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Lost dogs return home to Inverness Town House in the nick of timeThumbnail for article : Lost dogs return home to Inverness Town House in the nick of time
Two lost dogs have been discovered and returned to their home at the Town House after decades in storage.   The two stone dogs, which originally stood proudly on the top of the Town House, had been missing for many years, until by strange coincidence, within hours of the unveiling of the Town House, they mysteriously reappeared.  
Join us for a performance by Hebrides Ensemble's Huw Watkins and some of the finest young musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  Acclaimed pianist and composer, Huw, will be joining RCS students as part of the Ensembles' Hebrides Academy programme, which offers expert coaching and performance opportunities to musicians and composers.  
A delightful show for children and families...   One Man Shoe, is a delightful show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr.  
Instrumental Music Workshops For ChildrenThumbnail for article : Instrumental Music Workshops For Children
Tuition in a variety of instruments by local tutors, group and individual.  Instruments available or bring your own.  
Record number of entries for ROYAL NATIONAL MÒD 2017
Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail (The Royal National Mòd) will return to Lochaber next month (Friday 13 October - Saturday 21 October 2017) for what's set to be a record-breaking year for the festival, with participant numbers expected to exceed 3,600 - the highest in a decade.   The nine-day spectacular of Gaelic music, arts and sport will take place in Fort William for the first time in ten years and, this year, will welcome representatives from towns and cities that the Mòd hasn't seen in generations.  
Selfie Competition for all you readers and photographersThumbnail for article : Selfie Competition for all you readers and photographers
To celebrate International Literacy Day you are invited to a selfie competition, it will run until Friday the 29th of September and we would like your selfies of you reading.  There is a prize bundle for the most inventive selfie.  
Wick Players Christmas Panto Advance NoticeThumbnail for article : Wick Players Christmas Panto Advance Notice
Wick players Christmas pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk Wednesday 13th Thursday 14th Friday 15th and Saturday 16th (matinee) December 2017.   Any organisations or groups ( more than 10) interesting in a block booking form can contact Allan Bruce on 07789555132..  
Wizard of Oz by Thurso PlayersThumbnail for article : Wizard of Oz by Thurso Players
Thurso Players presents the well known story and musical of the Wizard of Oz made famous by the film with Judy Garland as Dorothy.   The original book was called The wonderful Wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum.  
Edinburgh International Film Festival Appoints Screenwriter In Residence Nicole TaylorThumbnail for article : Edinburgh International Film Festival Appoints Screenwriter In Residence Nicole Taylor
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has today announced Glasgow-born screenwriter Nicole Taylor as the new EIFF Screenwriter-in-Residence.   The appointment will see Taylor receive a bursary of £7,500 and access to the four Edinburgh universities between now and June 2018, when the 72nd edition of the film Festival will take place.  
Ravenskald Writers WorkshopThumbnail for article : Ravenskald Writers Workshop
RAVENSKALD WRITERS' WORKSHOP Poetry - Story - Play with GEORGE GUNN 12th September 2017 - 17th April 2018 Tuesday Evenings 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm Community Room, Thurso Library, Davidson's Lane, Thurso Davidson's Lane, Thurso KW14 7AF Tel: 01847 893237 Join poet and playwright George Gunn on your personal creative journey from the poem, through the short story to the formal destination of the stage play.   In these 16 workshops we will look at how poetry generates story.  
North Lands Creative Looks to the FutureThumbnail for article : North Lands Creative Looks to the Future
Recently re-branded North Lands Creative (Formerly North Lands Creative Glass) has successfully completed a re-structuring and held an international conference ahead of an exciting new programme of activities.  Located in the delightful village of Lybster, Caithness the organisation is planning a colourful, vibrant and engaging programme of workshops, classes and exhibitions on the Lybster campus, complimented by associated events that include bite-size tours, studio talks, curator/ artist in conversation events, workshops and schools visits.  
AULD HAT NEW HEIDS AUGUST 2, 2017Thumbnail for article : AULD HAT NEW HEIDS AUGUST 2, 2017
In practically every town of any size there was a folk club packed with people enthusiastically joining in with the laughter and sing-a-long and music of the time.  These days may have passed but the songs are still there, just very few people singing them.  
LESLIE ONEILL and SUSAN DINGLE JULY 29, 2017Thumbnail for article : LESLIE ONEILL and SUSAN DINGLE JULY 29, 2017
An afternoon of recital of operatic songs and arias Baritone Leslie O'Neill will be accompanied by local musician Susan Dingle in a recital of operatic arias and songs.   Leslie O'Neill studied with Jeffrey Neilson-Taylor in Glasgow.  
HARMONY and HORSEHAIR JULY 16, 2017Thumbnail for article : HARMONY and HORSEHAIR JULY 16, 2017
An afternoon of Clarsach and Fiddle A performance by Harmony & Horsehair, local musicians George Pain (fiddle) and Susanne Lloyd-Jones (clarsach).   Susanne Lloyd-Jones studied at Trinity College, London and followed a career in teaching and examining before moving to Caithness in 2014.  
THE OUTSIDE TRACK JULY 21, 2017Thumbnail for article : THE OUTSIDE TRACK JULY 21, 2017
Scots, Irish and Cape Breton Fusion of Songs, Tunes and Stepdance A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world.  Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation.  
Society Of Caithness Artists - Handing In Day For ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Society Of Caithness Artists - Handing In Day For Exhibition
Handing in day for artists to submit up to 4 pieces of work, 50% of which must be for sale is Saturday 29th July 2017 at Thurso High School form 10am to 2pm.   £8 entry to submit.  
82nd Art Exhibition - Caithness ArtistsThumbnail for article : 82nd Art Exhibition - Caithness Artists
1st - 12th August 2017..  
A new concept for the Gathering Place Inverness begins today
The artists selected for an iconic centrepiece of River Ness Public Art Programme have been announced today, 22 June 2017, at a stakeholder event held in Eden Court.   The concept for the new "Gathering Place" feature will be developed by the artists, Sans façon and OSA, through consultation with people who know, live by and use the river in Inverness.  
Highland Wind Band debut CD recordingThumbnail for article : Highland Wind Band debut CD recording
Members and staff of Highland Youth Wind Band,(one of the eight Highland Young Musicians groups, with members from all over Highland, will be travelling to Glasgow on Sunday (25 June 2017) to embark on a 2-day professional recording of music from this year's band repertoire.   Music Development Officer for The Highland Council, Norman Bolton said: "Highland Youth Wind Band has been performing to the highest levels over the past couple of years and the opportunity to record the group before many of this years experienced and loyal senior players leave school was just too good to refuse.  
Dingwall Rock Challenge Champs Congratulated
The Dingwall and Seaforth Ward Councillors are delighted that the team from Dingwall Academy have been crowned the new Scottish Rock Challenge champions.   Four Highland teams from Thurso, Alness, Invergordon and Dingwall were among the 10 schools performing at Dundee's Caird Hall on Friday night in front of a sold-out audience of 1700.