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Mey Highland Games Secures Major Sponsorship Deal With Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
The Mey Highland Games has agreed received a major sponsorship package totalling £15k with from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the executive non-departmental public body responsible for the safe clean-up of the UK's earliest nuclear sites.  NDA is a major contributor to the economy of Caithness, which is home to Dounreay, and Mey Highland Games is the latest local organisation to benefit from NDA support.  
Halkirk Highland Games 2019 PhotosThumbnail for article : Halkirk Highland Games 2019 Photos
See the gallery link for al the Halkirk Highland Games 2019 photos..  
Adaptive athletes aiming to smash world records at Mey Highland GamesThumbnail for article : Adaptive athletes aiming to smash world records at Mey Highland Games
Following last year's new World Records, athletes from around the world are preparing to raise the bar even higher.   In 2018 Mey Highland Games became Scotland's first ever Para Highland Games.  
LeisureLink Partners added in time for Summer - More With Your Highlife CardThumbnail for article : LeisureLink Partners added in time for Summer - More With Your Highlife Card
Just in time for the school holidays LiveBorders has joined the LeisureLink partnership to provide access for highlife leisure members holidaying in the Borders this summer, and adding another eight leisure centres to the partnership.   This means that highlife members can now enjoy gym and swim at leisure facilities when on holiday in the Borders, Western Isles, Argyll and Bute, Orkney and Moray for free as part of their existing membership.  
Summer GymnasticsThumbnail for article : Summer Gymnastics
Summer gymnastics classes taking place for 3 weeks in July for children aged 4 plus!! Book now to avoid disappointment! :).  
Caithness Pro Wrestling - Northern Fights - Saturday 25th May 2019Thumbnail for article : Caithness Pro Wrestling - Northern Fights - Saturday 25th May 2019
The main event of northern fights 2019 on the 25th of May! Lucha DS v Lad v Glen Dunbar for the Undisputed Title!.   Saturday 25th May 2019 - 6.30pm British Legion, Thurso..  
Funding Support Announced For Scottish Mountain BikingThumbnail for article : Funding Support Announced For Scottish Mountain Biking
Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, formally launched the Scottish Mountain Bike Strategy for 2019 -2025 this week.   Scottish Government funding for both Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland for the next 3 years was also announced.  
Caithness Councillors continue to support Scottish National Surfing Championships 2019
Highland Councillors Donnie Mackay, Struan Mackie, Matthew Reiss and Karl Rosie were delighted to provide continued funding support from the Thurso and North West Caithness Ward to the Scottish National Surfing Championships.   The Ward 2 Members contributed £5,000 from their 2018/19 Ward Discretionary Budget to the prestigious championships.  
Use Your Highlife Card In New AreasThumbnail for article : Use Your Highlife Card In New Areas
High Life Highland today announced a new partnership with four other areas of Scotland that will see highlife members able to access free use of leisure facilities outside the Highland region for the first time since the low cost access card was introduced over 15 years ago.   The scheme, involving four other areas will be known as the "Leisure Link Partnership".  
East Caithness Community Sport Hub Notes
From Kirsty Baird - Community Sport Hub Officer.   Thanks very much for coming to last week's meeting, please see the notes attached, I'll be following up on my action points as soon as possible.  
Community Sport Hub Meeting Tuesday 5th March
ust a reminder we have the East Caithness Community Sport Hub on Tuesday 5th March 6.30-7.30pm in the PE classroom (no longer dance studio), we will be look at the year ahead, the needs for your club and the community.   Reminder - 2019 club profile for sportscotland and governing bodies monitoring and the 2019 club affiliation to your local Community Sport Hub.  
Scottish National Surfing Championships - Thurso - April 2019
A competition which brings surfers from across Scotland to compete for a national title has been awarded £5,000 from EventScotland's National Programme Fund.   The take place from 19-22 April 2019 in Thurso.  
Hi-Viz Vests Free To Clubs and Groups in Caithness
Specsavers in Wick have been in touch to say they have a lots of Hi-Viz vest free for any local groups, schools or clubs Their are adult and kids sizes available.   "Previously we have given them to some local schools and clubs but we still have lots left.  
Courses For Sports Groups
Quick reminder of child protection course on next Wednesday in Thurso, and other dates for child protection officer training and first aid will be available soon: Safeguarding & Protecting Children - Wednesday 12th December, Thurso High School 6.30-9.30pm This workshop and resource meets the basic foundation requirements for safeguarding and protecting children and young people in sport, for anyone whose role brings them into contact with children and young people.  Recognised by UKCC and lasts 3 years.  
Surfers Ceilidh - 10th November 2018 - ThursoThumbnail for article : Surfers Ceilidh - 10th November 2018 - Thurso
See poster for details..  
Halkirk Football Club U-13s Are Looking For Players To Join Their TeamThumbnail for article : Halkirk Football Club U-13s Are Looking For Players To Join Their Team
Training times are Thursdays 5.00 - 6.30pm at Naver All Weather Pitch and Sundays 1.30 - 3.00pm at Halkirk Football Pitch.   Any one interested contact Stewart Munro (Coach) - Mob No 07810731849 Home No 01847 831382 E-Mail josamar1@outlook .com.  
Caithness Badminton - Come and Try Sessions - Places and DatesThumbnail for article : Caithness Badminton - Come and Try Sessions - Places and Dates
See poster for the times and places.   Come and Try Badminton.  
Caithness Badminton - Come and Try SessionsThumbnail for article : Caithness Badminton - Come and Try Sessions
Why badminton is a great way to keep you active.   Easy to learn, fun and sociable, badminton is a great way for people of all abilities to keep active.  
40 years of failure: can sport and leisure bridge the empathy gap?
This article in "the leisure review" talks about what has happened in England but applies to Scotland also.   Are we failing here also to involve everyone? After a long career in sport and leisure Martyn Allison offers a personal perspective of a sector that, for all its achievements, has failed to recognise or address its biggest challenge.  
Physical activity is good for you
A research study published in the Lancet reports that physical activity can have a significant impact on mortality rates.  The findings will come as a surprise to almost no one but the study, which is the first to explore the relationship between heart disease and physical activity in nations of differing levels of affluence, will add to the weight of evidence supporting investment in physical activity promotion as part of the UK government's efforts to promote healthy lifestyles.