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Potential Funding For ProjectsThumbnail for article : Potential Funding For Projects
Are you looking for support to fund a community project in Caithness? Highland LEADER Programme has funding of £497,080 to allocate to projects in the area, and will be hosting information sessions in Wick and Thurso on 24th & 25th January respectively.   For more information and to book, contact Paula Betts on / 01463 702275.  
Now You Can Report Council Housing Repairs Online
Online Housing Repairs.   Are you a council tenant? Did you know you can now report routine housing repairs online through the Highland Council website? Visit for more information..  
We need your community's Heart Heroes
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland is asking locals to nominate their Heart Hero for our Heart Hero Awards 2017.   The four categories this year are: Inspiration award Fighting spirit award Young hero award Heart health professional award These awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional contribution of our supporters, fundraisers, volunteers and partners who have made an exceptional contribution to our fight for every heartbeat.  
Launch of New FOI Tool
New online Freedom of Information (FOI) appeal service.   Requesters can use it to appeal if their requests are refused or they are unhappy with the way their requests were handled by public authorities.  
Making journeys easier for those in most needThumbnail for article : Making journeys easier for those in most need
HITRANS, the regional transport partnership for the Highlands and Islands, has introduced a quick and easy way for those with a disability to get help when using public transport, particularly buses.   They have widely circulated a new Thistle Assistance Card which the holder can use to advise the bus driver/public transport operator of any special help that is required.  
Disrespect Or PrankThumbnail for article : Disrespect Or Prank
THE war memorial in the royal burgh of Wick has been disrespected by vandals It would probably have taken two of them, one standing on the other's shoulders to reach the top of the statue's base and place the traffic cone on the top of the head.   It will certainly require a ladder or a long pole to remove it.  
A beginner's guide to surfing in winter in Scotland - ScotsmanThumbnail for article : A beginner's guide to surfing in winter in Scotland - Scotsman
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.  
Watten Hogmanay PartyTo Welcome 2017Thumbnail for article : Watten Hogmanay PartyTo Welcome 2017
A good welcome for 2017 was had by local residents at Watten Village Hall.   Check out the Photo Gallery..  
Wick River Walk 3 January 2017Thumbnail for article : Wick River Walk 3 January 2017
A short walk along the River Wick to get moving in 2017..  
Web Cam Ready For Wick Street Party For 2017Thumbnail for article : Web Cam Ready For Wick Street Party For 2017
To see the Hogmanay street party at Wick click HERE.  
HAPPY - Hogmanay Bash At WickThumbnail for article : HAPPY - Hogmanay Bash At Wick
The annual Hogmanay party will take place once again at Kirk Lane, Wick.   Donations for next years event gratefully received on the night.  
Open Day At Wick High For Last Look AroundThumbnail for article : Open Day At Wick High For Last Look Around
The open day film was made by John O'Groat Journal reporter..  
Marrellian Majorettes 2017 EnrollmentThumbnail for article : Marrellian Majorettes 2017 Enrollment
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 LaunchThumbnail for article : Beatrice Community Fund Launch
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.  
Scout Post In Thurso For Christmas CardsThumbnail for article : Scout Post In Thurso For Christmas Cards
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.  
Wick Fun Day 2016Thumbnail for article : Wick Fun Day 2016
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 Stall At Wick Fun Day Raises Great Amount For Fighting Fund
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.  
Paul Monaghan MP Joins In To Downgrade Caithness Maternity On Safety GroundsThumbnail for article : Paul Monaghan MP Joins In To Downgrade Caithness Maternity On Safety Grounds
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.  
CHAT - Open Public Meeting Tonight Friday 25 November - 7.00pmThumbnail for article : CHAT  - Open Public Meeting Tonight Friday 25 November - 7.00pm
The maternity downgrading issue will be discussed at a public meeting tonight in Assembly Rooms, Wick.   The meeting starts at 7.00pm.  
Wick High Schools Open Day, Saturday 10th December 2016Thumbnail for article : Wick High Schools Open Day, Saturday 10th December 2016
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.