Pictures From the Heritage Fair
4th 5th October 2003
Assembly Rooms, Wick
1 October 03
Childrens Activities and the Musicians:-
The Childrens Activities will be in one of the Upstairs Rooms in the
Assembly Rooms and there will be lots of different craft type activities
specially for Children, so while Mum & Dad or granny & grandad etc have a
look at the displays which interest them the children can be left upstairs
having their own fun. The children's Activities begin at 12 noon on
Saturday and finish at 4 PM and 1 PM on Sunday until 4 PM. The children's
Activities have been sponsored by Rolls Royce-Vulcan and UKAEA, Dounreay.
The Music will
be started off by the Wick RBLS Pipe Band outside the main entrance at
10.40 AM - 11 AM and again at 11.30 AM until 12 Noon. A lone piper will
play in the main hall at the official opening, then on stage from 12 noon
we have Roy Stewart and later on Tom Bryan.
On Sunday we
have the Caithness Handbell Ringers, Tom Bryan and Roy Stewart. The Fair
will be played out by The North Highland Juvenile Pipe Band outside the
Main Entrance from 3.30 PM - 4 PM and 4.30 PM until 4.40 PM
16 September 03
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
2. Bower Primary School
3. Caithness Archaeological Trust
4. Caithness Branch Diabetes UK
5. Caithness Crafts Association
6. Caithness Family History Society
7. Caithness Federation SWRI
8. Caithness History Society
9. Caithness Quilters
10. Canisbay Primary School
11. Castletown Heritage
12. Cinema for Thurso Group/Picture House Films
13. Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
14. Dunbeath Preservation Trust
15. Dunnet Head Educational Trust
16. Far North Spinning & Weaving Group
17. Farnortherners – Public Health Website
18. Girlguiding Caithness
19. Glass Creations
20. Hillhead Primary School
21. Hillhead Primary School
22. Keiss Primary School
23. Alan Law
24. Lower Pulteneytown Townscape Heritage Initiative
25. Lybster Primary School
26. Mount Pleasant Primary School
27. North Highland Archive
28. Ranger Service
29. Sinclair Girnigoe Castle
30. South Primary School
31. St Andrews Cadets & Badgers
32. St Fergus/Swanson Galleries
33. St Peter & the Holy Rood
34. The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
35. The Salvation Army
36. Thurso Heritage Museum
37. Thurso in Bloom
38. Thurso Youth Club
39. UKAEA, Dounreay
40. Wick Heritage Museum
41. Wick High School
42. Wick RBLS Pipe Band
43. Yarrows Heritage trust
A bringing together
of individuals, schools, groups and organisations to celebrate and promote
the Heritage and Culture of Caithness.
The accompanying application form requires the
· A brief description of the display/presentation
· A brief description of the group, organisation or individual
· The full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address if available
· Presentations requiring specialist equipment should discuss their needs
with the organisers in advance
of the Fair.
To avoid disappointment this form should be
completed as soon as possible and returned no later than Monday 7th July
Helen Allan Diane Gibson
Community Education Office Tel 01847 831583 (home)
Princes Street E-mail:
Tel: 01847 895782
TOPICS:- FOR EXAMPLE
THESE ARE JUST A FEW SUGGESTIONS OF THEMES THAT
COULD BE USED
Individuals or groups.
Heritage of a Parish, Town or Village, Landscape
Fishing Farming Flagstone
Plants, animals or birds
Any topic related to the environment in Caithness.
Pre-history – (Achavanich, Camster Cairns or the Hill of Many Stanes etc)
Viking Medieval Improvements World Wars
Mackay, Gunn, Sinclair, Dunbar, McPhee, etc
Local churches describe their own history
History of a particular school or the history of education in Caithness.
History of a particular organisation or how it started in Caithness.
A particular building such as Old St Peters, a School, a Castle, a Church,
a Bank, Lighthouses, etc. It can be a street such as Janet Street,
Louisburgh Street and Pultneytown. It can be a housing estate.
Caithness Groups/Individuals – Country and Western, Rock, Dance, Rap,
A record of where we are today – What we do – What things look like now.
Vision of the Future:
What things might be like in the future.
Owing to potential demand we retain the right to move any
presentation/display if so required. You MAY NOT get your first choice of
position in the hall.
Stalls will be allocated on a first come, first
served basis so please do not wait until the closing date to send in your
application. Send it in NOW to avoid disappointment even if you have not
decided on the exact content of your display, let us know you are
Presentations can be submitted by either an
organisation (school, youth organisation, heritage society or centre,
community groups etc) or by individuals.
Presentations must relate to Caithness for example;
if you are a Scout Group your presentation should not be about the
Scouting Association but about your Scout Group. Or as a branch of a
National Charity, the project should be about your charity in Caithness
Display – Do’s and Don’ts
DO – Be selective about the information you display
DO – Have a trial run and put up your display before the fair – Check it
all fits on your table size
DO – Find out how to put up posters, photo’s etc on notice boards.
Blue-tack will NOT stick to them, you will need a supply of sticky velcro
– available from hardware or haberdashery stores.
DO NOT – Try to put too much information on your table.
Types of presentations could be:
Models Dioramas 3-Dimensional artistic displays
Crafts Photography Computer displays
Videos Posters Demonstrations
A 3-Dimensional display could be specific to one period of time, or they
could display development
and progression from past to present. These methods of presentation can be
used singly or combined in a project/display. Presentations with
hand-written work should be clear and neat.
Maximum size for the presentations: Height
Table presentations are- 6 feet wide x 2 feet deep + the height of a
display board Max 6 feet 6inches Floor presentations are- 6 feet wide x 2
feet deep + the height of a display board Max 6 feet 6 inches Audio
presentations must be ¼” audio-cassette and must not exceed 5 minutes
duration. Submissions must include a title and credits. The text in
any presentations should be in English (see exceptions).
It is the responsibility of the group, organisation
or individual to ensure that historical information and research is
Art work, videos, sculptures, photographs, music, computer graphics,
(web-site design), sewing, knitting must be original and the work of the
individual or organisation entering. (See exceptions and copyright
Presentations must be free of any profanity, racial
or sexist remarks, innuendo, stereotyping or any possible offensive
All project/displays must be created for the Fair, not a duplication of a
presentation that is on display elsewhere. This does not mean that the
project/display needs to be based on new research, only that it is
presented with a fresh appearance.
This could be –
Model – working or static Sculpture Display Craftwork
Short Story Poem
(length must be no more than 2 – 11 pages (maximum length no more than 14
(written music) (presentations may be of existing or original work)
Story Telling Craft Demonstration Music/Dance
It is suggested that performances/presentations are around 15 minutes in
Video - all submissions must be in VHS format. If you are planning to
provide us with a video please advise us well in advance so that we can
ensure adequate presentation of your video. All videos MUST be marked with
the content & title and a contact name and phone number.
Web-site Design (submissions must include all credits).
A history of Caithness knitting, (samples of garments made in the past may
be presented provided all necessary permissions have been obtained).
A history of Caithness in photographs, (old photographs may be used but
copyright should be adhered to and any necessary permissions obtained).
A history of Caithness music (examples of musical pieces could be used but
again copyright should be adhered to and any necessary permissions
Any presentation using a language other than English, such as Gaelic,
Caithness Dialect, Old Scots, Old Norse, Latin, French or Dutch should
have a translation accompanying it.
PRESENTATIONS/DISPLAYS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTICIPANTS. THE
ORGANISERS CANNOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY PROJECTS LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED WHILE
There will be an opportunity for individuals; groups and organisations who
produce craft work with a Caithness theme to sell their work during the
Fair. This must be on a basis of items being ordered, items on view at the
Fair must not be sold and taken away during the Fair.
The same guidelines apply to commercial presentations as to all others.
Fundraising during the Fair:
There will be no fundraising during the Fair e.g. raffle tickets, quizzes,
etc. BY PARTICIPANTS
Charities and groups who sell small gift items will be allowed to do so,
but their display must follow all the other guidelines. It should be a
presentation of their organisations existence in Caithness. However, in
order to recoup some of the costs involved with the organisation of the
fair, the organising group may have to raise funds over the weekend. E.g.
we may ask for a donation at the door or hold a raffle.
Groups, organisations and individuals participating in the Fair may
provide leaflets, brochures and business cards available for members of
the public who attend the Fair but this should not be a major part of
their presentation. By entering presentations in the Fair, participants
are considered to have provided consent for their presentations and
materials to be photographed and referred to in any promotions related to
the Fair. Participants not wishing to be photographed or have their
projects used in such promotions should advise organisers prior to the
All material should be free of any copyright; if not, all relevant
permissions should be obtained for the display of said materials in
It is the responsibility of the group, organisation or individual to get
such permissions necessary and the organisers take no responsibility for
the display of any material whether under copyright or not.
The Caithness Heritage Fair is a non-profit making body and cannot fund
any group, organisation or individual