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Unions ‘open to further discussions’ as Dounreay strike looms

12 April 2024
Unions ‘open to further discussions’ as Dounreay strike looms

Unions ‘open to further discussions’ as Dounreay strike looms

12 April 2024

Unions at Dounreay “remain open to negotiating with management” over an improved pay deal but are preparing for a strike if no new offer is made.


‘Unprecedented infestation’ of rats at Dounreay site

11 April 2024
‘Unprecedented infestation’ of rats at Dounreay site

‘Unprecedented infestation’ of rats at Dounreay site

11 April 2024

Dounreay has had to bring in pest controllers to deal with an "unprecedented infestation of rats," according to a safety rep at the site.


Worries that cost of Caithness redesign could rise as £6m spent on ‘paused’ NHS Highland projects

11 April 2024
Worries that cost of Caithness redesign could rise as £6m spent on ‘paused’ NHS Highland projects

Worries that cost of Caithness redesign could rise as £6m spent on ‘paused’ NHS Highland projects

11 April 2024

Almost £6 million was spent by NHS Highland on projects which could be affected by a Scottish Government decision to put capital spending on hold.


Plans moving ahead for Thurso town centre tidy-up

09 April 2024
Plans moving ahead for Thurso town centre tidy-up

Plans moving ahead for Thurso town centre tidy-up

09 April 2024

A group of Thurso community councillors has been "working tirelessly" on plans to tidy-up the town centre and make it more attractive.


Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

09 April 2024
Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

Strike at Dounreay ‘inevitable’ as workers from all three unions vote overwhelmingly for action

09 April 2024

Workers from all three unions at Dounreay are set to go on strike after members at the site voted for industrial action over an ongoing pay dispute.


Wick Players set for drama competition youth finals

07 April 2024
Wick Players set for drama competition youth finals

Wick Players set for drama competition youth finals

07 April 2024

Caithness will be represented at the youth final of the Scottish Community Drama Association (SCDA) Festival of One-Act Plays this year.


Caithness councillor’s fears over closure of Highland tourism centres

06 April 2024
Caithness councillor’s fears over closure of Highland tourism centres

Caithness councillor’s fears over closure of Highland tourism centres

06 April 2024

A Caithness councillor has described plans by VisitScotland to axe its network of information centres over the next two years as "a blow for tourism".


Community health hubs for Wick and Caithness ‘won’t be completed until 2030’

06 April 2024
Community health hubs for Wick and Caithness ‘won’t be completed until 2030’

Community health hubs for Wick and Caithness ‘won’t be completed until 2030’

06 April 2024

The community hubs in Wick and Thurso, part of a £80 million redesign of health services in Caithness, won’t be built until 2030, it has been claimed.


Organiser of Land’s End to John O’Groats charity run ‘very emotional’ at event’s success

04 April 2024
Organiser of Land’s End to John O’Groats charity run ‘very emotional’ at event’s success

Organiser of Land’s End to John O’Groats charity run ‘very emotional’ at event’s success

04 April 2024

The organiser of a marathon relay which raised over £30,000, was "very emotional" but when she completed the RunAcross UK.


‘Dream come true’ for Gladiators champion with Caithness connections

04 April 2024
‘Dream come true’ for Gladiators champion with Caithness connections

‘Dream come true’ for Gladiators champion with Caithness connections

04 April 2024

A childhood dream came true at the weekend for an army officer when he won the Grand Final of the Gladiators television programme.


Huge rise in value of fish landings at Scrabster

30 March 2024
Huge rise in value of fish landings at Scrabster

Huge rise in value of fish landings at Scrabster

30 March 2024

The value of fish landed at Scrabster harbour in February rose by £468,000.


‘Alarming’ number of calls to police by Caithness ambuance crews

30 March 2024
‘Alarming’ number of calls to police by Caithness ambuance crews

‘Alarming’ number of calls to police by Caithness ambuance crews

30 March 2024

Police in Caithness were asked for assistance by the Scottish Ambulance Service 342 times over five years.


Contestant with Caithness connections set for Gladiators TV final

29 March 2024
Contestant with Caithness connections set for Gladiators TV final

Contestant with Caithness connections set for Gladiators TV final

29 March 2024

Winning the Grand Final of the Gladiators TV show this weekend would be "a childhood dream come true" for Finlay Anderson who has family in Caithness.


How much will extra decades of work at Dounreay cost?

28 March 2024
How much will extra decades of work at Dounreay cost?

How much will extra decades of work at Dounreay cost?

28 March 2024

The cost of extending the decommissioning work at Dounreay is expected to be published in the summer, according to a spokeswoman at the site.


Dounreay decommissioning date ‘never achievable’ says Caithness councillor

28 March 2024
Dounreay decommissioning date ‘never achievable’ says Caithness councillor

Dounreay decommissioning date ‘never achievable’ says Caithness councillor

28 March 2024

CAITHNESS has been misled for the past 20 years over the timescale for the decommissioning of Dounreay.


Price rise for Wick-Aberdeen air route

26 March 2024
Price rise for Wick-Aberdeen air route

Price rise for Wick-Aberdeen air route

26 March 2024

The price of an air fare between Wick and Aberdeen is to rise from next month due to "prevailing economic conditions."


Run from Land's End to John O' Groats expected to raise £20,000 for two charities

24 March 2024
Run from Land's End to John O' Groats expected to raise £20,000 for two charities

Run from Land's End to John O' Groats expected to raise £20,000 for two charities

24 March 2024

Seventy-five runners taking part in the event


Plan to extend decommissioning work at Dounreay until the 2070s will guarantee 'employment and investment for many more decades to come'

21 March 2024
Plan to extend decommissioning work at Dounreay until the 2070s will guarantee 'employment and investment for many more decades to come'

Plan to extend decommissioning work at Dounreay until the 2070s will guarantee 'employment and investment for many more decades to come'

21 March 2024

Announcement described as "fantastic news" for the workforce and Caithness economy


Wartime death of Duke of Kent in Caithness plane crash subject of play reading at Lyth Arts Centre

21 March 2024
Wartime death of Duke of Kent in Caithness plane crash subject of play reading at Lyth Arts Centre

Wartime death of Duke of Kent in Caithness plane crash subject of play reading at Lyth Arts Centre

21 March 2024

Plans to tour the two-act play around the Highlands and central belt of Scotland


Caithness-based musician recorded debut single weeks after setting up her home studio

21 March 2024
Caithness-based musician recorded debut single weeks after setting up her home studio

Caithness-based musician recorded debut single weeks after setting up her home studio

21 March 2024

Zoe Sutherland taught herself production skills


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