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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.  
Scotia Review Takes Caithness Publishing To New HeightsThumbnail for article : Scotia Review Takes Caithness Publishing To New Heights
At long last Scotia Review is able to welcome you to their new website - . With funding from the National Lottery through Awards for All, and with the design-flare of Thurso-based Naver Technology Ltd, we are moving into an exciting new phase of existence.  
Ross & Cromarty Groups Gear Up for Cultural Celbrations in 2007
2007 is set to be a memorable year in Ross and Cromarty thanks to the commitment of a large number of voluntary groups who have risen to the occasion by putting in place exciting ideas for a vibrant programme of events throughout the special year of cultural celebration.   The Year of Highland Culture in 2007 will certainly showcase Highland culture and talent throughout Scotland through its ambitious programme of high profile performances and large-scale events.  
Caithness Arts Week - Atlantic Forest 2Thumbnail for article : Caithness Arts Week - Atlantic Forest 2
A Scotia Review Event Britannia Hall, Dunnet is the venue for an evening of original local art for the whole family.  Gordon and George Gunn will reprise their Spring performance of 'Atlantic Forest', in which fiddle and voice explore topical themes of globalisation, environmental chaos, and world politics.  
Caithness Arts Week - Creatin A Stoor - Scotia Review EventThumbnail for article : Caithness Arts Week -  Creatin A Stoor - Scotia Review Event
Scotia Review - Creatin' a Stoor CUTTING EDGE WRITERS On Thursday 21st September, three writers associated with Caithness will each read from their recently published collections of poetry.  Founding editor David Morrison's The Cutting Edge - Collected Poems 1966-2003 [Poetry Salzburg, 2006]; Tom Bryan's Rattlesnake Road [Dionysia Press 2006]; and George Gunn's Winter Barley [Chapman 2005] are all substantial volumes from mature poets, which deserve national attention.  
Massed Pipe Bands - Wick - Saturday 16th SeptemberThumbnail for article : Massed Pipe Bands - Wick - Saturday 16th September
The event begins at 7.30pm.  
Caithness Big Band & North Coast Jazz Band At The Weigh InnThumbnail for article : Caithness Big Band & North Coast Jazz Band At The Weigh Inn
As partof Caithness Arts Week the two well known bands - The Caithness Big Band and the North Coast Jazz Band will play at the Weigh Inn, Thurso on 19 September 2006.   The Caithness Big Band Folowing a lapse of about fifteen years, the Caithness Big Band was reformed in 2002 by the late Jim Marshall.  
Caithness Arts Week - Circus And Drama WorkshopsThumbnail for article : Caithness Arts Week - Circus And Drama Workshops
Theatre Modo & Caithness Arts Week Theatre Modo is an award winning Scottish based company formed to bring to life the magic of theatre.  We combine all the elements that make theatre a truly invigorating and exciting live artform; great texts, a highly physical style that engages and includes its audience, a visually spectacular design flair and a fully integrated musical performance.  
Grey Coast Theatre Company Present "OEDIPUS AT THE SPLIT STONE" By George Gunn at the NORTH HIGHLAND COLLEGE Drama Studio, Ormlie Industrial Estate, on Saturday 16th September at 7.30 pm Admission Free Grey Coast Theatre Company present Gunn's gripping re-working of the Sophocles "Oedipus at Colonus" set in a post-oil futuristic Caithness where the clans are at constant war.  A community cast, script in hand, tackle the music of language, conflict and the eternal plight of the refugee.  
Caithness Arts Week - The Art Of Power In Northern Pictland
Part of Scottish Archaeology Month.  www.  
Doing E Telford Wauk - Sunday 24 September
With Caithness Archaeological Trust and Caithness Field Club go back in history and join us for the walk and afternoon tea to discover Thomas Telford's water scheme for Pulteneytown, Wick working from his original letters of 1800s to explore the layout of the Water Course into Wick, it's historic construction and importance to the British Fisheries and the Herring Industry.   Cars meeting at - Thurso Railway Station 10.00am Wick Railway Station 10.30am Later at the conclusion of the walk a "Telford Tea" willbe served for all participants and an exhibition of maps charts etc willbe on display.  
Caithness Arts Week - MacDougall Collection
The Highlands & Islands Tour The MacDougall Collection is a social history museum collection gathered by the late Hope MacDougall of MacDougall, Oban.   Although firmly rooted in Oban, being the daughter of the Chief of the Clan MacDougall, Hope MacDougall spread her collecting interests widely.  
Caithness Arts Week - Kinetic Kraft & Metallic Objects
Background to Oormlie Community Association's Caithness Arts Week project OCA is looking to build upon its track record of project delivery with a community led renewable energy project of national significance.  There are abundant renewable energy resources in Caithness and OCA is hoping to use some of these in its plans.  
Caithness Arts Week - Detox Or Die
Documentary screening and Q&A session.   The event will comprise of a screening of the film (40 mins) and a Question and Answer (Q&A) session with the Caithness born filmmaker, David Graham Scott.