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Tackling poverty is everyone's businessThumbnail for article : Tackling poverty is everyone's business
An initiative to address poverty and tackle the deprivation that is prevalent throughout the Highlands is launched today (Wednesday, 27 September 2017) by the 9 Community Partnerships.   Highland Community Partnerships were formed at the end of 2016 and are a coming together of individuals within local communities, the third sector and public agencies to reduce inequalities and to agree key improvement opportunities that are important to local residents and businesses and thereafter to take the appropriate action.  
Adults Halloween Party In ThursoThumbnail for article : Adults Halloween Party In Thurso
28th October 2017.   Central Hotel, Thurso Join us for all of the Halloween fun with old school central favourites behind the decks we'll be dancing the night away from 9pm onwards! Entry is £5 which will include a free prize draw (drawn on the night) and a drink on arrival if you come along before 10.30pm.  
Thurso Matters! A newsletter from TTIAThumbnail for article : Thurso Matters!   A newsletter from TTIA
Summer 2017 Round up: We hope you had a good summer, as autumn appears we don't seem to have been too bothered by the sun in Thurso but hopefully you enjoyed it anyhow.   As you may have seen, we've tried to change the format of some of our activities.  
Kids Halloween Parties In ThursoThumbnail for article : Kids Halloween Parties In Thurso
28th October 2017.   Central Hotel, Thurso Join Thurso Town Improvements Association for an afternoon of spooky fun at our Halloween Party.  
Sepsis Awareness
Health Secretary launches new campaign.   A new Scotland-wide awareness-raising campaign on the dangers of sepsis has been announced by Health Secretary Shona Robison.  
Taste North - North Highland's premier food, drink and craft eventThumbnail for article : Taste North - North Highland's premier food, drink and craft event
Taste North, the north Highland's premier food, drink and craft event, in association with Venture North and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), are back for the third year running and this year return to Ackergill Tower with a packed line up and a leading name in the culinary world to head up the fantastic schedule and inspire the foodie passion in us all! Nick Nairn will be joining us as our very special guest this year at Ackergill Tower on 1st October 2017.   Nick Nairn is synonymous with spreading the word about Scotland's wonderful natural larder and using it well and couldn't be better placed to highlight the phenomenal produce on the door step of Caithness & Sutherland.  
Thurso Castle & Harolds TowerThumbnail for article : Thurso Castle & Harolds Tower
From the new Thurso Heritage Youtube channel..  
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.  
Supporting people affected by Alzheimer's and dementia
World Alzheimer's Day, 21 September 2017 - Letter From Stephanie Stone of Revitalise.   We're here to support people affected by Alzheimer's and dementia.  
Highland Heritage Geocache Trail - part of the 2017 Highland Archaeology FestivalThumbnail for article : Highland Heritage Geocache Trail -  part of the 2017 Highland Archaeology Festival
As part of the 2017 Highland Archaeology Festival, a number of geocaches have been hidden throughout the Highlands.   "There are so many wonderful sites in the Highlands to explore," explained Kirsty Cameron, Highland Council Archaeologist.  
Noss Primary School, Wick Helping Kids in MalawiThumbnail for article : Noss Primary School, Wick Helping Kids in Malawi
Money for Malawi - Noss Primary School Click over to the Noss Primary School For More Photos - HERE As well as our sponsored ‘Water Walk' next Wednesday and our Malawi display which you can visit on the Open Afternoon and parents' evenings, we are collecting loose change to try to cover a map of Africa we have set up in the library area.  If you have any 5p, 2ps or 1ps lying around, please send them in with your child so they can put them on the map.  
Day of action at Caithness bird havenThumbnail for article : Day of action at Caithness bird haven
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.  
All The Stations - Inverness to WickThumbnail for article : All The Stations - Inverness to Wick
It's the 19th August, and we're at the end ...  the very last day and there's only one line to do to finish off the whole trip! We take the train from Inverness up to Wick, but don't worry we do of course speak to people along the way, and there's even a castle...  
Attractions of Wick On the John O'Groat Trail - Can You Help?
As some of you might know the John O Groat trail is hoping to be officially opened next year.   The trail will pass through Wick and it was thought that this would be an opportunity to showcase the attractions of Wick for the visiting walkers, those driving the NC500 and others visiting the area.  
We are recruiting new Trustees At HomeStart CaithnessThumbnail for article : We are recruiting new Trustees At HomeStart Caithness
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.  
Nuisance calls action plan
New measures introduced to tackle nuisance and scam callers.   A £50,000 fund to install call-blocking technology for those most at risk from nuisance calls was announced today by Economy Secretary Keith Brown.  
Highland events during Climate Week
Climate Week 2017 takes place from 18-22 September and is a national campaign to raise awareness of, and inspire action on, climate change.  Climate change is recognised as one of the key priorities in The Highland Council Programme 2017-2022.  
PLAYDEN NURSERY Is your child 2½ year old?Thumbnail for article : PLAYDEN NURSERY Is your child 2½ year old?
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.  
Comments From The CHAT Postcard CampaignThumbnail for article : Comments From The CHAT Postcard Campaign
The CHAT postcard campaign has now moved on with the first batch of 1000 postcards sent ot the First Minister.   Here are some sample comments from the postcards.  
Funding Opportunities from Caithness FundsThumbnail for article : Funding Opportunities from Caithness Funds
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.