Volunteer on Saturday at Wick Riverside

Caithness Drug  &Alcohol Group are inviting volunteers to help out at their stall at Wick riverside rose garden area this Saturday 3rd August.  Volunteers can help mix 'mocktails', these non alcoholic drinks will be on sale for nominal cost as an alternative to alcoholic drinks while people enjoy the celebrations and watch the bonfire.  Volunteers will get a masterclass in mocktail mixing by  Simon from Mr Cs bar.  Volunteers required from 6.30pm but any offer of support welcome on the night please contact Siobhan Gunn caithnessdaf@gmail.com

Charity Digital Exchange

Charity Digital Exchange (formerly CTXchange) is a tech donation programme brought to you by Charity Digital in partnership with the not-for-profit technology capacity building organisation TechSoup.

Through the programme, eligible UK-based charities are able to request donated technology products from partners such as AdobeCisco and Microsoft. To access donations, charities must pay an administrative fee per product to cover the costs of delivering the programme. Whilst the administrative fees vary, charities will still make savings of up to 96% on typical retail prices.

Charities have access to a wide array of educational resources through the Charity Digital Exchange programme, which helps them best choose, implement and use the available technology.

TechSoup works in partnership with an international network of NGOs to administer a Global Technology Donation Programme.

to find out more go to https://www.charitydigitalexchange.org/about_tt-exchange

National Churches Trust Grants

Foundation Grants – for Maintenance | National Churches Trust

The Foundation Grant Programme is currently open. The next deadline will be 26 September 2019 (for a decision in November)

The Foundation Grant Programme offers grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection or Survey Report. Also, small investigative works and surveys. Project costs should not exceed £10,000.

** For the final round of 2019 (deadline 26 September) they will accept applications for works costing up to £20,000 excluding VAT, and they will offer grants of up to 50% of project costs, not exceeding £10,000. Please note that applicants supported by quotes gained from our MaintenanceBooker service can be considered outside of the deadline dates 



Rural Mental Health Conference

Rural Mental Health Conference: Tackling Isolation and Fostering Connections
Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 August 2019

Inverness College UHI, Inverness Campus

This is a collaboration between the Scottish Rural Health Partnership, University of the Highlands and Islands and Texas A&M University-Kingsville. There will be international speakere there over t5he two days.

To find out more and book a space go to


The Mcdonald Collection

HUNDREDS of photographs of Wick life spanning more than half a century are to go on show during the town’s gala week.

They will form an exhibition called The McDonald Collection being held at the St Fergus Church Hall for one day only on Wednesday, July 31.

On display will be more than 450 prints from the archives of McDonald Photographers, the family business in Shore Lane run for many years by Janet McDonald and her late husband Ian.

There will be a mix of black-and-white and colour photographs taken at community events, special occasions and other assignments covered by the McDonalds in Wick and district from around 1950 until the early 2000s.