Secret Army WW2 - Remembrance Day
secret army granted parade with Cenotaph march past.
Royal British Legion grants permission for Auxiliary Units and Special
Duties Branch veterans to march past in November 2013 after British
Resistance Archive campaign.
Members of one of the most secret organisations of the Second World War
has today been granted permission to take part in the annual
Remembrance Day Cenotaph march past by the Royal British Legion. This
follows a campaign undertaken by the Coleshill Auxiliary Research Team
(CART), the researchers behind the British Resistance Archive.
The Island Of Stroma With Caithness Horizons Stroma
Visit - Saturday 10th August 2013
- Last year we organised a visit to Stroma, prompted by
interest from the Islands Book Trust, and readers of their book Stroma,
published in 2010. Taking the abandoned island as its subject, the book
features photos by Roddie Ritchie, with poetry by Caithness writer
George Gunn. The visit – which included bonus sightings of Killer Whale
(Orcinus orca) - proved so popular that we plan to run another this
Through The Looking Glass – 27th & 28th April
Horizons and North Lands Creative Glass [NLCG] have teamed up regularly
since we opened our doors four and a half years ago...............For
the first residency of 2013, four artists from the USA, Germany and
Australia invite 10 participants to spend one day at Caithness
Horizons, using its collections as inspiration for ideas that will then
be followed up at the Lybster glass studios by work in hot glass
Interested? Places are limited to a small group for practical reasons.
Workshops will be free but donations are welcomed..................moreArts News
Wild North Wild Flower Europe
Wild North Wild
Flower Europe Festival takes place this year in the Highlands in June
and July 2013. Events in Caithness range from a photography competition
and exhibition, Plantlife International’s ‘Patchwork Meadow’
exhibition, to talks, walks and workshops.
‘Beatrice Works’ Education
Programme With Caithness Horizons
May and June, Sutherland based artist Sue Jane Taylor will be joined by
Caithness STEM Ambassadors to work with young people from Caithness and
North Sutherland schools, exploring how current developments in
renewable technology are making an impact locally as well as nationally
and internationally. Local companies and harbours – as well as
personnel from key wind/wave/tidal energy projects - are being generous
with their time, allowing access to a range of engineering sites and
operations, and engaging in workshops with school pupils.
Academy 3 Formartine United 3 Academy now site second in the league and play Cove
Rangers the current league leaders next Saturday at Harmsworth Park. Scott
Explorer Unloading Salt At Wick Harbour This
load of salt for the main roads was being delivered on Friday 29th
March 2013 at by the "Scot Explorer" to Wick Harbour in Caithness,
Scotland for BEAR who will use it for the roads in the north in frosty
or icy conditions. At first sight you might think it is sand but it is
definitely salt that came from a huge salt mine in Northern Ireland.
film of the unloading on Youtube
Connections Of Man Appointed To Lead Tidal Turbines Installations
Local roots of lead installations engineer for first
tidal-stream turbies to enter Inner Sound.
A Caithness-descended sub-sea engineer, who is proud of his Canisbay
parish roots, is to take charge of the installation of the very first
electricity-generating tidal turbine in the Pentland Firth's Inner
Sound next year (2014).
Mr Rupert Raymond's great-grandfather came from John O'Groats and moved
away in late Victorian times to train as an engineer in Glasgow. He was
responsible for designing just over a century ago one of the area's
most iconic buildings, the water-powered John O'Groats corn-mill, now
regarded as a key part of the county's 'industrial heritage'.
Changes To Legislation On the Way Action is being taken to deal with the difficulties
owner-occupier crofters are facing when decrofting their croft land.
The Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse announced that the Scottish
Government will bring forward a Bill as soon as possible after the
Easter recess to address this issue which will require amending
Update - Death - Wick
SCD Major Investigation Team North have been making
enquiries into the death of a man whose body was found in the river,
Wick on Saturday 23rd March 2013.
Whilst, continuing some enquiries into establishing his last movements,
a post mortem and other enquiries have been carried out and the death
is not believed to be suspicious.
Next of kin have been informed.
Council Offices Easter Holiday Service Points and administrative offices will close at
5.00 p.m. on
Thursday 28 March 2013 and re-open at 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday 02 April
2013 for the Easter holiday. Some
handy emergency numbers.
accordion maestro Brandon McPhee mesmerised
his audience with a sparkling display at his DvD recording concert at
The Palace at Ackergill Tower was packed to capacity for the concert
which featured comedian, Eddie Rose, who along with Brandon’s band,
gave us a three –hour programme reminiscent of that rare, some might
say extinct, breed...the Scottish variety show.
But it was the scintillating, squeezebox exponent, Brandon who stole
the show with a breathtaking display of traditional music and
continental music, on his three –row Shand Morino accordion, way beyond
his tender 16 years.........more
Science Of Poo - (Ok The Digestive System)) - Caithness Science Fair Among
many great demonstrations during the Caithness Science week this year
was the one about the digestive system. A presentation moved
ahead at a great pace and with plenty of humour and backchat from the
presenter made it very amusing for the young audience.The
unforgetable site of poo being made in front of you from various foods
and the huge unravelling of a pretend intestine wil stay with many of
us for along time. Entertaining certainly but very
was just one of many sideshows at the Science Fair on Saturday and many
were packed out early in the day.
to make the most of your Recycling Centre this Easter Wick
and Thurso Recycling Centres are open as normal over the Easter
weekend, so whether you’re planning gardening, DIY or entertaining, you
can separate your waste and take it to your nearest Recycling Centre
for recycling. There are containers for various materials at both
sites, plus staff are always on hand to point you in the right
On 1st April the opening hours change for the summer, so both sites
will be open 11am until 5pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am until 6pm Friday
and Saturday (closed daily 2pm-2.30pm for lunch).
the Charity Regulator – Wick
- BOOK EARLY
Wednesday 1st May, 10.00am-12.15pm, Pulteney Centre.
You willl have the opportunity to hear about the latest
developments in charity regulation, and in areas such as equality and
OSCR staff and Board Members will be on hand to answer questions and
discuss the issues that are important to your charity.
Death - Police Continue Enquiries Police are continuing their
enquiries into the death of William Mcgough following the discovery of
his body in the Wick river on the morning of Saturday the 23rd March
2013. Police are looking to speak to any one walking in or frequenting
the area of Victoria Place, Wick between 6pm and 9pm on Friday the 22nd
of march 2013. Police are particularly keen to speak to two men who
were in this area around 8.10pm that night and who may have stopped for
a short time beside the salvation army hall. anyone with information as
to who may have been or in this street between the times given are
asked to contact Wick police on 101.
& North Sutherland Community Groups Awarded over
Caithness & North Sutherland Fund recently awarded its latest
of community grants totalling over £142,000. The grants were awarded to
eleven community and voluntary groups in the Dounreay travel to work
area for projects that help to make Caithness & North
attractive place to live, work and invest in.
This latest round was the Fund’s first quarter assessment for 2013
which saw the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority funded grant body
experiencing its busiest assessment round to date. The Fund currently
holds quarterly assessment rounds and since its launch in October 2011,
it has continued to see a steady flow of applications for funding
support to a wide range of community projects.
Update - Body of a male recovered from river in Wick
Specialist Crime Division, Major Inquiry Team North, are
continuing the investigation into the death of a man in Wick.
The body of a 30 year old man was found by a member of the public at
about 6.30 am on Saturday the 23rd of March. The body was found in the
river adjacent to an address in Victoria Lane, Wick.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained and Police are
awaiting the results of a post mortem. Inquiries are ongoing at this
The man, whose name is William McGough, 30 years of age, from Wick, is
described as over six foot and of slim build. He was wearing a light
coloured jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms and a dark baseball cap.
Police are trying to establish Mr McGoughs final movements and are keen
to hear from anyone who was in the Victoria Lane area of Wick between
6pm on Friday 22nd March and 6.30 am on Saturday 23rd March who may
have seen anything of note.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Police in Wick on 101 or
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A Specialist Crime Division, Major Enquiry Team North, are
currently investigating the death
and searched the Wick river today for anything that might help in their
body was discovered near the Salvation Army hall in Victoria Place on
Details have still not been released although their is much speculation
on Facebook pagesaccording
to press sources.
Any person with any information regarding this are asked to
contact Northern Constabulary by calling 101. Information can also be
left using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Caithness Orchestra Invites You To Sing Or Play In This Great Music George
Friederic Handel's Messiah is more often than not
referred to as The Messiah. The work was intended as a thought
provoking work for Easter and Lent, but became more of a Christmas time
tradition. The Caithness Orchestra is inviting singers and musicians
to be involved in this piece on 13th April. After a day
of practice the public will be alowed in to hear the results. Now is
your chance to be involved in one of the great musical classics.
Score - If You don't Have One - Just Come Along A new copy of
the vocal score (we recommend the Novello edition - but any version
will be fine!) costs about £8 plus postage on the Internet but copies
can be found on EBay for much less.
No-one should be discouraged from coming along to sing for lack of
music. We have already been given some vocal scores on loan from
singers who would like to attend but are away that day, and we are also
in the process trying to borrow copies from Choral Societies further
South. Most singers are pretty good at sharing a copy too!
Science Festival 2013 has been another great success wth more people
than ever attending the Family Fun Day to end the week of events in
schools througout the county. The family fun day show-cased
scientific ideas and groups. The great thing about the fun
are the chance to try things out and to enter competitions.
people were presented with certificates for their entries in
competitions. Demonstrations highlighted many aspects of how
science affects our lives. The aim to enthuse young people
ideas of how they can think about a career in science, technology and
maths has succeeded yet again. Caithness youngsters are being
exposed to these ideas in a way that is hard to do in school alone.
Well done to the committee of Science 03 for their hard work
bringing the whole week together and for the final fun day.
Recover Body From Wick River Police
are investigating the death of a male whose body was found on in the
Wick River this morning. Details of the male are not being released at
this time until the next of kin have been informed. Update
Late on Saturday evening police stated that a Specialist Crime
Division, Major Enquiry Team North, are currently investigating the
and were stil not releasing further details
can funding from onshore wind farms be used to benefit Caithness
and its communities?
RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) is encouraging people in
Caithness to take part in the Caithness Conversation, a discussion
about how the community funds linked to wind farms can best be used to
support the area. RWE NRL, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy
developers, invests more than £75,000 per annum in Caithness through
community funds associated with its wind farms.
Partnership Wants Your Help
Peatlands Partnership is seeking input from local
residents on multi-million pound Flows project.
The Peatlands Partnership is looking for your views on how the
peatlands of the Flow Country should be promoted to local people and
visitors to the area. The Peatlands Partnership recently won support
from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop its “Flow to the
Future” project, which aims to improve opportunities for people to
learn about and enjoy the peatlands and to restore several square miles
of peatland. The drop-in sessions will be held at North Coast
Connections Tongue on Monday 25th, Helmsdale Community centre on
Tuesday 26th, Halladale Hall on Wednesday 27th and Halkirk Hall on
Thursday 28th, all between 4 and 8 pm, except for the Tongue session
which starts at 4.30pm.
The Wick Project - Schools and
Community Facilities - March
A recent Stakeholder group meeting was updated and the March newsletter
now gives that information to the public. Importantly it mentions the Meet
The Buyer Event for Caithness and Sutherland subcontractors on 27th
March in Mackays Hotel
Details on the pre-planning consultations are also given as -
Pre Planning Public Consultations
These have provisionally been set up follows:
Wick Campus – Monday 22nd April 2013
Wick North of the River Primary School – Monday 29th April 201.3
Please look out for the venue and times in the local Press.
These consultations give the opportunity for members of the public to
comment on the current proposals.
Story Highlights Carving Found At John O'Groats - Mystery over tribute
to Nobel Prize poet
poem by a Nobel Prize-winning poet at the centre of an investigation
into his death has been found carved into rocks at a remote Scottish
Pablo Neruda was Chile's greatest poet and died less than two weeks
after a military coup in his country in 1973.
His family maintains that he died of advanced prostate cancer, but his
body is to be exhumed as part of an inquest into allegations that he
Words from one of his poems have been found at Bay of Sannick in
Highland musicians shine on stage
350 young musicians from across the Highlands took centre
stage on Sunday 17 March when they entertained audiences throughout the
day and evening during a special Concerts Festival held in Eden Court.
The event blasted off at 2.30pm when a Festival Fanfare performed by
the Highland Schools Wind Band and the Highland Youth Orchestra
received a rousing reception. Larger photos HERE A link to many more photos is at the
bottom of the
article about the day.
Your Car Buy You Lunch? It
seems like fuel prices are always going up – and as we all know,
filling up the car costs a small fortune these days.
The good news is, we can help you do something about it. With the Free
Lunch Challenge from Energy Saving Trust, you can quickly see how
making changes to your car and your driving could save you
money. Click through to take a short test to see how you can
save money on driving. Transport
- Latest Commercial Vehicle Photo Sandy
Shearer, joiner has this van for all his tools and equipment.
would compensate for any loss of view caused by turbines says
council planning chief
windfarms might be seen as a tourist-attraction-to-some claim A TOP Highland Council planner has said that
being tourist turn-off, a controversial, three-farm offshore wind farm
complex in the Moray Firth could be an attraction.
Malcolm MacLeod was addressing objectors’ concerns to a plan to
establish a triple wind farm development off the Caithness coast and
also suggested that the jobs created, could be regarded as compensation
for the loss of scenery.
Mr MacLeod, Highland Council’s head of planning and building standards,
was commenting, on a consultation request from the Scottish
Government’s Marine Scotland division to an application it has received
from Moray Offshore Renewables (MORL) Ltd, along with 10 objections. It
wants to construct three farms, named Stevenson, Telford and McColl, 22
kms off the south-east coast of Caithness.
Egg Hunt At Castletown - The Caithness.org What's On Is Free
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out our What's
On section daily or for months ahead to see whats coming upin Caithness. It's
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your events on as soon as you have all your information to get the
maximum chance to have it seen. Events can be added years in
advance if you are sure of the dates and times.Remember
the What's On can be seen on many pages throughout the Caithness.org
groups of web sites - Arts, Business
and the growing new Community Sectionand several others.Adding
items is easy and free. Just go to the submission
form on left column on this page or from within the section
You Help solve This Book Mystery? - It's a long shot that was
passed to Noel Donaldson Noel
Donaldson contacted to help solve a mystery...........
AN amateur historian is trying to solve a century-plus Caithness
mystery which has Scots hero Robert the Bruce at its centre.
The King is featured in a book entitled “The Days of Bruce” which
retired Ayrshire man, Derry Martin recently acquired. The Kilmarnock
and District History Group member came across the book when surfing
E-Bay and purchased it. As every Scots pupil knows, Bruce defeated,
King Edward’s army in a famous victory, the Battle of Bannockburn.
On the fly leaf was the dedication- “To James Morrison with best wishes
from James Kennedy, Keiss Schoolhouse , December 24, 1895”
House Fire Bremner's Walk, Wick
Police in Wick are appealing for information
suspicious house fire that occurred at an address in Bremner’s Walk,
Wick about 10.00pm on Friday 15th March 2013.
No persons were within the property at the time however significant
damage was caused as a result of the fire.
Police would like to hear from anyone who my have seen any persons in
the area at this time or have information that could assist the
Anyone with information can contact Northern Constabulary on 101 or
anonymously by calling CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555111
Vehicles In Caithness and The North Handyperson
snapped this photo of the Handyperson Services vehicle in Golspie
recently and it shows they get around to deliver their services to
elderly and disabled people. Based in Thurso the scheme is
Pentland housing and funded partly by Highland Council. If
are aged over 65 or living with a disability and you need a Handyperson
to help with minor repairs at home then check them out HERE. Vehicles
snapped on the moveVintage
Science Festival Gains £10,000 From Scottish Government
Dozens of events across Scotland will offer
hands-on science experience as part of Science and Engineering Week.
Scottish Government funding of £23,000 will mean that 47 schools can
hold special events, and 30 free public science sessions will also take
place as part of the UK-wide programme which runs from March 15 to
A further £121,000 has also been invested in a number of science
festivals taking place throughout March around the country.
Science Festival is one of several festivals to gain a grant.Caithness Science Festival
Can Wind Farm Benefits Best Be Used In Caithness?
How can funding from onshore wind farms be
used to benefit
and its communities?
RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) is encouraging people in Caithness to
take part in the Caithness Conversation, a discussion about how the
community funds linked to wind farms can best be used to support the
area. RWE NRL, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy developers,
invests more than £75,000 per annum in Caithness through community
funds associated with its wind farms. Complete an online
survey or attend one of the days in Thurso or Wick.
Takes In The Sights Of Wick THIS
seafarer might not be quite as big as his walrus cousin which visited
the shores of North Ronaldsay but he still turned a few heads when he
came up river to sample the spring sunshine below Wick town bridge. The
seal settled on a rock only a few yards from the bank and appeared to
lap up the attention from passers-by and photographers.
get to work planting for the future
of the Caithness Countryside Volunteers met last Sunday (10th March
2013) to help plant trees and wild flowers at the ‘Planting for the
Future’ site at Ormlie, Thurso. The volunteers planted a range of
broadleaf trees including rowan and beech and planted wildflowers such
as fox glove and cowslip to help provide useful habitat to wildlife at
the site. D
E Shoe Shop In Wick Under Threat As Stores Up For Sale
DE shoe shop is under threat after the chain's bosses put most of their
Scottish stores up for sale, recently. A total of 10 jobs are on the
line taking the Wick and Thurso branches together. The company has said
it will entertain sales of the shops individually, or en bloc.
Consultation with staff is continuing.
the Buyer Event for Caithness and Sutherland Subcontractors
Miller Construction is extending an invitation
subcontractors and suppliers based in the Caithness and Sutherland area
to a Meet the Buyer event to find out more about future opportunities
for local businesses in the area. As a Tier 1 contractor with hub North
Scotland Limited, Miller Construction is preferred bidder on a £50m
pipeline of work to be delivered over the next three years in Wick and
Tain and is seeking suitable local partners to deliver these projects
and others when they arise.
Businesses of all construction disciplines, in Wick, the wider north
eastern Highlands and Orkney, are invited to register for the event
being held at Mackays Hotel, Union Street, Wick, KW1 5ED on Wednesday,
27 March 2013, for the opportunity to find out more about working with
Miller Construction on upcoming and future projects. Interested parties
are requested to email mtbwick[AT]miller.co.uk to register their
Wick Schools and community facilities are just one part of the work
coming to the north.
company expands workforce at its Thurso base
Caithness IT company is creating new jobs in the North of Scotland as
it relocates to a new office in Thurso town centre.
Escape Group is to move from the Janetstown Industrial Estate where it
has been operating for three years.
The company provides IT infrastructure consultancy and support to
local, national and international clients and is now investing in new
office accommodation and jobs.
The move is supported by a £98,000 employment grant from Highlands and
Islands Enterprise (HIE). From the Caithness base, Escape manage a
remote helpdesk for clients across the UK, Ireland, Middle East, Asia
Digital Projection To Bring Much More To Thurso Cinema March
sees Thurso cinema closed and will re-open at 6pm on
15th March with the latest Sony digital projection equipment. You will
be able to enjoy great films, opera, ballet and sports in amazing
picture and sound quality in 3D.
More info at www.thursocinema.co.uk
Skies Weekend In
mid March Caithness Astronomy Group have a weekend of free
events planned for skywatchers in the far North of Scotland. The
highlights include two public talks by Professor Andy Lawrence of
Edinburgh University and the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh, and the
chance to view a comet in the twilight sky after sunset.
The first event is on the 15th March and will involve some comet
spotting at Castlehill Heritage Centre (6.45pm start) after which Prof
Lawrence will give a talk entitled "Hunting the Dragon". The talk is
about Active Galactic Nuclei - the bizarre goings on caused by black
holes gobbling matter at the centres of galaxies. It has some history,
some hot new stuff, and just a teeny bit of physics.
The second event is during the afternoon of Saturday 16th March (1.30pm
at Thurso High School) where Professor Lawrence's talk will be "Our
Place in the Universe" in which he will look at the scale of the
Universe, its incredible violence, its complexity, and examine how we
feel as human beings in the face of it all.
School, Thurso - Wacky Woolly Wednesday Many
schools across the Highland region took part in Wacky Woolly Wednesday
to highlight climate change. Schools were turning down the heat
slightly and children wore wacky Woollies to keep warm. The
Council has reduced carbon emissions by 13% since 2007/08, ahead of the
12% reduction target set in the Carbon Management Plan. This had been
achieved through reduced energy use in the Council’s estate, fewer
business miles travelled, fleet fuel savings and a reduction in waste
Many schools across Highland joined in the day.
The Caithness Science Festival reaches its
11th year with
a packed programme of events and deliverng a whole host
of interesting events to schools in the county. You
can see what is on offer yourself by visiting some of the other events. You do not need
to be going into science for a career or to have any scientific
knowledge to have some fun.The events are thought provoking but also good
So check out the science festival this year. Six
Of The Best From Scorries WICK Academy bounced back from their Brora
an emphatic 4-0 first half against Keith today.
Lofty Lukasz Geruzel netted two, and Stevie Cunningham and Richard
Macadie got one apiece to put the side in at the break, tails up.
Wick now 5-0 thanks to an addition by Michael Steven. Davie Allan has
Final score 6-1 for Academy. Ross Allan was red-carded.
Noel Donaldson writes - "This is just the confidence-booster the boys -
and their fans - needed ahead of their cup clash with Brora on
Wednesday. Johnny Robertson should have no trouble filling his bus
Diary for more local stories. Fit's
In 'e Groat 'is Week - Headline stories from 8th March Wick Academy web site Caithness
Kids At MAD Ultimate Street Dance Challenge Rush.dance
has just completed a massive Scottish Street dance competition in
Motherwell. (MAD Ultimate Street dance Challenge).
The group all travelled down to Motherwell and stayed overnight before
competing on the Sunday.
Make A Music Video - Kids Weekend Project 'Lets
Make A Music Video' is a weekend project for kids being held on
Saturday and Sunday the 16th - 17th March.
Fancy trying some new Streetdance moves or you want to learn how to
film/edit and mix music then come along for 2 days of free workshops
and be able to film and star in your own music video by the end of the
All the workshops are run by professional dance/film and music
Opportunities for SVQ Qualifications In Wick Pulteneytown People’s Project are offering a
for people who would like to train to work in the following fields;
Childcare Health and Social Care
PPP have secured funding from the Highland Councils Deprived Area Fund
to deliver Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ’s). These
opportunities are open to anyone over the age of 16 whether they are
employed or unemployed. PPP are able to work around people who have
part time jobs by fitting work placements around their days off.
Please note that the Business Administration SVQ is only
at level 3 and for people aged 25 and over. Successful applicants will
have to commit to a study day and up to two days a week work placement
which will last for one year.
Woolly Wednesday - Pulteneytown Academy
at Pulteneytown Academy, Wick marked Climate Week yesterday (6 March
2013) by taking part in The Highland Council's Wacky Woolly Wednesday.
The jumpers were needed in schools and offices where the temperature
was turned down by 1 degree to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint.
Schools and offices were also urged to turn off electrical equipment
not in use.
Pleasant School, Thurso Joins In Wacky Woolly Wednesday Many
schools across the Highland region took part in Wacky Woolly Wednesday
to highlight climate change. Schools were turning down the heat
slightly and children wore wacky Woollies to keep warm.
Mount Pleasant school in Thurso joined in the day as can be seen from
full size photoHERE
Contract Wins Mean More Jobs In Caithness
the Bower based window and door manufacturer has got of to a flying
start in 2013. During the first two months of the year the company has
won a clutch of contracts worth more than £1 million.
Foremost amongst these are works at Rosebank, Nairn and Kingussie
schools for The Highland Council. Further work for The Highland Council
has also been secured in Spittal, Halkirk and Thurso, in Caithness.
And, Inverness and Aviemore. According to Norscot’s commercial
director, Callum Grant, securing the two school contracts is
potentially a huge boost for future sales of the company’s Design 5
aluminium clad timber composite window system.
New Schools Update The
latest meeting of the Stakeholder Group took place at Wick High Schoo
on Monday 4th March. Plans are moving forward and planning
permissions are likley to be sought by the end of April.
exhibitions will be held to show local people the final plans.
The main contractors wil hold a "Meet the Suppliers Day" in
Mackays hotel, Wick on 27 March 2013. Discussions have taken
with North Highland college in relation to new traing opportunities for
apprentices in the suppliers and sub-contracotrs in the
take advantage of the over £50 million investment for the schools in
likely to be sent out to all households in the East of Caithness by
leaflets and further updates on the Highland council web site, school
web site and Caithness.orgplus press releases.Meetings of the Stakeholder group will be every
two months from now on apart from holiday periods.
Old Buildings In Caithness Latest
Photos Of Telford Street - Harbour Quay - Burn Street Work
continues at the site in Wick where GMR Henderson Ltd are carrying out
restoration works funded by Historic Scotland.This
first stage is to try to stop the buildings deteriorating.
Further funding wilbe required to bring the buildings back
Buildings In Caithness Main Section We
are adding more phjotos over time but if yui have any photos of older
buildiongs in Caithness you would like to share email them to
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Jobs On Offer In Our Forum There
has been a a rise in jobs available in our forum recently and it is one
of the busy sections now as more employers find they can recruit the
staff they need. Many employers are reporting to us a high
of good quality applicants and best of all it keeps costs down as an ad
in the forum is compeltey FREE to place. For employers all
need to do is join the forum as a member then place ads as often as you
will remove ads when the final dates are reached or after a about 3 or
4 weeks if no date is entered.Ads can go in again if required.
Thurso Police Stations Moving To Reduced Opening Times Revised
opening times for eight police stations in the Highlands and Islands.
New opening times will come into effect in April 2013 for eight of
Northern Constabulary's fifty police stations in an effort to provide
the most effective and visible front-line police service.
Lerwick, Wick, Fort William, Dingwall and Stornoway will
be open from 8am to 8pm seven days per week. Reception opening hours
for Thurso will be 9am to 5pm seven days per week and for Alness and
Portree the hours will be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Burnett Road
Police Station in Inverness will be open on 24/7 basis.
At War 4 - 10 March 1940 - Highland Archive
Tuesday 5 March, facing defeat and with Soviet armies attacking the
city of Viipuri and threatening Helsinki, the Finns finally entered
into negotiations with Russia about ending the Winter War and Britain
and France abandoned plans to send troops to their aid. Meanwhile, with
spring just around the corner, it was evident that the “Phoney War”
would soon come to an end.
Archaology Project Allows You To Move Around The LandScape Near Cnoc
Survey Shows Archeaology At Hill Of Shebster Area.
Explore the landscape with this great tool that allows you to move
around the map.
The development of a windfarm at Baillie Hill was granted planning
permission subject to a number of conditions. One requirement was for
the scheme to include measures to improve public access to the Hill of
Shebster and Cnoc Freicedain scheduled ancient monuments; and for
improved interpretation of the cairns, incorporating the results of a
LiDAR laser scanning survey.
In response to this requirement Baillie Windfarm Ltd commissioned AOC
Archaeology Group to carry out a LiDAR survey, using high-resolution
scan data to produce detailed terrain models of the landscape
surrounding the wind farm. The main focus of the survey was Cnoc
Freiceadain, a prominent shoulder rising above the northern coast of
Caithness, which is the site of a group of Neolithic monuments
including two long cairns and a series of stone settings.
Almost a billion measurements make this one of the most accurate
surveys ever made of part of Caithness.
Academy Still Top Of The League - Wick Academy 1 Fort William 0
- VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS NOW ADDED Report
by Noel Donaldson
- IN Academy’s race to the league title finishing post, as much, it
would appear, depends on the outcome of the chasing packs’ results as
the team’s consistency.
And the latter seemed to have gone out of the window on Saturday, in
what should have been a dawdle for the Scorries had they been on their
usual form. Had it not been for Gary Weir’s 24th minute lifesaver,
there might have been a few red faces in the Academy camp and quite a
few even more discontented fans. The joy of the pre-match announcement
that manager Barry Wilson had extended his current end-of-season
contract by two years, lost some of its gloss, as the Fort swung into
action almost from the word go and nearly scored.
FROM THE MATCH
Years Of Thurso Pipe Band 1913 - 2013 Formed
in 1913 by the late Alex Mackay of the St Clair Hotel, Thurso the band
has proved a major asset to the town down through the years. The weekly
parades and displays in the summer months holds out a strong magnetic
appeal to locals and tourists alike.
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Doanalsin's Diary Wick
Academy 4 Clach 0
Watch Highlights from the
match now added by 2001petra Reporter
THE Poles have a word for it...olsiewajacy. It means
dazzling, devastating, or incandescent and certainly, stand-in striker
Lukasz Geruzel shone as bright as the Harmsworth Park floodlights as he
dazzled visitors Clach with his devastating play.
The six-foot-foot giant again demonstrated that his talent is by no
means confined to his stature as he notched up an impressive hat-trick
before an above-average crowd, to send his team back to the top of the
Highland League table. The big fella was paired with opening scorer,
Gary Weir, up front, for the first time and certainly put down a marker
for the job.
Academy showed their depth of talent, dispatching the Lillywhites with
an emphatic 4-0 demolition, the Scorries minus key regulars Richard
Macadie, Davie Allan and Alan Farquhar.
Academy gave the visitors the old one-two in the opening gambits and
Geruzel consolidated the comfy lead with his second goal, leaving with
field with his team, at half-time, a gratifying three-nil in the lead.Photos
From The Game
Wick Academy Top Of The Table Saturday 2nd March
Academy V Fort William Scorrie
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On At Caithness Horizons In March 2013 Portable
Museum of curiousity - It will be on display at
Caithness Horizons from 1st until 10th March. During this period it
will be taken off display for a few hours each day for groups to use.
An exhibition of watercolours and oil
Scheuerl of Caithness and Sutherland landscapes. Annual
Sunday 3rd March, 11am – 4pm