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10/6/2016
Walk to help prevent heart diseaseThumbnail for article : Walk to help prevent heart disease
The British Heart Foundation is currently funding over £100 million of research into fighting heart and circulatory disease, which takes the lives of over 15,700 people in Scotland each year.   Research has shown that being physically inactive can increase your risk of heart disease and so we're calling on everyone in Scotland to put their best foot forward and sign up to Just Walk.  
8/6/2016
Extra Quilting Workshop Due To High DemandThumbnail for article : Extra Quilting Workshop Due To High Demand
The quilting workshop in Wick on Friday this was completely booked out on the first day it was advertised.   Consequently another one has been arranged for Saturday 25th June, 10.30am - 12.30pm.  
8/6/2016
Have You Joined HighLife Highland Yet?Thumbnail for article : Have You Joined HighLife Highland Yet?
Check it all out at www.highlifehighland.com.   High Life Highland is a charity registered in Scotland, formed on the 1st October 2011 by The Highland Council to develop and promote opportunities in culture, learning, sport, leisure, health and well-being across 9 services throughout the whole of the Highlands, for both residents and visitors.  
8/6/2016
Girnigoe Castle From AboveThumbnail for article : Girnigoe Castle From Above
Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle is located about 3 miles north of Wick on the east coast of Caithness in Scotland.  For more information visit http://www.castlesinclairgirnigoe.org/ Video produced by Maciej Winiarczyk Check out his Facebook page for more videos at https://www.facebook.com/maciej.winiarczyk Caithness Castles at www.caithness.org/caithness/castles/.  
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.