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30/5/2005
Excellent Funding Opportunities For Caithness
The Highland 2007 Community Programme is an excellent opportunity for small Caithness groups and charities to fund projects that will take place in 2007, or that take place in 2005 and 2006 with a 2007 finale.  A local Highland 2007 Management Group has already been set up to consider applications and now welcomes applications for projects from all walks of Caithness life: arts, sport, heritage, science, environment and language.  
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16/5/2005
Caithness Cultural Trust To Run E Rock ConcertThumbnail for article : Caithness Cultural Trust To Run E Rock Concert
Caithness Cultural Trust are showing that they are willing to tackle a range of arts and music ventures in the course of their development.   The latest is E Rock Concert featuring some of the well known local bands.  
14/5/2005
Google Search On Arts Index
A Google Search Engine has been set up for the new Arts Index but is awaiting the magic touch of the Google boys to make it operate.   This should happen within the next few days.  
13/5/2005
Welcome to the *NEW* Caithness Arts Index
With a great amount of assistance from Caithness Arts we are gathering together all our information on the arts in Caithness.   Our county has a much more diverse range of artists and arts that many people would give credit for and the purpose of this section of Caithness.Org is to help promote the arts, of whichever kind, to the world.  
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13/5/2005
Can Arts Boost The Caithness Economy?
The answer has to be yes.   Caithness Arts are taking forward the study Revealing the Vision of Caithness and aiming to have a strategy to move forward the ideas contained in it.  
13/5/2005
Highland 2007
In March 2003, after the failure of the bid by Inverness to become City of Culture, Jack McConnell announced Highland 2007 as a project that would celebrate Highland culture across Scotland.   Whether you're inspired or cynical about this project, Caithness artists can seize the opportunity to benefit from funding offered by the tri-partite partnership of the Scottish Executive, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Highland council.  
21/11/2004
Exhibition and Sale Raises Over £1400Thumbnail for article : Exhibition and Sale Raises Over £1400
An exhibition and sale of patchwork and quilting items was held in the Town and County Club, Back Bridge Street Wick, on 20 November 2004.   Dr Pat Robertson who is chairman of Diabetes UK opened the Exhibition and Sale which was to raise funds for the Caithness Branch.  
Children's Choir Sing at BB ReceptionThumbnail for article : Children's Choir Sing at BB Reception
The Caithness & North Sutherland Children's Choir sang at the The Boys Brigade Anniversary Reception in Thurso.  Caithness councillors welcomed the Boys Brigade Representatives from all over the UK to a civic reception to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Smith founder of the Boys Brigade..  
11/4/2004
Easter Festival 2004Thumbnail for article : Easter Festival 2004
Caithness Quilters exhibited in the Easter Festival at the Bridge Street Church, Wick.   A photo gallery of the day can be seen here..  
New Uniforms For ChoirThumbnail for article : New Uniforms For Choir
UKAEA Dounreay have sponsored uniforms for Caithness & North Sutherland Children's Choir, which is run for children from Primary 4 age to Secondary 2.  Throughout the year the choir sings at local events entertaining all ages of the community.  
21/10/2003
Quilt Draw WinnerThumbnail for article : Quilt Draw Winner
The lucky winner of the Charity Quilt drawn on 30 September 2003 was Margaret Maclean, Tullochlea, Bruan.   Macmillan Cancer Relief received the grand sum of 1700.00.  
4/10/2003
Caithness Quilters at Caithness Heritage FairThumbnail for article : Caithness Quilters at Caithness Heritage Fair
Pictured is the Caithness Quilters display at this years Caithness Heritage Fair..  
Caithness Music Festival 2003
A photo gallery of some of the winners can be found here..  
18/4/2003
Easter Festival ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Easter Festival Exhibition
The Caithness Quilters exhibited work at the Easter Festival in the Bridge Street Church, Wick.   The festival theme this year was quilting and patchwork.  
Wildcat Traditional Music - Latest GigsThumbnail for article : Wildcat Traditional Music - Latest Gigs
Bill Jones & Sarah Wright + Iain Scally The Pentland Hotel, Thurso.  17th April 2003 8.00pm Bill Jones returns to tour in Spring 2003 after her recent international performances in USA, Japan and Holland.  
22/3/2003
Actual Size From Bristol Head For Redwood LoungeThumbnail for article : Actual Size From Bristol Head For Redwood Lounge
A Bristol based band called Actual Size will be in Thurso as part of a Highland tour.  The band have been around for a few years now, had a brief encounter with Tom Jones record label, but are now in the process of courting some new major labels.  
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10/3/2003
Caithness Gaelic Choir Win St Aubyn's Challenge Trophy
The ladies section of the Caithness Gaelic Choir travelled south on Saturday 8 March 2003 to participate in the Inverness Music Festival.   Under conductor Norma Sinclair and with accompanist Barbara Nicol, they returned home the proud winners of the St.  
7/3/2003
Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now! Tours to Wick and ThursoThumbnail for article : Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now! Tours to Wick and Thurso
Live Music Now!, a charitable scheme founded by the late Lord Menuhin in 1977, will present ten performances in various Wick and Thurso community venues between 10 and 13 March.   Wick born accordionist and pianist, James Ross, will perform for children with special educational needs, adults with learning disabilities, primary school children and elderly people.  
The Glorious Return to Thurso of Three Peace Sweet
Wildcat Traditional Music Association presents the glorious return to Thurso Of Three Peace Sweet Plus The Brotherstons.   Saturday 22nd of February 8.00pm at the Royal British Legion Function Hall, Thurso.  
Wick Pipe Band - A Brief History by the Band Convener Willie Lyall
(Written in 1994 to mark the Band's 75th Anniversary) Since the band was first formed in 1919, we seem to have been a band of several names, several uniforms, and many ups and downs.  We have had internal battles, external battles, special meetings, extraordinary meetings, promises and threats, not to mention dramas, which led to fall out and decline.