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Still Time To Keep The HeidThumbnail for article : Still Time To Keep The Heid
Readers young and old are being challenged to spend six minutes reading on Wednesday 11May 2022.   It is part of Keep the Heid and Read campaign, a Scotland-wide reading initiative led by The Scottish Library and Information Council.  
Keep The Heid And Read This Wednesday 11th MayThumbnail for article : Keep The Heid And Read This Wednesday 11th May
Readers young and old are being challenged to spend six minutes reading on Wednesday 11May 2022.   It is part of Keep the Heid and Read campaign, a Scotland-wide reading initiative led by The Scottish Library and Information Council.  
Celebrate World Book Day with a visit to your local library
The 25th anniversary of World Book Day is today Thursday (March 3) will be celebrated across High Life Highland libraries with a huge range of activities.   Alongside World Book Day-themed Bookbug sessions, there will be book tokens that can be swapped for special books, competitions, fancy dress, book sales and displays.  
Wick Community Company Teams Up With Hlh Libraries Taking Tech For Disadvantaged Youngsters' Scheme
Donations of old laptops and PCs are being accepted at High Life Highland (HLH) libraries to help give children access to technology.   HLH has teamed up with Budding Engineers, a local Community Interest Company based in Wick that provides a scheme called Tech4Tots & Teens.  
Neil Gunn Writing Competition 2021/22 - Closing Date Friday 04 March 2022.Thumbnail for article : Neil Gunn Writing Competition 2021/22 - Closing Date Friday 04 March 2022.
High Life Highland and the Neil Gunn Trust are delighted to announce that from Monday 20th September 2021, the 21/22 Neil Gunn Writing Competition is open for entries.   The lead judge is distinguished author and patron of the Neil Gunn Trust, James Robertson.  
Carbon Planet: a journey into the science of peatlands - An online lectureThumbnail for article : Carbon Planet: a journey into the science of peatlands - An online lecture
Professor Roxane Andersen's free, public seminar on 2nd of June - World Peatlands Day (at 4 pm).  The online talk will explore the science of peatlands, touching on subjects including climate change, biodiversity and restoration.  
Researchers trial assessing renewable energy sites with dronesThumbnail for article : Researchers trial assessing renewable energy sites with drones
Researchers in the north of Scotland and Wales are trialling a new method of measuring tidal currents which could revolutionise the marine renewables industry.  The project, led by scientists from the University of the Highlands and Islands, will use drones to film the movement of water then apply algorithms to determine its speed.  
Highland Library Operator Welcomes ReportsThumbnail for article : Highland Library Operator Welcomes Reports
High Life Highland, the Charity responsible for the operation of libraries across Highland has welcomed two new reports on the role of libraries in communities during lockdown and what it will look like after the pandemic.   Chairman of High Life Highland's Charity Board, Ian Ross said, "We have been aware of a report written by the Carnegie Trust about libraries since the document was released to the public.  
14/8/2020
High Life Highland Is Bouncing BackThumbnail for article : High Life Highland Is Bouncing Back
In a report being presented to The Highland Council's Recovery Board on 24th August, Steve Walsh, High Life Highland's Chief Executive, has outlined the charity's road to financial recovery thanks to its bounceback campaign.   Mr Walsh explained, "It now seems like an over-used phrase, but when the pandemic hit in March it was clear that High Life Highland, along with every other organisation was facing unprecedented challenges.  
Thurso Library kicks off Caithness bounceback campaignThumbnail for article : Thurso Library kicks off Caithness bounceback campaign
High Life Highland are taking the first steps in their Caithness bounceback campaign next week with the introduction of a collect and return service at Thurso Library.  From Wednesday 22nd July Thurso library customers will be able to access items by requesting them in advance and booking a timeslot for collection.  
Highlife Highland To Close All Archive Centres, Libraries, Leisure Centres, Museums And Swimming PoolsThumbnail for article : Highlife Highland To Close All Archive Centres, Libraries, Leisure Centres, Museums And Swimming Pools
HIGH LIFE HIGHLAND FOCUSING ON SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES.   High Life Highland today confirmed that the Charity has reached the difficult decision to close all archive centres, libraries, leisure centres, museums and swimming pools across the Highlands in line with both Scottish Government and UK Government's advice to minimise social contact.  
Archives Accreditation Award: Nucleus - The Nuclear And Caithness ArchiveThumbnail for article : Archives Accreditation Award: Nucleus - The Nuclear And Caithness Archive
We are delighted to announce that the latest Scottish service to be awarded Accredited Archive Status is Nucleus - the Nuclear and Caithness Archive.  Encompassing the national archive of the UK civil nuclear industry, Nucleus is also home to the historical archive for the county of Caithness.  
Nucleus Archive Facility Scoops UK's Richest Architecture Prize At V&A Dundee Award CeremonyThumbnail for article : Nucleus Archive Facility Scoops UK's Richest Architecture Prize At V&A Dundee Award Ceremony
Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick by Reiach & Hall Architects wins the 2018 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for 2018.   Twelve projects were shortlisted for the coveted 2018 Doolan Prize, all worthy winners of RIAS Awards for 2018 (presented in June 2018).  
Top Accolade For Nuclear Record-keepingThumbnail for article : Top Accolade For Nuclear Record-keeping
The meticulous approach to managing historical records at the Nucleus archive has secured the highest accolade from the government's records regulator.   ‘Place of Deposit' (PoD) status was granted by The National Archives at Kew (TNA) and National Records of Scotland in December 2017, on schedule, after a comprehensive assessment of all operational aspects at the £20 million facility near Wick.  
One Card Library PassThumbnail for article : One Card Library Pass
Pilot gives access to more than 120 libraries - and 1.6 million books.   A pilot for a single card that can be used in any library has been launched in the north east.  
Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHIThumbnail for article : Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHI
Vice-principals take up roles at University of the Highlands and Islands.   The University of the Highlands and Islands has appointed three new vice-principals to its senior management team to increase representation from the 13 colleges and research institutions which make up its partnership.  
Library In Thurso Raising Funds To Improve Its ServiceThumbnail for article : Library In Thurso Raising Funds To Improve Its Service
Recycling Books and DVD's is to be one way local libraries can raise funds for new items.   If you would like to help and get a bargain at the same time then head to Thurso library on the day of the sale..  
Inverness UHI Campus - The Story So FarThumbnail for article : Inverness UHI Campus - The Story So Far
To date, the Inverness Campus project has attracted over £100m of investment, and independent research has shown that it already has potential to support up to 1,300 jobs on site and create 940 new jobs across the Highlands and Islands over the next five years.   www.uhi.ac.uk.  
Join Your Library In Highland And Get Free Access To Newspapers OnlineThumbnail for article : Join Your Library In Highland And Get Free Access To Newspapers Online
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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.