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Crowned The Best Single Malt In The WorldThumbnail for article : Crowned The Best Single Malt In The World
The extraordinary achievement was announced at Whisky Magazine's prestigious World Whiskies Awards, hosted at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.   Only the world’s most exceptional whiskies were nominated, and with a record number of entries this year leading to tough competition, we have even greater cause to celebrate this accolade! We released our peated 1989 Vintage in September 2015 as the embodiment of Pulteney Distillery’s renowned craftsmanship.  
Growing Pains - Running A Craft BusinessThumbnail for article : Growing Pains - Running A Craft Business
Thursday 10 September, 12.45 -16.30 Caithness Horizons, Thurso (Please note that lunch is not provided, however you are welcome to have lunch at The Caithness Horizons Cafe prior to the event) Running a craft practice is addictive - there is always more to try, new ideas to explore and projects to develop.  Growing your business allows you to confidently pursue these exciting new opportunities to strengthen your profile, expand your range of customers and generate healthy profits.  
Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitors.Thumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitors.
Tuesday 11th August saw local group No Limits Caithness visit the Museum for a morning packed with Viking activities with Curator Joanne Howdle, or Thordis Eiríksdóttir as she is fondly known to local groups and schools.   The group helped the Museum to hit the half million visitors mark and to celebrate they were presented with a special cake made in the Museum's cafe.  
Scientists from around the world gather in Caithness for conferenceThumbnail for article : Scientists from around the world gather in Caithness for conference
Scientists from around the world recently gathered in Thurso for an annual biological sciences meeting.  The Larwood Symposium was hosted by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of the North Highland College UHI on behalf of the International Bryozoology Association.  
Caithness Horizons Museum retains five star Visit Scotland grading for 7th year in a row
Caithness Horizons Museum in Thurso has recently been reviewed by Visit Scotland grading authority and are delighted to keep its Five Star Visitor Attraction status for a seventh year running.   The news comes shortly after receiving a Certificate Of Excellence from Trip Advisor earlier in the month.  
Old Pulteney Launches new Mission for CharityThumbnail for article : Old Pulteney Launches new Mission for Charity
'Angel's Share' of Maritime Malt will help Seafarers in Need.   Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced a new partnership to raise vital funds for the global maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers, the organisation that cares for the world's 1.5 million men and women who face danger each day while working at sea.  
Reactor control room moves to a new homeThumbnail for article : Reactor control room moves to a new home
Last week saw the last of the Dounreay Materials Testing Reactor (DMTR) control room panels shipped off site and transferred to their new home in local five-star visitor attraction Caithness Horizons.   The control room panels and control desk have been donated to Caithness Horizons and reconstructed at the museum to form the basis of a new permanent exhibition representing Dounreay's significant part in Scotland's industrial heritage.  
Castle Of Mey Awarded £193,440 By Historic ScotlandThumbnail for article : Castle Of Mey Awarded £193,440 By Historic Scotland
£1.5 MILLION AID FOR HISTORIC BUILDINGS.   More than £1.5 million has been awarded to help repair seven historic buildings across Scotland as part of Historic Scotland's Building Repairs Grants scheme.  
Visitor Enquiries See Big Rise At Thurso VisitScotland
Relocated VisitScotland information service sees 55% increase in visitor enquiries.   A full year on from the relocation of the Thurso VisitScotland information service to Caithness Horizons has seen a 55% increase in footfall.  
16/3/2013
Tea Cosy - Simply Unique Opens After Winter BreakThumbnail for article : Tea Cosy - Simply Unique Opens After Winter Break
Winter break over! The Tea Cosy / Simply Unique will be open from Easter onwards, a warm welcome waits.   New exciting menu and some old favourites.  
A Malt Is Born In Wick
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead saw a little bit of history being made during a recent visit to Wick's Pulteney Distillery.   A 40 year old single malt has been launched by the distillery - the oldest whisky the company has ever released.  
Wedding Fayre At Castle Of MeyThumbnail for article : Wedding Fayre At Castle Of Mey
Sunday 28th October at Castle of Mey.  
Family activity day at Dunnet's Seadrift Visitor CentreThumbnail for article : Family activity day at Dunnet's Seadrift Visitor Centre
Science O3, the organising charity behind the annual Caithness International Science Festival, will be collaborating with The Highland Council Countryside Rangers to present a fun-filled family activity day at Dunnet's Seadrift Visitor Centre on Saturday, 29th September 2012.   The day of workshops, talks and walks, led by the Highland Council's Countryside Rangers, will highlight the biodiversity of Caithness and allow people of all ages to learn more about the wonderful world of birds, bush craft, whales, bats and basket making.  
Castle of Mey Opens Jubilee Rose GardenThumbnail for article : Castle of Mey Opens Jubilee Rose Garden
The charity which runs The Castle of Mey, the Caithness home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, celebrated the Diamond Jubilee and commemorated the 10th anniversary of HM The Queen Mother's passing by officially opening a new rose garden on Saturday 25th August.   The Diamond Jubilee Rose Garden, with flowers all specifically chosen by HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, is situated in the walled garden, which was a favourite place of Her Majesty The Queen Mother and her corgis.  
Castle Of Mey Photos and Memorabelia Exhibition
Castle of Mey Celebrates and Commemorates with an exhibition of exclusive photographs and memorabilia "When I came here, I felt at once at home and among friends" *The charity which runs The Castle of Mey, the Caithness home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee and commemorating the 10th anniversary of HM The Queen Mother's passing by opening an exhibition of exclusive memorabilia and never-seen-before photographs.   Open from May 1st 2012, the exhibition will showcase the affection and dedication HM The Queen Mother had for Caithness and The Castle of Mey as well as displaying exclusive images and memorabilia from the 1952 Coronation.  
Unique Handmade Paper, Cards, Wrappers, Boxes For ChristmasThumbnail for article : Unique Handmade Paper, Cards, Wrappers, Boxes For Christmas
On now in Caithness Horizons gallery untill 11th December: ' Paper Wrappers and Herbarium Sheets'.   All inspired by Robert Dick, Baker and Botanist of Thurso 1811-1866.  
9/11/2011
High Life Highland Launches Its Christmas Challenge Thumbnail for article : High Life Highland Launches Its Christmas Challenge
High Life Highland, established on the 1st October to deliver Community Learning and Leisure services on behalf of The Highland Council, launches its first Highland-wide community event this month.   The 6 week "MOVE IT TO LOSE IT" Christmas Challenge begins on the 14th November at all participating High Life Highland leisure centres.  
Caithness Horizons Staff Gain Cultural & Heritage AwardThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Staff Gain Cultural & Heritage Award
A group of five staff members from Caithness Horizons have successfully completed an EDI National Award in Cultural and Heritage Venue Operations.  Caithness Horizons is the only museum in the Highlands to have staff that have achieved this award.  
Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball raises over 4,600 for Charity
Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch whisky is delighted to announce that its annual charity event, The Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball, raised over 4,600 for the local RNLI Station in Wick, Caithness.   The ball, which took place on Friday, 27th May 2011, commemorates the repeal of Prohibition in Wick and was held for the fifth time after its inauguration in 2007.  
Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball raises over 5680 for CharityThumbnail for article : Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball raises over 5680 for Charity
Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch whisky is delighted to announce that its annual charity event, The Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball, raised over 5680 for the local RNLI Station in Wick, Caithness.   The ball, which took place on Friday, 4th June 2010, commemorates the repeal of Prohibition in Wick and was held for the fourth time after its inauguration in 2007.