Grand Prix Soap Box Challenge The Rotary Club of Thurso are inviting budding
engineers and willing competitors of ages 8 to 88, to participate in
the Thurso Soap-Box Grand Prix, at 1.00pm on 8th September 2012, at The
North Highland College. The idea is for individuals or teams to design
and construct the fastest, most attractive and most entertaining
free-rolling soap-box kart they can. All standards of manufacture are
welcome, especially beginners. Engineering skills and driving
performance will be tested on a time-trial track at the College. The
event is also open to pedal-car drivers too, as we are aware that
participants may already have such ready-made vehicles to run.
Energy Park Launch For Pentland And Orkney Waters The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters in the North of Scotland
will today confirm their place on the global marine energy map with the
launch of the area as a Marine Energy Park. Energy and Climate Change
Minister Greg Barker will welcome the launch of the marine park during
a visit to Thurso in Caithness, where he is set to address key players
from across the marine renewable energy industry.
The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park will
incorporate the world-leading European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
which attracts developers from across the world and where testing of a
wide range of wave and tidal energy devices is already under way.
and Orkney Waters.
ACADEMY can hold their heads high, despite being overcome by
the visitors who gave their lion mascot plenty to roar about at the
The Scorries put on an entertaining display and there were spells where
there was little, if anything, between their considerable divisional
divides, at a packed Harmsworth Park that was frequently on the
receiving end of torrential downpours.
Report Wick Academy Web Site
Gala - Games - Footy So Much Happening In Caithness
Today - Pick Your Events It will be difficult to choose something to see today with so
many events happening.
The big attractions of the day are - Halkirk Highland Games from
12.00 Noon Wick
Gala - Crowning Of The Gala Queen and Floats Parade through Wick
Judging of floats 6.00pm Riverside Wick Academy V Raith Rovers
- A big crowd is expected to see this game - Kick off 3.00pm
In addition the county is full of other things to do and see on today
so get out and enjoy them. We will be at the HHlkirk Highland
Games this afternoon and Wick Gala tonight - see some of you
there. We hope to have photos of these two events going on to the
web site on Sunday for those of you too far to attend.
The county has been a hive of activity with preparations for all the
events on today. Competitors and travellers from round the world
have arrived for the Halkirk Games and many people are back home for
Wick Gala. A train from the south will bring hundreds of Raith
Rover supporters in to Wick for the big football game today.
27 July 2012
The Thurso Cinema
in Caithness Is Back
In Action The
Thurso Cinema, Scotland's most northerly cinema, re-opens today saving
local residents a 109-mile journey to Inverness to enjoy the cinematic
The Thurso Cinema (on the site of the former All Star Factory) in
Thurso, Caithness, has two purpose built auditoria with 250 seats in
The plan is to install the latest digital technology and 3D equipment
over the next few months so that by Christmas customers will be able to
enjoy live opera, ballet, cultural and sporting events in 2D and 3D at
their local cinema. New owner Rob Arthur also hopes to convert the
existing bowling alley from the current 2 screens to 5 at a future date.
A RARE weather window gave Wickers and visitors a golden
opportunity to hear some excellent piping and drumming in the Market
Square, last night. Dull, but mild conditions attracted an appreciative
crowd of all ages for the extra-special massed display given by the
Wick RBLS Pipe Band, Thurso Pipe Band and the Caithness Junior Pipe
Band which delighted locals and visitors alike who were invited to a
ceilidh at the Norseman Hotel after the hour-long performance compered
by Wick band secretary John Bogle, who not only introduced the bands
and their selections, but gave spectators a brief resume of their
What's There to Do In Caithness
During School Holidays? - Plenty
Weather Is Yucky - Are You Bored Of TV and DVD - Never Mind The Rain -
Get Out In Caithness
Check Out Ranger Activities This Summer - HERE
Go Swimming In Thurso and Wick - Check out Hi-life Card for a
great family deal. - HERE
The Hi-Life membership offers access to many facilities at reduced cost.
Check out Highland Highlife other Activities all over Highland - HERE.
If its wet then get even wetter and have fun - "Go Surfing".
Caithness Now Famous For Surfing - Ever Wanted To Try? It now You Can!
O'Neill Surf event event on the 14th- 15th July and 21st- 22nd
July. So it will be over two weekends.
Thurso Surf school will offer free O'Neill goodies with every surf
lesson for a limited period over the summer.
lessons cost £35 and last two hours, that includes insurance, equipment
and tuition. Catering for all abilities and ages as well as welcoming
both individual and group bookings. So book something radical for
the summer and learn to surf or improve your surfing with thurso surf
and receive O'Neill freebies.
To book call 0844 802 5750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
So its still raining!!!! - So
What? Still Plenty to do and see in Caithness...
Soon it will be Thurso
Gala and Wick
Gala for plenty of activities in each of their weeks.
Don't be bored get out and join in. Get fit and errr play tennis,
bowls, walking - who cares about the weather. You can only
get wet and it's only water.
Go for a CAITHNESS
boat ride - thrilling and see coastal wildlife - AMAZINGLY YOU DON'T
GET VERY WET - they supply all the gear to keep you dry as you jet
through the water.
Plenty to do and see - check out the What's
On for what is coming in the next few weeks
A few more ideas:
Winners - From Thurso -
Julia Knapp, Peter Dymond, Kevin Watt - Â£1250 Runners Up - From Wick - Lynn
Mackenzie, George More, Perry Mackenzie - Â£350 Semi Finalists - From
Mintlay - Isobel Robertson, Kenny Steven, Les Robertson - Â£50 Semi Finalists - From Orkney -
Barrie Bruce, Greig Rennie, Neil Anderson - Â£50 Silver Plate Winners - Brian
Cormnack, Lorna McDermid, Keith Mackay - Â£150 Silver Plate Runners-up - Nancy
McAdie, Alan Swanson, Charlie Newlands - Â£100
finalist teams only got together in the last few days before the
competition starterd. 64 teams of three entered from all over the
country. Next years entry already has almost two thirds of the
places taken up. The Caithness Triples has become one of the most
sought after bowls competitions to enter in the last 10 years.
The competition goes from strength to strength and the club captain
paid tribute to the members, green keepers and the sponsors of the
competition that included many local businesses.
to so many events being on in Caithness on the same day as the Canisbay
Show Bill could not stay long to get the usual coverage. If
anyone would like to add any photos to this gallery please email them
One Of The Caithness Triples got off to a good start and despite the
poor weather in most parts of the country Caithness missed the rain
even if it was cold. The competition has been running at the two
clubs in Wick and one in Thurso for the first day. The competitors
braved the cool weather for a good day of competition. The second
day is on Sunday with finals expected to complete at St Fergus Bowling
Club, Wick between 8.00 and 9.00pm. With 180 competitors from
clubs all over the country the county is very busy this weekend.
Working Course - Your chance To Learn New Skills Here
is a chance to help contribute to the wonderful work of the Dunnet
Forestry Trust and learn some new skills at the same time.
Perhaps you are thinking about a career in woodworking or want to find
out more about how wood can be used or just like working
outdoors. Apply soon as places are limited.
Residents Wanted To Help Manage Community Fund
Residents living in three Community Council areas south and west of
Wick are being recruited to be part of a local community panel to
decide on how a Â£150,000 community fund should be distributed.
Nominations are invited from residents of Latheron, Lybster and Clyth;
Tannach and District; and Watten Community Council areas to represent
their community on the E.ON Camster Community Fund panel when funds
become available for community projects next year. The Scottish
Community Foundation (SCF) has been appointed by the wind farm
operator, E.ON, to manage the community fund. The Foundation will
work with communities to help them decide how funds should be
allocated, using its grant-making expertise to ensure positive long
lasting impact. Representatives of the three Community Councils have
been working with the Scottish Community Foundation to establish the
fund and to recruit a panel to take the work forward. The 12
member panel will consist of four representatives from each of the
three Community Council areas. Members will include one Community
Councillor and three members of the public who are over 18 and living
in the area. Interested individuals can nominate themselves via the
nomination form for their Community Council area...................
Thurso, Millbank Playing Fields, KW14 8PS
Monday, July 16th to Tuesday, July 17th - Monday 7pm, Tuesday 2.30pm
Wick, Riverside, Caithness, KW1 4NL
Monday, July 23rd to Tuesday, July 24th - Monday 7pm, Tuesday 2.30pm
For Other Venues - see full article
a galaxy of international circus stars from China, Mongolia, Bulgaria,
Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, the new 'Shanghai
Express'. Among the stars of the new 'Shanghai Express' show are
the world-renowned 'Red Dragon Chinese Acrobats' who will mark their
first ever appearance in Scotland by performing an incomparable array
of gymnastic acts set to send audiences head over heels. From
spectacular somersaults, to dazzling and dizzying acrobatics within the
revolutionary Rein Wheel, this remarkable gymnastic troupe will
showcase their strength and agility during a wonderful 100 minute
circus show. The acrobats, from Nanle in the Henan province of China,
will also perform the lavish 1,000-year-old tradition of Chinese lion
dancing and a unique Oriental take on Western circus staples such as
plate spinning and hat juggling.