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Milton Residents Annual Christmas Party
The Milton Christmas party was once again held in Staxigoe Hall

 

 

Santa's Sleigh In Thurso
Thurso and District Round Table would like to thank all those who came to visit Santa on his recent tour of Thurso. Santa's Sleigh visited Mount Pleasant and Mount Vernon on 15th December; Pennyland and Ormlie on 17th December; Town Centre Precinct on Saturday 20th December and Tesco Thurso store on Christmas Eve. All contributions collected will be distributed to local charities and good causes. Thurso Round Table are once again indebted to Mr. Charlie Angus, Calder Engineering and Tesco for helping make Santa's Sleigh Tour such a success again this year.

Thurso Street Party For Hogmanay All Set To Go To Welcome 2009
Thurso is all set for another big street party this Hogmanay.  Starting at 9.30am the music and dancing will go on right through "The Bells" to bring in the New Year and on until 1.00am.  the past few years since the Millennium there has been a resurgence of street parties to bring in the New Year around Scotland.  Wick will also see its street party in the Market Square with Pipe Band and other music of both the Scottish and more up to date variety from local bands..  Thurso this year features "Whisky" and the Lone Piper with Bob Johnson doing his bit as MC.

Wick Street Party All Set To Bring In 2009 At Market Square With Music and Dancing
Since the Millennium Wick folk have turned out in force for the Hogmanay Party (31 Dec 2008 - 10.30pm) at the Market Square to enjoy entertainment from pipers, singers and bands.  This year looks like living up to previous years success with entertainment from Thrumster brothers Andrew and Craig Harvey.  Balloons will be released once again and food will be the traditional fare of black bun and shortbread from local bakers MacDonalds.  Tea and coffee will be available from Santa's Grotto.  A huge snowball waltz this year will see dancers pick partners from the crowd and it is hoped enough folk will join in to create yet another huge strip the Willow dance after that. The evening kicks off at 10.30pm.

Christmas Party At Murkle Mother & Toddler Group
Santa found time to drop in on the Murkle Mother and Toddler Christmas Party.  The BIG PIC is HERE

 

Scallywags Nursery Chirstmas Carol Fundraiser
Scallywags Nursery children and parents getting into the Christmas spirit by carol singing at the Castle of Mey on Saturday the 13th of December. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and raised just over 80 for the nursery. the groups say "A huge thank to the Castle of Mey Trust for allowing us to be there and also to everyone who supported us".

Argyle Square Area Association, Wick Raised Over 1300

On Saturday 6 December 2008 Argylle Square Area Association raised over 1300 which is tremendous for a small community group. The group are enormously grateful to the businesses and groups who supported them including MM Miller, G & A Barnie, Hugh Simpson Contractors, Alan Ross Engineering, Scottish Gas Network, Blythswood Care, RBL Wick Pipe Band, Wick Lifeboat, Wick Christmas Lights Committee, Overloch, MacDonalds Bakery, Caithness Sound and Light. Thanks also to Santa and his team ie Geoff Oswald and James MacCaughey; Azzy Sutherland; Ben Gunn; Anne Hart, Wick Gala Queen; and the band of volunteers. Thanks also to the Wick community who came along on the day and fully supported our event.

Caithness FM Annual Toy and Gift Appeal Receives 2000 Boost From Dounreay Site
Caithness FM Christmas Gift Appeal has received a big boost with a donation of 2000 worth of toys and gifts. UKAEA, AMEC, CH2MHill and Dounreay Employees Charity Fund have each donated 500. All the toys and gifts are donated to children and teenagers in the county by the local social work department. Jackie and Bob Johnson, Caithness FM are pictured here receiving the gifts from Simon Middlemas, UKAEA Andy Malkin, AMEC Brad Smith, CH2MHill and Marie Mackay, DECF

Christmas Lights Switch On At Wick

The Christmas Lights at Wick were switched on by Santa this year.  Children from Wick schools sang Christmas songs to get the festive season going.  The night before Thurso switched on their lights and Dunnet switches on this coming Saturday.

Hansel & Gretel - Thurso Panto - Get Your Tickets Now
Once upon a time a very poor woodcutter lived in a tiny cottage in the forest with his two children, Hansel and Gretel. His second wife often ill-treated the children and was forever nagging the woodcutter. "Take them miles from home, so far that they can never find their way back!" So starts the fairytale of Hansel & Gretel, told this year in Pantomime by Thurso Players. The show runs at Thurso High School from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th of December at 7.30 pm each evening with an additional matinee performance at 2.00pm on Saturday afternoon. Directed by John Glen, a cast of experienced Thurso Players panto regulars along with a few new faces have put together a show that has all of the features that make for a traditional Pantomime.

Thurso Town Improvements Christmas Lights Switch On
Friday 28th November 2008 - 6.30pm
Thurso Town Improvements Association Christmas Lights Switch On Friday 28th November. Entertainment starts 6.15pm; switch on off lights 6.30pm approximately. More details will be given nearer the time check www.thurso.org

Christmas Quiz - 5 December 7.30pm
Thurso Town Improvements Association present a Christmas Quiz at the Weigh Inn.  10 entry per team with maximum number of up to 4.  Points make prizes in this quiz with winning team earning 1 for every point gained with possible total of 100.

Pantomime
Hansel & Gretel - 10 - 13 December 2008

Thurso Players

13 December - 2.00 - 4.00pm
Christmas Displays Open Day

Wick Bridge Street Church

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