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Christmas 2002

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Christmas Games 25 December
Download some free Santa games

Christmas Lights At Brora 24 December
Here are some lights from Brora.  Mike Brunton a local photographer sent the picture in and said the picture does not do the lights justice.  Anyone who has tried taking pictures of flashing lights will know the problems.

Winning Raffle Tickets At Santas Grotto

1 Prize £150.00   to Robert Macgregor, Springpark Avenue, Thurso
2 Prize  £75.00    to Sheila Lewry, Thurso
3 Prize  £25.00    to Molly Dorcherty, Thurso. 

Church Activities In Caithness for Christmas

Events in St John's, Wick, and St Peter's, Thurso (Scottish Episcopal Church)
An Anglican Christmas in Caithness
St John the Evangelist, Wick
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday, 15th December at 11:30am
The Jesse Tree Service
A Service for all the family
Sunday 22nd December: 11:30am
Midnight Mass of the Nativity
Tuesday, 24th December 11:30pm

St Peter & The Holy Rood, Thurso
Christmas Day 9:30am
Christmas worship for all the family
Carols, a story, and communion
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with candle procession
Sunday 15th December ay 6:30pm
The Jesse Tree Service
A Service for all the family
Sunday 22nd December: 9:30am
Midnight Mass of the Nativity
St Peter & The Holy Rood
Tuesday, 24th December 11:30pm
Everyone is welcome at our services

Pulteneytown Parish Church, Wick 14 December
Sun 22 December 11.30 Family Christmas Service 3.00pm Carols and Lessons At Thrumster Church,
Christmas Eve - Christmas With Candles  11.30pm - Traditional Carol Service
Christmas Day - 11.00am Short Family Service


South School Carol singing At Caithness General Hospital 22 December
Youngsters from South School, Wick headed over to Caithness General Hospital to sing carols to the patients and staff.  Here they are in the entrance to the hospital just before they set off round the wards.  After that is was back to school to pick up their belongings and then on to the serious stuff...........SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

Santa Out In Thurso On Saturday 22 December
Thurso Round Table were out again with Santa giving them a hand.  The last Saturday before Christmas was certainly bringing folk out even after "Mad Friday".  Friday turned into one of the busiest nights of the year in Thurso but it spread across the county as taxi drivers were still running at 8.00am Saturday morning taking folk home.  Caithnessians love to party.

Caithness Orchestra and Caithness Choral Carols 20 December
Old Parish church was the venue for another highly successful evening of music and carols.


Happyy Christmas Ontario 20 December
Monique Sliedrecht a young Canadian artist currently working in Caithness is spending Christmas here and says Happy Christmas to her family and friends back home in Ontario, Canada.  Monique has had a couple of exhibitions in Caithness.  Monique In Artists Section


Norlin Christmas Party 19 December
Norlin Play Group  had their Christmas with a visit from Santa.  Norlin is one of many playgroups in Caithness most of whom are finishing up for the holidays. 

Corner Shop Santas In Wick 19 December
Everyone is asking what the event is at the Corner shop as the staff have turned out this week in Santa outfits.  But there is no special event and the staff decided they would dress up for the next few days just to be colourful.  Is this strange in wick which seems to be the capital of dressing up in the north.  Just take a look ate the many gala pictures and other events to see that Wickers dress up at the drop of  a proverbial hat.

MADD Singers Entertain Wick Rotary At Christmas 19 December
Wick Rotary Club Christmas night out at Mackays hotel, Wick was an enjoyable evening helped along by entertainment from the MADD singers.  The group Music Acting Dance and Drama (MADD) have run some highly successful shows in the last few years and this talented group last night showed why they are a huge success under Mrs Hutcheson local teacher and musical director.  Roll on the next show folks..........................

Halkirk Play Group 18 December

Crossroads Christmas Cake 18 December

A cake from Prince Charles this year

Wick RBLS Pipe Band - WINTER SHOW 15 December
Saturday 28th December 8.00pm
Pipe Band Hall, High Street, Wick
Mini Pipe Band, Scottish Dance Band, Highland Dancers, Vocalists
Admission £3 including tea/coffee and biscuits

Festive Fun At Argyle Square, Wick 15 December

Sugar Craft Christmas Cakes 15 December

The ladies from the Sugar Craft Guild hnaded over small Christmas Cakes to the district nurses to give to some of their elderly patients as they travel round the county.

Junior Drama Nativity Play - Thurso 12 December

Playbox Play Group Wick 12 December

Last Christmas Posting Dates In UK 9 December
UK - 18 December, Western Europe Airmail -  14 December,  Eastern Europe - 10 December.  Rest of The World - Maybe too late - try your luck.  Royal Mail Web Site

Santa In Thurso 8 December 2002

Carousel Keeps Fun Going 7 December 2002

Santa On Saturday 7 December 2002
Santa was in the Market Square, Wick to give out presents and get pictures with more children


Mackays Hotel Christmas Menus 2 December

Keiss Carols 2 December

Blytheswood Shoebox Appeal 15 November
Last week children representing Bower Primary School and Castletown, Dunnet, Murkle and the surrounding areas, gathered at Olrig Free Church to help transport one hundred shoeboxes to the Blythswood Care lorry, which was up on its monthly visit to Caithness.   Children and adults from all over the area donated filled boxes and extra items to the charity, which distributes the shoeboxes to needy people in Eastern Europe in time for Christmas.

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Santa's Grotto, Thurso  - Last Days 21 December
The 21st and 22nd of December will be the last days that you can go and visit Santa in his Grotto in the Olrig St/ Beach Rd gardens. It will also be the last opportunity to enter into the auction for a tumble dryer kindly donated by Norfrost Ltd.

The tumble dryer will go to the highest acceptable bid, remember the last chance to enter will be on the 22nd of December. To stand a chance in securing this lovely gift for delivery on Christmas Eve, then phone Caithness FM on 01847 890000 with your bid.

Santa's Grotto has once again proved to be a huge success over the weeks, with great thanks to all it's loyal sponsors and helpers.

Santa's Grotto will be opening hours are from Mon - Fri 6pm -8pm, and Saturday and Sunday 2pm-4.30pm.

Looking for Something To Read?
The Life and Adventures Of Santa Claus

A Christmas Carol

North Shore Pottery Christmas Sale
Saturday 30 November 12 noon onwards
Mulled wine and mince Pies on Preview Day 30 Nov.
Give something unique. 
Hand made Salt Fired and Raku Pottery

Kids Help Advertise Thurso Grotto

Thurso school children are helping to advertise the grotto this year with their drawings. We have put some in a gallery and will add any other drawings of Christmas that any children send in.  Just email pictures to bill@caithness.org

Wick And Thurso Christmas Fun Has Begun 30 November

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