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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.  
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..  
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.  
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.  
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..  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
New Baldrick For Wick Pipe BandThumbnail for article : New Baldrick For Wick Pipe Band
On Hogmanay evening the Opera House at Ackergill Tower was the setting for a short ceremony at which the Directors of Ackergill Ltd presented a new baldric, or Drum Major's sash, to Wick RBLS Pipe Band in recognition of the friendly ties which exist between the Company and the Band.   Before making the presentation Mrs Arlette Banister invited the Drum Major, Alistair Lamont, to explain to the assembled house guests the origins and purpose of the baldric.  
MADD Singers Entertain Wick Rotary At ChristmasThumbnail for article : MADD Singers Entertain Wick Rotary At Christmas
Wick Rotary Club Christmas night out at Mackays hotel, Wick was an enjoyable evening helped along by entertainment from the MADD singers.   The group Music Acting Dance and Drama (MADD) have run some highly successful shows in the last few years and this talented group last night showed why they are a huge success under Mrs Hutcheson local teacher and musical director.  
Dances In The Wilds - A New CD From Karen Steven
Karen Steven a Caithness violinist has brought out her next CD with more local connections.   Karen says "Two years ago I was asked to represent Caithness and was commissioned by the Highland Festival to compose some music to be performed at their millennium concert in Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.  
Atom City Stompers ReuniteThumbnail for article : Atom City Stompers Reunite
Playing in Ebenezers Bar, Wick on Saturday 14 December were several of the original line up with a few friends to swell the numbers.   A photo gallery from the night can be seen here..  
'ARD ROCKIN' In Wick!Thumbnail for article : 'ARD ROCKIN' In Wick!
Caithness Drugs and Alcohol Forum are delighted with the positive response to their recent 'ARD ROCK event.  (5th December in Wick High School hall).