Book for sale – They Never Returned by the Students and Staff of Wick High School

They Never Returned is for sale from Caithness Voluntary Group  Office at a cost of £10 per book.

Please note that the office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 2pm.

Would make a great christmas gift.


Caithness Saltire Award Presentations

Volunteers reach the Summit

Thirthy Three young people and their families came together to receive Saltire Awards for their commitment to the community.  The event was scheduled to take place in the Caithness Nuclear Archive but due to to unforseen cirumstances the event had to relocate to Wick Heritage Centre at short notice, many thanks to the centre for this wonderful offer of venue.

Gail Ross MSP kindly agreed to present certificates and also to present two Summit Award Plaques to Jayden Alexander and Amy Cameron.  After nomination Jayden and Amys applications were reviewed by a panel of peers before agreeing that they should become worthy winners.

The Saltire Awards endorse volunteering throughout Scotland they were introduced by the Scottish governmant to encourage young people aged 12-25 to volunteer. There are various levels of achievement culminating in the Saltire Summit award.

  Caithness Voluntary Group HTSI is the local administration office for the Saltire Awards in Caithness and point of contact for anyone wanting more information about volunteering

Amy Cameron and Jayden Alexander recieving Saltire Summit plaques from Gail Ross MSP

Young volunteers receiving Saltire Awards in Wick Heritage Centre.

Caithness Klics – Project Information

Caithness Klics run groups from the center in Roxburgh Road (Old South School) and eshed in Thurso

Monday Teen group 3.30-5.30 KLICS                                    Monday (Thurso) Mixed primary group 3.30-5pm eshed

Tuesday Boys Primary 3.30-5pm KLICS

Wednesday Lunch Time drop in Wick High School

Thursday Girls Primary 3.30-5pm

Friday Teen group 12.30-2pm KLICS                                     Friday (Thurso) Teen Group Thurso High School 12-2pm


They also offer Lunch time drop in support in rural school when required, at the moment they support Bower, Castletown, Halkirk, Canisby, Kiess.

The group currently supports around 80 young carers in Caithness.



Have you got a few hours a month to help one of the most successful community developments in the North of Scotland?

The John O’ Groats Trail group are doing a great job developing a coastal walking route from Inverness to John o’ Groats.  To help them to carry on that good work they need a book keeper to maintain their financial records.  If you would be interested in supporting this group and can spare a few hours use the contact details on the website – or email and we will pass your details on.

Church Funding

National Churches Trust – Cornerstone Grants

The National Churches Trust is the national, independent, charity dedicated to promoting and supporting church buildings of historic, architectural and community value across the UK. The Cornerstone Grant Programme can award grants towards urgent structural repair projects, or the introduction of kitchens and accessible toilets. Priority is given to projects that demonstrate well-developed plans for the building that are supported beyond the congregation, and into the future.

Next deadline: 4th March 2019

Maximum award: £50,000