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NICKY MARR: We may have Nessie, but we lack confidence, ambition, and infrastructure

NICKY MARR: We may have Nessie, but we lack confidence, ambition, and infrastructure

NICKY MARR: We may have Nessie, but we lack confidence, ambition, and infrastructure

24 April 2024

I love living here. But I implore our national and regional leaders to travel. And watch and notice what others do better and bring that home.


Scrabster to Stromness ferry operator NorthLink sets Gold standard for green award

Scrabster to Stromness ferry operator NorthLink sets Gold standard for green award

Scrabster to Stromness ferry operator NorthLink sets Gold standard for green award

24 April 2024

NorthLink Ferries has become the first ferry operator to achieve Gold standard in an environmental awards programme.


Moray West wind farm blades ‘bigger than Wembley pitch’ installed off Caithness coast

Moray West wind farm blades ‘bigger than Wembley pitch’ installed off Caithness coast

Moray West wind farm blades ‘bigger than Wembley pitch’ installed off Caithness coast

24 April 2024

Wind turbine blades longer than the Wembley Stadium pitch have begun to be put in place as part of an offshore wind farm off the Caithness coast.


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: Mobile units can help detect bowel cancer in Caithness and other rural areas

24 April 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Edward Mountain


Scottish Water plans improvements after Caithness MP blasts ‘disgusting’ sewage discharges

Scottish Water plans improvements after Caithness MP blasts ‘disgusting’ sewage discharges

Scottish Water plans improvements after Caithness MP blasts ‘disgusting’ sewage discharges

23 April 2024

Scottish Water has plans to improve its infrastructure and install an additional 1000 monitors at discharge locations.


ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

ARIANE BURGESS: Green voice is essential despite Scottish Government setback on 2030 net zero targets

23 April 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Ariane Burgess


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.


THE WAY I SEE IT: Scottish Government dropped the ball on climate change - here’s what must happen now

THE WAY I SEE IT: Scottish Government dropped the ball on climate change - here’s what must happen now

THE WAY I SEE IT: Scottish Government dropped the ball on climate change - here’s what must happen now

22 April 2024

David Green has some inside knowledge on climate policy and heard the alarm bells ringing many years ago.


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.


Business Comment: Small firms must be heard on efforts to control waste

Business Comment: Small firms must be heard on efforts to control waste

Business Comment: Small firms must be heard on efforts to control waste

20 April 2024

As evidence for climate change grows, so governments are introducing measures to reduce carbon footprints and ensure that we meet net zero targets.


Caithness writer and photographer in line for top journalism awards

Caithness writer and photographer in line for top journalism awards

Caithness writer and photographer in line for top journalism awards

19 April 2024

The John O’Groat Journal and Caithness Courier will be well represented at this year’s Scottish Press Awards with two shortlisted entries.


Dementia advice sessions planned for Thurso

Dementia advice sessions planned for Thurso

Dementia advice sessions planned for Thurso

18 April 2024

Alzheimer Scotland is pushing forward with special sessions in Thurso for those living with memory loss in Caithness and their carers.


MAREE TODD: Reaction to hate crime bill is stoking division

MAREE TODD: Reaction to hate crime bill is stoking division

MAREE TODD: Reaction to hate crime bill is stoking division

17 April 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Maree Todd


Caithness At War: Attack on U-boat that earned VC for Canadian airman David Hornell

Caithness At War: Attack on U-boat that earned VC for Canadian airman David Hornell

Caithness At War: Attack on U-boat that earned VC for Canadian airman David Hornell

16 April 2024

The story of Flt Lt David Hornell VC, as told on one of the 46 panels in the Caithness At War heritage trail to be launched in Wick on Saturday.


Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

Sewage dumped in Highlands 1500 times last year

16 April 2024

Sewage was dumped in the Highland area almost 1500 times last year – a figure described as "disgusting" by far north MP Jamie Stone.


Online hate crimes decrease in second week after new law, say Police Scotland

Online hate crimes decrease in second week after new law, say Police Scotland

Online hate crimes decrease in second week after new law, say Police Scotland

16 April 2024

Police Scotland says that online hate crime reports have dropped significantly in the second week after the introduction of a new law.


Former shop in Wick condemned as ‘damn disgrace’ and eyesore

Former shop in Wick condemned as ‘damn disgrace’ and eyesore

Former shop in Wick condemned as ‘damn disgrace’ and eyesore

16 April 2024

A former shop in Wick was described as a ‘damn disgrace’ and eyesore for locals and tourists, at a meeting of the town’s community council.


NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

13 April 2024

Walking, cycling or gardening is good for our health - but we may need to be cautious about a sudden increase in activity, says our columnist.


YOUR VIEWS: SSEN respond to planning success and frustration at public transport

YOUR VIEWS: SSEN respond to planning success and frustration at public transport

YOUR VIEWS: SSEN respond to planning success and frustration at public transport

13 April 2024

This week’s letters include a response to claims over SSEN Transmission’s planning record, as well as concerns after a series of train cancellations


‘Nine years and nothing has changed – you’re still putting your life, and your child’s, at risk’

‘Nine years and nothing has changed – you’re still putting your life, and your child’s, at risk’

‘Nine years and nothing has changed – you’re still putting your life, and your child’s, at risk’

12 April 2024

A mum-of-three from Thurso says women in Caithness face a nightmare to have their baby, as she told of her “uncontrollable anxiety attacks”.


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