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Figures on mental health waiting times for children and young people 'should serve as wake-up call'

06 March 2021
Figures on mental health waiting times for children and young people 'should serve as wake-up call'

Figures on mental health waiting times for children and young people 'should serve as wake-up call'

06 March 2021

Struan Mackie insists new figures on mental health waiting times for children and young people should serve as a wake-up call over funding.


Lybster bowlers face a waiting game over return to action

06 March 2021
Lybster bowlers face a waiting game over return to action

Lybster bowlers face a waiting game over return to action

06 March 2021

Bowlers in Lybster are among those playing "a waiting game" to see when their sport can resume.


Time to 'start afresh' on Wick Soldiers' Tower renovation

06 March 2021
Time to 'start afresh' on Wick Soldiers' Tower renovation

Time to 'start afresh' on Wick Soldiers' Tower renovation

06 March 2021

Wick community councillors are hoping to see a fresh start on the refurbishment project at the historic Soldiers’ Tower at the North Head.


Standing still is not an option, says HIAL after assessment of air traffic centralisation plans

05 March 2021
Standing still is not an option, says HIAL after assessment of air traffic centralisation plans

Standing still is not an option, says HIAL after assessment of air traffic centralisation plans

05 March 2021

Plans to centralise air traffic control services have taken a decisive step forward after a study concluded that "the status quo is not sustainable".


Mental health calls to police in Caithness have 'gone through the roof' in past year

05 March 2021
Mental health calls to police in Caithness have 'gone through the roof' in past year

Mental health calls to police in Caithness have 'gone through the roof' in past year

05 March 2021

The number of calls to the police from people experiencing mental health problems has "gone through the roof" over the course of the pandemic.


Dog-fouling 'a huge problem across the county' as lack of responsibility is blamed

05 March 2021
Dog-fouling 'a huge problem across the county' as lack of responsibility is blamed

Dog-fouling 'a huge problem across the county' as lack of responsibility is blamed

05 March 2021

Dog-fouling is "a huge problem across the county" – and a lack of responsibility is a bigger factor than any shortage of poo bins.


Caithness campaign group says there is 'huge level of public anger' over state of roads

05 March 2021
Caithness campaign group says there is 'huge level of public anger' over state of roads

Caithness campaign group says there is 'huge level of public anger' over state of roads

05 March 2021

The local group campaigning for major upgrading of the road network is taking its case directly to politicians after an "overwhelming" first week.


Wind farm developers accused of 'masterclass in spin' over bigger turbines at Limekiln

05 March 2021
Wind farm developers accused of 'masterclass in spin' over bigger turbines at Limekiln

Wind farm developers accused of 'masterclass in spin' over bigger turbines at Limekiln

05 March 2021

Two renewable energy firms have been accused of giving "a masterclass in spin" over their plans to increase the size of wind turbines at Limekiln.


Wick Paths Group praised by community council for 'amazing efforts'

04 March 2021
Wick Paths Group praised by community council for 'amazing efforts'

Wick Paths Group praised by community council for 'amazing efforts'

04 March 2021

Members of Wick Paths Group have been praised for their "amazing efforts” in improving the town's walking routes.


Delight for Scotch whisky industry over United States' four-month pause on tariffs

04 March 2021
Delight for Scotch whisky industry over United States' four-month pause on tariffs

Delight for Scotch whisky industry over United States' four-month pause on tariffs

04 March 2021

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone has raised a glass to celebrate the end of American tariffs on Scotch whisky.


Dounreay shaft and silo clean-up contract awarded

04 March 2021
Dounreay shaft and silo clean-up contract awarded

Dounreay shaft and silo clean-up contract awarded

04 March 2021

Dounreay has awarded an important waste clean-up contract to Jacobs as the site plans for the future of its legacy radioactive waste.


Weather damage as Christmas lights remain in place in Wick

03 March 2021
Weather damage as Christmas lights remain in place in Wick

Weather damage as Christmas lights remain in place in Wick

03 March 2021

Wick's Christmas lights are beginning to feel the effects of prolonged exposure to the elements, community councillors have been told.


Wait goes on for Highland clubs as other leagues get go-ahead to resume

03 March 2021
Wait goes on for Highland clubs as other leagues get go-ahead to resume

Wait goes on for Highland clubs as other leagues get go-ahead to resume

03 March 2021

Wick manager Gary Manson believes there is little chance of the Highland League restarting while there is still a requirement for Covid-19 testing.


Caithness youths get an insight into football mindset coaching

03 March 2021
Caithness youths get an insight into football mindset coaching

Caithness youths get an insight into football mindset coaching

03 March 2021

Youth footballers from Caithness United have been given an insight into mindset coaching and how it can improve their confidence.


Dorrie's 100th birthday bonus for Wick daycare centre

03 March 2021
Dorrie's 100th birthday bonus for Wick daycare centre

Dorrie's 100th birthday bonus for Wick daycare centre

03 March 2021

A Wick woman's 100th birthday has resulted in a gift of more than £2000 for the Laurandy daycare centre.


Far north 'has been forgotten about' over mental health services

03 March 2021
Far north 'has been forgotten about' over mental health services

Far north 'has been forgotten about' over mental health services

03 March 2021

A Caithness mental health campaign group has expressed dismay at what it calls an "incredibly disappointing response" from the Scottish Government.


Lib Dems blame 'long-term lack of funding' for adding to mental health crisis

02 March 2021
Lib Dems blame 'long-term lack of funding' for adding to mental health crisis

Lib Dems blame 'long-term lack of funding' for adding to mental health crisis

02 March 2021

Holyrood candidate Molly Nolan has blamed "a long-term lack of funding" for adding to a growing mental health crisis in the Highlands.


Tickets for Thurso firefighters' charity football dinner sell out within 25 minutes

02 March 2021
Tickets for Thurso firefighters' charity football dinner sell out within 25 minutes

Tickets for Thurso firefighters' charity football dinner sell out within 25 minutes

02 March 2021

Organisers of this summer's fundraising match between Thurso firefighters and ex-Rangers stars have been blown away by the level of interest.


Covid jab was quick and painless, says Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP

02 March 2021
Covid jab was quick and painless, says Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP

Covid jab was quick and painless, says Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP

02 March 2021

Receiving the Covid-19 vaccine was a "pleasant, quick and painless" experience for local MP Jamie Stone this afternoon.


Caithness and Sutherland 'among areas that will suffer greatest economic impact'

02 March 2021
Caithness and Sutherland 'among areas that will suffer greatest economic impact'

Caithness and Sutherland 'among areas that will suffer greatest economic impact'

02 March 2021

Maree Todd is urging the Chancellor to use the UK budget to tackle what she calls the growing inequalities facing communities in the Highlands.


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