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Caithness Beatrice Community Fund - Funding Events
Beatrice Fund - Funding Advice dates.
Projects in East Caithness are invited tocome to advice information days to see if they can make applications for funding from the Caithness Beatrce Fund.  Check if you are in one of five target areas then apply for a place at one of the events in May.

First Day at The New Wick High School
Wick High First DayPhotos on the new Wick High pages.

Visit Caithness and Play Brahms' 3rd Symphony
Visit Caithness and play Brahms 3rd Symphony

Newton Park Primary Opens At Wick Campus
Newpark Primary School Opens at Wick High CampusNew Park Primary School opens at Wick campusNewpark Primary opens at Wick campusNewpark Primary opens at Wick campus

Children and teachers today march from the old Pulteneytown Academy primary school building to thenew Newpark Primary at the Wick campus which is now open.
Pipers to lead pupils back to school at new Wick Campus
Wick High Campus
Around 400 pupils and teachers attending Newton Park Primary school and Nursery at Wick Campus in Wick will walk to their new school on Wednesday 26 April setting off at 9am from the Old Pulteneytown Academy building. The procession of pupils in their new school uniforms will be led by Highland Bagpipers Alistair Miller and Chester Henry, a P7 pupil, along the new pedestrian access path and ramp down to the new building. Parents and carers have been invited to watch the procession as the children go into the playground and then into their new school.

Honours even in end-of-season encounter Wick Academy 2 Formartine United 2
Wick Academy 2 Formartine United 2Reporter Noel Donaldson
ACADEMY shook off their recent poor form to grab a well-earned share of the points on home turf against one of the Highland League's strongest sides, in the final of the season at Harmsworth Park, on Saturday. Quick- moving United monopolised the early play and were rewarded with a lucky Scott Ferries strike in the 10th minute which crept over the line after a deflection.    Photo Gallery
CHAT Visual Impact Day  - Video
Thanks to the John O'Groat Journal for the short video of the rally- see report n the Courier on Wednesday.
Press and Journal coverage on Monday will be worth reading also.

CHAT Visual Impact Day and Rally Sunday 23 April
CHAT - Caithness Health Action Team, Bignold Park, Wick 2.30pm Sunday 23rd April 2017
CHAT Facebook page
 So What is going to happen in Scotland on Maternity?
- See the report on Scottish government web site called  THE BEST START - a five year forward plan for maternity and neonatal Care in Scotland - 20 January 2017.
It is 130 pages long and seems to suggest that what is happening in Caithness will be happening all over Scotland in the next 5 year.  Everything seems very reasonable until you apply the geography test.  How can it work for far away rural places and is it what we want? - So far in Caithness without a public consultation the Obstetricians are leaving, beds removed and a huge number of women and are being sent to Raigmore or even further away.  What happened to continuity of care, seeing the same midewife and fathers involvement that the report speaks about.   Read the report and then ask how it affects places like Caithness, Sutherland and any far flung place in Scotland.  Exceptions need to be made and not just token groups to talk.
Dunnet Bay Distillers on the joys and challenges of running a remote business - The Telegraph
A really nice article about the business.
John O'Groats Shape The Future - Follow Up Event
John O'Groats Consultation - Follow Up Event

Once A Year Trip To Hoy With The Rangers
Hoy Trip
Ship a' Hoy Sunday 21st May 2017. 10.15am - 6pm 
This is your only opportunity to sail directly to the Orkney Island of Hoy from the Scottish mainland on the passenger ferry from John O'Groats. Join the countryside Rangers either walking out to the famous ‘Old Man' sea stack or enjoy a slightly more strenuous guided walk through the Glens of Kinnaird on route to Rackwick Bay.
46.00 per person (no concessions)

First Of A Fleet Of Work Boats At Wick Harbour
Rix Linx WorkBoat At Wick Harbour 17 April 2017
Today at Wick Harbour 'Rix Lynx'could be seen tied up. Wick Harbour is fast becoming a hive of activity with the work now well underway at the former Steven's yard.

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