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North MSP welcomes new £7m fund for B&Bs and self-caterers

22 January 2021
North MSP welcomes new £7m fund for B&Bs and self-caterers

North MSP welcomes new £7m fund for B&Bs and self-caterers

22 January 2021

Edward Mountain MSP has welcomed the launch of a new £7m fund to support B&Bs and self-catering properties impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.


Crofting federation chair acknowledges changes to convergence uplift payments

22 January 2021
Crofting federation chair acknowledges changes to convergence uplift payments

Crofting federation chair acknowledges changes to convergence uplift payments

22 January 2021

Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) acknowledges timely and fairer payments of the ‘convergence uplift’ and Less Favoured Areas Support.


Lybster-based group serve up a welcome breath of fresh air

22 January 2021
Lybster-based group serve up a welcome breath of fresh air

Lybster-based group serve up a welcome breath of fresh air

22 January 2021

Caithness Community Connections have been serving up around 80 hot meals a day for many local residents struggling with another lockdown.


North-coast farmer's antics in BBC2's This Farming Life prove popular

20 January 2021
North-coast farmer's antics in BBC2's This Farming Life prove popular

North-coast farmer's antics in BBC2's This Farming Life prove popular

20 January 2021

Television footage of a local farmer carrying out a spectacular tackle on a sheep nearly earned her a call up from a rugby team.


Stone welcomes army involvement in vaccine roll-out

19 January 2021
Stone welcomes army involvement in vaccine roll-out

Stone welcomes army involvement in vaccine roll-out

19 January 2021

MP Jamie Stone has welcomed news that the army has now been recruited to help establish 80 new Covid-19 vaccine centres in Scotland.


First Caithness Covid-19 vaccine clinic hailed a success

18 January 2021
First Caithness Covid-19 vaccine clinic hailed a success

First Caithness Covid-19 vaccine clinic hailed a success

18 January 2021

Around 400 patients were given Pfizer vaccinations at the first local clinic which was held in the games hall at Thurso High School on Saturday.


Caithness GPs to start on community vaccinations

13 January 2021
Caithness GPs to start on community vaccinations

Caithness GPs to start on community vaccinations

13 January 2021

The roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine in the Caithness community is due to get under way this weekend.


Local animal welfare centre sees a rise in calls for help

12 January 2021
Local animal welfare centre sees a rise in calls for help

Local animal welfare centre sees a rise in calls for help

12 January 2021

Despite a rise in calls for help Balmore has not seen an increase in unwanted pets during the current pandemic.


Wick shop closes due to case of Covid-19

11 January 2021
Wick shop closes due to case of Covid-19

Wick shop closes due to case of Covid-19

11 January 2021

A Wick convenience store has closed for 10 days after a member of staff was tested positive for Covid-19.


Dunnet singer's Hogmanay tune hits the right note

08 January 2021
Dunnet singer's Hogmanay tune hits the right note

Dunnet singer's Hogmanay tune hits the right note

08 January 2021

A special Hogmanay tune performed by a local musician has proved a big hit on social media with over 15,000 views and hundreds of likes and shares.


Arrival of New Year's Day baby for Wick family

05 January 2021
Arrival of New Year's Day baby for Wick family

Arrival of New Year's Day baby for Wick family

05 January 2021

One Wick family had plenty to celebrate with the arrival of a New Year's Day baby.


Local doctor voices concern about delay of Covid-19 vaccines in county

05 January 2021
Local doctor voices concern about delay of Covid-19 vaccines in county

Local doctor voices concern about delay of Covid-19 vaccines in county

05 January 2021

A Caithness GP has expressed concern about the delay of Covid-19 vaccines being delivered to the county.


Caithness fishing boss hits out at Brexit deal

31 December 2020
Caithness fishing boss hits out at Brexit deal

Caithness fishing boss hits out at Brexit deal

31 December 2020

The fishing industry is reeling at a Brexit deal that is "not what was promised", according to a Caithness fishing company boss.


Presentation of awards to local Pony Club members

30 December 2020
Presentation of awards to local Pony Club members

Presentation of awards to local Pony Club members

30 December 2020

Awards for achievements during the year have been handed out to members of the Caithness branch of the Pony Club.


Christmas meals delivered to local residents

28 December 2020
Christmas meals delivered to local residents

Christmas meals delivered to local residents

28 December 2020

Christmas Day was made special for many Caithness residents with nearly 100 meals delivered to those living on the west side of the county.


Halkirk army cadet commander recognised for 18 years of service

26 December 2020
Halkirk army cadet commander recognised for 18 years of service

Halkirk army cadet commander recognised for 18 years of service

26 December 2020

A dedicated adult army cadet volunteer from Caithness has been recognised for his long service to young people in the Highlands.


Local riders qualify for Scottish Spring Festival arena event finals

23 December 2020
Local riders qualify for Scottish Spring Festival arena event finals

Local riders qualify for Scottish Spring Festival arena event finals

23 December 2020

An arena event competition held by the Caithness Pony Club at the weekend proved popular with a good number of riders taking part.


Panto time online for Caithness primary schools

22 December 2020
Panto time online for Caithness primary schools

Panto time online for Caithness primary schools

22 December 2020

More than 1000 local school children have enjoyed Christmas pantomimes online thanks to the generosity of Thurso Rotary.


Christmas nutcracker steals the show at Caithness Pony Club

22 December 2020
Christmas nutcracker steals the show at Caithness Pony Club

Christmas nutcracker steals the show at Caithness Pony Club

22 December 2020

Fun and games were the order of the day at the Christmas Show held by Caithness branch of the Pony Club in Halkirk.


Thurso primary school closed due to new positive cases of Covid-19

21 December 2020
Thurso primary school closed due to new positive cases of Covid-19

Thurso primary school closed due to new positive cases of Covid-19

21 December 2020

Miller Academy Primary School, Thurso, has been closed early for the Christmas holidays due to two new positive cases of Covid-19.


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