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Study Shows North Coast 500 Route Added £9million Extra SpendingThumbnail for article : Study Shows North Coast 500 Route Added £9million Extra Spending
The North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist route, launched in 2015, has had a positive impact on both visitor numbers and business trade.   This is according to a new report commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  
Caithness Seacoast Adventure Tours 2017 SeasonThumbnail for article : Caithness Seacoast Adventure Tours 2017 Season
Caithness Seacoast Adventure Tours loacated at Wick harbour have started their new season.   Seacoast offers a range of short and longer tours of the Caithness coast opens up a special way to see the cliffs that cannot be seen from most places.  
North MSP asks vital questions on the North Coast 500 Route
Highlands & Islands MSP, Rhoda Grant, asked Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs at Portfolio Questions; what plans the Government had to develop tourism facilities on the North Coast 500 tourist route.  Having confirmed that there was a multi agency group looking at this issue, Rhoda Grant went onto ask the Cabinet Secretary if the Government would help Highland Council fund essential maintenance and upgrades along this route to ensure it is a safe as possible and given much of it is single track road.  
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.  
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e' Shed Venue HireThumbnail for article : e' Shed Venue Hire
If you need a hall with facilities then check out 'e shed..  
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.  
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.  
Give Surfing Lesson Vouchers This ChristmasThumbnail for article : Give Surfing Lesson Vouchers This Christmas
Thurso Surf are offering gift vouchers this Christmas.   If you knwo someone who would like to try a few lessons on surfing then get in touch with Thurso Surf on their web site, Facebook page or email.  
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.  
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.  
Caithness Broch Centre Opens Saturday 25th JulyThumbnail for article : Caithness Broch Centre Opens Saturday 25th July
The Caithness Broch Centre opens to the public on Saturday 25 July with a day of activities and talks.  The centre, based in Auckengill Old School, takes over where the Northlands Viking Centre left off some three years ago.  
The History Of Caithness Comes Alive At Thurso Town HallThumbnail for article : The History Of Caithness Comes Alive At Thurso Town Hall
On Monday 1st December 2008 Caithness Horizons reopened the magnificently restored Thurso Town Hall and Carnegie Library to the public.   The new museum and community facility has not only captured the past and brought it to life through displays and interpretation, it also provides a real flavour of Caithness today to tempt visitors to find out more about this diverse county.  
THURSO TOWN HALL REOPENS ITS DOORS TO THE PEOPLE OF CAITHNESS
Monday 1 December is a significant date in the local calendar, as it marks the reopening of the Thurso Town Hall and Carnegie Library.  Magnificently restored, it now houses Caithness Horizons, an outstanding new museum and community facility for Scotland's most northerly county.  
Caithness Horizons Hosts Stakeholders WorkshopThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Hosts Stakeholders Workshop
Caithness Horizons recently held a stakeholder workshop to bring together all its funders, partners and local stakeholders.   Paul Cariss, Caithness Horizons Chairman, welcomed everyone to the event and thanked them for their support so far and gave a presentation outlining the projects progress to-date.  
Town Hall Refurbishment in Full FlowThumbnail for article : Town Hall Refurbishment in Full Flow
The building enabling work for Caithness Horizons has begun, with the contract for the first phase of work being awarded by Highland Council to local firm MM Miller (Wick) Ltd.   Caithness Horizons has held its first annual general meeting and is delighted to announce that directors Paul Cariss, the company's chairman, and Tina Wrighton of UKAEA have both been co-opted back onto the board.  
Take Cover! Fun Is Heading Your WayThumbnail for article : Take Cover! Fun Is Heading Your Way
A new business in Wick is set to have everyone running for cover.   For Paul Steven, whose family owns AMS Motorcycles in Wick, has started up a paintball business on a five-acre site at Bilbster Mains.