Over 8000 people are expected to flood into the area for the Royal National Md 2010 which will be held in Caithness during October.  The local organising committee has been working hard, organising fund raising events as well as making sure arrangements are in place to make sure that everyone who visits are well looked after.  Graham Cameron, a volunteer with the local organising committee and member of the Melvich Gaelic Choir, is responsible for making sure there are enough people on hand to act as stewards for the many competitions and events that will be held during the week of the Md.

Urgent Notice Re the Mod Surfing

Unfortunately the phone number published in the brochure will not be in service
To book a spot on the surfing taster sessions please call 0790 859 3322 if no reply then please send txt with essential info: participants name, age, shoe size, and a landline contact number - 0790 859 3322
The surfing taster sessions are on 12th October.

Caithness Health Improvement Forum
Caithness Health Improvement Forum

It's A Dog's Life for Dogs and their owners in Caithness
The Thurso High School Drama club have been working hard to create a play for pooches and their owners. 'A Dog's Life' is a fun performance with dog themed songs - such as 'Scooby Doo, Where Are You?' and 'How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?' - and short sketches including 'You Thew the Ball, You Go Get It!'.
Eden Court Arts Worker David Hunter has been working with the drama group and says 'The show has been a good acting experience for the participants. They have had to think about every aspect from body movement to the sounds they make. I am sure it will be a unique experience for everyone involved.'

Uninhabited island could be a boom town in the 'Saudi Arabia' of renewable energy

Crown Estate and Saltire Prize gives new lease of life to marine energy

New Job Club Opening Soon In Thurso

A new Job Club is opening on October 1st, for people in and around the Thurso area. In conjunction with the national economic downturn, the local socio-economic issues surrounding the rundown of the local Dounreay site, prompted Ormlie Community Association (OCA) to take on such a venture, believing there to be a notable gap for Job Seekers in the community. OCA, in partnership with local charity ‘Everybody Online’, having successfully secured related funding from the Highland Council and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, is due to open the doors of its’ ‘Ormlie Job Club’ to members on Friday October 1st. Initially weekly drop-in sessions (between 1000 & 1200) will be held in the Computer Room, at the Ormlie Community Centre, but through time it is hoped that members will take on board the opportunity to join regular peer-support groups, and attend training sessions planned for the future.

Tiso completes 'missing link' as 1m Perth store opens -  Scotsman
New store from Tiso at former Caithness Glass site at Perth
The Caithness Mod  8 - 16 October
The Fringe Programme is packed with entertainment and events throughout the full Mod.
Apert from the full Mod competitions for Gaelic singing, story telling and more there is huge Fringe Events programme.  Lots of Venues in Wick and Thurso are being used over the Mod periofd and there is also a sports programme and many events aimed at children.  Caithness is going to be busier than it has ever been with accomodation already being harder to find.  The Caithness Mod organisers are running an accommodation finder service to assist those having diffifuclties.  There are walks and talks, book launches, poetry and much much more with museums in Wick and Thurso holding openings and events.  Take a look at the Fringe programme and start planning your days out.  Many hotels and bars have late licenses over the Mod period and more music than ever is being presented in afternoons and evenings.  Check out the full programme to plan your outings.

The Brothers Zamiskovci - At Mackays Hotel, Wick - Tuesday 5th October
Mackays Hotel, Wick - Tuesday 5th October, 8.00pm

Dounreay dome done for as 2.7bn clean-up seals site for 300 years - Scotsman

Environmental Research Institute
Forthcoming Seminar at the ERI, Thursday 23rd September 2010, 17:00
"The influence of temperature on large-scale distribution of birds and zooplankton"
Speaker: Dr Neil James – British Antarctic Survey and University of Liverpool
Dr Neil James has recently completed his PhD and examines how the distributions of animals at large geographical scales are fundamentally limited by temperature.  These patterns are illustrated by studies on North American birds and on global marine zooplankton. Measurements of how efficiently animals can grow helps us determine how energy flows and is divided among different organisms.  Understanding how temperature affects this efficiency is vital if we are to understand the structure of marine planktonic foodwebs and hence, how they may respond to rising temperatures and climatic change.
Accompanied by wine and nibbles….. All welcome !!

WhatsOn Today HERE
The Whats On today on the left column seems to have a fault but all the events are still there.  Just go in via the link HERE or in the drop down menu at the top at the bopttom of the entertainment section.

New Display Section For Poster Ads For Local Events
We are receving an increasing number of posters to advertise event and to make it esier to find them and display a new section has been set up.  To take full advantage of having your posters displayed they need to be sent in plenty of time in advance of the event itself and be in jpeg format or in a Pdf file that we can open.  Posters will be displayed FREE of charge in the Events Poster Gallery each month.  So get cracking and design great posters to get the maximum from more Free advertising here on


Caithness team to compete on STV quiz show Postcode Challenge
A team from Caithness (KW3 6AS) will appear on STV’s exciting quiz show Postcode Challenge on Friday 17 September, hoping to scoop the big 25,000 jackpot.  The four team members (Alison Gunn, Lynsey Gow, John Gunn and Jeanette Calder), who are all neighbours in Lybster and often attend local quizzes, will go head to head with a team from Cambuslang in next Friday’s show to battle it out for the big cash prize. If the team wins, they will donate 500 to their chosen charity, Lybster Heritage Trust.
Every Friday night, Postcode Challenge, which is hosted by well-known presenter Angus Purden and sponsored by charity lottery People’s Postcode Lottery, brings viewers an entertaining mix of nail biting competition and team banter, as two teams from across Scotland battle it out for a 25,000 jackpot. Each team is made up of four friends who are linked by the same postcode.
The competing teams are tested on their general knowledge in two nerve-wracking rounds, and answer postcode related survey questions which reveal amusing facts about the psyche or behaviour of people within a certain area.
The game culminates in a tense final, where the last team standing pull together to try and scoop the jackpot. The winning team also wins 500 for a local charity.
O'Neil Surfing Course A Few Weeks Ago
Laura MacDonald who helped out with the O'Neil surfing course a few weeks ago added some photos to her collection.  Team O'Neill travelled up north to give the local children the opportunity to surf waves at there door step.  It was very successful and over the two days over 90 kids turned up to learn.
Laura has a growing collection of here photos online   - lots of Caithness - Start HERE
Thanks for the link Laura and apologies for taking so long to get to it.

Road Closures In Wick For Annual Triathlon
Wick Triathlon Club  are advising that on Sunday 19th of September Longshore Road and Harbour Terrace will be close to traffic in the afternoon whilst the triathlon is taking place.  The race starts at 12 and should be finished at latest by 3.30pm. The club would like to thank the public in advance for their cooperation during the event. Up and Coming Events To Watch Out For In Caithness

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