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UHI engineering talent awarded with prestigious scholarship

UHI engineering talent awarded with prestigious scholarship

UHI engineering talent awarded with prestigious scholarship

26 February 2024

Tom David, 31, a first year HNC Engineering Systems student studying at UHI North, West and Hebrides Thurso campus will receive a bursary worth £5000.


Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

21 February 2024

Focus on attainment was lost as councillors defend officials over a 'judgmental' education report critical of primary school staff.


Development at former children's home in Wick

Development at former children's home in Wick

Development at former children's home in Wick

20 February 2024

An application has been lodged with Highland Council regarding developments at the former children's care home in Wick called Avonlea.


Wick school celebrates 'Love and Kindness' with help for Caithness Food Bank

Wick school celebrates 'Love and Kindness' with help for Caithness Food Bank

Wick school celebrates 'Love and Kindness' with help for Caithness Food Bank

19 February 2024

Pupils at Newton Park Primary School have been collecting goods to donate to the local food bank.


Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

19 February 2024

Councillor Helen Crawford says asking 'teachers to mark more generously' is 'just a big sticking plaster.'


Young people urged to keep Caithness clean

Young people urged to keep Caithness clean

Young people urged to keep Caithness clean

18 February 2024

Caithness kids are being encouraged to compete for clean up glory by helping to tackle the litter emergency


UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

16 February 2024

Strikes by Unison members are set to hit a number of Highland colleges later this month, after further industrial action was announced.


NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

14 February 2024

Comparing the opportunities that a tiny 28-pupil school can provide with what can be offered in a city school, isn’t comparing like with like.


PICTURES: Prize bingo at Thurso's Miller Academy raises £670 towards school trip

PICTURES: Prize bingo at Thurso's Miller Academy raises £670 towards school trip

PICTURES: Prize bingo at Thurso's Miller Academy raises £670 towards school trip

12 February 2024

SEE THE PICTURES! Almost 150 people attended a prize bingo event at Miller Academy to help raise funds towards a special school trip.


Mount Pleasant pupils celebrate Scottish culture in style

Mount Pleasant pupils celebrate Scottish culture in style

Mount Pleasant pupils celebrate Scottish culture in style

12 February 2024

Children at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Thurso enjoyed a celebration of all things Scottish when they marked the 265th birthday of Robert Burns.


Thurso pupils make a song and dance of celebrating Scots culture

Thurso pupils make a song and dance of celebrating Scots culture

Thurso pupils make a song and dance of celebrating Scots culture

09 February 2024

Miller Academy Primary School was awash with tartan to mark Burns Day when a delicious traditional Burns Day lunch of haggis and sausages was enjoyed.


Thurso violinist adds a string to her bow with new venture

Thurso violinist adds a string to her bow with new venture

Thurso violinist adds a string to her bow with new venture

07 February 2024

A Thurso woman with impressive credentials for playing violin has decided to venture into the world of performing at weddings and events.


50mm snow on Caithness roads but no schools reported closed in county – more snow expected though

50mm snow on Caithness roads but no schools reported closed in county – more snow expected though

50mm snow on Caithness roads but no schools reported closed in county – more snow expected though

07 February 2024

No schools were closed in Caithness due to the wintry conditions but the Met Office warns of more snow over the next few days.


Burns lunch celebration at Keiss Primary School

Burns lunch celebration at Keiss Primary School

Burns lunch celebration at Keiss Primary School

03 February 2024

Keiss Primary School extended a warm invitation to parents for a special Burns lunch celebration on January 25.


PICTURES: Halkirk Primary kids hold Burns Night in the afternoon with a 'dram' of Irn Bru

PICTURES: Halkirk Primary kids hold Burns Night in the afternoon with a 'dram' of Irn Bru

PICTURES: Halkirk Primary kids hold Burns Night in the afternoon with a 'dram' of Irn Bru

02 February 2024

Halkirk Primary reported that it held a 'very successful' Burns supper event in the afternoon last week on Thursday, January 25.


Wick High School pupils secure £3000 for Haven centre

Wick High School pupils secure £3000 for Haven centre

Wick High School pupils secure £3000 for Haven centre

31 January 2024

A drop-in centre run by Caithness Mental Health Support Group has been given a £3000 funding award thanks to the efforts of Wick High School pupils.


PICTURES: Victorian blast from the past for Melvich school pupils

PICTURES: Victorian blast from the past for Melvich school pupils

PICTURES: Victorian blast from the past for Melvich school pupils

30 January 2024

PUPILS at Melvich Primary went back in time to the Victorian period when they experienced what is was like to be taught in a classroom from that era.


CAITHNESS CHAMBER: Investing in young workforce supports the whole north Highland region

CAITHNESS CHAMBER: Investing in young workforce supports the whole north Highland region

CAITHNESS CHAMBER: Investing in young workforce supports the whole north Highland region

27 January 2024

Trudy Morris, chief executive of Caithness Chamber of Commerce, welcomes the 'promising sign' that businesses are dedicated to the far north


'Brilliant opportunity' to learn about jobs on offer in Caithness

'Brilliant opportunity' to learn about jobs on offer in Caithness

'Brilliant opportunity' to learn about jobs on offer in Caithness

26 January 2024

Job seekers are being invited to what is being billed as the largest and most comprehensive job, career, training and recruitment event in Caithness.


Offshore wind farm funds will support state-of-the-art welding training

Offshore wind farm funds will support state-of-the-art welding training

Offshore wind farm funds will support state-of-the-art welding training

24 January 2024

Funding from a wind farm off the east coast of Caithness and Sutherland will help colleges meet the needs of the offshore renewable energy sector.


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