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PICTURES: Thurso care home residents enjoy birthday visit to John O’Groats

PICTURES: Thurso care home residents enjoy birthday visit to John O’Groats

PICTURES: Thurso care home residents enjoy birthday visit to John O’Groats

11 May 2024

Residents at a Thurso care home enjoyed a nostalgic day out when they ventured along the coast to make the most of good weather at John O’Groats.


PICTURES: Stunning display of the Northern Lights as captured by our readers across the Highlands

PICTURES: Stunning display of the Northern Lights as captured by our readers across the Highlands

PICTURES: Stunning display of the Northern Lights as captured by our readers across the Highlands

11 May 2024

Aurora hunters were in force last night after the intense solar activity resulted in an incredible northern lights display.


Armadale residents celebrate as wind farm bid is withdrawn

Armadale residents celebrate as wind farm bid is withdrawn

Armadale residents celebrate as wind farm bid is withdrawn

11 May 2024

Anti-wind farm campaigners are celebrating after the scrapping of plans to develop a nine-turbine scheme on the north Sutherland coast.


New kit handed over to Halkirk under-14 footballers

New kit handed over to Halkirk under-14 footballers

New kit handed over to Halkirk under-14 footballers

11 May 2024

Halkirk’s under-14 footballers have received a new set of strips sponsored by local firm J&G Sutherland.


Castletown is seeing positive changes to village, says community council chairman

Castletown is seeing positive changes to village, says community council chairman

Castletown is seeing positive changes to village, says community council chairman

11 May 2024

The past year has “seen a few changes” in the Castletown area, the chairman of the community council has said.


Caithness crafters ‘devastated’ by ‘irresponsible’ Facebook post

Caithness crafters ‘devastated’ by ‘irresponsible’ Facebook post

Caithness crafters ‘devastated’ by ‘irresponsible’ Facebook post

10 May 2024

Caithness crafters are said to be in uproar after a social media post suggested Trading Standards would be doing heavy-handed spot checks on stalls.


Brakes to be pulled on east Caithness mobile post office service

Brakes to be pulled on east Caithness mobile post office service

Brakes to be pulled on east Caithness mobile post office service

10 May 2024

The loss of the “vital” Wick mobile post office, which is to stop running later this month, will impact on rural areas and be “sorely missed”.


Community councillors call for tidy-up at High Street site

Community councillors call for tidy-up at High Street site

Community councillors call for tidy-up at High Street site

10 May 2024

Community councillors are requesting a tidy-up at an unsightly piece of land in Wick town centre where an eyesore building was demolished in 2020.


Tackling child poverty and driving economic growth in Caithness is SNP’s ‘top priority’, says Todd

Tackling child poverty and driving economic growth in Caithness is SNP’s ‘top priority’, says Todd

Tackling child poverty and driving economic growth in Caithness is SNP’s ‘top priority’, says Todd

09 May 2024

Maree Todd MSP says that this SNP government will prioritise eradicating child poverty and driving economic growth in the region.


£100m investment plan for Thurso schools gets go-ahead

£100m investment plan for Thurso schools gets go-ahead

£100m investment plan for Thurso schools gets go-ahead

09 May 2024

An investment plan that aims to raise £2 billion for major investments across the Highlands including a new Thurso High School has been approved.


Anna from Wick is a dancing champ just like her mum in 1998

Anna from Wick is a dancing champ just like her mum in 1998

Anna from Wick is a dancing champ just like her mum in 1998

09 May 2024

A young girl from Wick has followed in her mum’s footsteps by winning a major accolade for her dancing skills


Hopes of funding package as Wick sports pitch is ‘deteriorating fast’

Hopes of funding package as Wick sports pitch is ‘deteriorating fast’

Hopes of funding package as Wick sports pitch is ‘deteriorating fast’

09 May 2024

Community councillors have heard there are tentative hopes that funding can be found to improve the all-weather sports pitch behind Wick High School.


‘Amazing’ number of Caithness residents unaware of looming bin changes

‘Amazing’ number of Caithness residents unaware of looming bin changes

‘Amazing’ number of Caithness residents unaware of looming bin changes

08 May 2024

Many householders in Caithness remain unaware of the major changes to bin collections that will take effect this autumn, according to Allan Bruce.


Venture North’s Talking Tourism webinars attract record numbers

Venture North’s Talking Tourism webinars attract record numbers

Venture North’s Talking Tourism webinars attract record numbers

08 May 2024

Record numbers from Caithness and Sutherland took part in the 2023/24 Talking Tourism webinar series, with seven sessions from September to April.


Wick town centre lanes project ‘not really what we wanted’

Wick town centre lanes project ‘not really what we wanted’

Wick town centre lanes project ‘not really what we wanted’

08 May 2024

Community councillors have admitted that a project aimed at improving lanes in Wick town centre was “not really what we wanted or what we expected”.


Local talk on old Watten Mill at village hall soon

Local talk on old Watten Mill at village hall soon

Local talk on old Watten Mill at village hall soon

08 May 2024

Caithness Family History Society’s next talk is about old Watten Mill and the family that operated it over many years.


Caithness rhythmic gymnasts put on dynamic display at Gymfest

Caithness rhythmic gymnasts put on dynamic display at Gymfest

Caithness rhythmic gymnasts put on dynamic display at Gymfest

08 May 2024

A group of rhythmic gymnasts from Caithness gave a dynamic performance as part of Scottish Gymfest weekend at Ravenscraig sports centre.


Rodents sighted in ‘eyesore’ former shop in Wick town centre

Rodents sighted in ‘eyesore’ former shop in Wick town centre

Rodents sighted in ‘eyesore’ former shop in Wick town centre

07 May 2024

Concern over the unsightly clutter in a disused shop in Wick town centre has intensified after a sighting of rodents in the premises.


Record turnout for Mackays’ Golf Challenge at Wick

Record turnout for Mackays’ Golf Challenge at Wick

Record turnout for Mackays’ Golf Challenge at Wick

07 May 2024

Thirty-one golfers took part in the Mackays’ Golf Challenge, an annual gathering of family and friends in Wick which is now in its 20th year.


Wick clean-up organiser praises ‘amazing’ efforts by over 150 volunteers

Wick clean-up organiser praises ‘amazing’ efforts by over 150 volunteers

Wick clean-up organiser praises ‘amazing’ efforts by over 150 volunteers

07 May 2024

More than 150 volunteers took part in a series of clean-up events in and around Wick, filling almost 250 black backs with rubbish.


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