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Tough choice for far north judges in Highland Shortbread Showdown

Tough choice for far north judges in Highland Shortbread Showdown

Tough choice for far north judges in Highland Shortbread Showdown

22 February 2024

Two entrants, with three shortbreads between them, have qualified from Caithness and Sutherland for the 2024 Highland Shortbread Showdown final.


Temporary 40mph speed restriction at Latheron and Causewaymire

Temporary 40mph speed restriction at Latheron and Causewaymire

Temporary 40mph speed restriction at Latheron and Causewaymire

22 February 2024

It was announced this week that there will be a temporary road restriction on the A9/A99 at Latheron and along the Causewaymire road.


Whisky enthusiasts raise £1150 for Caithness Talking Newspapers

Whisky enthusiasts raise £1150 for Caithness Talking Newspapers

Whisky enthusiasts raise £1150 for Caithness Talking Newspapers

21 February 2024

A malt whisky tasting event in Wick has supported a free service that allows people with sight loss in Caithness to keep up to date with local news.


WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mould-riddled Thurso house – 'No one should live in these conditions,' says local MP

WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mould-riddled Thurso house – 'No one should live in these conditions,' says local MP

WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mould-riddled Thurso house – 'No one should live in these conditions,' says local MP

20 February 2024

A disabled Thurso man, who breathes with an oxygen cylinder, is pleads with the council to be decanted from his mouldy home before it 'kills' him.


A lighthouse festival of fun – Celebrating 100 years of Duncansby Head Lighthouse

A lighthouse festival of fun – Celebrating 100 years of Duncansby Head Lighthouse

A lighthouse festival of fun – Celebrating 100 years of Duncansby Head Lighthouse

19 February 2024

Lyth Arts Centre is teaming up with the John O’Groats Book Festival to celebrate 100 years of Duncansby Head Lighthouse.


Pudding night on the menu for Wick Scout Group

Pudding night on the menu for Wick Scout Group

Pudding night on the menu for Wick Scout Group

18 February 2024

1st Wick Scout Group will be holding a pudding night on Tuesday, March 12, offering a chance to enjoy soup – and puddings – with friends and family.


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

17 February 2024

Poetic windfall for auctioneer, tenants to blame for damp and MacKenzies take over hotel.


Bakers set for far north heat of Highland Shortbread Showdown

Bakers set for far north heat of Highland Shortbread Showdown

Bakers set for far north heat of Highland Shortbread Showdown

14 February 2024

Five keen bakers are in the mix for next week's Caithness and Sutherland regional heat of the 2024 Highland Shortbread Showdown taking place in Wick.


Rubbish bloomers left Thurso woman exposed!

Rubbish bloomers left Thurso woman exposed!

Rubbish bloomers left Thurso woman exposed!

14 February 2024

Thurso's Heritage by a Thirsa Loon


Thrumster couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary with royal approval

Thrumster couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary with royal approval

Thrumster couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary with royal approval

13 February 2024

George and Sheena Heppel from Thrumster celebrated 60 years of married life together and received a card from the King and Queen.


Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

Pet crematorium planned for Caithness

13 February 2024

Plans have been put forward to Highland Council for a pet crematorium facility to be sited near Wick.


'Best turnout ever' for Valentine dance held by Caithness branch of Enable

'Best turnout ever' for Valentine dance held by Caithness branch of Enable

'Best turnout ever' for Valentine dance held by Caithness branch of Enable

12 February 2024

Eighty-five members, helpers and carers attended the annual Valentine buffet dance held by the Caithness branch of Enable at the RBL club in Thurso.


PICTURES: Prize bingo at Thurso's Miller Academy raises £670 towards school trip

PICTURES: Prize bingo at Thurso's Miller Academy raises £670 towards school trip

PICTURES: Prize bingo at Thurso's Miller Academy raises £670 towards school trip

12 February 2024

SEE THE PICTURES! Almost 150 people attended a prize bingo event at Miller Academy to help raise funds towards a special school trip.


Mount Pleasant pupils celebrate Scottish culture in style

Mount Pleasant pupils celebrate Scottish culture in style

Mount Pleasant pupils celebrate Scottish culture in style

12 February 2024

Children at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Thurso enjoyed a celebration of all things Scottish when they marked the 265th birthday of Robert Burns.


Thurso artist meets Queen Camilla for unveiling of poignant sculpture

Thurso artist meets Queen Camilla for unveiling of poignant sculpture

Thurso artist meets Queen Camilla for unveiling of poignant sculpture

12 February 2024

Shelagh Swanson from Thurso said she felt honoured to have met Queen Camilla at Aberdeen Art Gallery during the unveiling of her sculpture.


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

10 February 2024

Overcome by gas, teacher recruitment to continue and work on controversial mobile mast.


Watten pastry queen picks up major awards at international event

Watten pastry queen picks up major awards at international event

Watten pastry queen picks up major awards at international event

09 February 2024

Alanna Taylor from Watten won two awards this week after competing in the prestigious IKA Culinary Olympics against international opponents.


Thurso pupils make a song and dance of celebrating Scots culture

Thurso pupils make a song and dance of celebrating Scots culture

Thurso pupils make a song and dance of celebrating Scots culture

09 February 2024

Miller Academy Primary School was awash with tartan to mark Burns Day when a delicious traditional Burns Day lunch of haggis and sausages was enjoyed.


Mum's ashes taken to Wick in Vegimite jar – an Australian's last tribute for WWII veteran

Mum's ashes taken to Wick in Vegimite jar – an Australian's last tribute for WWII veteran

Mum's ashes taken to Wick in Vegimite jar – an Australian's last tribute for WWII veteran

06 February 2024

An Australian man repatriated his mother's remains to Wick and recently named his yacht after her home street of Willowbank.


STONE'S SCOOP: Anas Sarwar shares his 'secret space' at Holyrood

STONE'S SCOOP: Anas Sarwar shares his 'secret space' at Holyrood

STONE'S SCOOP: Anas Sarwar shares his 'secret space' at Holyrood

03 February 2024

Far north MP Jamie Stone speaks to the Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar about Holyrood and Westminster, his inspirations and how he blows off steam


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