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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.


Loch Ness and the Cairngorms among top 5 most Instagrammable spots in Scotland

Loch Ness and the Cairngorms among top 5 most Instagrammable spots in Scotland

Loch Ness and the Cairngorms among top 5 most Instagrammable spots in Scotland

24 April 2024

Two Highland scenic locations were listed among the most Instagrammable tourist destination in the country according to a new survey.


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.


‘Fantastic day’ for Castle View teams in Pony Club national quiz

‘Fantastic day’ for Castle View teams in Pony Club national quiz

‘Fantastic day’ for Castle View teams in Pony Club national quiz

23 April 2024

Four teams from Ashleigh Campbell’s Castle View Stables at Wick competed in the final of the Pony Club’s national quiz in Sheffield at the weekend.


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


Blaze in Thurso brought under control by fire services

Blaze in Thurso brought under control by fire services

Blaze in Thurso brought under control by fire services

19 April 2024

Thurso Community Fire Station was called out last night (April 18) to the tower blocks around Stainland Street to deal with a house fire.


Mystery postbox found in ‘middle of nowhere’ on Caithness moors

Mystery postbox found in ‘middle of nowhere’ on Caithness moors

Mystery postbox found in ‘middle of nowhere’ on Caithness moors

18 April 2024

Who would want a postbox situated on a barren patch of Caithness moorland with no nearby home connected with it?


Winners in Wick at new dancing school competition

Winners in Wick at new dancing school competition

Winners in Wick at new dancing school competition

16 April 2024

The Vikki Mackay School of Dance held its first competition in Wick with over 100 dancers taking part from all over Scotland.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Lifeboats, dogs and cats benefit thanks to generosity of Caithness Model Club

PICTURE SPECIAL: Lifeboats, dogs and cats benefit thanks to generosity of Caithness Model Club

PICTURE SPECIAL: Lifeboats, dogs and cats benefit thanks to generosity of Caithness Model Club

15 April 2024

Local charities benefitted to the tune of £2000 thanks to the popular Caithness Model Club show in Wick.


Watten earth’s going on! Road sign prankster strikes again

Watten earth’s going on! Road sign prankster strikes again

Watten earth’s going on! Road sign prankster strikes again

15 April 2024

Travellers on the A882 heading into Watten from the west may think they’ve taken a wrong turn thanks to the efforts of a prankster.


PICTURES: Caithness community’s youngster enjoy Easter fun during holidays

PICTURES: Caithness community’s youngster enjoy Easter fun during holidays

PICTURES: Caithness community’s youngster enjoy Easter fun during holidays

14 April 2024

Community groups and a local business helped ensure youngsters were able to enjoy some Easter un over the school holidays.


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


Caithness youngsters to take part in Boys Brigade 140th anniversary celebrations

Caithness youngsters to take part in Boys Brigade 140th anniversary celebrations

Caithness youngsters to take part in Boys Brigade 140th anniversary celebrations

13 April 2024

Caithness is set to take part in a major event to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Boys' Brigade.


Afternoon tea for Reiss Gardening Club after AGM

Afternoon tea for Reiss Gardening Club after AGM

Afternoon tea for Reiss Gardening Club after AGM

13 April 2024

Members of Reiss Gardening Club held their annual general meeting in Reiss hall, and after business had been completed they enjoyed afternoon tea.


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


Warmest day of the year for Wick area

Warmest day of the year for Wick area

Warmest day of the year for Wick area

11 April 2024

The Wick area has been enjoying its warmest day of the year so far with temperatures potentially climbing as high as 18 degrees Celsius.


Castle of Mey to feature in this weekend’s episode of Royal Kitchen Gardens

Castle of Mey to feature in this weekend’s episode of Royal Kitchen Gardens

Castle of Mey to feature in this weekend’s episode of Royal Kitchen Gardens

10 April 2024

The Castle of Mey’s gardens are to feature on the small screen this weekend as Raymond Blanc’s Royal Kitchen Gardens visits Caithness.


Anna is this year’s Wick gala queen

Anna is this year’s Wick gala queen

Anna is this year’s Wick gala queen

10 April 2024

Wick’s gala queen for 2024 is Anna Durrand, and her attendants are Lena Forbes and Mia Gunn.


New Caithness Music Festival trophy to honour dance band maestro Eann Nicolson

New Caithness Music Festival trophy to honour dance band maestro Eann Nicolson

New Caithness Music Festival trophy to honour dance band maestro Eann Nicolson

09 April 2024

A Wick musician has put up a trophy at this year’s county music festival in memory of his accordion mentor and dance band maestro Eann Nicolson.


Artworks in lanes ‘will stand as a lasting testament’ to Wick heritage

Artworks in lanes ‘will stand as a lasting testament’ to Wick heritage

Artworks in lanes ‘will stand as a lasting testament’ to Wick heritage

08 April 2024

Reaction has been mixed over the new artworks in Wick lanes, but the charity behind the project says the materials will take on a “distinctive look”.


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