Community Groups News
Just less than a week separated Halkirk and Melvich Primary School's village litter picks but the weather couldn’t have been more different. Both village litter picks were undertaken as part of the schools Eco-studies programme and registered with the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign and each event received assistance from The Highland Council’s local Countryside Ranger Paul Castle.
Just less than a week separated Halkirk and Melvich Primary School's village litter picks but the weather couldn't have been more different. Both village litter picks were undertaken as part of the schools Eco-studies programme and registered with the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign and each event received assistance from The Highland Council’s local Countryside Ranger Paul Castle.
Records were broken for the numbers of models on show and for the numbers of people coming along to view the amazing collections that had come from both Caithness and many other parts of the country. The Model Show has now purchased its own tables so no longer needs to make a round trip to Dornoch to borrow them.
Willow Bees 1 - Wednesday 6th April. 6pm - 8pm.
Monday March 28, 2016 11.00am - 1.00pm Easter Mask Making, Dunnet Come along to the Seadrift Visitor Centre and have fun making and decorating your very own Easter mask using everyday objects. All materials provided, just bring your imagination.
All the walks are led by a Countryside Ranger. It is important that you think of your own safety and that of any children for whom you are responsible.
The public astronomy talk is by regular CAG visitor Professor Martin Hendry MBE - his talk is part of the series of local IYL events that have been held this year. Martin will also be visiting a couple of Wick schools whilst in the area, to enthuse interest in space and science in .
The rain came down but the crowd voted to go ahead with the event. See all the photos in the gallery above..
Wick Gala 2015 got off to a great start with another fabulous show of decorated floats with many themes. The foot walkers with their collecting tins were as amazing as usual for Wick Gala.
Thurso Gala 2015 See Link above..
See photo gallery above..
Hidden Landscapes: LiDAR survey of a multi-period landscape in Caithness (by Charlotte Douglas, Graeme Cavers & Andy Heald). From the Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2014 Caithness is well known for its spectacular archaeology but aerial laser scanning surveys carried out in the county have revealed glimpses of the hidden archaeological landscapes that are less easily appreciated.
The annual Caithness Model Boat Show for 2015 was once again held at the British Legion club in Thurso on 9th May 2015. The winners were as follows - John Webster followed by Ted MIller, Billy Macintosh,and Robert Mowat.
The Caithness Model Club show for 2015 took place in the Norseman Hotel, Wick on 18th and 19th April 2015. See photos in the gallery - link above..
A few activities for young children and the family at Easter from Ormlie Community Association. Monday 13th to Thursday 16th april 2015..
197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland. Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants.
Halkirk Young Farmers will turn 70 next year and following their recent AGM, current members are holding an open meeting for all past members to discuss the programme of events for the 2016 celebrations. The meeting is to be held in the Ross Institute, Halkirk on Wednesday 25th March at 7.30pm.
Winners Picture L/r Vicky Rosie 3rd Senior Female, Fiona Swanson 1st Senior Female, Euan Bremner 1st Jnr Male and Participation, Craig Budge 1st Senior Male, Fiona Sinclair 2nd Senior Female and Emma Coghill 1st Jnr Female and Overall Winner.
As well as the schools programme, this year there will be activities for the general public throughout the week, including: Public Launch Event: Pulteneytown Primary Academy School, Tuesday 17th March at 6.30pm Festival Patron Lord-Lieutenant for Caithness Anne Dunnett, along with Festival Chairman Professor Iain Baikie, will launch this year's Festival and present prizes to the winners of this year's Schools Design Competition which were kindly donated by Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. There will be performances by various presenters, along with "taster" workshops that were on offer to the school children throughout the festival week.
Observing and Imaging Eclipses Friday 13th March, Castlehill Heritage Centre at 7pm Talk by CAG, with demonstrations that will provide useful guidance prior to the significant solar eclipse on 20th March. Followed by an after dark observing session if weather permits.