20 April 2015Beach Clean And Basking Sharks At Dunnet
On Saturday (18 April 2015) around 35 local residents and volunteers turned out in stunning sunshine to help The Highland Council's Countryside Rangers undertake the annual spring beach clean at Dunnet Bay, north Caithness. A huge amount of litter was collected completely filling the skip and the subsequent second large pile of rubbish required a second skip to remove it.
Petition To Install A Post Box Outside Tesco In Thurso
Join Mike Lunan in his bid to get a new post box at Tesco in Thurso. Tesco attracts a large number of customers every day. There is an ATM there, evidence that many customers find it useful. A new post box there would be convenient for all customers, some of whom do not have easy access to a post box where they live. Click through to add your name to the online petition.
Postal voters urged to make their vote count
A record number of Highland electors have applied to vote by post for the UK Parliamentary elections on Thursday 7 May. A total 32,151 electors across the three Highland constituencies of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross; Ross, Skye and Lochaber and Inverness, Nairn and Badenoch and Strathspey will be receiving their postal votes from tomorrow (Tuesday 21 April) onwards. This compares to 21,908 Highland applications for postal votes at the last General Election held in May 2010. - Last Day To Register To Vote
19 April 2015Caithness Model Club Show 2015
See a few earlier Caithness Model Club shows HERE
To see some of the great model boats made in Caithness by members of Pentland Model Boat Club go HERE
For photos of many vehicles in Caithness both modern and vintage go HERE
Ackergill Street, Wick - Getting Ready for The New Noss Primary School
Work is underway at Ackergill Street, Wick to bring in a one way system as part of the 'Safer Rutes to school' programme in preparation for the new noss Primary school currently under construction. New 20 miles per hour speed limits are coming into force in various places. Other one way streets wil also be following shortly.
Tempest Community Club
A group of like-minded people have got together for the social interaction of the community. The voluntary non-profit club will be primarily based at Cafe Tempest, Thurso Harbour where most of its events will be held.
18 April 2015Thrumster Primary Easter egg hunt/Coffee morning eggxellent success!!
Thrumster primary opened its doors to allow parents, friends and family to attend a coffee morning to raise funds for a school trip to Orkney. Whilst the adults enjoyed a cup of tea or coffee and purchased from the many stalls set up, the children of all ages took part in an Easter egg hunt.
17 April 2015Improve Your Health - Visit The Pentland Hotel On Saturday 18th April 2015
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group is hosting a major awareness event aimed at helping people to maintain and improve their health. Arranged on a drop-in basis, at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso, it will feature six organisations, the Caithness Diabetes Group, Wick Wheezers, the community stroke services of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, North Highland Cancer Support, Befriending Caithness, and Caithness Deaf Centre. There will also be an opportunity to have your blood pressure checked. Another feature will be a life-saving demonstration by the local swimming pool staff.
Traffic arrangements in Inverness following Academy Street fire
Following the fire on Academy Street in Inverness the Multi Agency Response Team, which includes representatives from Police Scotland, The Highland Council, Inverness BID, Stagecoach, Structural Engineers and other partners has been put into effect. Structural information has been obtained which has confirmed that, due to its condition, the building the fire broke out in requires scaffolding to be erected around it to make it safe. In order to carry out this work Academy Street from Union Street to Margaret's Street will remain closed to all traffic and pedestrians until at least the start of next week.
Venture North Byte 2015 - One Day Conference - digital communication and social media marketing
Scotland's Year of Food and Drink sets the context for one-day conference on blogs and social media marketing at Thurso's Pentland Hotel. Final preparations are set for ‘the venture north byte 2015: food, photography, and the blogosphere,' a one-day conference on how to use digital communication and social media marketing at the Pentland Hotel in Thurso on Sunday, 26 April.
16 April 2015Have you taken part in the Highland Third Sector Census yet?
Highland Third Sector Interface are working with CVG, CVS North and VGES on a census, to prove to others what people in Caithness & Sutherland already know - that volunteers, local and national charities, and all sorts of local organisations are central to our economy and society at every level. We are calling on EVERYONE - from lunch clubs, Community Councils, Churches, sports clubs and brownies to social enterprises and large national charities - to fill out a census. It only takes a few minutes!
13 April 2015Rush.dance Win Big In Grangemouth Hip Hop
Rush.dance comp kids have just competed at MJN promotions Hip Hop competition in Grangemouth. As you can see in the picture the kids had an awesome time and also came home with a big haul of trophies after winning many sections on the day.
12 April 2015Highland League Cup Final - Cove Ranger 4 Wick Academy 0
GREAT EXPECTATIONS.....but this much-hyped cup encounter proved to be something of an anti-climax at Clach's neutral Grant Street Park, yesterday (Saturday 11 april 2015). Difficult to believe that only a week earlier, Academy held the Allan Parkers to a draw in the league. The Harmsworth Park Club will have been delighted with the massive support from the fans who descended on Inverness in their droves, from all the airts, to support their team - the total number only rivalled by the attendance at the derby games at home, against Brora. Match Photo Gallery Crowd Photos
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10 April 2015Stories In this Weeks Courier an' Groat
First Class Flats At Affordable Rents In Wick
AN excellent range of one-bedroom and studio flats with affordable rents are available now at Caberfeidh Court in Wick. Cairn Housing Association has 36 high quality properties that are available exclusively to people over 50 years of age. As it is situated off the main road on the outskirts of town, this peaceful development is surrounded by a large private garden.
2015 Captains Cup Finalists - Wick and District Pool
WIck & District Pool league's 2015 Captains Cup Finalists. One of the best Captains Cup finals in recent memory was won by Ryan Cook by six frames to four.
Over 600 Events and Dates Now Listed In The What's On
Many events are listed but we know there is much more happening in Caithness. If your group is organising anything in the north then get it listed for maximum FREE publicity. List your regular meetings, agm, dances, musical nights or if you run a business and have specil deal on offer on a certain date get it listed. In addition to appearing and being updated dailyo opn many pages across the sites the What's On runs out every day to Facebook and Twitter for even more coverage. Get your event listed today. Just add it and we approve it usualy withing 24 hours.
9 April 2015Highland nominations for General Election 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Constituency
John Robert Erskine - Scottish Labour Party.
Alastair Robert Graham - Scottish Conservative and Unionist.
Paul William Monaghan - Scottish National Party (SNP).
Ann Therese Murray - UK Independence Party (UKIP).
John Archibald Sinclair Thurso - Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Inverness and Thurso band Gabbro picks up festival slot at CalMac Culture Music finals
A five-piece band, with members from both Inverness and Thurso, has taken one of CalMac Culture Music's hotly-contested festival slots. Founded earlier this year by fiddler and singer Rachel Campbell, Gabbro - named after a type of igneous rock found prominently in The Cuillins - will play at Inveraray's Bluebell Festival. CalMac Culture Music began last year and aims to find new and rising talent - the prize is a dream slot on one of a number of festival line-ups. .... As well as 24-year-old Rachel from Inverness, the band members are vocalist Kerrie Finlay, 33, and drummer Andrew Davidson, 29, also both from the Highlands’ capital, and guitarist and vocalist Andy Williamson, 25, and 30-year old bass guitarist Richard Moncur, both from Thurso.
Dunnet Beach Clean
6 April 2015Lybster's Oil Boom Ends With Low Oil Prices
SNP Candidate Paul Monaghan To Speak In Thurso
SNP Candidate Paul Monaghan To Speak In Brora, Assynt and Golspie
Kylesku To Lairg A837
This set of photos starts at the Kylesku hotel where the food is delicious and also makes a great base to explore the area in the west of Sutherland. The A837 is a single track road and is very quiet outside the tourist season.
5 April 2015Wick Academy..1 Cove Rangers..1
Reporter - Noel Donaldson One upmanship gives both teams an equal result. NEITHER side was able to claim a pre-cup-final morale-booster, leaving both clubs on an even footing for the big one, on Saturday. In any case, it might not have mattered that much had either club emerged the victors, the cup being a contest apart. Both teams had to contend with a soft pitch in a league game that won't rank as one of the most memorable at Harmsworth Park. Photo Gallery
4 April 2015Come Dancing In Thurso Is Growing
Thurso Come Dancing joined the growing wave of interest in Ballroom and Latin dancing some time ago but with all the media attention many people have been reminded of the great chance to socialise in a club. There are many benefits to be had from dancing not least being the health and well-being side. But mainly it is the social and fun side and learning a new skill that more and more are finding to be easier than they thought with a little practice. The Thurso group have weekly sessions and separate sessions for beginners. Photo Gallery
Speed Through 'e Groat Stories
Ackergill Tower to be sold - Delays in dental treatment - Upgrade for Caithness General Hospital - New jobs at Watten.
3 April 2015Drilling Has Started At The Meygen Site In Caithness
Work has commence on what may become one of the world's biggest tidal energy production sites in the Pentland Firth in Caithness. Atlantis Resources Ltd has commenced horizontal directional drilling operations at the MeyGen tidal site in Caithness. The drilling will create the bores for the cables which will connect the onshore site at Ness of Quoys with the four subsea turbines planned for the Phase 1A of the Meygen tidal project.
Taking a Bath, Posting a Letter, Visiting the Dentist or Taxing Your Car? It Will Now Cost You More
Zero inflation doesn't mean the cost of everyday bills are not going up. In fact, this week alone we are going to see a raft of hikes from water providers, council tax, car tax right down to the price of postage.
1 April 2015Community Business Arts Sport Jobs Items For Sale 15 Years Archives Whats On
First Scottish taxes in 300 years - New Scottish Tax Office - Revenue Scotland
Several New Jobs/Vacancies Added
Whats On Section Growing Fast With Easter Events - Is your event listed?
Afternoon tea, childrens and family events, walks and talks have boosted the total events to 599 today. Will your take us over 600. Make sure your event is listed as soon as possible to get maximum free coverage. Remember the Caithness.org "Whats on" listing shows every day on many pages over Caithness.org and the business, arts and sports section. Then they move out into Facebook and Twitter every day to remind everyone of an event.Get listed - It's FREE
Citizen Science In Scotland's Seas - The Seasearch Scheme - Calling All Divers
The talk will be TUESDAY 7th of April, at 17:30 at the Environmental Research Institute, Castle street, Thurso. Dr. Joanne Porter, from Heriot-Watt University, will be talking about "Citizen science in Scotland's seas at the Seasearch scheme". Seasearch is a project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest in what they're seeing under water, want to learn more and want to help protect the marine environment around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.
Family Easter Treasure Hunt
The rangers are organising a fun day for the family hunting for treasure in the form of all kinds of eggs. Head for Geiss Farm car park near Glengolly.
Ormlie Community - Easter Programme
Check out the events for children and families at Ormlie from 13th - 16th April.
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