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14/9/2006
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 - .  www.scotiareview.org 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.  
12/9/2006
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.  
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11/9/2006
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.  
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11/9/2006
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.  
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10/9/2006
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.  
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10/9/2006
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.  
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10/9/2006
Caithness Arts Week - OEDIPUS AT THE SPLIT STONE
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.  
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10/9/2006
Caithness Arts Week - The Art Of Power In Northern Pictland
Part of Scottish Archaeology Month.  www.  
10/9/2006
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.  
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9/9/2006
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.  
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8/9/2006
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.  
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8/9/2006
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.  
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8/9/2006
Caithness Arts Week - In Search Of Mozart
'In Search of Mozart' - Documentary film.  Thurso Recorded Music Society The film which is 128 minutes long commemorates the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.  
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8/9/2006
Caithness Arts Week - Pushing The Boundaries
New work from the Scottish Basketmakers Circle.   The introduction of new materials, new media, an ever growing interest in and development of traditional methods and the re-examination of use and function are making the crafts sector one of the most exciting creative industries to be involved in the 21st Century.  
7/9/2006
Lyth Arts Centre - September 2006 ProgrammeThumbnail for article : Lyth Arts Centre - September 2006 Programme
BLAS-festival presents CLAN 6 September 7.30pm Mary Ann Kennedy, Kenna Campbell, Wilma Kennedy and Maggie Macdonald are four of the most distinguished Gaelic singers of our age, all Mod medal winners and well known throughout Scotland.  They are joined by musicians Angus, Kenneth and Calum Mackenzie who hail from Mabou in Cape Breton, a community rich in Gaelic tradition and language, to create an evening of great music.  
31/8/2006
Kent Duchaine - American Bluesman Returns To Mackays HotelThumbnail for article : Kent Duchaine  - American Bluesman Returns To Mackays Hotel
Murray Lamond has pulled off a small coup in the music scene in Wick by bringing back the blues singer Kent DuChaine.   The well travelled singer with several albums to his name and used hitting the blues scene all over Euroipe and the US is in Mackays Hotel on Saturday 9th September from 9.00pm.  
31/8/2006
A Couth Bothy Night In Wick - Free For Doors Open DayThumbnail for article : A Couth Bothy Night In Wick - Free For Doors Open Day
SEAFARING tales and traditional tunes are to be served up at a Bothy Night taking place at Wick's "Seven Gates" salt cellars next weekend.   The event on Saturday, 9th September, is being organised by Lower Pulteneytown Promotions as one of the Doors Open Day activities linked to Scottish Archaeology Month.  
30/8/2006
Varied Programme At The Mill Theatre In September 2006Thumbnail for article : Varied Programme At The Mill Theatre In September 2006
The Mill theatre in Thurso has a packed programme in September for anyone who enjoys live events.   Macbeth 30 August - Macbeth is presently underway and there are only a few tickets left for tonight 31 August.  
30/8/2006
Do You Want To Be In Panto?Thumbnail for article : Do You Want To Be In Panto?
This years panto from Thurso Players is 'Sleeping Beauty' and will be directed by Andrew Crawford.  Auditions will be held in the Mill Theatre at 2.30pm on Sunday 3rd September.