PLAYDEN NURSERY - Last Call For Enrolments - 20th June
We are now taking enrolments for our 2½ year old sessions starting in August 2012. Whether
it's to get your child familiar with the nursery environment, to get
some jobs done or even for you to enjoy some quiet time, we can offer a
broad range of pre-school experiences. Sessions:- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. (Choose 1, 2 or 3 sessions). Time:- 1.00pm – 3.00pm Cost:- £6 per session (snack included) Please enrol your child by 20 June 2012 If you would like to visit us please feel free to contact us and we can arrange this. Contact: Kirsty or Janet, Barrock Street, THURSO, KW14 7DG Tel/Fax: 01847 896430 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Playden-Nursery
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Noel Donaldson on Wick's Diamond Jubliee Harbourfest WICK staged a right royal celebration, befitting the Queen’s diamond jubilee achievement. And there was a heartfelt tribute from the town’s honorary Queen – its HarbourFest monarch. Abigail
Jolly took an early opportunity after being crowned to mark the 60
years milestone. She said she was privileged to have been chosen to
lead the celebrations, recognising Queen Elizabeth's "long and
steadfast service to the nation".
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Me Not Trot Memory Walk In Wick To
mark Dementia Awareness Week, Alzheimer Scotland, Wick Services are
holding their annual sponsored "Forget Me Not Trot - Memory Walk" on
Saturday 23 June 2012. Starting in Market Square at 12.00 noon. Walk
approx 10k around boundary of Wick.
14 June 2012
5 Caithness Teenagers Continue Fundraising For "Children With Cancer UK"
The following letter has been received from a group of Caithness boys.
I am part of a group of 5 young teenage boys that are fundraising for the charity 'Children with Cancer UK'.
In 2011, we walked over two days from our hometown Thurso, 40 miles to
the small village of Skerray. We did this in memory of my uncle Hugh,
who died of Leukaemia in 1980. This was extremely successful as we
raised a massive £1295.75.
This year, we have decided to walk almost double that distance, and
walk from Thurso to Durness, a total of 75 miles, in 4 days.
You can follow the link below to see our story which was publicised last year. http://childrenwithcancer.org.uk/Blog/the-uncle-they-never-knew
We are very proud of our achievements so far, and are determined to do
well again this year. You can also make donations through the
'JustGiving' website: http://www.justgiving.com/boys75walk
Cameron Mackay (14) Kane Cameron (16) Kai Cameron (15) Korbyn Cameron (13) Sean Campbell (15)
First batch of photos from the Vintage Vehicles Rally 2012 that took
place on Sunday 10th June at John O'Groats. Names of cars wilbe added
shortly where we can identify them. A further batch of photos willbe
added later. Photos of some of the winners also coming soon.
New Movement and Rehabilitation Classes In Caithness Kate
Burt and Louise Shakespeare have set out to give some options to local
Caithness people with certain health conditions. Tripudio Movement
systems is a new movement and rehabilitation class starting in
Caithness. A fun fitness and movement class that can be taken standing
or seated. The class involves a specially designed warm up and cool
down, named the 'flow', along with mobility, stretches and
strengthening with gentle movements and dance to music. It is designed
for people with health problems, e.g following or receiving treatments
for cancer, lymphoedema, MS, arthritis etc, or simply overweight or as
an initial gentle exercise class for those wishing to start regular
exercise in a non-competitive environment. All the exercises can be
done either sitting or standing.
25 Years Since BT Switch Room In Wick Closed
25 years ago yesterday the BT switch room closed in Union Street. New
technology advances changed the our telephone systems and staff were
not required. Do you have any photos from the days in the BT Switch
room or a night out in those final days. If so and you would like to
share the memories send them to email@example.com for publication on
the web site.
10 June 2012
Olympic Torch At John O'Groats The Olympic Torch made
its appearance at John O'Groats in the hands of Andrew Sinclair and
Louis Mackinnon from Wick. Both men took part in the torch parade
at Inverness on Saturday before heading north again. Civic Leader
councillor Gail Ross acted as master of ceremonies to announce the lads
as they arrived with the torch at the famous photo sign post and also
to introduce a series of local musical items and dancers. A crowd
of perhaps up to 3000 crowded into John O'Groats many of whom were
earlier at the Vintage Vehicles show just at the nearby field for its
Inverness-based project manager Fiona Milligan describes the main
features of the Limekiln wind farm proposal near Reay, Caithness,
including changes made to the project in light of community feedback.
The events in Reay village hall in Reay, Caithness, Thursday and Friday [May 24th and 25th] were attended by 50 local people.
The open days gave people the opportunity to view and comment on the
draft plans and the project team were available to listen to and answer
questions. A 3D computer model of the site and its surroundings was
available for viewing, allowing visitors to assess views of the wind
farm from virtually anywhere.
Since an earlier round of open days in March, Infinergy has refined its
proposals for Limekiln. Those turbines closest to the village of Reay
have been reduced in height and the number of wind turbines proposed
has been reduced from 26 to 24.
This will reduce the installed electricity generating capacity of the
scheme from 78 to 72 megawatts (MW), but the site will still be capable
of powering an impressive 36,000 homes – equivalent to 35% of all
Highland households – and displacing around 80,000 tonnes of carbon
dioxide per year.
As part of the proposal, Infinergy is offering an industry-leading
community benefit package worth £5,000 per MW – a total of £360,000 per
year or £9million over the 25 year lifetime of the project.
Infinergy has already convened the first meeting of a Community Liaison
Forum around the Limekiln project, bringing together representatives
from key groups including Caithness West Community Council, Caithness
Chamber of Commerce and North Highland College UHI. Limekiln Wind Farm Web Site Infinergy Web Site
Thurso Heritage Society Wants Your Help To Build A Digital Archive Thurso Heritage Society
in association with NHC Online has a unique and innovative project in
the pipeline in which we wish to make largely unseen private archives
accessible to all on a bespoke website. These collections contain a
wide varied selection of items, from old photographs and films, to shop
receipts from yester-year, maps, plans, books, ornaments, medals etc.
This will be a great asset to the community, tourists, genealogists,
historians, students, and education facilities like schools and
colleges to promote and enhance the area. If you could spare 2 or 3 minutes to fill
in our survey www.thursointeractive.co.uk
it would be greatly appreciated to help get us started. Thanks in
advance and we look forward to your comments. You may have an item relating to the
Thurso Parish that would be of interest as part of this exceptional
project. Please contact us through our website below and we can arrange
to have it copied and safely returned with the appropriate credit. If
you wish that the material is not displayed online but you would allow
us to copy it for long-term preservation as part of a historical record
this can also be carried out. You can also volunteer and get hands-on
in this unique opportunity and receive free basic training on handling
and digitising archive material. Please contact us at the below
RAIL LINK ACTION GROUP - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thursday 14th June at 11.15am - Pentland Hotel, Thurso You are invited to help
us in our lobbying efforts for a major improvement and modernisation of
our rail line to Caithness and the Far North. Further details about recent exciting new
local rail developments, which will greatly help make the case for
improvements to our Line, will be revealed at our AGM.
7 June 2012
Is Coming - If The Weather Is Poor Then How About Some Activities For
The Kids Summer is here but if
the weather is poor as it is today then maybe younger folk are looking
for things to do. Her at the org we willmake a few suggestions
for web sites that might offer some possible things to do. We
start with Activity TV that offers a range
of topics with films to show anyone how to do interesting things and
have fun. Activity TV has a range of things to do and covers
things like dance, muisc, trivia, family giftc, room projects, magic,
science, games and much more. If you have any great web site you
want to share with activities for kids this summer then email details
Martial Arts Instructor Awarded "Master" Status Following the
visit of two Martial Arts Grand Masters to Caithness, local man Vince
Tait has been graded to 5th Dan Master. KSD Martial Arts hosted
the annual Northern Budo Alliance Bushi seminar in Wick where
instruction was given by Soke Gunter Bauer, 10th Dan Hapkido (Grand
Master), Soke Mark Kemp, 10th Dan Kempo JuJitsu (Grand Master), along
with Kyoshi Neil Hourston 7th Dan (Master). As
well as the one-day seminar the two Grand Masters instructed at a
regular KSD training session in Castletown and during the weekend KSD
Chief Instructor Vince Tait was under intense scrutiny being graded to
Master level. Following the award Vince said "This is a real honour for
me and I am delighted to have been deemed worthy of being promoted to
Master," Vince went on to say "I feel very proud, this is also a
tribute to our club and the members who work hard as a team to support
Olympic Torch Bearers At Inverness And John O'Groats Two young men from
Caithness have a number of "moments to shine" over the next few
Sinclair (right) and Louis Mackinnon, both from Wick, attended the
Olympic Media Briefing at Inverness today (Thursday 7th June 2012) and
have been invited to take part in the BBC's Question Time, which is
being held at Inverness tonight (Thursday 7th June 2012). On
Saturday, they will be carrying the Olympic Torch on separate stages as
it makes its way through the streets of Inverness. Andrew is
first to run on a stretch on Glenurquart Road, near the headquarters of
The Highland Council, while Louis is running the penultimate stretch
across the River Ness and along Ness Walk. And on Sunday, they will be presenting
the torches at an event taking place at John O'Groats.