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Caithness Horizons Ltd

www.caithnesshorizons.co.uk

Photograph of Caithness Horizons LtdCaithness Horizons opened on 1 December 2008.

Set in the former Thurso Town Hall and Carnegie Library, it has been extensively refurbished and houses a magnificent collection laying out the history of Caithness and the Dounreay Exhibition. The centre has a cafe, art gallery, tourist information, shop and much more.

Open May to September Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 5.00pm
Open October - April Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 4.00pm

Telephone
01847 896508

Fax
01847 806900

E-mail
info@caithnesshorizons.co.uk

Postal Address
Caithness Horizons Ltd
Thurso Town Hall
High Street
Thurso
Caithness
KW14 7AG





News for Caithness Horizons Ltd

Caithness Horizons Cuts Manager Post And Reduces Curator HoursThumbnail for article : Caithness Horizons Cuts Manager Post And Reduces Curator Hours
Uncertainty over funding from Highland council.   Caithness Horizons, which tells the story of the county of Caithness from 416 million years ago to the present day, has deleted its manager post and cut its curator's hours from 40 to 20 hours a week in anticipation of funding cuts.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commencing 1st January 2018.   Energy & business services: 2018 promises to be another year of exciting change in the energy sector, and to highlight how things have progressed in the north the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm team have produced a short booklet outlining the significant milestones that have been achieved during 2017 - you can access the booklet at https://www.beatricewind.com/single-post/2017/12/22/lookingbackat2017 .  
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.  
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.  
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.  

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