News Archive - May 2017


Apply Now For Engineering And Construction Employability Essentials Summer Programme
Employability Summer Programme 2017 - Apply Now
North Highland College UHI are inviting applications for the Engineering and Construction Employability Essentials summer programme. The course is now in its fourth year and run in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland. Successful candidates will study at the North Highland College UHI's Engineering, Technology and Energy Centre (ETEC) for five weeks from Monday 10th July. The course aims to help young people by providing essential training, skills and knowledge to progress into employment within the engineering and construction industry. The elements of the course have been carefully selected with local employers to include nine industry standard training and certification as well as key skills in engineering and construction.

John Hugh Dunnet - Obituary

Anne Leitch Dunnett - Obituary
Highland Council pays respect to lives lost in Manchester - Miller Academy Creates A Cirlce Of Unity
Circle of Unity at Miller Academy
There was a 1 minute silence at 11am today at all Highland Council premises in tribute to the victims of the Manchester bomb attack. At the Council's headquarters on Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, staff joined Convener of The Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban and Members to observe the silence. Convener Lobban said: "As we gather here this morning, we do so to remember the families who have lost loved one and all those who have been injured by the horrific act of terror in Manchester.
Thurso High Sponsored Walk - Note For Drivers To Take Care
Thurso High School pupils are doing a sponsored walk on the morning of Wednesday 24 May 2017. Walkers will leave the school from 9.10am in staggered groups.
Inside The New Wick High School
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The new Wick High School is open and threw open its doors today for everyone to look around.
The Wick High School Build from the start.
General Election 2017 - Hustings In Thurso
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Paul Monaghan Public Meetings
Paul Monaghan Meetings






Your Chance To See Round The New Wick High School
Wick High
Wick High School are hosting an Open event for Public and Parents on Saturday 20th May from 10 am until 1 pm. Everyone will be most welcome to come and look round the New School.







BIRDWATCHING LESSONS - WHATEVER THE WEATHER!
Mallrd Duck - Photographer - Karen Munro at St Johns Pool, Dunnet
Set at St. John's Pool Bird Reserve near Dunnet Head. AS SEEN ON BBC LANDWARD 7.30 FRIDAY 19 MAY. Enjoy amazingly close views of a wide range of waterside birds - and find out more with expert guidance. Watch as terns, waders, ducks and gulls go through their breeding season activities.


The How UK Parliament Event Has Been Cancelled.


New Funding Opportunities For Groups and Local Charities Now In The Community Pages
Several opportunities for varying amounts of funding so let your committee know to have look.
Challenge to SNP and Tories in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from Labour
Olivia Bell - LabourCandidae for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross in Wesminster election on 8th June
Scottish Labour's candidate for Westminster in Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross has laid down a a challenge to other candidates on health issues.  

See Olivia Bell's response to a request from Bill Fernie as chairman for CHAT

Other candidates are being requested for statements on Caithness health issues from CHAT. Paul Monaghan metwith CHAT on Saturday 13 May and a report wil come out shortly.  Jamie Stone for the Scottish Lib Dems ahs also agreed to met CHAT and send a statement.

CHAT Fund Raising - Mad Hatters Tea Party - Get Tickets from Eye Candy in Thurso and Wick
Please come along for a fun family day out! To answer a common question, we need to control numbers so this event is tickets only, and you can buy them from Eye Candy in Wick and in Thurso. All proceeds go to CHAT and will be used to help us in our campaigning and health improvement work.
New and Experienced Majorettes Wanted

This Foster Care Fortnight, could you help transform children's lives in Highland?
Highland Council Fostering and Adoption service is issuing a call for at least 20 more foster families in the Highland Council area to come forward and be assessed as Foster Care Fortnight 2017 begins across the UK.

More Funding Opportunities In the Community Pages
Several funding opportunities listed in the community pages with a wide range to choose from.  Does your group need funds and you match the sought after criteria to apply?  Check them out.

Booking Now For Dunbeath To Lybster Walk With The Rangers
Dunbeath To Lybster walk
Join us for a walk along the breath taking cliff tops of Caithness for the 3rd in our series of 7 ranger guided walks along the East Coast, following the John O'Groats Trail. There's a lot to see on this walk - two beautiful harbours, sea stacks and nesting seabirds, coastal flora and a ruined Norse keep.


Teaching Makes People - Chris Aitken, Wick High School
Chris Aitken - Computing Teacher, Wick High
The Scottish Government is firmly committed to maintaining teacher numbers, and are investing 88 million this year alone to recruit and retain teachers across the country. This is in addition to our work with GTC Scotland and universities to develop new ways to attract people into the profession, supported with 1 million from our Attainment Scotland Fund. Chris Aitken, Computing Science Teacher at Wick High School, recently joined the campaign and hopes to encourage locals to consider a teaching career.

Reids Of Caithness Crowned Scottish Baker Of The Year 2017
Reids of Caithness - Scottish Baker of the year 2017
Reids of Caithness has been named Scottish Baker of the Year 2017 at a glittering ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers, the association that supports and promotes the interests of Scottish bakers across the country.