News Archive - April 2017



Willie Mackay MBE - Independent - Wick & East Caithness
Willie Mackay - Independent - Wick & East Caithness







Books From Caithness Family History Society
Caithness ParishesHslkirk Census
CAITHNESS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY 
has published 8 books which can help with family history research. The society has transcribed the 1901 census for four of the Caithness Parishes. These transcriptions give details of everyone living at a given address - their ages, places of birth, occupations, relationships to the other people living with them, etc and even how many windows are in their houses!
See more books

Laurandy Day Centre, Wick and NHS Bayview, Thurso Take Over Alzheimers Centres In Caithness
From 1st May 2017 Alzheimers Scotland will no longer offer their services in Caithness for people suffering from dementia. Chairman of Laurandy Day Centre, Bill Fernie said, "It is unfortunate that Alzheimers Scotland cannot offer a service any longer in Caithness at centres in Thurso and Wick. NHS Highland had discussions with Laurandy's manager and we agreed to step in to take over day services for the existing people using the Wick Alzheimer service at Longberry.

Bill Fernie - Independent - Wick & East Caithness
Bill Fernie - Independent - Wick & East Caithness






Nicola Sinclair - Independent - Wick & East Caithness
Nicola Sinclair - Independent - Wick & East Caithness






John Rosie Obituary By Bill Mowat

Caithness Seacoast Adventure Tours 2017 Season
Seacoast Tours 2017
Caithness Seacoast Adventure Tours loacated at Wick harbour have started their new season. Seacoast offers a range of short and longer tours of the Caithness coast opens up a special way to see the cliffs that cannot be seen from most places.




Scam Callers Pretend To Be From Telephone Preference Service
Scammer pretend to be Telephone Preference Service
Today Bill Fernie received a call from someone with an Asian accent saying he was from the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and began to ask questions about his personal details and bank information etc.
TPS do NOT contact anyone by telephone after registration - be warned this is a scam to get financial information from you.

Andrew Sinclair - Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party - Wick & East Caithness
Andrew Sinclair - Scotish Conservative & Unionist Party - Wick & East Caithness







Luke Graham - Scottish Liberal Democrats - Wick & East Caithness
Luke Graham - Scottish Liberal Democrats - Wick & East Caithness






Linda Malik - Independent - Wick & East Caithness
Linda Malik - Independent - Wick & East Caithness







Karl Rosie - Scottish National Party - Thurso & North West Caithness
Karl Rosie - Scottish National Party - Thurso & North West Caithness







Catherine Patterson - Independent - Wick & East Caithness
Catherine Patterson - Independent - Wick & East Caithness

There are nine candidates contesting the Wick & East Caithness ward

                                                     All Caithness candidates HERE



Caithness Model Club - Photos From The 2017 Exhibition
Caithness Mode Club Show 2017 -Caithness Model Club Show 2017Caithness Model Club Show 2017Caithness Model Club Show 2017
Show Still on Sunday.


  See earlier years HERE



Caithness Model Club Donates 500 To Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT)
Caithness Model club hands over 500 to Caithnes Health Action Team (CHAT)
Caithness Model Club handed over a cheque for 500 to Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) at the first day of their annual model exhibition in the Norseman Hotel, Wick today. Chairman of CHAT Bill Fernie and committee member Liz More accepted the donation on behalf of CHAT. Bill thanked the Model Club for their generous donation and for showing support for the CHAT campaign to retain health services in Caithness. Bill added, "The growing community support is being seen in the fact that more and more individuals, businesses and community groups are joining CHAT to protest at the reductions to our health services in the far north.  The Model Show continues on Sunday

Caithness Model Club Gives 500 to Caithness Befrienders
Caithness model Club gives 500 to Caithnes Befrienders Group
Caithness Model Club gives money to charity every year from money it makes from its show.  Caithness Befrenders was the second group to receive their generous donation,





Council Election Candidates

Thurso & North West Caithness -
There are 9 Candidates - Other candidates information will be here when received

Gillian Coghill - Independent - Thurso & North West Caithness
Gillian Coghill - Independent - Thurso and North West Caithness






Alexander Glasgow - Scottish Liberal Democrats - Thurso & North West Caithness
Alexander Glasgow - Scottish Liberal Democrats - Thurso and North West Caithness







Struan Mackie - Scottish Conservative And Unionist Party - Thurso & North West Caithness
Struan Mackie - Conservative and Unionist Party - Caithness and North West Caithness






Sandra Owsnett - Scottish Green Party - Thurso & North West Caithness
ndra Owsnett - Scottish Green Party - Thurso and North West Caithness







Matthew Reiss - Independent - Thurso & North West Caithness
Caounil election - Matthew Reiss - Independent - Thursoand NorthWest Caithness







Roger Saxon - Labour & Co-operative Party - Thurso & North West Caithness
Roger Saxon - Labour & Co-operative - Thurso & North West Caithness






All Caithness Candidates HERE
Attention All Candidates in The Council Elections
As in previous elections Bill Fernie will be publishing his information shortly as partof his campaign to get re-elected for Wick and Caithness East  on the web site.  As in all the previous elections and in fairnness to all candidates in Caithness he will publish information for every candidate who would like to have a page on the site - free of any charge.  Just email your words and a photo to bill@caithness.org for publication.  This applies to both Wick and East Caithness and Thurso and North West Caithness.  A list of Candidates can be found HERE.

Funding Opportunities From Caithness Funds
More and more funds are available to community groups in Caithness but where to start fidning them all.  To make life a little easier we have started a listing and wil add to it as we get information and if anyone know of any sources locally not listed get tin touch with bill@caithness.org

Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) Gets 1000 Boost To Funds From Wick Community Council
CHAT - 1000 boost from Wick Community Council
Chairman of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT), Bill Fernie received a big boost to the CHAT funds from Wick Community council when they handed over a cheque for 1000 to help with campaigning about Health related issues in Caithness. Bill said,"The funds coming in show that we have a huge amount of support for our campaigns with the community making sure we can do things to highlight concerns at reductions across our services for health and the discomfort caused to mothers and families who need to travel to Raigmore. On behalf of CHAT I thanked the Wick Community Council members for their support. Community council members said they would actively continue to support CHAT with funds if required in the future."

Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) - Information Gathering and Visual Impact Day
Chat Information and Visual Impact Day









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Rothes spring a surprise on lack-lustre Academy
Wick Academy 1 Rothes 1 - 1st April 2017
Wick Academy 1 Rothes 1  - Reporter Noel Donaldson
James Pickles saved Academy's blushes after a game that they will want to forget. The Orcadian was on hand, to poke the ball past a defender on the goal line. But the embarrassment over his team's lamentable display in general, was tangible in the south stand.
                    Photo Gallery

Mooternity Campaign By CHAT - No April Fool - This Is for Real
On Thursday CHAT (Caithness Health Action Team memebrs visited the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to present a petition  signed by over 6000 people.  The campaign has many strands ongoing and this one was to show how much better off livestock are regarding legislation than pregnant women when it comes to transportation near to birthing.
See the CHAT Facebook page