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“Change” Art Exhibition
Society of Caithness Artists
Gallery Space
09/09/2023 – 10/02/2024


North Coast Bumblebees – In Person talk

Did you know, contrary to popular belief, it isn’t actually the wings making that familiar buzzing noise? People in general have little understanding of bumblebees or other pollinators. How did carder bees get their name? What is a cuckoo bumblebee? How long do bumblebees live for?

If you want to discover the answers to these questions and learn many other interesting facts about our ‘little hairy’ friends, then join us at the North Coast Visitor Centre in Thurso. Come along and enjoy a digital presentation all about our local bumblebees on Tuesday 14th February, 11am – 12.30pm.

If you are unable to make the date, this presentation will be repeated at Bettyhill Library on Thursday 11th April at 7.30pm.

Click Here For further information High Life Highland Ranger – North Coast Bumblebees


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Highland Objects Podcast- The Ulbster Stone
The North Coast Visitor Centre Collections Officer discusses and narrates the fascinating history of the Ulbster Stone for a special episode of the podcast Highland Objects. Listen at the link above or on your podcast platform of choice.

Highland Pictish Trail
Discover the lost kingdom of the Highland Picts. From the 300 AD to about 900AD, the Picts ruled much of what is now Scotland, and the Highlands were an important centre of Pictish power, culture and religion. The website highlights their fascinating legacy in the Highlands – enigmatic and often finely carved stones, important religious sites, hillforts set on towering hills and ridges, finely-worked jewellery and sculpture cared for in local museums, and stories of kings, wizards, faith and battles.

If you would like to organise or host an event at North Coast Visitor Centre, please contact us. Our Caithness Room can be booked for Community and Group Events, while artwork can be displayed in our Gallery. Full details can be found on our Contact Us page.

The North Coast Visitor Centre is jointly funded by The Highland Council and NRS Dounreay.