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Aggressive scammer leaves Wick widow distraught

Aggressive scammer leaves Wick widow distraught

Aggressive scammer leaves Wick widow distraught

05 March 2020

An elderly Wick woman was left distressed and angry after falling prey to an aggressive phone scammer.


Coronavirus-fuelled slump in air passengers leaves Flybe's future in doubt

Coronavirus-fuelled slump in air passengers leaves Flybe's future in doubt

Coronavirus-fuelled slump in air passengers leaves Flybe's future in doubt

04 March 2020

CORONAVIRUS could kill off troubled airline Flybe, after a slump in bookings left its future in doubt - according to reports.


Agencies in north preparing for coronavirus outbreak, says Caithness councillor

Agencies in north preparing for coronavirus outbreak, says Caithness councillor

Agencies in north preparing for coronavirus outbreak, says Caithness councillor

03 March 2020

A Caithness councillor has said the coronavirus "could be a very big challenge" in the north.


Coronavirus concerns affecting local travel agency business

Coronavirus concerns affecting local travel agency business

Coronavirus concerns affecting local travel agency business

28 February 2020

Caithness holidaymakers enjoying a bit of winter sun in Tenerife, via the local travel agency, are not among those undergoing quarantine in a hotel.


Call by north MSP for 'radical action' after 40 per cent increase in type 2 diabetes

Call by north MSP for 'radical action' after 40 per cent increase in type 2 diabetes

Call by north MSP for 'radical action' after 40 per cent increase in type 2 diabetes

27 February 2020

A Highland MSP has called for "radical action" after the number of people with type 2 diabetes increased by 40 per cent in Scotland in a decade.


Tesco store in Wick opens upgraded facility

Tesco store in Wick opens upgraded facility

Tesco store in Wick opens upgraded facility

26 February 2020

A Wick supermarket has won praise from a local disability group for its upgraded toilet and changing room.


Health secretary's visit seen as snub by Caithness campaign group

Health secretary's visit seen as snub by Caithness campaign group

Health secretary's visit seen as snub by Caithness campaign group

13 February 2020

Local health campaigners have been left feeling snubbed over a visit to Caithness General Hospital by Scotland's health secretary.


Disabled toilet team flush with funds

Disabled toilet team flush with funds

Disabled toilet team flush with funds

03 February 2020

A disability group that aims to improve accessible toilet provision in Caithness is flushed with new funding success.


Sturgeon has 'complete disregard' for health challenges in Highlands, claims north MSP

Sturgeon has 'complete disregard' for health challenges in Highlands, claims north MSP

Sturgeon has 'complete disregard' for health challenges in Highlands, claims north MSP

30 January 2020

Nicola Sturgeon has shown "a complete disregard for the healthcare challenges in the Highlands", according to Conservative MSP Edward Mountain.


Wick features in 'most deprived' statistics

Wick features in 'most deprived' statistics

Wick features in 'most deprived' statistics

30 January 2020

Parts of Wick have been highlighted within a new report on the most deprived communities in Scotland.


New health boss has to get to grips with bullying cases and financial problems, says MSP

New health boss has to get to grips with bullying cases and financial problems, says MSP

New health boss has to get to grips with bullying cases and financial problems, says MSP

29 January 2020

The new Highland health boss has to get to grips with the bullying cases and deal with a difficult financial situation, according to a north MSP.


New Highland health boss has 'a mountain to climb', says Fernie

New Highland health boss has 'a mountain to climb', says Fernie

New Highland health boss has 'a mountain to climb', says Fernie

28 January 2020

The new chief executive of NHS Highland will have "a mountain to climb", according to Bill Fernie, chairman of Caithness Health Action Team.


Natalie goes medieval vegan with tasty dish

Natalie goes medieval vegan with tasty dish

Natalie goes medieval vegan with tasty dish

28 January 2020

Model and Highland Peta representative Natalie Oag cooked up a medieval vegan recipe at Whaligoe Steps Café and Restaurant to promote Veganuary.


Sepsis cases in Highlands almost double in three years

Sepsis cases in Highlands almost double in three years

Sepsis cases in Highlands almost double in three years

15 January 2020

The number of cases of sepsis – a potentially life-threatening blood infection – has almost doubled in the Highlands in the past three years.


World first for Caithness General Hospital after pioneering work

World first for Caithness General Hospital after pioneering work

World first for Caithness General Hospital after pioneering work

08 January 2020

Pioneering work undertaken at Caithness General Hospital has resulted in it becoming the first in the world to gain a prestigious international award.


Caithness mum fights for allergy legislation

Caithness mum fights for allergy legislation

Caithness mum fights for allergy legislation

06 January 2020

A Latheronwheel mum is petitioning the Scottish Parliament to make an allergy care policy statutory for every school and nursery.


Caithness backing for flying medical team proposal

Caithness backing for flying medical team proposal

Caithness backing for flying medical team proposal

01 January 2020

The prospect of a medical team flying to Caithness to deal with maternity emergencies has been welcomed by local health campaigners.


Caithness health action group in call for an end to locum system

Caithness health action group in call for an end to locum system

Caithness health action group in call for an end to locum system

19 December 2019

A call has been made to end the practice of covering health staff shortages with locums after the costs to NHS Highland were highlighted.


Hospital gifts presented by League of Friends

Hospital gifts presented by League of Friends

Hospital gifts presented by League of Friends

18 December 2019

The League of Friends of Caithness General Hospital has handed over its annual Christmas gifts to the hospital's various departments.


Happy art day at Thurso care home

Happy art day at Thurso care home

Happy art day at Thurso care home

04 December 2019

A special one-day art show at Pentland View Care Home in Thurso proved popular with residents, staff, friends and relatives.


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