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Caithness backing for flying medical team proposal

Caithness backing for flying medical team proposal

Caithness backing for flying medical team proposal

01 January 2020

The prospect of a medical team flying to Caithness to deal with maternity emergencies has been welcomed by local health campaigners.


Caithness health action group in call for an end to locum system

Caithness health action group in call for an end to locum system

Caithness health action group in call for an end to locum system

19 December 2019

A call has been made to end the practice of covering health staff shortages with locums after the costs to NHS Highland were highlighted.


Hospital gifts presented by League of Friends

Hospital gifts presented by League of Friends

Hospital gifts presented by League of Friends

18 December 2019

The League of Friends of Caithness General Hospital has handed over its annual Christmas gifts to the hospital's various departments.


Happy art day at Thurso care home

Happy art day at Thurso care home

Happy art day at Thurso care home

04 December 2019

A special one-day art show at Pentland View Care Home in Thurso proved popular with residents, staff, friends and relatives.


Dismay at 'strange stance' by NHS Highland over bullying victims

Dismay at 'strange stance' by NHS Highland over bullying victims

Dismay at 'strange stance' by NHS Highland over bullying victims

28 November 2019

A call has been made for the Scottish Government to step in to help NHS Highland victims of bullying.


NHS Near Me service gains international recognition

NHS Near Me service gains international recognition

NHS Near Me service gains international recognition

20 November 2019

NHS Highland’s innovative video consulting service Near Me – which began as a pilot project in Caithness – has been recognised internationally.


Boxing day comes early at Wick care home

Boxing day comes early at Wick care home

Boxing day comes early at Wick care home

18 November 2019

Riverside residents bring Christmas cheer for people struggling in poverty by making up special charity boxes full of gifts.


Pentland View residents bring smiles with Christmas charity boxes

Pentland View residents bring smiles with Christmas charity boxes

Pentland View residents bring smiles with Christmas charity boxes

13 November 2019

The staff and residents of Pentland View care home in Thurso helped fill charity boxes with gifts for people struggling in poverty at Christmas.


Buckets of joy at Caithness General

Buckets of joy at Caithness General

Buckets of joy at Caithness General

11 November 2019

Oor Wullie sculpture is the best medicine to cheer up patients and relatives at Wick hospital, say nurses.


Natalie's charity calendar out

Natalie's charity calendar out

Natalie's charity calendar out

05 November 2019

Lyth model Natalie Oag has launched a charity calendar to raise awareness of breast cancer.


Mackays Hotel charity cheque handover

Mackays Hotel charity cheque handover

Mackays Hotel charity cheque handover

04 November 2019

The proprietors of Mackays Hotel handed over cheques to local cancer and dyslexia charities at a presentation event.


Advice sessions on accessing wind farm community funding

Advice sessions on accessing wind farm community funding

Advice sessions on accessing wind farm community funding

31 October 2019

Advice for communities interested in accessing wind farm funds will be available at special sessions on Thursday.


MSP Gail Ross seeking feedback on bill to safeguard rural areas

MSP Gail Ross seeking feedback on bill to safeguard rural areas

MSP Gail Ross seeking feedback on bill to safeguard rural areas

29 October 2019

North MSP Gail Ross has launched a consultation on a bill to address the needs of rural areas and is calling for feedback before the end of January.


Councillors comment on parking charges

Councillors comment on parking charges

Councillors comment on parking charges

28 October 2019

Councillors in Wick and Thurso comment on the future imposition of car parking charges in Caithness.


NHS Highland staff urged to get their flu vaccination

NHS Highland staff urged to get their flu vaccination

NHS Highland staff urged to get their flu vaccination

28 October 2019

A plea is being issued to NHS Highland staff returning from their October break to get their flu vaccination if they haven’t already done so.


Volunteers help elderly and disabled with new technology

Volunteers help elderly and disabled with new technology

Volunteers help elderly and disabled with new technology

26 October 2019

Volunteers are now helping the elderly and disabled of the far north get to grips with modern technology and avoid feeling isolated.


Electric bus hits the rural roads

Electric bus hits the rural roads

Electric bus hits the rural roads

25 October 2019

A new low-emission vehicle is busily making its way along the country roads of the county thanks to Caithness Rural Transport.


MP urges Scottish Government to provide safety audit for expectant mothers

MP urges Scottish Government to provide safety audit for expectant mothers

MP urges Scottish Government to provide safety audit for expectant mothers

24 October 2019

North MP Jamie Stone has called on the Scottish Government to provide a safety audit for expectant mothers having to go from Caithness to Inverness.


Lybster store has a lot of bottle

Lybster store has a lot of bottle

Lybster store has a lot of bottle

21 October 2019

A grocery store in Lybster claims to be the first in the county to stock glass milk bottles in a bid to become more environmentally aware.


Watten volunteers celebrate 25 years of fundraising

Watten volunteers celebrate 25 years of fundraising

Watten volunteers celebrate 25 years of fundraising

16 October 2019

A team of volunteers raised £7581 at a recent coffee morning in Watten and after 25 years of charity fundraising have pulled together over £50,000.


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