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Air ambulance charity cheque handed over after Nethercliffe whisky-tasting

Air ambulance charity cheque handed over after Nethercliffe whisky-tasting

Air ambulance charity cheque handed over after Nethercliffe whisky-tasting

24 April 2024

The Nethercliffe Hotel in Wick held a series of fundraising events over March, culminating in a whisky-tasting for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.


Inspectors visit Lybster primary school and issue report on strengths and weaknesses

Inspectors visit Lybster primary school and issue report on strengths and weaknesses

Inspectors visit Lybster primary school and issue report on strengths and weaknesses

24 April 2024

Lybster primary school and nursery class were assessed by inspectors with key strengths and areas to be improved highlighted.


Mamma Mia! Watten to stage free singalong event

Mamma Mia! Watten to stage free singalong event

Mamma Mia! Watten to stage free singalong event

24 April 2024

A village community group is hosting a free singalong event featuring the popular musical Mamma Mia.


Thurso town centre fencing condemned as ‘unsightly hazard’ – Owner fears masonry collapse

Thurso town centre fencing condemned as ‘unsightly hazard’ – Owner fears masonry collapse

Thurso town centre fencing condemned as ‘unsightly hazard’ – Owner fears masonry collapse

24 April 2024

Controversial fencing in the centre of Thurso has been condemned as, not just an eyesore, but a hazard for pedestrians, especially the disabled.


Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

Caithness and north Sutherland venues urged to take part in Doors Open Days

23 April 2024

Far north venues are being encouraged to sign up for this year’s Doors Open Days festival which has a ‘Routes, Networks and Connections’ theme.


Julia in fundraising walk for air ambulance after grandson’s medical emergency

Julia in fundraising walk for air ambulance after grandson’s medical emergency

Julia in fundraising walk for air ambulance after grandson’s medical emergency

23 April 2024

Wick woman Julia Dunnett has raised more than £1400 for an air ambulance charity after a medical emergency involving her two-year-old grandson.


PICTURES: Paths to success for volunteers as Wick riverside made better for walkers

PICTURES: Paths to success for volunteers as Wick riverside made better for walkers

PICTURES: Paths to success for volunteers as Wick riverside made better for walkers

23 April 2024

Local volunteers have made a great difference to Wick’s riverside after scraping back and relaying paths for walkers in the scenic area.


Caithness cadets volunteer recognised for 25 years of service

Caithness cadets volunteer recognised for 25 years of service

Caithness cadets volunteer recognised for 25 years of service

23 April 2024

An Army Cadet volunteer has been recognised for his quarter of a century of service to the young people of Caithness and the Highlands.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Search for ancient Caithness tower continues with new archaeological dig

PICTURE SPECIAL: Search for ancient Caithness tower continues with new archaeological dig

PICTURE SPECIAL: Search for ancient Caithness tower continues with new archaeological dig

22 April 2024

The archaeological dig at Sarclet for the remains of a 15th-century stronghold called Thurster Tower has started up again this year.


War trail shows how Wick area became ‘formidable fortress’

War trail shows how Wick area became ‘formidable fortress’

War trail shows how Wick area became ‘formidable fortress’

22 April 2024

The new World War II heritage trail shows how Wick was transformed from “a sleepy little town” into having a key role in the fight against the Nazis.


Youngest member gets bowling season under way at Lybster

Youngest member gets bowling season under way at Lybster

Youngest member gets bowling season under way at Lybster

22 April 2024

A well-attended opening day at Lybster Bowling Club began with the presentation of the first jack to the club’s youngest member, Mhairi Kirk.


Parkinson’s group bowled over by support from Thurso club

Parkinson’s group bowled over by support from Thurso club

Parkinson’s group bowled over by support from Thurso club

22 April 2024

Bowling club members in Thurso have raised hundreds of pounds to help people with Parkinson’s in Caithness.


RAF pilot says Caithness trail ‘will inform next generation of wartime sacrifices’

RAF pilot says Caithness trail ‘will inform next generation of wartime sacrifices’

RAF pilot says Caithness trail ‘will inform next generation of wartime sacrifices’

22 April 2024

A Royal Air Force pilot has praised Caithness At War for raising awareness of the sacrifices that were made during the conflict of 1939 to 1945.


John O’Groats Trail: Loth Burn bridge plans backed by mystery donor

John O’Groats Trail: Loth Burn bridge plans backed by mystery donor

John O’Groats Trail: Loth Burn bridge plans backed by mystery donor

22 April 2024

A mystery donor is helping to build bridges in the north of Scotland after pledging thousands of pounds to a Caithness trail group.


Council celebrates World Earth Day with tree planting in Wick and Thurso

Council celebrates World Earth Day with tree planting in Wick and Thurso

Council celebrates World Earth Day with tree planting in Wick and Thurso

22 April 2024

Highland Council has been working to improve biodiversity in Caithness by embarking on ambitious tree-planting projects in Wick and Thurso.


Wick club members enjoy trip to Lybster garden

Wick club members enjoy trip to Lybster garden

Wick club members enjoy trip to Lybster garden

22 April 2024

Members of Wick and District Gardening Club visited Christine Mackay’s garden in Lybster and were amazed at the variety of daffodils in bloom.


Liam opens St Fergus season using specially designed bowling wheelchair

Liam opens St Fergus season using specially designed bowling wheelchair

Liam opens St Fergus season using specially designed bowling wheelchair

22 April 2024

The 2024 competition season at St Fergus Bowling Club in Wick was opened by Liam Larnach, who threw the first jack on Saturday afternoon.


Swarclett group in ‘mutiny’ claim over Caithness energy projects

Swarclett group in ‘mutiny’ claim over Caithness energy projects

Swarclett group in ‘mutiny’ claim over Caithness energy projects

22 April 2024

Wind farm objectors have claimed that if Caithness was a ship the crew would be plotting a mutiny because of the number of renewable energy schemes.


ScotRail to pedal abandoned bikes to cycling charity

ScotRail to pedal abandoned bikes to cycling charity

ScotRail to pedal abandoned bikes to cycling charity

21 April 2024

Abandoned bikes across the rail network are to be given a new life, as ScotRail introduces a policy that will see unclaimed bikes renewed or recycled.


Heritage trail launch is ‘just the first step’ for Caithness At War project

Heritage trail launch is ‘just the first step’ for Caithness At War project

Heritage trail launch is ‘just the first step’ for Caithness At War project

21 April 2024

The launch of a World War II heritage trail has been described as “just the first step” in commemorating the county’s role in the conflict.


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