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8/6/2016
Caithness at War - Week 197 Week 197: 07-13 June 1943
This is the latest in the long running series at.  Caithness Archive Centre.  
6/6/2016
KeepTurningLeft Season 8 Part 5 Findhorn, Cromarty, Helmsdale, Lybster WickThumbnail for article : KeepTurningLeft Season 8 Part 5 Findhorn, Cromarty, Helmsdale, Lybster Wick
From Youtube.  Self financing bloke - so punt a couple of quid if you like his films.  
5/6/2016
Newsroom News Women urged to go for smear test inShare Women urged to go for smear test
Changes to cervical screening come into force.   Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood has urged women to take up their invitation for cervical screening as changes to the programme come into force.  
5/6/2016
Better education for Type 1 diabetes
New technology to help management of condition.   Five companies have been shortlisted as part of a £500,000 competition to develop an innovative way to help people with Type 1 diabetes.  
4/6/2016
Summer Holiday Activities - Caithness And SutherlandThumbnail for article : Summer Holiday Activities - Caithness And Sutherland
High Life Highland's 2016 summer activities programme is jam-packed with over 1100 fun things for children and young people to do across the Highlands.   From swimming lessons to mini-olympics, from mountain biking to martial arts - you'll find a host of activities on offer to exercise, inspire and entertain.  
4/6/2016
Poppies: Weeping Window in OrkneyThumbnail for article : Poppies: Weeping Window in Orkney
Poppies: Weeping Window in Orkney BY PAUL CUMMINS ARTIST AND TOM PIPER DESIGNER St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney is the first venue in Scotland to host Poppies: Weeping Window, installed on the Cathedral's west end.   Many people from Caithness and further afield have taken the ferry over the sea to see the display.  
High Schools Compete In Rocket Car CompetitionThumbnail for article : High Schools Compete In Rocket Car Competition
Over 140 pupils from Thurso High School, Wick High School, Golspie High School and Tain Royal Academy descended upon North Highland College UHI's ETEC building last week to take part in The Bloodhound Project Model Rocket Car Challenge.  This is a global competition backed by Guinness World Records.  
3/6/2016
All pregnant women to receive vitaminsThumbnail for article : All pregnant women to receive vitamins
Move to extend entitlement and give all children the best start in life.   All pregnant women will receive free vitamins by next spring as part of the Scottish Government's commitment to giving children the best start in life.  
3/6/2016
Continuation of food fundThumbnail for article : Continuation of food fund
More families to benefit from £1 million of investment.   More families across Scotland will benefit from improved access to fresh and healthy food, thanks to the continuation of a £1 million fund.  
2/6/2016
Caithness County Show 2016 - Deadline For EntriesThumbnail for article : Caithness County Show 2016 - Deadline For Entries
The 2016 Caithness County Show will be here before you know it.   So anyone who still has an entry form waiting to go in or has not completed one yet should get their skates on.  
31/5/2016
Cash Awarded By Local People for Caithness community projects
Local people cast their votes this past weekend on Saturday 28 May 2016 at a Highland Council participatory budgeting event held in Thurso High School.   Eleven out of the 19 projects bidding for £30,000 community funding were successfully voted for by over 120 people who registered to vote on the day.  
30/5/2016
Rangers show the way on the Peatlands of the Flow CountryThumbnail for article : Rangers show the way on the Peatlands of the Flow Country
Over forty members of the public attended a series of high profile guided walks on the peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland led by the Highland Council Rangers.   Andy Summers, Senior Countryside Ranger said: "We saw lots of exciting wildlife including great views of a peregrine falcon, breeding greenshanks and red-throated divers, dragonflies hunting around bog pools.  
29/5/2016
Inside New Noss Primary School, WickThumbnail for article : Inside New Noss Primary School, Wick
The new Noss primary school in Wick is bright and airy.  The rooms are different colours and windows are full length with air condition to control temperatures.  
27/5/2016
New figures prompt more action on walking to school
A major national survey on school travel in Scotland* shows barriers which deter children from walking to school still need to be tackled, according to national walking charity Living Streets Scotland.   Living Streets Scotland Director, Stuart Hay said: "Overall, walking to school levels in Scotland remain relatively high (43%), but it's disappointing to see them slip back in this year’s survey.  
25/5/2016
Noss Primary school closed for pupil safety
The Highland Council advises parents and carers of pupils at Noss Primary School in Wick that unfortunately the school will remain closed until Monday 30 May 2016.   To ensure the safety of pupils and staff works are being carried out over the next few days including pressure testing of both the hot water and heating systems.  
24/5/2016
Noss Primary School closure
The Highland Council has been forced to close Noss Primary School this afternoon (24 May) and tomorrow (25 May).   The closure is due to a significant failure of a hot water connection to the heating system located in the ceiling of the east wing resulting in significant water damage, and no heating.  
21/5/2016
Your Cash Your Caithness - Come and cast your vote
Following the initial bidding process 20 projects now have a chance to put their idea to the public vote at an event in Thurso on Saturday 28 May.  There is £30,000.00 on offer with applications received totalling £53,072.00.  
21/5/2016
Primary pupils help launch major loneliness campaignThumbnail for article : Primary pupils help launch major loneliness campaign
Primary school pupils and a Highland MP have joined forces to help launch a major campaign by NHS Highland to combat loneliness and social isolation.   ‘Reach Out - Make a difference for someone who's lonely' was officially kicked off in Drakies Primary School, InvernessFriday 20th May 2016 - with pupils playing a starring role in the launch.