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NICKY MARR: We may have Nessie, but we lack confidence, ambition, and infrastructure

NICKY MARR: We may have Nessie, but we lack confidence, ambition, and infrastructure

NICKY MARR: We may have Nessie, but we lack confidence, ambition, and infrastructure

24 April 2024

I love living here. But I implore our national and regional leaders to travel. And watch and notice what others do better and bring that home.


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

24 April 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Edward Mountain


ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

23 April 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Ariane Burgess


Looking Back - News from the John O’Groat Journal of yesteryear

Looking Back - News from the John O’Groat Journal of yesteryear

Looking Back - News from the John O’Groat Journal of yesteryear

20 April 2024

Provost unimpressed, effort to attract oil work and refugee move on former US base


Business Comment: Small firms must be heard on efforts to control waste

Business Comment: Small firms must be heard on efforts to control waste

Business Comment: Small firms must be heard on efforts to control waste

20 April 2024

As evidence for climate change grows, so governments are introducing measures to reduce carbon footprints and ensure that we meet net zero targets.


MAREE TODD: Reaction to hate crime bill is stoking division

MAREE TODD: Reaction to hate crime bill is stoking division

MAREE TODD: Reaction to hate crime bill is stoking division

17 April 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Maree Todd


OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Loch Tuim Ghlais is not as remote as it once was – but still a place lost in time

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Loch Tuim Ghlais is not as remote as it once was – but still a place lost in time

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Loch Tuim Ghlais is not as remote as it once was – but still a place lost in time

16 April 2024

Exploring the remote lochs and lochans of Caithness is not the same challenge that it once was, but there are few who have visited them all


WEATHER WATCH: Another mild March for Wick as wind hits storm force

WEATHER WATCH: Another mild March for Wick as wind hits storm force

WEATHER WATCH: Another mild March for Wick as wind hits storm force

14 April 2024

Weather Watch by Keith Banks


NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

13 April 2024

Walking, cycling or gardening is good for our health - but we may need to be cautious about a sudden increase in activity, says our columnist.


Looking Back - news from the John O’Groat Journal of yesteryear

Looking Back - news from the John O’Groat Journal of yesteryear

Looking Back - news from the John O’Groat Journal of yesteryear

13 April 2024

Electric lighting in Wick in 1924, Holiday homes plan for Dornoch in 1974 and Safeway prank backfires in 1999


YOUR VIEWS: SSEN respond to planning success and frustration at public transport

YOUR VIEWS: SSEN respond to planning success and frustration at public transport

YOUR VIEWS: SSEN respond to planning success and frustration at public transport

13 April 2024

This week’s letters include a response to claims over SSEN Transmission’s planning record, as well as concerns after a series of train cancellations


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Heading upriver on Wick walk full of wildlife

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Heading upriver on Wick walk full of wildlife

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Heading upriver on Wick walk full of wildlife

13 April 2024

John Davidson enjoys a morning stroll up the riverside path from Wick, where he finds peaceful paths and a wildlife spotting platform


Hope follows a winter of damaging storms for far north garden

Hope follows a winter of damaging storms for far north garden

Hope follows a winter of damaging storms for far north garden

13 April 2024

Gardening on the Edge by Diana Wayland


NICKY MARR: Academic achievement isn’t the be-all and end-all

NICKY MARR: Academic achievement isn’t the be-all and end-all

NICKY MARR: Academic achievement isn’t the be-all and end-all

10 April 2024

Comparing secondaries in different parts of the country purely on the Higher results of their cleverest kids tells us nothing new, says our columnist.


JAMIE STONE: Word on the street is let’s get this election over and done with!

JAMIE STONE: Word on the street is let’s get this election over and done with!

JAMIE STONE: Word on the street is let’s get this election over and done with!

10 April 2024

Jamie’s Journal by Jamie Stone


Halsary fund for Latheron, Lybster and Clyth set to reopen

Halsary fund for Latheron, Lybster and Clyth set to reopen

Halsary fund for Latheron, Lybster and Clyth set to reopen

07 April 2024

CVG UPDATE: Local voluntary sector news by Yvonne Hendry of Caithness Voluntary Group


Looking Back - news from the John O’Groat Journal of yesteryear

Looking Back - news from the John O’Groat Journal of yesteryear

Looking Back - news from the John O’Groat Journal of yesteryear

06 April 2024

Wick club rumours, Bid for teachers and defending John O’Groats


RHODA GRANT: Good news for future of far north transport links

RHODA GRANT: Good news for future of far north transport links

RHODA GRANT: Good news for future of far north transport links

03 April 2024

I cheered when I read that the flights between Wick and Aberdeen had a very successful second year, thanks to the Public Service Obligation (PSO).


No such thing as ordinary in far north’s seas

No such thing as ordinary in far north’s seas

No such thing as ordinary in far north’s seas

02 April 2024

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Making the most of the extraordinary experiences on the doorstep when you live in such a special part of the world


Thurso-based Pentland Canoe Club celebrates 40 years of adventures on the water

Thurso-based Pentland Canoe Club celebrates 40 years of adventures on the water

Thurso-based Pentland Canoe Club celebrates 40 years of adventures on the water

31 March 2024

From kayaking to a Caithness castle for afternoon tea to skills development, Pentland Canoe Club’s Emily Kearl celebrates the group’s 40th anniversary


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