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Two wards at Caithness General Hospital closed after Covid outbreak

Two wards at Caithness General Hospital closed after Covid outbreak

Two wards at Caithness General Hospital closed after Covid outbreak

18 March 2022

NHS Highland has confirmed that two wards at Caithness General Hospital have been closed to new admissions after an outbreak of Covid-19.


Caithness campaign group founder claims NHS mental illness provision is 'woefully inadequate'

Caithness campaign group founder claims NHS mental illness provision is 'woefully inadequate'

Caithness campaign group founder claims NHS mental illness provision is 'woefully inadequate'

18 March 2022

The NHS approach to mental illness has been condemned as "woefully inadequate and outdated" by the founder of a Caithness-based campaign group.


Revealed: Soaring financial and environmental cost of Highland sewer chokes as 'war on wet wipes' declared

Revealed: Soaring financial and environmental cost of Highland sewer chokes as 'war on wet wipes' declared

Revealed: Soaring financial and environmental cost of Highland sewer chokes as 'war on wet wipes' declared

17 March 2022

The Highlands had one of the highest rates of sewer chokes last year Scottish Water has revealed – and the cost is horrific.


Highland Peta rep delighted Ukrainian refugees can travel with their pets to UK

Highland Peta rep delighted Ukrainian refugees can travel with their pets to UK

Highland Peta rep delighted Ukrainian refugees can travel with their pets to UK

16 March 2022

A Caithness animal rights activist is delighted the UK government has relaxed rules for Ukrainian refugees bringing pets into the country.


NHS Highland welcomes 'significant milestone' for Caithness healthcare redesign

NHS Highland welcomes 'significant milestone' for Caithness healthcare redesign

NHS Highland welcomes 'significant milestone' for Caithness healthcare redesign

15 March 2022

The redesign of Caithness healthcare services has taken another step forward, with NHS Highland describing it as "an exciting time" for the county.


Covid statistics show 514 cases in Caithness in latest seven-day period

Covid statistics show 514 cases in Caithness in latest seven-day period

Covid statistics show 514 cases in Caithness in latest seven-day period

15 March 2022

There were 514 new Covid-19 cases in Caithness in the most recent seven-day period recorded by Public Health Scotland.


PICTURES & VIDEO: North Highland Harriers among record entry at 2022 Inverness Half Marathon

PICTURES & VIDEO: North Highland Harriers among record entry at 2022 Inverness Half Marathon

PICTURES & VIDEO: North Highland Harriers among record entry at 2022 Inverness Half Marathon

14 March 2022

Members of far north running club the North Highland Harriers were among a record entry to the Inverness Half Marathon and 5K event at the weekend.


Construction begins on pioneering £4.1m Haven Centre to serve Highlands

Construction begins on pioneering £4.1m Haven Centre to serve Highlands

Construction begins on pioneering £4.1m Haven Centre to serve Highlands

13 March 2022

Construction has got under way to develop Scotland’s first multi-purpose centre for young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.


People with experience of mental ill health wanted to support others

People with experience of mental ill health wanted to support others

People with experience of mental ill health wanted to support others

12 March 2022

A Highland mental health charity is recruiting for people with lived experience of mental ill health to train to become peer supporters.


Scottish Drugs Forum recruiting in the Highlands for people with history of alcohol and substance misuse

Scottish Drugs Forum recruiting in the Highlands for people with history of alcohol and substance misuse

Scottish Drugs Forum recruiting in the Highlands for people with history of alcohol and substance misuse

11 March 2022

An award-winning training and employment project for people who have a history of drug or alcohol problems is now recruiting people in the Highlands.


Caithness businesses affected by Covid can apply for up to £2K funding

Caithness businesses affected by Covid can apply for up to £2K funding

Caithness businesses affected by Covid can apply for up to £2K funding

10 March 2022

The Highland Council today (March 10) launched a further round of its Discretionary Business Grant Scheme providing grants of £500 to £2000.


Motion on personal safety of councillors agreed upon

Motion on personal safety of councillors agreed upon

Motion on personal safety of councillors agreed upon

10 March 2022

The local authority, today, agreed upon a motion to recognise and address the personal risks and challenges faced by councillors.


Annual NHS Highland report focuses on mental health and suicide

Annual NHS Highland report focuses on mental health and suicide

Annual NHS Highland report focuses on mental health and suicide

10 March 2022

Highland Council today welcomed an NHS annual report by Dr Tim Allison which focuses on mental health and suicide within the local population.


Wick opticians helps raise £73k to help Scotland’s premature and sick babies

Wick opticians helps raise £73k to help Scotland’s premature and sick babies

Wick opticians helps raise £73k to help Scotland’s premature and sick babies

10 March 2022

Specsavers customers in Wick have played a crucial role in raising £73,000 to help Scotland’s premature and sick babies.


Endo March at John O'Groats aims to raise profile of endometriosis

Endo March at John O'Groats aims to raise profile of endometriosis

Endo March at John O'Groats aims to raise profile of endometriosis

10 March 2022

A local endometriosis support group will be staging the most northerly event during Endo March by holding a walk at John O'Groats.


PICTURES: Wick church gardeners are blooming delighted to be competition winners – voted Best Community Garden by major UK flower producer

PICTURES: Wick church gardeners are blooming delighted to be competition winners – voted Best Community Garden by major UK flower producer

PICTURES: Wick church gardeners are blooming delighted to be competition winners – voted Best Community Garden by major UK flower producer

09 March 2022

Volunteers who transformed an unsightly morass of shrubs and weeds outside a Wick church won a major accolade from a well-established UK company.


Public urged to give up smoking on day of action

Public urged to give up smoking on day of action

Public urged to give up smoking on day of action

09 March 2022

On national No Smoking Day Highland residents are being urged to "quit your way".


This weekend's Peat and Diesel show in Wick postponed due to Covid

This weekend's Peat and Diesel show in Wick postponed due to Covid

This weekend's Peat and Diesel show in Wick postponed due to Covid

08 March 2022

Stornoway rockers Peat and Diesel announced today that they are postponing this weekend's gig in Wick due to Covid and will now play on April 28.


PICTURES: 'Our Spectrum Adventures' – Autistic father and daughter set off from Dunnet Head on six-month backpacking charity walk across Britain

PICTURES: 'Our Spectrum Adventures' – Autistic father and daughter set off from Dunnet Head on six-month backpacking charity walk across Britain

PICTURES: 'Our Spectrum Adventures' – Autistic father and daughter set off from Dunnet Head on six-month backpacking charity walk across Britain

08 March 2022

A father and his eight-year-old daughter who both have autism have set off on a UK backpacking journey from Dunnet Head to Lizard Point in Cornwall


Health service apprenticeship opportunities spotlighted

Health service apprenticeship opportunities spotlighted

Health service apprenticeship opportunities spotlighted

08 March 2022

Opportunities for students to forge a career in the health service are being highlighted by NHS Highland during Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022.


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