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High Life Highland's Countryside Ranger's gave members of the public an exciting opportunity to ‘dive in' to the world of marine wildlife at the North Coast Visitor Centre recently. The ‘Whale and Dolphin Watching’ presentation took place on Wednesday 15th November at 11am, and was well attended by the local Caithness community.
Highlands and Islands. With a total of 15 award categories recognising a range of diverse businesses from best products to food and drink experiences and outstanding retailers, the winners represent the cream of the crop.
A new Fellowship has been launched, providing funding for research into supporting the viability and sustainability of crofts and small farms in the North Highlands. The project seeks to investigate the potential of small to medium sized regenerative farmers to work at a scale that would allow them to supply to local hotels and restaurants, local shops and supermarkets.
Wick's herring-fishing boom is considered to have been a time of great prosperity for the town - but those living in unsanitary conditions in the streets around the harbour faced a daily struggle with poverty, overcrowding and disease. The hardships endured by families crammed "cheek by jowl" in the Lower Pulteneytown area have been highlighted by Caithness poet and playwright George Gunn in a new recording for Wick Voices, the oral history section of the Wick Society.
As part of Doors Open Days 2023 we're inviting you to come along for one last chance to see inside the Mill before works start later this year! It's this Saturday 16th September & we'll be running tours on the hour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. No need to book.
We're excited to see the John o' Groats Trail appear on the small screen with Landward on Thursday 27th April 8.30pm on BBC Scotland, as Ken and Jay from the Trail take Dougie and the team around some of the Trail's most scenic sights. If you miss us then don't worry, you can catch the show on Friday 28th at 7.30pm, and then again Sunday BBC2 UK at 9am.
The Mill has made significant progress towards our goal of creating a Must Visit place for Caithness folk and visitors. Both the Mill and its landscape are important.
"Treat your mum to a lovely afternoon tea in the whisky lounge at 8 Doors Distillery in John O'Groats. Relax in comfy surroundings and enjoy sweet treats, sandwiches and your choice of tea or coffee for £20 per person.
Want something to look forward to in January? Book a ticket to our 'Whisky with a nod to Burns' evening on Saturday 28th Jan, 6:30pm. 8 Doors Distillery, John O'Groats.
Regeneration projects in disadvantaged and rural communities across Scotland will receive a share of almost £27 million funding. The investment will support schemes tackling child poverty and addressing issues like addiction and suicide prevention, while creating jobs and growing local economies.