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More materials to be accepted at council recycling centres

More materials to be accepted at council recycling centres

More materials to be accepted at council recycling centres

23 July 2020

Highland Council announced today that additional materials will be accepted at many of its household waste recycling centres.


Good hair day at Wick salon as restrictions are eased

Good hair day at Wick salon as restrictions are eased

Good hair day at Wick salon as restrictions are eased

16 July 2020

The lockdown locks grown over the last few months can now be cut after hairdressing salons and other businesses were allowed to reopen on Wednesday.


Recommendations made as NHS Highland completes investigation into Covid samples on A9

Recommendations made as NHS Highland completes investigation into Covid samples on A9

Recommendations made as NHS Highland completes investigation into Covid samples on A9

16 July 2020

The internal investigation into why Covid-19 samples being transported from Caithness to Inverness were found on the A9 near Tain has been completed.


Scott buys a Scott after 23-mile trek to Wick

Scott buys a Scott after 23-mile trek to Wick

Scott buys a Scott after 23-mile trek to Wick

14 July 2020

A Thurso businessman walked 23 miles to pick up an original artwork which he donated along with the money it cost to Caithness General Hospital.


Walk and cycle plan for Thurso long overdue, says councillor

Walk and cycle plan for Thurso long overdue, says councillor

Walk and cycle plan for Thurso long overdue, says councillor

12 July 2020

Councillor Karl Rosie thinks that the active travel master plan for Thurso is long overdue after a similar plan from 10 years ago had been shelved.


Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes charity 'not involved' in A9 medical bag incident

Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes charity 'not involved' in A9 medical bag incident

Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes charity 'not involved' in A9 medical bag incident

10 July 2020

Motorcycle charity Highlands and Islands Blood Bikes insists it was not transporting a medical bag containing Covid test samples found beside the A9.


NHS Highland to change how it transports Covid specimen bags after A9 incident

NHS Highland to change how it transports Covid specimen bags after A9 incident

NHS Highland to change how it transports Covid specimen bags after A9 incident

10 July 2020

NHS Highland insists coronavirus test samples found lying besides the A9 posed no risk – but has changed the way it will transport them in future.


NHS Highland gives assurance over hospital equipment

NHS Highland gives assurance over hospital equipment

NHS Highland gives assurance over hospital equipment

09 July 2020

An assurance has been given by NHS Highland that equipment purchased for use in Caithness has not been transferred to Raigmore.


Discovery of Covid samples on A9 'absolutely appalling' and 'a major embarrassment'

Discovery of Covid samples on A9 'absolutely appalling' and 'a major embarrassment'

Discovery of Covid samples on A9 'absolutely appalling' and 'a major embarrassment'

09 July 2020

The discovery of Covid-19 test samples on the A9 was described today as "absolutely appalling" and "a major embarrassment for NHS Highland".


Gail Ross to set up mental health task force in Caithness

Gail Ross to set up mental health task force in Caithness

Gail Ross to set up mental health task force in Caithness

09 July 2020

Gail Ross has called for organisations and public agencies to join her in forming a task force to look into the provision of mental health services.


Plea for better mental health services amid suicide fears

Plea for better mental health services amid suicide fears

Plea for better mental health services amid suicide fears

09 July 2020

Wick man Steven Szyfelbain has galvanised the Caithness community into entering into an online debate on mental health provision in the far north.


Ian's 2020 vision of lockdown days

Ian's 2020 vision of lockdown days

Ian's 2020 vision of lockdown days

07 July 2020

A Wick specialist in eye care shared his experiences of life during the lockdown and the emergencies he's had to deal with.


One new recorded case of coronavirus in NHS Highland area

One new recorded case of coronavirus in NHS Highland area

One new recorded case of coronavirus in NHS Highland area

05 July 2020

There has been one additional confirmed case of coronavirus in the NHS Highland area in the past 24 hours, new figures have shown.


New website promotes outdoors as a route to better health

New website promotes outdoors as a route to better health

New website promotes outdoors as a route to better health

05 July 2020

A new website promoting outdoor activities, spaces and initiatives has been launched by the Highland Green Health Partnership.


NHS Highland staff raise funds in virtual challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats

NHS Highland staff raise funds in virtual challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats

NHS Highland staff raise funds in virtual challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats

04 July 2020

Sixteen staff members from NHS Highland have raised more than £2300 for charity after travelling the equivalent of Land’s End to John O’Groats.


Cancer screening services could take 12 weeks to restart

Cancer screening services could take 12 weeks to restart

Cancer screening services could take 12 weeks to restart

26 June 2020

Highland MSP David Stewart has been told that cancer screening services could take 12 weeks to restart prior to a decision to reopen the service.


New Caithness mental health service starts up

New Caithness mental health service starts up

New Caithness mental health service starts up

24 June 2020

A young Lybster woman has created a new mental health resource for Caithness residents.


Parent council chairman welcomes school reopening plans

Parent council chairman welcomes school reopening plans

Parent council chairman welcomes school reopening plans

24 June 2020

A virtual meeting of Wick High School Parent Council highlighted issues with the plans to reopen the school fully on August 12


Highland MSP presses Sturgeon over 'unviable' coronavirus tests

Highland MSP presses Sturgeon over 'unviable' coronavirus tests

Highland MSP presses Sturgeon over 'unviable' coronavirus tests

17 June 2020

Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has quizzed Nicola Sturgeon about coronavirus tests becoming “unviable” due to late collections in remote areas.


North MSP demands action over health inequalities

North MSP demands action over health inequalities

North MSP demands action over health inequalities

17 June 2020

David Stewart MSP says it is “a disgrace” that those in deprived communities are twice as likely to die with Covid-19 than those in wealthy areas.


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