special Protection Areas (pSPAs).