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3 December 06
Lybster Feels Gales and Rain Hit The North But No Flood Warnings At Present
The north took a battering last night but the rain was not as severe as in other parts of Scotland.  There are no flood warnings or watches in force in the north unlike other parts of Scotland where there are many.  At 4.50pm there were 17 floodwatch areas and 9 flood warnings and 2 serious flood warnings according to the SEPA Floodline To show how severe the flood threat is in some areas at present SEPA has warned that  - Loch Doon - Scottish Power has informed SEPA that the reservoir gates are being gradually opened, to release water from Loch Doon into the River Doon in south Ayrshire. The last reported time that these gates were used to release such a high volume of water was 1953. (120mm of rain has fallen in the past 48hrs in the Loch Doon area).  SEPA say - "Flooding, you can't prevent it, you can prepare for it"

Dounreay Employees Charity Fund Donates 300 Towards New Goal Posts For Thurso High
Dounreay Employees Charity Fund has donated 300 towards the cost of new goal posts and nets for Thurso High School. John Deighan, chairman of DECF is picture here presenting the cheque to Moira McBeath, Active Schools Co-ordinator at Thurso High School with some of the football team. Back from left to right - Karen Johnston, Bethany Greg, John Deighan, Moira McBeath, Leah Bremner. Front from left to right Jordan Farmer, Chris Stone, Jamie Henderson and Scott Kellman.

More Christmas Drama In Caithness
There is more to see on stage in Caithness than ever before and December is turning out to be just as lively.  Check out the next two links
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 14th & 15th December Wick High
Lybster Drama Club Panto

2 December 06
Thurso Christmas Lights Switch On

Send A Card Or Parcel To the Caithness Lads In Iraq - Post FREE
It is only free to send a parcel up to 2kg in weight to Iraq and the cut off date for free parcels is the 8th of December. You pay to send letters as if you were sending to the UK but if you write it on a bluey it will go free. Blueys can be picked up for free, just ask at the post office and they will give you a bunch.
Send mail to -
THE NAME OF PERSON, ALEMEIN COMPANY, 7 SCOTS, OP TELIC 9, BFPO 641
The e- blueys is like sending an email to a computer and as they don't get access to the computers all the time it is printed off in Iraq and posted to them.
Send any parcels for the guys to Captain Mackay of the Wick platoon as he is the platoon commander and can pass on anything to the soldiers on the ground.  Certain things cannot be sent SEE HERE

Arts Events In December and January 2007 - Pdf
Produced by Caithness Arts

Grey Coast Theatre Presents Butchers Broom At Dunbeath
Butcher's Broom by Neil Gunn was published in 1934. George Gunn and Grey Coast Theatre have produced their own version adapted with songs by George Gunn and andy Thorburn. Directed by Louise Allan and with the children from Lybster and Dunbeath schools making up the cast.
Head over to Dunbeath Village Hall on Friday 8th December at 7.30pm.
Admission is FREE and donations are welcomed.

Caithness Quilters Helping To Raise Funds For A Community Mini-bus
Last Saturday the Caithness Quilters held their monthly workshop and meeting in Pulteney Parish Church Hall. They were visited by the West Caithness Community Transport committee. The occasion was to hand over the group made quilt made to raise funds for a community mini-bus to benefit the elderly and disabled primarily. The quilt will be displayed after Christmas in Elizabeth's in Thurso. It will be raffled to raise LOTS of money. The quilt was made by all the members of Caithness Quilters on an autumn theme. It is a colourful log cabin style, King size quilt with appliqued autumn leaves and quilted in a leaf design.

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