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August 2002

New Rights For Scotland's Carers
New legal rights to ensure the many thousands of unpaid carers get the help and support they need come into force on Sunday 1 September 2002.

Celia More Retires From Flower Shop, Wick

After 25 years in business Celia More is retiring.  The business has been sold to another local woman Jane Miller and will continue.  One employee has been kept on by the new owner.

UKAEA Donates Redundant Computers To Local Groups

Ardersier Yard Closes

Missing Hempriggs Man Found After Searches

Jamie Stone, MSP Sees For Himself 27 August 2002

Orkney Science Festival
The 12th Festival gets under way on Friday of this week (30th August) with an eight-day programme packed with activities, with participants from all over the UK as well as from overseas. International contributors come from Australia, Zimbabwe, Slovenia and Denmark.

Thurso Raft Race

Friends Walk For Macmillan Nurses
Sheena Nicolson, Clyth has been organising a walk for her friends for several years and this year was no exception.  They all had a very enjoyable sponsored walk round the Horseshoe at Harpsdale (nearly 10 miles) and raised £1600 ...............

Ross Finnie Sends 10,00 Drum On Its Way
Scotlandís Minister for Environment and Rural Development today consigned the 10,000th drum of low-level radioactive waste from the site restoration of Dounreay through a new £6 million treatment plant at the site..............


Meetings On Health Services In Caithness
The Assembly Rooms in Wick on Wednesday 4th September and will be repeated at The Town Hall in Thurso on Thursday 5th September from 9:45am to 3:30pm.......

Local Hotelier Becomes Director of Highland 2008
Pat Buchanan who with her husband run the Dunbeath hotel and who is already on the board of Visit Scotland has become a director of Highland 2008 the group bidding for the Euro Soccer event in 2008.

Llamas In Harris, Outer Hebrides
In a first for the Hebrides, visitors from around the world and locals alike will be able to experience the company of these quiet, elegant and gentle animals and encounter the unique Harris scenery at the same time. 
See Llamas In Caithness

Sutherland Brothers, Wick
Goes Even More Hi-tech

A Wick-based grocery wholesale business has installed new hi-tech software and the transformation at Sutherland Brothers Ltd is so significant the marketing director has been asked to tell his contemporaries all about it.  Colin Sangster has just returned from the Landmark conference in Berlin, Germany..........

Caithness Apprentices Back From Tall Ships Trip

Halkirk Football Tournament

Four New Highland Schools Open

Post Office Launches Appeal For New Postmaster In Dunnet
The Post Office is launching an appeal for a local person to come forward and provide a Post Office service to the community of Dunnet.

Another £30 million Alliance Announced
New partnership will create 50 new jobs at Dounreay.

Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise July Report

Extra £4,277,000 For Highland Council

An ambitious project is set to bring the Western Isles' rich history back to life. `Hebridean Connections - People and Place' project is a joint initiative aimed at making the area's diverse cultural and historical past available to everyone, everywhere.

Orkney Young Folk Back
Orkney youngsters are getting used to life on shore once again after a 10-day voyage aboard the tall ship Prince William.   Fresh from their passage from Dundee to Denmark - before the return leg across the North Sea to Aberdeen - all agree that they have enjoyed the adventure of a lifetime.

At The Salmon Pool, Thurso River
It was one of those days that could have been from a book or film on Monday.  School Holidays with young folk and dogs playing in and around the salmon pool on the Thurso River.  A warm afternoon - dogs loved the cold water as did the boys on the old inner tube.

Towards A Fully Literate Highlands
Recent research shows that one in five people in Scotland have still to fully develop their literacy skills, according to Mary Rhind, Co-ordinator of a new Highland initiative which supports the teaching of basic numeracy and literacy skills to adults.   New Grants available.......................

Brenda Lees Leaves North Highland Archive
Brenda Lees archivist at the North Highland Archive had a night out to say farewell with her friends and volunteers from the Archive in Wick.  Brenda is starting a new job in Wales shortly near to the place where she comes from.

Two incidents of bogus workmen have been reported to Lochaber Police.  Both incidents occurred in the village of Kinlochleven and involved two men calling at houses in the village. In each case the men purported to being from the Water Board.

Dave Kennedy Pre Marriage Rituals
After the Mey Games the fun continued with Dave Kennedy (a member in the Mey tug o' war team) from Tressdale getting his ritual send off from his team members before marrying Lyn Durrand a week on Friday.

Prince Charles At Canisbay Church

Prince Charles At Mey Highland Games

Valerie Carr In Wick To Launch New Book "GREEN"
Valerie Carr was in D R Simpsons in Wick signing copies of her new book Green based on her childhood in Caithness in the 1950's and 60's


West Highland Way Walkers Raise £610 For Hospice

Kite Buggy Courses Begin

Graham Begg Web Site Goes Panasonic

Scorrie Internet Services
the business arm of Caithness.org has altered the Graham Begg web site to show some of the great deals available on Panasonic products.

Bill & Aline Mowat Celebrate 50 Years Married

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