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Organisers say health and wellbeing festival in Wick will offer ‘a nice mix’

Organisers say health and wellbeing festival in Wick will offer ‘a nice mix’

Organisers say health and wellbeing festival in Wick will offer ‘a nice mix’

30 April 2024

Healthcare campaigners are preparing for a wellbeing festival in Wick next month that will feature around 40 exhibitors as well as guest speakers.


£124,787 for each of the three new assistant chief executives at Highland Council

£124,787 for each of the three new assistant chief executives at Highland Council

£124,787 for each of the three new assistant chief executives at Highland Council

30 April 2024

The annual salaries for newly appointed Highland Council assistant chief executives has been revealed - each earning £124,787.


Wick drama club visits Caithness archive

Wick drama club visits Caithness archive

Wick drama club visits Caithness archive

30 April 2024

A Wick-based amateur dramatic group paid a visit to the local archives near the town’s airport on April 10.


Historic dance cup discovered and handed over to Wick museum

Historic dance cup discovered and handed over to Wick museum

Historic dance cup discovered and handed over to Wick museum

30 April 2024

Wick Players drama group gifted a historic Highland Dancing Cup, dating back over 50 years, to the local community.


Over 80 pieces of vintage clothing donated by drama group to Wick museum

Over 80 pieces of vintage clothing donated by drama group to Wick museum

Over 80 pieces of vintage clothing donated by drama group to Wick museum

30 April 2024

Local drama group, Wick Players, says it is 'putting community centre stage’ and has donated 81 items of vintage clothing to Wick Heritage Museum.


New historic details revealed on the lives of Caithness cave dwellers

New historic details revealed on the lives of Caithness cave dwellers

New historic details revealed on the lives of Caithness cave dwellers

30 April 2024

An academic study of the historic cave dwellers of Caithness reveals little-known details of the people who called these inhospitable places home.


Sewers learn skills at workshops

Sewers learn skills at workshops

Sewers learn skills at workshops

29 April 2024

Craft from the Croft Caithness, has been running workshops for beginners and lapsed sewers with the aim of getting people into sewing.


Plans for new mode of transport in the Highlands take step forward

Plans for new mode of transport in the Highlands take step forward

Plans for new mode of transport in the Highlands take step forward

29 April 2024

Plans for a new mode of transport in the Highlands have taken another step forward.


Halkirk District Bowling Club awards handed over

Halkirk District Bowling Club awards handed over

Halkirk District Bowling Club awards handed over

29 April 2024

Halkirk District Bowling Club’s annual presentation of awards took place in the Ross Institute in the village on Saturday.


PICTURES: Volunteers bring delight to Thurso pupils at spring reading sessions

PICTURES: Volunteers bring delight to Thurso pupils at spring reading sessions

PICTURES: Volunteers bring delight to Thurso pupils at spring reading sessions

28 April 2024

Miller Academy Primary was an extra busy school on two recent Wednesdays, due to 60 family members volunteering to read to the children.


Highland public asked to help shape transport vision for next 20 years

Highland public asked to help shape transport vision for next 20 years

Highland public asked to help shape transport vision for next 20 years

28 April 2024

Members of the public can have their say on a 20-year vision for improved transport in the Highlands and Islands.


Thurso group marks 140 years of the Boys’ Brigade with baton handover

Thurso group marks 140 years of the Boys’ Brigade with baton handover

Thurso group marks 140 years of the Boys’ Brigade with baton handover

28 April 2024

A painting to mark the 140th anniversary of the Boys’ Brigade has been unveiled at Thurso railway station as part of the organisation’s celebrations.


Wick hotel raises funds for Scotland’s air ambulance charity

Wick hotel raises funds for Scotland’s air ambulance charity

Wick hotel raises funds for Scotland’s air ambulance charity

28 April 2024

The Nethercliffe Hotel held a series of fundraising events over March for Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance.


Over 80 Highlanders contribute to art project for Palestinians that is being displayed in Venice

Over 80 Highlanders contribute to art project for Palestinians that is being displayed in Venice

Over 80 Highlanders contribute to art project for Palestinians that is being displayed in Venice

27 April 2024

A Highland art project is among various works featured in an exhibition in Venice dedicated to Palestinians.


New leader for rescue team that covers Caithness

New leader for rescue team that covers Caithness

New leader for rescue team that covers Caithness

27 April 2024

A mountain rescue team that covers Caithness and Sutherland has appointed a new leader.


YOUR VIEWS: Overrun with wind farm applications, a padlocked cemetery and flower power help needed

YOUR VIEWS: Overrun with wind farm applications, a padlocked cemetery and flower power help needed

YOUR VIEWS: Overrun with wind farm applications, a padlocked cemetery and flower power help needed

27 April 2024

Readers have their say on issues affecting Caithness and further afield


Irish band that won Caithness music prize comes to Brora for special night of country music

Irish band that won Caithness music prize comes to Brora for special night of country music

Irish band that won Caithness music prize comes to Brora for special night of country music

27 April 2024

The sounds of Irish country music will fill the air in east Sutherland next month with a special appearance from the award-winning Stephen Smyth Band.


Looking Back: Wick dog poisonings, Dounreay explosion and end of an era for coastal radio

Looking Back: Wick dog poisonings, Dounreay explosion and end of an era for coastal radio

Looking Back: Wick dog poisonings, Dounreay explosion and end of an era for coastal radio

27 April 2024

News from the John O’Groat Journal of yesteryear


Thurso showing for George Gunn film that focuses on Caithness

Thurso showing for George Gunn film that focuses on Caithness

Thurso showing for George Gunn film that focuses on Caithness

27 April 2024

A film about Caithness, its people and landscape is to be screened in Thurso next week.


Wick volunteer is doing his bit to keep war graves looking immaculate

Wick volunteer is doing his bit to keep war graves looking immaculate

Wick volunteer is doing his bit to keep war graves looking immaculate

26 April 2024

A Wick volunteer is playing his part in ensuring the war graves in the town’s cemetery are maintained to the highest possible standard.


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