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The Highland Challenge Photographic CompetitionThumbnail for article : The Highland Challenge Photographic Competition
The Highland Challenge was born in 1999 and has grown to become the premier inter-camera club photographic competition within Highland Region.   Seven camera clubs currently participate in the Challenge - Orkney, Thurso, East Sutherland, Dingwall, Inverness, Cromarty and Nairn - each bringing a range of styles and speciality interests resulting in an entry portfolio brimming with an eclectic mix of images of an ever increasing standard.  
Caithness Arts Group Want More Events For 2007
CAITHNESS ARTS FESTIVAL 2007 8th - 22nd SEPTEMBER 2007 2007 is the year that Scotland celebrates Highland culture and we want "you" to be a part of it.  Many events will be taking place across the Highlands showcasing the cultural diversity found in the North of Scotland.  
St Andrew's Day Spectacular Announced For InvernessThumbnail for article : St Andrew's Day Spectacular Announced For Inverness
The Highland Council has announced details of a St Andrew's Day celebration which will take place in Inverness on Thursday (30th November).   Sponsored by the Scottish Executive, the Inverness event will be a nine hour festival of music, dance, film and visual projection in Falcon Square from 1-10pm with a "One Scotland.  
Forced Entertainment present THE WORLD IN PICTURES - In Glasgow
Tramway, Glasgow on Friday 24 & Saturday 25 November 2006 Following the huge success of Bloody Mess in 2004, Forced Entertainment return to Glasgow as part of their biggest UK tour for new theatre piece The World in Pictures; a work for eight performers created for larger stages, again alternating between chaotic spectacle and fragile intimacy.   Where Bloody Mess dealt with the creation and destruction of the Earth, at the heart of The World in Pictures are the bits in between - a bold attempt to tell the story of man.  
The Royle Family Top In TV Families Poll
Small screen favourites The Royle Family have been voted Britain's favourite TV family of all time, according to a new poll.   Jim and Barbara Royle, and their unruly Mancunian brood, scooped more than 23 per cent of the vote in a survey by Dr Oetker pizza.  
Wick Accordion And Fiddle Club - A Sample Report - Vote For Them
To all our surprise the Wick Accordion & Fiddle Club has been nominated in this years Scots Traditional Music Awards for Club of the year.   It would be great if you could put in a vote for the club as we have all done a lot to make it a good club for audiences and guest performers alike.  
Ex Caithness Writer Colin Macdonald's Latest TV Film
Colin Macdonald was brought up in Caithness and Sutherland and has growing list of successful radio plays, televison and films to his credit.  His latest is a 90-minute film "Blue Murder" starring Caroline Quentin that goes out on Friday 10th November at 9pm on ITV1.  
Book Tickets For Sleeping Beauty In Thurso EarlyThumbnail for article : Book Tickets For Sleeping Beauty In Thurso Early
The Sleeping Beauty - by Dave Buchanan Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th December Performed By Thurso Players At Thurso High School.   Thurso Players have a hectic rehearsal schedule in preparation for their Pantomime performance of 'The Sleeping Beauty' by Dave Buchanan.  
It's not just Guy Fawkes bonfires that light up November in the far North!Thumbnail for article : It's not just Guy Fawkes bonfires that light up November in the far North!
Saturday 4th November 2006 Scotia Review and Dunbeath Preservation Trust have joined forces for this year's 'Light in the North' celebration of the life and work of Dunbeath-born novelist Neil M.  Gunn, whose birth-date (8th November) is the reason for the timing of the festival.  
Frankenstein Has A Monster Time At Ackergill Tower
Eden Court's 'Out of Eden' project takes to the stage at Ackergill Tower for Halloween with what promises to be a unique play, on a unique night, in a unique setting.  Led by outreach worker David Hunter, the drama group from Thurso High School have put together a most amusing and finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies, guaranteed to be great fun for actors and audiences alike.  
Add Your Event To The Highland 2007 Programme!Thumbnail for article : Add Your Event To The Highland 2007 Programme!
With the countdown to Highland 2007 now well underway, event organisers are being encouraged to get on board with Scotland's year of Highland culture.   Highland 2007 is calling on organisers planning events showcasing the Highlands and Islands as a great place to live and to visit to add these events to the programme for the year ahead.  
October at Timespan Gallery, Helmsdale
Pinxit 2 During the month of October you will be able to see the pictures donated by artists for the above event.  On Saturday 21 October at 7.00pm you are invited to join us for the sale of the pictures.These will be sold, anonymously, on a first come first served basis at a flat rate of 40.00 each.All income will go directly to funding Gallery improvements.Please come along and join the fun.  
Wick Traditional Music Workshop - New Format
The latest workshop of Wick Traditional Music workshop will take place on 11 November.   A new format is to be introduced.  
Still Time To See The Final 2006 Exhibition At Timespan
If you happen to be passing Helmsdale in the next couple of weeks take look in to the last exhibition of the season at Timespan.   Exhibition for October (finishes on 21st Oct) is called Pinxit 2.  
Indiepreneur - Opportunity For Creative Contract
Those looking to start their own business in the creative industries are being given a unique opportunity to take advantage of contracts available from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).   The Indiepreneur programme has two contracts available for new, recent or upcoming businesses involved in the creative industries across the Highlands and Islands.  
Commercial Film, TV and Media Assistance
MEDIA, in association with the Scottish Highlands & Islands Film Commission, is holding a Roadshow in Inverness, offering a chance for anyone working in the commercial film, television and new media industries in Scotland to learn more about the opportunities offered by the MEDIA Programme.  These include funding for project development, TV co-productions, cinema distribution and exhibition, and access to professional training, networking events, markets and festivals.  
Calendar Launch Marks 100 days to Highland 2007Thumbnail for article : Calendar Launch Marks 100 days to Highland 2007
Highland 2007 is only 100 days away - the countdown to Scotland's year of Highland culture has begun! (From 23 September) Today also marks the launch of the Highland 2007 calendar highlighting many of the exciting events planned for next year.   With the number of events within the Highland 2007 programme currently running into the hundreds, the calendar is designed to give a taster of what to expect in 2007.  
Call for Entries - Skye 2007 Celtic Film And Television Fesitval
Entries are now being accepted for next year's Celtic Film & Television Festival which is taking place on the Isle of Skye from the 28th to the 30th of March 2007.  Entries should either be on any subject and from Celtic countries OR from any country but with subject matter relating to the life/culture of Celtic countries.  
Massed Pipe Bands in WickThumbnail for article : Massed Pipe Bands in Wick
Massed Pipe Bands in Wick's Market Square, Caithness.  Recorded on 16th September 2006.  
Wildcat Traditional Music Association Newsletter - September 2006Thumbnail for article : Wildcat Traditional Music Association Newsletter - September 2006
Hi Folks, just a wee reminder of what's on this month.   Beverly Smith & Carl Jones Monday, 18th September, Pentland Hotel, Thurso.