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The story of a wheelbarrow-pushing Victorian celebrity who travelled through Caithness

The story of a wheelbarrow-pushing Victorian celebrity who travelled through Caithness

The story of a wheelbarrow-pushing Victorian celebrity who travelled through Caithness

26 February 2024

A new podcast helps shed light on an enigmatic photograph from around 1905 showing an elderly man in Wick's town centre with a wheelbarrow.


New girl in town Scarlett Ruby is ready to wow Wick audiences

New girl in town Scarlett Ruby is ready to wow Wick audiences

New girl in town Scarlett Ruby is ready to wow Wick audiences

26 February 2024

Drag queen Miss Scarlett Ruby posed for some pictures at Wick harbour and says she is preparing to strut the stage at local venues.


Three-day festival to mark 100 years of Duncansby Head lighthouse

Three-day festival to mark 100 years of Duncansby Head lighthouse

Three-day festival to mark 100 years of Duncansby Head lighthouse

25 February 2024

More details have been announced about a weekend of celebrations marking the centenary of Duncansby Head lighthouse, which will run from March 15-17.


Population decline at heart of staffing issues in Caithness and Sutherland

Population decline at heart of staffing issues in Caithness and Sutherland

Population decline at heart of staffing issues in Caithness and Sutherland

24 February 2024

Business Focus by David Richardson


Electricity shock for Wick resident but Groat helps resolve issue – 'The power of the press is still strong'

Electricity shock for Wick resident but Groat helps resolve issue – 'The power of the press is still strong'

Electricity shock for Wick resident but Groat helps resolve issue – 'The power of the press is still strong'

23 February 2024

A Wick householder talked about the 'shocking' issue she faced after receiving huge energy bills and thanked the paper for helping resolve it.


Nobel Prize winner's CT legacy 'still evident to this day'

Nobel Prize winner's CT legacy 'still evident to this day'

Nobel Prize winner's CT legacy 'still evident to this day'

23 February 2024

The legacy of a Nobel Prize winner who came from a Wick family "remains evident to this day" – exactly a century after he was born.


The 'modest genius' from a Caithness family who became a Nobel Prize winner

The 'modest genius' from a Caithness family who became a Nobel Prize winner

The 'modest genius' from a Caithness family who became a Nobel Prize winner

23 February 2024

Today is the centenary of the birth of Allan MacLeod Cormack, co-winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for developing CT scanning.


Parliament tarnished by 'squalid manoeuvring' during vote on Gaza ceasefire, says Stone

Parliament tarnished by 'squalid manoeuvring' during vote on Gaza ceasefire, says Stone

Parliament tarnished by 'squalid manoeuvring' during vote on Gaza ceasefire, says Stone

22 February 2024

Far north MP hits out after unprecedented scenes in the House of Commons


NICKY MARR: Selling up – for the right reasons

NICKY MARR: Selling up – for the right reasons

NICKY MARR: Selling up – for the right reasons

21 February 2024

The housing crisis here – as in other parts of Scotland – is well documented.


WATCH: Noisy nightmare over for Watten residents as dodgy manhole cover replaced

WATCH: Noisy nightmare over for Watten residents as dodgy manhole cover replaced

WATCH: Noisy nightmare over for Watten residents as dodgy manhole cover replaced

21 February 2024

The cause of many sleepless nights in Watten was resolved today when the rattling cover over a sewer pipe on the A882 was replaced.


MAREE TODD: Caithness voices heard on healthcare and electricity grid

MAREE TODD: Caithness voices heard on healthcare and electricity grid

MAREE TODD: Caithness voices heard on healthcare and electricity grid

21 February 2024

Holyrood Notebook by Maree Todd


Find out which north charities will benefit from Highland Cross cash in 2024

Find out which north charities will benefit from Highland Cross cash in 2024

Find out which north charities will benefit from Highland Cross cash in 2024

19 February 2024

Four Highland charities are set to receive new vehicles to help their community efforts thanks to a unique event that is marking its 40th anniversary.


The Book of Wild Flowers – The perfect countryside and armchair companion to the wild flowers of the British Isles

The Book of Wild Flowers – The perfect countryside and armchair companion to the wild flowers of the British Isles

The Book of Wild Flowers – The perfect countryside and armchair companion to the wild flowers of the British Isles

17 February 2024

Artist Angie Lewin and author Christopher Stocks have collaborated on The Book of Wild Flowers, a celebration of British wild flowers


NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

14 February 2024

Comparing the opportunities that a tiny 28-pupil school can provide with what can be offered in a city school, isn’t comparing like with like.


ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

ARIANE BURGESS: 'The future of our local food system depends' skilled growers

13 February 2024

The Greens MSP says 'I am actively advocating for the establishment of a dedicated degree-level course in horticulture and business skills.'


WATCH: Was it snowing in Wick on Saturday? Just foam and boulders pounding Wick harbour

WATCH: Was it snowing in Wick on Saturday? Just foam and boulders pounding Wick harbour

WATCH: Was it snowing in Wick on Saturday? Just foam and boulders pounding Wick harbour

12 February 2024

Parts of Wick harbour appeared like a winter wonderland on Saturday but it was more of a 'foamscape' than a snowscape as these videos show.


Ex-detective's book will take 'in-depth' look at Duke of Kent air crash in Caithness

Ex-detective's book will take 'in-depth' look at Duke of Kent air crash in Caithness

Ex-detective's book will take 'in-depth' look at Duke of Kent air crash in Caithness

11 February 2024

Michael Morgan will be visiting Dunbeath on March 13 and is keen to meet anyone who has 'anything of interest' relating to the crash at Eagle's Rock.


The Real Mackay: When dad set out to conquer the cold and dark

The Real Mackay: When dad set out to conquer the cold and dark

The Real Mackay: When dad set out to conquer the cold and dark

10 February 2024

Dad liked the winter. But for all the wrong reasons. Loving winter and being a newsagent wasn’t exactly compatible.


Cold spell will be short-lived, says Wick weather watcher

Cold spell will be short-lived, says Wick weather watcher

Cold spell will be short-lived, says Wick weather watcher

08 February 2024

With the current wintry conditions and Wick having its coldest night of the year, a local weather pundit says that temperatures will soon rise.


Holyrood Notebook: Transparency key to building trust in our politicians

Holyrood Notebook: Transparency key to building trust in our politicians

Holyrood Notebook: Transparency key to building trust in our politicians

07 February 2024

This month has been a stormy one on the weather front but also in the world of politics.


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