CAITHNESS Heart Support group recently bade a fond farewell to its patron Miss Anne Dunnett who retired from public life recently. The group was only one of several local organisations Miss Dunnett was involved in, not least as the county's Lord Lieutenant.
After an extremely busy breeding season, most of the nesting birds have now left St Johns Pool, near Dunnet which gave the Caithness Countryside Volunteers the ideal opportunity to get into action before the winter migrants begin to arrive. The volunteers undertook a range of activities such as wood preserving the viewing hides and fence posts.
Can you spare a couple of hours a month to help change lives? The role of the Trustee. You may bring a particular expertise to the board, such as professional skills in finance, IT, business, personnel management or marketing and PR, but equally as important are listening and communication skills, commitment and common sense.
Is your child 2½ year old? Would they like to come and have some fun with us? We have spaces available in our sessions and you can choose to attend how many you would like. Whether it's to get your child familiar with the nursery environment, to get some jobs done or even for you to enjoy some quiet time, we can offer a broad range of pre-school experiences.
There have been a growing number of funds available to groups in Caithness in recent years with more to come as more wind farms come on stream. The problem for anyone looking for funding is where to start.
Robert Smith has signed up for the Kilt Walk in Edinburgh on September 17th to raise money in aid of Home-Start Caithness. "I spent my childhood in Caithness and have decided to support their local branch of Home-Start.
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) has gathered 2,410 postcards from members of the public protesting the centralisation of health services under NHS Highland. The postcards carry the slogan ‘100 miles too far' in reference to the 100 mile journey patients frequently have to travel to receive basic care.
Could you volunteer for Home-Start Caithness? We are a family charity that works with young families who need a little extra support and friendship. We need both men and women who have parenting experience to join our team of dedicated volunteers and befriend a family that needs just that little extra support.
See photos from the Reay Gardening Club annual show..
If you are looking for Child Care in Wick take a look at NOSCA Nippers. See a larger poster HERE.
If you want to find out more about bats in Caithness you could not do better than head to Thrumster Woodlands with the Rangers. You might be surprised how many there are and where you can find them.
See a few photo of the fun run in the Photo Gallery link above..
Great night for the Gala. Many photos now in the gallery and more coming on Sunday..
The rain was forecast and it came as predicted. The first couple hours up until about 9.00am were dry then rain came on steadily but the ground remained firm all day.
Caithness County Show 2017 is underway. First photos are from Friday.
A dull evening but the rain stayed away for the Lybster Gala 2017 Saturday evening crowning etc. See the Photo Gallery above..
See photo gallery above..
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant assessment round has awarded over £17k to community projects throughout the Caithness & North Sutherland area. The Caithness Broch Project was granted £10,000 towards costs of holding a Caithness Broch Festival, consisting of a programme of participative archaeological activities that will be held throughout the year focusing around two selected Caithness broch sites.
Thurso Town Improvements Association (TTIA) are proud to introduce to you our mascot - TIA. Tia was designed by young creative genius Scott Hughes from Miller Academy primary school.
See poster for details of Day on of the Midsummer Madness weekend in Thurso..