7 November 08
Cultural Diary - November 2008
Adrian Clark is Area Cultural Officer, Caithness, Sutherland and East
Ross. He produces a monthly newsletter for the north each month. He
can be contacted on 01349 885114
5 July 07
New Active Schools Co-ordinator
Recently appointed as the new Active Schools Co-ordinator for the cluster
of 11 schools in East Caithness, based in Wick is Garry Macleod. In the
coming months he will be establishing a number of sport / physical
activity programmes using local volunteers where possible, these will take
place during school holidays and also curricular / extra curricular time
during school terms, targeting local children.
Interested in becoming a volunteer?
Full training given at no cost.
Phone: 01955 602362
YOU COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN CAITHNESS!
10 July 06
North Sutherland - Kids Camp
Farr High School is the place this summer for lots of activities.
HERE for more details.
31 May 05
Highland 2007 “Excellent funding opportunity for the Caithness Community”
The Highland 2007 Community
Programme is an excellent opportunity for small Caithness groups and
charities to fund projects that will take place in 2007, or that take
place in 2005 and 2006 with a 2007 finale. A local Highland 2007
Management Group has already been set up to consider applications and now
welcomes applications for projects from all walks of Caithness life: arts,
sport, heritage, science, environment and language. There is room on the
application to indicate a request for Revenue funding (projects and
events) or Capital funding (building improvements).
The group stresses that although funding is
available over three years and that all applications will be considered on
their own merits, now is the time to get the application pack and begin to
put together an application. The packs are available from:
Community Education Office
Tel. 01955-609903 (direct line)
Mr. Bryan is quoted: “All Caithness groups
representing all walks of Caithness life are urged to obtain the
application pack and apply as soon as possible. Although there are no
stringent deadlines, the generous funding is finite over three years and
early applications will help the Management Group gain a clearer picture
of what is wanted for Caithness. The group itself represents many sides to
Caithness life: sport, youth, heritage and others. We would particularly
welcome applications from sports, science and the environment, as these
areas are thus far under-represented. There is no need to panic---the
funds will be dispersed fairly and objectively and there is ample time to
meet with your own group and begin to form a strong application. However,
for those groups wanting to apply early, there are two interim deadlines
for the first batch of applications:
Monday, 13 June, 2005
Monday, 12 September, 2005
There will be other interim deadlines
announced in the future.
The Management Group considering the
applications is also committed to helping each applicant understand the
application process. There will be advertised interim “deadlines” along
the way, just to make the process easier. The application is clear and
straightforward and the guidance notes that come with it are very helpful.
Caithness is a rich mosaic and we want that mosaic reflected in the widest
possible range of applications. Even relatively small sums of money
awarded may help a small club or group realise goals that might have been
Please refer any questions to the above
25 June 04
Neil Gunn Writing Competition winners
Winners of the annual Neil
Gunn writing competition were announced at a prize-giving ceremony held at Dunbeath Heritage Centre.
The competition was organised by The Highland Council’s Education, Culture
and Sport Service and sponsored by the Neil Gunn Memorial Trust and the
Council’s Library Service.
31 May 04
Vision of Caithness
An Arts Development Study of Caithness
Council commissioned this Arts Development Study for Caithness through a
steering committee in September 2002. This is the most comprehensive
and up to date look at the arts in Caithness showing what is already on
the ground and looking at what might be possible. A report was
presented to the Caithness Area Committee of Highland Council in Wick on
Monday 31 May. The printed version is 91 pages and all of it is reproduced
here. A summary is included if you want a quick overview.
Take a look and you might be surprised at the range of activities already
in the county.
At a meeting yesterday
it was agreed:
To put two bound
copies of the arts study in the libraries, one in Wick, one in Thurso
Anyone requesting a
copy from me by email can have it sent free as an email attachment,
provided the requestor is willing to print out the 91 pages at their
Anyone wanting a hard
copy and willing to pay £3 to cover printing and postage can request one
from me by contacting me below. Cheques payable to “The Highland
Council”. Many thanks, Tom
Arts Development Officer (Caithness)
West Banks Avenue
tel. 01955-609476 ext. 257
22 March 04
“The Best Fed People in Creation”
An Illustrated Talk on the Past and Present of St. Kilda
Through Poetry and Prose (in English)
By Donald S. Murray
Poet, teacher and writer from Benbecula
A fund-raising event open to the public, in support of important local
Friday, 2 April, Dunbeath Heritage Centre 7:30 p.m. Admission: £2
NEW FITNESS EQUIPMENT AT THURSO AND WICK
Members of The Highland Council's Caithness Area Committee tried out the new equipment installed at The
Highland Council's fitness suites in Thurso and Wick swimming pools.
Costing some £90K the equipment includes
treadmills, elliptical trainers, cycles (upright and recumbent), rowers
and strength equipment at both centres in Wick and Thurso.
In addition to the new fitness suite
equipment, facilities already provided at Thurso and Wick include swimming
pools, toddlers' pools, cafeterias, and sunbeds.
High Life Card leisure card holders will
benefit greatly from the introduction of the new fitness equipment in Wick
and Thurso fitness suites. High Life offers special benefits to all
cardholders including exclusive deals for regular users, people looking
for work, senior citizens, any one in full time education and family
available at Thurso fitness suite and will be introduced shortly at Wick.
Admission to the suites costs £2.50 for adults, £1.25 for senior citizens