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Northern Constabulary the early years

Northern Constabulary in the early years 1840’s – 1920’s with a brief journey into the WWII War Incident Files There will be a talk and presentation of documents at Nucleus on Thursday 25th April (tomorrow, sorry for the short notice) starting at 1 pm lasting around 11/2 hours . I will give a short talk… Read more »Read more

Caithness International Science Festival

As part of the Caithness International Science Festival 2019 we have two exciting events coming up at Nucleus: The Nuclear & Caithness Archives. On Saturday 9th March Martin Robb ( Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) will be giving at talk on the Decommissioning of the Fuel Cycle. The evening will draw on Martin’s wealth of knowledge and… Read more »Read more

Thurso History Club

Join archive at Thurso library on Tuesday 5th March 2019 between 6pm and 8pm for the History Club drop-in session  This month we will be taking a look at the Parish Records for the relief of the poor, and a selection of records from both of Caithness’s Combination Poorhouses. Poor Law The Poor Law (Scotland)… Read more »Read more

Archive Classes, Fully Booked

We’ve had a great response for the archive classes, and they are now all fully booked. We are over-subscribed for both the Archive 101 and the Family History for Beginners classes, so we are planning on repeating these two classes later in the year. If you would like to sign up for either of these… Read more »Read more

History Club at Thurso Library

The first History Club of the year will be kicking off in style! With a collection that spans over 500 years you can imagine the vast number of people that have being involved writing so many documents. Each hand contributing a unique script. Join me on a journey through the centuries of vellum and paper,… Read more »Read more

Merry Christmas

All the staff and volunteers at Nucleus would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors in 2019, and thanks to everyone who has made this year such a success. Image: P 862 C.1920 Deposited in 2014 Christmas Greeting Card, MacEchern Marionettes, with… Read more »Read more

All at Sea

Join our community engagement officer at Thurso library on Tuesday 4th December between 6pm and 8pm for the last History Club drop-in session of 2018. The theme this month is All at Sea. On display will be documents with a nautical theme, including Custom & Excise, Receiver of Wrecks, fishing boat registers and other fine… Read more »Read more

Armistice Centenary

Nucleus holds a wealth of records and documents relating to WWI from council records to the newspapers of the day. For the centenary we will be taking a more personal look at the lives of Caithness men and women through their personal correspondence – which have come to the collection through private family deposits. The… Read more »Read more

Pirate School

Ever fancied trying your hand at being a PIRATE, finding treasure and walking the plank? Well now’s your chance. If you are aged between 6 and 7 years old join us on Thursday 18th October If you are aged between 8 and 10 years old join us on Friday 19th October Both activities will be… Read more »Read more

Talking About My Generation

An inter-generational project to celebrate Grandparents of all ages, to share stories of life and work with a group of S1 to S5 pupils at Wick High School. Nucleus: The Nuclear & Caithness Archive is working in partnership with Generations Working Together, Wick High School and Wick Voices to encourage intergenerational conversations. By bringing people… Read more »Read more