3 December 06
Lybster Feels Gales and Rain Hit The North But No Flood Warnings At
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
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
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
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
Arts Events In December and January 2007 - Pdf
Theatre Presents Butchers Broom At Dunbeath
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
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.