Pyjama Party At Thrumster Primary School For Children In Need
The children of Thrumster Primary managed to raise over £400 this year for Children in Need. For such a small school
they showed they have very large hearts. The children had a pyjama day
at school. They had a baking sale, a yellow tombola and many more
activities to raise this massive sum of money for children less
fortunate than themselves. All the children and staff enjoyed the day
and are looking forward to raising even more money next year.
Council progresses on future Primary School provision in Wick Progress on the future
provision of Primary Schools in Wick has been outlined this week by The
Highland Council. Earlier
this month on 10 November, members of The Highland Council's Education,
Culture and Sport Committee heard the outcomes of statutory
consultations on the proposed amalgamation of Hillhead Primary School
and North Primary School and the proposed amalgamation of Pulteneytown
Academy Primary and South Primary School in Wick.
Council welcomes Dounreay announcement
The Convener of The Highland Council Councillor Sandy Park, who is
Chairman of the Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Advisory
Board, has welcomed the NDA announcement that Babcock Dounreay
Partnership is the preferred bidder in the competition to become the
new PBO for Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd.
Children In Need At Wick High
The Pupils of Wick High School have once again had a very successful fundraising campaign in aid of Children in Need. A
massive sum of £4200 was raised in need of this worthy cause. This year
the money will also be split between the High School, local charity's
and Children in Need. Activities included were Bake sales, Sponsored race from Lybster and Keiss into school. Sponsored walk into school from Keiss accompanied by the Rector. Non school uniform day. Gunk
tank ..........the three teachers with the most money placed on them
were given a dunk in some gunk. Mr McIntyre the Rector received the
most votes however we are unsure if it was teachers or pupils who put
most of the money on him. The
concert on the day included items from both teachers and pupils and not
to mention the debut performance in Wick of the outstandingly talented
Take This the next best thing to Take That. Once
again the pupils have shown that they can come together and pull out
all the stops to raise a massive amount of money for those less
fortunate. A DVD will also be on sale shortly with highlights of the
Weekend Of Vikings and Fun Da Doonie DayThe Vikings Are Coming
Thursday 24th 6.15pm Varnangag Torch March in Thurso - 7.00pm Lighting the Varnangag Beacon
Thursday 24th 7.30pm Torchlight March in Halkirk - 8.00pm Lighting the Beacon followed by Ceilidh
Friday 25th 6.30pm Assembly of Da Donnie Day Procession and progress to Market Square, Wick
7.00pm - Switch on Christmas Lights - Shops open late.
7.00pm Torches lit and prgress to Burning Site - Naming and Burning of the Galley.
8.00pm - Midnight - Ceilidh with entertainment from the squads etc Norseman Hotel, Wick
Over the two days the squad of vikings will visit schools etc. Other local squads may join the procession.
Saturday 26th - Wick Fun Day - 3.00pm Pentland Brass
Christmas Lights - bigger switch on 4.00pm
Wick Christmas Bazaar - Assembly Rooms 12 Noon - 4.00pm - Santa's Grotto, Stalls and much more.
Caithness Energy Boom Continues......... Wood Pellet Company Starting Production In Caithness Forever fuels Ltd a
subsidiary of a long established company is to start production of Wood
Pellets in Caithness and has won a contract to supply North Highalnd
College. 15 jobs willbe created initially in the county with
others in ancillary jobs related to the business. The new
business will be based at Geislittle. New Scots coast wind farm to be biggest in the world - Scotsman
THE world’s biggest offshore wind
farm is set to be built in Scotland with a multi-billion-pound
investment, securing hundreds of jobs and further cementing the
country’s position as a global leader in renewable energy. The
£4.5 billion project envisages up to 300 turbines in water 200ft deep
more than 13 miles off Caithness, generating enough power for more than
a million homes by 2020. 1400 jobs in construction phase. 130 to
280 jobs in maintenance. Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) the
company awarded a zone agreement by Crown Estates will produce up to
1500MW of power. They hope to start work in 2015. £40 to
£50 million to be spent on planning before the start.
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AVAAZ Campaign to Save The Internet Right
now, the US Congress is debating a law that would give them the power
to censor the world's Internet -- creating a blacklist that could
target YouTube, WikiLeaks and even groups like Avaaz! Under the new law, the
US could force Internet providers to block any website on suspicion of
violating copyright or trademark legislation, or even failing to
sufficiently police their users' activities. And, because so much of
the Internet's hosts and hardware are located in the US, their
blacklist would clamp down on the free web for all of us. It is
easy to sign the worldwide petition and add your voice to influence the
decisions being taken in Washington.
HIGH LIFE HIGHLAND SAYS 'MOVE IT TO LOSE IT'
Since High Life Highland (HLH) launched
its festive season winter workout programme, Move it to Lose it, on
November 14th, more than 1300 people across the Highlands have signed
up to shape up in the run-up to Christmas, and to step into 2012
healthier and fitter. The Christmas Challenge has struck a chord
with people everywhere, and newcomers are still signing up every
day. In Caithness go to your local swimming pool to find out more
and sign up to lose weight by Christmas. FREE to High Life card
holders and well priced for all. Get fitter in Highland......
Cars 2 Movie Showing In Lybster Has Been Cancelled Lybster Community
Association have been notified by Picture House Cinema that the showing
of Cars 2 for Lybster has been cancelled. No reason has been
given to us as yet.
Northern Artists at Axolotl Gallery, Edinburgh
Runs Untill 30th November A group of northern
artists had a successful opening night on 5th November 2011 Axolotl
Gallery in Dundas Street, Edinburgh. The
exhibition continues until 30th
November so if you are in Edinburgh why not go along and take a look.
As many of you will not be able to get to the gallery in Edinburgh
Fergus Mather has kindly supplied photos from the gallery -
Moustache To Go For Children In Need
Donald MacBeath, Vice Principal at The North Highland College is parting with his moustache (after 25
years) to raise money for Children in Need. The
momentous unveiling will take place on Friday 18th November at 12-noon
in Hair at Morven Salon, NHC, Thurso by a Level 3 Hairdressing
student. Fundraising will take place within the college but a
just giving page has been set up for friends, family and members of the
community who would like to add sponsorship moneywww.justgiving.com/Donald-MacBeath There
will be wacky moustaches on sale on the day in college. A
moustache quiz will also be on sale next week at £1 per entry.
Correct answers will be drawn at 4pm on Friday 18th and the winner will
8 November 2011
Coming Events Puss
In Boots Panto Halkirk
Schoolk Christmas Fayre
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and Bonfire At Auckengill
AUCKENGILL hall committee’s Guy
Fawkes party went with a bang...and a whiz and plenty of sparkle, at
the weekend. The ancient fire festival was well “remembered” by
members and friends, young and old, who retired to the hall after
giving the guys, put together by local youngsters, a hot send-off.
Olympic Flame Is
Coming To John O'Groats
On 27 July, 2012, the eyes of the world will be on London for the
Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games as the Olympic Flame
arrives at the Olympic Stadium for the lighting of the cauldron to
signify the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games. In
the build up to the start of the event, the Olympic Flame will make its
journey from Greece and arrive in the UK on 18 May 2012, ready for the
Olympic Torch Relay to begin the following day. Representing
peace, unity and friendship, the Flame will start its 70-day journey
around the UK towards the Stadium carried by 8,000 inspirational
Highland Council is pleased to confirm that on Saturday 9 June 2012,
the Olympic Flame will reach the Highlands...... 263 DAYS TO GO
6 November 2011
'guys' turn the 5th November heat up on Nairn
Wick Academy ....5 Nairn County....3
Reporter Noel Donaldson
WICK Academy will well remember the
fifth of November...the only difference was that their plot did go with
a bang. The
black and whites were certainly dynamite as they showed fighting spirit
and intelligent play, eventually blowing Nairn off the pitch. The
Scorries were not expected to beat the title-challenging Station Park
side, even after having got their league challenge back on track,
seeing off the formidable Formartine, the previous week, and many fans
would probably have been content to settle for a draw. It
was Nairn who lit the fuse, in the 90-minute, eight goals cracker, with
a Stephen Mackay rocket, midway through the first half, but the lead
was quickly snuffed out by the homesters by a Stevie Cunningham
leveller, and a brilliantly taken Sam Mackay goal from the acutest of
angles prior, to Nairn's Mackay kept his side in the game through an equaliser........................... Photos From The Game
Caithness Big Band Playing
Recently At Lyth Arts Centre
The Big Band has always drawn an
enthusiastic audience, however this year they have just completed a
weekend masterclass at Lyth Arts Centre with 5 internationally renowned
musicians. The band is most grateful to Mr William Wilson for
organising the event, performances will now sound even more polished as