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Voter slams lack of disabled access at polling station

03 May 2013
Voter slams lack of disabled access at polling station

Voter slams lack of disabled access at polling station

03 May 2013

A CAITHNESS village wheelchair user is ‘utterly disgusted’ after being almost unable to cast her vote at a by-election yesterday.


Creel fishers hit by double whammy as catches plummet

01 May 2013
Creel fishers hit by double whammy as catches plummet

Creel fishers hit by double whammy as catches plummet

01 May 2013

STORMS which battered harbours on the east coast of Caithness at the end of last year have killed off big-money lobster and velvet crabs costing creel…


Serco faces wrath over Scrabster ferry blow

01 May 2013
Serco faces wrath over Scrabster ferry blow

Serco faces wrath over Scrabster ferry blow

01 May 2013

Serco Northlink has confirmed no replacement vessel is in place after the Hamnavoe suffered a catastrophic engine failure.


Protest over opt-out scenario for playing field

26 April 2013
Protest over opt-out scenario for playing field

Protest over opt-out scenario for playing field

26 April 2013

A CAITHNESS public leisure amenity could be left unattended if a private operator cannot be found to take it over, prompting concern about a surge in…


Wick school campus plans go on display

24 April 2013
Wick school campus plans go on display

Wick school campus plans go on display

24 April 2013

THE most complete school campus anywhere in the Highlands – that is how the replacement Wick High and an adjoining primary were described as the…


Academy aim to make the most of home run

24 April 2013
Academy aim to make the most of home run

Academy aim to make the most of home run

24 April 2013

THE home run is in sight with Wick Academy having parked the bus in the garage for another season as the club prepares to complete its Highland League…


Fears new power station will spark Keiss rundown

24 April 2013
Fears new power station will spark Keiss rundown

Fears new power station will spark Keiss rundown

24 April 2013

THE school, the shop and the pub are all in danger of closing if the go-ahead is given to build an electricity switching station on the outskirts of a…


Hundreds turn out to see four stars in a car

24 April 2013
Hundreds turn out to see four stars in a car

Hundreds turn out to see four stars in a car

24 April 2013

THE lure of four TV celebrities was enough for around 600 people to pitch up in the middle of night at John O’Groats to witness them finish an end-to-end…


Dounreay security stepped up after £7m fence failures

19 April 2013
Dounreay security stepped up after £7m fence failures

Dounreay security stepped up after £7m fence failures

19 April 2013

A year last December, £7 million of taxpayers’ money was spent on putting up a new perimeter fence in line with a nationwide step-up in security…


Fears Thurso library will become a closed book

17 April 2013
Fears Thurso library will become a closed book

Fears Thurso library will become a closed book

17 April 2013

THURSO Library could be closed for at least another three months after major structural problems were discovered during refurbishment works.


Girlfriend of bike crash victim makes hi-vis law plea

17 April 2013
Girlfriend of bike crash victim makes hi-vis law plea

Girlfriend of bike crash victim makes hi-vis law plea

17 April 2013

THE girlfriend of a motorcyclist killed in a road accident almost a year ago wants a change in the law to force bikers to wear high-visibility jackets…


Outcry at plans to close

17 April 2013
Outcry at plans to close

Outcry at plans to close

17 April 2013

AN angry response from the public to a proposal to close off a car park next to contaminated woodland has forced a change of heart from a landward councillor.


Firms urged to create new apprentice jobs

12 April 2013
Firms urged to create new apprentice jobs

Firms urged to create new apprentice jobs

12 April 2013

Thurso councillor John Rosie argued now is the time for action – for councillors to speak to companies in Caithness to find out what their intentions…


Public to get first glimpse of plans for new schools

12 April 2013
Public to get first glimpse of plans for new schools

Public to get first glimpse of plans for new schools

12 April 2013

OUTLINE plans for three new schools which will be built in Wick over the next two years are set to be unveiled for the first time later this month.


Success of Wick distillery continues

12 April 2013
Success of Wick distillery continues

Success of Wick distillery continues

12 April 2013

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) says it hit almost £4.3 billion, an increase of 87 per cent in the last 10 years.


Leisure chiefs taken to task over playing fields’ future

05 April 2013
Leisure chiefs taken to task over playing fields’ future

Leisure chiefs taken to task over playing fields’ future

05 April 2013

ANGRY Wick residents are calling for an explanation into how a popular leisure haunt is set to close if a private operator cannot be found to take it…


Widow’s tribute to bus crash victim

05 April 2013
Widow’s tribute to bus crash victim

Widow’s tribute to bus crash victim

05 April 2013

THE widow of a bus driver killed in a road accident during a scheduled run in Caithness has said it has still not sunk in that her husband is not coming…


Academy face up to ‘do or die’ match

05 April 2013
Academy face up to ‘do or die’ match

Academy face up to ‘do or die’ match

05 April 2013

THE Grand National takes place at Aintree on Saturday but the only race in which local football fans will be interested is the Highland League as the…


Bedroom tax set to hit hard in Caithness

29 March 2013
Bedroom tax set to hit hard in Caithness

Bedroom tax set to hit hard in Caithness

29 March 2013

THE controversial bedroom tax is set to cause chaos in Caithness given that there are only five council and housing association one-bedroom homes available…


Wick school revamp to create work for 400

29 March 2013
Wick school revamp to create work for 400

Wick school revamp to create work for 400

29 March 2013

THE national company behind the project to build three new schools in Wick is looking to create 400 jobs over the next two years.


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