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Christmas 2003

Christmas Links & Updating Xmas News

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Christmas News    Christmas Songs  Christmas Recipes
As in previous years we will list Christmas items and pictures on these pages.  so get your events in the What's On and send in pictures yourself

19 December 03
Bin Ends New Web Site - Will You Be finding Your Bargain Dram Here this Christmas?
Bin Ends shops in Wick and Thurso now have their own web site allowing customers to check out the latest deals on offer.  At this time of year there are quite a few from wines and beers to some quite amazing prices on malt whiskies.  Not only does Bin Ends have great prices but the shops also have huge range of malts to choose from. You can even buy one get one free on certain malts. If you are getting ready to stock up take a click over and see for yourself.

13 December 03
Thurso -Mad Friday

In the interests of personal safety, UKAEA Dounreay has organised free bus services for members of the public returning home from the centre of Thurso on the evening on Friday, December 19th. This service is available to all members of the public and will be operated by Rapsons. The free bus services have been made possible by generous sponsorship from

11 December 03
Santa and His Reindeer Arrive In Wick On Saturday 13 Dec
Santa and his reindeers return to Wick after two years with his elves and others.  The reindeer are part of the only flock of reindeer in Scotland and offer a unique opportunity to see them close at hand as they make their way from the Coop into Wick from 2.00pm.

9 December 03
Wick Pipe Band Winter Variety Show

Wick RBLS Pipe Band will be holding a Winter Variety Show in the Pipe Band Hall, High Street, Wick on Wednesday 17th December 2003 commencing at 8pm. The show will have the same format as the very successful Summer Shows with a mini Pipe Band, Highland Dancers, Scottish Dance Band and Vocalists. The show will be compered by the ever popular Alistair Lamont. Admission costs 3 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

8 December 03
Thurso Beyond 2000 - Santa's Village, Beach Road.

Sat 13th and Sun 14th December from 2pm - 4.30pm
Monday 15th to Friday 19th December from 6pm - 8pm
Sat 20th and Sun 21st December from 2pm - 4.30pm
Mon 22nd and Tues 23rd December from 6pm - 8pm

360' Pictures Of Caithness by Hillhead Primary Seven
This is your chance to order a fantastic 360' pictures of Caithness by Hillhead Primary Seven, which were on display at this year's Heritage Fair.


6 December 03
Christmas Fun In Thurso

6 December 03
Fun In the Green At Argyle Square, Wick

29 November 03
Wick Fun Day Heads For Christmas

Win A Caithness Connections Video
An easy competition to give you the chance to win one of 20 videos.  the video Caithness connections produce by Ross Records is on sale in local shops and from Ross Records web site.  Try the competition to win one but if you want one for a friend or relative then get your order in now and still enter the competition to win one for yourself.


Santas Grotto
Thrumster Hall - Saturday the 6th December - 2:00pm
1 to see Santa.- Stalls etc

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Canisbay Rainbow Play Group Christmas Coffee
Canisbay Hall Saturday 22 November 2.00pm - 4.00pm,
Santas Grotto, Coffee, Stalls, Bottles, Baking, Avon, Bouncy Castle and much more

24 November 03
Thurso Christmas Lights By Night
Thanks to Mike Brunton for these shots of the new blue look to the trees as part of the new Christmas Lights in Thurso.


22 November 03
Thurso Switches On Christmas Lights

 20 November 03
Webcam From Market Square, Wick
At Hogmanay To Bring In 2004

Doug Mackay and Niall from Caithness.org will be running the webcam from Market Square, Wick to look in on the Hogmanay celebrations - music, bands and the crowds out to bring in the New Year.  Traditional music and local bands will be providing entertainment and perhaps another huge Strip The Willow dance along the street - maybe even bigger than last year.  The webcam will have a link here on 31 December.   If anyone has a webcam, Internet link and computer in a suitable location in Thurso and would like to run one get in touch and we will supply the software and web space via Caithness.org.

Thurso Christmas Lights Switch On
It's on Sat 22/11/03 starting at 3.00pm with singing. Lights due to go on at 3.45pm.

Wick Festive Fun Day
Saturday 29 November 2003

Contemporary Crafts For Christmas
Swanson Gallery, Thurso 28 November - 20 December
All sorts of unusual gift ideas from Scottish crafts people.

Christmas Games
Download some free Santa games

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Places To Stay In Caithness At Christmas
Many hotels and guest houses etc in Caithness are closed on Christmas Day and the New Year period.  Some are open and we will list any we find out about to make your search a bit easier.

This celebration of Caithness in paintings and music has been brought together in a beautifully produced DVD by 'Artsmith'.  Local artist, Julian Smith has collaborated with multi-media specialist, 'inner-eye-interactive' to create a unique and truly memorable work following a highly acclaimed and very successful exhibition this summer.  The product features not only the animation, which many found very moving, but also a complete gallery of paintings, including captions or narration.


Christmas Past In Caithness