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15/5/2017
Challenge to SNP and Tories in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from LabourThumbnail for article : Challenge to SNP and Tories in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from Labour
Candidates standing for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross in the General Election have been challenged to spell out what action they would take to support local health campaigners if elected as an MP.   Scottish Labour's Olivia Bell said she was keen that the action part of supporting the local community wasn't lost in hot air and fine words.  
13/5/2017
Mad Hatters Tea Party In Aid Of CHATThumbnail for article : Mad Hatters Tea Party In Aid Of CHAT
Saturday 27th May 2017.   Tickets available to Thurso and Wick Eye Candy shops.  
Dunbeath To Lybster WalkThumbnail for article : Dunbeath To Lybster Walk
Join us for a walk along the breath taking cliff tops of Caithness for the 3rd in our series of 7 ranger guided walks along the East Coast, following the John O'Groats Trail.  There's a lot to see on this walk - two beautiful harbours, sea stacks and nesting seabirds, coastal flora and a ruined Norse keep.  
Ranger Events in May
Armadale Burn Guided Walk Wednesday 10th May 2017.  10am - 1pm.  
Teaching Makes People - Chris Aitken, Wick High SchoolThumbnail for article : Teaching Makes People - Chris Aitken, Wick High School
Recruitment campaign targets science, technology, engineering and maths.   The ‘Teaching Makes People' campaign targets university undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects as well as people currently working in STEM industries.  
23/4/2017
Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) - Visual Impact DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)  - Visual Impact Day
Well it looks like almost everyone in the area has used Caithness General at some time.   CHAT will discuss at its meeting in the Park Hotel, Thurso whether to sponsor a candidates for the Westminster election on 8th June.  
19/4/2017
CHAT Visual Impact Day and Rally Sunday 23 April
CHAT - Caithness Health Action Team Bignold Park, Wick 2.30pm Sunday 23rd April 2017 Morning everyone, sorry for the delay.  We have broken the categories down into ten groups for Sunday's Visual Impact Protest in the Bignold Park, Wick at 2.30pm.  
15/4/2017
Books From Caithness Family History SocietyThumbnail for article : Books From Caithness Family History Society
CAITHNESS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY (Scottish Registered Charity No.  SC029848) has published 8 books which can help with family history research.  
14/4/2017
Laurandy Day Centre, Wick and NHS Bayview, Thurso Take Over Alzheimers In Caithness
From 1st May 2017 Alzheimers Scotland will no longer offer their services in Caithness for people suffering from dementia.   Couthie Corner, Thurso based at Bayview will no longer be run by Alzheimer Scotland but will instead be run by the NHS and the Longberry day service in Wick will be taken over by Laurandy.  
Caithness Model Club 2017 ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club 2017 Show
Another packed show this year with hundreds of new models not seen before at previous exhibitions.   Check out many photos by clicking the Photo Gallery link above..  
Caithness Model Club Donates £500 To Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)Thumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Donates £500 To Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)
Caithness Model Club handed over a cheque for £500 to Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) at the first day of their annual model exhibition in the Norseman Hotel, Wick today.   Chairman of CHAT Bill Fernie and committee member Liz More accepted the donation on behalf of CHAT.  
Caithness Model Club Gives £500 to Caithness BefriendersThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club Gives £500 to Caithness Befrienders
Caithness Model club today handed over another cheque for £500 to Caithness Befrienders.   The group who are involved in matching volunteers with people who might live alone have been increasing their activities.  
Caithness Health Action Team - Information Gathering and Visual Impact DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team - Information Gathering and Visual Impact Day
Posted on The CHAT Facebook page for our next action.   Evening firstly thanks to everyone who has supported us and offered help.  
Caithness Health Action Team Gets £1000 Boost To Funds From Wick Community CouncilThumbnail for article : Caithness Health Action Team Gets £1000 Boost To Funds From Wick Community Council
Chairman of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT), Bill Fernie received a big boost to the CHAT funds from Wick Community council when they handed over a cheque for £1000 to help with campaigning about Health related issues in Caithness.   Bill said,"The funds coming in show that we have a huge amount of support for our campaigns with the community making sure we can do things to highlight concerns at reductions across our services for health and the discomfort caused to mothers and families who need to travel to Raigmore.  
4/4/2017
Get Help With Your Family History Search
After its winter break, Caithness Family History Society has restarted its "help" sessions for those who would like to research their family history, or need advice on how to continue.   If you are interested, go along to the CFHS office in Caithness Horizons, Old Town Hall, Thurso, between 2pm and 4pm on any Saturday afternoon or on the last Wednesday afternoon of any month.  
18/3/2017
Caithness Science Festival 2017 - The Fun Day PhotosThumbnail for article : Caithness Science Festival 2017 - The Fun Day Photos
The Caithness Science Festival had its annual showcase for many areas of science both in Caithness and from elsewhere with lots of experts to answer questions from people of all ages.   Lots of photos in the gallery..  
3/1/2017
Watten Hogmanay PartyTo Welcome 2017Thumbnail for article : Watten Hogmanay PartyTo Welcome 2017
A good welcome for 2017 was had by local residents at Watten Village Hall.   Check out the Photo Gallery..  
26/11/2016
CHAT Stall At Wick Fun Day Raises Great Amount For Fighting Fund
CHAT's treasurer has sent out a message about today's Funday with regard to the stalls funds - "Well done to everyone involved in the fundraising stall in the Market Square today, the total raised was £672.87 which is really great.  The total is for everything - raffle, donations, etc it includes the £40 that Bill received as donations." CHAT chairman Bill Fernie paid tribute to a great and dedicated group who are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to oppose NHS Highland plans to downgrade maternity services at Caithness General and he said, Once again people in Caithness have shown their generosity and that they are prepared to help ensure that funds are not a problem in taking the campaign forward.  
25/11/2016
Paul Monaghan MP Joins In To Downgrade Caithness Maternity On Safety GroundsThumbnail for article : Paul Monaghan MP Joins In To Downgrade Caithness Maternity On Safety Grounds
Much stress on safety issues and much of what is in the NHS report backs this claim up.  But is that the whole story? There are other issues that are impacted by a decision to remove the consultants.