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New Caithness distillery just the tonic for 2014Thumbnail for article : New Caithness distillery just the tonic for 2014
The creation of the most northerly distillery on mainland Britain is moving forward as work is due to begin at Dunnet in Caithness.   Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd are building a new micro gin distillery, using botanicals which will showcase and promote the heritage and provenance of Caithness and the Highlands.  
New Caithness distillery just the tonic for 2014Thumbnail for article : New Caithness distillery just the tonic for 2014
The creation of the most northerly distillery on mainland Britain is moving forward as work is due to begin at Dunnet in Caithness.   Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd are building a new micro gin distillery, using botanicals which will showcase and promote the heritage and provenance of Caithness and the Highlands.  
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.  
Old Pulteney add celebratory spirit to Cape Wrath ReunionThumbnail for article : Old Pulteney add celebratory spirit to Cape Wrath Reunion
Old Pulteney single malt whisky has helped a separated Cape Wrath couple celebrate their reunion this week with a bottle of their whisky from their Wick-based distillery.   John and Kay Ure, who run an isolated tea room in the UK mainland's most north-westerly tip, were forced to spend the festive season apart for the first time in 35 years when the 'big freeze' hit in December.  
PDA in Digital Imaging - FREE Course At WickThumbnail for article : PDA in Digital Imaging - FREE Course At Wick
As reported in July this year, The North Highland College (NHC) and The Wick Society formed a partnership to digitise the Johnson Collection, owned by the Wick Society.   The Johnson collection is an invaluable historical photographic archive in excess of 50,000 glass-plate negatives taken by successive generations of the Johnson family between 1863 and 1976 capturing the social and industrial history of Caithness, in particular the impact of the herring fishing industry.  
Highland Independent Museums Meet National StandardsThumbnail for article : Highland Independent Museums Meet National Standards
Months of hard work have paid off for seven Highland independent museums.  Dunbeath Heritage Centre, Timespan (Helmsdale), Groam House Museum (Rosemarkie), Ullapool Museum, Grantown Museum, Gairloch Heritage Museum and the Museum of the Isles on Skye have all achieved museum accreditation, meeting the set of national standards for UK museums.  
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.  
Give Mother Something Different This YearThumbnail for article : Give Mother Something Different This Year
Mothers Day is on Sunday 22nd March in 2009 so there is plenty of time to think about how to give something different.   Flowers and chocolates are great but is there something she has always wanted to do but never had the time or just never got round to it.  
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.