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27/12/2014
Some Thoughts on Castle Varrich, Tongue. (by George Watson)Thumbnail for article : Some Thoughts on Castle Varrich, Tongue. (by George Watson)
This article appeared in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin for 2013.   Perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the Kyle of Tongue this small tower was described in 1791 as, "a structure so antient, that there is no consistent tradition concerning it"i.  
31/10/2014
Events At Castlehill Heritage Centre
Friday 31st October, --- Caithness Astronomy Group talk and observation evening.  "An Even Briefer History of Time".  
18/9/2014
Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No 1 April 2013Thumbnail for article : Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No 1 April 2013
© Copyright Caithness Field Club 2013 Your Committee Chairman: Geoff Leet Tel: 01847 89 6989 Secretary: Marion Owen, 9 Tormsdale Place Thurso Caithness KW14 8PZ Scotland Tel: 01847 89 2999 Treasurer: Elizabeth Rintoul Tel: 01955 60 2168 Editor: Ken Butler Tel: 01847 89 3549 e-mail: kbutler243[AT]mertensia.co.uk Committee Members: Calum McKenzie, Myra Wilson Jennifer Bruce Phillip Brown.   Cover picture: The windmill pump tower at Achscrabster Quarry.  
18/9/2014
The Battle of Altimarlach (by Malcolm, Earl of Caithness)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 The Battle of Altimarlach (by Malcolm, Earl of Caithness) 2010 marked the 330th anniversary of the Battle of Altimarlach on 13th July 1680, near Wick, and as part of our International Clan Gathering that year, the Sinclairs visited the site of the battle to commemorate the event.  
18/9/2014
Eyebrights Of The North by Ken ButlerThumbnail for article : Eyebrights Of The North by Ken Butler
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 Eyebrights of the North (by Ken Butler) Eyebrights - the Genus Euphrasia - have a reputation for being difficult to identify.  
18/9/2014
Mr Clark, A Caithness Remittance Man (by George Watson)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 Mr Clark, A Caithness Remittance Man (by George Watson) The John O'Groat Journal, March 2nd 1836, carried the following obituary:- "Died on 9th ultimo, at the house of Mr Sutherland of Bylbster parish of Watten in the County, Mr James Clark, generally believed to have been the husband of the late celebrated Mrs Mary Ann Clark remarkable for having acted such a conspicuous part during the trial of his Royal Highness the late Duke of York.  
18/9/2014
Hetty Munro's War Diaries (by Elizabeth Rintoul)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 We have now reached the end of Hetty's diaries but the archive also contains a number of ‘loose' sheets of paper.  
18/9/2014
An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet)Thumbnail for article : An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 An Unusual Door Support (by Geoff Leet) At Nottingham Mains farm, close to the Doocot at the Wag of Forse (ND212355) is a barn, probably built as a piggery.  
18/9/2014
Some Highlights of Natural History in 2012 (by Donald Omand and PaulCastle)
Published in the Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol 8 No.  1 - April 2013 Caithness Bird Notes 2012 by Donald Omand Geese and Gulls were the highlight species of the first three months of 2012.  
12/7/2014
Thurso Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2014
See photos for Thurso Gala 2014 at the link above..  
10/7/2014
Summer Programme at OrmlieThumbnail for article : Summer Programme at Ormlie
If the kids are looking for things to do then take look at the Ormlie Summer Programme.  
6/7/2014
Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On PicturesThumbnail for article : Postcard SEA Fundraiser and Exhibition Sees Steady Bids On Pictures
The success of the exhibition, which opened to a capacity audience of well over 100 people on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July at Castletown Heritage Centre, was down to the artistic talents and generosity of locals and others further afield.  Businesses near and far also gave generously to support the event.  
Lybster Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Lybster Gala 2014
Lybster Gala 2014 - See Photo Gallery above..  
24/5/2014
Pentland Model Boat Club 2014 ShowThumbnail for article : Pentland Model Boat Club 2014 Show
Another good entry for the 2014 model boat show run each year by Pentland Model Boat Club.   The winning entries in each of the categories chosen by the judges were - Warships - K80 - Ian Moore Search and Rescue - Taylors Thurso Life Boat - Ted Miller Fishing Boats - Thorsa - Ian Mackintosh Work Boats - Ballachylist - Dave Lambert Leisure Boats - Jet Stream - Ted Miller Sailing Boats - Grand Banks Schooner - Billy Mackintosh The overall winner was Ted Miller for his Taylors Thurso Lifeboat.  
23/4/2014
Traill Hall Community Trust AGM 2014Thumbnail for article : Traill Hall Community Trust AGM 2014
At Castletown Hotel Saturday 26th April 7pm Please come along and find out about the exciting developments we are making with our project to renovate Traill Hall as a community Centre.   We also want to share with you our ideas about a number of community initiatives and events taking place now! .  
13/4/2014
Thurso Gala Queen 2014 Announced
Thurso Gala committee have announced the names of the 2014 gala court.   Gala Queen: Eilidh Harper.  
Caithness Model Club 2014 ShowThumbnail for article : Caithness Model Club 2014 Show
See photos from the 2014 Caithness Model Show in the gallery..  
24/11/2013
Caithness FM Annual Toy AppealThumbnail for article : Caithness FM Annual Toy Appeal
Places where you can deliver toys and gifts for distribution locally.   Caithness Horizons, Thurso.  
19/9/2013
Wild Skies Weekend In Caithness 27th & 28th September 2013Thumbnail for article : Wild Skies Weekend In Caithness 27th & 28th September 2013
Join CAG and guest speaker Dr Lyndsay Fletcher, a Solar Physicist based at the University of Glasgow for a weekend of events where you can: Learn about the Sun & how it generates "weather" in space that affects our planet.  Find out how this stormy space weather can produce the magnificent diplays of Northern Lights we often see from Caithness.  
18/9/2013
Busy Bees Revamped Outdoor Play AreaThumbnail for article : Busy Bees Revamped Outdoor Play Area
Nursery children at Bower Busy Bees are thoroughly enjoying the recent revamp of their outdoor play area.  The Highland Council Community Payback, under the management of Rodney Brass, painted the wooden fence, furniture and play equipment within the nursery garden ready for the children returning from the school holidays.