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Another 50 Jobs For Wick As CASE Signs New Call Centre Deal
Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) has successfully clinched a deal to create up to 50 jobs in Wick. A development grant of £487,900 will enable ViewPoint Systems (Scotland) Ltd to establish a contact centre in premises on Wick Business Park.

Caithness Businesses Increasing Profiles On The Web With Caithness.org And Overord Media
Caithness.org has entered a new era with a special relationship with anew company aiming to give businesses a much higher profile on the web delivering more information to customers about what they have to offer.

Overord Media  - A Caithness Based Company Working With Caithness.org
Overord Media based in Caithness launch not only their own business today but a number of features to coincide with the preparation of new materials from leaflets to brochures and advice on how to get noticed.  Caithness.org via the Business Index will be giving more attention to increasing the profiles of businesses locally with the increased quality of graphic design that Overord Media can deliver.  Contact them on their New Web Site

New Features Today In The Business Section
Jims Carpets  Riverside Replicas   Sutherlands Photo Lab

These new features will appear regularly for Caithness Businesses and can be tailored to suit business needs running for periods of  1 week, 2 weeks or 4 weeks for maximum coverage at extremely competitive prices.  Apart from running for periods in the Business Index with the business banner and links to the individual business page coverage will be increased by small links and mentions in other parts of the site including this page from time to time.

Overord & Caithness.org - Changing Your Business Corporate Identity From Today
Overord the new Caithness media business launched today will be working with businesses to increase their profile and improve all aspects of their presentations to customers, suppliers and other important contacts. By improving the design and look of everything from leaflets, brochures and web sites a better image can be advantageous.  To mark the launch of the new business Caithness.org will be adding more new looks from Overord Media to the web site pages..  Her are the first with more to come..........
Headlines Hair Studio      A & D Sutherland
If your business advertising materials need a makeover then get in touch with Overord Media or with Caithness.org.  More new ideas on the way.....just watch this space.

Thurso High Group Receive
Princess Diana Memorial Awards

Thurso High School’s S6 Pupil Support Group were presented with Princess Diana Memorial Awards for Anti-Bullying activities and M.V. Awards at Gold, Silver and Bronze. They were presented with their awards in North Highland College by Dr F. Grant, Thurso High School’s Rector, and Mrs Catherine Paterson, M.V. Awards Development Officer for Caithness. Also present were Mrs H. McLean, Deputy Head, who worked with the Group and nominated them for the Awards, and members of the Caithness People First Group. The Group have been extremely successful in all of their activities. The 25-strong group received weekly anti-bullying and child protection training, to help them in their work around the school.

Wildlife Encounters
For two weeks at the end of May (20th May- 4th June 2006), Highland Council Rangers and RSPB staff will provide unique opportunities to observe Highland Wildlife in Caithness and Sutherland. "Highland Wild Encounters" will offer guided walks, minibus tours and boat trips to enable people to get close to some of our rare, beautiful and unique wildlife. This will be the fifth year of the Highland Wild Encounters in Caithness and Sutherland and the programme is as promising as ever. Andy Summers, Highland Council's Senior Sutherland Ranger said: "Caithness and Sutherland boasts some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities anywhere in the United Kingdom: from the dazzling Black-throated Divers and soaring Golden Eagles to the frantic Puffin colonies and the extraordinary lekking Black grouse.

Little Ship Club heads Round Scotland for RNLI Lifeboat Funds - Into Wick On Thursday 4 May
Members of The Little Ship club will left Ardrossan on 22 April bound for Banff to celebrate the Club’s 80th anniversary this year and raise money for a new RNLI lifeboat. A specially made teak baton is being carried on board a chartered Beneteau 38, “Christina”, by Raymond Gregory and his crew. The baton set off from The Little Ship Club on the Thames in London on Tuesday 19 April 2005 and is being carried in 48 relay legs clockwise around the coast of Britain and Ireland – arriving back in London in time for the anniversary celebrations of the Club in November, a total of 2,500 nautical miles. The crew will cover more than 750 miles heading north from Ardrossan to Banff taking in the Western Isles and Orkney before leaving the baton for its onward journey and returning through the Caledonian Canal. The “Christina” will be leaving Stromness on Thursday 4 May, heading for Wick, weather permitting. The date is also dependent on how long the first two legs from Ardrossan take.

Castletown Heritage Society Quiz And Stovies Night
On Friday 28th April, Castletown Heritage Society held a fund raising Quiz and Stovies Night in the Drill Hall, Castletown. Sandy McWhirter, Socio-Economic Development Manager, UKAEA, Dounreay acted as compere for the evening, keeping everyone entertained while he put eight teams through their paces on subjects as diverse as Sport, Geography, Entertainment, Words & Language, Local History and General Knowledge.  In what proved to be a closely fought but thoroughly enjoyable evening, the local team from the Highlander Cafe just managed to scrape victory by half a point over the 'Tattie Howkers' from Thurso. Each member of the winning team received a unique trophy - a replica ceramic model of the Wind Pump tower at Castlehill mounted on a flagstone base. The highly detailed and original trophies were hand made by Mrs Elizabeth Moar and her son John.

NDA Directors See Clean-up Of Fast Reactor Legacy
The board of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority got a close-up look at the progress being made to decommission Britain's fast reactor legacy when it visited Dounreay on 27 April 2006.  The NDA is responsible for the clean-up of 20 civil nuclear sites in the UK, with Dounreay being the second largest of them. UKAEA, working with AMEC and CH2MHILL through their recently-announced alliance, now decommissions the site under a contract with the NDA. Dounreay

Safety Training Course At Wick For Canoists and Kayakers For New Coaches
Kayakers from the Pentland Canoe and Caithness Kayak Clubs attended a one day training course for the Scottish Canoe Association Canoeing Safety Test in Wick. The award is a pre-requisite for those wishing to become a kayak coach. During the course, the students were trained kayak safety features; hazards which maybe encountered on the water; life saving techniques and kayak rescue skills.

O'Neill Open Surfers Signing Session At Tempest Surf Thurso

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