St Ola Leaving Scrabster Seen From Hoy Terrace, Thurso
Norfrost Fun Day
Peggy Banks Raises Cash For
High School Pupils Brighten Up
Child Assessment Centre
TWIN TRACK APPROACH TO FUNDING SCHOOL PROGRAMME
Highland Councillors have agreed a twin-track approach to
achieving their 21st Century School Improvement
Programme. Members of the Education Culture and Sport Committee
agreed to fund 11 new schools by a second Public Private Partnership
Programme at a cost of £80 million and a further 13 projects via the
more traditional Section 94 Capital funding route and the possible
creation of a new School Improvement Trust.
A Smart Card Revolution At Highland Leisure
When were you last at your local swimming pool or library. If it
has been a while then you have not seen the great flexibilty and fantastic
offers on entry to all of the Highland Council Leisure facilities.
Beach Watch 2002 North Baths Wick
Swimfest 23 October
2002 For Primary Kids
Fireworks - The Case for Reform of The Laws
REMEMBER REMEMBER THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER,
GUNPOWDER TREASON AND PLOT
But, as the old poem goes on, while there might well be no reason why
gunpowder treason should ever be forgot, it is the explosion of problems
that are now indelibly linked to the occasion, not just throughout but
also well before and beyond the traditional firework and bonfire season,
that have encouraged Scotland's Police Forces to call for a tightening of
legislation and the voluntary codes of practice which relate to these
potentially lethal events.
Murray Watts Launches
New Chilren's Bible In Caithness
Caithness Woman To Hike
Sahara for Cancer Charity
McLellan who lives in Wick has registered to do the Maggies Sahara Desert
Hike, to raise money for Maggies Cancer Caring Centres. Maggies centres
are currently in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee and the are currently
trying to raise money for a Maggies Centre in the Highlands.
Green Tourism Award
Research Students Visit Dounreay
Rae and Dr Kenneth Boyd of the ERI accompanied seven French students. The
group were given a tour of the site and visited various plants within the
Fuel Cycle Area
Dental Services In
Caithness - Statement From Highland Primary Care Trust
Chief Scout Visits Caithness
George Purdy the chief scout in the UK was in Caithness as
part of a visit to the northern Highlands and the Islands of Orkney and
the Western Isles. There nearly 500,000 young people in the
scout movement in the UK.
Network Upsurge In Highlands
Rubbish Into Success
Broadband Trials To Start In
Part of Highland
Junior Triathalon 2002 - East Caithness
A Caithness-based woodturner is turning to film making as a
new venture, using the latest in digital technology. Michael
O' Donnell is based at Dunnet Head - the most northerly point on the
Scottish mainland - and aims to make videos and DVDs for a range of
markets including business and tourism and instructional videos for
CASE Report For August 2002
INTRODUCTION OF FREE BUS TRAVEL IN HIGHLAND
Free travel will be available for pensioners and people with disabilities
for all bus journeys made within The Highland Council area from 30
Can We Please Have More rural Buses??????
HIE TO SUPPORT HARRIS ESTATE BUYOUT
Highlands and Islands Enterprise has agreed to support the proposed
community buyout of Amhuinnsuidhe and North Harris estate with a
financial contribution from the agency's Community Land Unit.
Night Out Becomes Party Night
The long term plans for Inverness the biggest town in
highland Region may have implications for everyone in the Highlands.
Although we all like to have a go at everything going to Inverness there
is little doubt that a successful main town in any area can have many spin
offs for the whole region. In the north over 100 miles away in many
cases it may well be worth taking a critical look as the long-term future
may well be beginning in these plans.
First Minister's Massage For September 11
Fernie visited the Twin Towers during a trip to New York in 2000.
This is the first picture of New York to appear on the web site to say our
thoughts are with all the families and friends involved in New York and
elsewhere. Jack McConnell's Message today sums up the strength
of the bonds between our two countries brought ever closer.
Following Recent Meetings In Wick & Thurso
Still Time To Have A Say
Highland Health Council would like to thank
everyone who took the time to contribute to the ‘Caithness Voices’ events
in Wick and Thurso last week. The events were an attempt to do something
different to involve as wide a selection of views from the community as
Begun Replacing CLACHNAHARRY BRIDGE
On Monday 9 September preliminary work on the
140-year-old bridge at Clachnaharry in Inverness started and will
last for 5 weeks.
UKAEA Donates £250 To
Assynt Mountain Rescue
UKAEA Dounreay has recently donated £250 to the Assynt
Mountain Rescue Team. The team is a voluntary and self-funded organisation
and is one of 28 represented at the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland.
MARKETING ADVICE 'PAVES' THE WAY FOR
A & D Sutherland Ltd - Caithness Flagstone
new marketing campaign aimed at promoting Caithness flagstone as a paving
material in English towns and cities is getting underway thanks to
Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE).
Private Capacity For 6 Months
The NHS in Scotland has purchased all of the spare capacity
in orthopaedics in the private sector to clear the waiting list for people
waiting over a year for knee or hip replacements
New Child Protection Bill For Scotland To List Unsuitable Persons
DEATH OF KEVIN
MACLEOD - FEBRUARY 1997
On 3rd September, 2002, new information was received about the death of
Kevin MacLeod on 7th/8th February, 2002.
Highland Clearances Project At Helmsdale
Today Thursday 5 September was a momentous day in the long
history of the Highland Clearances when the directors of the Highland
Clearances Project a £5 million project to create a lasting memorial to
the Highland people who were swept from the
& E Downgrading Fear Story Refuted By Health Trust Boss
Paul Martin, Chief Executive of Highland Primary
Care Trust, commenting on the front page article in the Caithness Courier,
Wednesday 4 September 2002, refuted the suggestion that a decision had
already been made on the future of Accident and Emergency Services at
Dunbar Hospital, Thurso. The article quoted Mary Scanlon, MSP, as saying
that a nurse led minor injuries unit would replace the Accident &
Emergency department at the hospital by the end of the year.
Grey Coast Theatre Hit In The Making With 51 Pegasus
opening night of 51 Pegasus proves Grey Coast Theatre's drive to find new
work and bring it forward with a young cast was vindicated. Artistic
Director George Gunn expressed his satisfaction to a first night reception
in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso where the audience were invited back to meet
the cast and production team.
Awareness Tour of the Highlands
Glasgow-based Theatre Company FABLEVISION is
touring its highly successful drug awareness programme LAST NIGHT to more
than 2,000 young people in 24 secondary schools in the Highlands. The tour
began in Inverness on 26th August and finishes in Wick on Thursday 12
HARBOUR HQ MOVES TO LOCHINVER
The decision to move the new headquarters of The Highland Councils harbour
management team to Lochinver, Sutherland, was hailed as a big success by
Convener David Green when he opened the Culag Building on Tuesday 3
Festival Till End of September
over but check out especially the event n the woods at Borgie forest
Rare Plant Discovery At Munsary Peatland, Latheron
During the monitoring work, the survey team have recently
made an exciting find by locating saxifrage hirculus (yellow marsh
saxifrage), on site.