Former soldier made death threats

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018

Lyall Shepherd appeared from custody at Wick Sheriff Court.

A FORMER soldier threatened to hire hitmen to burn down a work colleague's house and kill her, Wick Sheriff Court has heard.

Brandon buys legend's accordion

Published: Wed 17 Jan 2018

Brandon with the accordion that was played by Jimmy Shand.

HE has been hailed as the new Sir Jimmy Shand. Now Scotland's best accordion player in generations has bought the legendary box player's instrument and will be using it to bring the old master's sound

Caithness moggy goes on road trip

Published: Wed 17 Jan 2018

Mr Brambles back at his home in Harpsdale.

A FARM cat went on an unscheduled holiday from his croft home near Halkirk, and journeyed all the way to Tain on the back of a lorry.

Two injured in A9 crash

Published: Wed 17 Jan 2018

Police are investigating an incident near Thurso swim pool.

TWO people were taken to Caithness General Hospital after a two car crash on the A9 near the Georgemas junction on Tuesday afternoon.

New pledge to restore Wick eyesore building


Published: Fri 12 Jan 2018

The burnt out ruin is a far cry from when it served as the Pavilion Cinema.

COMMUNITY representatives are looking for overdue action on an eyesore building in Wick's High Street that its owners have promised to develop for over a decade.

Gay couple claim Caithness first

Published: Thu 11 Jan 2018

David Mackinnon and Neil Power

TWO men are claiming that they will be the first gay couple in Caithness to get married under a law passed three years ago.

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