News Archive - October November December 2018
Many  previous items are archived in the Community, Arts, Sports and Business sections

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Christmas Tree Festival
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Christmas Stalls, Santa, Umbrellas and Lights
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Heritage Calendar 2019 - Shades Of The Past
Thurso Heritage Society launched its new annual charity calendar Shades of the Past, this time using the collection of archive images from Miss Hetty Munro. The title comes from her popular book of the same name published in 1978. Hetty's collection of images spanned across the entire county and over 150 years.
Onshore wind-farms in Caithness: How can we evaluate economic benefit for the local community?
The purpose of this research project is to investigate the development of wind-farms in the Caithness area from the community's perspective; surrounding economic growth. This is a research project being conducted by Stephanie Remers at the University of Highlands and Islands.    Say what you think by completing the online survey.

Deadline for Your Cash Your Caithness applications - 2nd December 2018
Local groups in Caithness are reminded that the closing date for Your Cash Your Caithness applications is drawing near and to be in with a chance of receiving a share of 10,000, completed forms need to be received by 5.00pm on Sunday 2nd December 2018.
Highland Council Budget 2018/19 - Have Your Say
The Highland council wants to hear the views of the public in what is another period of difficulties in deciding how to spend a reducing amount of money.
Santa doesn't visit every house - Caithness FM Toy Appeal
Caithness FM 2018 Christmas Toy Appeal
That's right, Santa doesn’t deliver presents to everyone. There are some children in Caithness who will wake up on Christmas morning with no gifts to open. But you can help provide these kids with some Christmas joy by supporting the CAITHNESS FM ANNUAL TOY APPEAL.

Wick And Thurso - Free Wifi Is Rolled Out To Caithness Towns
Free Wifi for Thurso and Wick Town Centres
WICK and Thurso now have access to free WiFi in and around the centre of their towns thanks to a project led by the Highland Council and funded by the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal. The free WiFi, called "High-Fi", is aimed at stimulating economic growth and will increase digital inclusion across the Highlands. Easy access to digital connectivity is seen as essential if the Highland region is to be innovative and keep its competitive place in the tourism market.

Thurso Town Centre WIFI                  
Free wifi in Thurso Town Centre
                Find out how to connect HERE


Wick Town Centre WIFI
Wick Town Centre WIFI
                  Find out how to connect HERE

Thurso Project Gets Going "Destination Thurso" - Interested? - Then Go To The Public Meeting Destination Thurso Public Meeting
An enthusiastic group have made a start to this project and are looking to involve more people and businesses in improving the tourism aspect of Thurso.  A web site and some funds are in place now to employ someone to create more push from marketing to better social media provision.  Thurso like most places needs improvements and to get ideas from the community and local businesses.  Nothing is easy when faced with the challenges coming fast down the road  - Dounreay decommisioning, Council Cut backs, Health cuts and much more so this group are not sitting back.  Go along and see what they are doing and if you can help in any way so much the better.  Communities are going to have to do more to help themselves so here is a good opportunity provided by enthusiastic volunteers backed by some funding. - Thursday 25th October 7.00pm at Caithness Horizons, Thurso.
New Store B & M Opens At Wick
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